“Every knee shall bend in reverence…” – Musings from the Land of Israel

The Valley of Armageddon – where God will finally judge an unbelieving world

I’m currently staying at the “Sea of Galilee” Hotel in Magdala, Israel. The very town where Mary Magdalene lived. We have seen Caesarea, evil King Herod’s palace, the theater where gladiators fought, Capernaum, Mount Carmel, Tel Dan, Nazareth, the Mount of Precipice, the Road to Damascus, “The Gates of Hell”, pagan and idol worshipping grounds, Herod Agrippas’s palace – the man who said, “Almost thou persuaded me..”, etc. I have seen from the tops of Mount Arbel and Ben-Tal – gazing down to Syria and also seeing Muslims, Druze, Jews – all people groups who acknowledge Jesus, but not as our Creator, Savior and King. I have talked to unsaved tour guides who know every bit about the history of Jesus – who believe in Him as a great, historical man ranking above a prophet but not as their Savior…who believe that God loves people too much to judge them.

All of this has been breaking my heart. Our Savior walked right where they lived to save people just like them and yet they have not translated head knowledge into heart belief. I have had a song in my head every single day. It’s the choir song we sang last Sunday morning. Its words have taken on new meaning this week. I now can better picture these historical and life-changing Biblical events in my head. I have seen the Valley of Armageddon – the very place where God will administer His judgment to an unbelieving world. I sing these words this week thinking of these well-meaning people – people who will one day bow their knee to King Jesus.

One little baby, given from glory

Wrapped in humanity

One man will call to the heart of the common

For there God’s kingdom shall be

One rock the builders rejected

Now ranks as the cornerstone

Since time began, not a footprint of man

Ever left a mark like one

One lonely figure awakes from His slumber

To quiet a daily storm

One at the well waits with life-giving water

For a thirsty woman would come

One heart full of compassion

Whose touch caused the lame to run

The force as a thousand armies come marching

Shall never contest the one

Jesus

Jesus

Every knee shall bend in reverence

His name ring out from every tongue

Every eye shall witness His wonder

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus the one

One who will govern the plan of salvation

Will shoulder His cross up a hill

One voice alone that could order the angels

Is silent by His own will

One king suffered and gave His life

The power of death brought down

One life will challenge the limits of nature

And rise with a victor’s crown

Jesus

Jesus

Every knee shall bend in reverence

His name ring out from every tongue

Every eye shall witness His wonder

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus the one

This land has moved me. Praise the Lord for creating us, for dying for us, for saving us, for forgiving us, and for preparing a place for us.


One thought on ““Every knee shall bend in reverence…” – Musings from the Land of Israel

  1. Jen, this is a beautiful testimony for our blessed Savior! One day the scales will be loosened from their eyes and the world will see clearly! Until then we just keep sharing Jesus with a dying world! ❤️

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