Le11 “Where Yeshua Walked”

WHERE YESHUA WALKED  

A Visit to Israel

Yeshua (Jesus Christ’s Hebrew name) lived and died and rose again in the country of Israel about 2000 years ago.  He will also return there in splendor as the King of Kings.

There were no cameras back when Yeshua walked the earth but maybe these photos of present day Israel will give you an idea about the Messiah’s earthly homeland.

Yeshua was born in the little town of Bethlehem fulfilling the prophecy spoken by the prophet Micah.   Of course, the town has grown since then!  Many people visit Bethlehem  from all over the world to see the place where the Messiah, the Savior was born.

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”  Micah 5:2

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Stained glass in Bethlehem Church of the Nativity

Yeshua grew up as a boy in the town of Nazareth. fulfilling another prophecy.

“So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel…. And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that He would be called a Nazarene.”  (Matthew 2:21,23)

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Excavation in Nazareth of ancient ruins

Yeshua grew into adulthood.  He began His public earthly ministry of teaching and healing after He was baptized by his cousin John the Baptist in the Jordan River.

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him….. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately He went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on Him;  and behold, a voice from heaven said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’”  (Matthew 3:13, 16, 17)

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The Jordan River at Tiberius

Yeshua taught the people on the hillsides around the Sea of Galilee.

“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them…”  (Matthew 5:1-2)

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The hillsides around the Sea of Galilee are verdant green in the springtime.

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This painting in the present day church at the Mount of Beatitudes shows Yahshua teaching the people.

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The Sea of Galilee

Yeshua’s teachings are recorded for all time and all peoples in the Book of Matthew and is called the Sermon on the Mount.  In this sermon, Our Savior taught the Beatitudes.  You may also read Granny Vee’s Lessons on the Beatitudes by going to this index and scrolling down to THE BEATITUDES links. 

Be sure to read Part Two of WHERE YESHUA WALKED in the next lesson.  Blessings! Shalom!

 

 

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