“…Yes, But Is It Safe?” If you have traveled to Israel or are planning to soon go, you have undoubtedly been asked this question. Well meaning friends or family often say something like “…but isn’t there terrorism and violence? Maybe now isn’t such a good time to go…” These questions are often asked with the best of intentions but communicate a lack of understanding, an influence from western sensationalistic media and usually come with half a tablespoon of “wisdom” that ofte
Who would have guessed that after only 60 years of modern existence, Israel would have some of the best hospitals in the region and the world. As the Psalms say “The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:2-3). When you spend much time in Israeli society, you will find that God's certainly gathering the “outcasts of Israel” or those that just don’t “fit” anywhere else. The “healing” is not
This is a question that many wonder upon hearing of someone’s frequent travel to Israel, although it is rarely asked so directly. Sometimes we make quick judgments of others’ stance upon simply hearing them mention “Israel” or “Arabs”. In the Bible when Joshua entered the land, he asked the same thing. Joshua and the Israelite army were camped in the Jericho plains preparing to take Jericho according God’s instructions when Joshua encountered a man with a drawn sword. “Who’s
We live in a unique time in history. The words of Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Daniel, Isaiah and other prophets are literally coming to pass in our day. We are able to watch the unfolding of biblical prophecy today in a way that believers only 70 years ago did not have the privilege to see. One of the most dramatic examples of this is in Ezekiel 36.
Ezekiel 36 is a prophecy, not to people or kings, but to the land of Israel. Ezekiel was told to speak "to the mountains and to the hil