Ezekiel 28:25-26 NKJV
This particular passage popped up on my through-the-Bible in a year program while I was in Israel with our church group back in November.
I was blessed to be able to go to Israel with my wife and some of our church family. It was an awesome retreat that I hope and pray we get to do again someday. I find it hard to describe what it felt like walking where Jesus walked, and worshiping where Jesus taught, and taking communion at the garden tomb. We had four pastors with us and Eli, our tour guide that is a Jewish believer (a completed Jew). The pastors, three were from CCLW, shared scriptures from the Old and New Testaments at places mentioned in the Bible. The history of the land was explained to us in great detail by Eli (pronounced “Ellie”). Listening to him explain the events that had taken place, and then backing up what he shared with the Scriptures was over the top.
Oh, we had fun too. I've never laughed so hard and had that much fun with the family of God. We took selfies and "family photos" everywhere. Our bus driver Yaniv even got it on some the family fun and took several pictures with us. One of the highlights for me was playing the snare cajon with Joe Arant as we all were singing worship songs to the Lord in many different places. One of my favorite places was on a boat while we were on the Sea of Galilee.
So, if you get the opportunity to go to the Holy Land and experience the True and Living Word, you will be blessed.
Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year!