Marshall and Fiona, Singapore 2018
The Israel Holy Land Spiritual Tour in June 2018, personally guided by Israel experienced, insightful, prayerful, and biblically knowledgeable Rev. Luther Doctorian, the singing Pastor, is such a glorious and enriching tour ever! This tour was full of insights and surprises, wonder-bible education, and enlightenment. It is really true that the Bible came alive and broke through for me and my husband Marshall during and after this blessed Israel Tour.
At all the different well-known biblical sites we traveled through, when I saw Rev. Luther standing and pouring his heart out to preach, narrate, and point us to Jesus is as real as I see Jesus the True Shepherd, most gently and lovingly, humbly and caringly preached to His people. Rev. Luther is a humble and true servant of God, a profound spiritual tour guide. The weather was beautiful daily, and some days despite the hot and scorching sun, we always saw Rev. Luther, tirelessly standing, narrating the biblical sites, and sharing loving messages of the coming Christ with me and my husband, Rev. Luther’s endearing Twins Children Joshua and Julia, and all the rest of our blessed group. Not once did we see Rev. Luther seated or wiped his sweaty face. Even on our tour bus, he would continually share God’s Word, brief us on the tour highlights, lead us to a time of worship singing, prayed for us, and proclaimed the word G-L-O-R-Y… Glory! as led by Rev. Luther’s Twin daughter Sweetie Julia! I am utterly amazed to see the power, joy and strength of God, bestowed on Rev. Luther! Thank You Lord, and thank you Rev. Luther Doctorian!
Marshall and I have been deeply blessed and spiritually strengthened, by going on this tour conducted by Rev. Luther. We cannot recall a single biblical site where there isn’t something interesting to ponder on! Walking the Via Dolorosa, in the Old City of Jerusalem, made me feel the pain and suffering that Jesus undertook for us – that really hit me. As I walked under the hot sun that day, and as Rev. Luther pointed out the distance and the irregular stony path that Jesus took on with the heavy cross, the love of God for us overwhelmed me. How can one not love and believe in Jesus Christ, accepting God’s gift of salvation? God of miracles was in our very midst everyday while we were there. In the Upper Room where the Last Supper took place, and tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of the 120 who were praying, Rev. Luther preached a powerful sermon that,” We are all standing on Holy Ground, that the Upper Room is a Place of Power, and we shall receive Power from the Holy Spirit afresh and new, to be a blessing to our Jerusalem… etc.”! From thereon Rev. Luther led us to Singing “Come Holy Spirit I Need You”, and next he prayed and anointed each one of us with oil. When he laid his hands on me, I felt God’s Spirit flowing through and into me, causing me to praise Him instantly and wanting to draw close to Him by spending time in the upper room in my heart. I was trembling and my eyes were welled with tears of joy. Marshall was touched by the Holy Spirit too, I could see him bubbling with songs of Praise. Another weighty glorious encounter was during our water baptism in The Jordan River. That sacred moment as Rev. Luther prayed and immersed me in the water, after I made my declarations, I felt slain in the Holy Spirit and floating in the Spirit. My robe was dripping, tears of joy flowing as I came up out of the water. It was like God showed me all of my past have been carried down and buried on the bottom of the river bed, never to be seen again. Gone forever! I am forever grateful that my Savior The Lord Jesus, willingly entered into our wretched world to wash our sins away and guarantee us now and forever His forgiveness, His hope, His healing.
Hallel Yahweh (It means the Highest Praise we can give to God, as taught by
Dear Rev. Luther, you have put together everything inspiring and easy to understand in this entire spiritual journey, relating the many biblical sites to the Bible. Your deep insight of the Holy Land and much respected influence in Israel and the Armenian community, have favored our tour group to avoid security checks and waiting times at all the tour sites. Best of all we managed to catch a glimpse of “The Convent Armenian St Jacques Church”, and the Orthodox Armenian Service at the “Church of The Nativity” in Bethlehem etc. Marshall and I are grateful and appreciative of your labor rendered. I believe every member in our tour group, who experienced this trip, feels as blessed as we do. I can’t get Israel out of my mind! This trip has inspired me and Marshall to return to Israel again, and to know the Bible even better. It has also inspired us to spend time with God in the upper room in our heart. Rev. Luther, your forthcoming kindness and acceptance towards the two bystanders who requested you to also pray and baptize them in the Upper Room and The Jordan River respectively are highly commendable, I see the depth of Christ’s love in you. Praise Jesus!
