Story from Day 6

Israel Tour 2019

We began our day at the southern steps that led in to the temple at Jesus’ time. It's said that Jesus entered through the South Entrance when He arrived on Palm Sunday. As we sat on the southern steps, we did a little teaching and then took a group photo.

Afterwards, we made our way to the Western Wall on the west side of the shrine. We were able to approach the wall (men must wear head coverings) and pray. Jews believe this is the holiest place on earth because it is the closest they can get to where the Holy of Holmes once was. Although the wall itself isn't holy to Christians, it's a meaningful place to reflect and pray for Israel. After praying at the wall, we toured the tunnel just behind the Western Wall.

We had lunch inside the ancient city walls in the Jewish Quarters. The food has been incredible this entire trip and today’s lunch was again excellent. Afterwards we walked around, shopped in the market and enjoyed watching the Jewish children play in the streets, just like God’s word said they would in (Zechariah 8:5). Go read it!

Another highlight of the day included a tour of the ancient City of David. This city is referenced all throughout the Bible and has become a major site for archaeological excavations in recent years. We visited what is believed to be David’s palace and then toured the underground water chamber (Gihon Spring) where Solomon was anointed as King (1 Kings 1:39).

Next we visited the traditional site of the upper room in Jerusalem. Many believe this is the very spot where Jesus and his disciples shared the last supper before making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane on the night Jesus was arrested. This is also the room where many believe the 120 believers were praying for 10 days after the resurrected Jesus ascended to Heaven... and the room where the Holy Sprit fell on them with tongues of fire and the sound of a mighty rushing wind. (Acts 2:3)

What a blessing it is to be here! It was incredible to walk where Jesus walked and to watch the Bible come to life once again for our group. If you’ve never been to the Holy Land... I hope you will begin now, praying and preparing to join us for our next one.

We began our day at the southern steps that led in to the temple at Jesus’ time. It's said that Jesus entered through the South Entrance when He arrived on Palm Sunday. As we sat on the southern steps, we did a little teaching and then took a group photo.

Afterwards, we made our way to the Western Wall on the west side of the shrine. We were able to approach the wall (men must wear head coverings) and pray. Jews believe this is the holiest place on earth because it is the closest they can get to where the Holy of Holmes once was. Although the wall itself isn't holy to Christians, it's a meaningful place to reflect and pray for Israel. After praying at the wall, we toured the tunnel just behind the Western Wall.

We had lunch inside the ancient city walls in the Jewish Quarters. The food has been incredible this entire trip and today’s lunch was again excellent. Afterwards we walked around, shopped in the market and enjoyed watching the Jewish children play in the streets, just like God’s word said they would in (Zechariah 8:5). Go read it!

Another highlight of the day included a tour of the ancient City of David. This city is referenced all throughout the Bible and has become a major site for archaeological excavations in recent years. We visited what is believed to be David’s palace and then toured the underground water chamber (Gihon Spring) where Solomon was anointed as King (1 Kings 1:39).

Next we visited the traditional site of the upper room in Jerusalem. Many believe this is the very spot where Jesus and his disciples shared the last supper before making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane on the night Jesus was arrested. This is also the room where many believe the 120 believers were praying for 10 days after the resurrected Jesus ascended to Heaven... and the room where the Holy Sprit fell on them with tongues of fire and the sound of a mighty rushing wind. (Acts 2:3)

What a blessing it is to be here! It was incredible to walk where Jesus walked and to watch the Bible come to life once again for our group. If you’ve never been to the Holy Land... I hope you will begin now, praying and preparing to join us for our next one.