Category Archives: Israel and scripture

The promises of God and the apple of His eye. No apologies

Praise comes in many flavors

Future Doctors of medicine. Doctors of law. Clerks. Carpenters. Shop owners. Sheep herders. Tailors. Fathers. Rabbis. Teachers. Scientists. Bellhops. Painters. Photographers. You name it. But here in song, we see a young man and his brethren, no girls mind you. … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities

Allow me to set the table for context before the main event. In a comment of 6 mere words, you will see the ugly fruit of  bias, ignorance, arrogance, willful blindness, pride, and I may add, one of the most … Continue reading

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It’s the heart I tell ya

Train up a child the way he should go.  Okay, you have seen the training, I mean video, a young punk (with apologies to true punks who are mischievous but not devilish) boasting of ‘how to stab a Jew with … Continue reading

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Silence!

Regarding his presence at the UN, Mr. Netanyahu said more in 45 seconds of silence than do other men in a 2 hour lecture.  His silence was pure gold and weighed 7 tons. What mettle, what steely resolve, what a … Continue reading

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Izz real? and un-real.

Certain words roll off the tongue with little or no effort.  ‘Delight’ is far easier to say than ‘anesthetist,’  and ‘isthmus’ wins hands down as being harder to mouth than ‘bumblebee.’ In English, there is one word in particular we … Continue reading

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Esther follow up

To all who have read ‘Esther and the son of my right hand,’ thank you.  The  ‘son’ here of course was Mr. Netanyahu,  as he came to the U.S. amid word wide hostilities. We know the scriptures are crystal clear … Continue reading

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Esther and the son of my right hand

What is puzzling is how anybody could find fault with Israel’s concern about a neighboring country’s  desire to exterminate their people. Who with a straight face could side with Iran? Unfortunately there are many, thus a needed visit to the … Continue reading

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Snow in Jerusalem

A rare snowfall in February 2015.   As the good book said thousands of years ago:   ‘Pray that your flight be not in winter.’  Indeed, the timelessness of God’s word. Always relevant, always true. It’s always a great sight seeing … Continue reading

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The moon of promise

I have always appreciated the moon, that magical night-light in the heavens that is the inspiration for so many things. Moon over Miami, Pink Floyd’s Dark side of the moon, Dracula’s moon, Cher’s Moonstruck, Sarah Brightman’s La Luna, Frank Zappa’s … Continue reading

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If my people…

When we read the oft quoted text from 2 Chronicles:  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and … Continue reading

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Israel and the church

There has long been the teaching, that since the Jews for the most part do not believe, God has changed His mind and given the promises that were once theirs, to a new people, ie, the church. This was prevalent … Continue reading

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The stone marksmen

Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss  -Judges 20. So reads a chronicle of the Jewish wars. Out of 26,000 men, we are told specifically that these men … Continue reading

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A new covenant?

(This is an updated essay on an old teaching. It is becoming increasing popular to avoid or worse yet, to nullify God’s promises to an earthly people. Some have dared to suggest that the United States is the new Israel. … Continue reading

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The kingdom of God – Israel

Hello. I am happy to address your concern as to the kingdom of God promised to the nation of Israel. If our eye is single, the scriptures plainly tell us of God’s unconditional covenant to an earthly people. You will … Continue reading

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Prophecy and character

For the most part, people want to know ‘what’s going to happen,’ primarily in the future. Prophecy as it relates to biblical understanding, is usually looked at from a single point of view,  and as a result, confusion ensues. The … Continue reading

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The donkey

Go ye over against the village, and bring the donkey and its mother, said the Lord Jesus, that the scripture might be fulfilled: ‘Jerusalem, thy King cometh unto thee, meek and having salvation.’ Zechariah spoke of this day, and Zion … Continue reading

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Paul the Jew

Some of you have expressed considerable doubt as to whether Paul the apostle was Jewish, thus we trust you will hear the Word of God with a careful ear. To ask the question: was not Paul a Gentile, suggests simple … Continue reading

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The mark of the beast

The word of God tells us that a remarkable man will arrive on the page of history. He will be a man of unequaled diplomacy and tact. He will appear as head and shoulders above all others, so much so, … Continue reading

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Israeli prisoner swap

(A few years back) 1000 prisoners swapped for 1 Surely you have heard of the trade of over 1000 Palestinian prisoners for one  Israeli. What a masterstroke of tact and diplomacy by a nation and government who  values life. The palestinians got … Continue reading

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Proof of Resurrection?

(A few thoughts) A person asks for ‘proof’ of the resurrection of the Lord; others may say this is foolish, but truth be told, if the heart is sincere, it is not really out of the ordinary to seek earthly … Continue reading

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