Pentecost: Where Mt Sinai and Mt Zion Intersect

Yesterday was Pentecost, but I want to linger there for just a moment because there is one more fascinating thing I want you to see. Pentecost is the Christian commemoration of the giving of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church. The same day is known as Shavuot to Jews, and represents the …

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The Lord Surrounds His People…Forever!

Those who trust in the LordAre as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.As the mountains surround Jerusalem,So the Lord surrounds His peopleFrom this time forth and forever. ~Psalm 125:1-2 Oh, the excitement of preparing to go up to Mount Zion! We are meditating on the Psalms of Ascent, a set of psalms found in Psalms 120-134 which the …

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Longing for Zion

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 …

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Jerusalem Rising!

Awake, awake,     put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments,     O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you     the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake yourself from the dust and arise;     be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck,     O captive daughter of Zion. ~Isaiah 52:1-2 …

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