In the Beginning
Preparing for the Kingdom We are living in the closing years, not only of the Gospel Age, but of the harvest, or ending period, of the Gospel Age. There is a wide expectation that the Kingdom of God will be established within a generation. In this issue we consider some of the experiences of the harvest, leading to the Kingdom. The first article, How Will Israel Be Delivered, considers the experiences recorded in Isaiah chapters 36-38 that seem prophetic of Israel’s deliverance […]
How Will Israel Be Delivered?
An Approaching Concern “Thus saith Jehovah concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it” (Isaiah 37:33). By David Rice This text is God’s assurance, through the prophet Isaiah, that when Sennacherib, king of Assyria, surrounded Jerusalem, God would deliver Hezekiah and the Israelites so remarkably, that without a counter offensive by Israel, the enemy would be defeated. “For I will defend […]
Good King Jehoshaphat
Three Part Coalition “When they began to sing and to praise, Jehovah set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, whichwere come against Judah; and they were smitten” (2 Chronicles 20:22). Another testimony respecting God’s deliverance of Israel is in 2 Chronicles. In that chapter good king Jehoshaphat faced a coalition of three dire enemies — Ammon, Moab, and Edom (mount Seir). In Revelation 16 there is also a coalition of three forces that gather “the kings of the […]
The Jerusalem Law
1980 “Many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:3). Since 1980, Jerusalem has been essentially annexed by Israel. Evidently, Jerusalem will remain Israel’s hereafter. Something happened in 1980 respecting […]