In The Wilderness

The Gospel Age “Your fathers … proved me, and saw my works forty years” (Hebrews 3:9). by David Rice The forty years Israel wandered in the wilderness represents the Gospel Age wandering of Spiritual Israel as we approach the Kingdom. This period is covered by four books in the Old Testament — Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Exodus records the events of the first year, climaxing with the construction of the Tabernacle on the first day of the year following the Exodus. []

In the Beginning

The Miracle of Israel This issue celebrates the 72nd anniversary of re-establishing the Nation of Israel. It considers Ezekiel 37, the vision of the valley of dry bones. The articles follow this prophecy through seven stages, a framework forall scriptures about the restoration of Israel. This issue includes a 25-inch foldout insert, a timeline of markers in the restoration of Israel. On its back is a beautiful poem by HayyimNahman N. Bialik (1891), helpful in reinvigorating Jewish yearnings for the Promised Land. []

Parable of the Fig Tree

A Primary Sign “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:32,33). by David Rice The metaphor that Jesus draws for us in these words is about the approach of the Kingdom. When Matthew records that Jesus said “it is near,” Jesus meant that the Kingdom []

The Word of the LORD to the Bones

Stirring of the Bones “Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD” (Ezekiel 37:4). by Todd Alexander The prophecy to the bones is the first of seven events on the timeline of thisprophecy. It is the moment that begins the restoration of Israel, one of the most dramatic events of the closing of the Gospel Age. The seven stages of the “valley of dry bones” prophecy are: []