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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (52) – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 12 September 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Chapter 7 – Jerusalem
Introduction
“…But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in safety. Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for His name – there you shall bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and the special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD. And there rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your men- servants and maidservants…” (Deuteronomy 12:10-12). [Photo top right: Jesus is betrayed, faces injustice and is crucified for our sin. Matthew 26:3-4, 26-29, 57-68, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:39-53, 66-71; 23:1-11,33-39, John 13:27,34; 18:1-40, 19:1-37. Contributed by YoMinistry.com].  (more…)

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Rosh Hashanah 2018 /5997 ראש השנה

editor 7 September 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה(Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]). Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on Sunday, 9 September 2018 (1st of Tishrei, 5779). (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (51) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 5 September 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Gospel of the Kingdom (Cont’d)
Still others have understood the Kingdom of God to be essentially an ideal pattern for human society. The Kingdom is not primarily concerned with individual salvation or with the future but with the social problems of the present. Men build the Kingdom of God as they work for the ideal social order and endeavour to solve the problems of poverty, sickness, labour relations, social inequalities and race relationships. The primary task of the Church is to build the Kingdom of God. [Picture top right: Jesus tells three parables about the Kingdom of Heaven using weeds (tares), a mustard seed and yeast as illustrations. Matthew 13:24-43 Contributed by Good News Productions, International].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (50) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 28 August 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Gospel of the Kingdom
The following quotation is taken from what is, in my opinion, a great article by George Eldon Ladd. The writer was a Baptist minister and professor of Biblical Theology and New Testament exegesis at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Ordained in 1933, he pastored in New England from 1936 to 1945, and then served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1942 to 1945. [Picture top right: Jesus tells two parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 13:44-46 Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (49) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 22 August 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

What should the Church do?

  1. Repent for her sins of the past

We should be like Daniel. Personally he had done nothing wrong, and probably was the most pious man on earth during his days. He refused food that a Jew was not supposed to eat, and it could have cost him his life. But he would rather have died than deny the God of Israel and His commandments. He understood on the basis of the prophecies of Jeremiah that the seventy years of the Babylonian Captivity, 600 – 530 BC, were almost over, and that the people of Israel were about to return home to the Promised Land. [Picture top right: Jesus talks with his disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem and future events. Matthew 24:1-35, Mark 13:1-31, Luke 21:5-38 Contributed by Sweet Publishing].  (more…)

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Tisha B’av 5778 (2018)

editor 24 July 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, “the Ninth of Av,”) is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Tisha B’Av is never observed on Shabbat. If the 9th of Av falls on a Saturday, the fast is postponed until the 10th of Av. Tish’a B’Av begins at sundown on Saturday, 21 July 2018 (5778). The day also commemorates other tragedies which occurred on the same day, including the Roman massacre of over 100,000 Jews at Betar in 132 AD. Instituted by the rabbis of 2nd-century Palestine, Tisha B’Av is regarded as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and a day which is destined for tragedy. [Photo top right: Israeli security forces guard while Jews make their way to pray at The Cave of Othniel Ben Knaz, in the West bank city of Hebron on July 22, 2018, during the annual Tisha Bav fasting and mourning day. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90].  (more…)

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A necessary lesson

editor 28 June 2018

By Nadav Shragai.. The Old City of Jerusalem and east Jerusalem, where Britain’s Prince William is set to visit in the coming days are about as much a part of the Palestinian Authority as India is still the British Raj. But this is no matter to the Brits, who continue to cling to the false claim that east Jerusalem is “occupied territory.” The United Kingdom continues to deny not only reality and Israel’s historic and religious right to Jerusalem in its entirety, but the fact that Jerusalem has had a majority Jewish population for the past 150 years. (more…)

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In These Annoying Times, Here’s the One Yiddish Word You Should Know

editor 8 June 2018

By Avi Shafran.. Is anything mutcheh-ing you these days? An opinion column about the U.S. administration’s strategy (the word used here loosely) toward Iran’s government recently appeared in the Orthodox English-language daily Hamodia under the title “Mutcheh-ing the Mullahs.” The columnist (full disclosure: it was I) was challenged by an expert proofreader (full disclosure: she is my wife) to explain the odd Yiddish verb. It is, in fact, a most wondrous one, expressive, memorable, fun to say and full of appropriate invocations in these troubled times, as we are treated to a profusion of mutcheh-ing. (more…)

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An End-of-Days Guide to the Embassy Move

editor 25 May 2018

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.. “And give no rest to Him, Until He establish Yerushalayim And make her renowned on earth.” Isaiah 62:7. On Monday (May 14, 2018), the US Embassy was officially opened in Jerusalem as per the orders of President Donald Trump in what many believe was an integral part of the Messianic process that will culminate in another architectural landmark: the building of the Third Temple. Several prominent rabbis weigh in on what this really means and why it is not simply another short-lived political agenda. [Photo top right: US Pres. Donald Trump and the Temple | Credit: Breaking Israel News]. (more…)

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“We will wipe out Israel”: Hamas Leaders

editor 24 May 2018

By SWC.. On the anniversary of Shavuot, when Jews around the world commemorate the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai — the founding pillar of human civilization — we thought it would be worthwhile to list the Ten Commandments most frequently on the lips of the leaders of Hamas, a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of Israel:

  1. “There is no concession to Jerusalem, no alternative to Palestine, and no solution but to return. This is the Palestinian people taking the initiative for the sake of Jerusalem and the right of return”
    — Ismail Haniyeh, Chairman of Hamas Political Bureau, 2018 
    [Photo top right: Hamas chief Meshaal and senior Hamas leader Haniyeh wave to crowd as they leave rally marking 25th anniversary of founding of Hamas, in Gaza City | Photo credit: Reuters].

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