Speaking of “Greater Israel”….

Just yesterday, I posted a bit about Greater Israel and the explosiveness of hte topic.  well, imagine my surprise when I received the following news analysis and prayer points email today that delves into the very topic!!  And, it all ties in very closely to a prayer tour regarding the Land that we are taking during our upcoming trip to Israel.  Fascinating synchronicity!

greaterisrael5Abba is up to something MAJOR in our days and potentially in the next few months!  Please read all of the following:

Israel Headline News, Analysis, and Prayer Targets ~ 3.8.18
Prepared for Bney Yosef North America

Scripture Focus:
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? For shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. Isaiah 66:7-9

Featured teaching: good background for understanding, insight and prayer:

The Greater Exodus ~ Pt 6 ~ Isaac Born at Passover Foreshadows Birth of Biblical Zion

The Greater Exodus ~ Pt 10 ~ What will Biblical Zion Look Like?


Israel News Headlines:

Netanyahu Compares Trump To Cyrus in Compliment of Biblical Proportions
In a meeting at the White House on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised his host, US President Donald Trump in unmistakably Biblical terms, comparing him to the Persian King Cyrus.

“I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory, so we remember the proclamation of the great King Cyrus the Great — Persian King,” Netanyahu told Trump. “Twenty-five hundred years ago, he proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can come back and rebuild our temple in Jerusalem.”

“And we remember how a few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Netanyahu continued.  “Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people through the ages.”

Some have noted that this larger-than-life compliment comes with historical lessons that supersede current political agendas that favor the two-state solution. The nascent Sanhedrin for one has been comparing President Trump to King Cyrus since he was inaugurated last year, calling for him to follow in the footsteps of the Biblical figure by helping to facilitate the rebuilding the Third Temple.

Mark Zell, Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel, said that he had campaigned for President Trump precisely because he believed he would make such historic changes.

“The importance of the change of the State Department’s 70-year position on Jerusalem is unquestionably of enormous historic importance on the same level of the Balfour Declaration and even of Cyrus,” Zell told Breaking Israel News.

“Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is earth-shaking,” he continued. “Netanyahu was accurate when he said that the Jewish People will remember this.”

Scriptures: I have raised him up in righteousness, And I will direct all his ways;
He shall build My city And let My exiles go free, Not for price nor reward,”  Says the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 45:13

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah.  Ezra 1: 1-2

And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. Jeremiah 25:11-12

For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I WILL VISIT YOU, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. Jeremiah 29:10

Cyrus gave the decree for the Southern kingdom of Jews to return to Israel and to build the Temple in Jerusalem. The 70th anniversary of the birth of secular Zion (modern Israel) is May 14, 2018. The US embassy in Jerusalem will be opening on that day. This is prophetically VERY SIGNIFICANT. Much attention and focus is being placed on the fact that Trump declared Jerusalem to be the capitol, thus “freeing” Jerusalem from the UN “chopping block”.

However, look at the REST of Isaiah 45:13, “he shall LET MY EXILES GO FREE.” That’s us, folks. We are the exiles of Israel, living here in Babylon USA. There is a time coming when it will be time to FLEE the USA, and “let Jerusalem come to our mind.”

We are also told in Jer. 25:11-12 and Jer 29:10, that at the END of the 70 year exile (Judah was taken captive to Babylon, and they were there for 70 years), then their HISTORICAL exile in Babylon would be over and they would RETURN to Israel/Jerusalem.

BIBLICAL HISTORY IS PROPHECY. The events that happened to our forefathers are foreshadows and prophesies about what will happen to their descendants (us).
At the end of the 70 year period, “when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.” This is both historical and it is FUTURE PROPHETIC.  Here is the Torah principle: As Babylon is judged, Jacob is redeemed.

