6I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
7And give him no rest, till he establish, and till
he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of
Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.
Everyone was extremely tired after all the walking yesterday.
I was in bed by 9:14 pm last night and up at 7:00 am this
morning. Breakfast was at 7:45 am.
Looking down on the Prima Kings sukka where we continued to eat
breakfast and dinner each day
closer look at some of the wonderful Israeli food
Carolina was there each morning to fix wonderful omelets for
those who wanted them
The bus pulled out and headed for the Haas Promenade overlooking
It was a beautiful day as usual and also the day captured IDF
soldier Gilad Shalit was released. The Palestinians were
protesting with a “Mini-Intifada” by burning tires at a mosque
across the valley. They were upset because only a thousand
terrorists were traded for one Israeli soldier. Chuck thought he
heard gunfire in the distance but we decided it was probably
firecrackers instead. Our tour guide Pamela’s comment was, “It’s
nothing to worry about - they will run out of tires soon”.
Before we left for Israel, Wayne Smith had prophesied that we
were going to pray for the Land in high places and in valleys.
As we walked along this high promenade, we fulfilled this
prophecy in part by praying and praising as we walked.
Looking toward the
Southern Wall area of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Southern
Haas Promenade in Jerusalem - Watchmen on
the Walls 1
Haas Promenade in Jerusalem - Watchmen on
the Walls 2
Lynda gets on the bus as the group moves to another location
Shmuel & Pamela
We had gotten to know our tour guide, Pamela,
through the course of our Israel Tour - and we were pleased to
have an opportunity to meet her husband, Shmuel, and to learn
more about their ministry.
Shmuel and Pamela Suran’s ministry was established in 1985 with
a vision for Jerusalem, Israel, the Church and the nations. They
have a heart for biblical teaching, prayer, and a burden for
personal indigenous Israeli evangelism and discipleship, and
their unique calling is “to bear witness for our Lord” in His
own City of Jerusalem. During the past 25 years Shmuel and
Pamela have served the Lord - helping to build and establish
Messianic Congregations. Shmuel served as the Senior Pastor of
Kehilat Brit Yerushalayim and is currently Pastor/Director of
Jerusalem Vision. Pamela is an intercessor, artist, and
Israeli tour guide. T
Shmuel & Pamela
Some of Pamela's
Pamela also painted
the mural on the wall in the Prayer Chapel at the Jerusalem
The mural features the “Seven Species” of
Deuteronomy 8:8 and the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:37-38.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord
of the harvest, therefore, to send out the
workers into His harvest field.”(NIV)
This 7th day of our Sukkot Tour was not as packed as some of our
other days so Carolyn & I decided to enjoy a more leisurely day
and do a little exploring and shopping on our own. After
breakfast, we left the Prima Kings Hotel on the corner of King
George Street & Ramban and headed toward Ben Yehuda Street.
Near Prima Kings Hotel was a building - topped with a Windmill
that housed a Hair Styling Salon, an Asian Restaurant, an
Miss Lagotte (a ladieswear store), and a Chabad facility
The Jerusalem Great Synagogue was located next door to the Prima
The Jerusalem bus line stays busy transporting passengers all
over the city
Fortunately for us, we were close enough to walk everywhere we
wanted to go
Road signs all around the city in Hebrew, Arabic and English
made travel easy
- but it was still nice to have a map in hand
One of our favorite places to shop during our 2005 trip to
Israel was Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. We had arrived
in Jerusalem on Sunday night, but we still hadn't had the
opportunity to do any shopping. Carolyn & I decided to
take this Tuesday morning as an opportunity to do our shopping.
One of the things we liked about Ben Yehuda Street was the
numerous street musicians
Many different styles of music and some were even peddling their
This guy was one of the best we heard. His guitar playing
One of the highlights of being in Jerusalem for Sukkot is being
able to participate in or watch the Jerusalem Day Parade.
Zechariah 14:16 - 17
And it shall come to pass that every
one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem
shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD
of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it
shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the
earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts,
even upon them shall be no rain.
Even though this scripture speaks of the Millennial Reign of
Messiah Yeshua, many from nations around the world are even now
choosing to come up to Jerusalem for the Feast of Sukkot.
Many of the same Sukkot tourists choose to walk as
representatives with their country flag showing their love and
support for Israel and the Jewish people.
Most of our 2011 tour group chose to walk in the 2011 Jerusalem
Day Parade and had been invited to walk with the International
Christian Zionist Center. As it turns out, the parade was
coming directly by our hotel (the Prima Kings) on King George
Street, so Paul & Susan, Carolyn and I chose to stay there and
watch the parade.
Melissa poses with a couple of Israelis as the group prepares
for the parade walk
Police and military closed off King George Street prior to the
3:00 to 4:30 pm parade
People were sitting on the 2nd floor balcony and looking out
at the Prima Kings
to watch the parade
There were numerous signs about Gilad Shalit around the city
Numerous classic cars led the parade
There were costumed characters and even some clowns at various
places throughout the parade
To see the Video of the Stilted Animals -
Beit Yeshua marches
in the parade with the International Christian Zionist Center
ICZC Video -
Including those on the Highway To Zion Tour - the Beit Yeshua
There were many many many other countries represented in the
but space limits me from showing all the photos and videos
Many from our tour group dropped out of the parade when they
reached the Prima Kings Hotel
Most Israelis were pleased with the release of Gilad Shalit on
Jerusalem Parade Day after having been held prisoner for over 5
years. Israel had to release over 1000 convicted
terrorists in order to get him returned.