A Prophet of God

Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours (BIMT) is all about teaching the Bible in the context of the land of Israel and other biblical countries (Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy). There are over 100 biblical sites in Israel alone that have been excavated. Today we travel to the Wadi Qelt and the heart of the Judean Desert. Located just east of Jerusalem, the desert was probably where Isaiah the Prophet received comforting words of God for his people.

Isaiah served Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel, during the last part of the Eight Century BC. At this time, Judah was challenged by the impending invasion of the Assyrians. Already in 722 BC (led by Sargon II), this northern enemy of Israel destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel.  Now, King Sennacherib, who began his reign in 705 BC (until 681 BC), was advancing southward towards Judah. According to his own words (on what is called the Taylor Prism displayed in the British Museum today), Sennacherib would end up destroying 46 Judean cities, and up until God’s intervention (see 2 Chronicles 32), this Assyrian king in his own words wrote in Cuneiform, “surrounded Hezekiah like a bird in a cage…”

This is why the words given to Isaiah by the LORD were so encouraging to the Judeans. Amidst the invasion of Assyrians, the prophet exhorted his people to be comforted in God’s plan. Here is the text of the first part of Isaiah 40,

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lordmake straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:1-5).

Are you faced with challenges and trials today? If you are, may the words of the prophet bring you comfort today!

PS. Try not to laugh at Isaiah’s beard. It was hand made. 🙂

 
Isaiah knew the Judean Desert well. It could have been here where the prophet received the words of God as recorded in chapter 40 of this biblical book. His words of comfort provide us hope and peace in troubling times.”
Isaiah the Prophet
All of our video teachings take you to actual biblical regions and sites. You will walk through these sites with me. I hope that this teaching will help you learn about the Bible in the context of the land of Israel. Go HERE to see all our YouTube teachings and videos.
 
By the way, while this teaching video below does not include any drone footage of this site, we have produce a resource that does. It is called Biblical Israel By Air. It is now available to purchase from our web site: www.biblicalisraeltours.com. This drone video is 1 hour 6 minute in length. It features 55 biblical sites from Israel and other sites of interest. It even includes four sites in Jordan! This unique one-of-a-kind resource connects you to actual biblical sites where stories of the Bible took place!
 
It is available in a DVD format (720 resolution), Thumb Drive (1920 x 1080 resolution), and by digital download. Also available for download is drone video of the individual sites covered in Biblical Israel By Air video. You can purchase all of these products HERE.
 
We also invite you to join one of our upcoming trips as well! Stay tuned for updates too!
 
In the meantime, enjoy this teaching video.

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