A very warm “Shalom” to friends and those that love Israel and the people there. This is the sixth of what has become a regular “Info Briefs” as to both the ministry and the most recent trip to Israel, the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles and the various activities during the time there…
(While I may have missed a cycle, just know that I was feeling a bit under the weather and God’s getting me back on track). With that said, let me continue filling you in.
It’s Tuesday, and all of a sudden it’s Day 7, our last day in the arena. So that you might both understand and appreciate how we, as those Christians from over 90 countries have followed Zechariah 14:16, which says, and I’m paraphrasing – that after a time of world-wide travail, all of the nations of the world should come “and go up to Jerusalem with the Jews.” We’ve had a wonderful ‘light’ Israeli breakfast and it’s not quite 8:30.
We have found seats and have an awesome hour of amazing praise and worship. This session is followed by a friend, Susanna Kokkonen. Susanna is in a special place as she works as “the” Christian at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum both teaching and hosting Christians and sharing about many details of the events that led up to more than 6 million Jews during World War II.
There are still two main sessions, morning and evening as well as five breakouts and the event many are excited to attend – the Jerusalem March. This is an opportunity for the Christians involved with the ICEJ to march through a section of Jerusalem outside the walls of the city but still Jerusalem.
In years past there has been an average of up to 10,000 there to march and applaud these wonderful people for who they are and the Land where they live. This year was the 50th year of Jerusalem as a unified capital of Israel. This year groups came together and 60,000 believers marched.