Joel Chapter Two

Four Waves “That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten” (Joel 1:4). Another prophet contemporary with Isaiah and Micah was the Prophet Joel. He also lived during the time the Assyrian Empire ravaged Israel and afflicted Judah. Joel’s prophecy also takes us in prospect to the deliverance of Israel from Sennacherib, a deliverance in which Israel would not []

“I Have Fought A Good Fight”

The Challenges of Spiritual Maturity “I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (2 Timothy 4:6-8). By Robert Brand The title []

News and Views

Religious A federal bankruptcy judge approved a $121 million reorganization plan for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico, one of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. as it tries to stem financial losses from clergy abuse claims that date back decades. The global priest abuse scandal has plunged dioceses around the world into bankruptcy and has cost the Roman Catholic Church an estimated $3 billion or more. — AP, 12/29/2022 A recent outbreak of attacks in Uganda against []

Today in Prophecy

Rise of the Religious Zionists in Israel “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11). Shortly after Israeli National Security Minister Ben Gvir descended from the Temple Mount in January, he received a letter from the Jewish organization, Returning to the Mountain, asking him to approve a Passover Sacrifice on []

Reverence For God

A Precious Quality “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” (Luke 11:2). — Adapted from an article in the December, 1942 Dawn Magazine Reverence is a “profound respect mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place, or an exalted thing.” This is consistent with the meaning of the various Hebrew and Greek words used in the Bible to describe the proper attitude we should have toward our Heavenly Father. In our opening text the Greek []