Today is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). Jerusalem Day is the 46th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, now and forever!!!
In 2004, my husband and I had the privilege of marching in solidarity with the Jewish people in the Jerusalem Day parade (in Jerusalem). We started our parade walking down their ‘main street,’ Ben Jehudah Street. Shofars blowing, people cheering and clapping, dancers dancing and Israeli flags waving. What a proud and joyful experience to be a part of!
We spent two weeks in Israel with a Christian organization, Bridges For Peace. We were there for an intensive training program; learning from Jewish, Christian and Arab experts, visiting historical and modern day sites and experiencing the traditions of the Israeli culture. Being in the homeland of our Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, and getting to know ‘his family,’ the Jewish people, was an unforgettable experience for us. There are few places in this world that you can stand in the very place where Scripture was written! Our Jerusalem Day parade concluded at the Western Wall- the outer wall of where the Temple stood. Why is Jerusalem still significant today? Because Jesus the Messiah will one day return to Jerusalem to reign over the whole Earth! (For more information about this topic, please read Dr. David R. Reagan’s excellent article at http://lamblion.com/articles/articles_second1.php)
“I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah( will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)
In honor of Jerusalem Day, we ask that you join us in PRAYING for the peace of Jerusalem.
View this miraculous video of this day in 1967! Amazing footage of the liberation of Jerusalem 46 years ago today:
(Translation of the Hebrew audio)
“We are entering through Lion’s Gate”
“We are in the old city!”
“The Temple Mount is in our hands!”
“Blessed are You LORD our God who builds Jerusalem”
Sound of the shofar — ritual trumpet.
For more information about Jewish-Christian relationships and the biblical connections, please go to this blog: http://teachisrael.org/category/blog/