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I (Peter) depend upon the Holy Spirit and God’s timing as I send you this picture of a portion of a Jerusalem wall that depicts the area where the Upper Room was located. John Reed, my traveling companion to Israel, took the picture and numerous others while we were in Israel in 2005. If what you see and read touches you, we have a kindred spirit.



The Walls Are Coming Down


Painting by Rebekah Laue


THE SWORD HERE REPRESENTS THE WALL THAT IS COMING DOWN
BETWEEN THE JEWS AND THE GENTILES

In September of 2005 John Reed and I (Peter) traveled to Jerusalem without a specific agenda except to discern the heart of Jesus and the leading of the Holy Spirit day by day. One day, on September 21, I was directed to speak the heart of Jesus over the City of Jerusalem in a manner similar to what He may have done 2000 years ago when he addressed the religious establishment of his day at the Temple Courtyard. The Holy Spirit gave me words of introduction that I had penned in my journal a few days earlier. After doing so, I proceeded to speak His Word from the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 23 to 25. This event took place as Shabbat was approaching. You will be able to hear bells and the sound of shofars in the background as the sun crept up the western wall of the Old City.

My friend John Reed videoed these unusual proceedings that seemed to stir up a hornets nest and a den of vipers. While reading from the Book of Matthew, two men came out of nowhere, picked up my water bottle and spit into it. John saw this, but I was oblivious of this crude and despicable act. Both of us felt such hostility towards us and the words of Jesus, that we attempted to flee the city five days before our scheduled departure; but we were unable to reschedule our flights.

I invite you to read the words I recorded in my journal. I believe that the main reason for making the 8,000 mile journey to Jerusalem was to resurrect the words of Jesus in this unique way. These same words are also a part of chapter 8 from “The Stone Table Maagan,” which chronicles my Israel Odyssey. The journal can be downloaded from our web site The Stretcher Bearers--The Stone Table Maagan. Or you can click here and read the words of Peter's Journal for September 21, 2005.

Yes, we do believe that placing this unusual and provocative event on “YOU TUBE,” is a fulfillment in part of prophecy.

Here are the direct links

Jerusalem Lament I (16 minutes)

Jerusalem Lament II (21 minutes)



Jesus said, “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it, and then finally, the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)


Peter Laue with his Jesus Is Nuts About You Cap
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Today the 3,000 year-old city of Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish faith, is also a holy city for Christianity and Islam. It is the most important city in the Holy Land. Jerusalem is situated high in the central hill country of Israel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. The land surrounding the city is dry. Its sole water source is the Gihon Spring. The city is located at the crossing of major trade routes running from north to south and from east to west.

Jerusalem existed as a small walled city as far back as 2,000 B.C. King David captured it from the Jebusites, a Canaanite clan, about 1,000 B.C. and made it his capital. When Solomon was king, he increased the city's size from 11 to 32 acres and built his great Temple there. In the late eighth century B.C., King Hezekiah strengthened the city's defenses by building a 1,750 foot-tunnel around the city's spring. Then in 587 BC., the Temple, homes and city walls were destroyed by the Bablonians after a bitter siege (THE WALLS WERE COMING DOWN) (2 Kings 25:10) but were later rebuilt.

The new Jerusalem underwent a long period of occupation by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Starting in 37 B.C. King Herod the Great built stronger walls, the Antonia fortress, a moat, a sumptuous palace, and aqueducts to bring in more water. It was there, in Jerusalem that our precious Jesus taught, suffered, died, and was buried, and from where he rose again from the dead.

The city was destroyed by the Romans in A.D.70. (THE WALLS AGAIN FELL DOWN) After that, it remained a small military camp until Constatine made it a holy Christian city in the 4th century.

Did You Know?
Because part of the name "Jerusalem" sounds like the Hebrew word shalom ("peace"), Jerusalem became known as the "City of Peace."

These holy trumpets, made from ram's horns, are usually blown near Jerusalem's western wall to greet the beginning of the Jewish New Year. The sounds from the shofar are lound and lingering...a blast from the trumpet made from the horns can be heard for miles. Its powerful echo can be used as a call to arms, a call to worship, or a command to assemble for an important event.

In biblical times the ram's horn played an important role in Jewish worship. As the sun set each Friday, priests blew the shofar to signal the start of the Sabbath. The shofar was also sounded to mark the beginning of the Jewis New Year and end of the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). It was played with other musical instruments in the Temple. Although the ram's horn produces only two or three notes, it can be very impressive.

The first time the Bible mentions the shofar horn is in the Book of Exodus. The Israelites were getting ready to stand before God at Mount Sinai. When the time came for them to gather at the foot of the mountain, they heard "a blast of a trumpet so loud that all the people who were in the camp trembled" (Exodus 19:16). A generation later, Joshua's army surround Jericho and gave a battle shout as seven priests blew shofars. As a result, "THE WALL FELL DOWN FLAT: (Joshua 6:20).

The Prophet Isaiah promised that a shofar would sound when the MESSIAH came to save the faithful: "on that day a great trumpet will be blown" (Isaiah 27:13).

Did You Know?
Of all the instruments the Bible says were used in the Temple, only the shofar remains part of Jewish worship today--to call in the Jewish New Year.

Excerts from an email sent by my special "Jewish" friend Sallysara

as we are all the sons and daughters of Abraham in the line of David...... Yeshua... all of us... I know my story is AWEsome, but so is everyone elses... just that I am a Jew and was studying Judaism trying to find G-d and I found him allright... LOL... I really did fall to my knees crying at the tomb... there was another show on last night (on tv)... or this morning that showed and brought back such memories of that walk... If I do or did go back to Israel--I am also a citizen there, I would have to lie.. and I cannot. If I don't lie and say I am a believer in Jesus, they will take my citizenship away...... and my heart, oh my heart, is still in Jerusalem... That is only one thing I do. I do send out messianic and Christian messages. I did forward yours to many people so you will probably get a lot of subscriptions. G-d Bless you....... pray a little prayer for me. I am ill and it is incurable only by our L-rd...... Thanks, b'ahavat Yeshua, Sallysara

Article by Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller --sent by Sallysara

With only 30 days left before the Big Day -- which in this case is Rosh Hashana, Elul is a time of love, yearning, reconciliation, forgiveness, and return.

This article can be read at:

www.aish.com






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