Closeness “You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him” (Deuteronomy 13:4 NAS). Matt Kerry  How do we cling to God? Moses gave us a clue when he admonished the Israelites. He told them to follow Him, to fear Him, to keep His commandments, to listen to His voice and to serve Him. With these instructions, Moses implored the Israelites to develop an unbreakable mental connection with God. He told them to []

In the Beginning -The Apple of God’s Eye

The Apple of God’s Eye In the Beginning The rebirth of Israel has been one of the great hope-inspiring events of our times. It is evidence that God not only keeps His promises, but that the establishment of His Kingdom is very near. “The Apple of His Eye” traces the scriptural accounts using this phrase, describing God’s special love and care for Israel. But God’s favor was lost for a time as Israel endured her 1845 years of punishment. Since that time, []

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 []