The calls and emails were frantic and desperate. And they all had the same message – we need more time!
They got what they asked for. In response to a last minute surge of registrations, the deadline to sign up for the WND Israel Tour has been extended to July 9. More than 300 people have registered for the extraordinary trip – and registrations are still pouring in. But the window of opportunity can't be held open much longer.
"We've got hundreds signed up for participation in this spiritual trip-of-a-lifetime and still plenty of space to be part of it – but time is our enemy," said WND Founder and CEO Joseph Farah. "If you yearn to be with us, now's the time to register. We will not be able to guarantee your participation for much longer."
It's urgent anyone who wants to join this incredible pilgrimage go to the official website at WNDIsraelTour.com or call Coral Tours toll-free at 1-866-267-2511 and register right away. Registration and deposits must be completed by July 9.
"Spiritually, there's no other place comparable to Israel on the face of the earth," said Farah. "That's a fact. Where else can you go in the world where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Daniel, David, Solomon and Jesus walked? No place. There is nothing else like it.
"We want you to come to Israel with us this fall because you need a spiritual recharge – the kind that comes only from being in the land of miracles."
The WND Israel Tour features an extraordinary itinerary, including visits to the Temple steps, the Eastern Gate and other astonishing sites in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. However, this won'’t simply be for tourists – world famous Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn will be joining the pilgrimage and will be preaching and teaching at the Biblical sites travelers will visit.
Rabbi Cahn is best known as the author of "The Harbinger" and "The Mystery of the Shemitah" and is the inspiration for the films "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment" and "The Harbinger Man." However, Rabbi Cahn's primary roles are as the leader of the world's largest Messianic congregation in the world and as a Scriptural teacher. Many of his extraordinary teachings are also available on a DVD series from WND Films.
But there's no substitute to hearing his preaching in person – at the very sites where the Christian faith was born. Pilgrims will have the opportunity to stand in the literal footsteps of Jesus Christ, an experience generations of believers couldn't have even imagined. Prospective guests have the prospect to experience a tour like no other, surrounded by a multitude of fellow believers there for the very same reason as you.
Yet that priceless chance is fading fast.
Guests from previous tours call the trip life-changing, and Rabbi Cahn has promised experiences which can’t be found anywhere else. Those who attend won't just have memories they will treasure for the rest of their lives, but will find themselves strengthened in faith. They may even find it starts a new chapter in their life, as there was the person they were before they visited the Holy Land, and the person they became afterward.
"Even Christians and Jews take Israel's existence for granted," observed Joseph Farah. "Let me tell you something: If you want to shake up your spiritual life and find a closer relationship with your Creator, come to Israel with me this fall. You will never be the same person again. To coin a phrase, it will 'fundamentally transform' you – in a good way."
"We seek to put together the absolute best, richest, fullest, most meaningful, and special pilgrimage and tour of Israel we can," Cahn added. "The pilgrim will experience such things as sailing on the Sea of Galilee, overlooking the Valley of Armageddon, swimming in the Dead Sea, ascending Masada, going up to and beholding the holy city of Jerusalem, being baptized in the Jordan River, and so much more."
It's a difficult time to be a Christian. But one of the best things about being alive at this time is that you actually have the opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage like this.
"To go to Israel, the Holy Land, is a dream that believers throughout the ages have longed to fulfill," Rabbi Cahn told WND. "We are blessed that we live in a time in which we can actually fulfill that dream."
Many people have found as they age, they don't regret the things they did so much as the things they didn't do. There might be something holding you back – some business obligation, some financial concern, or simply the stress of traveling. But there will never be a "perfect" time. There is only this moment.
This extension until July 9 represents an incredible, life changing opportunity which won’t come again. For everyone who was hesitating – now is the time to commit.
"Are you one of those Christians who has longed to go to Israel but just keeps putting it off?" Farah asked. "Have you been making excuses for years that have put off that once-in-a-lifetime trip? Do you know the Lord is tugging at your heart to visit His land, where He walked, and see the greatest miracle the world has ever known?
"It's in this place that Jesus will return, we see in Zechariah 14:4: 'And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.'
"You don't want to wait until then. You want to see Jerusalem before and after."
The itinerary includes:
Day 1, November 10
Overnight flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2, November 11
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel-Aviv, where your Coral representative will be waiting to greet and assist you.
Meet your guide and drive to the ancient city of Jaffa, where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish, the Apostle Peter raised Tabitha, and where Peter’s vision opened up the Gospel to people from all nations.
Drive by Independence Hall in Tel Aviv. Worship the God of Israel on the shores of the Mediterranean in a special service to usher in the Sabbath in the land of Israel. Experience the Sabbath and a Sabbath dinner in the Holy Land.
Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 3, November 12
Drive along the Plains of the Sharon and the Mediterranean Sea to the ancient city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great 2,000 years ago. See the Roman Theater and Aqueducts.
Ascend to the top of Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged and defeated the prophets of Baal. View the Valley of Armageddon, the destination of all end-time prophecy.
Journey through the heartland of Israel to Mt. Gilboah and see where so much of the Bible took place (Saul, David, Gideon, etc.). See the place where Gideon's army overcame the Midianites. Ascend to the top of Mt. Arbel and behold the beautiful land and Sea of Galilee. Drive to Tiberias.
Dinner and Overnight: Hotel near the Sea of Galilee.
