Oh, the Lord’s timing is incredible! I want to extend our brief study on the City of David one more day because, literally, just yesterday I received an email from ICEJ containing a recent article regarding the longing for Zion.
If you have followed the past two days, you know that Zion is another name for the City of David. You also know that ancient Jerusalem was not within today’s Old City, but was actually down the hill to the south. Ancient Jerusalem was the City of David and the people longed to be in the courts of the Lord!
That feeds right into the article I want to share today! Take two minutes to discover the Jubilee Years God has used to cause Jerusalem to rise, and why Jewish people throughout history have longed for Jerusalem!
One final note: “Jerusalem” in English is “Yerushalayim” in Hebrew. When you see a Hebrew word ending in “-im,” you know it is plural. So, what can we draw from that? Are there two Jerusalems…one in the City of David and one in the current Old City? Yes…and no! Indeed, there are two Jerusalems, but I don’t believe the plurality refers to ancient Jerusalem and modern-day Jerusalem.
I believe it refers to the earthly Jerusalem and the heavenly Jerusalem! Revelation 21:1-2 describes a new heaven and a new earth, and the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. That city is being prepared for those of us who will spend eternity with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
A new Jerusalem…a new Zion! I long for Zion, too. Don’t you?
Have a blessed Lord’s Day!