What does this mean?  Once we step over the 70 year line in time (May 14, 2018) then we are in a new window of time. The destruction of the end of days spiritual Babylon nation (the US) is IMMINENT. The 70 year prophecy clock has been ticking. The END of the 70 years falls on May 14, 2018. Once we step over that line, several things will happen:
*the FALL of Babylon through a military attack by the Medes and Northern coalition (Russia)
*Simultaneously, the Gog/Magog coalition attacks Israel
*Gog/Magog is defeated by the “right hand of Yahweh”
*the END of the exile for the Northern kingdom
*the INGATHERING of the exiles who are led, cloud by day and pillar of fire by night on a journey HOME to Israel over a 3 and ½ year period. (Ezekiel 39: 21-29)

Prayer target:
Pray for President Trump and his family. Undergoing tremendous attack, persecution from the MSM. Pray that he stays firm, resolved, on target, focused, that he be encouraged and strengthened and that the Lord will continue to use him for HIS kingdom purposes.
*Pray that he is able to make it to the unveiling/opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem for May 14, 2018.
Defiant Iran says missile production has tripled

Air Force chief slams West’s ‘hypocrisy’ in trying to contain Tehran’s military aspirations

A senior Iranian military official said his country has tripled its missile production, amid efforts by the international community to curb it. Speaking at his military headquarters, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force, also slammed the world powers, including Israel, for their “hypocrisy” in trying to contain Iran’s military aspirations and limit its missile production, Iran’s Fars news agency reported Wednesday. His comments come just two days after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Tehran and called for the regime to curb its missile program.

Analysis:  In Isaiah 13, Jeremiah 50 and 51, these chapters talk about the destruction of the end of days “daughter of Babylon” nation.  Babylon (which, I believe, is the USA) is attacked by the Medes (modern Iran) along with a coalition of other nations from the north (likely Russia). Remember the fall of Babylon, is the rise of Israel. The judgment of Babylon is the redemption of Jacob.

Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.Isaiah 13:17

Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.  Isaiah 51:11

Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Jeremiah 50:2-6

“You who have escaped the sword,Get away! Do not stand still!
Remember the LORD afar off, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.

So, this news story reveals to us the “lateness of the hour”, that Iran is arming up, gearing up, preparing to attack. The scriptures tell us clearly that the ancient Medes (Iran) militarily attacks the end of days spiritual Babylon nation (the USA). It will be sudden, swift, and devastating. But, we are not to be afraid or dismayed. Because as Babylon falls, Israel rises. As Babylon is judged, Jacob is redeemed. That is when the exile ENDS, and when our journey HOME BEGINS. In the midst of war.

Prayer targets: 

*Pray that the eyes of the “exiles of Israel” will be opened, that they will understand “what time it is” and make ready their hearts for what is soon coming upon the earth.
*Pray that more of our Sunday Christian brethren would have their spiritual eyes opened and that they would return to following the Torah by the spirit.
*Pray for Yahweh’s supernatural protection and covering over HIS people when this military attack comes on America. Pray that those who are following the God of Israel and His Torah would pay attention to and heed/follow these words.
*Pray that Yahweh will remember his covenant that He cut with Abraham and with HIS SEED (us). Pray into Genesis 17:1-8 and Exodus 2:24-25.
Settler leader to AIPAC: Your support for two-states has ‘no basis in fact’

In a combative letter to the leadership of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee sent in the midst of its policy conference in Washington, a top settler leader blasted Monday the positions of the US’ most powerful Israel lobby as having “no basis in fact.”

Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan took particular issue with AIPAC’s support for the two-state solution, asserting that the group was inaccurately claiming it to be the end-game to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that it had support from both Washington and Jerusalem.

“This assumption has no basis in fact,” Dagan wrote in his letter addressed to AIPAC top brass, including president Lillian Pinkus and executive director Howard Kohr.

“The official government of Israel guidelines… contain not one word or even hint of support for the ‘two-state solution,’” he said of the coalition agreements signed after the 2015 elections that for the first time omitted any reference to the peace process.

Scripture:  And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the LORD of hosts, their God.’ In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.Zech 12:5-6

Analysis: These are the “governors of Judah”.  They have a prophetically very important job to do in the end of days. There is a day coming when a Palestinian state will be declared, and Jerusalem is “divided in two” (Zech 14:1-3). The governors of Judah will rebel against this decree and they will declare an independent state which encompasses biblical Judea/Samaria (West bank). This will be the birth of “biblical Zion”.  The Gog/Magog war may be happen about this time, possibly to militarily impose the two state solution upon Israel. Yahweh himself DEFEATS the Gog/Magog coalition and at the END of the Gog/Magog war, that is when Yeshua gathers up the exiles of Israel and leads them on a journey home. (Ezek. 39:21-29)

Prayer target:
*Pray for these “governors of Judah” that the fire of the Lord will burn in their bones, that the Father would make them ready for the role they will soon be playing. Pray for them! The prayer team may be MEETING some of them when they are in Ariel and on the prayer journey.
*Pray that the Gog/Magog war will not happen one minute sooner than according to Yahweh’s timetable.

