The Battle of Ai

Learn from Failure “Get thee up; wherefore art thou thus fallen upon they face?” (Joshua 7:10 ASV). by Brad Sweeney The lessons that happened to Israel during the Battle of Ai (Joshua chapters 7 and 8) were written also for the instruction of the Gospel Age Church. These lessons will also apply to all mankind as they walk up “the highway of holiness” during Christ’s thousand-year Mediatorial Kingdom. The capture and destruction of the fortress city of Jericho gave the Israelites their []

Deborah and Jael Prevail Over Three Canaanite Goddesses

Goddesses No Match for Women of God “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation”(Jeremiah 10:10). by Rick Evans The LORD is the only true, living God. No matter which gods are worshiped by mankind, none will ever defeat Jehovah. He will pass judgment on these gods. Understanding this explains what happened with Deborah, Barak, and []

Gideon’s Victory

When Fewer is More “Whosoever is fearful and trembling, let him return and depart early from Mount Gilead”(Judges 7:3 ASV). by Ken Allison During the time of the Judges, the people of Israel would, at various times, forget their covenant relationship with Jehovah God, instead of seeking after strange gods. He would then turn them over to the hands of their enemies until they would cry out to Him because of their oppression. Jehovah would then raise up a deliverer to deliver []

News and Views

Religious Catholic missions are struggling amid dwindling vocations and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by the Vatican. The number of priests and ordained leaders has dropped significantly, especially in Europe and America due mainly to fewer men entering the priesthood. The total number of priests in the world decreased to 414,065 in 2018. The diminishing number of clergy coincides with an increase in the global population. As of December 2018, the report shows, there are 1,328,993,000 Catholics in the world. []

Today in Prophecy

The Decline of Faith and Morality “We are a temple of the living God … Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith theLord, and touch no unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:16-17. All scripturesfrom the Revised Version Improved and Corrected). What is the connection between belief in God and morality? And how important are God and prayer in people’s lives? Pew Research Center posed these questions in 2019 to 38,426 people in 34 countries, []