Jerusalem, Jerusalem… Matt. 23:37
I am so excited! March 2018 I plan on re-visiting the Holy Land Of Israel, this will be my fourth visit. I can barely contain myself! Why, would you want to go someplace and spend significant amounts of money… to a place you have been before, you might ask.
It’s simple really. In Zechariah 2:8 we read: For thus says the LORD of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. Israel and the Hebrews are very special to God Almighty.
Also, in Genesis 12:3 we read: And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” God shows favor on those who show favor to His people and the land.
So First, I go to Israel to bless and glorify God and to honor Him by blessing the people and nation. Secondly, I go because everything that I believe and trust in the Bible began there- I will never be able to read the Bible the same again, because of my visits there. Truly, God’s living, powerful word comes alive there. Biblical history is supported at every turn by archeological unearthing’s. It is incredible really.
So, as Israel approaches this upcoming Passover season, I end today with the traditional phrase said by Jews for thousands of years: phrase “le-shanah ha-ba’ah bi-Yerushalayim,” “Next Year in Jerusalem!”