Why Jerusalem Is Important

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2 Samuel 16:15 And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.

Jerusalem is important to God and therefore Jerusalem is to be important to all His children. We will look at the history of Jerusalem as well as the present and the future on this page. Jerusalem was the capital under King David over 3000 years ago, and Jerusalem was established as the capital of his kingdom for 33 years. The dividing of Jerusalem will become the focus of all nations as they cannot allow the Jews to have control over her.

Mid-East Bible Prophecy: Jerusalem Divided by JD Farag

**this was done in 2008 and is still true today

This page will keep you up to date with the who and how the nations will try to split Jerusalem.

PAST

David was king over all Israel for 40 years, with Jerusalem as the capital for 33 of the 40 years (1 Chronicles 11:4-9). Israel and Jerusalem have been through many wars and defeats due to their disobedience. When God begins to reveal more of His plan concerning Jerusalem, it is then that Jerusalem gains the attention of the world, "such as Israel becoming a nation and Jerusalem becoming it's capital".

The significance of Jerusalem in God's Word
God dwells in Jerusalem Zechariah 8:1 And the word of the Lord of hosts came, saying, 2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath. 3 Thus says the Lord: I have returned to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, the holy mountain.

Spoken in the past about Jerusalem's future - Jerusalem will be named - "The Lord is there" and will be named this forever.

Ezekiel 48:35 The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There.” God put Jerusalem as the center of all nations to be the example of God's ways.

Ezekiel 5:5 “Thus says the Lord God: This is Jerusalem. I have set her in the center of the nations, with countries all around her.

PRESENT

The headline news clearly shows there will be no peace in Jerusalem. As the leaders keep forcing a peace plan, the focus keeps narrowing in on Jerusalem, because Jerusalem is what the fight will be over (Zechariah 12), however the day is nearing when God will restore Jerusalem to His people forever (Joel 3:16-21).

Right now the leaders are working very hard and getting no where, so it seems on the front side, but on the back side watch as the battle over Jerusalem between all nations keeps developing. When the tension reaches the actions of war as stated in

Zechariah 14:1-3 1 Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. 2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.

Then the Lord God Himself will battle against every nation. Jesus will reign in Jerusalem and over all the earth (Zechariah 14:3-9)

Third Temple Being Built and Prepared by CBN

rebuilding the Temple - CBN

ETERNITY

There will be a new Jerusalem that will desend out of heaven from God.

Jerusalem belongs to the Creator of the heavens and earth and all things in it, on it and under it. Jesus is coming soon, until then -- Revelation 22:17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

Isaiah 55:1 Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. Everyone who hears the voice of Jesus Christ do not harden yourself, come to Him.

WARS OF ISRAEL

The Wars of Israel Part 1 by Amir Tsarfati

The Wars of Israel Part 2 by Amir Tsarfati

Watchman

Ezekiel 33:6 "But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand." (Amplified Bible)


Sherri Bledsoe

Sherri Bledsoe is an Ordain Minister who has been studying God's Word since 2003. She has spoken at churches, nursing homes and has taught bible classes for many years. Living His Word Ministries was established in June 2008 and went live on the internet in 2013. Our Ministry is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ by speaking scripture only. This ministry is a 501c3 and helps those in need per scripture. We do take donations or offerings.


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