ISRAEL and the Re-think on what God is doing ISRAEL – A TOPIC TO BE CONSIDERED, PARTICULARLY IN THESE PERILOUS TIMES. JIM DOUGLASS, BIBLE SCHOLAR AND LECTURER, WRITES ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE HOLY LAND TODAY AND WHAT IT MEANS TO GOD’S PEOPLE. 20 | The Christian Pulse, September 2015
srael (as the land, the nation, the history and the purpose) is also God’s focus on what He is doing in history. The story of redemption begins with the call of Abraham and God’s promise to Abraham of descendants and a land. God establishes the historical base of the Fathers including, Isaac, Jacob and his 12 sons. After his all-night struggle with the Angel of God, Jacob is blessed by being renamed ‘Israel’. ‘Israel’ means ‘he contends with God’ and as a term
has had a variety of uses. At first it was the new name for Jacob; then it became the name of his descendants ‘the sons of Israel’ and of the Hebrew nation. It then was used of the ten northern tribes after the revolt of Jeroboam. It was then used of the southern tribes (Judah and Benjamin) when the northern tribes disappeared under the Assyrians. It was then used for the modern state of Israel and finally (as I will argue) Israel is the olive tree through which God releases
Published on Aug 21, 2015
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