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August 2006 

Dear Friends of KHCS,

Are we witnessing the first stages of World War III?  With the turmoil brewing in the Middle East are we near the end of human history?

For more than two weeks now, Fox News and CNN have shown their “Breaking News” headlines 24 hours a day.  One issue can always instantly galvanize the focus of all the oil rich Arab nations – their hatred for and wish for the obliteration of Israel.

Bible-believing Christians should not be alarmed, shocked or surprised by the current events in the Middle East.  The Scriptures clearly teach the central focus of the world being upon Israel during the final events of human history as we now know it.

Check out the Biblical facts.  Israel has always been the focus of God’s plan with mankind.  Through Abraham, Israel was chosen and promised a national land (Genesis 12:1; 13:14-15, 17), promised redemption both national and universal (Genesis 12:3; 22:18; Galatians 3:16), and promised numerous descendants to form a great nation (Genesis 12:2; 13:16; 17:2-6).  In subsequent Covenants, God promised Israel the Palestinian land (Deuteronomy 30:3-5; Ezekiel 20:33-37, 42-44) and the Davidic Covenant promised a future dynasty, nation and throne (II Samuel 7; Jeremiah 33:20, 21).

What position should 21st century Christians take on Israel?  We should know God is not finished with the tiny nation and people.  After 2500 years of being dispersed to all nations, God brought Israel back into existence in 1948.

Christians should remember God’s promise in Genesis 12:3 to bless them that bless Israel and curse them that curse Israel still holds true today.  We should also daily heed the words of David in Psalms 122:6 – “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”

Regardless of the outcome of the specific current strife, we can be certain the return of our Lord in fulfillment of much Israel-related prophecy is near.  Our focus should be on spreading the gospel of Christ now more than ever.  Our time to do this is short.  “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

Please allow what is happening in our world to motivate you to continue to give liberally and consistently to the ministry of KHCS as we spread the good news of Jesus Christ 24 hours a day, seven days a week until He comes.  Last month several of you responded to our newsletter by committing monthly support for the operation of the station.  We need many more to take this action now so we can continue and even expand our ministry and pay off our debt.

Given the scope of current events we don’t know how many hours, days, months or years we have to preach the gospel before Christ returns.  With your continued support we will be . . .

Here until He comes,

 

Dan Pike
President

Note:  Author and friend of Joy 92 FM for many years, Samantha Landy, has given to KHCS many copies of her new book, Savvy Singles Handbook.  This is a very informative and practical book for singles, 50 and beyond.  It’s a good read for anyone, married or single.  As a friend and supporter of KHCS, it’s yours for the asking.   Just drop us a note or give us call and one will be sent to you at no charge.

P. S. – The summer months are traditionally slow for contributions. Your continual, monthly commitment to be a partner in KHCS and our ministry of sowing the Word of God 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is essential. Please give generously as we serve our Lord together. Also, I hope your enjoying our local news which is being done by Janet Barnbrook who is donating her time to the work of the Lord.

Mailing Address:
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PO Box 2507
Palm Springs, CA  92263