Our Heritage And Future (Israel update #2)

Written by gregdenham on May 5th, 2010

We made it!

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU for your prayers, we have felt them 🙂

Today we began atop the Mt of Olives overlooking Jerusalem. It was incredible! Just to be able to look down upon the city that Jesus gave His life and rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, is beyond words.

Jerusalem may seem like a foreign city to many of us, but the reality is that there is no other city in the world that has impacted our lives, and IS impacting our lives and WILL impact our lives, then the city of Jerusalem! It truly is the spiritual center of the world and the spiritual nerve center of the world and the prophetic epicenter of the world.

Today it’s the hottest piece of real-estate in the world. The U.N. has spent 1/3 of its time deliberating and denouncing Israel over the city of Jerusale.m

As Christian’s it is our HERITAGE and FUTURE! What we believe about Jerusalem is a type of spiritual litmus test of the most important kind.

Jerusalem IS the capitol of the Jews; BUT the CITY OF THE KING! (Heb 12:22)

It is the place where Jesus will rule! (Ps. 2:6)

The joy of the entire earth! (Ps. 48:2)

It has been uniquely chosen by the Lord from eternity! (PS. 132:13)

The place God will reside because God desires it! (Ps. 132:14)

It is the City that Jesus will reign for a 1,000 years! (Micah 4:7; Rev 20:6)

And, the reality is, that in serving the Lord and making Him known in our generation, it has to do with Jerusalem, because everything is moving toward the COMING KING who is coming back to Jerusalem!

Well, those are a few thoughts that I hope you have enjoyed!

Tomorrow we head to Caesaria, and then to the Galilee, down the Jordan Valley to Jericho and back to Jerusalem. I’ll keep you posted!

God BLess all of you and the entire Calvary Auburn family. I am praying for all of you.

We send our love from the City of the King!!



10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Marsha L. Gallup says:

    Hi Greg,Lilly,Dave and Liz,
    Whew! You are obviously there in the Person of Him Who sent you. Thank you for the blessings of this report. Will watch and pray.

    Whew! Again I say, Whew!

    In the body of Christ,

  2. Michael says:

    Our prayers are with you for a safe time, a time blessed and used by God, and safe return.
    Have a falafel and some good humus for me!

  3. Jeff Martin says:

    What a blessing to be at the place where our Lord Jesus walked, taught, suffered, died and rose from the grave, and He did it all for us!!!! Looking forward to what is to come! Come Lord Jesus!
    Praying for you guys, and looking forward to more updates!

  4. Sabella says:

    Wonderful to hear!! I dream of the day when I can make it over to Israel!!

  5. Pam Goldbeck says:

    I feel like I’m right there again. Will never forget my time in Israel.

  6. Bob Sweat says:

    Great to hear that you have arrived! To look upon the city from the Mount of Olives, knowing of the history of the Mount, what a blessing.

  7. Sandy Schiavone says:

    Keep up the good work….have a great time, comeback with stories what u learned. God bless u &keep u safe. 

  8. Joby Daniel says:

    Lord willing, I think I know where my next trip will be.
    Hello to Liz and Dave. God bless you all.

  9. Jim Mc Farland says:

    05-06-2010 6:02 AM

    Singing this morning for YOU AND LILLY:

    I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice
    To worship you, Oh my soul rejoice!
    Take joy, my King, in what you hear
    May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear

    I love you, Lord, and I lift my hands
    To worship you as my soul demands
    Take joy, my King, in what you see
    May I be a sweet, sweet child on your knee

    I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice
    To worship you, Oh my soul rejoice!
    Take joy, my King, in what you hear
    Make it a sweet, sweet sound in your ear

    Make it a sweet, sweet sound in your ear

    Repeat Chorus

    We exhalt you 3x
    oh oh Lord

    Scriptural Reference:

    “Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation.” Psalm 35:9

  10. Barbara Reed says:

    This update humbled me to tears! Tears of joy that you are looking at the same sites that Jesus looked at and walked. You are so blessed, and I look forward to reading more and to your return. I know I will be humbled even more! We serve such a wonderful GOD!

    Blessings to you and Lilly.

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