Bringing Prophecy to Life this Tu B’Shvat

Hey, my name is Ryan and this is my son Christian. We’re from Tampa Florida and we’re here in the Shomron in Israel fulfilling prophecy planting trees. We’re pretty excited about that. 

So this is pretty rocky soil so we’ve got a couple of different tools we’re using. We’ve got a pickaxe, got a flat hoe. That’s a bit of work but God willing we’re gonna get it done. So go ahead and break up those rocks right there for me. Boom. Do it again. Perfect. Alright, let go.

This plant right here is a plant of desolation. It’s a no good for nothing Brier. This is what is turned here the widows garment that the land was widowed. For 2,000 years the land lay desolate and then the prophets talked about the land being remarried. The land is coming back to life. This garment is disappearing. For thousands of years nobody cared.  they said the land will go desolate because no one cared, and that’s what this plant represents. and so what we’re doing right now is we’re saying we care and we’re coming and planting these trees and this plant is disappearing. 

ישיעהו – פרק ס”א – פסוקים א-ג

Isaiah – Chapter 61 – Verses 1-3

“רוּחַ אֲדֹנָ-י יְ-הוִה עָלָי יַעַן מָשַׁח יְ-הֹוָה אֹתִי לְבַשֵּׂר עֲנָוִים שְׁלָחַנִי לַחֲבֹשׁ לְנִשְׁבְּרֵי־לֵב לִקְרֹא לִשְׁבוּיִם דְּרוֹר וְלַאֲסוּרִים פְּקַח־קוֹחַ׃”

“The spirit of Hashem is upon me, Because Hashem has anointed me; He has sent me as a herald of joy to the humble, To bind up the wounded of heart, To proclaim release to the captives, Liberation to the imprisoned;”

“לִקְרֹא שְׁנַת־רָצוֹן לַי-הֹוָה וְיוֹם נָקָם לֵא-לֹהֵינוּ לְנַחֵם כָּל־אֲבֵלִים׃”

“To proclaim a year of Hashem‘s favor And a day of vindication by our God; To comfort all who mourn—”

“לָשׂוּם לַאֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן לָתֵת לָהֶם פְּאֵר תַּחַת אֵפֶר שֶׁמֶן שָׂשׂוֹן תַּחַת אֵבֶל מַעֲטֵה תְהִלָּה תַּחַת רוּחַ כֵּהָה וְקֹרָא לָהֶם אֵילֵי הַצֶּדֶק מַטַּע יְ-הֹוָה לְהִתְפָּאֵר׃”

“To provide for the mourners in Tzion— To give them a turban instead of ashes, The festive ointment instead of mourning, A garment of splendor instead of a drooping spirit. They shall be called trees of victory, Planted by Hashem for His glory.”

Today we’re honored to be partnering with Israel365 on this project of greening the Land of Israel in the Land of Israel on the Mount of blessing. It’s amazing to have such a team of people here that joining us and planting this land that was once desolate. Hey guys, it’s not desolate anymore. Give it a couple of years and we’re gonna have amazing forests even, covering these mountains here. So we’re honored to be doing that today with Israel365.

So whether you’re here with us today or wherever you are, if you’re not fortunate enough to be planting in the Land of Israel, you could join with us and plant trees here in the Land of Israel all over the land, from Dan to Beersheba, by planting trees with Israel365 in HaYovel. Join us and plant trees in the Land of Israel.

Help bring prophecy to life by planting a tree in the Land of Israel!

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