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Jesus Revealing the Secrets of God’s Kingdom

Jesus once gave a series of seven Kingdom illustrations in close connection with one another. We should remember that the most important reason for his telling such short stories is to persuade people to enter the kingdom of which he speaks.

The past 12 months have seen regular announcements of developments and discoveries

Looking at some of the most important findings in 2021.

Nieuwe Dode Zeerollen gevonden in Israël

Israëlische archeologen kondigden deze week de ontdekking aan van tientallen nieuwe Dode Zeerollen-fragmenten. Ze zijn gevonden in een woestijnhol en waarschijnlijk weggestoken tijdens een Joodse opstand tegen Rome bijna 1,900 jaar geleden. De zeldzame vondst betreft tientallen fragmenten van bijbelse teksten van ongeveer 2.000 jaar oud  bieden een zeldzaam venster in de geschiedenis van Judaisme […]

Called My Son Out of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #25 Called My Son Out of Egypt “When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My Son out of Egypt ” (Hos. xi. 1). The latter portion of this verse is applied in Matthew ii. 15 to the journey of the infant Jesus into Egypt. Hosea […]

Elijah Before Christ

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Elijah Before Christ There is nothing in the Bible that leads us to expect that Elijah will be on the earth before Christ. All that appears evident is that Elijah will have a preliminary work in connection with Israel. In a similar way, John the Baptist, although the […]

The Little Horn of the Goat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #12 The Little Horn of the Goat “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed very great toward the South, and toward the East, and toward the pleasant land.” (Da 8:9 GenevaBible) The “Little Horn of the Goat”, in Daniel viii. 9, is neither […]

Lipscomb University Launches Lanier Center for Archaeology

Founded by internationally renowned archaeology scholars Dr. Thomas Davis and Dr. Steven Ortiz, the Lanier Center for Archaeology brings globally recognized archaeological research to Lipscomb University, a nationally ranked research institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The Lanier Center for Archaeology plans to offer a Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and a […]

The Place of destructive games of both the Israeli government and Hamas

In the Bible we can find a peaceful region which in our days has become very difficult to get a reasonable picture from. Worse than in Roman times it is now a place of indiscriminate assaults on civilian populations. Confined in the crowded, sandy coast enclave of 2 million, where poverty and unemployment hover around […]

Inauguration of the New Covenant

It has been pointed out that there are many parallels between the Law and the New Covenants. These extend to some particulars connected with the inaugurations of both. The first item of the Law was the Passover. The first item of the New Covenant is the antitype of this — “Christ, our Passover is sacrificed […]

The New Covenant with Israel

In the previous chapters we looked at the change from Old to New covenant and the Seed which was already spoken of in the Garden of Eden. We saw that God made a covenant with David, so that we could have “the sure mercies of David” (Psalm 89: 20-37; Isa. 55: 3 ; Acts 13: […]

The Atonement in Type and Antitype 1 Sacrifices and High Priests

The Divine Word, as already noted, expresses much of its teaching in symbolic language, such as parables and figuratively expressed prophecies. But, besides these, there is a deal of typical incident and arrangement intended to assist God’s people to a better understanding of His purposes. That is certain persons and companies of persons have been […]

Coins and artefacts along the Emperor’s Road to Jerusalem

Today there may be less Christian activity across the Middle East than at the beginning of this present time era but also today there the Christians still may have to face persecution. Archaeologists in Israel say that more than a third of the roughly 40,000 artefacts found in the country each year are linked in […]

Terborg-sjoel herbouwd in Mevo Choron

In de Lage Landen was het ook niet altijd makkelijk voor de gelovige gemeenschap die behoorde tot Gods Volk om aanvaard te worden door de plaatselijke bevolking. Zodra er een ernstige ziekte meerdere mensen aangreep zocht men een zondebok. Over geheel het Europese continent werden de Joden hiervoor makkelijk scheef aangekeken. In het stadje Terborg […]

Royal seal of King Hezekiah found near southern part of the wall surrounding Jerusalem’s Old City

It seems that Muslims are not pleased with the exhumations archaeologists made of an ancient discovery which is the first of its kind according to researchers. Much to the dismay of the Arab settlers, it proves Israel’s existence long before Palestine was even a thought. King Hezekiah ruled around 700 BCE and was described in […]

Torahgetrouwe Messiasbelijdende Joodse leraar onwetend over Niet-Trinitarische Christenen

Uit ons Multiply archief: Apr 30, ’11 Woensdag 6 april en Zaterdag 9 april kwam de Torahgetrouwe Messiasbelijdende Joodse leraar Uri Marcus naar de Immanuël Gemeente van het Levende Woord te Nederland. Uri Marcus kwam 40 jaar geleden in San Francisco tot geloof en emigreerde vervolgens in 1982 naar Israël om in navolging van de […]

Great things being heard and seen, sings of God

“32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and [ask] from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been [any such thing] as this great thing [is], or hath been heard like it? 33 Did […]

Écrit d’avance pour notre instruction

“23  Mais ce n’est pas à cause de lui seul qu’il est écrit que cela lui fut imputé ; 24 c’est encore à cause de nous, à qui cela sera imputé, à nous qui croyons en celui qui a ressuscité des morts Jésus notre Seigneur,” (Romains 4:23-24 LSG) “Or, tout ce qui a été écrit d’avance […]

L’ Éternel opérant des prodiges et des miracles

“32 Interroge les temps anciens qui t’ont précédé, depuis le jour où Dieu créa l’homme sur la terre, et d’une extrémité du ciel à l’autre : y eut-il jamais si grand événement, et a-t-on jamais ouï chose semblable ? 33 Fut-il jamais un peuple qui entendît la voix de Dieu parlant du milieu du feu, comme tu […]

Worte zuzuschreiben jeden Menschen geschrieben

“32 Denn frage doch nach den vorigen Tagen, die vor dir gewesen sind, von dem Tage an, da Gott den Menschen auf der Erde geschaffen hat, und von einem Ende des Himmels bis zum anderen Ende des Himmels, ob je eine solch große Sache geschehen, oder ob desgleichen gehört worden sei. 33 Hat je ein […]