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The Harvest

Our Period Today “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels” (Matthew 13:39). The text above is part of Jesus’ explanation of the parable of the wheat and tares, which was parable seven of the series recorded in Matthew 13. The Greek word rendered “world” in the common version, quoted above, is aionos, which means “age.” It is so rendered in the RVIC and many other clear translations, []

What Intervenes?

Preparing for the Kingdom “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28). We have come a long way through the harvest, the ending period of the Gospel Age, toward the Kingdom. Brethren living early in the harvest forecast that the time of trouble would arrive at the close of 40 years, which from 1874, would be 1914. There the time of trouble predicted in Daniel 12:1 did []

In the Beginning

Lessons from Less Known Kings of Israel and Judah There are lessons to be learned from the experiences of the kings of Israel, including some of the less well‑known kings. Concerning Less Known Kings presents an overview of the kings of Judah and Israel. King Jeroboam and King Rehoboam reviews the division of the Kingdom of Israel, following the 120 years of the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon. Rehoboam heard both wise counsel and the advice he wanted, but the latter []

Concerning Less Known Kings

A Brief Look at Kings Good and Bad We may learn from both the good and bad things done by the Kings of Judah and Israel. About half the kings of Judah were good at some part of their reigns, while all of the kings of Israel did evil. Among the early kings of Judah, Abijah and Asa began well. They were each attacked by an enemy with superior numbers. However, when they cried unto Jehovah, they became victorious. Yet later Abijah []