US Embassy In Turkey Closes Due to Security Threat as Tensions Escalate

The U.S. embassy in Turkey’s capital Ankara will be closed to the public on Monday due to a security threat and only emergency services will be provided, it said in a statement on Sunday.

The embassy advised U.S. citizens in Turkey to avoid large crowds and the embassy building and to be aware of their own security when visiting popular tourist sites and crowded places.

It did not specify what the security threat was that prompted the closure.

Additional security measures were taken after intelligence from U.S. sources suggested there might be an attack targeting the U.S. embassy or places U.S. citizens were staying, the Ankara governor’s office said in a statement.

Scripture: And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: ersia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: omer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Ezekiel 38:3-6

Analysis: This is yet another sign of the staging/preparation for the Gog/Magog war. Turkey (Togarmah) is a part of the Gog/Magog coalition that comes against Israel. Turkey has been ambivalent in the past, sometimes leaning towards NATO and the west, and other times leaning toward Russia/Iran. Now we see Turkey lining up with the key players of the Gog/Magog coalition: namely Iran and Russia.
I believe that when the Gog/Magog war breaks out against Israel, that at the SAME TIME, the war against spiritual Babylon breaks out (Isaiah 13, Jer 50, Jer 51). Why at the same time? Because if the Gog/Magog coalition wants to WIN this war, they have to take out Israel’s closest ally, the USA.

War is coming to Israel folks.
War is coming to the USA folks.
Here is the GOOD NEWS: The end of the exile and the ingathering of the exiles of Israel happens as Babylon falls and as Gog/Magog is defeated.

Prayer target:
*Pray that Israel would be aware, ready, equipped, trained and prepared for the war that is coming soon to her.
*Pray that many eyes would be opened to know and understand what time it is, and that the people who follow the God of Israel (both Messianics and Sunday Christians) would heed the alarm in the spirit, turn to Yahweh, turn to following His Torah by the spirit, and be a people made ready!
*Prepare ye the bride!  May the bride make herself ready!

Israel Prepares for War in the North

A top Israeli general and member of Knesset says that recent clashes with Iranian and other forces in Syria indicate that war in Israel’s north is only a matter of time.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva radio, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Eyal Ben-Reuven, who is also a member of Knesset with the Zionist Union (Labor) party and sits on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said:

“The people who were supposed to be the ‘brakes’ in this situation were the Russians, whose planes are currently massacring Syrian civilians in Damascus. The Russians aren’t doing their job, and the Americans, unfortunately, aren’t in the area and hardly say anything. So if the situation continues the way it is, we’re on our way to another wide-scale war in Israel’s north. I pray that I’m wrong.

“The explosive situation is just getting worse, because Israel, according to foreign sources, is not sitting and waiting, and things are happening

Prayer target:Pray that the armed forces, the IAF, the IDF, the military leaders are READY. Pray for wisdom for leadership. Pray for supernatural covering and protection. And above all, pray that all of Israel would look up and lean upon the God of Israel for their salvation and protection.

Iran is playing with fire, Israeli defense official warns

Iran is “playing with fire” in its efforts to entrench itself in Syria, Israel’s northern neighbor, a senior Israeli defense official warned Wednesday.

The statement followed a Fox News report that included satellite images that prove Iran is building another permanent military base in Syria.

The images, taken by Israeli firm ImageSat International, clearly show what is believed to be a new Iranian base in Jabal ash Sharqi, a mountainous area eight miles northwest of Damascus. The structures include two hangars that Western intelligence sources said are likely to store medium- and long-range missiles capable of hitting all of Israel.

The base is reportedly operated by the Quds Force, the Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite division responsible for overseas operations.

Prayer Target: Pray for wisdom for Netanyahu. Decisions must be made. Pray that the conversations he is having with Trump would address this issue.



