Israel

The Blessing of God upon a Nation

(Read Part 1) The New Plan What then was instituted was DIVISION. God, Himself, divided the world into a whole set of new political entities which He called nations. Speaking of one segment of the family of Noah, the Bible says, From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. (Gen. 10:5) These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, [...]

An Interview on Bible Prophecy with Dr. Thomas Ice

Editor’s Note: Dr. Thomas Ice is the founding executive director of the Pre-Trib Research Center, which he began alongside the late Dr. Tim LaHaye—with whom he worked for almost 25 years. Ice has served as a pastor, professor and author, and is widely recognized as an expert on dispensationalism and Bible prophecy, which he speaks on both throughout the country and internationally. We previously featured Ice in our ongoing interview series called A Dispensational Discourse. In this Prophetic Principles article, we go deeper with him [...]

The Old and New City of Jerusalem

(Read Part 5) Just over a month ago, our Israel tour group spent several days in the Old City of Jerusalem. Every time we visited the area, we walked through the Western Wall Plaza. As you look just a few yards to the east, there are many Jewish men and woman praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. Before July 6, 1967, the chance for the Jewish people to pray at the Western Wall was virtually non-existent. The Western [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:06:19-06:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Israel|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Desert Shall Rejoice

(Read Part 4) Israel’s land is blooming and coming to life in ways thought impossible in the past. Just a few weeks ago, I enjoyed a trip going south from Jerusalem, through the Negev desert heading to the southern Israeli city of Elat, in record-breaking 117-degree weather. The heat is very dry, so for a person like me from the frigid winter temperatures in Wisconsin, this was a rare and welcome treat. The drive was scenic, if you enjoy miles and miles [...]

By |2018-01-09T20:00:10-06:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Israel|Tags: , |0 Comments

Three Diasporas of the Jewish People

(Read Part 3) The more than six million Jewish people currently living in Israel speak to an unusual if not supernatural returning of the people to their God-ordained land. Israel’s 68th Independence Day celebration marks the continued and ever-increasing commitment of the Jewish people to return to Israel. I greatly enjoyed walking and traveling through the streets of Israel and seeing the large numbers of Chasidic, Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jews. The Jewish people’s current massive return to Israel reminds the student [...]

By |2018-01-09T19:59:25-06:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Israel|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Waters of Israel

(Read Part 2) Israel’s 68th Independence Day celebration speaks to the commitment of the Jewish people to protect and enhance their precious hard-earned land. One of the greatest challenges facing the Israelis is a sufficient supply of water for their crops and human consumption. I was amazed at several things I personally observed as our study group moved from the northernmost border of Israel to the southernmost border. We will examine three bodies of water in this article: the Sea of Galilee, [...]

By |2018-01-09T19:57:17-06:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Israel|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Coming Battle of Armageddon

(Read Part 1) This past weekend, Americans took one day to remember their veterans who served in the military and gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. Our friends and allies in Israel observed their Memorial Day a few weeks ago, which was covered in the first article in this series. These sobering events, which I had the privilege of observing in Israel and America this month, enforced what took place in the past, what is taking place militarily across the world [...]

By |2018-01-09T19:56:22-06:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Israel|Tags: , |1 Comment

My Eyewitness Report

Editor's Note: We are interrupting Dr. Richard Schmidt's series (called "Distinctively Dispensational: The Temples Tell the Times") to bring you this timely update from Dr. Schmidt regarding his recent trip to Israel. Last Wednesday I returned after spending 14 wonderful days in the “Land of the Bible,” Israel. What a spectacular opportunity to have once again joined with a group of Christians to tour and study the Scriptures in full living color! I literally saw the past, present and the stage being [...]

By |2018-01-09T19:06:41-06:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Israel|Tags: , |1 Comment