Someone sent me this beautiful music video about Israel, the Holy Land of the Bible. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch it. The scenery is stunning and the song that accompanies it is beautiful. Why should Israel matter to you as a follower of Jesus? There are many reasons, but here are 3 undeniable ones:
1. Israel is where our faith was born. It’s where God promised Abram that all the families of the earth would be blessed in him; it’s where our spiritual heroes like Joshua, Samson, David, and Daniel fought the good fight of faith; it’s where the church was born through the apostles’ witness; but most important, it’s where our Savior was born, lived, died, was resurrected, and ascended into heaven.
2. Israel is where the great world religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam began. To understand the conflicts in the modern world, it is imperative to understand the religious history behind the conflicts in the Middle East.
3. Israel will be the future center of God’s kingdom on earth with its capital in New Jerusalem. Speaking of God’s promises to Israel, Paul insists in Romans 11:31, “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable!” Consequently, if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, Israel will be your future home – a Holy Land redeemed by the blood and living presence of Jesus Christ, earth’s coming King!
With these thoughts in mind, enjoy the beauty of your future home. Hint if you have a slower connection: Click play, then when the video begins to download, click pause and let it fully download before you click play again –
Next Time…”What’s Next for Israel?” part 2