God Says, Pray for PEACE of Jerusalem in Isaiah 62:7 to give God NO REST DAY OR NIGHT UNTIL HE MAKES JERUSALEM A CITY OF PRAISE among all nations. Pray this scriptures verses everyday in your daily prayer time for Israel. Pray Isaiah 45:3, Father You are the God of Israel and they are Your people. Isaiah 45:4 You Chose and named Israel so help them to know You. Jeremiah 33:8, Lord, cleanse them from all iniquities and pardon all sins. Isaiah 45:17 God Save Israel with everlasting salvation. Isaiah 45:13 Raise them up in righteousness, and direct all their ways. Psalm 25:22 Redeem Israel out of all troubles. Joel 3:16, Be a shelter for Your people, Joel 3:16 and Strength of the children of Israel. Jeremiah 33:9 Bring health and healing to them and to their land. Jeremiah 33:6, Reveal Your abundance of peace and truth to them. Ephesians 1:18, Let the eyes of their understanding be enlightened in Jesus Name. Ephesians 1:17, Give them spirit of wisdom and revelation knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jeremiah 33:9, Let Israel be to You a name of praise and an honour before all the nations on earth. Jeremiah 33:9 so they will Procthem all the good You do for them. So cause fear and trembling among nations because of all the goodness and prosperity You provide for Israel. Joel 2:25, God Restore everything removed from Israel in Jesus Name. Joel 2:19, Send grain, new wine and oil to satisfy them. Proverbs 26:7Make their enemies to be at PEACE with them so Joel 2:19, not a reproach among the nations. Ezekiel 34:12, Seek out Your sheep and deliver them in Jesus Name as Ezekiel 34:13 says from peoples and countries where they were scattered and bring them to their own land. Psalm 122:6, We pray for PEACE of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6 and all prosper who love you. Ezekiel 34:25, Lord God cause your enemies to cease from the land. Ezekiel 34:26 Make Israel and the places all around Jerusalem a Blessing. Ezekiel 34:26 cause showers of blessings to come in the right seasons. Ezekiel 34:27 Let Your people dwell safely in the land. Jeremiah 34:17 delivered Israel from trouble from all enemies of the earth. 2Chronicles 7:14, “If My People, Called by My Name Humble themselves, and Pray and Seek My Face and turn from wicked ways then Will I Hear from Heaven and Will Forgive sin and Heal Their Land. Psalm 33:12, Blessed is the Nation whose GOD is the LORD and the people He Chose for His Inheritance. In Proverbs 14:34, its God’s Righteousness that Exalts a Nation but sin is reproach to the people. Psalm 117, O Praise the LORD all nations, Praise God all people. For God’s Merciful Kindness is Great towards us and Truth of GOD Endures Forever. Praise the LORD. Honour the LORD Praise the LORD Forevermore. In Genesis 12:2-3 God Made a Great Nation and Blesses them to Make God’s Name Great and a Blessing. God Blesses all who Bless Israel but Curses all those who curse them. In Israel all families of the Earth are bessed. In Matthew 6:33, Seek First the Kingdom of GOD, and HIS Righteousness and All these things shall be Added unto you. Deuteronomy 28:2-2 it shall come to pass if you LISTEN AND DO diligently Commands from Voice of LORD GOD to observe and do all HIS Commands this day, the LORD GOD will set thee on high above all nations of the Earth. All these Blessings shall come on you and overtake you if you LISTEN to the VOICE of LORD GOD. Matthew 5:9, Blessed are Peacemakers for they shall be Called Children of GOD. Mark 3:25, a house divided cannot stand. James 1:25, Look to God’s Perfect Law of Liberty to continue as hearer and doer of the work of God man to be Blessed indeed. John 15:9-10, Father God Loved Jesus so Jesus Loves you so continue in God’s Love. Keep God’s Commands, Abide in God’s Love as Jesus obeyed our Father God’s Commands and Abide in His Love as Yeshua Jesus Yeshua Christ Says I came to Fulfill Law and Prophets not destroy them. Matthew 5:17, John 10:27-30, My Sheep Hear My Voice and I Know them, and they Follow ME. I Give them Eternal Life so shall never perish no one plucks them out of My Hand. My Father, Gave them ME, and is Greater than all. No man plucks from My Father’s Hand. I and My Father are ONE. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in LORD ADONAI with all your heart lean not on own understanding. In all your ways Acknowledge GOD and HE shall direct your paths. TRUST in the LORD God in Jesus Name with All your HEART and SOUL. Deuteronomy 6:5, LOVE the LORD your God with all your Heart, and with all your Soul and with all your Might. Romans 8:28, We know all things work together for good for all who LOVE GOD, Called according to HIS Purpose for their lives to pray for Israel. 1 Corinthians 13:13, Faith, Hope, Love, are good but Greatest is LOVE! ONLY ONE TRUE FATHER GOD YAHWEH, ONE SON JESUS CHRIST and HOLY SPIRIT PRAISE as THREE in ONE. Revelation 22:20, Testifieth These Things by Saying Surely Jesus Comes quickly. Amen. Even so, Come, Lord Yeshua. Please PRAY for the Judeo-Christian Nation Israel-Yisrael and Christian earth everyday. Pray daily without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:17. STAND with Israel all nations all people, all Christian Nations and other people on earth. John 14:6 Jesus-Yeshua is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE no one comes to Father Yahweh only by Jesus Christ KING of Kings, Lord of Lords. God is Alpha and Omega the FIRST and LAST, HE is the BEGINNING and END Glory Glory Hallelujah, Maranatha, He Loves You All, Amen, Amen, Father God Almighty THANKS for ANSWERING our humble prayers in Jesus Name.
