Nahum

Jan/Feb 2016 The Desolation of Nineveh “And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness” (Zephaniah 2:13). Listen to Audio:  Nahum is the seventh of the twelve minor prophets. One way to remember his place in the sequence is to divide the twelve minor prophets into two “stacks” of six (like the two stacks of shewbread in the holy). The last book in each stack, Micah and Malachi, both begin with the []

Haggai

Jan/Feb 2016 Completing the Temple “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:9).1 Listen to Audio:  Haggai is a book of two chapters, written in the second year of Darius Hystaspes, ruler of the Persian Empire, in 520 BC. The Israelites that returned to Jerusalem in the first year of Cyrus, eighteen years earlier, began building the Temple in the year after their return. However, opposed by the enemies of Israel, the work had languished. Ezra 4:24 explains, []

The Fifth Commandment

Jan/Feb 2016 Malachi, Respecting Our Heavenly Father “A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts” (Malachi 1:6). Listen to Audio:  As Christians, we are not under the Mosaic Law, but under grace. However, there are important lessons contained in the 10 Commandments. There are special lessons in commandments four and five. Eight of the ten contain the  phrase: “Thou shalt not.” []

In the Beginning

Our Spiritual Senses The Apostle Paul indicates that our spiritual senses are an important part of our Christian walk and sanctification.  (Hebrews 5:14). However, he does not provide any further detail or even name them for us. Traditionally, we think of our spiritual senses in only vague and general terms, without specifics. This issue of the Herald proposes that we have five distinct spiritual senses. Furthermore, it proposes that the words of God, Jesus, the Apostles, and the Prophets name our spiritual senses through metaphors. Our expectation in dedicating an entire issue to []