... 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)


My generation?

How do we feel?
My generation is aching for real
Dying for love
Crying for truth
My generation is aching for You.
[Starfield lyric]

This song: ♫My Generation,  ...

... of Starfield's album Beauty in the Broken, kept ringing in my mind. I had a feeling that the song wasn't complete and the meaning of it didn't quiet ring through to me.

The first time I heard of Strarfield, a Canadian Christian rock band, EMI CMG: Sparrow records, with Tim Neufeld as lead singer, and saw these guys perform was at the EO-jongerendag - not at the Opwekking Pinksterconferentie organized for more than 10,000 people daily including separate children and youth programs during the Pentecost weekend every year. This year, 2011 they also organized a flash mob in support of Japan. - in the Netherlands, summer of 2008.

At that time I didn't understand why the song seemed incomplete to me. Now years later, after spending much time studying biblical scripture about Israel and actually visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem in February 2010, I finally understand where that feeling came from.

Which country?

A country of our own
Is all we're asking for
A place to call our home
A country of our own
We know it must be close
Our souls are searching through the cold
[Starfield lyric]

Which land could be so important to the Almighty Father? The God of Abraham, Isaak and Jacob who was also named Israel by God, Genesis 32:28-29? I just gave away the name: Israel! The land first named Canaan that later became Israel, with it's city Salem, Jerusalem's name in those days, Genesis 14:18. He promised the land to Abraham and through the birth line of his son Isaak, and later Jacob. The second part of Abraham's stay in Canaan King Melchizedek of Salem, he was also a priest who was dedicated to God, blessed him. We can reed about this is Genesis 14:18-20 (NIV):

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.

Which generation?

Ours, because we live in the time in which we can learn the lesson of the fig tree, that in the following passage symbolizes Israel including Jerusalem, Matthew 24:32-34:

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

If a generation is measured in the maximum human years of 120, Genesis 6:3, then those born in 1967 when Jerusalem once again became the undivided capital city of Israel still has the chance to live long enough and witness the fulfillment of biblical prophecy and all there is to come in the future regarding Israel.

By the way which generation of the Israelites who left Egypt and went back to Canaan with Moses was actually part of and witnessed going into the land? Right, the new generation with just a few of the older generation as their leaders. Is there maybe a parallel when it comes to which generation, between those days and ours now? Doesn't the new generation has its own ♫revolution under God's guidance and with the wise leaders he puts in place? There are many blueprints of God's actions in biblical scripture.

What I believe?

Paraphrasing James 2:18: show me your deeds and let me see your faith. Believing, having faith is a choice, But so is living by deeds which will proof the faith we have. With Romans 11:24 - us Christians grafted into the olive tree which is Israel - in mind, let me ad a few words and put it like this:

A country of our own
Is all we are praying for
A place to be our own
A country of our own
We know it most be close
We're searching to get close, close, closer.

What I believe?
My generation will see it for real
Being in YOU
Living in peace
My generation will make it for real.

A country of our own
Is all we're living for.

And with King David's prayer, Psalm 122:6-9, I pray:

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,

: Starfield thank you for your inspiring song.

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Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Opinion