2017 is special in many ways to Jewish people and nation of Israel as June 7 marks 50th anniversary celebration of recapture, liberation, reunification of Old City of Jerusalem. Jewish military forces of 1967 in 6 Day War Recaptured Holy City of God to regain control again completely in Jewish hands after 2,000 year’s exile and oppression. Historical record shows Jews live in Jerusalem since Adam and Eve, Abraham, King David purchased the threshing floor on Mount Moriah now Temple Mount 3,000 years ago to build Altar to LORD God Almighty full price. David paid Ornan 600 shekels of gold weight for site in 1 Chronicles 21:22–25 in the Bible. Romans destroyed second Jewish Temple in AD 70 and scattered Jewish people into exile but remnant live in Holy Land ever since. The Kotel Jewish connection to Jerusalem’s eternal wall and Temple Mount prove identity of Israel here thousands of years brought back to the homeland.” Jerusalem 2017 celebrates 50th Jubilee comemorating victory and set slaves free plus cancel debts. May to June is time of Shavuot Pentecost in Jewish calendar. Shavuot Festival of Weeks celebrates God’s giving of Law to Jewish people through Moses. Yahweh God confirms covenant commitment to Jewish people’s eternal relationship between God as His Chosen people. God’s COVENANT COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP with Jewish people in real true living history demonstrates SALVATION PLAN OF GOD through this relationship. God Made Israel a Great Nation Blessed by God’s Great Name and a Blessing to Bless ALL who Bless Israel and Curse those who curse Israel. Through Israel all Families of the Earth is Blessed.” GOD Blessed Abraham and descendants as God’s Chosen people with duty of care to God and all nations. The miracle Exodus from Egypt brought the Israelites up out of slavery to settle as God’s Nation. Laws through Moses at Mt. Sinai celebrated Shavuot perfectly collaborates Coming of Holy Spirit to followers of Yeshua on day of Pentecost in Acts 2. Fulfillment of living history prophesies regarding Israel and Jerusalem point to the Great Truth of God’s Loves and Plan through Jewish people. As Role Models of God the Jewish people remain the chosen ones to fulfil God’s Plans for all nations. All nations are GRAFTED into Israel so nobody replaces Jews because of Jesus Christ says Romans 11:29, Gifts and Calling of God is irreversible. God’s Words in Bible reminds all of need for Jewish people to fulfill the relationship with God Reclaiming Messiah Coming to Restore whole through the knowledge of Yeshua. So Key to victory is accepting Jesus Yeshua Saviour whether Jewish or Gentile. Shared covenant commitment God gave through Jewish people require responsibility to share Good News with world. So Jewish people realize Yeshua is the Messiah they have long-awaited. From the biblical standpoint Jerusalem matters, political standpoint Jerusalem matters. From living history standpoint, Jerusalem matters. From the prophetic standpoint Jerusalem matters globally. Old Testament Jerusalem living history says Israel marched 7 times in Bible in Battle of Jericho the first battle Israel conquered Canaan. According to Joshua 6:1-27, the city walls of Jericho fell after Israelite army marched around the city blowing their trumpets. Archaeological artefact and finds prove with evidence, conquest. Records name Israel in the Merneth stele erected for the Egyptian Pharaoh Meneptah c. 1209 BCE, Israel toiled, laid waste in Goshen culturally, politically as a nation perceived by the Egyptians a threat to them. Excavations discovered remains of the networks of collapsed walls dated to 1400 BCE and destruction occurred c.1500 BCE. During wars refugees escape and leave behind city so poor and old to till the land. The famine of Joseph’s time and Egypt’s food reserves campaign period meant Jews deserted Jerusalem. And captivities till mid-late 13th century meant the Jews expelled from land thousands of years after many generations. Abraham and Jacob settled in Canaan with the tribes inhabiting Jerusalem before conquest in Joshua 11:3 & 12:10 or slavery in Egypt. King David in 2 Samuel 5:6-10 as Books of Kings says Jerusalem Jebus city was reconquered by King David between 1003 BCE and 869 BCE. Joshua 15:63 says though wall was breached with great shout and fell, Judah did not get rid of the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. Jebusites live here with people of Judah according to Judges 1:21. And Jebusites continue to dwell in Jerusalem city in territory of the Tribe of Benjamin. 