ISRAEL Day #2: Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, onto Galilee
In late October I traveled to Israel with a group of 35 other Christians as a part of the Christian Journeys tour with the founding pastor(s) of Lifecentre Church, Barry and Joyce Boucher. I cannot even begin to put into words how much this trip has impacted my life.
Day #2 began as we left Tel Aviv and headed for the ancient Roman town of Caesarea, which stood as the seaport capital of Israel where Pontius Pilate had his base. From there we traveled to Mt. Carmel, which overlooks the city of Haifa. This is where the Prophet Elijah performed his miracle and called upon the fire of God to conquer the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 2: 15: 4-25; Isaiah 33: 9; Zechariah 12: 12). We finished the day in Megiddo, which in Hebrew means Armageddon. This city was placed between the trading routes of Babylonia and Egypt. Here King Solomon built his big fortress and city (Judges 1: 27, 5: 19; 1 Kings 4-12: 9: 15; II Chronicles 35: 22; Zechariah 12: 12; Revelation 16: 16).