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 — 10/16/19

An early season storm rattled Israel on Tuesday (15th), causing sporadic power outages, a bridge collapse, beaches to shut down and concerts to be cancelled across the country, as Israelis marked...

News Digest — 10/15/19

A natural fire broke out on Monday (14th) the first day of Sukkot, in the Itamar Spring area, southwest of Jerusalem.  Hundreds of acres were burned...

News Digest — 10/14/19

Sukkot is one of the three pilgrimage festivals where Jews are enjoined in the Bible to come to Jerusalem.  It commemorates the journey of the people of Israel from Egypt to...

Israeli Scientists Find Potential Cure for Diabetes

A team of Jerusalem-based researchers believe they have a cure for diabetes that could be brought to the public within the next few years...

News Digest — 10/11/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (10th) denounced Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria and said Israel was prepared to...

News Digest — 10/10/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mention US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria at the annual Yom Kippur war memorial on Thursday (10th) but seemed to...

News Digest — 10/9/19

Israel closed down on Tuesday night (8th) for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and holiest day of the Jewish calendar. All flights in and out of Ben Gurion Airport ceased...

A Modern Maccabee

Yossi Cohen has directed the Mossad for three and a half years. He has “transformed the organization into a risk taking, history-altering machine.” His boldest move in 2017 led...

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