Articles by Theme
Articles by Art Katz available online and in PDF download format.
We are all familiar with the Scripture, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, and the nations and those that dwell therein.” We have quoted this Scripture many times, but we have not really believed it, and have therefore allowed the nations to indulge themselves in their independence as if they have no obligation to God.
As with the prophetic “son of man” of this dread and glorious chapter, so also are we, the “prophetic” people of God, required to be set down in the midst of a valley full of dry bones.
We all know that anti-Semitism is increasing in remarkable leaps and bounds. The Jews call it the new anti-Semitism. What makes it new, ironically, is that there is a reviving of the allusions to Jews requiring Gentile children’s blood in order to mix in with their matzo and other ceremonial things. This is an unbelievable, [...]
There is a remarkable indifference in the earth to the fact that this planet was visited by God. I think we just have to recognize that we are in a kind of sleepwalk, a stupor; the god of this world has blinded the minds, not only of those who do not believe, but also of those who only nominally believe.
Something is being pressed just now upon my consciousness that has been percolating for some time in my inner being. A recent two hour conversation with an unbelieving Jewish man made me to further realize that I am definitely at odds with the world, its logic, and its premises.
What are the implications for the church? At the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, the heavens were opened and the voice of the Father was heard, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” I have always appreciated that episode. It was a significant event at the very commencement of the [...]
I have a subtle theme for today. This will make an ultimate demand of your faith, namely, the faith to believe that the veil that covered the holiest place of all, and which barred every soul from entry except the Aaronic high priest once a year, is now open and available to you. Can you [...]
A transcription of a spoken message – 2004 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days: the same shall purify himself therewith on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he [...]
What can reasonably be expected from a “God of Providence” in the view of His people is shattered when ultimate catastrophe breaks.
I trust that you share with me the increasing sense of importance that this subject bears. Up until now, I have borne with some patience and even amusement the number of those who currently label themselves “prophetic” and the popularity that this calling now enjoys, which has been contrary to my own experience. It seemed another one of those “fads” that sooner or later would fade away.
Instead of seeking relief from the guilt of the Holocaust in some kind of self-serving way, we need to be reminded that God recognizes only one kind of repentance for all people and for all ages, the fruit of which can be known in how we respond to the Jew in our midst.
The violence and fury unleashed by Ariel Sharon’s escorted tour of the Temple Mount has astonished Israel and the world. At this writing, nearly a month after, it has not abated. For the first time in Israel’s history the violence spilled out into the streets between civilian Arabs and Jews within Israel’s own borders in the cities of Jaffa, Haifa, Nazareth and Tel Aviv.
The gospel of Mark chapter 5 has intrigued me for the longest time, and something was finally stirred in me that I want to share. It is the episode of the woman with the internal bleeding that no physician was able to heal, but she had a faith to believe that: “If I am touched [...]
God delights in choosing the things that are weak and foolish in the eyes of the world to usher in the holy and glorious. He wants to rub this into our consciousness, and that the way of the kingdom is utterly contrary to the way of the world.
There must be a cleaving to the prophetic word appropriate to the Last Days’ purposes of God. At its heart is Israel’s final redemption as obtained through a Church, alerted and prepared through such a word, for its own self-transfiguring and essential part in that restoration.
So horrendous has been the cost to the Jewish community of the cry, ‘Christ-killer,’ that any references of the crucifixion of Jesus are shunned with horror. Now with the advent of Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ, Jewish fears are again being stirred coming as it is in a season of heightened anti-Semitism throughout the world.
There is a growing awareness on the part of many for apostolic and prophetic foundations. These foundations need to be understood and developed, and the Lord has given us a very precious perspective on that word “apostolic” from an insight on some comments Paul makes on widows and slaves. It seems just a minor note [...]