I never knew…
You go UP to Jerusalem!
Did you know?
The Mountain of the Lord
4 In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and peoples will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Micah 4:1-2 (NIV)
Yes, you go UP to Jerusalem!
Jerusalem is physically higher than the surrounding hills as well as on a higher spiritual plane. You simply FEEL the very presence of the LORD God Almighty in Jerusalem.
On a recent trip to Israel, day 1 started with a trip to the Mount of Olives. Lysa TerKeurst, President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, taught – powerfully! This was her first time to take a group to Israel and her 6th time to visit God’s Holy Land.
And we started at The Mount of Olives. Why? It is THE first place the feet of Jesus will descend upon and where He will stand when He makes His triumphant return…and we stood there on the Mount of Olives…
In AWE of God
Of His unchanging Word
Knowing our feet were on Holy ground – The Mount of Olives
3 Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.
Zechariah 14:3-4 (NIV)
18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Matthew 16:18 (NIV)
Seeing the Dome of the Rock, the Muslim Mosque, across the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem, built on top of where Solomon’s Temple once stood…
In Moab I will put an end to those who make offerings on the high places and burn incense to their gods,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 48:35
Yet knowing the keys to heaven were giving to Peter to build His church as Jesus overcame death.
I pray the Name of Jesus is heard by all, as He so desires each and every person, regardless of religion or nationality, will come to know Him as their Lord and Savior.
8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.
9 The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
10 The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up high from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place. 11 It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.
Zechariah 14:8-11 (NIV)
Living Water will flow
The Lord will be King
There will be One Lord
His Name the Only Name
Jerusalem will be raised UP
The surrounding area will be a dry and desolate plain (Arabah)
– Royal winepresses –
Jesus’s royal blood was pressed out for us
– Jerusalem –
Will remain in its place
Will be inhabited
Will never again be destroyed
– Jerusalem –
Will be secure
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