January/February 2007

Ezekiel

A look at Israel’s past, present, and future through the book of Ezekiel


This issue provides biographical information on the prophet Ezekiel and explores the prophecies he gave as recorded in the book that bears his name. Also, Israeli pastor Meno Kalisher defends the doctrine of the Trinity via the Hebrew Scriptures in part two of “One God, Three Entities.”

Features

Every Page Looks the Same

October’s enormous military parade and cheering crowds in North Korea looked eerily familiar. A different time, a different place; but not much else has changed.

Hallowed Be Your Name Ezekiel 36

The Israelites profaned God’s holy name and have suffered ever since. But their story does not end there, because God has a perfect plan that will glorify Him.

The Rebirth of Israel Ezekiel 37

In Ezekiel 37, God asked, “Son of man, can these bones live?” The answer so far is the story of a nation’s resurrection to physical life. But even more lies ahead.

Just As He Promised Ezekiel 39:21–29

The Jewish people, like many others, have struggled to trust God. Do their failures mean He has forsaken them? His Word has the answer.

War: What Is It Good For? Ezekiel 38:1—39:16

God’s prophetic Word reveals much about war, particularly the great, future battle involving Gog and Magog.


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Eye on the Middle East Jan/Feb 2007

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The Certainty of Our Security

As the year turns, Americans find themselves moving into a new political reality. The operative word in most quarters is uncertainty. Where will the “new direction” take us? No one...

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Even before the State of Israel was established, Jewish leaders consciously sought to avoid the situation that prevailed in South Africa. As David Ben-Gurion told Palestinian nationalist Musa Alami in 1934...

They Cry in Silence Jan/Feb 2007

Before the November elections in the United States, politicians burned the roads and airwaves trying to convince voters they had the solution to the dilemma Saddam Hussein and his henchmen...

Ezekiel the Man

Ezekiel, whose name means “God strengthens,” was born in 627 B.C. to a priestly family in Judah. His father’s name was Buzi (Ezek. 1:3). Ezekiel was married (24:18), owned a house...

Saddam’s WMDs…From Someone Who Knows

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When Israel Sins

It was one of those truly soul-rattling moments (metaphorically speaking). In the heart of Jerusalem, the Israeli Supreme Court rendered a ruling that seems to betray one of God’s clearest...

Worship in the Kingdom

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God Is Moral Part Nine

The previous article demonstrated that infanticide (the willful, premeditated killing of an infant at birth or afterward) is an abomination that God hates and that provokes Him to anger. It fits...

One God, Three Entities Part One

The prayer of the Shema (“Hear, O Israel,” Dt. 6:4) has always been the fundamental declaration of faith of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. In one short...

Israel in the News Jan/Feb 2007

In a move presented as an effort to counter the growing strength and influence of Hamas, the United States has been arming and training Fatah fighters, headed by Palestinian Authority...

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