Lecrae Shares Enlightenment During Israel Trip

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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!

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“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.”

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.
Check out more photos and recaps of Lecrae’s Isreal trip below.

Source: Hip Hop DX