This booklet was written to illustrate in modern day terminology what it may be like as one considers entering heaven. While we live this life we may not spend much time reflecting on eternal matters. This story uses attending the opera as an analogy of facing life after death. Written from a Christian perspective, it is meant to bring peace, comfort and The Hope of Heaven. http://www.personalityandyou.com/the-opera/
Jerusalem City Museum of Citadel of David and Jaffe gate, Israel
He did it for me and you
God is always there. You may abandon him, but he never abandons you.
The Oldest Hebrew Manuscript Fragment (Circa 150 BCE – 100 BCE) Twenty four lines long, with a few letters missing at each edge, the papyrus contains the Ten Commandments in Hebrew.
Jesus....always keep Him first in your life!
From Temple Mount looking back at the Mt. of Olives. The church is the Church of Tears, shaped like a tear drop. It is hear that Jesus cried out for Jerusalem. Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34. "....I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it."
These stones comprised the courtyard of the Antonia Fortress. The very place prisoners were prepared for crucifiction. Mark 15:15-20
The Garden tomb, and a stone was rolled across the entrance and guarded by Roman soldiers. The track remains that held the stone in place!
Dome Of The Rock, Jerusalem.
2000+ year old olive trees - Picture taken at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem Israel
Mektaten the daughter of Nefertiti.
Masada - Israel 31 BC - 70 AD ...
✿ڿڰۣ(̆̃̃•Aussiegirl Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem
Mount of Olives taken from the Temple Mount.
Bahai World Center, Haifa, Israel, by dark shadow
Underneath the Church of Nativity are the grotto's or caves that were used as stables for livestock at the time of Jesus birth. Our North American mindset pictures a wooden stable structure, but actually the vast number of stone caves were used most prevelantly
The entrance to the Church of The Nativity, Bethleham has been stoned into a small entrance. This prevents conquering nations from riding their livestock into the church and using it as a stable! That happened...almost seems fitting doesn't it? Now we bow in reverence just to enter!
Zaccheus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he. He climbed up in a sycamore tree for the Lord He wanted to see! A Tree like this...right about HERE! Jerico
Jericho the oldest city in history. Sure, Joshua brought the walls tumblin down; but also the rest stop for every pilgrim on the way to Jerusalem. An oasis!
Memorial to Absalom a reminder to "bad" sons.... Tradition holds it is best to throw rocks at this memorial! Not sure if you should - or shouldn't! But don't be a son like Absalom!