Claim Inheritance Today by Plant an Olive Tree in Israel
What is it about olives, olive trees, and olive oil that is so significant to the land of Israel? It’s not just because Israel is known for it’s olive trees and beautiful orchards, or the fact that they use olive oil in their salads! It’s because the Hebrew word for oil, shemen, can be found in the bible over 150 times! If something is repeated in the Bible so many times, it is obviously something important that we should pay particular attention to. Olive Oil is a recurring theme of great spiritual meaning about the essence of our faith. Here are just a few examples that show the importance of this: Christ, the Messiah, means “the Anointed One”, anointing was done with olive oil. Israel is being referred to as an olive tree, the virgins in the New Testament needed to have their oil ready…. It is a recurring theme and an important one for us to explore.
The Bible is full of prophetic acts where people of God did things to symbolize something. Many times, we can see how a prophet would do physical acts to show God’s plans or God’s view on something. For example, the sacrifices gave a physical symbolic understanding of the redemptive power of the blood. Olive trees and olive oil symbolize Israel, the Church and the anointing of God, a great physical image for us to understand some of the most important and mysterious aspects of God’s plan.
Olive trees were in abundance during the ancient Israelites time in the Land of Israel. Olive trees can be found all over Israel, from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to the very top of the Galilee and Golan Heights. Even today, you can find olive trees in Israel that date back over 2000 years ago and have witnessed the rich history of the country? To think that the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane have witnessed the prayers of Jesus the night before his crucifixion! It has become such an important part of the spiritual history, it is mentioned in the Psalms to symbolize faithfulness and steadfastness:
“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercies of God forever and ever.” (Psalms 52:8)
Paul uses the grafting of wild olive branches into the natural olive tree to describe the process of Gentiles coming into the faith, Romans 11:17 states:
“If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root… “
LoveIsrael.com is an organization that helps Christians everywhere around the world get connected and deepen their relationships with Israel and the Jewish people. We offer a special opportunity to Lovers of Israel everywhere to get “planted” in their commitment and participation in the covenant of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Today, you can plant an olive tree in Israel and receive a certificate with your name and olive oil from the olive garden where your tree grows. If you have been grafted in to the natural Israeli olive tree, it is time to celebrate that commitment with a real tree planted in your name, for your loved ones or your church. Giving back to Israel by planting an olive tree gives you roots, not to mention olives and olive oil! And not just roots in a literal way, but by having a piece of your inheritance in the land of Israel. Are you claiming your inheritance? join our olive tree bond program today