Peace in Jerusalem?

Why will there never be lasting peace in Jerusalem?

God made a covenant with Abraham saying: “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites” (Genesis 15:18-21).

Furthermore, in later generations God commanded Moses and then Joshua to drive our all these nations. However, all these nations could not be driven out because the generation of the children of Israel after Joshua’s death soon forgot their covenant with God that they must not mingle with the people of these nations and to served their gods. As a result the angel of God reminded them of the word of God as spoken by Joshua before his death. As a consequence of the rebellion of the children of Israel God did not drive out all the nations as he promised their fathers with the covenant made with Abraham.

“And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel; and he said, because that this people hath transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice; I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died” (Judges 2:20-21).

The nations which remained that lived among the children of Israel were the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites (Judges 3:5). Today, many countries lay claim to Jerusalem, and after years of peace negotiations, there has not been any resolution. Many people hope that one day there will be lasting peace in Jerusalem. However, by the word of God there will never be lasting peace. In time past, the word of God came unto the prophet Ezekiel saying:

“Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts; ‘Hear ye the word of the LORD; thus saith the LORD God; woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing. To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, [AND WHICH SEE VISIONS OF PEACE FOR HER, AND THERE IS NO PEACE],’ saith the LORD God” (Ezekiel 13:2–3, 16).

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The Lord’s Prayer is not open to any interpretation

Jesus was very clear when he expressed “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1).

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:6-8).

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen (Matthew 6:9-13).

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The word of God is not open to any private interpretation.

In a recent article it was written:

“Pope Francis wants to change line of ‘Our Father’. Specifically, the Catholic leader said in an interview Wednesday he would prefer to adjust the phrase “lead us not into temptation,” saying that it too strongly suggested that God leads people to sin.
“That is not a good translation,” the pope said, according to Reuters.
The phrase “do not let us fall into temptation,” which the Catholic Church in France has previously decided to use, would be a more appropriate alternative, Francis said.”

Absolutely, no person has the power or authority to change any word of God because the word of God is not open to any private interpretation.

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:19–21).

“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him” (Proverbs 30:5).

“Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

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What is the key sign of the coming of Jesus and the End of the World?

What is the key sign of the coming of Jesus and the end of the world?

Jesus says: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, ‘I am Christ;’ and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4–5).

What then is the key sign?

Jesus says: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)” (Matthew 24:15).

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judæa flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled” (Luke 21:16-22).

“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 21:24-27).

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O Jerusalem, Jerusalem

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 23:37-39).

“AND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:1-3).

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Time is ticking away

Time as we read this word is ticking away; literally ticking away. As a movie clicking away at the last frames which will soon end, or as water pouring out of a glass which will become empty, so too one day time will run out and this earth will pass away (1 Peter 21:33) (Mark 13:31) (2 Peter 3:10).

There is no stopping time, changing time, or reversing time because at the set time, habitation on this earth will end (Revelation 11:18). Since God has appointed the time of habitation of this earth and that of every life on this earth, we would be best to seek to obtain that which God has hidden for us before the beginning of time. This is the most important decision of our life, which we need to be on time for in our lifetime, because one day time will come to a full end (Revelation 10:5-6).

“Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof” (Isaiah 24:1). “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done.’” (Revelation 16:17–18, 20–21).

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Coming of the Lord

“Be ye also patient; stablish your heart: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:8).
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).

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God is Most High

“For great is our God above all gods” (2 Chronicles 2:5).

“For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens” (Psalm 96:4–5).

Power of God

Follow Jesus Christ

Jesus specifically warned, said: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24).

We follow Jesus not just yesterday, today or tomorrow but, forever!

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Eternal Life

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Jesus Christ says: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life” (John 5:39–40).

“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

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