Hatred of Jerusalem
Since I am older than most in the coffee shop; I felt it important to let you know what to avoid while in this life – while I am still in the land of the living.
And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Commentary postmodern talks about Atomic Bombs, but the Coffee House notes the word plague. The LORD will smite the people with a plague that have fought against Jerusalem.
Admonition from the coffee house:
Do not fight against Jerusalem. Do not fellowship with those who fight against Jerusalem. Do not make business associations with those who fight against Jerusalem.
Lest, and this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite be applied to you and you bring it also on your family.
Don’t play with the sin of fighting against Jerusalem in your heart or deeds or thoughts. Like walking out on thick ice in the spring thaw, you think just a little bit more, and then, you fall through the ice. See: https://777jesusislord.com/wages-of-sin-is-death/
You do not have to understand everything about Jerusalem. You are admonished to distance yourself from hatred of Jerusalem.
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.
· This also applies to those who are Jewish who live in the US or Israel or France, etc. Do not hate Jerusalem just to “fit in” with the “world”.
· It is against Torah to do so.
Feedback from Israel
Jerusalem is so essential to God’s plan in both Testaments that it’s hard to avoid this incredible city when reading the Bible. Anyone who has been there knows that in earthly terms it is dirty and has its impoverished sections, like any other city. It is probably the most fought-over territory in history. But there is something “other worldly” (should I say “heavenly minded”) about it that even the dirt and traffic are unlike the dirt and traffic in any other city. They used to say that when you pray in Jerusalem, it’s a “local call” (because God is right there to hear it). [That saying came about in the days when long distance calls were really expensive. So the saying is a little out-moded.]
This is the city where God has put His name. They say that from the air, one can see that the 3 valleys that outline the Old City (Kidron, Tyropoean and Hinnom) form the letter “shin” in Hebrew, signifying “Shaddai”, one of God’s names. An interesting side point, that takes that Bible verse literally.
Any search in any Bible concordance will come up with endless references to Jerusalem and Zion. Entire books of the Bible concern themselves with the city (see Nehemiah, Lamentations, much of Isaiah and Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Psalms, and the list goes on). The fact that Yeshua wept over the city tells you that it was precious to him. It plays prominently in the life of the first congregations (Book of Acts) – a reminder of the holiday that is now upon us (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost) – and plays an essential role in Revelation. So it is not just a City whose importance died out 2000 years ago.
The city is called a powder keg (modern rephrasing), as was pointed out in the cup of coffee that this is in response to, and we certainly see that it is true today. If you think that what happens in Jerusalem does not affect you, think again. Read Revelation. It is closer than you think. Every time you hear about Jerusalem in the news, take a breath and pray for her, ALSO keeping in mind Rom. 9-11. You do NOT want to be on the other side of the coin.