City of God
Feast of Tabernacles 2017: Oct 6 - 11
The 2017 Feast of Tabernacles will be an historic convocation with great prophetic significance. The year will mark 50 years after the reunification of Jerusalem. Prior to 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city with the east part occupied by the Kingdom of Jordan. Jews that lived in the old city had been exiled to West Jerusalem and its Synagogues were destroyed. But in June 1967, Israel pre-empted a massive attack by Arab allied forces and not only miraculously survived as a nation but also regained control over the most holy sites of Judaism: The Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was reunited once again.
In his Olivet discourse, Jesus prophesied over the city of Jerusalem: “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24) Jerusalem was indeed trampled down by the nations for nearly 2000 years. The Roman Empire exiled the Jews in the year 70 AD and the city was subsequently controlled by the Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Ottomans and finally the British. During that same period the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread to all four corners of the world. Indeed it was, and still is, the times of the Gentiles.
But June 1967 was the harbinger of a new era. For the first time in 2000 years Jerusalem was no longer ruled by the Gentiles but by its ancient people, the Jews. 2017 marks 50 years after a divided city became reunited. It is a Jubilee which roars like a lion that a new season is dawning for Israel and the church.
It is like a shofar blow calling the church to reach out for possibly one more final wave of world evangelisation, and at the same time to stand in friendship and comfort with Israel, united like never before. It is also a declaration to Israel that, unlike the past 2000 years, there is today a growing body of Christ that recognizes the calling of God upon Israel and the Jews.
You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate this Jubilee feast in the “City of God” and to experience God talking to us in a unique way. Please inquire about our special rates if you want to bring a group or register for the unique land package offer of the ICEJ.
We look forward to welcoming you in Jerusalem – The City of God – in 2017!