I didn’t sleep well last night anticipating today.
How would it feel to see, to touch, what has been a “call” for more than twenty years.
I don’t call it a dream. Because I can’t truly say it is my dream.
It is a “call.” Something the Lord called me to do. Something He prepared me for. Step by step. Providing amazing confirmations along the way. Comforting me. Urging me never to quit. And I would even venture to say, giving me “the gift of faith” for it.
Sailing on the Sea of Galilee
The traditional boat ride was our 9 o’clock appointment.
What better way to prepare for my first look at something tangible coming up out of the ground at Migdal Arbel.
I’d asked Shelli to share when the boat stopped as they usually do for a teaching. I wanted to quietly pray and listen to the Lord. She chose the passage where Jesus walked on the water. Peter getting out of the boat.
That was the cue for my day. On the boat I shared how the Lord spoke to me in 1980 when I was Editor of Publications for Kenneth Hagin Ministries. What a job! Working with the Word of God! Working closely with that great man of God. Really a dream job!
And then I heard, “I want you to get out of the boat and come walk on the water with Me. Some people are in leaky boats. You are in a boat of gold that is fur-lined, but I want you to get out of that boat and come walk on the water with Me.”
That meant stepping out into a ministry. I won’t go into everything here. But that was a necessary step in 1980, for Kent would depart in 1986, and the ministry had to be established when he left.
By the way, today, December 11, is Kent’s birthday.
The boat operator thanked us profusely for coming. Our group was his first in two months.
Migdal Arbel Prayer and Study Center
It’s so big!!! That was my first thought. Big and beautiful! Rising up out of the ground before my eyes!!! We walked on the third floor of one of the buildings and looked out the window toward what will be the actual view.
I started by sharing the story of the Lord’s directions all along the way.
My prayer after Kent left, “What do I do now?”
His shocking answer, so clearly heard, “I want you to study Hebrew in the Land. I am going to place you close to the Jews; so close they can know your love and see your power.”
(I wrote a Partner Letter with more detail. You should receive it soon.)
There is no way I can tell you what it was like for me to see.
And to hear what Nir Kimchi shared. For one thing, we are two weeks ahead of schedule. Work progresses in war time!
The woman who works in the office for the construction company told me that they have several projects, but Migdal Arbel is the favorite. She said, “We’ve all talked about it. We love to be here. We know it is blessed.”
I could go on and on, but as the old saying goes: One picture is worth a thousand words!
So take a look!
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