People of God, make haste and sign up with Rev. Luther’s Holy Land Spiritual Tour if you are still sourcing around. As you take in the Sites, Sights and Significance guided by Rev. Luther, you will connect the dots and get to know the Bible from your heart and not just head knowledge. It is indeed a blessed trip. Our Good Lord Jesus Christ be Praised Forever! God bless you Rev. Luther, and may God prosper you and enlarge your ministry around the world for His Glory and His Honor! Shalom-Peace!
This is indeed a once in a life time experience to visit Israel. From Day 1 to Day 8, I was impressed by Rev Luther Doctorian’s tour management. Daily from breakfast, to site visits, to lunch, to site visits again, and dinner were greatly executed – right on schedule. All meals at both hotels we stayed in were fantastic. Even Falafels during lunch time were delicious. Not forgetting the sumptuous St Peter’s fish treated by Rev. Luther. With all the fabulous and historical venues that I witnessed, I had the best encounter during the water baptism service at The Jordan River. Every time we sang “He Touched Me”, I saw the heavens opened and angels descended with glorious harmonious singing. Many people were watching the event and I sang even louder praising the Lord. In conclusion, it was a great joy and experience for me and my wife Fiona. To God be the Glory forevermore! Amen!
Julia, U.S.A. 2018
So, I want to share about my Israel Tour. My dad took and led a group to Israel from June 4-14. We had a good group. When we got off the plane in Israel, we went to my dad’s tour bus. IT WAS SO BIG AND REALLY NICE! (The Singaporeans come later). Any who, we drove all the way to our hotel, which was called Jerusalem Grand court hotel. We checked in, went to our rooms, and went to dinner, and we met the Singaporeans. They were super nice. THE DINNER WAS SO GOOD OMYGOSH! And all the food we ate on our Tour was delicious! So, that was the first night.
Now things get a lot more interesting. So, the first morning, we got on the bus, every morning, we sang “This is the day” in English, Armenian, and Indonesian. After, we drove to the Mount of Olives, where Jesus was lifted up to heaven. The panoramic view was very, very pretty. You could see the old city of Jerusalem from there! And my Dad gave great explanations of Jerusalem. And I rode on my first camel ride. Then, we went to the outside of the old city, where we saw The Zion Gate, and The Golden Gate. We went to the upper room there, where Jesus sent his Holy spirit. Now let me tell you something. I had no clue what the presence of God felt like. When I went in there, and my dad anointed me with oil, and prayed over me, oh my goodness, I suddenly felt God in the room and upon my life. I can’t really explain the feeling. So, I started to cry. Happy, joyful tears. After, we saw the tomb of king David, the wailing wall, the pool of Bethesda, and via Delarosa where Jesus walked with the cross upon Him. We also walked through the entire old city of Jerusalem, through the Arab courter, then the Jewish courter, then the Christian courter and finally the Armenian courter, where we went to the Armenian Patriarchate Church. It was a good walk, but we made it.
On the second day, we went to the garden of gethsemane, and saw the rock where Jesus prayed that night. Then, we went to Golgotha, the place of the skull, were Jesus was crucified. We had communion there as well. The garden tomb was also there, and we went in the empty tomb, where Jesus rose from the dead. Later, we went to the museum where the dead sea scrolls are.
On the third day, we went to Bethlehem, and saw the Church of the Nativity, where an Armenian service was held there, where I saw the birthplace of JESUS in the exact manger. This was incredible! Next, we went to the Shepherd’s field, where the Angels of God announced the birthplace of Jesus. We also went to a great souvenir shop, where my dad got me a ring. It was a shorter day, but it was fun. And one of the days, my Dad gave me his microphone on the bus, and I gave a testimony of when I was in first grade in School, I shared about Jesus in my School to a friend and his whole family became Christians.
On the fourth day, we went and swam, or should I say, floated in the Dead sea. That was super fun! After, we went to Jericho, which is the lowest city on earth, where all the walls came tumbling down and we saw those rocks. We also went to Qumran, where the dead sea scrolls were found. Next, we went to Masada, where we took a cable car up to the mountain, which was so much fun. After that, we drove all the way to our new hotel in Galilee, called Gai beach hotel. The view was very beautiful, even from our hotel room, because The Sea of Galilee was right in front of us!
On the fifth day, we went to Nazareth where that great miracle happened and Jesus was conceived by The Holy Spirit. Then we went to Cana, where Jesus turned the water into wine, and saw one of the 6 jars that Jesus said to pour water into, and it turned into wine. We also went to mount tabor, where Jesus was transfigured. And we got up there and down by a snake path road which was fun. Then we went to the fountain where Gideon chose 300 men from it to go to war and won. We drank from it as well. It was gooooooood. Then for fun, I sat in the front of the bus, where my Dad sits to guide the Tour.
