Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies will hover over Jerusalem and protect it like a bird protecting its nest. He will defend and save the city; he will pass over it and rescue it. Isaiah 31:5 NLT
What an amazing picture of God’s love and protection of Jerusalem! In these times of great peril for Israel’s very existence, this is a wonderfully comforting promise. It speaks of the faithfulness of the God of Israel to watch over His people. We can pray for the peace of Jerusalem with real faith when we have such an unconditional covenant. This is not an isolated verse out of context, because Jesus Himself echoed the same heart for Jerusalem when they refused Him:
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! Matthew 23:37 KJV
Here is the New King James version of the same Isaiah verse. It gives a little different slant, possibly bringing to mind the Israel Air Force as a means of God’s protection over Jerusalem. Either way, God is totally committed to protecting Israel.
Like birds flying about, so will Yehovah of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; passing over, He will preserve it. Isaiah 31:5 NKJV
If Jerusalem means so much to God and is so much on His mind, we must be much more mindful ourselves of all that threatens the holy city where Yehovah placed His name.
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)
(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)