On October 20, 2018, God again put it in my heart to book a trip to Israel.
As with previous trips, I have decided to let God create the itinerary for this trip, by waiting until He inspires me with any aspect of it, before writing it down or making a booking.
I will update this page as and when God inspires me with any new aspect of this trip to write down.
Exactly 12 weeks to the day since God inspired this trip, I discovered something interesting! On Saturday, January 12, 2019, I decided to look up the weekly Torah portion that the Jews begin reading every Sabbath day. On the day that God inspired this trip to Israel, this was the weekly Torah portion:
Parashat Lech-Lecha - (Genesis 12:1 - 17:27) - October 20, 2018:
"Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:" - Genesis 12:1
"Lech-Lecha" is the word for "go" or "leave".
I discovered this on January 12, or 12/1 as the date is written in New Zealand! This is the same number as the verse reference in Genesis 12:1!
Amazingly, the weekly Torah portion that begins on Saturday January 12, 2019, is also named by the Hebrew word for "go"! (Parashat Bo - Exodus 10:1 - 13:16)
So the two Torah portions, separated by exactly 12 weeks, are both named by the Hebrew words for "go" or "come".
This story has now been added to my article on Israel & The Number 7.
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2019
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