Sunday, July 13, 2014

A trip to Eretz Yisrael






But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2. Cor.4:7)




Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. (John 6:31)





And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. (Matt.4:18)





And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.(1 Kings 20:23)






The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:6-8)






I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it (Isaiah 41-19-20)




For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. (Job 14:7)





He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19)





Is the seed yet in the barn? Yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.(Haggai 2:19)





But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. (Psalm 52:8)





The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller. (Job 31:32)






Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:2)




For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Behold, I have told you before.
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (Matt.24:24-26)




For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. (James 1:11)




For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. (Psalm 31:3)





Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (John 15:4)




For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. (Isaiah 51:3)





I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. (Psalm 32:8)






And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. (John 1:46)





 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.(Matt.4:23)


We have just been on a trip to Israel. It was lovely there, despite the fact that there were awful things happening. We got home before the worst of it started. Praying for peace in Israel!

Am Yisrael Chai.




4 comments:

anne said...

These are beautiful photos. My sister visited Jerusalem right before she entered the convent. She said it was such an amazing trip!

sonrie said...

thank you for sharing these photos - the place is just beautiful. I saw the documentary Jerusalem earlier this year - what a place of history.

heini said...

Powerful and comforting the gospel is!

Aino Harjula said...

Very nice and beautiful nature there are In Israel. I am been in there once and my I left my heart in Sea of Galilee.