THE PROPHECY OF VENUS

You may have recently noticed the third brightest object in the sky - the planet Venus. It has been shining brightly above the western horizon, reaching its greatest brilliance on April 27th. Its present location in its orbit qualifies it to be known as the Evening Star, but the same planet is also the Morning Star when its orbit positions it to appear in the east. Jesus Christ is given the title of “the morning star” in regard to His millennial rule (Revelation 2:27-28; 22:16), and He is called “the day star” in His role as the indwelling Saviour (in the person of the Holy Spirit) inside the body of the believer (II Peter 1:19). Although Venus continues to approach closer to us, less of

THE PANIC OF 1857

The following is an interesting, historical event taken from the book by Dr. William Grady: With the panic of 1857 well underway, a tall, forty-eight-year-old Christian businessman by the name of Jeremiah C. Lanphier was hired as an urban missionary by the Fulton Street Dutch Reformed Church in New York City. Mr. Lanphier, a personal convert of Charles G. Finney, promptly announced that on Wednesday, September 23rd, the upper room of the church’s Consistory Building would be open for a special noon hour prayer meeting. Although the event was widely promoted, only six people chose to attend out of a population of over a million. Of the six, one was a Baptist, one a Congregationalist, one a me

THE HARD WORKING ANT

According to John Silling, a Purdue University entomologist, the ant is an exemplary worker. Basically, the ant’s entire life, which can range up to seven years, is spent working,” says Silling. “They gather food, bring it back to the nest, and use it for day-to-day meals as well as to store for the winter.” In addition, the amazing insects can be adept. Some species “gather bits of grass or leaves and take them back to their nests. On this organic matter, which is used much like fertilizer, they place tiny mushroom spores and use them for food.” But ants as dairy keepers? That’s right. “Some ants get the majority of their food by ‘milking’ aphids or plant lice which are often known as

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