I have obviously not kept up with the days as they have come and gone. Each day feels as if it is filled with a college semester’s worth of information and revelation. As I have walked in Jerusalem these past two days, it feels as if we have been here weeks and I fear I’ve not written everything down that has been received.
I have decided to break down my “findings” here into three categories.
Without going into detail, suffice to say that all three are active in the days here.
I want to share with you one moment of Inspiration following a Revelation which came from the Information given through our guide (Erez). By the way, Erez is a Messianic believer in Jesus and has an amazing and rich awareness of the land. He has been a guide for over 20 years.
On Sunday morning, following a time of devotions on the Mount of Olives (Near Gethsemane), we each had a time to find a spot to pray. Finding my olive tree, I leaned on it and began to listen for the Lord’s voice. He began to speak to me of the New season He is bringing (Revelation) and of the things He is doing in my family and in me. It was such a moving time and I enjoyed the peaceful prayer, overlooking Jerusalem and imagining Jesus many times of prayer there.
As I wrapped up, I stepped back and took some pictures of the tree so that I could remember that altar, or that place of prayer. We boarded the bus and continued our visit to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, we encountered a museum full of amazing INFORMATION. Let me just say that walking briskly through a museum in Jerusalem is NOT exactly how I believe it was meant to be experienced. (It is, however, the only way to get in as much as possible.) At the top of a tower, Erez calls everyone over to what looks to be a very plain topographical map of Jerusalem. As he shows it to us, he describes the three valleys that make up the area and come between the important mountains of Jerusalem. Finishing his explanation, he turns to 2 Chron. 6:6 and explains that God has told us that HIS NAME would be on THIS PLACE. He then shows us that the three valleys form the Hebrew letter, “shin” which is the symbol for Shaddai (God). God has indeed written his name on the very land which he promised to his people. I thought, “Wow! Amazing”, and marveled that I almost missed that information as I had walked to the side of the tower to look out over the city thinking topography to be “boring”. (Just being honest)
With the revelation of the morning and the information of the afternoon, I returned to the hotel later that night to look at my pictures and found this!
There was my place of prayer, and there was the letter, “shin” and GOD WAS HERE!! All I was doing was trying to remember the place where I prayed. All God was doing was saying, “I AM HERE”! It was a moment of INSPIRATION, and I was blessed!
Maybe you are in a place of prayer or need. Maybe you can’t see God right now. Maybe you just don’t know it, but I want you to know that God is HERE! He is here for you! He is there in your need. He is in all places and He cares.
I hope you are blessed today!
Here is a view of the valleys of Jerusalem.