... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

21
October
2011

Prophecies spoken over Jerusalem, the Bride!

Revised: 30-12-2013

There are numerous biblical prophecies concerning Jerusalem, also called Salem and the Bride, in the land of Israel, that it should be impossible to ignore the importance God the Almighty Father himself gave to this city in the past, but also in the present day and in the future.

In the past? The king and priest of which city welcomed Abram and blessed him when he arrived in Canaan, the land promised by the Almighty God to him and his descendants?
Melchizedek the king of Salem, Jerusalem, Genesis 14:17-20 (NIV),

17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.

20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.


God's choice: Jerusalem

Jerusalem the Almighty Father's choice despite all, 
Zechariah 2:11-13 (NIV),

12 The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again c h o o s e  Jerusalem. 13 Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling. ”

The Almighty Father is determined to restore Jerusalem the city of his choice and the land of Israel,  
Zechariah 1:13-17 (NIV),

13 So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.
14 Then the angel who was speaking to me said, “Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion, 15 and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they went too far with the punishment.’

16 “Therefore this is what the LORD says: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,’ declares the LORD Almighty.

17 “Proclaim further: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and  c h o o s e  Jerusalem.’”

And Jeremiah 31:1-4 (NIV),

1 “At that time,” declares the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.” 2 This is what the LORD says:
“The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.” 3 The LORD appeared to us in the past,[a] saying:
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
4 I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt.
Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful.
[a: Jeremiah 31:3 Or LORD has appeared to us from afar]

He will fight to defend Jerusalem, Isaiah 31:4-5 NIV),

4 This is what the Lord says to me:
“As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey—and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor—so the Lord Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.
5 Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it.”

He will bring peace and comfort to Jerusalem, Isaiah 66:10-14 (NIV),

12 For this is what the Lord says:
I will extend p e a c e to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees.
13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
14 .. the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants, but his fury will be shown to his foes.


Jerusalem's restoration

For what reason does the Almighty Father want to restore - Isaiah 60 - Jerusalem?

Jeremiah 30:18-21 (NIV) says,

18 “This is what the LORD says:
"'I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place. ...

To which purpose will the Almighty restore Jerusalem? Isaiah 56:1-6 (NIV),

... 7 ... for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” 8 The Sovereign Lord declares—
he who gathers the exiles of Israel: “I will gather still  o t h e r s  to them besides those already gathered.”

The city of Jerusalem went from destruction to being restored and will be further rebuilt staying in the same place, Zechariah 12:6 and 14:12, Isaiah 65. With the Temple rebuilt and in use, Zechariah 1:7-17 and 14:16-21, Ezekiel 43 and 47, Revelation 11:1-2.

Zechariah 14:16-21 (NIV),

16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. …

Nations celebrating the feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem has already started: Sukkot, A Celebration For Every Nation!


The Bride: Jerusalem

Jerusalem is God's bride and will be married. Notable is that the land of Israel is also called Jerusalem's land, Isaiah 60:18 and 62:1-4!

Isaiah 62 (GNT),

,,, 1 Jerusalem ...
4 ... Your new name will be  God Is Pleased with Her. Your land will be called Happily Married
Because the Lord is pleased with you And will be like a husband to your  l a n d.

5 Like a young man taking a virgin as his b r i d e, He who formed you will  m a r r y  you.
As a groom is delighted with his bride, So your God will delight in you. ...

Isaiah 61:10
(GNT), 

10 Jerusalem rejoices because of what the Lord has done.
She is like a bride dressed for her wedding.
God has clothed her with salvation and victory.

And, Revelation 21:9-22 (NIV),

... 9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. ...

As such it is God's dwelling place amongst his people, Revelation 21 (NIV),

... 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a  b r i d e beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.   ...

Biblical scripture is so clear about Jerusalem's purpose, Ezekiel 48:30-35 (NIV) puts it like this,

35 ... “And the name of the city from that time on will be:
THE LORD IS THERE.”


Jerusalem in the far future

Much later after the period mentioned in Zachariah 14, in the future at the time of the New Heaven and New Earth - Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:1-2 - with Jerusalem lets say as the place to be for the Almighty Father, while no Temple is needed any more, Isaiah 60:19-20, Zechariah 2:9, Revelation 21:22-24 and 22:1-5
Isaiah 60
about Jerusalem,

… 19 The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
20 Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more;
the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. ...

And Revelation 21:22-23 (NIV),

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

So Jerusalem, Isaiah 60 (GNT),

1 Arise, Jerusalem, and shine like the sun; The glory of the Lord is shining on you!
2 Other nations will be covered by darkness, But on you the light of the Lord will shine; The brightness of his presence will be with you. 3 Nations will be drawn to your light, And kings to the dawning of your new day.


The Almighty Father still asks his household, his congregation, that is his community of Israel and all those whom by his mercy and grace are grafted into Israel to pray for Jerusalem, Psalm 122:6 (NIV),

6 Pray for the  p e a c e  of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.

God bless you,

 

Note!
A view of Jerusalem, one of the worlds oldest and the most enigmatic city,
Jerusalem a National Geographic film trailer


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