Posted by: cindybythesea | June 1, 2011

Jerusalem of Gold

    Jerusalem of Gold

Tomorrow, June 1 is Jerusalem Day.  Each year since May 12, 1968, the 28th of Iyar has been set aside in recognition of the Hebrew date on which the divided city of Jerusalem was reunified.  After 2,000 years, the Jewish hope expressed each year at Passover  –“next year in Jerusalem” became a reality.

On June 7, 1967, 28 Iyar 5727, one day after the start of what has become known as the six-day war on June 6, 1967, the old city of Jerusalem was brought back in to Jewish control and the city became unified once again.  Later that same day, Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Dayan, had this to say:

This morning, the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem. We have united Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel. We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to part from it again. To our Arab neighbors we extend, also at this hour—and with added emphasis at this hour—our hand in peace. And to our Christian and Muslim fellow citizens, we solemnly promise full religious freedom and rights. We did not come to Jerusalem for the sake of other peoples’ holy places, and not to interfere with the adherents of other faiths, but in order to safeguard its entirety, and to live there together with others, in unity.
 
It has been 44 years since that momentous day.  Interesting, when you consider that it is this very city with whom the 44th President of the United States is currently in contention with. The mirror image numbers signifying a coming head to head confrontation, I believe. 
 
I read an article today regarding Jerusalem Day which I thought was very interesting as it comes from an Israeli perspective. In reading it, I was shocked to learn that outside of Jerusalem, (in the rest of the nation), Jerusalem day receives little recognition. It reminded me of some of the people I have met here in Hawaii, who grew up on this island and have never visited Pearl Harbor or the Arizona Memorial. But, then again, I think it’s typical of people everywhere. For some reason, we get so busy, we just don’t take the time to invest in our history, not really understanding how the past affects the future And, in so doing, some very important things become lost to us. How quick we are to forget, but, fortunately, God does not!
 
From the above mentioned article, the writer has this to say:
 

At every Jewish wedding, just before the groom stomps on the glass, the following verses from Psalms (reminding us in times of gladness that the Temple in Jerusalem has yet to be rebuilt) are said:  “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither, let my tongue cleave to my palate if I do not remember you… if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.” (137, 5-7)  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10289

God’s promises are true and God promises never to forget!

Jerusalem is where God established his dwelling place and it is from Jerusalem that Yeshua will reign.  It’s not the Vatican, it’s not Salt Lake City, and it’s not any other affluent high-profile city. But, lowly Jerusalem, who, like the King himself, came first as the suffering servant; but, will in due time, be exalted. Jerusalem, your day is coming!  We pray for you, we stand with you and we wait in eager expectation for the coming of your King!

*Enjoy this powerful rendition of Jerusalem of Gold, a standard on Jerusalem Day.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH8gtdDA5x0

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122: 6   Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Responses

  1. Excellent, Thanks Cindy

    Soon 🙂

    Blessings

    Mike

  2. A big AMEN!! Thanks Cindy.


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