November/December 2019

Heaven and How to Get There


This issue of Israel My Glory is devoted to heaven and how to get there. The Bible doesn’t tell us everything about life in eternity, but it tells us enough. We hope these articles encourage you about the wonderful future God has planned for those who love Him and that they’ll motivate you to tell others about Jesus.

Features

From the Editor Nov/Dec 2019

Those of you who’ve read my book, The Search, know how much I loved and respected my late mother-in-law. Miss Thelma, as we called her...

A Jewish View of Christmas

“Where were you on Christmas?” The unexpected question from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to Elena Kagan...

Yes, Zuzu, There Is a Heaven

Each December my family and I look forward to the beautiful decorations, wonderful Christmas carols, and the many...

Life After This Life

Few subjects pique our interest more than the afterlife. What happens to us when we die? Many people speculate they’ll have a more fulfilling existence beyond...

Home to Eden

When you arrive in heaven, Saint Peter will greet you at the pearly gates with your eternal itinerary. You’ll receive your wings and a halo, take a seat on your white fluffy cloud...

The Gift of ‘No More…’

When my twin brother, a minister of the gospel, was dying from cancer last year, we were all praying God would somehow push back the awful disease...

More In This Issue

Inside View Nov/Dec 2019

We often refer to the Jewish people as God’s uniquely chosen nation. That’s because Israel is unlike any other nation. God raised it up for His particular purpose...

Meaningless?

A favorite site on any Holy Land tour is Caesarea Maritima. The views alone from this ancient port city are breathtaking. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea...

Dispute Over Temple Mount Intensifies

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan recently called for changing the status quo on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount...

Christian Persecution Nov/Dec 2019

AKWANGA, Nigeria — As a Baptist church member tried to fight off an armed Muslim Fulani herdsman...

Q: What is the meaning of Revelation 1:7?

The apostle John wrote, “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him...

The Greatest Family Gathering of All

I grew up the eldest of three sons. One month before I was born, my parents buried my older brother...

How to Get to Heaven

The climax to the popular animated Christmas movie The Polar Express is the song “Believe” sung by Josh Groban, in which he repeats the phrase...

Archaeology and the Ark

The Ark of the Covenant was largely introduced to people outside biblical circles through the Hollywood movie...

Standing Secure in Christ

False teaching had shaken the Thessalonians’ faith. It had persuaded them they were living in the Day of the Lord...

Herod the ‘Believer’

The learned magi in the strange caravan were asking dangerous questions when they arrived in Jerusalem. Their quest had taken them on a long journey...

Jewish World Update Nov/Dec 2019

Extreme pressure by various groups has forced the California State Board of Education to reject a proposed...

Apples of Gold Nov/Dec 2019

This week we received a phone call that a friend of our family was very sick in the hospital, so my wife and I went to visit her. Visiting a hospital is different from...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 10/23/19

Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by Tehran in response to recent attacks on Iranian regional proxies which have been attributed to...

Mending Fences

When President Trump abruptly pulled US forces out of Syria, leaving Kurds vulnerable to a Turkish attack, many criticized and condemned him...

News Digest — 10/22/19

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a coalition - a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty. Netanyahu fell short of...

News Digest — 10/21/19

An official in the Syrian Democratic Forces called on Israel Monday (21st) to take action against Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria. The official, who spoke...

Saudi Arabia Embassy Sends Rosh Hashanah Greetings

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Washington DC surprised many people when they sent out Rosh Hashanah greetings to the Jewish community in the United States...

News Digest — 10/18/19

Arriving in Israel from talks in Ankara on stopping Turkish military strikes against Kurds in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday (18th) in Israel with...

News Digest — 10/17/19

Tens of thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday morning (16th) for the traditional...

The Rocks Cry Out

This year incredible archaeological finds continue to unfold, bringing new information about Israel’s ancient past. Two new discoveries one in the north of Israel and the other in Jerusalem...

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