Does Israel have an historical claim to Jerusalem?

Posted: October 24, 2015 in God's Love Letters to you - The BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)

Long before the current religious cultures present in the Middle East, God himself lays claim to the Jewish people group and the physical location of Jerusalem. The Old Testament outlines God, himself, choosing Jesse’s youngest son, David to be His earthly kingdom’s king. He is directed to Jerusalem where he rules. His famous son, Solomon the wealthy and wise, also rules from Jerusalem. Next is order of succession is Rehoboam. 2 Chronicles 12:13 records for history that, “he ruled 17 years from Jerusalem, the city where the Lord had chosen to be worshiped. He is buried in Jerusalem, which now has a 3 generation family line going on, whereupon his son, Abijah, rules from Jerusalem for 3 years. 2 Chronicles 14:1 has him dying the being buried in Jerusalem, as his son Asa becomes king. Asa obeys the Lord, and the land has peace for 10 years. In the 41st year of his rule, he dies and is buried. (Earlier, Asa had his own tomb cut out of a rock hill in Jerusalem. So he was buried there… – 2 Chron. 16:14).

So, I am counting a 5 generation presence in Jerusalem just in these few chapters. Countless times throughout the Old Testament, which is God’s Holy Spirit-inspired word to his people in the world,  God claims this land and these people as his own. Read it for yourself. See if this is true.

In the Bible’s New Testament, It is no coincidence that God’s only son, Jesus, went many times to the 2nd temple in Jerusalem during his 33 years of earthly ministry on earth, and then gave up his life for the salvation of all people who believe, also in Jerusalem.

There is this theme of place and God’s timing woven throughout both Testaments. God even looks into our own future and gives this information to John the apostle, in exile, during the revealing of what is to come. “I saw New Jerusalem, that holy city, coming down from God in heaven…God’s home is now with his people. He will live with them, and they will be his own. Yes, God will make his home among his people…I did not see a temple there. The Lord God All powerful and the Lamb (Jesus) were its temple. And the city did not need the sun or the moon. The glory of God was shining on it, and the Lamb was its Light.” (Revelation 21:1: 2-3 and 22-23)

So, keep in mind that as you hear all the revisionist commentary from news outlets around the world that Israel has no right to its capital of Jerusalem, God has decreed otherwise, so you would be calling God a liar by falling into this lie of the enemy of truth.

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