With spring feeling so far away, I decided we needed a little something to brighten our days before the sun comes out to play. (At least for those of who live in the Pacific Northwest, for those of you who already seeing sun, lucky people!)
Today I want to introduce to a book by Jonathan Bernis, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days. I’ve always been intrigued by the book of Revelation and End Days prophecy and when I was offered the chance to review this book by Bethany House, I took it. Note: I was given this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review, and in turn, am passing it along to one of you!
I’ve been spending quite a lot of time in the Old Testament lately. I’m amazed at God’s continued love for the Israelites, despite their many failings. It gives me comfort to know that no matter how much I mess up or fail, God will still forgive and love me.
The premise of this book is the state of the Israelite nation and how it correlates with end time prophecy. Jonathan insights were new to me, but made me ask myself why I hadn’t seen it for myself. He sites both Old and New Testament and takes you deep into scripture.
What I found interesting and refreshing, is he doesn’t get caught up in the whens and ifs of the end times. Scripture gives us clear signs to look for and we are to be on watch for them. However, we are not to get so caught up in looking for the signs that we forget Jesus’s main message.
He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (NIV) Luke 10:27
I’ve seen too many folks want to decipher the book of Revelation and end times prophecy so they could know when Jesus was coming back. That’s not what we’re to be doing. No man knows the day or the hour.
I also enjoy Jonathan’s time spent on the Old Testament scriptures. Jesus himself quoted the Old Testament. He knew the importance of what His sacrifice meant, but He also knew that it didn’t negate the entire Old Testament.
I’d planned to read this book slowly, but found I had to read just one more chapter, which turned into another, etc. I believe this book will give you a clearer view of what Jesus did and what He will do when He returns again. It did me.
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What’s your favorite story, book, or verse from the Old Testament?
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.