Archive for June, 2008

When Messiah Received His Assignment

Scriptures“And now the Lord says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, (For I shall be glorious in the eyes f the Lord, And My God shall be My strength), Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.'” (Isaiah 49: 5-6) NKJV

This is an amazing Scripture. Here, in the midst of the Old Testament is the entire redemption plan of the Lord in two verses. As a Gentile, I am eternally grateful for the gloriousness of Messiah which convinced the Godhead that we should be included in His salvation plan. This scripture alone is powerful proof for all that are followers of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that Jesus (Yeshua) is indeed THE one true Messiah.

New Obed Site Up and Running

Welcome to the newly refurbished Obed Project website. Here you will find information about upcoming trips, photos from past trips, and (thanks to Jeanne) loads of insight into what God is doing in His land.

June 2008 TourWe recently finished a 14-day tour with a group of 25 from Alabama, Texas, and North Carolina. Obed tours are usually shorter, but there were many “second-timers” on this trip and we wanted to include some new sights and experiences for them. In addition to our usual tour package, we spent time in Eilat, Petra, the Negev desert, and Jaffa.

This tour was organized by our good friend Diane Withers, who teaches about Israel from a heart overflowing with exhuberance for God’s land and His people. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she has brought many groups to Israel over the past few years. We look forward to her next trip! (Click here to see pictures from this trip. Or watch the video below. Or both.)