Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.’ The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
Psalm 2:1-4Whenever there are different opinions regarding Jerusalem, hostility, claims, etc. This scripture always comes to mind. There is only one truth, and that is that Jerusalem is called the city of the Great King for a reason! He made it His dwelling place, and people can try and tear it into pieces or claim it all they want, the ownership is clearly God’s. His seal is on Jerusalem, regardless of people’s opinions or arguments. God scoffs at those that plot against His city because He has a different plan in mind for Jerusalem.
I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.
Psalm 2:6When you stand right on this spot, on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem and overlook the city, this scripture gains a profound dimension and meaning, as the Word of God pierces you and forces you to see the truth of God as it is, not through the world’s opinion, and that is: Jerusalem belongs to God, and God alone. No one else can have a claim on something that is owned by our Heavenly Father. Whenever you hear discussions and arguments thrown around regarding Jerusalem, don’t be afraid to speak the truth, which is: the city of Jerusalem belongs to Yeshua and He made it the capital, the very heart of this nation. It was His decision to make, and no man can change that. As I was strolling around Jerusalem with my wife and two daughters, it felt amazing to be able to be here, touch these ancient walls, breathe in Jerusalem’s clear air, and realize what a privilege it is to be here. For two thousand years, the people of Israel longed to be reunited with their ancient homeland, to return to their eternal capital — Jerusalem, to walk on these streets and touch these stones. The fact that today we are able to do that, to stand here and tell my little girl the history of this incredible place that God called His city, is deeply touching. I’ve lived in Israel all my life, I’ve been to Jerusalem more times than I can recall, yet you can never get used to it. There’s just something so utterly profound and otherworldly about this city, that you can go about it doing the most random daily errands, and every time you will just stop, even for an instant, and it will dawn on you where you are actually standing! Right in the very heart of God’s eternal promise to our people — fulfilled. There’s a uniqueness, a special kind of holiness about Jerusalem that cannot be captured, but only experienced. I pray you are able to join us in Israel soon and experience the depth of God’s presence in Jerusalem, the city of the Great King.