Passover begins this evening as the sun goes down in a breathtakingly historic year for Israel.
- June 7, 2017, will be the 50th anniversary of Israel’s retaking of its capital city of Jerusalem.
- May 2, 2017, is Israel’s 70th national anniversary of returning to statehood after a dispersion that lasted nearly 1,900 years.
- Nov. 2, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration of the United Kingdom’s pledge to seek the reformation of the Jewish state in the region of Palestine.
In other words, 2017 is a very special year for Israel, wouldn’t you say?
Wouldn’t it be a great year to visit? Of course, it would be. You should be a part of this history.
That’s why I’d like to invite you to come with me and my wife, Elizabeth, this November to celebrate with the people of Israel, to see this land where Jesus, the prophets and King David walked and for the chance to meet, see and hear, in person, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and David Friedman, the new U.S. ambassador to Israel.
If you come with us, you’ll be in Israel on the day the country is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. So naturally, we’d like you to make your decision to join us by May 2, Israel’s 70th anniversary, or, at the very latest, June 7, the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Israel’s eternal capital.
While our WND Israel Tours are annual adventures, I feel more excitement about this one than all the previous visits – and they have all exceeded my expectations in every way.
The coinciding anniversaries are just part of the excitement. This year also marks a major breakthrough in U.S.-Israeli relations with the new leadership in the White House. And those who come with us to Israel are sure to hear about that from two men who understand it better than any others – Netanyahu and Friedman.
Would this be the most fabulous year ever to go to Israel and experience all the sights and sounds and flavors of the Jewish state and its people? Join Joseph and Elizabeth Farah on the spiritual tour of a lifetime.
As the sun sets tonight, all around the world millions of Jews (and many Christians, like my family) will be sitting down (or, in some cases, standing up) to Passover seders as they have for more than 3,500 years since Moses announced this holy convocation – arguably the most important date in Judeo-Christian history.
It has always struck me as strange that the vast majority of Christians in the U.S. and around the world do not observe Passover week, which represents the most important, spiritual and historic actions of Jesus performed for His people – from dying on the cross to rising from the dead. In addition, it was the holiest of weeks for Jesus and all of His Apostles and nearly 100 percent of His followers for decades after His resurrection. It’s a shocking example of how church tradition has overcome the biblical record and the explicit Hebrew foundation of Christian faith.
Read Joseph Farah’s latest book, “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age,” for more on the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith to better understand the Coming Kingdom.
And exploring that undeniable Hebrew foundation of the Christian faith is exactly what we will be doing in Israel with those who come on this amazing tour this November – in addition, of course, to seeing all the sites, walking the streets of Jerusalem, visiting ancient synagogues where Jesus almost certainly taught, floating in the Dead Sea and more.
It will be a spiritual rebirth for you, especially if you are one of many we expect to be baptized or rebaptized in the Jordan River as Jesus Himself was.
So, I hope and pray to see you there. It will be an opportunity to make lifelong friends, to worship in the land that God loves so much and the place from which Jesus will rule and reign for a thousand years in His Coming Kingdom.
I’m asking myself right now as I write this: Why do I even have to promote this tour? Could there possibly be anything more exciting to do in 2017 than to visit the land of Israel with those you love? If there is one thing every believer should do in his or her lifetime at least once, it is to visit Israel with people who love it and know it.
So how about talking about this over the dinner table tonight while you look over the itinerary on the WND Israel tour website as the ancient Feast of Passover is being observed all over the world?
Then, tomorrow morning, call our good friends at Coral Tours at 1-866-267-2511 with any questions you might have or register now with early-bird booking rates and make your plans.
THIS year in Jerusalem!
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