There is much going on in Jerusalem ever since President Donald J. Trump made the declaration. I believe he was moved by God to do these things. With that said, there are interesting points on Jerusalem in the Bible. Let’s examine Psalm 122.
King David wrote a decree about Jerusalem. In 2 Samuel 5 he took over Jerusalem from the Jebusites. He did this when he became king over all Israel. He was not the King over Israel until he took Jerusalem, and that is very prophetic. It means Jerusalem plays an important role in God’s plan. God created this earth and made Jerusalem and put His name in it. And He will reign from there. That is why people fight over the city despite the fact that it is naturally irrelevant. It is the city of God. The devil himself is trying to defile and take it over. But God will keep His city, it is His property.
1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together,
4 Where the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
Notice it says compact together; meaning that it is built for the purpose of bringing the nations together. Everything culminates in that city. The strength and might of God is in Jerusalem. This is a prophetic city that will be the city of God. Right now it is a prophetic city; it is treasured and kept for a time.
The first time we hear of it is in Genesis 14 when Abraham won a war over Lot. On the way back he met Melchizedek who was the King that had no generations; I believe it was Jesus Himself. He blessed Abram and broke bread with him as well as received tithes from Abram. When the King of Sodom offered him a reward, he refused it because he did not want them getting credit; yet he accepted a blessing from Melchizedek. The name of Melchizedek means King of Righteousness Melech in Hebrew means King and Tsedek means Righteousness. He came from the city called Salem, which today is Jerusalem. It means the city of peace; that is the origin of the city. From the beginning it belonged to God. Abram perceived that and gave Him his tithe. That was a seal of the covenant that Abram the man of faith and God made together.
As we continue to read through the Scriptures, we see that the city was already in its place when Moses and Joshua led the children of Israel to the Promised Land. This land is going to belong to them. No one knew that Jerusalem would be the capital of Israel, the city of peace. That is where Jesus died and brought peace to all who believe in Him. And when God raised David to take that land, he didn’t become the king of all Israel until he captured Jerusalem. This is the will of God. People are fighting for this land not because it is needed but because there is a demonic force that is attacking the city of God. Jerusalem has no resources that most wars are fought over its substance, but Jerusalem is fought because Satan knows that Jesus will rule from it. That is why he stirs up nations to fight against it.
Before the Jews began to settle up in 1948, the land belonged to Jordan and was wasted land. The secret sites were wasted, and no one cared for it. Yet as soon as Israel stepped in and began to rebuild it, they had a problem. It is a war between God and Satan. Jerusalem is the chosen city of God to dwell on the earth and to be the capital of His nation Israel. Moreover, it will be the capital of the whole earth. Everything the nations do is in vain; it is God’s city. We believers who know the Word of God understand that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. God is restoring His city and people. When Israel came to its land in 1948 Jerusalem was not in their hands but in 1967 they took Jerusalem back as their own city but they could not pronounce it as their capital.
King David established his reign in three stages; first he took Hebron and became king over it, then Judea and then when he took Jerusalem. King David could not become the king over all Israel until he became the king over Jerusalem and the city became the capital. Today as I mentioned, Israel became a nation in 1948, they took Jerusalem in 1967 and the third stage is that Jerusalem was pronounced their capital. The reason is because the Lord is going to come back soon. At the end of the age, when the nations will attempt to take Jerusalem, God will unleash His wrath against all that come against Jerusalem to fight and take over!
Israel is keeping and preparing the land for Jesus and they don’t even know it. They look at what is going on from a political standpoint; but the devil will never be satisfied. Did you know that Jerusalem was rebuilt about 15 times? If people love it so much, why did they ruin it? Yet, the Jewish people always tended the land. But whenever the Jews left the land, it became a desert again. Isaiah declares that when Israel would leave, the land would become a desert. As long as God and His people are there, the land will prosper. The Jews are the only people God called to look after that land. Only God and His people have the right to that land. Only God is empowering the people to tend the land and make it beautiful because this is God’s land or a piece of property. Jerusalem is so important; the Jewish people are keeping and preparing the land for the Lord. Jerusalem will never again be the way it was.
