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Ezekiel 33:11

I have this Question. How would you explain Ezekiel 33:11: “As I live, saith the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turneth from his way and live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel.” This Scripture […]

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Today many think that the State of Israel is the fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy, but keep in mind that, Abraham never possessed the land, not even enough ‘’to set his foot on’’ (Acts 7:5). The patriarchs inherited the heavenly Canaan (Heb. 11:16), of which the earthly is but a type. Hebrews 3:19 teaches that the Israelites […]

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What Was It Like?

What was it like for Israel to be saved out of Egypt and brought through the Red Sea? The question can come to our minds as we read this amazing and glorious story. Here were thousands of people—grandfathers and grandmothers, parents and children, brothers and sisters and babies. They stood before the Red Sea with […]

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Israel Also Tempted

Considering Israel and her battles with the temptations of music can help to reassure us in our battles against the devil in resisting worldly music. The past examples of temptations were put there not so we can say that it’s o.k. for us to fall into sin, but to encourage us in our battles, so […]

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Israel’s Glorious History of Music

Since the historians pick up where the tribe of Israel began, that too is what I would like to consider in this article. I thought that it was quite amazing that Israel had the earliest traces of music according to the worldly historians. It makes you wonder how people can then doubt the beginnings of […]

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Seek Him that Made Orion

“Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion…The LORD is His Name” (Amos 5:8). Everything was going well for Israel. The people were building houses of hewn stone and planting vineyards in their fields. The armies were winning battle after battle under the leadership of King Jeroboam II. Although the nation had suffered under […]

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God’s Controversy with Israel (1)

I.  The Charges Made in God’s Controversy with Israel A.  The vicious and the profane everywhere (1,2) B.  Ignorance and forgetfulness of God (6) C.  Priests wicked and avid in iniquity (8) D.  Drunkenness and whoredom (11,14,18) E.  Activity in the occult – divination and witchcraft (12) F.  Bribery of rulers (18) II.  The Consequences […]

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Deborah

Under a palm tree between the cities of Ramah and Bethel, in the hill country of Ephraim was a tent. A tent to which the children of Israel came to be judged. The person to whom they came was Deborah, a woman whom God chose to be prophetess and judge over His people. Many times […]

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Our Wonderful Heavenly Guide

When the Israelites left Egypt for Ca­naan, a difficult and treacherous journey lay ahead of them. Many hardships and temptations faced them as they travelled their long way, during which time God led them in the form of a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. Yet, even though […]

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Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath, are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.” Deut. 33:27 The text quoted above is part of the blessing bestowed on Israel by Moses just prior to the latter’s death. Taken as a whole, the text […]

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Light In Darkness

The night was cold and chill Enveloped in darkness was the hill Where lowly shepherds tired and worn Guarded their sheep until the morn Should break; and send its light To take away the shades of night   Sad and forlorn was Israel’s plight O’er whelmed by sin’s dark dismal night Sin laden souls weary […]

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Ruth’s Beautiful Confession

“And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: where thou diest I will die, and there will I be buried: the Lord […]

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Build the Wall!

The merciless sun of Palestine beats down; weariness past groaning; sweat, fouled bodies; thirst; heads pounding with fatigue, hunger, tension; the chalk dry taste of unslackening fear; desperately aching muscles; sword clumsy in one hand, tools or lift ropes cumbersome in the other as the heavy stones are inched into place-slowly, so exasperatingly slowly.  The […]

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The Fulness of Time

The expression, “fulness of time,” is Scriptural. We read in Gal. 4:4: “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” We must be on our guard against an erroneous conception of this expression. The pagan world, then, is pictured as groping […]

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Was Naaman the Syrian Saved?

Question: Was Naaman the Syrian captain saved or not? What is your opinion about this? Answer:    Let us get the details of this incident before us. II Kings 5:1-18. Naaman was commander-in-chief of the king’s army. By the dispensation of the Lord’s providence he had gained the victory over the enemy of his people. In […]

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Nothing But Leaves

Leaves, leaves, and more leaves. . .That is what we find at present in nature round about us. Every Fall, about this time of the year, regardless where we go, on sidewalk and lawn, in the city and on the farm, it seems we find nothing but Leaves. There is something sad about that, I […]

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A Big Day in the Life of Young Israel The day that this heading of an editorial referred to was March 9, and the importance of that day was in the fact that thousands of trained volunteers entered into the Jewish homes of United States to sell bond: for Israel. In 1951 the Jewish people […]

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Ahira, Prince of Naphtali

Ahira, Prince of Naphtali, written by Ella M. Noller, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. “For the land whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: But […]

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Israel ….

Israel …. It always strikes me as very strange when I read of the nation of Israel. Some time ago I called your attention to the struggle of the Jews to gain a homeland and to organize a nation. Now it is an accomplished fact. The Jews were well organized and gained surpris­ing victories. They […]

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Judges – Ruth

OUTLINE XXVIII (Judges 20:1-7) “A Cancer in Israel” Introduction:  “The words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times,” Ps. 12:6.  We had better get this text before our minds at once before we approach the shocking and so-called “unrefined” matters with which this scripture deals. […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XXV (Judges 17:1-6) “MICAH’S HOUSE OF GODS” Introduction:  The events recorded in this and subsequent chapters of this book form a conclusion to the entire book.  The events are all glimpses into the life of a nation concerning which is said:  “In those days there was no king in Israel” and consequently, “everyone did […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XVIII (Judges 10:10-16) “Cry Unto Your Gods” Introduction: The first part of this chapter tells us three things: 1. Vss. 1-5, forty-five years of rest and prosperity under two judges.  Vs. 4 is a pastoral scene, one of prosperity and quiet.  2. Vs. 6, that, partly as abuse of this period, partly as result […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XIV (Judges 8:22-27) “Gideon Refuses the Crown” Introduction: Gideon had shown himself a powerful man: you may read about that also in Judges 8:1-22.  He not only pursued the Midianites, tracking them down into their very dens, until the last one was subdued, but he slew also princes and kings.  He spoke wise words […]

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Judges

Introduction:  The Book of Judges treats the early history of the Church in Canaan.  Judges are not kings, e.g. Gideon was Judge but he refused to be king, saying, the Lord rule over you (Jud. 8:23).  Judges are captains, and heads of the people (Jud. 11:6, 9).  Through them God feeds His people (I Chron. […]

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