3,000 years ago King David reconquered city of Jerusalem in 11th century BCE from the Jebusites. Bible describes the city as heavily fortified with strong city wall. The city ruled by King David or Ir David is City of David. King Solomon extended city wall 440 BCE in Persian period and Nehemiah returned from Babylon to rebuilt wall. In 41–44 CE, Agrippa the king of Judea built new city Third Wall. Romans, Greeks, Muslims occupied Jerusalem. In 7th Century 637 CE under second caliph, Umar Ibn al-Khattab he annexed Islamic Arab Empire, granted inhabitants assurance treaty in siege of Jerusalem. Ancient Biblical prophecies to the church in Jerusalem was, “a poor, just powerful man” will rise as protector and ally to the Christians of Jerusalem. Sophronius wrote Umar, great warrior led austere life fulfilled that prophecy. Patriarch of Alexander and Eutychius said Umar paid visit to Church of Holy Sepulchre and sat in courtyard. At time for prayer he left the church and prayed outside compound, to avoid future generations of Muslims using his prayer there as a pretext for converting the church into a mosque. Eutychius adds Umar decree handed to the Patriarch prohibited the Muslims gathering in prayer at the site. In 1099, Jerusalem captured by Western Christian army of First Crusade remain in their hands until recapture by Arab Muslims led by Saladin October 2, 1187, he summoned Jews permitted to resettle in city. In 1219 walls of city was razed by Mu’azzim Sultan of Damascus. In 1229 by treaty with Egypt Jerusalem came into hands of Frederick ll of Germany. In 1239 rebuilt wall demolished again by Daud emir of Kerak. In 1243, Jerusalem came again under control of Christians so walls repaired. The Kharezmian Tartars took city in 1244 so Sultan Malik al-Muattam razed walls, rendered defenseless. Dealt heavy blow to city’s status in living history.
Suleiman in 1530 had the current walls of the Old City rebuilt in 1535–42 by the Ottoman Turkish. The walls stretch for approximately 4.5 km (2.8 miles), and rise to a height of 5 to 15 metres (16.4–49 ft), with a thickness of 3 metres (10 feet) at base of wall. The Old City walls contain 35 towers, 15 in more exposed northern wall. Suleiman’s wall had six gates and a 7th New Gate, was added in 1887; several other, older gates walled up over the centuries. The Golden Gate rebuilt and reopened by Suleiman’s architects walled up. Number of gates increased after addition of New Gate in 1887 a smaller 8th Tanners Gate opened for visitors after discovery but unsealed during excavations in 1990s. The sealed historic gates consist of the 4 partially preserved double Golden Gate eastern wall and Single, Triple, Double Gates in the southern wall. Several other gates discovered by archaeologists of traces remaining of the Gate of the Essenes on Mount Zion, gate of Herod’s royal palace south of the citadel and remains of what 19th-century explorers identified as the Gate of the Funerals (Bab al-Jana’iz) or of al-Buraq (Bab al-Buraq) south of the Golden Gate. Until 1887 the gates closed before sunset and opened at sunrise. As indicated these gates known by variety names in exist in the different historical periods by different communities. Like GraecoRoman influences Islamized Jerusalem transformation of city occurs 3 times in history. The first of Jerusalem influence by Umar ibn Al-Khattab in 638 CE. The 2nd Islamization after the fall of Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and 3rd by Ayybiud rule in late 12th century by dominant Islamic culture of Mamluk and Ottoman rule. Ottoman era, turned Jerusalem multi-cultural predominantly Jewish during late 19th – 20th century. And Jordan’s annexations of West Bank of Jerusalem became Arabized. Islamic texts on city’s cosmological significance plays central role in Islamic belief. This began with Muhammad’s instruction to his followers to observe the qibla facing Jerusalem during daily prostrations in prayer. After 16 months the direction of prayer changed to Mecca in present-day Saudi Arabia. Jerusalem’s role in Islam rose 682 CE as Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr rebelled against Damascus Islamic rule, conquered Mecca preventing pilgrims from reaching Mecca.
