Temple Mount

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Visiting the Holy Land overwhelms you with the impact of walking where Jesus walked. In addition, whether you want it to or not, your visit also brings you face to face with Islam and Judaism. Nowhere is this more evident than inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The site of the Temple Mount compacts the two together in a daily tension of both religions seeking to practice their faith.
Witnessing the locations and the people burdens the heart of the believer in Christ. You are almost overwhelmed with the knowledge of the lostness that surrounds you. As the Jewish people pray at the Western Wall, many of them are offering prayers for the coming of the Messiah to restore the Temple. You are saddened to know that He has already come and they fail to see and believe.
As I walked away from the Wall today, I found encouragement for my own heart by reflecting on the book of Hebrews…
Hebrews 10:19-22a “Therefore, brothers since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus by the new and living way that he opened forums through the curtain that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…”

Comments

  1. Rhonda Colvard says:

    Thank you so much for blogging while you were there. Just reading this blog made my heart feel heavy. I’m certain witnessing this brings much sadness.

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