Israel Trips to the Land

A Doorkeeper in His House

Our first night in the City of the Great King found us going to hear James and Liz Block lead worship at Living Bread Ministries.  James was blessed by Living Bread to use their facility to host a worship service for Yisraelites coming to Yerushalayim for the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) 2016.    It was a nice brisk walk in the cool dry air to this place in East Jerusalem.   There is history to this location which I did not know until our arrival back to our exile in the United States.  Below a caption reveals part of the story.

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A defaced gate courtesy of angry Islamic neighbors at Living Bread Ministries in East Jerusalem near the Damascus gate of the Old City in Jerusalem.

Note: It has come to my attention that after we left Yisrael, this place was again vandalized and broken into with a musical keyboard and some other audio equipment stolen.

If you have not heard James Block’s music, please do, you will be greatly blessed.   Here is a video of James singing, “City of Elohim” in the city of the Great King.  To hear this song in Yerushalyim brought tears to my eyes. Deep calls to deep and I thanked the Father for bringing Reyyna and I once again to the City of the Great King!!   Yerushalayim, you are a bride in a bright white dress, the City of Elohim.  See link below.

City of Elohim

While at this gathering, I ended up by the door.   Soon I found myself tending to the door as the lady needed to sit down to relieve her aching feet.   She asked, “Would you mind?”  I said, “I will be glad to!”   As the worship continued something really hit me, but it wasn’t until back in the exile that Abba put it all into perspective.   Here is what I recently wrote on a Facebook page called United2Restore:

Many think that to be recognized by others is our significance. And, then Avinu BaShamayim (our Father in Heaven) reaches deep into our hearts and reminds us through the sons of Korach where our true significance lies,

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my Elohim (God),
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:10

May we all seek to know and understand where our true significance lies. Embrace it, for there, you will find true shalom.

During that moment at that door, I was finding my true significance in the City of the Great King!!  I was a doorkeeper in the courts of the righteous as they were gathered to worship in Yerushalayim!

Next year in Yerushalayim!

Tzefania Pappas

Chazak Chazak v’nitchazek
Let us be strong, let us be strong and let us
strengthen (encourage) one another!

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