1st Jerusalem Caliphate
In 638 Islamic Caliphate in Jerusalem by Arab conquest, Jews were allowed back into the city. The majority population of Jerusalem during Arab conquest was Christian. The Jewish Palestine population 300,000-400,000 inhabitants. After cultural Arabization, Islamization took place so adopted Arabic language and conversion of local population to Islam. Muslim scholars, including Mujir ad-Dib, al-Suyuti, al-Muqaddasi mosque was reconstructed and expanded by the caliph Abd al-Malik in 690 with Dome of the Rock. The project on Temple Mount, turned complex into Haram al-Sharif and Abd al-Malik replaced slipshod structure described by Arculf into the sheltered structure enclosing qibla. Jewish background living history was damaged by these construction to ‘rebuild’ Solomon’s Temple or Mihrab Dawud. Grabar and Busse claim was Islamic legitimization for Dome of Rock. Al-miraj tradition transferred to rock later. Islamic tradition from converted rabbi Kaab al Ahbar states Ayrusalaim Jerusalem Rock means Temple and God made David King of Children of Israel.
Under Rashidun Caliphate the treaty to dwell together side by side was agreed. Rashidun caliph Umar ibn al- Khattab signed treaty with Christian Patriarch Sophronius assuring him Jerusalem’s Christian Holy places and population will be protected under Muslim rule. When led to pray at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site for Christians, the caliph Umar declined to pray in the church not to establish precedent to be exploited later to convert church into a mosque. He prayed outside the church, where Mosque of Umar (Omar) stands to this day, opposite entrance to Church of Holy Sepulchre. According to Gaullic Bishop Arculf who lived in Jerusalem 679 to 688, the Mosque of Umar was a rectangle wooden structure built over ruins accommodating 3,000 worshipers.
Under Umayyad Caliphate
The Umayyad caliph constructed Dome of the Rock late 7th century. The 10th century historian al-Muqaddasi writes Abd al-Malik built shrine in Jerusalem to compete with monumental churches. So in 400 years Jerusalem’s prominence diminished as Arab powers in region interfered for control. Under Fatimid Caliphate in 1099, expelled the native Christian population before Jerusalem conquered by Crusaders created the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Early June 1099 Jerusalem’s population declined from 70,000 to less than 30,000.
2nd Islamized Jerusalem
Under the Ayyubid dynasty
In 1187, the city was wrested from the Crusaders by Saladin who permitted Jews and Muslims to return and settle in the city. Saladin began constructing houses, markets, public baths, pilgrim hostels and religious endowments. In 13th century Jerusalem’s declined status village after city fell devalued Ayyubid rule by internecine struggles. Mamluk Sultanate in 1244 ransacked Jerusalem by Khwaresmian Tartars, decimated the city’s Christian population and drove out the Jews. The Khwarezmian Tartars were driven out by Ayyubids in 1247. From 1250 to 1517, Jerusalem was ruled by Mamluks, clashes occurred between Mamluks, crusaders, Mongols and area suffered earthquakes and black plague.