For thrones are set there for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
King David prophesied of the fact that Jesus will come from his lineage and reign. Notice that the thrones are set, meaning no one can change or remove it. Jesus will judge out of Jerusalem.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “may they prosper who love you.
The reason he said that is because he knew that the city is under constant attack. President Trump was moved by the Spirit to do what he did. The Lord’s hand is upon him. We have to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and be on the same page as God. The president is on the same page as God.
7 Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.”
8 For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.
Everything is connected with Jerusalem. In the reign of Joshua, the Judges and Samuel, the Kingdom was not settled until king David took Jerusalem and brought the ark of the covenant to the city. David was moved by the Holy Spirit. Remember before the crucifixion, Jesus came into the city riding on a donkey and the people shouted Hosanna to the son of David, but a week later He was crucified. In His second coming, our Lord Jesus Christ will enter thought the door of Hope that is in Jerusalem today. When David danced before the Lord and entered the city, it was prophetic of what the Lord will do at His coming. David’s wife, the daughter of Saul was upset about what he did because she did not understand what was happening. Therefore she despised him and as the result of that king David had to let her go.
The prophetic implication of Jerusalem is amazing. Don’t look at the news and what they complain about. Every time the Lord does a work in Jerusalem the world hates it. Did you know that Jerusalem is at high altitude and has snow at times? It’s because it was rebuilt so many times over. There is nothing special about it. People fight against it because; they are influenced by the enemy. The enemy knows what God has for Jerusalem. When Satan brought Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple and told Him to bow before him that also was in Jerusalem. Eventually, Satan will lose the battle over Jerusalem. That is why he is roaring like a lion. The fight is not against flesh and blood. Lucifer who is the devil was thrown out of heaven because even there he wanted to take God’s throne. We are not talking about the actual throne but position to rule. Jerusalem is also the place out of which the Lord Jesus will rule and this is why Satan who is the old Lucifer, is fighting now hard over this city. So as you can see, the devil has nothing new to offer. He is still in the battle with our God, the Creator, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and he is not going to prevail. He will lose again and this time God will throw him in to the lake of fire forever! Therefore just as the Bible declares:
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “may they prosper who love you.
If you stand and support Jerusalem you will prosper and be there; it is the city of God. Pray for Jerusalem and love the city and God will bless you.
God is going to rebuild Jerusalem.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain.
If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the Lord strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
In that day “HOLINESS TO THE LORD” shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the Lord of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.
God is going to re-establish His feasts when He is going to retake Jerusalem. Even the gentiles will keep it. There will be no more pagan holidays and traditions. Jesus will put things in order when He takes back Jerusalem.
Pastor Gennady Livshits.
Greetings from Trail, B.C. I think I am still in shock, I was listening (half listening) to the House of David Ministry Television Program, had just put down my tablet, and the Pastor said something like “someone needs healing for a tender spot behind their left ear, mouth and cold” Well that grabbed my attention for sure. I’ve had a tender spot behind my left ear that I thought might be an infection or something. Worried me a little, and I was thinking I should go to the Dr. I am a senior and I’ve been plagued with lichen planus – an auto immune disorder. It doesn’t kill you, but is very annoying. My mouth hung open when I heard the Pastor’s words, I receive it, I receive it was all I could think of. I’m claiming and receiving God’s healing. The tenderness behind my left ear is totally gone. I will be going to the Doctor in the future and will confirm that the sore mouth is gone. My congestion is still here, but I’ll continue to claim healing in the Lord! Never in a million years would I expect to hear something straight for me from God like that. I’m amazed! Thank you for teaching God’s Word. I receive it and will let you know all the results. God bless your ministry and all God’s healing, salvation and work through you in Jesus’ Name amen and amen!
Definitely the tenderness behind left ear is gone and big pimple thing at the roof of my mouth is gone. I praise God with all my heart. What a faith builder. I am still trusting for healing for Lichen planus in God’s time. God bless you all.
Well, tenderness behind left ear is definitely gone, sure feels like a miracle to me, I was a little worried. I believe my mouth is healed, that would be an auto immune healing. I believed it and received it right away when it was said, but I can still feel the lesions, so it may take a little longer, but I believe and praise God. I have never had anything like this happen to me before. God is so amazing; He makes me feel so loved! God bless your Ministry!