Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2) The finally two verses of our reading of Ezekiel 28 today fit the scene in and around Israel fairly accurately so that we are inclined to apply it to the circumstances we have witnessed in the Middle East in recent years. Yet such is the nature… Read More Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2)
“Because they have called you an outcast” (August 9) Jeremiah is told, “Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you” (30:2). The reason is given in the following verse, “For behold the days are coming … when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah … I… Read More Today’s thought: Because they have called you an outcast (August 9)
This year started strangely not with real Winter weather. Normally February is the coldest month but near the end also the first month when those in the Northern Hemisphere catch the first signs of Spring. Days begin to lengthen and the shoots of early spring flowers become visible, encouraging us on to the great blessing… Read More Christadelphian 2020 February issue
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Our Persian brethren received tragic news the past few days. On Wednesday 2020 January 8, tensions between the US and Iran “contributed” to the downing of flight PS 752 on its way from Tehran to Kiev. The semi-official state outlet Fars News Agency reported that after being informed of the error in the country’s air… Read More Concerning talking about prophecy when tragedy is at the doorstep
In recent years Iran has gradually extended its influence across the Middle East – both directly and through proxies – and its unremitting hostility to the State of Israel is a source of deep concern in that country. Recent press reports, such as the following comments from The Guardian, have highlighted Tehran’s determination to have… Read More Signs of the times – “The Iranian corridor”
In the previous chapters we have looked at historical facts and stories told or predicted in the Bible. All the texts telling about future events that really came to happen should get us to think about the validity of those words. In the bible we do find God’s Plan with the world and as such… Read More The most incredible feature of the prophecies
Prophecy concerning Babylon In the days of the prophets of Israel (850-560 BC approximately) two great military powers arose in the territory around the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers, now known as Iraq. The earlier was the Empire of Assyria, with Nineveh as its capital. During two centuries the Assyrians carried out invasions of the… Read More Prophecy concerning Babylon and Israel
Looking back over the past seven years and the upheavals generated by the so-called “Arab Spring”, it is interesting to see how the hopes of millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa were quickly dashed. A recent article entitled, “The New Arab Order: Power and Violence in Today’s Middle East” by Marc… Read More Signs of the times – “A new order in the Middle East”
During his election campaign Donald Trump made a number of well publicised policy soundbites, including a desire for the US to have a better relationship with Russia. Moscow certainly welcomed his election victory and President Putin was one of the world’s first leaders to congratulate Mr Trump on his victory. However, relations between Washington and… Read More Signs of the times – “A new deal with Russia?”
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?
Today’s thought “Sun, moon and stars” (January 22) In both our Genesis and Matthew readings today we have reference to the sun, moon and stars – and in neither case are they to be understood in a literal sense. The context makes this evident. In Genesis Joseph has a dream and tells his parents and… Read More Today’s thought “Sun, moon and stars” (January 22)
100 years ago the world was in a terrible state. People could find themselves in the hell on earth. In 1917 November and December a fierce battle with the Turk was going on. Britain understood that at that time control of the Middle East was the back door to defeating Germany in Europe. On December… Read More November to remember the Balfour Declaration
Typically of Biblestudents is that they do take the Word of God seriously. They also like to look at the Bible and place it in the light of what is going on today in this world. Watching what is going on many bible-students become convinced that the return of our Lord Jesus cannot be long… Read More Looking on what is going on and not being of it
The coming days the eyes of the world will be on London for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and on the major competion itself. the last few days we got to see many documentaries about the way people behave to win the price or to reach the goal on which so… Read More Olympics 2012 and the date Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians
July 18: Iran has been blamed for a terrorist attack on an Israeli tourist coach in Bulgaria that killed up to seven people at Burgas airport on Wednesday. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said Tehran was behind the attack near the popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach and warned of retaliatory measures targeting… Read More This Week’s Developments in Weekly World Watch 15-21 July