A tapestry of diversity that has been the homeland of the people who are anointed by God to unite people in peace, have all had a connection to this land.
Three young girls - one Christian, one Jewish and one Muslim have been chosen to work with National Geographic to bring what will be a most profoundly informative visual experiences to people, most who might not have the opportunity to travel to Jerusalem.
The film makers of 'Jerusalem' were granted special rights to film using low-altitude planes to capture stunning hi-definition images of one of the oldest cities in the world.
The Daily Mail has published a number of photographs to share. Each photograph is identified and named with the photograph signature 2013 Jerusalem US LP.
'The sun rises over the Mount of Olives, framed between the Al-Khanqah al-Salahiyya Mosque on the left and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the right'
The Mount of Olives is where Christ went to pray and for quiet solitude. In the ancient times, Athena gifted the people the olive tree. Christ and Athena have an eternal bond. A spiritual connection continues through the generations within each family.
'Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims congregate at the Western Wall during Passover for the Birkat Kohanim, meaning 'Priestly Blessing'
The Passover is when the Israelites were led out of slavery in Egypt and brought to the new land, known as the Holy Land. Moses, Aaron and Miriam, their sister were all divinely guided and God chose Moses to be the leader of the people of the time.
Passover is also indicating the passing over of authority - from the Egyptian Pharaoh, God placed Moses in the authority with trust shown by giving him His Law too.
The Western Wall is at the foot of the Temple Mount. Here is a site for Jewish prayer and pilgrimage for centuries. It is here the foundation stone was laid for the new Kingdom - the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Holy Land that was ruled under God Almighty.
Throughout history, Jerusalem has been fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented. What remains to this day is both a thriving modern city and a living museum to over 5,000 years of history.
Man has known the King of Israel is King of the World, because the Isrealites are scattered throughout the world. People who are ruled by God cannot serve two masters.
'Muslim women from nearby villages on their way to noon prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan'
Every Muslim is told to submit to God. All the extremism that has taken place is by people who do not abide by the law given by Muhammad and evidently ignore The Authority of God. A Letter at the Greek Orthodox Monastery at Mount Sinai, from Muhammad is signed by witnesses is one every Muslim needs to know about - read and understand. Be blessed.
All the holy sites have specific significance to identify events that took place in ancient history and connected with the people. Today they remain Holy Sites.
A couple of weeks ago I had a dream of a dark haired lady sitting on a throne on a saffron coloured stage outside a church - research took me to discover St. Helen's Church in York (the Archbishop of York crowned Emperor Constantine) St. Helen's in Lancashire connects both these places. Lancashire in the Heart of England is known as Red Rose County.
It is in the River Jordan that Jesus Christ was Baptised by John - hence the name John the Baptist. John declared himself a forerunner of 'he that would baptize "with the Holy Ghost and with fire" That person is Jesus Christ himself.
Saint John was divinely guided and inspired by God, who delivered the messages to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation. He also wrote to the elect lady.
'An aerial view of the Church of the Beatitudes by the Sea of Galilee near Capernaum, the traditional site where Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount as told in the New Testament' 'In Christianity, the Beatitudes are the set of teachings by Jesus that begin "
'The Dome of the Rock, one of the old and holiest sites in Islam' The Dome of the Rock is built over where Muhammad, to my understanding, had a dream of heaven (a night journey) and was told to tell people to pray to Allah - God Almighty.
People say also it is where Muhammad ascended up to heaven. What I can say for certain, Muhammad appeared in my dream after a prayer to be guided to bring peace between Muslims and Christians. In my dream, he appeared 'as if alive' standing on a grassy hill surrounded by light blue water. The following day I found his letter at Mount Sinai.
The dome roof is found on Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Hagia Sophia, St. Pauls, St. Peters and others - there is no competition. The plot is lost if dividing people to turn people against each other. God is God and everyone is under the umbrella of God. No issue.
'A computer-generated recreation of Jerusalem in the 1st century AD, featuring the latest archaeological consensus on what the 2nd Temple might have looked like'
The article writes about the three girls sharing their understanding about the Holy places. 'From the Damascus Gate and the Dome of the Rock, to the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the girls each reveal the Holy City from their own perspective.
‘What was really amazing was that they would bring me to some of the same places in the city and tell me entirely different things,' said Feriguson.
'Revital would point out Jewish history, but when I asked her if she knew about the Christian or Muslim attachment to the same places, she didn’t. The same was true of the other girls.'
'A rare view of the rock at the center of the Dome of the Rock. Muslims refer to it as 'as-Sakrah', the rock from where they believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. In Jewish tradition, it known as 'the Foundation Stone,' where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son and where the Temples stood. Many historians believe the biblical Jebusites worshiped here nearly 5000 years ago'
It is quite possible this is where Muhammed ascended into heaven for God has a way to maintain his truth and make sure people understand. One important lesson for everyone to learn is the story recalled about Abraham being tested in his obedience to God and follow his precise instruction. This was a severe test to see if he would kill his only son. In the last moment a ram appeared to be sacrificed instead.
If anyone would kill their own child, they might easily kill other people and their children too. It is absolutely forbidden by God to kill anyone. Take the example of what happened to Jesus Christ - he was killed. God showed His Authority - Jesus was resurrected.
'Dawn over the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem's Old City'. The focus is on the upper windows and the dome with the cross on top. The sky while appearing cloudy - with dark grey in the distance, shows over the church a clearing and sunlight.
The top of the dome is like the top of an orb held by a monarch with the cross. Also on top of the Imperial Crown is an orb with a cross too. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem and all the Patriarchs are serving him.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church people are encouraged to be divinely guided. In our baptism as babies we are given the Gift of the Holy Spirit to be divinely guided. It is a choice to seek in prayer and even taking notice of when messages are being given.
In this video at one point is hundreds of people with flames. Miracle of the Holy Fire (Holy Light) happens in Jerusalem.
This light does not burn. The Holy light descends with prayers by the Patriarch in the tomb chamber where Jesus Christ was raised - resurrected from the dead. Not only does the Holy Light emerge in the tomb chamber, candles of people of faith outside sometimes lit too. Jesus Christ became alive then and walked this earth before being raised up and taken to heaven. In these Biblical times the people in the Holy Land treasure this because we all know that Jesus Christ is alive and ruling from the heavens too.
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