May/June 2023

On the Road to Zion

A Devotional Tour of the Holy Land


If you’ve always wanted to go but have never been to the Holy Land (or if you can’t wait to go back), you’ll love this issue of Israel My Glory. We’re taking you on a written journey to the land of Israel, complete with devotional teaching from scriptural passages corresponding to each location. We hope you enjoy this devotional tour of the land of Israel. May God bless you and grow your love for Israel as you explore its beautiful land!
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka, interviews Bruce Scott about his article, "Jerusalem of Gold."

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Features

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From the Editor May/Jun 2023

The Lord has been gracious to The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (FOI) as we seek to proclaim biblical truth about Israel, the Messiah, and God’s Chosen People...

Inside View May/Jun 2023

On our tours to the Holy Land, I teach each group about modern Israel. Many Christians don’t realize what it took to bring a country into existence...

Doing the Right Thing

Within hours of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s midgame cardiac arrest in January, sports writers, reporters, and analysts around the country prefaced their remarks with...

Jerusalem of Gold

If you’ve never been to Jerusalem, it’s time you made the trip. But if you can’t go in person, I suggest you relax, put your feet up, and come with me...

Via Dolorosa

The traditional route Jesus traveled to His crucifixion, known in Latin as the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), is debated. We know Jesus appeared before...

Happy Birthday, Israel!

In a small room in faraway British Mandate Palestine, Jewish statesman David Ben-Gurion rose to his feet before an assembly of Jewish dignitaries...


More In This Issue

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Who Rules the Roost?

The Israeli government’s proposal to reform its judiciary drew wide-ranging international criticism earlier this year. In an article titled “Israel unveils...

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UN Seeks to Brand Israel as Occupier

The United Nations General Assembly recently asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to provide a...

The Friends of Israel in Action May/Jun 2023

We often hear the same questions asked at our Friends of Israel (FOI) prophecy conferences...

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Tolerance for Some: Antisemitism in the Age of Social Justice

Victims of injustice have long found hope in the story of the Israelites...

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Q: Does God Really Know Me?

The answer to the title’s question is an unequivocal yes! God is omniscient and knows everything about your life...

Gordon’s Calvary

There is a distinctive, rocky outcropping north of Jerusalem that, in 1842, Otto Thenius, a German preacher, proposed to be the actual place of Christ’s crucifixion...

The Garden Tomb

Nothing compares to taking communion while sitting on the benches in the picturesque setting of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. Considered by many...

The Mount of Olives

The Mount of Olives is the best place to stand in Israel to get a bird’s-eye view of Bible prophecy. Perched “on the mountain, which is on the east side of the...

Bethlehem

A short bus ride from Jerusalem lies the city of Bethlehem. It is located a mere six miles south of Israel’s capital in what traditionally was Judea and today is called...

Valley of Elah

One of the most famous upsets of all time took place in the Valley of Elah: The Israelite shepherd boy David slew the Philistine warrior giant, Goliath...

Joppa

On the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, in an ancient section of what is now Tel Aviv, lies one of the oldest cities in the world: Joppa (also called Jaffa and Yafo)...

Caesarea Maritime

When I lead our Up to Jerusalem tours to Israel, I enjoy seeing the excitement of those who have never seen the Holy Land. On our first full day of touring...

Mount Carmel

My college professor once invited a missionary to speak in our class on the history of the Christian faith. She had spent many months providing...

Megiddo

In 2002, the CBS television news show 60 Minutes ran a segment on what it proposed motivated evangelical support for Israel. The broadcast claimed we believe that...

Gideon’s Spring

Scripture teaches time and time again that bad choices lead to bad outcomes. Man’s disregard for God and His Word leads to destruction...

Caesarea Philippi

The crystal water rippling through the springs of the Banias Nature Reserve creates an idyllic background for visitors walking through Caesarea Philippi...

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is Israel’s largest freshwater lake and the lowest freshwater lake on Earth, lying 700 feet below sea level. It measures slightly more than...

Masada

Spectacular. Mighty. Imposing. Remarkable. All these words aptly describe this desert plateau that rises more than 1,400 feet above the shores of...

En Gedi

The landscape surrounding the Dead Sea looks like something from another world. Barren mountains of rock, crystalized salt formations, and sinkholes...

The Witness of Joshua’s Altar

Joshua built an altar to the Lord on Mount Ebal as a place of worship and witness (Josh. 8:30–31). He constructed...

To Live is Christ

An old martyr once told his executioners, “You take a life from me that I cannot keep and bestow a life upon me that I cannot lose...”

Looking for Faith in All the Wrong Faces

If you were to ask me if I believe in the prosperity gospel, I would answer unequivocally, “No, of course not!”...

Jewish World Update May/Jun 2023

The concepts of “Palestinians” and “Palestine” are political tools used to subvert, demonize, and destroy the Jews’...

Apples of Gold May/Jun 2023

We live very close to our Arab neighbors, so we see each other almost every day. A few months ago I had a long conversation with some of them...

Daily News from Israel

Iran Gives Hezbollah Approval to Attack Israel

Iran has authorized Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah to launch a large-scale attack on Israel...

News Digest — 2/28/24

About an hour after the IDF announced Tuesday evening (27th) that it had attacked sites in Lebanon, additional artillery attacks...

Israel at War: Week 20

"All politics is local." In Israel, two political moves illustrate this point. First, President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken appear to...

News Digest — 2/27/24

Hezbollah on Monday (26th) fired dozens of rockets toward the Golan in a significant departure from...

News Digest — 2/26/24

The IDF presented to the War Cabinet its plan to both evacuate Palestinian civilians from Rafah and to militarily destroy...

News Digest — 2/23/24

A Jewish Member of Parliament stated in an emotional address in the British Parliament Thursday (22nd) that he feels safer in...

News Digest — 2/22/24

Israel’s long-range Arrow air defense system shot down a ballistic missile over the Red Sea early Thursday morning (22nd), apparently fired by...

Is Hamas’s Time Running Out?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Tuesday that Israel would not agree to a ceasefire with Hamas...

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