The Apple of His Eye

2015 Sept/Oct A Watchful Eye Through Many Troubles “For Jehovah’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He compassed him about, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of his eye” (Deuteronomy 32:9,10, ASV). This phrase, “apple (pupil) of His eye” is found a number of times in the Scriptures. It is an endearing phrase used by God to describe His love []

Rebirth of a Nation

2015-September/October A Modern Day Miracle “I will surely restore my people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them. They will plant vineyards and drink the wine from them. They will plant gardens and eat the fruit from them. I will plant the people of Israel in their own land, never again to be torn out of their land that I gave them,” says the LORD your God” (Amos 9:14,15, International Standard Version). As the end of Israel’s period of []

Israel’s Contributions to the World

2015-September/October Potential for Blessing Israel’s Contributions to the World Today “I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee … and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). Through technology, environmental innovations, medical discoveries and humanitarian aid, Israel has made outstanding contributions to the world today. Though many do not yet have the necessary faith in Christ to be able to extend Kingdom blessings, they are being prepared for such a privilege under the Kingdom of Christ. The []

Today in Prophecy

2015-September/October   Shift in World Demographics “For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall be the coming (parousia, presence) of the Son of man” (Matthew 24:38, 39 ASV). According to most recent world population projections, the number of people populating our planet increases by 145 each []

News and Views- Current Events

2015-September/October  Religious Religion has a robust following among China’s younger generation despite the country’s rule by the officially atheist Communist Party. Islam has the largest proportion of young followers, with 22.4 percent of those queried for the annual China Reli­gion Survey, which was conducted by the National Survey Research Center at Beijing’s Renmin Uni­versity. Catholicism was the second-most-practiced religion among those under 30. Unsurprisingly, re­ligions traditionally practiced by Chinese like Bud­dhism and Taosim, still remained popular among religious worshippers at least 60 []