Putin boasts Russia has developed an intercontinental nuclear missile that can’t be stopped or shot down by any country’s defense system

VLADIMIR Putin says Russia is developing an “unstoppable” nuclear cruise missile which cannot be intercepted by any anti-missile system on earth.

The newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket with “unlimited range” was one of several unveiled by the Russian leader in his state of the nation address in Moscow.

They include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater drone and new hypersonic missile which apparently have no equivalent.

Footage shown during his speech apparently showed the new “unstoppable” missile heading toward the United States as he promises to “neutralize” America’s missile defence.

“Russia remained a nuclear power but no one wanted to listen to us,” Putin, 65, told lawmakers. “Listen to us now.”

He said the hypersonic intercontinental rocket, known as the Avangard, is capable of travelling 20 times the speed of sound and strike “like a meteorite, like a fireball”.

  • Vladimir Putin has raised fears of a nuclear arms race in the 21st century
  • He unveiled new, hypersonic nuclear weapons which have no equal
  • The most frightening weapon he alluded to was a nuclear-powered cruise missile
  • Putin said it can travel 20 times the speed of sound and strike “like a meteorite”
  • He said the Avangard also has “unlimited range” and “cannot be intercepted”
  • Putin also announced a nuclear-powered underwater drone and cruise missile
  • The Russian leader emphasised the weapons have no equivalent in the West
  • Putin vowed to wage nuclear war on the United States if Trump attacked first
  • “We aren’t threatening anyone… we aren’t going to take anything from anyone,” he said

Analysis: In the end of days daughter of Babylon nation will fall. This will happen through a brutal and punishing attack from a coalition of nations “from the north” who will militarily attack her using nuclear missiles. (See Isaiah 13, Jeremiah 50, Jeremiah 51, Isaiah 48)

Notice the SEQUENCE of events: Babylon is attacked, Babylon falls, and in the midst of that event, the exiles of Israel begin their exodus journey HOME to Israel.
It happens DURING the birth pangs of WAR. Remember, as Babylon is judged, Jacob is redeemed!

Prayer targets: Pray into this:
For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.  Jeremiah 50: 3-5

You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.  Jeremiah 51:50
Palestinian Religious Leader Threatens ‘Disasters’ of Holy War if US Moves Embassy

The US’ embassy move to Jerusalem is perceived as an “attack” on all Muslims, warned the Palestinian mufti. 

By: United with Israel Staff

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Grand Mufti warned that the US’ embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will lead to “disasters of wars” in the entire world, as it is perceived as an “attack” on all Muslims.

The official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported Monday that the Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein who also serves as the Mufti of Jerusalem, asserted that the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem “will not be an attack on the Palestinians alone, but rather a blatant attack on the Arabs and Muslims throughout the world, …and that it will not serve peace and security in the region, but rather bring upon it disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability.”

He further directly encouraged Palestinians and Muslims to use violence and “seek Martyrdom,” stating that they will “sacrifice all that is dear to them.”

The Mufti said that “the residents of Jerusalem and all of the Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims will not submit to this blatant attack, and will sacrifice all that is dear to them in order to confront the American stubbornness,” the report said according to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Hussein issued the threat of global religious war after the US State Department announced over the weekend that the US embassy will open in Jerusalemon May 14, the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 (according to the Gregorian calendar) in honor of Israel’s 70th Independence Day.

Analysis: There could be much push back from the Arab world when the embassy opens in Jerusalem. This could be yet another reason for intifada/uprising.

Prayer target: Pray for the safety, protection and security of the embassy and staff. Pray for the successful opening of the embassy. Netanyahu asked if Trump would be there on “opening day”. Trump said, “Maybe”. Pray for peace, no uprising.

Poll: Early Elections Will Only Strengthen Israel’s Right-Wing Gov’t

Of various coalition partners make good on their threats to abandon the Netanyahu government in a vote of no-confidence by the opposition, polls show that the right-wing Likud party will only benefit from early elections.

A new poll conducted this week by Israel’s Maagar Mochot (Brain Trust) found that if elections were held today, the Likud would win 34 of the Knesset’s 120 seats.