Day six. We saw the mountains of Lebanon, and saw the fresh waters that begin at the north of Israel. We also visited mount Carmel, where Elijah prayed for fire from heaven. We had a great view of the place, especially Megiddo valley, where the last battle of the ages will take place. We also went to eat St. Peter’s fish and me and my brother Joshua got coins in the mouths of our fish, which was really special! And my brother ate one of the fish eyes. After that, we went to the Jordan river. Eight of us got baptized here. When my Dad baptized me, I felt the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were all there as I rose from the water. From then on, my life was changed. And my brother Joshua was also baptized.
On day seven, we went to the sea of galilee, and we took a boat ride on the sea. We also danced on the boat to God with Christian music, which was fun. Next, we went to the Church of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the sermon on the mount. Then we went to Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied the five loaves of bread and two fish and fed the 5000 people. Then we went to Capernaum, where Jesus did more healings than any other place.
The last day, day eight, we went to Caesarea, where the house of Cornelius was and where the holy spirit filled him and all his family up. And we enjoyed seeing the Mediterranean Sea as well! After that was the drive back to Tel Aviv, where we went to the airport. We flew 14 hours to get back home!
Anyway, this trip to Israel completely changed my life. Now, I feel God wherever I go. I also want to thank my Dad for taking me on this amazing Tour! Thank you Daddy!
Freddy and Felisya, Singapore 2016
The Israel Holy Land Tour is led by Biblical and Spiritual Rev. Luther John Doctorian. He is a very experienced Pastoral and Spiritual tour guide with 35 years experience leading groups in The Holy Land. I was impressed with his explanations of the places of interest, the historical sites of the Biblical events that took place. For example the tour of the Old city of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, the Garden Tomb, Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus drank the cup of suffering, and Bethlehem where Christ was born, just to name a few. Rev. Luther, at every location, always preached a sermon and explained the events, situations of what happened and he would lay his hands to pray for each one of us on the tour. We were all touched by the Holy Spirit when Rev. Luther prayed for us and his prayers are powerful. Our whole bodies would shake when the Holy Spirit would manifest upon us as he prayed. This really touch us, and God is using him to share the gospel for all his tour groups.
In the Upper Room, where The Holy Spirit fell on to the 120 disciples, where they all received tongues of fire, Rev. Luther preached a sermon to us and prayed and laid his hands on each one of us. When he laid his hands on me and my wife, our whole bodies started to shake and we both kneeled down and cried with tears of joy. Both of us were speaking in tongues and were touched by the Holy Spirit at the Upper Room. All of us in the group had tears of joy and were speaking in tongues. It was Awesome. God’s presence was in this Upper room. There were many people from other tour groups in this upper room too. We noticed that the other tour guides or Pastors did not pray or lay hands on their group members. I realized that this is a different attitude from Rev. Luther’s Biblical and Spiritual tour. This was not a normal sight seeing tour for us. Rev. Luther is different from other tour guides, which I shared with my friends that have visited Israel with other tours. Rev Luther is passionate for God and prayed for his group members and took care of us. This really impressed us! At every location Rev Luther shared a scripture with us, led in songs, and prayed for us too, His prayers are so powerful!
This is our best impression of our Christian Pilgrimage Journey Tour to The Holy Land.
This tour for both of us, was not an ordinary tour for sight seeing but was a Biblical and Spiritual One. We share the supernatural experiences filled by the Holy Spirit and led by a powerful and dedicated prayer heart and obedient and faithful Rev. Luther John Doctorian, with more than 35 years of experience bringing worshippers to visit the Holy Land. I strongly recommend my friends and colleages to join his tour.
God Bless you!
Gong In Liong, Singapore 2015
“We came back from our Holy Land Pilgrimage (2015) fully satisfied beyond words as we were so ably shepherded by Rev. Luther John Doctorian, a man of God, throughout the journey in the Holy Land.
The singing along the journey, the holy communions conducted at the Garden of Gethsemane and onboard the Galilean boat over the Sea of Galilee were especially meaningful to both me and my wife. Rev Luther’s familiarity of the Holy Land and his respected influence had been very helpful to cut waiting time and security clearance along the way and a good example was how we managed to secure a glimpse into the Orthodox Armenian service at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. We are very appreciative of the effort made.
The baptisms conducted by Rev Luther in the Jordan River for both of us were indeed memorable and special to our hearts during
The visits to the numerous biblical sites together with the narrations of them from knowledgeable and a God fearing shepherd, Rev Luther, has further strengthened our faith and walk with our God whom we honour and serve all the days of our lives.
