Conversations with Yael & Dean Michele Bachmann: “My Love for Israel”

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Join podcast host Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, as she and Michele Bachmann, former member of the U.S. Congress and the current Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, exchange views on the importance of Israel today and its significance for all Christians. Dean Bachmann and Yael discuss a wide variety of topics from balancing family and career to the prophetic fulfillment of God bringing His people home to Israel, to the need for the next generation of Christians to hear the truth about Israel. You won’t want to miss a word!

Episode Notes:

When Michele Bachmann was 16 years old, she made her first trip to Israel with her church’s youth group. “It changed the course of my life. Seventeen of us from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota went to Israel. And we went thinking this was going to be a great thing. We knew the Lord. But we really were just kids, and we went just to have a kind of a good time too. But Israel, as you know in 1973, wasn’t Israel in 2021. I would call it a third world country,” Dean Bachmann, tells podcast host Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, about her time living on a kibbutz and working the cotton fields in Be’er Sheva.

Michele Bachmann is a former member of the U.S. Congress and current Dean for the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. Dean Bachmann recently was unanimously elected for a board set on the IFCJ Board of Directors.

“So, our eyes were opening, and the Holy Spirit started to show and to reveal to us this great land. And it was really thrilling. There two things that happened to every person who goes to Israel. The first one is when you arrive in Israel, you say to yourself, ‘I’m home.’ You don’t even know why. You just say, ‘I’m home.’

“And the second thing you realize when you’re there is that the Bible is true. Everything that you ever thought or learned, you see the Bible is true. It’s proved over and over. And it changed us, these little wet behind the ears 16-year-olds, 17-year-olds, we were absolutely changed forever,” Dean Bachmann remembers.

Among other topics Yael discusses with Dean Bachmann:

· “You cannot be a leader at the level of the presidency or serving in the Senate or Congress or be a U.S. Senator without understanding what the Bible says, because it is the finest book on international relations I have ever seen.”

· “My favorite book is Genesis. I am just so in love with the Book of Genesis, how much God pursues us with His unfailing love. His plan is there for all of mankind: men, women, every person in all of earth.”

· “I think I just want to invite young people. Look at the Bible. Look at what the Bible says, you will never go wrong, you will never lack for joy, if you go down that path.”

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