Psalms 84:7
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7  They pass through the Valley of Baca, regarding it as a place of springs, as if the early rain had covered it with blessing.

o-v’-RAY b’-AY-mek ha-ba-KHA ma-YAN y’-shee-TU-hu gam b’-ra-KHOT ya-TEH mo-REH

ז  עֹבְרֵי בְּעֵמֶק הַבָּכָא מַעְיָן יְשִׁיתוּהוּ גַּם־בְּרָכוֹת יַעְטֶה מוֹרֶה׃

 84:7   They pass through the Valley of Baca

Valley of Tears in the Golan Heights

The sons of Korach write a psalm depicting the longing for the Beit Hamikdash and the desire to make the great pilgrimage to Yerushalayim three times a year. From all corners of the land, pilgrims make their way to the Holy City for the three festivals, bearing gifts to present in the Beit Hamikdash. Some traverse long distances, while others walk a short way to get to Jerusalem and the Beit Hamikdash. The psalmist writes how the pilgrims would pass through the Emek Habakha, literally ‘the valley of tears,’ struggling to make their way home. In modern times, the name Emek Habakha has been applied to a strip of land in the Golan Heights that was the site of a major battle during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Though vastly outnumbered, the Israeli soldiers of Battalion 77 held their positions against the Syrian army until the Syrians eventually withdrew. While they sacrificed many soldiers, the IDF prevented the Syrian army from breaking through and traveling south to destroy the heartLand of Israel.

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  • In this passage the sons of Korah talk of longing in there heart for being in the Temple . For three times a year they make there pilgrimage Jerusalem. From every were pilgrims make this voyage with God in there hearts, pulling them to the Temple in Jerusalem, This Holy City, This Temple of God's very Presence. (How I wish I could have been there. How I could have made that pilgrimage). Now the psalmist writes that some of the pilgrims come through the valley of Baca, Which is also known as The Valley of Tears. A hardship in many ways through this valley trying to make there way back to what is considered, HOME.

    In modern times it was the site of the Yom Kippur war.In the Golan Heights. Even though the Israel army was out numbered, and I mean beyond reason, the Arm of God was upon them against the Syrian army. There was no logical way they should have been able to hold this position. But as in the past history of Israel the very Hand of God was upon these soldiers of Israel. God's Children and they held there ground. The enemy was driven away. While many lives ere given, and so many souls were given to the defense of Israel this day . It was seen as a great Blessing by the Hand of God to the Nation and People of Israel.

    I wish that someday that I can make a pilgrimage to Israel and visit the Temple mount. However I have to be honest and realize that It will not be possible due to well many reasons that I can not go into. However that being said. I pray for the Building of the Third Temple and the Blessing and Protection of the People of Israel every day in my prayers to Father God. I pray for Jews and Christian peoples every were upon this Earth. I pray for the Appearance of the Messiah to appear soon. And I pray for the American People that God will spare us for our government for walking away from Him. While millions of American search and pray for the God of Abraham and Issac ,I know our government will not return to him.

    I am sorry for our governments treatment of your government. It does not represent how the American people feel about Israel. Millions upon millions of Americans fully support Israel. May God Bless Israel forever and ever. May God Bless You for your lessons and helping us understand the Word of God Deeper and Richer than ever before. Carl


Psalms 84:7

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