Israel – Lecrae opened up about his trip to Israel in a series of Instagram posts, sharing pictures and thoughts about his travels in the Middle East. One highlight of the Christian rapper’s journey was getting baptized in the Jordan River, which he wrote about at length.

“Today we got baptized in the Jordan River,” he began. “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.”

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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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Lecrae’s baptism reflections also included a lesson about the history of the rite.

“Here’s an interesting fact,” he continued. “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.”

Following his overseas travels, Lecrae will be returning to the U.S. to begin teaching a six-week workshop called “Controlling The Narrative: Building A Legacy Through Film and Business” at Stanford University. It will cover how film and other media tell the stories of minority youth who’ve otherwise been underrepresented.
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Check out more photos and recaps of Lecrae’s Isreal trip below.

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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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