May 29, 2017

Jerusalem is more than a capitol city; Jerusalem is the essence of what a Jew is today

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JD: Why is the city of Jerusalem so important to the Jewish people?

WM: Jimmy, Jerusalem is the center of the Jewish religion and cultural experience. You’re well acquainted with Jewish ritual and I remind our listeners almost every single holiday in every single daily prayer all sorts of customs Jerusalem is there. You take Jerusalem out and you don’t have Judaism; you don’t have a Jew.

From the Temple to belief in various levels of sanctity of the land of Israel Passover seders, the festive meal, the festivals, weddings, funerals all sorts of cycle of life events that a Jew goes through there’s always a connection to Jerusalem. Zion is the hill on which the Temple Mount was built.

Jerusalem is in the Bible it is God’s chosen city. You know probably the prophets at least as much as I do and probably a lot more but almost every single prophet talks about the city, the walls being rebuilt, strangers coming from a far, people from all around the world streaming to Jerusalem not only the Jews. So, without it we’d be more than limping in our existence and so I think I’ve tried to explain to you and our listeners that this is not the matter of Washington vs. Philadelphia or some other country and its capitol. It’s more than a capitol it’s the essence of what Jewish national identity is.  

JD: Winkie Medad with a very profound statement about Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Winkie Medad’s statement says it all about the meaning of Jerusalem for the Jewish people today. Jerusalem is God’s chosen city where he will dwell among the Jewish people forever, that’s Psalm 132:13 &14. Zechariah 2:8 says that Jerusalem is the apple of the Lord’s eye. The center of the earth is also the city of Jerusalem, that’s Ezekiel 5:5.

The mount from which the Word of the Lord will go forth is Jerusalem, Isaiah chapter 2 and Micah chapter 4. Jerusalem is where we on white horses will accompany Jesus when He comes back to the earth to rule and reign forever and that’s Zechariah 14:4.