In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The nation of Israel was established in 1051 BC with the reign of King Saul. The nation remained united under the reign of King David and his son, King Solomon, from 1011-931 BC. Rebellion after the death of King Solomon resulted in the division of Israel into the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. Each kingdom lived under the reigns of twenty kings. The kingdom of Israel existed for 209 years from 931-722 BC. The kingdom of Judah existed for 345 years from 931-586 BC. The books of First Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings and Second Kings are an account of Israel's history.

The history of the two kingdoms portrays a persistent rejection of God. Both kingdoms fell into apostasy, immorality and idolatry. All of Israel’s twenty kings were unrighteous while eight of the twenty kings of Judah walked in righteousness. God raised His prophets to warn the people of judgment for their disobedience but they did not listen. Finally, God’s judgment resulted in the fall of the kingdom of Israel to Assyria in 722 BC followed by the fall of the kingdom of Judah to the Babylonians and the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC. However, God did not forget His people. He raised prophets during their years in Babylonian captivity to encourage them to live in obedience. He promised He would save a remnant of Israel and restore her for His eternal glory. God would gather His people from the corners of the earth and bring them back to their land in Palestine where they would never be uprooted again (Amos 9:11-15).

The promise as proclaimed by the prophets has been delivered in part. God has brought back a portion of His people to their land in Palestine. In 1948, the nation of Israel was reborn. At the end of the seven years of tribulation, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will return to earth the second time as proclaimed by the prophets. During the Millennium age, which will begin after the tribulation at the end of this age, God will have fully brought back His people to Palestine. He will set up His eternal reign on the throne of David in Jerusalem. Israel will be redeemed and forever restored to the glory of God.