So Why should Christians go to Israel?
Today i am sharing with you an article sent to me by my friend its all about the importance of why you should visit Israel,
since i started taking pilgrims to Israel i have had to answer many questions on what how why this coming from another expert in her field and she would know because as a book seller she has read & seen more books than any of us the article
is unedited we would like you to share your views thank you Mrs Dupe Ehirim- Read on to get all the details of this exciting piece –
For the Christian, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is the pilgrimage par excellence. It is a journey to the very source of Christianity, to the very place where “the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us”. Israel is the birthplace of our faith and the arena that God chose to reveal His salvation. It is a land that has been set aside by God for a specific purpose,” a holy land” as the Bible describes it.
Israel is the place of Jesus’ birth about 2,000 years ago, but evidence of the holy land itself dates back more than 5,000 years! Christians from all over the world have walked where Jesus walked, prayed where He prayed and witnessed the wonder of His teachings. Attesting to its powerful impact on the visitor; William Johnston, author of the acclaimed handbook on the Holy Land, says: “Here the pilgrim who is open to God’s grace will be deeply enriched in the Faith, for the mind will be filled with the awesome wonder of so many sacred shrines and this will be cemented in the heart never to fade”
Billy Graham wrote, “This little land, though scarcely more than 150 miles in length, and 90 miles in breadth, is big in history and tradition. Civilization was cradled here. The Ten Commandments were given just to the south at Sinai.
Ancient drama was written and played on its plains and valleys. But, to Christians it is the land where the Master was born, was reared, where He wrought His miracles, where He was crucified, buried, and rose again. It is where His feet last touched before He ascended into heaven, and where He promised to return as Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords.
To visit this land is like a pilgrimage into the past, and walking in the shadow of greatness. But, it is more. Here today one rubs elbows with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. With Bible in hand, one can see the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, and can sense God’s promise for the future–the shafts of hope which portend a brighter tomorrow for the world.”
No one can visit Israel without a deeper appreciation and a stronger faith in the Bible. This is where “holy men of old spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:21). Both the bible and the Land have been preserved as physical evidences that “He endureth forever.” The “places” validate the person of the Scriptures, and when we walk where Jesus walked, somehow He seems to walk beside us, as He walked with the disciples on the Emmaus Road.”
Visiting this pre-eminent spiritual destination is truly an experience of a lifetime and something not to be missed.
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