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Day 5 My Israel Experience

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 8:17 AM
Day 5 in Israel

What a blessed day this day has been.  We started our day off in the Jordan River and ended it in the Dead Sea.  To be baptized in the same waters that Jesus was baptized, was amazing.  The Power of God was so heavy that it literally knocked the wig off of one of the ladies (Lol).  When I tell you that "Holy Laughter" came on everyone and that this anointing was heavy, trust me, it was!

Seriously, I developed a greater appreciation for baptism.  At times we as Christians take baptism lightly.  We forget that there were two bodies of water that the children of Israel had to go through.  The Red Sea, which represents their coming out of bondage and then through Jordan, which represents them entering into their promise.  

So Baptism for the believer means our coming out of bondage and entering into our promise.  It is more than just a symbol.  This identifies us with Jesus, and going down in the water signifies our sins being washed in His Blood.  We then enter in our promise that Jesus has for us, and washing in His blood is how He identifies us. 
I will forever be changed because I plunged down in the Jordan in Jesus name and came up in promise. 
Acts 2:38-39 KJV [38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. [39] For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

The waters from Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee, which the Jews call "sweet waters" flow down to lowest place on earth, into what's called the Dead Sea.  This sea or lake is hyper-saline, and makes It impossible to sink in this body of water. 

I was able to go into this 80 degree water, lay on my back and float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea.  This time spoke to me in such a mighty way.  As I said earlier, the sweet waters of Jerusalem flows down to the lowest part on the earth, into what seems to be a lifeless body, of water. 
Ezekiel 47:8 KJV
[8] Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
The waters from Jerusalem represents the gospel of Jesus Christ that flowed from Jerusalem into to dead parts of the world, giving life and healing.  It also represents the blood of Jesus, running down His head, His back and side giving life to those who plunge into it.  Oh the Blood of Jesus... It washes white as snow..

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