Friday, March 25, 2011

The Peace of Jerusalem

              Reading Psalm 122:6-9 quoted below, I began to consider Jerusalem, and Israel.   I read the news reports and see where our Federal Government now stands on Israel, and I am somewhat dismayed.
              We as a Church have been praying for “…the peace of Jerusalem” using this very verse.  It is disconcerting to see how the world looks at Israel.  The confusing part is our Government, and the news media, (which both should always be non-partisan,) lifting these murderers up as “heroes and victims.”  (We do the same here with victims of violent crimes.)  We pacify the criminal terrorist and vilify the victim. 
              Our Country “was up in arms” on 9/11 and Congress stood and sang, “God Bless America.”  They then went back to “their quarters” and agreed with the ACLU that the Ten Commandments needed to stay locked in a courthouse basement in Georgia.  They have also allowed terror on thousands of babies being aborted weekly, and have appropriated Federal tax monies to support Planned Parenthood, (an abortion mill initially designed to abort babies of the poor and minorities.)
              I pray for “…the peace of Jerusalem” but I also pray for the return of my Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ.  With His return, this abhorrence will stop after the great tribulation has ceased.
              Where is the Peace in this world when we allow an immorality to flow unimpeded?  (We have spent billions of taxpayer money to stop a disease caused by immorality.)  We must stop the blasphemy of God, and get our nation back to the Godly founding principles that established our Government.
              This is our charge:  pray for “…the peace of Jerusalem…,” but also pray for The United States of America.  (Our Governmental leadership has failed us and left us without a strong Godly direction.)  We need leaders who know Jesus as their personal leader.  We need our people on our knees begging for forgiveness. Pray for the return of our Christ Jesus.  Jesus is what we need.
                Reader:  where do you stand?  Do you know if you died today where your eternity will be located?  Will you be in Heaven with Jesus, or in Hell with “your father the devil?”

John 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Accept Jesus as your personal Saviour, through Faith, and believe that He is who He claims to be.

Romans 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Salvation with Christ can be yours now.                                               

Bro. John R. E Chastain

Psalms 122:6-9  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.  (7)  Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.  (8)  For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.  (9)  Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

1 comment:

  1. Preach it, John. You're right on target! David Kinderfather