Day 4, November 13
After breakfast, attend Sunday Morning Service near the Sea of Galilee. See Gedara where Messiah healed the demoniac.
Drive to visit Sepphoris, an ancient city that Joseph and Messiah, as carpenters, may have helped to build!
At Kibbutz Misgav, stand on Israel's northern border with Lebanon, see the Hula Valley and the Good Fence. Drive to Tel Hatzor (Joshua 11:13), where Joshua destroyed Canaanite Hatzor and the Israelites resettled.
At the northern shore walk the ancient city of Capernaum, the town where Messiah ministered and drew His Disciples (Matthew 4:13). Visit the excavation of the House of the Apostle Peter and the Ancient Synagogue of Capernaum.
In the evening, experience a special candlelight service on the very ground of the ancient synagogue of Korazim where Messiah actually stood and ministered!
Dinner and Overnight: Hotel near the Sea of Galilee.
Day 5, November 14
Enter an Israeli Army Base. Drive to the city of Cana of Galilee, where Messiah performed his first miracle at the Wedding (John 2: 1-11), and there Renew your Consecration to your Beloved and Couples your vows to each other in a special ceremony under the Olive Trees of Cana.
Stop for an overview of Nazareth. Stand on the Mt. of Precipice where Messiah would have stood and see the Valley of Jezreel. See Migdal, the home of Mary Magdalene.
Journey on the Road to Damascus – for lunch you will be able to experience the St. Peter fish from the Sea of Galilee. Spend a special time with the Lord on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee where Messiah called His disciples. End the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight: Hotel near the Sea of Galilee.
Day 6, November 15
Start the day at the baptismal site Yardenit in a special baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Drive to Bet Shemesh, the land of Samson (Judges 13).
Stand in the Valley of Elah and re-live the battle of David and Goliath. Continue south to Philistine country and stop at Tel Lachish, one of the most important cities in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Journey through the Wilderness of Judea to a very special wilderness experience in a Bedouin Tent City at Kfar Hanokdim, where you will experience a camel ride and an unforgettable night in Bedouin tents. Partake in a Bedouin Dinner and worship under the stars of the Wilderness.
Dinner and Overnight: Bedouin Tent in Kfar Hanokdim.
Day 7, November 16
Experience a Wilderness Safari by Jeep or safari truck to the mountain fortress of Masada. Ascend by cable car.
Explore the ancient excavation of Herod's Palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest Synagogue in the world. Continue on to Springs of En Gedi in the desert oasis where King David dwelt with God.
For lunch you will be served lunch boxes to be eaten at the wilderness. Continue on to the shore of the lowest place on planet earth and experience what it is to "float" on the Dead Sea.
Drive by the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the early evening, ascend the mountains to take in a view of Jerusalem. Behold the Holy City from the ridge of Mount Scopus.
Dinner and Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem. After dinner, attend the lecture of Joseph Farah and an outside guest.
Day 8, November 17
Ascend the Temple Mount to stand in the actual ground where once stood the Holy Temple of God, the Outer Courts, the Court of the Priests, the Holy Place, The Holy of Holies.
Walk through Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and Memorial. See the Kidron and Hinnom Valley and visit the ancient City of David, David's Palace and the Pool of Siloam where Messiah healed the blind man.
There will be time for shopping before we leave for the hills of Judea, near the biblical city of Modin, the home of the Maccabbees, where you will be able to take part of prophecy by planting a tree in the Holy Land at Neot Kdumim.
Worship the Lord on the hills overlooking the little town of Bethlehem under the stars by night.
Dinner and Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem. After dinner, take part in a biblical night adventure of discovery as you walk under the Temple Mount through the Rabbis' Tunnel!
Day 9, November 18
Enter today the Walled City of Jerusalem via the Lion's Gate, through which end-time prophecy was fulfilled and Israel regained Jerusalem. Stand by the actual Pool of Bethesda where Messiah healed the crippled man. Enter St. Ann's Church.
Continue and stand on the traditional ancient Pavement where Messiah was taken before Pilate. Walk the streets of the Old City through the ancient colorful bazaar (The Shuk) and through the Ancient Cardo to the Jewish Quarter. Time for shopping.
Approach the holiest site in the Jewish world and pray at the Western Wall. Usher in the biblical Sabbath in Jerusalem with a special service on the actual Steps of the Temple where Messiah Himself walked.
Take an unforgettable prophetic journey in between the Temple and the Mt. of Olives to the Eastern Gate, the Golden Gate, through which Messiah will walk. Experience the coming of the Sabbath at the Western Wall as observant Jews gather from all over to worship. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime service among the Olive Trees at the Garden of Gethsemane by night.
Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 10, November 19
This morning ascend the Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City. Explore the Top of the Mt. of Olives to view the wilderness, Lazarus and Bethany.
See the House of Caiaphas where Messiah was taken and put on trial. Stand in the Upper Room and pray in the traditional dwelling where the disciples received the Holy Spirit.
End the day with a special service at Calvary/Golgotha and the Empty Garden Tomb.
Seal up your pilgrimage with a special Farewell Dinner of Celebration.
Leave for the airport for your flight back to the USA or stay overnight and fly the next day.
Day 11 – November 20-Sunday: Tel Aviv-USA
Your flight departs around midnight or in the morning. Arrive USA the same day.