I really don’t know where to begin, the whole experience of me being within God’s chosen land felt awesome, my faith has increased and I have a better understanding of the books of the bible in a deeper way. So many things happened while we as youth were down there, we visited the Garden tomb, Dead Sea, the wailing wall etc. So many aspects of locations which are found within the bible. My eyes have been opened to the ways the Israelites live compared to where I live (London). Over in Israel before you have a chance of going college you would have to serve 3 years at the army then study further. The life out there seems hard but God is in control, and his word never returns void.
On the Friday evening we went to the wailing wall to pray among the Jews, we all wore kipers to show respect. As I finished praying for the Jews eyes to be opened, a young man approached me and Anthony asking where we were from, It turns out he’s a Christian who was visiting Israel with his Brazilian church, also praying for the Jews eyes to be opened. I asked for his name and he replied Lewis. After that encounter, while in town again on the Saturday we saw the Jews dancing among each other, myself and others dived in and started a small circle in between a large circle formed by the Jews. As I turned to my right hand side I saw the same person who I saw the night before (Lewis). We both recognised each other and started praising God, I asked him when he was flying back he said Sunday which was the same day as WWMF.
These encounters had to be God, the timing of it all was perfection. My eyes were opened to the fact that there are many people praying for the Jews from all nations which we don’t know about. But we all must link in together in prayer for Gods will to be done not only for Israel but for all the unsaved souls living among us, we must have a passion to share the Good News of our saviour. I thank God that he showed me things which I couldn’t see in any other way. There’s a difference between reading about a place and to be actually standing in that place. I can’t describe how much Israel means to me. I do encourage all Christians to go Israel and to pray for the peace for the land (Psalms 122).
A few points out of many from what I saw within this trip:
– God’s timing
– God’s mercy
– God’s word being fulfilled.