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By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: Penny Shellswell

Dear Israel Today,

I am grateful to those who instilled in me, in the early years of my Christian walk with the Lord, a love for Israel and the Jews. But it wasn’t until last month—40 years later—that I made my first visit to the place that the Lord calls “My land.”

After I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, the Lord seemed to rewrite Scripture, and it has happened again. The passion and emotion with which our believing guide, Erez Sasson of Sar-El Tours, shared areas, biblical passages and archaeological findings gave me an understanding of the absolute passion, love and longing that the Lord has for His land and people. It has all come alive and relevant—truly wonderful.

The UK being an island, it was strange to be at a lookout point on the Golan Heights with Lebanon behind me and Syria in front of me, making one only...

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