The city of our God

Published 2:21 pm Friday, May 14, 2010

Twice in the Bible Jerusalem is called “The City of our God.”

Twice the “City of God.”

Eight times “The Holy City,” and once “The City of the Lord of hosts.”

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God has decreed that never will there be a city to rival Jerusalem. It is mentioned 811 times in the Bible but not once in the Quran, showing the lie that it ever was sacred to Muslins. Only after Israel’s rebirth was this bogus claim invented to justify Muslim attacks against Israel as an “occupying power.”

The United States, the United Nations and the European countries all accept this lie as the basis of a “Peace” they intend to force upon Israel with Muslim neighbors determined to destroy Israel. Jerusalem’s entire history, including its destruction and ultimate restoration in the “last days,” was pronounced by ancient Hebrew prophets and by Jesus Christ (“There Shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down” Matthew 24:2.

“The city shall be built, it shall not be … Thrown down any more for ever” Jeremiah 31:38-40

Still in process, is the fierce opposition from the work of Satan. The ongoing fulfillment of these prophecies is the greatest proof God gives of his existence and that the Bible is his infallible word, a vital proof that replacement theology rejects.

That people who claim to be Christians would deny God’s purposes for Israel is beyond ones comprehension. Equally incredible, throughout history Israel itself has rejected God and his blessings that he has given them.

Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of all who believed in him is of course, the most important subject in Scripture—yet without Israel, there would be no Savior.

Jesus is a Jew descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through King David, giving Him the Right to Rule Israel and The World. He was born in Israel, lived there all his life, and (with few exceptions) ministered solely to Jews.

“I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24). He commanded his disciples, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles … but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 10:5-6).

After the cross and Resurrection; however, he commanded them to take the Gospel “Into all the world” (Matthew 28:19), but the gospel remains “to the Jews first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).

After all the proof that has been sustained about Jesus and his existence the rebellion is still continuing in spite of spectacular displays of God’s power and protection.

We can look back at the Red Sea parting, the guidance by a pillar of fire by night and of cloud by day, water form a rock, fresh manna daily, hearing God speak with and audible voice, seeing the walls of Jericho come down, and the miraculous defeat of Armies far superior to its own.

This inexcusable unbelief continues today on the part of most Jews worldwide, as well as in the church. The vast majority of Jews persist in rejection Christ as their Messiah in spite of his fulfillment of hundreds of prophecies that prove his identity beyond dispute. As their own Hebrew prophets foretold, the Messiah has come and has been rejected by his people and the world. Moreover, they even join heretical replacement theologians in refusing to acknowledging Gods hand in preserving the Jews as an identifiable ethnic people and bringing them back into their land after 2,500 years of dispersion,.

Israel will come out of apostasy in a total transformation and restoration on this earth (Ezekiel 36:37), but the church sinks ever deeper into apostasy until the rapture (Acts 20:29-31, 2nd Thessalonians 2:3, and Jude 3:4) and will only be perfected in heaven.

Israel had already fallen away from the very beginning; the church began well but is in the process of falling away as the apostasy worsens in the last days. This is a day when fake prophets thrive, but such was not always the case.

There have been times that false prophets lived in fear for their lives (Deuteronomy 18:20-22). Now, however they seem to be able to dispense their false teaching with impunity this state of spiritual apathy toward false prophets and their messages is promoted by the devil, and sadly, tolerated by many people who profess to be Christians.

“Thus saith the Lord” when the Lord has not spoken.

Some have inferred that all roads lead to heaven but that is not true, not all roads in life leads to heaven there is only one way to heaven—and it is a narrow way with a narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-15).

Jesus would not accommodate those who would try to enter another way (John 10:7-10).

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.