Jerusalem will be attacked by all the nations
Zechariah 14:2 - For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
People who read this may be wondering is this a blessing or a curse?
This scripture is not something that is referring to the past but the future (immediate future). It is surely not speaking about the location Jerusalem which is in the country Israel.
Jerusalem is referred in sense of those who dwell in that spiritual state of growth. Like I told you many a times before; a child of God (person who knows God deep inside even before God calls him / her for that is the seed which identifies him/her as a child, like a just born baby knows it has a mother) takes a spiritual growth from Egypt (double way of life) to Zion (fortified city - totally under God's protection). The in-between stages are Jerusalem (teaching of peace), Assyria (pursuing commercial growth), Ephraim (one who wants God abundantly and as well prosperity abundantly), Samaria (person having multiple truths - Bible has only one foundation and one truth no Old and New, it is called Word not words) and even Babylon (confusion) among others. Sometimes a person can be in multiple states at the same time; in the one he/she is most in is where he/she is anchored.
If Jerusalem is suppose to identifying a person pursuing peace then why has God written such a curse on it?
In the Old Testament if one minutely checks the Hebrew script and the word 'Jerusalem', there are two scripts which are almost identical and translated as Jerusalem (Y@ruwshalaim / Y@ruwshalayim). They both are Jerusalem but there is a difference in their spiritual meaning. One Jerusalem means one who pursues peace with God and then man, the other Jerusalem is the one pursues peace first with man and then with God. The curse is against the second Jerusalem.
In the Commandments, love God is first and then comes love man not the other way around. People who try peace the other way around, deceive themselves first and then others, and in the bargain get the opposite of peace.
In my last mail I explained about physical gender difference in spirit, how the image of God is in us (man) and image of man is in us (woman).
The Lord is saying to those who dwell in this false Jerusalem that all the nations will target it and especially to those from this Jerusalem who act human (not Christ like but in a humanly nature) will be ravished (raped - modesty abused). Most of Jerusalem will be completely destroyed but few may escape.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus You are the Prince of Peace yet You said in your Word that You are come to light a fire between those who dwell in a family. Lord, open the minds of your people and let them see the truth. The only peace that exists is when the peace comes from You and this peace flows on among us. Those who are against You, against such, how can there be peace?
Lord, we are assure even they that hate You can not harm us, unless You have allowed them to. This too is done only for your glory. For your glory Lord we put our lives into your hands knowing You are in control of all things...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
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