What’s your favorite place?
Ask that question – in a group – and step back; you’ve done enough. The answers will start flying, and will often be offered with passion and explanation. If there are 12 people in the room, you might get 12+ answers, because some people cannot settle on just-one-place.
If God is in on the conversation, he might be one of those respondents with a first-choice, and a runner-up. What do you think he would say?
If you can discern someone’s interests from their writings, let me make a bold move and presume to speak for God. What’s his “favorite place?” And, then: what would his second choice be?
God’s favorite place: it’s Jerusalem, Israel. His second choice: heaven.
What! How could that be?
Do a word inventory; in God’s comprehensive record of creation/life/history/plans for the future – found in the 66 books of the Bible – here’s the word-count for those places:
Israel: 1683 citations (admittedly, some focus on the people, not the place).
Jerusalem: 801 mentions (by name; the same place had additional Bible monikers).
Heaven: 399 times, specifically (many regard the expanse, not his dwelling place).
Before you send this Point of View to an accounting firm for an audit, let me just distill the point: in Revelation (God’s “preview of coming attractions”), he tells us that he’s moving from heaven to earth – for Eternity – to move-in with us. In fact, he’s constructing his amazing domicile that will be permanently affixed to earth. He calls it “New Jerusalem,” and its GPS coordinates will match the current city (see Revelation 21 for a sneak peek!).
Here’s the deal: if Israel – and, Jerusalem – are so high on God’s hot-list, does it make any sense for you to seize the opportunity to visit that destination before it becomes the holy hub of the coming age?
We’re just months from an amazing adventure! October 16-27, 2018 an elite gathering of men and women from the Master’s Program and Barnabas Group community – across America – will experience the Holy Land led by Tom and JoAnn Doyle, ministry leaders who work in collaboration with us. The Mid East is their ministry focus; they’ll introduce God’s favorite place in a way that will capture your heart as well.
We made room for 42 guests to join us (the bus will only be 80% loaded), and we have four spots left. Why not think about joining us? Check it out: morningstartours.com/bbg936.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the modern-day resurgence of the State of Israel. What an opportune time to see the place that will be embedded in your eternal future!
This destination is on God’s bucket list. The Doyles are the best folks to show you the places where the Bible stories happened, in real time, and to introduce you to what is happening there, today, on behalf of the Kingdom. Cheri and I can’t wait to share this incredible discovery with friends like you!
Only four spots left. Will you make a decision to come with us and see a place that God can’t stop talking about?
Can’t wait to meet you in Israel!