'Israel' Tagged Posts (Page 8)

'Israel' Tagged Posts (Page 8)

OASIS OR MIRAGE?

You’ve probably seen a few mirages in your day.  Drive down the highway on a hot summer day and sometimes the pavement up ahead looks like a lake – and then keeps melting away as you approach it. It’s just a mirage.  Light bends differently on the hot air near the surface of the road. Look into a glass of water with a pencil in it and the pencil seems to be broken or…

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP?

Famous speeches often become famous because they borrow the language of the Bible or echo the words of prophets, apostles or Christ Himself.   Abraham Lincoln borrowed the words of Christ when giving his famous “House Divided” speech in the days before the Civil War.  Julia Ward Howe borrowed Scriptural imagery when she began “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the…

“SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING”

The Old Testament book of 1 Samuel  tells us that in the lawless days of the Judges, “The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord.” God has great plans for this boy. Samuel will grow to be a prophet in Israel, the first one in a long time.  Samuel will usher in the age of the prophets.  And what will…

PROMISES ABOUT PRAYER

In the 16th chapter of John, Jesus says:  “My Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.” Jesus said such things a good many times.  There is no need to tone these words down, to pare the claws of the Lion of Judah.  Jesus means what He says about asking God and receiving.  He knows we need encouragement, for we pray too little and fail to trust Him when we do…

THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

President Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall years ago and intoned a dramatic summons:  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  Few expected that what Winston Churchill called “the iron curtain” would come down so soon.  It was such an imposing barrier for so many years.  It would almost take a miracle. But the Berlin Wall was nothing compared to the barrier of sin which…