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Lecrae Gets Baptized in the Jordan River Featured

Rapper Lecrae has been sharing about his trip to the Holy Land, and posted a video showing him getting baptized in the Jordan River. On Instagram, he says: "We came out to Isreal and Palestine to add fuel to our faith. We are leaving with lots of answers, but even more questions. Right on top of our pilgrimage to the land of the Bible is a conflict that makes me take a deep look at what God meant when He said, "love your neighbor as yourself." Who is your neighbor? Jew, Christian, Muslim, Israeli, Palestinian? It's a lot to process, I don't have the tangible answer to end this conflict, but I know it starts with love, empathy, and communication."

 

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Today we got baptized in the Jordan River. The one John baptized Jesus in. ????? I was joking before I got dipped and I said if a bird lands out here like the dove on Jesus, ? bruh....I’m gonna have a heart attack. Just take me to heaven cause God is speakin too loud! Well look at the pics. ?. I love the Jordan because of all the symbolism it holds. It was the border of the promised land. It was the picture of safety and security. Getting baptized in it was an incredible experience for me. ? ? Here’s an interesting fact. Baptism didn’t start with John the Baptist. The Jewish ritual immersion in water is called a mikvah, which is a Hebrew word meaning gathering of waters. Immersion in a mikvah also represents death and resurrection. When you come back out of the water, you come back to life as a new creation. When I was immersed into Christ ✝️(not just water) I also become a new creation: “Therefore, if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” The more you learn the Jewish roots the more truth comes alive.

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Backstory...I’ve know @thederekminor for years. He’s like a brother to me.. except I wasn’t really great at being brother to him. I let him down more than a few times. I wasn’t operating from a healthy place and damaged our relationship. Time goes by where we didn’t talk much but he goes to Israel/Palestine and comes back and reaches out to me. I’m a little shocked. He’s like listen “after what I’ve seen over there bro...God is too big to hold on to our past issues.” He offers to take me with him next time he goes..at no cost. ⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭⏭ Fast forward now I’m over here in Isreal and Palestine blown away. As God restores my relationship with my brother, I’m praying for restoration in the Middle East and everywhere and for YOU whoever you are reading this. God is a restorer. God is YOUR restorer.

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