It was indeed a trip to behold for both of us and when we had to bid each other farewell, it was hard!
The Lord Jesus Christ is to be praised. A blessed trip indeed!”
Stephanie Siak, Singapore 2014
I finally understood what it was liked for the disciples to follow Jesus as He taught them the “Words of Life”. The bible stories became alive as we toured the City of Jerusalem and then to Galilee region where Jesus spent most of his time on earth. I learned the importance of pursuing after and listening intently to “catch the gold nuggets” that Jesus threw out at different times.
As Rev Luther prayed, we saw things happening. As it was with Jesus and his disciples, so it was with us during the entire Israel trip. I saw the reality of Jesus in Rev Luther as he spoke and taught from the scriptures.
I am thankful to Jesus for the invitation to visit the Holy Land of Israel where God became man and dwelt among us. The bible has become alive to me!
GK Teh, Singapore 2014
Throughout the whole trip, I saw how Israel is blessed by God. The whole land and beautiful scenery showed clearly the promised and rich gift that God had for the Israelites. Previously, as I read the stories from the bible, I could not comprehend and understand in depth. I can now appreciate the bible passages better as it appears more “3D” for me. At the same time, a deeper comprehension of the culture and lifestyles of the people seems like a jigsaw puzzle fitting together.
I am convinced of the need to refresh and renew my spirit before God and set aside devotion time with God. I am committing my path to God, trusting him to make things come to pass.
Amanda, Singapore 2012
My spouse and I went in 2012 and from the outset of having the desire to want to go, we started having supernatural happenings. In fact, our whole Israel journey was one spiritual blessing after another and by the time we got to the start date of the trip, our whole trip had been paid for. We were blessed by others to go on the trip as well. Amazing!
There are many supernatural happenings and miracles everyday while we are there. One of the most significant amazing spiritual event during our trip was when we were travelling along the Galilee highway. Rev Luther suddenly announced that the itinerary will be swopped over the next two days. He said that it was going to rain the following day (the second day after today) and it would not be good to be caught in a storm on a boat on the Sea of Galilee. So the next day, we went out on a boat on the Sea of Galilee in glorious, beautiful sunny weather. On the following morning, I woke up to see a fierce Galilee storm. As I stood outside on the deck of the resort, I experienced the same Galilean storm as recorded in Luke 8:23. That was so Exciting and Dangerous!.
TF Lim, Singapore 2011
My family and i signed up for the trip in first half of year 2011. To my surprise on arrival in November that year in the Holy Land, only my family consisting the four of us, were the only people in the tour. For various reasons others did not turn up. I was grateful then to Rev Luther Doctorian for going ahead with the tour even when it was left only with my family because of what was about to take place over the next ten days.
It was an enriching experience not only because of the rich local knowledge but also with additional perspective from the Jewish and or Aramaic viewpoint that have been passed on. The spiritual significance of each places visited outweighed the mere historical relevance. My family had a kind of private tour to many of those places and the going in and out from one place to another was such a breeze. A divine set-up.
The trip was made even more special, by God’s grace, to know my wife was touched by God’s presence and received Jesus right at the Upper Room. And my family were all baptized in River Jordan together, all braved through the very cold water for us. We encountered a few other notable moments very special to us during the trip. Truly it was the goodness of our Lord that my family and i were blessed with such a trip that i will remember the rest of my life.
Thank you again Rev Luther for taking good care of my family during our trip in 2011.
Gregory Ekmekjian, USA 2010
I had the opportunity to visit Israel with Rev. Luther Doctorian and it was such a blessed and glorious time. Even to this day I remember everything from the places we saw and the moments we experienced. It had always been a dream and hope of mine as a child to visit the holy land and I thank the Lord to this day that He granted me this wish of mine. The tour, which is personally guided by Rev. Doctorian, takes you to countless major sites around the country as you go through Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee, River Jordan, etc. Rev. Doctorian allows the tour to spend time at each location and site and also explains the history, culture, and significance related to the Bible in addition to also singing hymns and reading verses from the Bible. Members of the group who choose to be baptized at the River Jordan also have the opportunity to do so which is conducted by Rev. Doctorian. I was baptized and I remember as Rev. Doctorian submerged me in the water, I felt such a strong and powerful feeling that went through my stomach and out of my back and I knew it was the holy spirit at that very moment. I pray that the Lord gives the opportunity for more people to be able to go on this tour and be blessed and transformed through their experience.