Is There a Cosmic Battle Hidden in the Book of Esther?

If anyone doubts God's determination and ability to carry out His plans, one only needs to turn an eye toward Israel and the Jewish people! They are the apple of His eye and He is zealous for them. Throughout history, evil forces have tried to eliminate them, and throughout history, God has guarded and protected …

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6 Things Christians Should Know about Hanukkah

To all my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah! To all my Gentile friends, let me explain. At sundown this evening, Jews around the world will begin the 8-day celebration of Hanukkah. It is a most joyous time! A few years ago I had the privilege of being in Jerusalem as Hanukkah commenced, and I must say, …

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Putting the Election into Perspective

This election was (and still is!) BIG in American history. Never in our lifetime were the positions so starkly contrasted. Never was it any more important to vote our values. Never has the church been so important. In fact, if you missed yesterday's post, be sure to check it out: Election Anxiety? This is a …

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Miraculous Joining of Jews and Gentiles by Faith in Messiah

We haven't touched on it in a while, but understanding the Jewish roots of our Christian faith is one of the most profound understandings we can come to. The reality is: without the Jewish Messiah, there would be no Christianity! A recent One for Israel devotional placed the focus squarely on that fact. Close out …

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