The Plumb Line, by Jennifer LeClaire

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Keeping Covenant With God

It was customary in ancient times to seal a covenant deal with a meal. This ritual dates back to ancient empires and tribes long before the Torah. Some primitive tribes would prepare an animal, or more primitive groups would literally mingle the blood of the covenant parties in a cup of wine and both parties drink from it. read more

Called Out to Work for Messiah

Moishe Rosen spends a lot of time resting now as he copes with the effects of prostate disease that metastasized into bone cancer. Last fall, he nearly died after surgery for an intestinal blockage.

Although outlasting the doctor's prediction in January 2008 that he wouldn't live past Thanksgiving, soon after that surgery Rosen considered hospice care. Ultimately, he rejected it, reasoning he didn't want it until he was unable to get out of bed. read more

Help the Jewish People of Israel

In Genesis 12:3, God makes a promise to Abraham: '"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.'"

In my own life I have seen proof of this promise; when I have blessed Israel and the Jewish people, God has showered His blessings on me. That is why we have set up the "Bless Israel" fund through Christian Life Missions. read more

The God Who Answers by Fire

Author June Volk grew up in a Jewish family in New York City and married a well-off Orthodox Jew. But when the family denounced her brother-in-law for proclaiming, "Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah," she too wanted to know Christ. When she called out to the Father, she said He revealed Himself to her in the form of fire. To hear her testimony, watch the videos below. read more

God's Covenant Sealed With Blood

God promised Abraham that his seed would create a new nation. But there was a problem—Abraham had no children because his wife, Sarah, was barren. At age 75, he left Ur and journeyed to Canaan with his 65-year-old wife, Sarah. It is interesting that God never revealed the visible sign or token of His covenant to Abraham until Abraham was 99 years old. read more

Peace in a Private Pavilion


David knew the secret of the quiet place, and he had to constantly focus to remain in this quiet place. He writes, "Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of mine enemies" (Ps. 23:5, KJV). David had many enemies. However, he knew he was not fighting against flesh and blood. He knew his true enemy was Satan. David knew the secret to overcoming Satan. read more

Muslim Youth Protest at Jerusalem's Holy Sites

Muslim youth began rioting last week at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem following Israel's decision to include the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb in its list of national heritage sites.

Israeli police said protesters worshipping at the al-Aqsa Mosque emerged from prayer Friday throwing rocks at police and at Jews praying at the Western Wall, the Associated Press (AP) reported. read more

Son of Hamas Leader Shares Faith Journey

The son of a Hamas founder whose Christian conversion made international headlines released the complete story of his faith journey Tuesday in a memoir brimming with spy-novel-like drama.

Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef details a six-year-long conversion process that originated with a Bible study in Jerusalem and resulted in his departure from the Islamic terrorist organization. He was baptized in 2005 near Tel Aviv in a ceremony performed by a San Diego woman visiting the church that Yousef attended. read more

Ancient Walls Date Back to Solomon Era


A section of ancient walls recently uncovered in Jerusalem dates back to the time of King Solomon and supports the existence of the first temple, according to Israeli archaeologists, who call it "the most significant" find from the era of the first temple.

"This is the first time that a structure from that time has been found that may correlate with written descriptions of Solomon's building in Jerusalem," said Eilat Mazar, director of the excavation team for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . read more

A Courageous Confrontation



Queen Esther saved her people from destruction when she petitioned King Xerxes to spare her life and the lives of the Jewish people. Esther 9:24 says Haman had "plotted against the Jews to annihilate them, and had cast Pur (that is, the lot), to consume them" (NKJV). But God gave His chosen people victory over their enemies, and today Jews around the world celebrate Purim in recognition of Esther's courageous confrontation. But will modern-day forces rise up and once again attempt to destroy Israel? Watch the video below. read more

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