August 11, 2018 | Christ’s Love for His Bride

Christ’s Love for His Bride

There is something here on The Friends of Israel Today radio program that we strive for:  to explain the Scriptures in their original context. What does that mean exactly? Well, we want to take each listener back to when the Bible was written and explain the customs and cultures. That is why today we’re going to look at Jewish marriage traditions in the times of the Bible. The Bible uses the picture of marriage all throughout Scripture. And Jesus gets very specific when He talks about His bride, the church.

Chris takes us through the process of a man and a woman becoming husband and wife in the times of Jesus. It was not quick, it was not easy, and it was not cheap. The parallels of Jesus and His love for us as believers will leave you in awe of God’s details and excited for our Savior’s return.

If we simply try to understand Jesus’ words to us through our Western world lens, we will miss so many details. We hope you are encouraged this week.

Maranatha, Our Lord, Come!

by Dr. Renald Showers

Sometimes as Christians we forget that Jesus was Jewish and that He went to synagogue, as well as honored Passover, and Yom Kippur. Learning Jewish culture and customs helps us make sense of God’s Word.

In the book, Maranatha, Our Lord, Come!, Dr. Renald Showers gives insights into the culture and customs of Jesus’ day to show the validity of the Pre-Tribulational Rapture.


Apples of Gold

Many people were surprised that after so many years and so many wars, Zvi was still alive and striving in Israel. One day he was stopped by someone who knew he was a believer in Jesus. They asked him how he could believe a “new belief” (meaning believing in Jesus). Zvi was able to explain how his belief wasn’t new but a fulfillment of a plan put in place before the foundation of time!

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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