Day 2 of our trip has seen us getting out on the streets of Israel. The day started with praise and worship at our hotel followed by a visit to the friends of Zion museum. We saw some familiar faces on the walls as members of our church (Including Pastor) were on pictures which were taken from a previous visit. From there we set out to the “Old City” where we were treated to the now famous “Lamb Burger”, this went down a treat for everyone who partook. See a short clip and some others from throughout the day:
In the afternoon we visited the garden tomb and relived the events of Calvary, as we were shown the signs of why this could have been where it all took place. As we looked at the place of the skull, it is almost unrecognisable from how it looked even a year ago, this being due to either bad weather or building works taking place very close to the site. For those of us who have been here previously, we should never underestimate how blessed we are to have the experience of seeing this as it was before. This made me think how good it is now that we can capture these precious signs and moments not only in our hearts but also in a media format so that should The Lord tarry, a generation to come will be able to see the evidence that was once so clear.
There is a real battle for truth, and for those who choose to walk in it there will be opposition. This was made very clear to us when one of our young men began to read a passage of scripture only to hear a different kind of prayer call. God had it that the reading would outlast the foreign prayer call, in the Christian journey we are called to be overcomer’s who can endure. See the clip below:
Here is a overview of Anthony’s experience in Israel so far, in this he mentions a song that God has put on his heart, this will follow in a future blog: