A few blends from my April journey to Eretz Israel…enjoy!

More about this short, but very intense journey is summarized in 7 Days in Israel, my Journey to the Holy Land.Garden tomb 2017

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Remembering Jerusalem

N.B: All pictures posted here have been taken during my trip to Israel in April 2017. They ARE subject to copyright, so please kindly ask me prior any use. Thank you.



Remembering Yerushalayim: yes, it is a Jewish thing!


A few days ago, people were celebrating “Yom Yerushalayim” in reference to the reunification of Jerusalem that occured in 1967. Yom Yerushalayim is a national holiday that starts on the 28th day of Hebrew month Iyyar.



 אִם-אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלִָם–    תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי.

תִּדְבַּק-לְשׁוֹנִי, לְחִכִּי–    אִם-לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי

אִם-לֹא אַעֲלֶה, אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם–    עַל, רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי.


Psalm 137: 5-6


If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
    let my right hand forget its skill!
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
    if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
    above my highest joy!


Every male must appear in the presence of the LORD your God three times a year at the place where he will choose: for the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Seven Weeks, and the Festival of Tents.”


Deuteronomy 16:16


Have you noticed that the name Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, is recurrent in the Bible? Did you know that it actually gets 638 mentions?

As a matter of fact: JERUSALEM IS CENTRAL TO JUDAISM.


Starting with the binding of Yitzhak (Isaac) on Mount Moriah: the location of Mount Moriah matches precisely the Temple Mount.

Very often, Scriptures are distorted by unbelievers in order to prove that the God of Israel is “cruel”, because He prescribed Yitzhak’s binding.

Actually Abraham did not lie to Yitzhak when he said : ” HaShem will offer Himself the lamb for burnt offering”. It is a true statement of faith. HaShem knew. Abraham knew. Yitzhak was not meant to be sacrificed in a bloody offering. The binding of Yitzhak is a symbol of recovery. The ram took his place in the same way Yeshua took our place for the punishment we all deserved. HaShem provided for the sacrifice. In the same way, HaShem also provides in our lives in His immense compassion.


At the beginning of Genesis 22, the Torah uses the expression ” eretz Moriah”, the land of Moriah. But we truly learn from verse 14 ( below) that this place is a mountain unlike any other: it is the mount where HaShem provides ( some translations render by “the mount where  HaShem is seen”).


וַיִּקְרָא אַבְרָהָם שֵׁם-הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, יְהוָה יִרְאֶה, אֲשֶׁר יֵאָמֵר הַיּוֹם, בְּהַר יְהוָה יֵרָאֶה

So Abraham called that place “the Lord will provide” as it is said  to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” Genesis 22:14

Not only will the following resource make you understand that the location of Mount Moriah is in Jerusalem, it will also allow you to perceive the obvious connection with our Messiah’s crucifixion.

King David’s conquest of Yerushalayim

This photo shows the most ancient Jewish Cemetery of Jerusalem


Each time international organizations and some Arab nations step up to deny Jerusalem’s Jewish sovereignty, the irony is that archeological findings will prove them to be blatant LIARS.


The Tel Dan inscription  confirms the very historical existence of King David. There is some clear mention of the “House of David” on the stone that was discovered in 1993.


The Book of Samuel and the Book of Chronicles in the Bible provide us with details about King David’s conquest of Jerusalem.

While skeptics would always try to contradict biblical stories, archeology confirms many parts of Israel’s history and thus, Bible reports. The discovery of 3000 year old mines of King Solomon, for instance, is of capital importance.


It is obvious ( and confirmed by archelogists and scientists) that there is at least a 3000 year old Jewish presence in Jerusalem.


This speaks volumes in regards of the attitude of ignorant and fanatic people who arrogantly deny any Jewish link in Jerusalem, especially on the Temple Mount that used to be the Beth hamikdash, the Temple, where all Israeli Jews went on pilgrimage 3 times a year.



There are several points to understand:

  • Jerusalem is CENTRAL to Judaism; it is THE holy site for ALL Jews ( also Messianic Jews). This specific and strong link to Jerusalem only exists in Judaism.
  • The soil of Eretz Israel is Jewish people’s promised land: no hater will change HaShem’s decree.
  • ALL replacement theologies, whether they emerge from Christianity or Islam, are CRIMINAL and based on FALSE TEACHINGS.
  • A Gentile believer will be grafted into the Alliance of HaShem. If he is not, and if he has no link with Israel, he does not belong to the Messiah of Israel either. Like it or not, this is the very truth.
  • Since the ancient times, Israel had to fight for its survival. Anybody who denies Israel its right to self-defense is an enemy of the Lord.
  • The Bible, history, archeology and science prove that Israel is Jewish people’s heritage. So, if some people base their assumption on one fairy tale of Mohamed ascending to Jerusalem on a horse and zero Quran references about Jerusalem, to steal the Jews their heritage, I’d call these people by the names they deserve; liars and murderers.
  • Our Messiah will come back at the Mount of Olives and will bring deliverance to His people. Like it or not, Yeshua is an Israeli Jew, the King of the Jews and a teacher of Torah. 

