Josh Byers


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Back to the Future

It is an interesting thing to look on a valley where there has been so much history yet the greatest history has yet to happen. We visited the Jezreel Valley today where the battle of Armageddon will be fought. Looking down upon it, it is easy to see why so many battles have been fought here. A major highway has run through that valley for thousands of years. And whoever controls the valley controls the trade. if you look on a world map east, west, north and south collide right in that particular spot. Like so many other things this trip it was a very surreal feeling to know that one day we will be here again, but with Christ. Before that we had an awesome sunrise service on the Sea of Galilee. How cool would it be to have church there every week? I think the lake needs a church plant

We also visited Mt. Carmel and were reminded about the glorious victory Elijah had over the prophets of Baal.

Aquaduct at Caesarea Maritima IsraelThe day ended with a trip to Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast. I can't even begin to imagine how beautiful of a city this must have been. Even in its ruins it is still beautiful. This was accentuated by two couples having wedding photos taken there. We were fortunate enough to catch the sun setting so I got some pretty good shots.

Tonight we will be in our final stop for the trip - Jerusalem.