Jerusalem under Jordan
1948 to 1967 Jerusalem
Islamised Jerusalem by the Arab Legion soldiers ruins Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, destroyed Temple Mount antiquities from 1995–2001. Islamic Waqf carried out extensive construction work to build biggest mosque in region of Marwani mosque capacity of 10,000 worshippers area 5,000 square meters. Unsupervised construction means Waqf obliterated the antiquities at Solomon’s stables section of Temple Mount. Herod structure was converted into a mosque. The structure stones were stripped of its original surface. At eastern Hulda gate, the Waqf destroyed original Herodian ornamentation and later plastered them and painted them over. Tens of truck loads of dirt were dumped into Kidron Walley. Thousands of artifacts from the First Temple period rescued in Temple Mount Sifting Project. Findings included 1000 ancient coins, Israelite bullas with ancient Hebrew inscriptions 10,000 year old tools, blade, scraper, Hasmonean, Ptolemaic and Herodian artifacts and ancient stones with signs of the Second Temple destruction and other important artifacts. Waqf justified actions on site “mosque from time of Adam and Eve” rejecting Jewish living history. In 1980 proposed Old City listed as UN Heritage added to List in 1981. In 1982, Jordan request addeds to List of world heritage centre in danger. UN opposed request at first noting Jordan government had no standing to make a nomination and that consent of Israeli government would be required since it controlled Jerusalem. 2011, 2016 UN made East Jerusalem a “part of occupied Palestinian territory yet status of Jerusalem not resolved in permanent status negotiations.” Today Jerusalem matters as never before in living history. God Chose Jerusalem HIS HOLY CITY TO DWELL PERMANENTLY. The Living history of Jerusalem CONFIRMS this City means a lot to God Almighty. Conflicts over Jerusalem will finally be resolved when God TAKES BACK HIS LAND AS PATENT LAWFUL OWNER TO SETTLE PHYSICALLY ON PERFECT EARTH. AFTER ARMAGEDDON JESUS CHRIST RULES FOREVER AND EVER. So antiChrist desolation sacrilege destroyed and HOLY of Holies restored all people join Israel to bring holiness and salvation to the whole world. Israel is God’s connecting point through God’s prophets and Messiah Yeshua Jesus Christ. The Messiah Era will bring total PEACE and end to all conflicts and wars. All people will live in PERFECT PEACE and LOVE God ALMIGHTY so FOCUS IS ON SOVEREIGN GOD to know God love, serve, and Worship God forever. This fulfills holiness of all people in Christ and Jewish people pray for Coming Messiah and God’s salvation in Hebrew, Yeshuah יְשׁוּעָה every day. Jews say in daily prayers, “Every day and all day long we hope for Yeshua’s salvation.” In Thirteen Principles of the Faith, pray: “I await His Coming every day to Israel Jerusalem. Psalms 29:11 says The LORD give strength to HIS people! The LORD BLESS HIS people with PEACE in Yeshua Prince of PEACE! Pray for salvation of Jews and all people who wait with longing daily for the Coming of Messiah again. So salvation is near, right at your door for Revelation 22:2 testifies, “Surely Jesus is Coming soon.” Amen.
For God will gather the nations against Jerusalem to battle and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled but the rest of the people will not be cut of from city. Isaiah 13:6 states, Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from Almighty God. Isaiah 13:9 says Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger to make the land desolate And He will exterminate sinners from it. In Joel 2:1, Bible says blow trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on God’s HOLY mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming surely it is near says Zechariah 14:14. Judah will fight at Jerusalem and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold, silver, garments in great abundance. The invaders will take spoil and rejoice for invading GOD’S people however, in the midst of their celebrations God will take vengeance on behalf of Israel. The attacks are to shake both the Jews and Gentiles in the whole world that God is restoring the earth as He planned originally. The events warn people about REAL LIFE changes taking place globally. GOD’S PLACES of RIGHTEOUSNESS and HONOUR will not be left or forsaken as God’s PRESENCE is ever before Israel.” Isaiah 4:5 says the LORD creates upon every dwelling place of MOUNT ZION upon assemblies a cloud and smoke by day, and shining flaming fire by night for upon all the glory shall be DEFENCE. GOD’S GLORY, Jesus’ Glory, Children of God’s glory is not given to anyone else. Recently God sent HIS CLOUD over the nation to protect them from attacks. So will soon send YESHUA Rock of Ages to crush all enemies forever in Jesus Name for ETERNAL PEACE. Although it seems these events centre around Jerusalem all nations are drawn into the conflict one way or another. Consequentially it is in the interest of everyone to make a right decision to be in the Good Book of God. Malachi 4:1 says, Behold the day is coming, burning like a furnace and all arrogant evildoers will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the middle. Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20 says, the sun will be turned into darkness and moon into blood before the day of the Lord. Joel 3:14 says multitudes multitudes, in the valley of decision for day of the Lord YAHWEH. Malachi 4:5 says Behold, God will send Elijah and Moses the prophet before the Coming of the day of the Lord God. Through Moses, God preserves HIS people but plagues and judgments called makot in Hebrew destroy enemies. God PROVED HIS position as the One True God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, so the gods of Pharaoh, Egyptians had no power over YAHWEH’S people. During the endtimes Moses again brings deliverance to Israel but destruction to God’s enemies. Bible warns the world to watch out for these events happening and unfolding right before this generation. The ONLY WAY there will ever be peace in the Middle East is if Yeshua Jesus the Sar Shalom Prince of Peace is reigning in hearts and minds of the people and returns physically to live in Israel. So the most crucial thing to do is belong to God personally and be saved in Jesus Name.