2015-July/August

A Heritage to His People Israel

Israel’s Original Inheritance “To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance” (Psalms 105:11). (All scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible unless otherwise noted.) Ernie Kuenzli Listen to audio: As descendants of Abraham, Israel expected to inherit the promises given by God to Abraham. To a large extent, that was true. To Jacob, God repeated two portions of the Abrahamic covenant. These would become Jacob and Israel’s inheritance. First, God would give them the []

Called to Glory and Service

The Church’s Inheritance “Jesus said to them, I assure you that anyone who leaves home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the Kingdom of God will receive much more in this present age and eternal life in the age to come” (Luke 18:29-30, Today’s English Version). Tom Gilbert All people who identify themselves as Christians have at least a partial knowledge of and faith in God’s plan of salvation. Relatively few, however, have a deep understanding []

They Are My People

Israel’s Future Inheritance “For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more” (Jeremiah 31:34, NASB). (Scriptural passages are taken from the Revised Standard Version.) Jeff Earl Listen to audio:  After the long period of Israel’s disfavor, the earliest signs of God’s return of favor began in 1878 with the establishment of the settlement of Petah Tikvah. This revealed the end of God’s “double for all her sins” punishment of Israel (Isaiah 40:2). This regathering of the Jews []

Today in Prophecy

Iran and the Middle East “For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, and those who hate You have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against Your people, and conspire together against Your treasured ones. They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more” (Psalm 83:2-4 NASB). Listen to audio:  The Persian Empire was founded by Cyrus the Great, the king who was used by Jehovah God to return the Jewish []

Granted By Means of a Promise

Abraham’s Inheritance “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8, NASB). Kome Ajise Listen to audio: In ancient times, an inheritance was very important. For example, Abraham’s wife, Sarah, demanded that Hagar and her young child be sent away because Sarah was concerned about who would inherit Abraham’s wealth. Genesis 25:5 states that even after taking []