Jephthah vs. Ammon

God Uses Whom He Will “For I have opened my mouth to the Lord and I cannot take back my vow” (Judges 11:35 NRSV). by Cecil Nordé Listen to audio  The eighth Judge from Joshua, Jephthah, a Gileadite, arrives at a time in Israel when his people, the half-tribe of Manasseh living in Gilead, were threatened by their southern neighboring enemy, the Ammonites.  The Gileadites became vulnerable because they had not given reverence to God and had not heeded his commandments. Instead, []

Today In Prophecy

North and South Korea End the Korean War Listen to audio  “He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Micah 4:3 ESV). In 1910, Korea was annexed by Imperial Japan.  After the 1945 Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two zones, with []

Joshua vs. Jericho

Jericho, Babylon, and Armageddon “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days” (Hebrews 11:30 RV) by James Parkinson Listen to audio Joshua had been Moses’ attendant and then his appointed successor. Joshua was to lead God’s people into the Promised Land. The fortified city of Jericho was on the route, but Jericho shut its gates against Israel — a hostile act, being unwilling even to sell them food. Jehovah God disclosed the battle plan to []

Gideon and the Midianites

If God Be For Us (Judges 6 to 8) “Jehovah, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon” (Judges 11:27). by Robert Davis Listen to audio  Gideon was a member of the tribe of Manasseh. Apparently given his name (Gidon: feller; that is, a warrior), and the angel initially addressing him as a “mighty man of valor,” he was established as a mighty warrior prior to the deeds recorded in the Bible.  Yet, he appeared timid []