The Daily Word of Righteousness

Jerusalem, #4

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (Hebrews 11:26)

There is coming a sovereign intervention of God among the children of Israel. Israel will be born again "at once" (Isaiah 66:8). Christ will be born in the physical children of Israel and they will enter the spiritual Kingdom of God.

Jerusalem will become a place of glorious righteousness. There is no means by which the physical Jews can become glorious in righteousness. God's righteousness comes only through the blood, the Life, the Presence of Christ.

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. (Isaiah 62:1)

Earthly Jerusalem and the earthly Israelites are as Hagar. They are the children of Abraham by race only and not by the Divine promise. It is only as the heavenly Jerusalem, the Jerusalem that is by Divine promise, enters the earthly Jerusalem that earthly Jerusalem will become Sarah, the mother of the elect of God.

For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. (Galatians 4:25,26)

Jerusalem will be filled with glory according to the Prophets. How will God do this? God will glorify Jerusalem just as He will glorify every member of true Israel, of the elected Seed of Abraham. God will cause the inhabitants of Jerusalem to be born again of the Spirit of God. He will cause Christ to be born in them.

One may ask, How can God come upon a people and cause them to be born again? The answer is, just as He did the Apostle Paul (a Jew) on the road to Damascus. God is able to convert whom He will, when He will, how He will.

God also will bring the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the fires of tribulation until a remnant has been made holy:

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. (Zechariah 13:9)

Finally, God will raise into glory the city itself and it will rule the nations of saved peoples of the earth throughout the thousand-year Kingdom Age. After that there will be a new sky and a new earth. The perfected holy city, the new Jerusalem, will come down from Heaven to be established forever on the new earth. The saints will rule the nations of the saved from the new Jerusalem.

To be continued.