Jerusalem …. A City Like No Other

In March of this year we were able to host two tours, one the first of the month and the second at the very end, stretching into April. With a two week break in between the two trips we decided to rent an apartment and stay in Jerusalem; what a joy to every day walk the streets of the City of our God and take in the wonder of what He calls “the apple of His eye”. Jerusalem truly is a city like no other and what better way to describe it to you than to hear what His Word says about it ….

The scripture tells us that He has installed His King upon Zion (Jerusalem), His holy mountain … The Lord dwells in Jerusalem, it is where He has chosen to live forever, it is His resting place, He desires it … The joy of the whole earth is Mt. Zion, the city of the great King … He is rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back … He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city (shouldn’t we do the same)… The Lord is great in Zion and sits in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above the nations … His love for Jerusalem is passionate and strong (how about yours) … God will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem … God himself is in Jerusalem’s towers, revealing himself as its defender … He will defend this city for His name’s sake … The Lord of heaven’s armies will come down and fight on Mt. Zion … The Lord’s voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem ..Zion, your God reigns! 

In every Jewish home at the end of the Seder (Passover) meal the declaration is made; “Next Year in Jerusalem!” Sounds like a good idea to me; how about joining us and experience firsthand; the wonders and glory of the “eternal city”. Psalm 84 tells us; “What JOY for those who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.”

Let me close with this scripture – Isaiah 62:6-7; “Watchmen … remind the Lord, take no rest … until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” Let’s be faithful to our calling.

 

 

 

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