In second place would be the centrist Yesh Atid faction with 24 seats.

The opposition Zionist Union (Labor) would suffer the most, dropping from its current 24 seats to just 10 in the new Knesset, while the right-wing settler faction, Jewish Home, would rise from 8 seats to 14 seats.

Analysis: There is faction rising up that says that if the Knesset doesn’t pass a bill to require the Ultra Orthodox to serve in the IDF, they are threatening to do a “no confidence” vote on the coalition, which would collapse it and then they would have to go to elections.

Prayer target: Pray that the coalition would NOT COLLAPSE. Pray that the impasse in the Knesset would be broken through. Pray for FAVOR for Netanyahu. Pray that the coalition remains STRONG. Pray that the voices of dissension would be quieted.


Megillah Reading at the Evangelical Christian NRB Proclaim 18 Conference?

More than 100 Jews, Christians read Scroll of Esther together on Purim day

March 2, 2018 ——— Some 100 Jews and Christians participated in a joint megillah reading service at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Proclaim 18 convention on Thursday, March 1 in Tennessee. The reading was organized by Israel365, NRB and Tennessee’s Congregation Sherith Israel.

“This is a first at the Convention and truly a blessed occasion when Jews and Christians can celebrate God’s miracles together,” wrote NRB in its official announcement about the reading. The megillah (scroll) was read by Cantor George Lieberman, who has been the cantor at Sherith Israel for more than 20 years.

The Jewish holiday of Purim, known as the Feast of Lots among the Christian community, commemorates God’s victory and deliverance for His people. Jews rejoice in the bravery of Queen Esther who recognized that she was given the position to defend and stand with the nation of Israel “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).


Laura Densmore
Program Coordinator
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Intnl


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7 thoughts on “Speaking of “Greater Israel”….”

  1. I might be wrong here. actually a very good chance I am. However, Israel’s 70th anniversary falls on April 19, on our calendar. therefore the “Once we step over the 70 year line in time (May 14, 2018) then we are in a new window of time. The destruction of the end of days spiritual Babylon nation (the US) is IMMINENT. The 70 year prophecy clock has been ticking. The END of the 70 years falls on May 14, 2018” May 14 1948 is April 19,2018. If you convert from theirs to ours. again math is not my strong suit. So, I can easily get sideways. I still think it might be that yellowstone volcano. Lev18:27,28. we are guilty of the whole chapter. not making any predictions. Just a what if thought. great column. Leaving for Israel in 8 days myself.

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  2. Day 1 – Saturday – 03/17/2018
    Depart USA for Biblical Journey to Israel
    The flight to Israel begins your Woodbridge Community: Biblical Journey thru Israel. Enjoy the Flight!

    Day 2 – Sunday – 03/18/2018
    Modern Tel Aviv
    Land in modern Tel Aviv (Biblical Lod/Lydda). Travel up the Mediterranean coast to the lovely Dan Hotel at Biblical Caesarea.
    Hotel: Dan Caesarea, Caesarea

    Day 3 – Monday – 03/19/2018
    Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Mt Arbel
    Begin the morning at Caesarea, Herod’s luxurious port. At this seat of Roman government,
    Cornelius became the first Gentile to come to faith in Messiah; here the Apostle Paul stood trial for proclaiming the Resurrection of Jesus. In Caesarea’s amphitheater sing God’s praises where Agrippa failed to give God the glory. On Mount Carmel, remember God’s great power where Deborah defeated the Canaanites and Elijah overcame the prophets of Baal. At Megiddo, the ancient guard city of the Jezreel valley, see the future site of the Battle of Armageddon. At Mt. Arbel overlook the Sea of Galilee, Messiah Jesus’ core ministry area.
    Hotel: Leonardo Club, Tiberias

    Day 4 – Tuesday – 03/20/2018
    Around the Sea of Galilee: Messiah Jesus’ Ministry
    Today spend the day around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus the Messiah spent most of His ministry years. Celebrate the Resurrection on the Galilee shore were the Resurrected Lord prepared breakfast for His disciples. Enjoy a delicious, unforgettable St. Peter’s Fish lunch. Study the Scriptures in the synagogue in Jesus’ home base of Capernaum — the New Testament will spring from the pages of Scriptures to unforgettable spiritual transformation.
    Hotel: Leonardo Club, Tiberius

