October 16, 2010

JERUSALEM By Joyce Mizell

    Years ago Ms. Anna Foster requested a song on my radio program.  The name of the song was Jerusalem.  I could feel in my spirit how important the song was to her, although I never met the lady.  Most of the lyrics were in Hebrew.  Today while putting this article together thoughts of Ms. Anna and the song are in my memory bank.

    History reveals the fact that many mighty empires have fallen.  Jerusalem has survived through the years.  It’s a gallery of past history and a symbol of hope for the future.  When King David made Jerusalem the capital it became world history.  However, before it was the capital our Bible tells us plenty about Jerusalem.   Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love her. Psalm 122:6 The Lord will extend peace to her like a flowing stream he will give peace.  Isa.66:12

    When Christ fills the second temple the glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former saith the Lord of host. Hag. 2:9

    The book of Ezekiel tells us that Ezekiel witnessed the departure of the glory of the Lord departing from off the threshold of the house and stood over the cherubims.  Ezek. 10:18 Abraham looked for the city whose builder and maker is God.  Heb 11:10

    Rev. 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down our of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my name.  Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.  What a tranquil picture of the New Jerusalem!

     The past Edemic curse spoken about in Gen. 3: 14 -19 will be gone forever.  The Saints will serve God and reign with him forever.  Daniel 7:  18, 27   The glory of God will make other sources of light unnecessary.
     The return of Jesus Christ can happen at any moment!  He will return for his bride, the Church.  Lets give some thought to the New Jerusalem  The blessings of God’s beautiful city is for those who obey his word.  God has called us to holiness.

    Our Lord is coming back to earth again to gather his own  He will gather those who are alive but does not want us to be ignorant about those in the graves.  The dead in Christ will rise to be with the Lord.  Just think for a moment about Jesus descending from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel and the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then those alive will be caught up.  Are we watching and waiting for the return of Christ? 

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