We’re winding down our trip, but we’re not slowing down. Today, we traveled from our hotel on the Sea of Galilee, south to Tel Aviv on the Israeli coast. On the way, we stopped in Cana, Nazareth and Mount Carmel. We also drove through the Jezreel Valley and passed by Megiddo. If these names are familiar to you, it’s probably because in the sixteenth chapter of Revelation, Armageddon is referenced to designate the actual location of the last world war, which is within the valley of Jezreel – Megiddo.
Cana of Galilee
Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Gospel of John, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast when the wine provided by the bridegroom had run out. Cana is traditionally associated with the modern Israeli Arab town of Kafr Kanna, our first stop on our way back to Tel Aviv.
After arriving, we gathered at a chapel, and after worshiping together, Glenda shared a message on covenant. She and Jane then led us in another time of worship. It was an intimate moment with our Savior at the location of His first miracle.
Before ending our time together in Cana, Jane held up a goblet, and before drinking from it, declared fresh revelation and an increase of anointing — a double-portion anointing for Aglow, and for everyone in the room. It was a powerful, meaningful, symbolic act of covenant between us and the Spirit of God.
At the time of Jesus, Nazareth was a small backwater town. Today it is the largest city in the Northern District of Israel. Nazareth is known as “the Arab capital of Israel”; the population is made up predominantly of Arab citizens of Israel, almost all of whom are either Muslim (69%) or Christian.
Driving through the city, we made our way to the top of Mount Precipice where our guide pointed out significant locations in the surrounding countryside such as Mount Tabor and the Jezreel Valley.
You may recall that Mount Carmel is the location of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal. The roof of the chapel built at the location, provided an excellent view of the surrounding territory, and an ideal high place for intercession. After an inspiring message from Nancy McDaniel, Aglow Prayer Director, we went up to the roof and declared His glory over that place. It was a powerful time.
Following our time at Mt. Carmel, we made our way back to Tel Aviv, the starting point of our Israel adventure. Only one day left of the tour, and we’ll spend it at the moshav Yad Hashmoda, the home of Revive Israel.