Temple Mount distance pictures, dungeon, steps Jesus walked
During our trip to Israel in May we were shown many models of the Temple, because as each new Temple was built, the configurations of the area surrounding it were changed.
We were brought to a place that overlooked Mt. Zion and got a view of the Temple Mount.
Here is a map that sort of describes what was seen. I want to go back to Israel knowing what I now know, and then I would have more information to share.
Above is a picture of the Temple Mount today.
And another view.
We were standing near a model of the Old temple, and all the surrounding buildings.
These models helped us make some sense of the city.
I do not remember the name of this church, but it is built above a place were prisoners were held, Jesus was brought here.
We walked on the same stairs that Jesus and His disciples walked, the same stairs where Jesus would have walked as he was brought from one mock trial to another.
This was a profoundly moving place for us as we contemplated all that Jesus did for us.
A view of the dungeons from above.
An actual dungeon.
I cannot imagine spending one’s last hours bleeding, hurting, bruised and alone in one of these cells – no warmth, no love, just raw pain. Yet He kept His focus and carried out God’s plan. He knew that in a second He could have been delivered from this but, He chose because of His great love to go through pain that we can’t even imagine, so that our sins could be forgiven. I pray all accept this wonderful gift of salvation, that all invite Jesus into their hearts, and make Him LORD of their lives. No other god, no other religion, no secular humanism or Darwinism can provide what Jesus provided. No other god, religion, or philosophy would put their life on the line so that a relationship can be had. God wants so much for us to come to Him in relationship He went to great lengths to restore that relationship. I pray all accept His love.
In Jesus’ Name.
Have a blessed day!
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