Millions of visitors have traveled to the land of the Torah over the last four decades and had their faith and biblical knowledge enhanced in transformative ways.
There are so many different reasons why believers are blessed and inspired by travel to Israel that it is an absolute must for anyone with the time and means to go there. Below is just a sampling of what awaits you in the land of Israel!
1. You will never be the same. Over the years since, countless Christians who have travelled to Israel also experienced life changes. Those of you who disliked history class or know very little about the significance of the Holy Land will come to love what Israel has to offer in all facets, especially in the Spiritual context.
2. Your Torah will come alive. There is no better place for the Torah to come to life then in the Holy Land.
3. You will encounter God in a new way. God is not limited to any one location and therefore, we can pray from anywhere in the world and experience His presence in our lives. But there is something to be said for taking a spiritual pilgrimage to get away from everyday life and seek the Lord with new favor. A trip to Israel is the perfect getaway to seek the Lord. Walking where Yeshua walked, hearing His words anew, seeing the illustrations from everyday life that He used, and understanding His teachings at new levels often leads to special encounters and even healing that stay with the traveler when they return home.
4. You will meet the true Yeshua. As much as we like to think that we read the Bible as it is intended, most of us are highly influenced by our surroundings and understand the Bible in our own cultural context. Studying the life and words of Yeshua in Israel puts Him in the correct cultural and religious context. He was the Jewish Messiah who said of Himself that He was sent to the lost sheep of Israel. His parables, teachings and lifestyle cannot be fully understood without the Hebraic context in which He ministered.
5. You will experience prophecy fulfilled. While traveling in Israel, you will experience prophecy fulfilled and the faithfulness of God to His Word. We see that the Jewish people have been gathered from the North, the South, the East and the West; from every nation to which they had been dispersed; first by ship and then by planes; and assisted by the Gentiles; all just as the Torah foretold. God is fulfilling His promises made to the Jewish people, which means Messianic and gentile alike can also trust Him. He is a faithful God and His Word is true!
6. You will see a modern miracle. The birth and existence of Israel is nothing short of a modern miracle. Out of the ashes of the Holocaust and the dust of the desert, in just over 65 years, they have created a thriving and prosperous country that is leading the world in innovation, technology, science, medicine, security, agriculture, and water conservation and production. This little country of some 8 million people is making the world a safer and better place. What a miracle!
7. You will touch the apple of His eye. Many Christians understand from their Torah that the Jewish people are God’s Chosen People, but may have little appreciation for what that has meant for them. The Jewish people have carried a calling that no other people or group on the face of the earth carries; it is to be the vehicle of God’s redemptive plan. This calling puts them directly in the line of fire and they have suffered much throughout history as a result. To meet Israelis face to face and speak blessing and encouragement to them is often the highlight of a Christian’s trip to Israel.
8. You can learn how to pray more effectively. Isaiah 62:6-7 instructs us to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem and to pray day and night until God’s promises to the Jewish people, which will bless the world, are fulfilled. After visiting Israel, understanding the security situation, sensing the spiritual tension and getting to know the people and God’s promises to them, one will be able to intercede for the peace of Jerusalem with greater effectiveness and experience the privilege of partnering with God in prayer for the people of Israel, the region and, in fact, the world