By Lyle Long
(Ed.: Lyle is a friend
of many years who has risen above his handicap to become the director of
Handicaps for Christ and to publish The Challenger. You may write him at
1616 Grand Ave., Canon City, Co 81212-4533)
What do you think of
when you see or hear the word, “Israel”? Do you think only of the history of
the Jewish people in reference to the “Old” Testament? Then your knowledge
Do you think only of
the fact that somehow the Jewish people figure significantly in Biblical
prophecy? Then you lack complete understanding.
Do you think only of
the present state of Israel and the miracles involving the modern Jewish
nation in her covenant Land? Then your acquaintance with Israel is
The point is, you must
have all three of these perspectives in mind when considering the Jewish
people. It is essential that we put emphasis upon the history of Israel as a
people called of God for His divine objective as revealed in both
Testaments. Israel’s present and future status according to Biblical
prophecy also must be considered. Not many subjects are as fascinating as
this for those of us who are serious students of the Word of God. What will
become of the Jews as a nation greatly affects what will become of the rest
of the international community.
Being handicapped, it
is possible for me to spend most of my life studying the Bible, and reading
other related materials for the purpose of developing an intimate
relationship with Him. This enables me to know and share His objective for
the present and future of the world in which we live – and where we are
In these days of
confusion and uncertainty, just to know that our loving God has a plan for
Israel – and for you and me – is tremendously moving.
the same issue of The Challenger, Lyle tells of the book,
God’s Key to Health and Happiness. Though born with spastic
paralysis, he is living a long and fruitful life.
In his early ministry,
Elmer Josephson suffered a complete nervous and physical breakdown. How he
fully recovered is the story of this book. The truths contained in this book
added 60 years to the author’s life and ministry.
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