Sunday, July 25, 2021

JESUS and JERUSALEM

 

The LORD JESUS prophesied:

Matthew 24:21-22

King James Version

21 For then shall be great tribulation, 

such as was not since the beginning of the world 

to this time, 

no, 

nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, 

there should no flesh be saved: 

but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.


When Jesus wept over Jerusalem, He knew what was going to happen.

Luke 19:43-44

King James Version

43 For the days shall come upon thee, 

that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, 

and compass thee round, 

and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, 

and thy children within thee; 

and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; 

because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.


That's why He spoke of it with His apostles. 

The LORD JESUS is all about fulfilling Scripture.

But what was prophesied in the Old Testament?

Here are the verses the Holy Spirit led me to, in relation to JESUS, and JERUSALEM.

Zechariah 12:2-3

King James Version

2 Behold, 

I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling 

unto all the people round about, 

when they shall be in the siege both against Judah 

and against Jerusalem.

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem 

a burdensome stone for all people

all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, 

though all the people of the earth 

be gathered together against it.


Zechariah 12:6-11

King James Version

6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah 

like an hearth of fire among the wood

and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; 

and they shall devour all the people round about

on the right hand and on the left: 

and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place

even in Jerusalem.

7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first

that the glory of the house of David 

and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem 

do not magnify themselves against Judah.

8 In that day shall the Lord defend 

the inhabitants of Jerusalem

and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; 

and the house of David shall be as God, 

as the angel of the Lord before them.

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, 

that I will seek to destroy all the nations 

that come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will pour upon the house of David, 

and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 

the spirit of grace and of supplications: 

and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, 

and they shall mourn for him, 

as one mourneth for his only son, 

and shall be in bitterness for him, 

as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, 

as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.


Zechariah 14:3-4

King James Version

3 Then shall the Lord go forth, 

and fight against those nations, 

as when he fought in the day of battle.

4 And his feet shall stand in that day 

upon the mount of Olives

which is before Jerusalem on the east, 

and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof 

toward the east and toward the west

and there shall be a very great valley; 

and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, 

and half of it toward the south.


Micah 4:1-2

King James Version

4 But in the last days it shall come to pass, 

that the mountain of the house of the Lord 

shall be established in the top of the mountains, 

and it shall be exalted above the hills

and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, 

and say, 

Come, 

and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, 

and to the house of the God of Jacob; 

and he will teach us of his ways, 

and we will walk in his paths: 

for the law shall go forth of Zion, 

and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.


What are we to do, for Jerusalem?

Psalm 122:6

King James Version

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

they shall prosper that love thee.


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