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Israel: 70 Years

This trip coincides with the 70thyear of the modern Israeli state. A very small team consisting of Bonnie and Jim Inkster prayed over a week from December 13 to 20.

Landa Cope in her book, The Old Testament Template, said: “When we study the domain of government in the Bible, we are looking at the legislative, executive, judicial and military functions of government. We are looking at law, national and local authority, relationships between nations, rules of war, and areas of community development related to government. We are looking at the roles and actions of judges and kings and those who worked for them in official capacities.” [1]

Our focus was particularly upon the government of this democratic nation.

During our time in Israel we prayed at:

Masada, a fortress built by Herod and the site of the Jews Rebellion against Roman rule from 69 -73 AD. Today it’s significance to the new nation is not to be underestimated. “Because of its symbolic importance as a symbol of determination and heroism which continues to this day with many Israeli soldiers sworn in here.”[2]

The Executive led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Knesset, the legislative assembly for Israel, emphasizes their focus on transparency and concern for all citizens of Israel.

The Supreme Court is the highest court of Israel and the final court of appeals. (All three of these branches of government form a triangle of land in Jerusalem)

The Independence Trail in Tel Aviv is the 10-stop walking route that tells the story of Tel Aviv’s foundation and the birth of Israel.

Joppa is an old city where Simon the Tanners house still stands to this day. It is the site of the Gate of Faith and instrumental in the initial days of the new state.

Lastly we prayed on the Old City walls’ rampart and then dropped down to include the Western (Wailing) Wall.

All in all it was a very productive trip.

[1]Pg. 60 The Old Testament Template by Landa Cope, YWAM Publishing, Copyright 2006, 2011 2ndedition.


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