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Travel Blogs from Jericho
... monastic Carmelite Order that was founded near where the cave that the Prophet Elijah had reportedly dwelled) , outside of Haifa, was the next stop. We heard the biblical tale of Elijah and Jezebel and how Elijah had a contest with the 450 prophets of Jezebel (who was a Phoenician and not a Jewess). The object was to see whose god could burn a slaughtered bull without human intervention. The God of the Old Testament incinerated the bull and Elijah then had the “pagan ...
... in this part of Israel and will be again tomorrow when we travel north to Dan. After dinner, some of the Moody folks held a little panel discussion about the vision and ministry of Moody. The Lord has certainly been faithful to and blessed MBI over the years.
Well, that about covers today. Dad is looking through the pictures he's take so far on the camera and trying to chronicle them before he forgets...
Until tomorrow.... ...
March 28, 2014
We woke early and saw Jupiter and the moon shining over the Sea of Galilee. Unfortunately, my photo didn't show it clearly, but it was awesome.
Our first stop was close to the Jordan border where we saw the actual place of Jesus' baptism. We were surrounded by areas of land mines. The Israeli's plant these there to keep people from crossing the border. The Jordan River was probably only 20 feet ...
... Land of Israel known as the land of the "fifth gospel. Passport and security checks on both sides of the border. This takes time and patience as security is very tight. A little nervous at times as we sat and waited and answered questions. It took over three hours to go through the process. You certainly had to wait and adhere to very strict security so missed lunch and we all waited for each ...
... of Jesus exorcism of the demons into the heard of pigs was both fear and inner peace. A peace that propelled the man to beg his peace giver Jesus to go with him. Jesus said no, instead he was his friends and family how much the Lord had done for him. Jesus' no and his new found peace rocketed this man to proclaim in all the Decapolis ...
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