Pray for peace in Jerusalem.
May all who love this city prosper.
O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls
and prosperity in your palaces.
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say,
“May you have peace.”
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.
Once again the Middle East is in turmoil, apparently on the brink of war between Israel and Iran. But in fact it has been a bubbling pot of instability for centuries, waxing and waning in seemingly constant strife and violence. But God, in His wisdom, has given us the few verses above. We have a role to play, praying that this city, central to Judaism and God’s people, the Jews, and, spiritually symbolic at least, the Christian faith as well, will enjoy peace. And the God I know and worship answers prayers.
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Jesus also said ” And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass , but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows……………….you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended , will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And the gospel of THE kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matt. 24: 5-14. Therefore let us not look at the world in despair, wondering where God has vanished to. Instead draw deeper in your faith, clinging to his truth, being more diligent in our commission, and seeking and saving lost souls for the kingdom, while to opportunity is still available to us. Such truly Exciting times are now upon us, and when better to have ” life, and life to the full.”
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Quite right, David. Good perspective.