Israel photos and commentary – Temple Mount, dungeon, steps Jesus walked

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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!



About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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