To the Jewish diaspora, the committment to Yerushalayim always made sense. The expression ” next year in Jerusalem” is linked with the Hagada of Pessach and carries a strong meaning of hope and redemption.

Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, is and will remain Israel’s eternal Capital, not because men decided so, but HaShem.

Copyright© by Isabelle Esling

Subtle shades of meaning ( from “Heart of a Savior”)

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“ My daughter, I am urging people to get serious now about having a relationship with me, for I am telling you that so many will not recognize me when our Father will send me back.

Tell people to stop thinking of me as an abstraction. I am a real person.

Tell them to turn to me with all their hearts instead of relying on dead Scriptures.

I can see the masses fall for their false messiah in the same way they did on the very day I was sentenced to death.

Only true disciples would understand the fine distinction between Yeshua bar Abba (the true Maschiach) and Yeshua bar Abba (better known as “Barrabas”)…child, I am telling you that many individuals will be fooled by a diluted version of me in the last days. A veil of blindness will cover many eyes.

During the days that precede my return, the enemy will send somebody capable of doing miracles, among other great deeds and claiming to be God. The ones who only know me theoretically will be very vulnerable. My sheep, the ones who know my voice cannot be deceived for they actually know who I am.

As for the other ones, I am urging you, call upon my Name and get to know your Savior, because if you fall into the man of sin’s claws, it will be too late.”

“Lord, my love, I can sense the emergency of your words as a spirit of evil is gaining more and more souls. Please save the ones that can still be saved. Have mercy, dear Lord for the yet unsaved souls.”

“Many individuals wrongly think that reading Scriptures regularly automatically confers Salvation. I’ll reiterate it: Scriptures do not save nor does regular attendance to an assembly. Although some so called “ spiritual leaders” will keep them captive by fear, these people ( with a few exceptions) are very far from me. They have no idea about who I am. They have prejudiced opinions about who I should be as well. These people are in great danger, because they proclaim that they are saved because of the Scriptures. However, I am not their personal Savior. So how can they even dare to say that they accessed Salvation? If I came in front of these individuals, asking them: “Who saved you?”, they would reply: “ I am saved because of the Bible…”

If I replied to them: “Your Bible doesn’t have any power to save you, only Yeshua can bring you Salvation”, some of them would call me a “demon”.

The Holy Spirit is absent from their souls. I would like to urge them all to get to know me for real, as a person. Once the man of sin will appear with his fake prodigies, it will be far too late.

People have to remember that Scriptural knowledge is nothing. Proficiency creates a vacuum when people accumulate it and don’t apply it with their hearts.

I desire humble and thirsty souls, not Scripture parrots.”


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As I kept speaking with my Lord, I was transported into a tiny street of Jerusalem. The sun was shining and my feet were making noise while hitting little white stones that were on my way.

I stopped and stood before a pink door. I could see red flowers at the right side of the door. The pink door was beautifully decorated with wrought iron.

My ear then caught the Hebrew word Shaar, which means“door” or “gate”.

Why our Lord had taken me here I was really clueless.

I spoke again to Yeshua in the morning:

“Lord what is the meaning of that pink door I was standing before in Jerusalem?”

Yeshua then replied to me:

“Shin is the letter of the Shema. You need an ear to hear. Ayin is the letter for the eye. You need an eye to see. Finally, Resh is the letter of “rosh”. It is the head, the beginning.

Child, you have been praying for me to open you new horizons. Here I am bringing you in front of a door. A new door will open for you.”

“Thank you my beloved. Why is the door pink?”

“My daughter, pink is not one of your favorite colors, is it?”

“No, you are right, Yeshua. Pink is definitely not among my favorite colors.”

“The pink color is showing you that the door I am opening will not be opened in a casual way. It will surprise you in many ways.”

“Thank you my Yeshua. May my ears be willing to listen and my eyes wide open to see what you prepared for this new beginning.

You are the door, my Yeshua, and I will enter thanks to you. I praise you, my sweet Lord.”

 

Copyright© by Isabelle Esling