The beautiful Golan heights are just amazing at the moment because its spring. The wild flowers are in bloom and all the fruit trees are beginning to show forth the glory of the Lord in the land. We traveled across the Golan this morning from Ramon down into the Hula valley. We then came to Banus or ancient Ceasariea Phillipi where Jesus and the disiples were when Peter got the revelation that the Church is built on. “You are Messiah – ben YHVH” There at Banus Jesus declared that the Gates of Hell would not prevail against His Church.
We then went higher to the highest point in the land of Israel Mt Hermon. the very one mentioned in Psalm 133 and also the place where God cut the covenant of two halves with Abraham and also the most likely site of the transfigeration. Mt Hermon is a few metres higher than NZ’s Ruapehu and still has snow on it.
From Hermon we had lunch in a nice little Druze cafe on the lower slopes of Hermon and then onto our accomidation in Ramon.