For God’s Plan of Salvation to fully be realized, an important ‘revelation’ needed to happen. The idea that all the world, Jew and Gentile alike were to be offered the opportunity of Salvation by the grace of believing in the name of Jesus. This monumental event would ultimately change the course of 1st century evangelism and be the catalyst for the worldwide proclamation of Salvation in Jesus Christ. This event took place in Joppa at the home of Simon the Tanner. Please read from the Book of Acts for the fullness of this historical episode. (Act 10). We shall insert a portion here for the dream of Peter is central to this unfolding of events:
(Book of Acts: 10:9…16)
9 The next day, as the soldiers were traveling and approaching the city, Peter went up to the rooftop to pray, at about the sixth hour. 10 Now he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they were preparing something, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw the heavens opened, and something like a great sheet coming down, lowered by its four corners to the earth. 12 In it were all sorts of four-footed animals and reptiles and birds of the air. 13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat. 14 But Peter said, “Certainly not, Lord! For never have I eaten anything unholy or unclean. 15 Again a voice came to him, a second time: “What God has made clean, you must not consider unholy. 16 This happened three times, and the sheet was immediately taken up to heaven.
As Peter, and the rest of humanity, would soon realize is that Messiah Yeshua, as well as, the Holy Spirit would be accessible to everyone whom chose to believe. As Cornelius and his household would soon join the family of God, and subsequently be immersed in the waters of Baptism. so too is the offer of God’s Salvation, through faith in Jesus Christ the Lamb of God, made available to all of humanity.
We at USA Israel Tours invite you here to Jaffa. Come and experience where God’s Plan for Salvation unfolded some two thousand years ago. It is here in Israel where the Book of Acts comes alive before your very eyes. We wait for you here in the Homeland of Yeshua!