Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day #2 part 3

Here John and I are on Mt. Carmel. This is where in the OT that Elijah called down fire on 850 prophets of Baal. This was an amazing place to stand on. We read the story out loud which was very moving.

Mt. Carmel over looks the Jezreel Valley which in end times is the valley of Armageddon. Thinking about what will happen in this valley in the very near future was sobering.

We left Mt. Carmel and headed toward Meggido. On the way there we saw some tombs along the side of the road that were recently discovered. Even the stone that they used to roll over the front is still there.

Meggido was occupied as early as 4000 BC. In 1925 excavations revealed 20 layers of civilization. Here John and I are 120 feet down in the depths of a water system dated to 2800 BC.

From Meggido we drove through the Valley of Armageddon and stopped on the other side in Nazareth. This city is the hometown of Jesus and is known for rejecting Him. It is currently 60% Muslim.

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