Apple of His Eye
Despite of all that is going on at present in Israel: The uproar of moving the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, the Golan Heights being recognized as belonging to Israel, and of course the rise of anti Semitic sentiment (At its worst since the times of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime), yet Father God still watches over His ancient People, the Jews!
I have just returned from Israel. Being invited to be a Keynote speaker at the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast was an amazing experience for me. And actually being present in the Knesset (Jewish Parliament), was nothing short of miraculous. We met with representatives from literally every corner of the globe. It was very exciting and reminded me again, that Jesus Christ has touched the whole world and He is just so much bigger than you or I could ever imagine.
We arrived in Jerusalem a day before the prayer breakfast and the organisers kindly arranged for me to meet with the most famous Archeologist in Jerusalem, an elderly Gentleman by the name of Gabriel!
We had tea together and then he graciously took us down to his workplace to show us some of his incredible finds - some dating back 3000 years. What a city Zion indeed is.
Why I was so very fascinated by his talk with us was because I am currently writing a new book about the authenticity of the Bible. As we know, it is being questioned, changed and tampered with by all sorts of people to suit their own needs and lifestyles.
Well, that old gentleman showed us actual physical evidence in the form of pottery, paving stones and inscriptions to prove that the events which took place in the Bible are really legitimate. He spoke to us about how people are trying to disprove the Bible. Saying that it is full of untruths and old wives tales so that the Israeli Nation will have no concrete right to inhabit the country, no legitimate right to be there.
Then the penny dropped. You see my dear friend, once the devil can convince people that the Bible can’t be trusted or that the validity of God’s Holy Word cannot be depended upon - that God’s promises are not 'Yea and Amen', then the breakdown of our very faith, our ethos, will crumble from the inside-out.
As you may know, I am a fundamentalist. In other words, I believe in God’s Holy Word from the Book of Genesis right through to the Book of Revelation. I believe it was written by Holy men, under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
It is Jesus in print: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”, John 1:1. Please guard the Bible with your very life because it is the very backbone of our faith.
Acts 2:37, 41
God’s Holy Word never returns void. Holy Spirit please enable me, help me to preach Your undiluted Gospel to a dying World, just like Peter did.
Angus and Jill Buchan.