2018-January/February

In the Beginning

Approach to the Kingdom Listen to audio  This issue marks the 100th year of publication, much longer than brethren then anticipated when this journal began. The Harvest is now approaching 144 years in duration, and evidently, it will continue a generation further. Our “Approach to the Kingdom” is the theme of this issue. The first article, “Resolutions,” sets the tone for our best wishes for the new year, an optimistic opportunity to set new goals and resolutions for the 12 months ahead, and beyond, for our spiritual development. The second []

Resolutions

Thoughts for the New Year “Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun … if a man live many years … rejoice in them all” (Ecclesiastes 11:7,8). by Keith Klepin Listen to audio  At the beginning of the year, many within this world will wipe their slate clean and start fresh. They look to the new year with new hopes, new dreams, new aspirations, and a new beginning. They will take the time to scrutinize their lives and []

Trouble in the Harvest

Seven Plagues “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels, having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God” (Revelation 15:1). by Tom Ruggirello Listen to audio  In the Chart of the Ages, the harvest of the Gospel Age is the transition between the kingdoms of this world and the kingdom of God. We are living in that period, so naturally, we wish to know when the kingdom will take full effect. []

The Exodus Plagues

Contemporary Judgments “Our fathers … were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea. … Now, these things happened unto them by way of example [type]; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come” (1 Corinthians 10:1-2, 11 ASV). by James Parkinson Listen to audio  Moses came to Egypt and Pharaoh with a message: “Let my people go!” (Exodus 7:16). It took ten plagues on Egypt to let Jehovah’s people go. []

News and Views

Religious Listen to audio  Muslim extremists have been randomly killing Christians in Nigeria. In Zanwrua village, 62-year-old Agado Aura recounted how he and his wife narrowly escaped death. “Our people have been attacked by Muslim Fulani herdsmen who are collaborating with armed terrorists to invade our communities. These attacks are being carried out daily. Every blessed day we witness the invasion, killing of our people, and the destruction of their houses.” The attacks on 13 Christian communities in the north-central state also []