2001-08-11 - Jerusalem, the Capital of the World
Messiah: His Final Call to Israel, Part 38
Not withstanding what the Antichrist does, it is God's plan to establish His King on the holy hill of Zion.
Psalm 2:1-9 Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate a vain thing? The kings of the Earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying, "let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us." He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision. Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. "Yet I have set my king Upon my holy hill of Zion." I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, "thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the Earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
With Messiah as King in Zion, His kingdom will reach to the ends of the earth.
Isaiah 2:1-4 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: "And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And all nations shall flow unto it. And many peoples shall go and say, "come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob. And he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Jehovah from Jerusalem. And he will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples. And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Israel, the Head of the Nations
In the language of Moses, Isreal has been, and still is, the tail of the nations. When Messiah returns and asserts His authority, Israel will be the head of the nations.
Deut. 28:13 And Jehovah will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath -- if thou shalt hearken unto the commandments of Jehovah thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them,
When Israel becomes the head of the nations, the people of the nations will render service to Israel.
Isaish 60:11-14 Thy gates also shall be open continually. They shall not be shut day nor night, that men may bring unto thee the wealth of the nations, and their kings led captive. For that nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. And the sons of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet. And they shall call thee The City of Jehovah, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
The Earth Freed From the Curse
When man rebelled against God, as is seen in Genesis Chapter 3, the curse of the Almighty fell upon the earth. Since then to the present time, the Creation groans under this curse, but God promises to lift it and to deliver the world from the crushing load of sin.
When the curse is lifted, Edenic conditions will prevail throughout the Earth.
Isaiah 65:17-25 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new Earth; and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and there shall be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days; for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat. For as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for calamity. For they are the seed of the blessed of Jehovah, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And dust shall be the serpentâÆôs food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.
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