This year, in 2019, Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) offered its first ever tour of Israel on May 24 – June 4. This tour—this pilgrimage to the Holy Land—was a special time of spiritual growth for its attendees. Pastor George Pearsons, who hosted the tour along with his wife Terri Copeland Pearsons, reminds us in this video of Jerusalem’s importance to Christian pilgrims and to their understanding of Scripture. Those who attended this tour gained an even greater understanding of certain passages by seeing the topography surrounding the city and visiting key biblical sites, which have stood the test of time for more than 4,000 years.
Mentioned more than 800 times in the Bible, Jerusalem has been called City of God, Joyful City and Desired One. It sits 2,500 feet above sea level, and yet, just 22 miles to its east is the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. This change in elevation explains why John 5:1 states that “Jesus went up to Jerusalem.” Of course, the idea of ascending to Jerusalem is not merely geographical. It is also spiritual, as the attendees of KCM’s first-ever tour of Israel discovered. And they are not alone. Often Christian tours read aloud the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) as they make their ways by tour buses to the Holy City.
The importance of Jerusalem to God is made clear in Psalm 132:13-14: “For the Lord has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home. ‘This is my resting place forever,’ he said. ‘I will live here, for this is the home I desired.’”
Enjoy this video of Kenneth Copeland Ministries’ 2019 tour of Israel. Let it inspire you to make your own Holy Land pilgrimage to the City of God. And if you’d like to receive information about KCM’s next tour of Israel, visit https://www.kcm.org or https://www.emic.org to sign up for newsletters and news. We look forward to seeing see you there!