Sunday, April 08, 2012

Mt Nebo and the Baptism site

Deuteronomy 34, 'Moses climbed Mount Nebo.... There the Lord showed him the whole land..... Then the Lord said to him 'This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said,'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes but you will not cross over into it.' Moses only saw the promised land from on top of Mt Nebo, he never set foot on it because of sin and unbelief. Understand that even though God forgives, yet sin and unbelief carries with it consequences. This was the same Mt Nebo mentioned in the Bible. We couldn't leave the taxi because at that moment the rain was really coming down, we saw it (we couldn't see, it was so foggy) from the parking lot. Then we went to the baptism site, Jesus was baptised in the river Jordan on this side of Jordan. Again it was raining hard and we didn't get to see it. Most people incorporate a side trip to Jordan as part of the Holy Land tour. So tourists to Israel will spend a few days in Jordan also.

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