WASHINGTON – Would you like to radicalize your faith this year?
WND.com, the largest Christian news site in the world, is offering two opportunities to do just that in 2017.
But it’s getting late to be an active part of these potentially life-changing experiences.
- In September, Joseph and Elizabeth Farah, the founders of what was called WorldNetDaily 20 years ago when it became the first independent online news-gathering operation, will be leading a cruise to Alaska with Pastor Mark Biltz – three voices in a move of the Holy Spirit that is helping Christians to rediscover the faith of the first century, the apostolic faith, the faith of the real “church founders,” the faith of the Scriptures.
- In November, the Farahs will lead their fifth annual pilgrimage to Israel, where, in addition to seeing all the awe-inspiring sites you’ve dreamed of visiting all your life, they will share their passionate Israel-centric view of the Bible in God’s promised land and what that means to those of us who have been adopted in to His covenants with His people through Jesus-Yeshua, the Messiah we worship and adore.
Take your pick.
Or choose both.
But don’t let these opportunities pass you by. Don’t say, “Next year.” Don’t put it off.
Because everyone needs a shot of adrenaline in their spiritual life and there’s no time like now.
“Every time we lead these tours, those who come with us say they will remember them for the rest of their lives,” says Joseph Farah. “They say they will never be the same. They say they are no longer sleepwalking through their faith life but have been recharged.”
Farah says these trips represent a chance to “radicalize” your faith – a word that can have a bad connotation. But he advises looking up the term “radical” in the dictionary.
Do you know what it really means? It means “going to the root or origin” and questioning “tradition.”
That’s what Jesus did throughout His earthly ministry, says Farah.
“He went to the root, the origin, the heart of God’s Word,” says Farah. “Over and over again, Jesus warned not to follow the ‘commandments of men,’ but rather the ‘commandments of God.’ He asked of the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the day, in Matthew 15:3: ‘Why do you transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?’ He said in Matthew 15:7-9: ‘But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’ Too many believers today are doing just what the Pharisees were doing – believing the ‘precepts of men’ rather than the eternal, never-changing commandments of God.”
And that’s heart and soul of what both of these spiritual deep-dive events will focus upon. Getting back to the Bible with a radically refreshing, liberating faith that turned the world upside-down in the first century.
“If you don’t want that, these excursions are not for you,” Farah says. “But if you are looking for a baptism of spiritual fire, an adventure into the Kingdom of God with fellow believers rediscovering the roots of their faith, you don’t want to miss at least one of these two opportunities this year.”
Farah will be teaching from his latest book, “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age,” a different kind of prophecy book that looks into the future to see, not so much what is coming next in the world, but how we will be living in the Kingdom of God – which, he says, is a good indication of the way we should be living now.
After all, this is the most prophetic time in history since the first coming of Jesus. Israel has returned to the world. The geopolitics of the Holy Land are heating up. And there are even signs in the heavens foretelling great events to come. And Mark Biltz, known as “Mr. Blood Moons,” will speak to those signs on the Alaska cruise.
Just before the cruise departs Sept. 8, there will be another sign that takes place when the most extraordinary full solar eclipse traverses the entire continental United States Aug. 21, 2017. Biltz calls it a “sign from God.”
“Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States?” he asked. “The timing couldn’t be clearer!”
If you want to hear from Biltz, meet with him, question him, interact with him on a week-long, spectacular cruise to Alaska, this will be the only opportunity this year.
The WND 2017 Alaska Cruise embarks from Seattle and features extraordinary scenery and incredible adventures as well as that “radical” teaching that can refresh, restore and re-invigorate your faith.
Time is running out to take part in this extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime trip. Check out the luxurious ship, the incredible itinerary and book your cabin before it is too late! Then call Sovereign Cruises with any questions you may have and get registered – 877-768-2784 x109.
Don’t delay another moment – time is truly running out for choice space on board and the best airfares to Seattle.
Then, of course, there’s the dream tour of Israel in November.
If you’ve been musing for years about going to Israel, this may be the trip you’ve been dreaming about.
If there has ever been a year to go to Israel, 2017 is it.
- June 7, 2017, was the 50th anniversary of Israel’s retaking of its capital city of Jerusalem.
- Nov. 29, 2017, is the 70th anniversary of the U.N.’s approval of the plan that returned Israel to statehood after a dispersion that lasted nearly 1,900 years.
- Nov. 2, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration of the United Kingdom’s pledge to seek the reformation of the Jewish state in the region of Palestine. And if you go on the WND tour, you’ll be in the land on that historic date.
The WND Israel tour also offers something else besides the greatest guides and the unique teachings of Joseph Farah, a former Middle East correspondent and an Arab-American who loves God’s land. The November tour is the only chance you will have to meet, see and hear, in person, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and David Friedman, the new U.S. ambassador to Israel.
Israel tour prices are guaranteed only through July 31, as airfares then are subject to change.
“The coinciding anniversaries are just part of the excitement,” says Farah. “So is the chance to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Ambassador Friedman. This year also marks a major breakthrough in U.S.-Israeli relations with the new leadership in the White House. And those who come with us to Israel are sure to hear about that from two men who understand it better than any others.”
What a year to see all the sites, walk the streets of Jerusalem, visit ancient synagogues where Jesus almost certainly taught, float in the Dead Sea, get baptized in the Jordan River and more.
“Visiting Israel is a life-changing experience any time you visit,” says Farah. “It will transform the way you understand the Bible and experience God. But this year is very, very special – especially when the theme of the tour is exploring the undeniable Hebrew foundation of the Christian faith.”
This trip in November is designed as an eye-opening, life-transforming tour that will allow you to see your Bible studies in HD. Picture yourself journeying through the ancient streets of Jerusalem and praying at the Western Wall. See the bustling metropolis of Tel Aviv. Worship at the empty tomb.
“So, I hope and pray to see you there. It will be an opportunity to make lifelong friends, to worship in the land God loves so much and the place from which Jesus will rule and reign for a thousand years in His Coming Kingdom,” says Farah.
He adds: “So how about talking about this over the dinner table tonight while you look over the itinerary on the WND Israel tour website? Then, tomorrow morning, call our good friends at Coral Tours at 1-866-267-2511 with any questions you might have or register now with early-bird booking rates and make your plans. Repeat after me: Not NEXT year in Jerusalem. THIS year in Jerusalem!”