From the prophetic portion of the scriptures read by the Jewish people throughout the world this week:
I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, and of the son of a man who will be made like grass? and you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth; you have feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he has prepared to destroy. And where is the fury of the oppressor? The captive exile hastens, that he may be loosed, that he should not die in the pit, and that his bread should not fail. But I am the Lord your God, who divided the sea whose waves roared- the Lord of hosts is His name. And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion,Isaiah 51:12-16
You are My people.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion,Isaiah 52:7-8
Your God reigns!Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord brings back Zion.
As we looked out over Jerusalem in the early morning sunlight we cried to the Lord:
Cause the people of this city and this land to lift up their eyes and see that their God reigns.
Thank You, Lord that You sent Your Son to this city, He was crucified here and will return here.
Thank You that we are…
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