|Jerusalem, support her!
On June 7th, 1967, the city of Jerusalem was
reunited for the first time since its partition in 1948. On June 14, 1967,
the rubble was cleared from the Western Wall Square. Once again, the holiest
place for all Jews was open, and all were invited to visit. It was estimated
that 200,000 Israelis visited the Western Wall, though they had to pass
through six police barriers to reach the site.
As we approach the 41st anniversary of this
momentous event, the Jews are again faced with the prospect of their beloved
city being divided for the sake of appeasement. Israel faces not only the
bias of the entire Arab world, and many in the European Union, it faces
unwarranted bias from our own U. S. State Departmentís refusal to recognize
Jerusalem as Israelís capital.
And yet more than 3000 years ago, God told King David: "...I have chosen
Jerusalem, that my name might be there: and have chosen David to be over my
people Israel." (II Chronicles 6:6)
WHY SHOULD CHRISTIANS SUPPORT JERUSALEM?
1. Because God does! "He claims Jerusalem as His own." (II Chronicles
2. Jerusalem is the only city for which God
commands us to pray. (Psalm 122:6) Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they
prosper who love you [the Holy City]!
3. The Holy Scriptures reveals that Zion
(Jerusalem) is to be the very seat of the Messiahís earthly reign.
(Zechariah 7:3) And to speak to the priests of the house of the Lord of
hosts and to the prophets, saying, [Now that I am returned from exile]
should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself as I have done these so
many years [in Babylon]?
4. When we support Jerusalem, we are
preparing for our Lordís coming!
5. When we pray for Jerusalem, we are saying,
"Maranatha, come Messiah! "When the Lord shall build up Zion, then shall He
appear in His glory!" (Psalm 102:16)
6. Because Godís Word is true! "The Law will
go out from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." (Isaiah 2:3)
7. God will bless those who bless Jerusalem!
"The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of
Jerusalem all the days of thy life." (Psalm 128:5)
8. God says we are to comfort Jerusalem.
"Comfort ye, comfort ye my people saith your God. Speak comfort to
Jerusalem." (Isaiah 40:1)
9. Because God Almighty has preserved
Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem has been leveled to the ground five times.
Her people have been carried away captive, yet Jerusalem rises from the
rubble because God has ordained it through the centuries! (Amos 9:14-15)
10. God wrote His name in Jerusalem! "I have
chosen Jerusalem that My name might be there." (II Chronicles 6:6)
11. When you pray for the peace of Jerusalem,
you are praying a commanded blessing on your life! "Pray for the peace of
Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee." (Psalms 122:6)
When you stand on Godís Word concerning
Jerusalem, you are binding Satan. (Isaiah 14:13, Satan declares he would
battle God Almighty from Jerusalem.) For thou hast said in thine heart, I
will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I
will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
"You declare, my friend, that you do not
hate the Jews, you are merely anti-Zionist. And I say, let the truth
ring forth from the highest mountaintops. Let it echo through the
valleys of Godís green earth. When people criticize Zionism, they mean
Jews. Zionism is nothing less than the dream and ideal of the Jewish
people returning to live in their own land." (Martin Luther King)
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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