Table of Contents -November/December 2015

2015-Nov-Dec Front cover1. In the Beginning

The Apostle Paul indicates that our spiritual senses are an important part of our Christian walk and sanctification. (Heb. 5:14) This issue of the Herald proposes that we have five distinct spriitual senses.…read more
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2. Our Spiritual Senses

“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:11-14).read more…

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3. Sight

“And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking” (Mark 8:24).
Growing up in the 1970s there was an LP Record Album in my parents’ small record collection that I especially liked to listen to, “The Gospel Road Soundtrack.” At the time, the name Johnny Cash did not mean anything to me, but the song, “I See Men as Trees Walking,” had a profound effect on my perception of the story of Jesus healing a blind man.read more…
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4. Hearing

Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (John 8:43,47).read more…
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5. News and Views

Few countries treat religion in the same neutral way found in the United States. Even among liberal democracies, governments often play favorites by giving support to some religions and restricting minority religions. As a result, only one-in-five people around the globe live in a country that treats all religions equally. This statistic is based on work by Jonathan Fox from Bar Ilan University. His Religion and State Project has combed through constitutions around the world, taking note of the scores of ways that governments support or restrict religion. — RNS, 7/22/2015 read more..
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6. Today in Prophecy

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Proverbs 29:2).
Some 4.1 million Syrians have now fled their homeland, according to the United Nations, victims of more than four years of civil war in their homeland. This is the latest war to redistribute people from ravaged countries. read more..
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7. Smell

“The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, ‘I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of men’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done’ ” (Genesis 8:21, NASB).read more..
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8. Touch

“You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments,
listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him” (Deuteronomy 13:4 NAS).
How do we cling to God? Moses gave us a clue when he admonished the Israelites. He told them to follow Him, to fear Him, to keep His commandments, to listen to His voice and to serve Him. With these instructions, Moses implored the Israelites to develop an unbreakable mental connection with God. He told them to cling to Him, to reach out and touch God with their minds. read more..
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9. Taste

“O taste and see that the LORD is good, Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him” (Psalm 34:8).
Imagine holding a freshly rinsed strawberry in your hands.  Notice how plump and juicy it is and its deep red color. You see a bead of water running slowly down its side. You hold it closer to your lips and take a bite. Instantly the rush of flavor and sweetness envelops your palate and compels you to take a second bite, and a third, until it is all gone! read more..
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10. Back Cover

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