Pastor Jim and Lori welcome special guests William Koenig and Doug Hershey as they discuss Israel’s coming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state. Watch now.
As the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel approaches (April 2018), Israel Rising, celebrates the tremendous growth of Israel in this beautiful four-color gift book. With more than 175 photos, Israel Rising will compare old pictures of the Holy Land taken 100 years ago to current pictures taken from the same angle. This book will reveal the miraculous changes in this region since the establishment of Israel in a way that has never been done before.
In 570 BC, the biblical prophet Ezekiel prophesied that the land of his forefathers would be desolate until the time that Israel would return to their biblical and historical homeland. He foretold a day when the barren land would put "put forth branches and yield fruit," and the cities would be rebuilt.
Since the time that Ezekiel spoke these words, this land has been conquered and reconquered multiple times by several empires. Uncountable numbers of men were slain upon it. The landscape was plundered and made desolate. However, today, we are seeing that prophetic vision unfolding before our eyes.
To help facilitate this dramatic view of history, Israel Rising will start at the beginning. It will look at what exactly Ezekiel prophesied. It will explore the historical accounts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim eyewitnesses of what the land and region has experience and endured. And photos from the 1880s-1940s will be compared to new photos of the same locations. With more than 175 photos, Israel Rising will depict the transformation of Israel as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.