A view from IN Jerusalem during Passover (Video)

We were supposed to be in Jerusalem for Passover.  This would have been our third consecutive Passover in the Land and our first  in the City of Elohim on Passover night, but it was the will of Elohim that we not be there.  Along with most of the world, we have been confined to our dwelling place under travel restrictions.

Some of our dear friends (family, really) were able to be in the city for the feast and a couple of them videoed a bicycle tour earlier in the day, before sunset…  Deserted! Empty.  Streets normally teeming with bustling people making final preparations for the feast, visiting the Old City and generally taking in the ambiance are quiet. It is heartbreaking and a reminder of the Biblical nature of our current events. So many times God promised in His Word that He would bring judgment and quiet to His Land, His City, when somethings were not being done HIS way.

Whether this current event is judgment or not, remains to be seen as events continue to unfold.  (I tend to think the whole world is getting a dose of medicine that may escalate in the near future…  time will tell.)

Nevertheless, our heart, our desire should be to be in Jerusalem for the feasts.

How can we sing the Lord’s song
In a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
May my right hand forget her skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.

Psalm 137:4-6

And,

How lonely sits the city
That was full of people!
She has become like a widow

The roads of Zion are in mourning
Because no one comes to the appointed feasts.
All her gates are desolate;

Lamentations 1:1a, 4a.

About Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!
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4 Responses to A view from IN Jerusalem during Passover (Video)

  1. Robin Hardman says:

    Watched and wept…

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  2. Paul Winkelman says:

    I’ve said over the years ‘next year in Jerusalem’ but now it’s hard to say…my spirit wants to say ‘today, tomorro, next week, next month, THIS year ‘ in Jerusalem

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  3. Toda rabba Pete. We also desired to be in The Land this Aviv, but even before this “דבר כבד” (the last 3 words in Exodus 9:3) “Dever Caved” “very severe pandemic” we changed our plans and decided that this coming October worked better for us. Now that my business has been deemed as non essential and was forced to close for the last three weeks, I have no income and our hiking the land and being in Jerusalem for Sukkot is on hold.

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