LIVING STONES TOURS

 Encouraging Christians to visit the Messianic Jewish

Brethren in Israel

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We at Out of Zion Ministries sense a call to inspire and assist Christians  with their plans to visit Israel in these strategic times.  I have written the following article which I am sending you to give to any Pastors or other people who you know are or were thinking about coming to Israel, but may be having second thoughts.

The second purpose in this article is to encourage Christians to connect with the Messianic Jewish Believers here in Israel. Every year hundreds of thousands of Christians realize their dreams of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. For the majority of people, this is a once in a life opportunity. However, the majority of Christian tour groups are missing a key aspect of what God is doing in Israel in the times in which we live. This is a tragedy for all concerned and I see it as a ploy of the Devil to keep Christians and Messianic Jews apart. He does not want Christians to witness the miracle that is taking place in Israel today.

“Heaven is restraining the Lord’s return until the time of the restoration of all things as spoken by God through His holy prophets.” Let’s go to the book of Ezekiel, chapters 36 and 37 to discover what it was the holy prophets said.

– Acts 3:21

 O mountains of Israel, shoot forth your branches for my people Israel are about to come”

– Ex 36:8

This scripture was fulfilled on May 14th 1948 as the modern nation of Israel was born in one day.

 “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord, Surely I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh and cover you with skin and put breath in you and you shall live”

– Ez 37:4 – 6

In the last 100 years, more than 6 million Jews have come home to Israel from every corner of the Earth. These 5 million ‘dry bones’ are the fulfillment of the above prophetic scriptures.

 “Prophecy to the breath, prophesy son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God, Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain that they may live”

– Ez 37:9

I believe that this scripture is currently being fulfilled in the amazing growth of the Messianic Jewish movement all over the world and more pointedly, in Israel. Since 1967, the number of Messianic Jewish congregations has grown from none to more than 400 world-wide and incredibly, there are now more than 80 Messianic congregations in Israel. This is nothing short of a ‘modern miracle’ as these congregations didn’t exist 33 years ago!

I call the standard Christian Holy Land tours, ‘Dead Stones Tours’! Pilgrims are taken to many of the ‘Holy’ sites to see the remaining dead stones, where it is claimed that the Lord ministered 2000 years ago. That’s fine, but I have a vision to see these pilgrims offered ‘Living Stones’ tours. Tours which will visit the key ‘Holy’ sites but more importantly, will also include visits to local Messianic congregations. Come and see what the Lord is doing in Israel today. Come and worship with us at our Sabbath services. We are also willing to provide half-day or evening seminars.

Everyone will be blessed. The local Believers will be blessed to know that our brothers and sisters in the nations care enough about us to visit us. The pilgrims will be blessed as they stand in the midst of hundreds of those ‘dry bones’ who have now returned to their Land and have come to know their Messiah. To see with their own eyes and to stand in the midst of the fulfillment of the prophetic scriptures.

Lets work together to see this change. Lets put a stop to the disappointment of the Israeli Believers, who see the thousands of buses, full of brothers and sisters in the Lord, drive by our meeting places, oblivious to the fact that we are here or that we even exist. What a shame to come all that way, only to miss it by just a few kilometres!

Out of Zion is prepared to assist you in any way be can to put together a ‘Living Stones Tour’. We are offering to help find accommodation in guesthouses operated by local Believers and to supply guides who are Messianic Jews. We can also arrange rental vehicles, buses and suggest which sites should be visited and which local Messianic congregations are open to visiting groups.

 

We invite you to meet with us on Mt Carmel for prayer & fellowship

If you are interested, please write to me at ……   david@outofzion.org

May the Holy One of Israel richly bless you from ZION

David and Josie

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