What Do Israel and Salmon Have in Common?

29 03 2023


It is so exciting to plan this year’s Israel tour. I have always felt that a visit to Israel is like a salmon returning to it spawning grounds. The Bible clearly declares that “this one and that one were born in her”. You really feel like you were born there:

“HIS foundation is in the holy mountains. Yehovah loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God!      Selah

“I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to those who know Me; Behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia:

‘This one was born there.'” And of Zion it will be said, This one and that one were born in her;

And the Most High Himself shall establish her.” Yehovah will record, When He registers the peoples:

This one was born there.”      Selah

Both the singers and the players on instruments say, “All my springs are in you.”  Psalm 87

You are literally returning “to the rock from which you were hewn:”

“LISTEN to Me, you who follow after righteousness, You who seek Yehovah: Look to the rock from which you were hewn,

And to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you;

For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him.”

For Yehovah will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden,

And her desert like the garden of Yehovah; Joy and gladness will be found in it, 

Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”  Isaiah 51:1-3

As a non-Jewish believer in Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, I am so humbled to be included in the patriarchal blessings of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I am grafted into the commonwealth of Israel. Much remains to be fulfilled in the future, but I rejoice now in the covenant promises fulfilled in Jesus. The restoration of the land and the regathering of the people is a miracle before our eyes. I stand with Israel as they celebrate 75 years as a modern nation this May.

God has turned the page from judgement to restoration, blessing, and favor for Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and wisdom for her leaders, especially Prime Minister Netanyahu. Pray that he can steer the ship of state through the rocky waters of internal politics at this time. Also, please continue to pray for rain for the land that the promise will be fulfilled that “the desert will blossom as a rose.”

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