Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

 

Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (44) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 19 July 2018

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

The Kingdom is coming
History has shown repeatedly what happens when people try to establish the kingdom on their own. ‘Liberty, equality, fraternity’ was the slogan of the French Revolution, but it ended in rivers of blood and the revolution devoured her own children. The communist revolution, advocated by Karl Marx, was supposed to lead inevitably to a utopian classless society. The upshot was tens of millions of casualties in Russia and China, and a totally impoverished and disintegrating society. Hitler intended to build a Third Reich, creating a kingdom of peace. [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 | Credit: Contributed by Good News Productions, International].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (43) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 17 July 2018

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

Heavenly dimensions
Acts 1:3: “…After His suffering, He presented Himself to them [the disciples] and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the Kingdom of God. On one occasion, while He was eating with them, He gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’ Then they gathered around Him and asked Him, ‘Lord, are You at this time going to restore the Kingdom to Israel?’…” [Picture top right: After many appearances to His disciples over 40 days, Jesus ascends to heaven. Acts 1:1-14 | Credit: Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (42) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 12 July 2018

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

The Resurrection of the Body
Something extraordinary happened at the Resurrection of Jesus: He rose through the grave cloths, leaving them behind still intact, but as an empty ‘cocoon’. The stone was not removed to let Him out, but to let us in. If grave cloths cannot stop you, neither can a stone. And later He appeared to His disciples and stood in their midst although the door of the room was closed, and then He was gone again. [Photo top right: The disciples are in a room with the door locked when Jesus appears to them. Luke 24:36-49, John 20:19-23 | Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (41) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 10 July 2018

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

Preparing for the Coming of the Lord
Calabria in Italy is a wonderful place of mountains, villages, seashore and magnificent sunsets. The heat of this southern part of Italy is considerable during the daytime, but there are cooling breezes at night. As in the whole of Italy, Roman Catholicism is visibly pres- ent everywhere through churches, crucifixes along the roads and statues of the Madonna. But on the high cliffs of Maratea there is another statue, that of Christ Risen. [Photo top right: The resurrection of Jesus and the empty tomb. Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-47, John 20:1-29 | Contributed by LUMO project]. (more…)

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Israeli Startups Fostering Biblical Values

editor 6 July 2018

By Eliana Rudee.. “So is the word that issues from My mouth: It does not come back to Me unfulfilled, But performs what I purpose, Achieves what I sent it to do.” Isaiah 55:11. According to Start Up Nation’s two authors, Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Israel – a young country of 7.1 million people, surrounded by enemies and in a constant state of war since its founding and lacking important natural resources – has produced more start-up companies per capita than any other country. They attribute this economic growth and innovation largely to two factors: mandatory military service and immigration. [Photo top right: Colorful umbrellas with “dancing feet” hang at the plaza outside the Suzanne Dellal center, in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, as part of an art installation. June 06, 2018 | Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (40) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 5 July 2018

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

Hatred against the Jews
It is basically demonic powers that fuel the hatred for the Jews, using people for their own ends. But those who persecute the Jews still carry responsibility for their evil deeds, and cannot excuse themselves by blaming the Devil or the grip of demonic powers! The Devil is the great enemy of God and humanity, and in the Bible is called the ‘murderer from the beginning’, ‘the father of all lies’, who directs his hatred of God onto the people of God. (more…)

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3,000-Year-Old Head Depicts Biblical King – But Which King Is it?

editor 13 June 2018

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.. “[Yoav’s men] came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah; they threw up a siegemound against the city and it stood against the rampart. All the troops with Yoav were engaged in battering the wall.” II Samuel 20:15. A recently revealed archaeological find may allow modern day people to see what a Biblical king looked like but a mystery still remains: which Biblical king is he? [Photo top right: Glass head of mystery king (Photo from Facebook Tel Abel Beth Maacah)].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (26) – Chapter 4 – God’s Love and Covenants with Israel

editor 17 May 2018

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

Everlasting Covenants
The Covenants are to be taken literally as contracts between two parties. These Covenants are eternal, everlasting agreements with Israel that will therefore exist ‘forever’. God cannot change His mind halfway about them. All these Covenants are covered by a solemn oath, which the Lord Almighty swore by His own Name at the making of these Covenants with Israel. [Photo top right: God’s everlasting Covenants with Israel | Credit Menucha Shuchatowitz – Flickr].  (more…)

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Secularism And Religion: The Onslaught Against The West’s Moral Codes

editor 30 March 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. It has become the orthodoxy in the West that freedom, human rights and reason all derive from secularism and that the greatest threat to all these good things is religion. I want to suggest that the opposite is true. In the service of this orthodoxy, the West is undermining and destroying the very values which it holds most dear as the defining characteristics of a civilised society. War is being waged against Western culture from within which is in essence a war against Christianity and its moral origins in the Hebrew Bible. (more…)

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Pesach / פסח Passover 5778 (2018)

editor 28 March 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Passover (Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Pesach (Passover) 5778 (2018) begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays. Pesach begins at sundown on Friday, 30 March, 2018. (more…)

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