The question “Why?” is perhaps one of the most insightful questions in the English language. It seeks to penetrate our subconscious and unveil our motives for acting the way we do. It is a word that often demands a response.

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Rejoicing in Calamity

Encouragement from Habakkuk

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold,

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Babylonian Captivity – The Ecclesia in Exile (5)

Jeremiah: The Reluctant Firebrand (Part 2)

Jeremiah wrote the longest book of prophecy in the Bible, full of more biographical insights than any other. To summarise it is to do it an injustice, but here it is anyway.

The prophet’s

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Exodus 15 – “The LORD is my strength and my song” (Part 3)

The song of Exodus 15 changes from past tense to future tense, indicating that the song contains prophecies about times to come. Some predictions were fulfilled within 100 years, and some are still waiting to be accomplished. The final fulfilment

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Ammunition Hill and the Battle for Jerusalem1

One of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War was fought on Ammunition Hill (Givat HaTachmoshet) on the night of 6 June 1967, in the battle for Jerusalem. During the British Mandate, the hill was used to store ammunition, and

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Berea, pronounced Ver-ee-a in Greek, is 73km WSW of Thessaloniki and 511km NNW from Athens. Situated at the foot of the Vermio Mountains overlooking the plain below, Berea is a very old city and is mentioned by Thucydides in 432BC,

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“The Open Christ: An Argument for Openness”

This is the title of Brother Duncan Heaster’s book arguing for an open fellowship. His first sentence declares: “I lay down a challenge in this book: Of a totally open table and a

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Seek Ye First (5)

The Life and the Body

There are two categories we are not to be anxious over – the life and the body: “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what

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The World of the Ungodly (2)

Lamech – the seventh from Adam

As time progressed the way of Cain became more aggressive and godless, and a dramatic change occurred with the introduction of Lamech. Lamech was the seventh from Adam. A new form of religion appears

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Brexit Recollections

Commentators on the recent Australian Parliamentary election result said that it was “another miracle in the line of Brexit and Trump.” Students of Bible prophecy would not have disagreed, but from an entirely different perspective. “Against all odds” was another

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Europe After Brexit

There has been a great deal of focus on Britain leaving the EU in recent months, but where does that leave Europe at the moment?

Prophetically we expect to see the independent western countries surrender their power to a centralised

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Covid-19: Could It Fit the Angels’ Plans?1

Readers of The Australian would have found a remarkable comment on page 1 of the 20 March edition.“It’s as if we are living in the times of Noah just prior to the flood” said Robert Booy, Professor of Infectious Diseases,

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Revelation 2:18-29 – Thyatira (2)

2:21 – And I gave her space

– Gk chronos – time; season

to repent of her fornication;

– the Lord continually seeks repentance (v5, 16, 22; 3:3, 19) – he used the work of the Apostle John in his

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The Outworking of Our Faith

The end of Philippians 2:12 reads, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” and if you’re anything like me, that verse at some point may have conjured images of us searching through the Bible looking for exactly the

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The Venus Flytrap

The Venus flytrap is indigenous to the swampy regions of Carolina in the USA. It lives in nutrient-poor soil and depends on capturing insects to make up for the deficiency of certain elements in its habitat.

The plant has an

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Recent torrential downpours in northern Israel have broken a 50-year record of rainfall within a two week period, the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) recently announced. Just since the start of January 2020, the rainfall accumulation in the north has surpassed

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