The secret of success and enduring prosperity is a strong and undiluted faith in the Almighty God, the God of Israel.Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples in every nation.Below Mount Arbel lies the Valley of the Doves, a natural access route into the lake area and a route probably used by Jesus as he traveled back and forth to Cana and Nazareth. In Hosea we read: From this early reference we realize that Arbel had a rather bloody history.Apparently the Assyrians had mercilessly killed many Israelites by forcing them off the face of this mountain.These sermons, Bible studies and daily devotions are free to copy and share with others.
As they hid in caves on its sheer north side, Herod let his men down in baskets and fished them from the caves, forcing them off the cliff to their destruction below.Let's go on together, you and I.' He has been everywhere that we are called to go.His feet have trodden down smooth a path through every experience that comes to us. It is belief on the very best of evidence--the Word of Him 'that cannot lie.' (Titus 1:2).The International Man will in the near future be launching its own PRIVILEGE & BENEFIT VIP MEMBERSHIP CARD - named simply 'The Card'.Members will receive special privileges, benefits and preferential rates with selected partner hotels, restaurants, airlines, business jet charters, limousine services, exclusive private members' clubs, health clubs, gourmet food suppliers, luxury shops, The International Man's new luxury webshop, and much more.Mount Arbel is located near the sea’s western shore in the vicinity of ancient Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene.The mountain’s sheer face can be easily picked out by the casual observer from most points around the lake.We might wonder if the same fate could befall modern civilizations. What if the time came when all that was left of the US were a few scattered bricks and some broken Coke bottles? It happened to Israel partly because the people compromised their unique faith with the pagan word around them.The many synagogue remains in the Galilee dating from about the fourth century AD are evidence of this.The problem lies in the fact that they began their climb almost 688 feet (210 m) below sea level, which is the level of the Sea of Galilee. Today, about all that is left of ancient Arbela are a few stones of the old synagogue and some scattered pieces of broken pottery.The question that haunts us is this: how can a whole civilization of God’s dear people fall under such judgment that only a few scattered stones and some broken pottery pieces remain? [This article was first published several months before the dreadful terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001].