    Day 5 – Wednesday – 03/21/2018
    Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi & Golan Heights
    The streams of Tel Dan are the source of the Jordan River. Abraham entered the ancient Canaanite city gate here to rescue Lot. Hike around Jeroboam’s altar from the early Northern Kingdom. Then worship the Lord Jesus at Caesarea Philippi where Peter declared: “You are the Messiah!” Survey the Golan Heights from Nimrod’s Castle to Mt. Bental on Israel’s Syrian border. Back on the Sea of Galilee, visit Migdal, town of Mary Magdalene with its New Testament synagogue, probably visited by Messiah Jesus.
    Hotel: Leonardo Club, Tiberias

    Day 6 – Thursday – 03/22/2018
    Galilee: Nazareth, Sephoris & Mt. Tabor
    See Sepphoris, the Roman city with its famous mosaics near Jesus little home town of Nazareth. Experience life from the time of Jesus and enjoy lunch in Nazareth Village. Consider the amazing events of the transfiguration on Mt. Tabor. “Sail” the waters of Sea of Galilee for an evening of worship of the Lord Jesus.
    Hotel: Leonardo Club, Tiberias

    Day 7 – Friday – 03/23/2018
    Jordan Valley: Gideon’s Spring to the Dead Sea
    Trek Beit Shean, the extensively excavated Roman city, important city in the life of King Saul, and later the capital of New Testament Decapolis. Dip your hand in the springs of Ein Harod, where Gideon selected his 300 warriors. At Ein Gedi, the largest oasis on the Dead Sea, be refreshed at the beautiful waterfalls, where David hid from Saul.
    Hotel: Hod Hamidbar, Dead Sea

    Day 8 – Saturday – 03/24/2018
    Shabbat Shalom: Rest at the Dead Sea
    Enjoy a day of rest, refreshment and relaxation at your Dead Sea hotel. Shabbat Shalom!
    Hotel: Hod Hamidbar, Dead Sea

    Day 9 – Sunday – 03/25/2018
    Judean Wilderness: Masada & Ein Gedi
    At Qumran, see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were produced and preserved demonstrating the reliability of God’s Word. Cable car up Masada, the Dead Sea palace of Herod, where the Jewish resistance made their fated last stand against Rome, after the fall of Jerusalem, AD 73. Travel back to the days of the Patriarchs to enjoy a camel ride in the Judean Wilderness and a meal in Abraham’s Tent. Up to Jerusalem!
    Hotel: Prima Kings, Jerusalem

    Day 10 – Monday – 03/26/2018
    Jerusalem: Palm Sunday Experience
    This Jerusalem day focus on the events of Palm Sunday. Walk down the Mount of Olives on the Palm Sunday Road; overlook Jerusalem where the Lord Jesus wept at Dominus Flavit; and pray in Garden of Gethsemane. See Herodium, Herod the Great’s Judean Fortress and the place of his burial.
    Hotel: Prima Kings, Jerusalem

    Day 11 – Tuesday – 03/27/2018
    Jerusalem: King Messiah & King David
    Begin the day in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in worship at the Southern Steps of the Temple. Pray at the Western Wall, then explore the Jewish Quarter. Walk below ground level along the Western Wall to bedrock of this ancient structure chosen by the LORD for His people to worship. Explore the beginning of Jewish Jerusalem in the City of David, and splash through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam.
    Hotel: Prima Kings, Jerusalem

    Day 12 – Wednesday – 03/28/2018
    Jerusalem: Christian Quarter & Passion of Messiah Jesus
    Our final day in Jerusalem day focuses on understanding more fully the Atonement of our Messiah Jesus. Stand in the archaeology of Caiphas House, were the Lord Jesus stood trial. Walk atop the Temple Mount, for a sense of the grandeur of the New Testament Temple. See the Pools of Bethesda, the Upper Pool of Jerusalem, where Isaiah confronted Ahaz; and were Messiah Jesus healed the lame man. Walk the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The day culminates in a celebration of the Resurrection of Messiah Jesus at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner together at our hotel, and get ready for an early morning departure home.
    Hotel: Prima Kings, Jerusalem

    Day 13 – Thursday – 03/29/2018
    Shalom Israel! Hello USA!
    Shalom to Israel and Hello to USA! Early morning flights back home with time to process all you’ve learned and experienced on this journey.


