Zealous for Jerusalem

7 02 2014

Flag at WallThen the angel said to me, “Shout this message for all to hear: ‘This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong. Zechariah 1:14 NLT

When the Lord speaks to me from three different sources, I pay attention. This week I shared this verse in our home group. After seeing the verse in Barry Segal’s newsletter from Israel, the Holy Spirit stirred my heart. The next day it came to me from a local friend in an American newsletter.

Yehovah is fully emotional. In addition to all of His other characteristics and power and love, God is emotional. He is passionate. Let that sink in. He has love. He has anger. He feels grief for sinful man. And profoundly, in this verse, He is zealous! What is so important to Him that stirs his passion to jealousy?

So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says Yehovah of hosts: “I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal. ​I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; for I was a little angry, and they helped—but with evil intent. ‘Therefore thus says Yehovah: ​​“I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; ​​My house shall be built in it,” says Yehovah of hosts, ​​“And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.  Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says Yehovah of hosts: ​​“My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; ​​Yehovah will again comfort Zion, and will again choose Jerusalem.” ’ ” Zechariah 1:14-6 NKJV

The Hebrew word qin’ah means ardour, zeal, jealousy. I represent myself as a voice of Christian Zionists. This is what I mean. I have ardour/love for Jerusalem, the city of God. I have zeal to see His purpose restored in Zion. And I am jealous for her because of the advance of the nations against Jerusalem. I hope my zeal is an extension of His love. Most of all, I believe His Son Jesus/Yeshua is the Heavenly bridegroom coming to claim His bride. He will be welcomed by all who truly believe in the Messiah of Israel. We will all say as one:

Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yehovah! We have blessed you from the house of Yehovah. Psalm 118:26

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

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(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.)

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