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Recent articles

Miracles of Wind and Sea (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 8th June 2020

In Part 1 of this study we looked at the symbolism in the Old Testament which is employed in the miracle of the stilling of the storm. God began the act of creation by dividing the water from the dry land. In that way He imposed order upon creation. In the Psalms we often read of the Lord God driving back the sea and the waves and bringing order out of chaos. The same symbolism is sometimes used by the Old Testament to convey the opposite message: the power of God to reverse what He had performed in the beginning, and thereby bring ruin and judgment upon His rebellious people. Jeremiah, in a vivid prophecy of doom, declares: “I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light” (Jeremiah 4:23).

Count It All Joy When You Fall into Divers Temptations

Sunday, 7th June 2020

Readings: Judges 2, 3, Isaiah 31, James 1

James opens his epistle with what we may think is a strange thing to write. In James 1:1-2 (AV) he sends “greetings” which literally means ‘I wish you joy’ but then continues in verse 2 “count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations”. What does the apostle mean by this? We firstly need to understand that the word “temptations” would be better translated as ‘trials’ or ‘tests’, but this still seems strange until we read the next verse which tells us that these trials are for our benefit to build patience so that our characters may be perfected.

The Call to Faith and Works

Monday, 1st June 2020

Reading: James 2                                                       

When we look at a coin or bank note, and we turn it over in our hand, we see right away that it has words and images on both sides. The two sides are different but both are important to the coin or notes value. If one side was blank with no images or words, we would realise that it was worthless and we would not be able to use it to purchase something.

Miracles of Wind and Sea (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 1st June 2020

“And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But [Jesus] was in the stern asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him, and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’”                                                                                                                                                                                         (Mark 4:37,38)

Let Us Labour Therefore to Enter Into That Rest

Sunday, 31st May 2020

Readings: Joshua 17, Isaiah 23, Hebrews 3-5

The writer to the Hebrews, who many scholars believe to be the apostle Paul, exhorts us in today’s reading from Hebrews 4:11 (AV): “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

Recordings Library updates

Thursday, 28th May 2020

Did you know the CIL Recordings Library has over 4,776 recordings that you can listen to either on the website, or download (or in a few cases watch)?  We can even send them to you on CD (or cassette tape!).  The recordings are from a wide range of speakers, and we have exhortations, lectures and bible studies, recordings of gatherings and conferences, and much more.  You can discover these recordings here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings

We've just uploaded 76 recordings that were submitted for review last year, you can find the recent updates here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/recent.  This update noteably includes an exhortation from Dennis Gillett recorded at Suffolk Street Ecclesia, Birmingham in Oct 1976, entitled 'Simon Peter'.

In the Steps of Ben-Yehuda

Monday, 25th May 2020

Reading: Jeremiah 31:1-9

When you walk through the streets of old Tel Aviv, memories stir. The main thoroughfare is Allenby Street (Rehov Alenbi) and side streets include Balfour, Hertzl, and Weizmann. These names are known to those who have followed the revival of God’s people, the Jews. Near the top of Allenby Street if you take a left towards the sea and then a right, you will be on Ben-Yehuda Street. There are ‘Ben-Yehuda Streets’ in other towns of Israel including the city of Jerusalem. The name means ‘son of Judah’ or ‘son of Judea’, and behind the name is a remarkable man and his fascinating story.

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth

Sunday, 24th May 2020

Readings: Joshua 10, Isaiah 14, 1 Timothy 6

The teaching of the Lord Jesus in Matthew chapter 5 through to chapter 7 is generally referred to as the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ where the Lord Jesus is giving spiritual instruction specifically to his disciples.

Lessons from the Kings – Zedekiah (Part 3 of 3) – His Stiff Neck

Monday, 18th May 2020

In the first two studies in our series we saw Zedekiah established as king over God’s people and yet unwilling and seemingly unable to hearken to the Lord’s words nor deliver the people from Gentile oppression. In this our final study we will finish our review of King Zedekiah who refused to bend to the will of the Almighty and therefore stands in scripture as an anti-type of all we are called to be. In Jeremiah 27 we have another confirmation of the stiffness of the neck of Zedekiah, where Jeremiah pleads with the king and the rulers to respond to the Lord’s words and to put themselves under the yoke of the king of Babylon for their own good. Jeremiah says:

Be strong and of a good courage

Sunday, 17th May 2020

Readings: Joshua 1, Isaiah 7, 1 Thessalonians 1-2

We know virtually nothing about the early life of Joshua. As one of those who left Egypt, we can be certain that he would have suffered in that land of sin and death and would, most certainly, have rejoiced as God’s people were led out by Moses. He experienced the ‘national baptism’ in the Red Sea (1 Corinthians 10:1-2), and commenced the journey to the land which had been promised to the fathers so many years before. Then, finally, after forty years of waiting (Numbers 14:33-34) the time came at last. The children of Israel were to take their inheritance. Canaan was before them and Joshua was the one who had been chosen by Almighty God to lead his people in.

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