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Jerusalem: Home Sweet Home

ron Jan 2018

(Psalm 132:13-14) For the Lord has chosen Jerusalem; He has desired it for His home. “This is My resting place forever,” He said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired.

God chose and selected Jerusalem to be His home forever. Every city, state and nation belong to God and He picked Jerusalem over every other city on earth. Jerusalem is the place He wants to rest and relax for all of eternity. He desires and yearns to make Jerusalem home sweet home.

(Jeremiah 3:17) In that day Jerusalem will be known as ‘The Throne of the Lord.’ All nations will come there to honor the Lord.

In the End Times the Lord will rule from Jerusalem. In the past the capital of God’s Kingdom was in Jerusalem, and it will still be there in the End Times.

(Jeremiah 1:14 NIV) ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.”

(Jeremiah 1:14 GNT) “I have a deep love and concern for Jerusalem, my holy city.”

(Jeremiah 1:14 CEV) “I, the Lord All-Powerful, am very protective of Jerusalem.”

God is very jealous for Jerusalem. He has a deep love and concern for His home that He will always protect and defend it.

(Zechariah 1:14 NASB) “I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.”

(Zechariah 1:14 NLT) My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong.

God’s love for Jerusalem is passionate, obsessive and even fanatical.

(Zechariah 2:8 NASB) he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.

(Zechariah 2:8 GNT) Anyone who strikes you strikes what is most precious to Me.

(Zechariah 2:8 TLV) he who harms you sticks his finger in Jehovah’s eye!

(Zechariah 2:8 CEV) Zion is as precious to the Lord as are his eyes. Whatever you do to Zion, you do to him.

This verse is fairly well known, but I’ve never completely understood what it really means so I was so. grateful to read it in some paraphrases. When people strike Jerusalem, there are striking what is most precious to God. It’s like they are sticking their finger in God’s eye. Whenever we do something to Jerusalem, it’s like we’re doing it to God Himself. God cannot separate Himself from Jerusalem.

(Zechariah 8:22 NASB) So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the Lord.’

When people want to find the Lord, they will go to Jerusalem to meet with Him. They will go to Jerusalem because it is God’s eternal home; it’s where He lives!

If God feels this way about Jerusalem, shouldn’t we? If we feel this way, and we want to see God, there’s no place like home (to look for Him and spend time with Him). I want to encourage you to visit God in His home. But I also realize that most people will not be able to go there. In light of this, I’ve created a presentation, “The Treasures of Jerusalem” so I can bring some of the treasures of Jerusalem to you. You don’t need a plane ticket or hotel reservations. My Messianic Jewish teaching tour of Jerusalem lasts one hour. Contact me to find out more, or to schedule a date for me to share the Treasures of Jerusalem in your town, temple or church.

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