Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 2

Today was a long but rewarding day! We started out with breakfast at our transitional hotel in Netanya. The food is very Mediterranean with lots of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. I had tomato & cucumber salad with tuna fish and some scrambled eggs for breakfast. I know it sounds weird, but it was really delicious with freshly (and I mean freshly!) squeezed orange juice.

We traveled after breakfast 10 minutes north to Caesaria by the Sea. You can view pics of it on Facebook! It was a city built by Herod the Great to be a Rome away from Rome. I was asked to sing in the amphitheater that was built by Herod's men. We also saw his palace, which is where Paul was tried by Felix in Acts 22, and this city was the home to Cornelius the Roman Centurion who got saved in Acts 10! The ruins of the inner harbor was also visible which is likely where Paul boarded the ship for Rome.

From here we went to the Northeast about 40 minutes to Mt. Carmel. We saw the place where Elijah called down fire from Heaven and looked off at the Brook Kishon in the Valley where he took the prophets of Baal and slew them.

We then traveled up the Valley of Jezreel (also known as Plain of Megiddo or Armageddon) to the ancient ruins of the city of Megiddo. Read more about this on

From there we went across the Valley to the Hills of Galilee and up to Nazareth! In Nazareth we saw the Mt. of Precipice, which is where they tried to throw Jesus off after they rejected His claim to be Messiah (Luke 4), the place Gabriel met with Mary, and the brook where Mary likely brought Jesus as a young boy to draw water. We also took a tour of a replica village of life in Nazareth during the time of Christ.

From Nazareth we went about 20 minutes East to Cana and saw where He performed His first miracle of turning the water into wine. After this, we travelled about an hour east to Tiberias, which is on the Sea of Galilee and checked into a new hotel.

All in all, today was awesome! As a history buff, I got to see some great archaeological sites from Roman times in Israel. But more importantly, I got to see the Bible come alive before me! History and archaeology are His Story! They prove and don't disprove the Bible! It was like stepping back in time to when it was all happening! You could imagine yourself there during the times of Solomon, Jesus, and Paul! I can't wait to get back and share all my pictures and all that God has shown me on this journey! May God bless you and keep you until tomorrow!


Anonymous said...


You Are A Sinner.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

There Is A Price On Sin.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." Revelation 20:14

Jesus Died To Pay For Your Sins.
"But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Salvation Is Not Of Our Works. It Is Through Jesus Christ.
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5

God Wants To Save You If You Will Just Put Your Trust In Him.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

If you understand these facts and want to go to Heaven, you can! Simply put your trust in Jesus Christ and ask Him to save you. If you need help with a prayer, I will include one in this post:

Dear Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and deserve to go to Hell, but I believe you died for me and paid for all my sins. Please save me, Jesus, and take me to Heaven when I die. I am only trusting you for my salvation.

In Jesus' name,

If you prayed that prayer and meant what you said, YOU ARE SAVED !!!

Please get into a good Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church and learn as much as you can about our wonderful Saviour.

If we never meet on earth, then we'll see you in Heaven. =)

Nathan Wilkerson said...

Thanks Ashley! You are right on in what it takes to be saved and become a Christian. You are also correct in saying that it is important to get into a good Bible-believing fundamental church. But it doesn't have to be an independent church. Not all of us Southern Baptists are liberals. Thanks again for you comments and God Bless you!

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