Signs of the times – “Returning to the land”

It has recently been announced by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics that the country’s population now exceeds nine million. As of March this year the number of Jews had reached 6,697,000, or 74.2% of the population, with 1,890,000 (20.9%) who are Arab, and 434,000 (4.8%) who belong to other religious or ethnic groups. The Times… Read More Signs of the times – “Returning to the land”

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Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7)

Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7) How inspiring are the Psalms we read this morning. Psalm 115 starts: “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory …” God’s name, that is, his reputation for all he has done, beginning with… Read More Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7)

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Signs of the times – “Israel’s security”

As we embark on a new year, by God’s grace, security remains a pressing issue for Israelis. At a recent visit to Jerusalem by US officials, headed by the National Security Adviser John Bolton, one matter discussed was the forthcoming “US withdrawal from Syria and the implications for Israel, particularly on the Golan Heights. ‘The… Read More Signs of the times – “Israel’s security”

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Today’s thought “They flattered … they lied” (February 14)

Today’s thought “They flattered … they lied” (February 14) Scanning our eyes through today’s reading of Psalm 78, our attention was arrested by the many references to God’s people Israel that – they did this, and they did that. I counted twenty-seven times the word “they” occurred! The word ‘they” was used in reference to… Read More Today’s thought “They flattered … they lied” (February 14)

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Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings

The fulfilment of Bible prophecy can be a powerful faith builder. To witness events come to pass that were prophesied thousands of years ago in the Bible, renews our confidence in the sure Word of God. Therefore let us examine all the Bible prophecies, see which ones came to be and which ones still have to pass.… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings

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Signs of the times – “Israel’s security and the Golan Heights”

Relations between Israel and Russia deteriorated last month after a Russian military plane was shot down by the air defence systems of the Assad regime, her ally. Moscow blamed the Israeli government for the incident which happened at the time of an attack on Syrian facilities by four Israeli F-16 jets. “Russia said Israel’s ‘irresponsible… Read More Signs of the times – “Israel’s security and the Golan Heights”

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Signs of the times – “Protests, rockets and incendiary kites”

On March 30 this year a campaign of protests was launched by Palestinians at the Israeli-Gaza border, originally planned to last for six weeks, but which has since been extended. This campaign has been the most deadly confrontation between Israel and Hamas-dominated Gaza since the war in 2014. A cease-fire was recently declared but trouble… Read More Signs of the times – “Protests, rockets and incendiary kites”

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Signs of the times – End of the Iran nuclear deal?

The news headlines previous weeks have been dominated by the widely expected decision by US President Donald Trump to end the Iran nuclear deal, which he described as “defective at its core”. He has declared that the US will reimpose harsh sanctions against Tehran, adding, “Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear… Read More Signs of the times – End of the Iran nuclear deal?

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