Tag: Israel

The Empire That Had To Fall

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The land of Israel had been under the rule of the Islamic Ottoman Empire for four centuries. But being Muslim, the empire was hardly sympathetic with the idea of the Jewish people returning to the land of Israel. And yet the Bible said it would happen. So what happened? The First World War happened. And because of a series of geopolitical factors, the Ottoman Turkish Empire became involved in the conflict and sided with Germany against the British Empire. And because of that war, the great and many-centuries old Ottoman Empire suddenly collapsed. The British entered Jerusalem and granted the Jewish people the right to return to their homeland. The words of the ancient Hebrew prophecies were fulfilled. Think about that. God allowed the whirlwind of history to cause the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, in order to be faithful to His people and to fulfill His promise.

That same God will work all things together, even the entire world, and every event of human history, for your good and to fulfill the promise of your life.

Today’s Mission – Today, take time to look back at your life to see all the things God did and worked together so that you could be where you are today. Take time to thank Him for it.

by Jonathan Cahn

Why, then, are we so bewitched with vanities?

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Do men make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!” Jeremiah 16:20

One great besetting sin of ancient Israel was idolatry, and we who are the spiritual Israel are vexed with a tendency to the same folly! We no longer bow down to sticks and stones–but Mammon still intrudes his golden calf, and the shrines of pride are not forsaken. SELF in various forms, struggles to subdue the chosen ones under its dominion; and the flesh sets up its altars wherever it can find space for them.

Children are often the cause of much sin in believers, and the Lord is grieved when He sees us doting upon them above measure. They may live to be as great a curse to us–as Absalom was to David; or they will be taken from us to leave our homes desolate. If Christians desire to grow thorns to stuff their sleepless pillows–let them dote on their children!

It is truly said that “they are not gods,” for . . . the objects of our foolish devotion are very doubtful blessings, the solace which they yield us now is dangerous, and the help which they can give us in the hour of trouble is little indeed. Why, then, are we so bewitched with vanities?

We pity the poor heathen who adore a god of stone–and yet worship a god of gold! The principle, the sin, the folly is the same in either case, only that in our case–the crime is more aggravated because we have more light and sin in the face of it.

The heathen bows to a false deity–but he has never known the true God.
We commit two evils, inasmuch as we forsake the living God–and turn unto idols.

May the Lord purge us all from this grievous iniquity!

“Dear children, guard yourselves from idols!” 1 John 5:21

by Charles Spurgeon