  3. If you can think of any questions based on my schedule to ask my church friends to get them to think please post them.


  4. Great review, Pete, of the coming events regarding the House of Israel (‘Ephraim’) and the fall of babylon.
    You point out: “In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
    Jeremiah 50:2-6
    You point out: “Notice the SEQUENCE of events: Babylon is attacked, Babylon falls, and in the midst of that event, the exiles of Israel begin their exodus journey HOME to Israel.”
    Then you refer to a writing by Eddie Chumney who claims:
    “What is biblical Zion? It is the restored unity between all of these elements:
    *The people of the God of Israel (all 12 tribes= Northern kingdom and Southern kingdom)
    *Living in the undivided land that was promised to them through Abraham’s covenant.”

    You appeal for prayers for the upcoming dreaded times. while excitedly looking forward to the ‘Release and Return of the House of Israel’ (exiled Ephraim). You suggest prayers for ‘others’ – for the rulers, even for reminding God of His Covenant with Abraham and Ephraim – but nowhere do you suggest prayers for Ephraim (your audience) themselves. Being very active amongst these ‘returning Ephraimites’, we at Kol Hator and COI are well acquainted with their resistance against and their rejection of Judah – Torah Judaism – against “becoming ONE with Judah” the Covenant nation of the God of Israel. How can Ephraim ever become “united Biblical Zion, all 12 Tribes living in the undivided Land of Israel” with this spirit of rejection against Judah? And yes, I know that you will retort with” :Judah is equally resistant against Ephraim.” That also, we are well aware of, but, be assured that we are working at that right here in the heart of Israel – and without any support or co-operation from Ephraim – on the contrary, just great opposition and rejection.
    I suggest that you enter this amongst your prayer suggestions: that Ephraimites start praying for being awakened out of their resistance against Judah who is in fact preparing the Land for them and who is facing, experiencing and taking the brunt of the attack on Israel.
    Does Ephraim really imagine that they are ‘coming back” without a 360 degree turn around regarding Torah covenantal obligation” Can they really do so while rejecting Judah’s 3500 year guarding of the Dvar HaShem?” (Rom. 3:2).
    And as regards their defense that they are under the ‘New Covenant’ i.e. a different Torah dispensation from Judah. For the 1000th time (without any 2nd thoughts realization response by Ephraim) – is there anyone whomsoever in Ephraim who will care to read the 30 verses before Jer. 31:31 (regarding the New Covenant) who will admit that the New Covenant will ONLY be installed AFTER the Return of Ephraim which you are so excitingly foreseeing as coming about yet close future?


    1. OvadYah, we pray daily for Ephraim and work diligently on our side whether you see or understand.

      Please be less critical and more understanding. This takes time and much diplomacy. Blasting us at every chance for not doing or being what you think we should do or be is not helpful or good witness.


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  5. This , Pete, is exactly my point. Here even you take my good spirited suggestion as ‘blasting’ Ephraim. I am not a phsycologist (I can’t even spell it!). I can only share what we, here in the center of the fighting ring in Israel, see and experience every day. I have admitted Judah’s failing in the same letter and suggestion, as part of the problem and that we ARE working feverishly at it (incl. ourselves). Why can you not admit your and Ephraim’s failures? Why do you take it as criticism, condemnation, beating? And if you are praying for Ephraim, then why feel bashed by my suggestion even if it is them not called for? It should only indicate that we are on the same page. It is this spirit of mutual animosity that we have to overcome. My suggestion was simply to pray for that also amidst all else. Unless we conquer and cast this spirit out the window, we can NOT be “united Biblical Zion, all 12 Tribes living in the undivided Land of Israel” – as per the suggestion of Eddie Chumney whom you quote and who is as antagonistic towards Judah (yes, as they may be to him). Someone has to give the first lead here – I suggest let us start from this platform that we are speaking on right here. Perhaps this is that elusive key that we all seek for Ephraim, i.e. how to make Judah jealous. Is that also a bad suggestion?


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