This year, 2017, is a very significant year! For Aglow, we celebrate our Jubilee – 50 years of ministry. 50 years of impacting men and women with the Gospel around the globe.
This is also a significant year in the history of Israel. Consider:
- 2017 marks 100 years since the 1917 Balfour Declaration, as well as 100 years since Beersheva was captured from the Turks in World War I. This small, but strategic battle in 1917, turned the tide of WWI, led to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, to the brief rule of the British Mandate, and paved the way for establishing the state of Israel.
- 2017 marks 70 years since the UN Partition Plan on November 29, 1947, which led to the birth of the modern state of Israel six months later in 1948.
- 2017 marks 50 years since the Six Day War in 1967, when Jerusalem was reunited.
100 years, 70 years, 50 years...providential time frames which speak of God's timetable for the Jewish people, their land, and their destiny.
The meaning of the number 17 is noteworthy: Victory - God's Elect - Transition - Promotion
And in this Jubilee year, it is our 17th year of taking groups into Israel to pray, proclaim, and prophesy God's eternal purposes and promises for those He calls "the apple of His eye."