Mount Moriah: Jerusalem

2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. The first mention of mount Moriah since Genesis 22: 2 “And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of Continue Reading

Prayer for The Peace of Jerusalem

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem! May they prosper that love you [The Holy City]. Jesus gazed upon Jerusalem and spoke these powerful, moving words: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused [Matthew 23:37]. We must fervently pray for the peace of Jerusalem; where Continue Reading

God’s Choice of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 36:34-35 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, this land that was desolate is become like the Garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. [Dake] Leviticus 26:44 And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn and cast them away, neither will I despise and abhor Continue Reading

Ancient Records

Ezekiel 4:1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem. Assyrian and Babylonian records were kept on sculptured slabs of stone and on pottery. There were also cylinders, some barrel-shaped, and some hexagonal or octagonal. These were hollow, made of fine, thin, strong terra cotta, and from 1 ½ to 3 ft. high. They were covered with close writing which was often in Continue Reading

Jerusalem, City of Peace, Seen so Little Peace

JOSHUA 10: 1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedec king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them. This is the first time the word ‘king’ is found in Scripture in connection with Jerusalem, but it is used 86 times otherwise, with other cities, before Continue Reading

Ariel – The Lion of God – Jerusalem

ISAIAH 29: 1-3 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add ye year to year: let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto Me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. Ariel – the lion of God – another name for Jerusalem where David dwelled [v1-7]. Let years go Continue Reading

Mount Moriah

2 CHRONICLES 3: 1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. The first mention of mount Moriah since Genesis 22: 2 “And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of Continue Reading

Jerusalem – Centre of Nations

EZEKIEL 5: 5 Thus says the Lord God: This is Jerusalem, in the centre of the nations I have set her, and countries are round about her. [The Amplified Bible]. EZEKIEL 5: 5 Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her. [Dake A.R.B. – KJ]. Ezekiel Chapter 5 depicts ‘A further, and no less terrible, denunciation of the judgments of God, which were coming upon Continue Reading