Yes, you heard me right. I can do even a greater work than the Messiah, at least in one area. I remember the first time I read the verse in the gospels where Yeshua says that we, (the believers) will do even greater things than He did. Now here is a man (albeit also the Deity) who went about casting out devils, giving sight to the blind, and raising the dead. In fact, the book of Luke says that Yeshua did so many miracles in that three year period of ministry that if they were all recorded in books, the earth could not contain all the books. Talk about a reality check. So let’s be real about how we could ever fulfill this edict. Could we legitimately even match this miracle man’s ministry? No less do even greater works. However, there is just one specific area of ministry that the Messiah obviously struggled, and perhaps even somewhat failed in his desire to save and acquire.
Luke 13:34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets and stones them that are sent unto thee; how often I would have gathered thy children together, as a hen her brood under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate…”
Today, as I write, is Yom Yerushalayim (the day of Jerusalem). An annual festival remembering the liberation of the whole city of Jerusalem during the 1967 six day war. But this isn't just any annual Yom Yerushalayim, this is the 55th anniversary of the liberation of this city of David. The number five is representative of grace and also speak of a man’s hand. Just as grace has five letters so does man have a hand with five fingers. Effectively, the hidden message in the number five is to be a hand of grace to the human race. This was and still is the ministry of our Messiah, but He failed in his attempt to bring Jerusalem into the covenant of grace, and that place was left desolate, even as His hands of grace were pierced. However, through His bloody works on the tree, we the believers can become the resurrected body of Christ that stands with two hands of grace outstretched to this chosen race. What a more aligned time (moedim) than on the 55th anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim? Timing is so important to God, and perhaps this is the day we can legitimately say that liberation of Zion has officially begun. Perhaps this is also the greater work that we were predestined to fulfill, all while giving Messiah his most desired and sacred will, the liberation of Jerusalem and its people.
Isaiah 40:1-2 “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the Lord’s hand for all her sins.”
You will notice a lot of double wording in these scriptures. For instance in Isaiah’s prophesy he says to comfort ye, comfort ye my people and to speak comfortably unto Jerusalem because she received double of the Lord’s hand for all her sins. Perhaps this is also why Messiah used double words while talking to Jerusalem, when He said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who were sent unto her.” Also, what a better day than on the 55th anniversary of the supposed liberation of this City to see and understand this double standard? Don’t be fooled, Jerusalem is not really liberated, and today’s 55th anniversary is somewhat meaningless given that the city remains divided and its fate undecided. Perhaps today we should endeavor to see all the double standards in this arena of struggle over who the sacred city of Jerusalem belongs to. Starting with the Israeli leadership who only minutes after the liberation of the temple and east Jerusalem on June 7, 1967, immediately lowered their raised flag and let their tail be wagged. Every administration since has likewise lowered their standard by accepting this double standard. Latest of which was Netanyahu who signed Trump’s deal of the Century which called for the official division of the temple mount and the de occupation of eastern Jerusalem and the west bank area by Israeli forces. Exactly 40 days after the signing of this double standard deal, things got real. Covid was officially declared a global pandemic exactly 40 days after Trump and Netanyahu signed this deal of the century, and for the first time in a century the whole world was facing a global pandemic.
And then there is the double standard of so large of a sect of Christian ministers and supporters. I will begin with the latest two who were the spiritual advisors in Trump’s ear telling him that Jerusalem should be divide in two and approved Trump’s plan that gave away a large part of Jewish homeland. Paula White and Mike Evans who both proclaim to be born again Christian ministers. Mike has a ministry called the Jerusalem prayer team and is not only a believer in Messiah but is of Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side. I used to support his ministry until he supported this deal to fully surrender East Jerusalem to Palestinian control. What a double standard these two have proved to be. How is this praying for Jerusalem, Mike? Perhaps you should change your ministry name now. I repent for ever supporting you financially. And then there is Donald Trump himself. First he supported the building of the embassy on no man’s land in mid Jerusalem, and supported Israel’s right to the Golan heights, but then created a deal that would steal the temple mount and east Jerusalem to give fully over to Palestinian control. So even Trump has been double tongued and working in the double standard when it came to Jerusalem. But these three are just the latest forked tongue leaders. Since 1967, a large majority of the body of Christ has historically agreed that Jerusalem should be divided and the two state solution has long found support by the greater body of Christ. This double standard is so discouraging when fully understood and historically realized.
So, with all that said, let’s just be real, Jerusalem has not really ever been liberated. Perhaps we should just forget this symbolic day today and mock it as the double standard it really is. Maybe eventually a modern day David will arise with zeal in his eyes and fight and truly reclaim Zion in his name. For the most part, the born again Christian crew who believe in the King of the Jews, have no idea or inclination that Messiah wants to save His own people and nation. Although they believe and receive his pierced hands of grace, they refuse to stand for this sacred place of Jerusalem. Never-the-less, I will today speak (even if just prophetically) Mazel Tov Yerushalayim, your warfare is now over. The fight has been decided, you are a city undivided.
Interesting fact that few realize is the full extend of the centuries long warfare that has been engaged in and over this Bride City of Messiah. Well over 44 times Jerusalem has been conquered and regained, destroyed and/or rebuilt. There is no other city in the universe that has ever been so hotly contested, and left unrested. The warfare over that City just in my lifetime has been the most politically charged topic and no leader is willing to drop it. Even Trump thought he could lift the burdensome stone, but instead found himself sitting at home dethroned. Netanyahu too got threw out of office just months after signing a deal that would steal the place of God’s zeal. I have written two books just dealing with this roadmap peace plan that steals this sacred land. Yet few Christians' even realize the fight ongoing, or what the scriptures have been showing:
Revelation 11:1-2 “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood and said, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court that is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the gentiles: and the holy city they shall tread under foot for forty two months.
I believe that the book of God’s extreme judgments (aka Revelation) is a knee jerk reaction to the proposed division of the sacred City of our God. This peace plan (the two state solution) that has been pushed by every president of the American political machine since Jimmy Carter will meet its final end once the temple mount area is officially divided and surrendered to the Gentiles. At that point we will see 42 months of extremes in our planet. So far, this plan has been thwarted by sovereign acts of God. Case in point Covid being released globally as God’s response that has stopped this madness for now. But even back when George Bush Jr visited Jerusalem in 2008 to propose the official surrender of the temple mount and east Jerusalem, we also saw drastic reactions and consequences. Even while in Jerusalem unveiling the plan, all hell began in the markets and the greatest housing crisis ever manifested. Before George could ride Airforce1 back home, 4 out of 5 of America’s largest banks were declaring insolvency. The great finance crisis resulted as Bush consulted about dividing Jerusalem. Basically God’s judgments are seen as an exact mirror response to these divisive actions. The banks of the West fell when Bush proposed the West Bank of Israel be forever surrendered as a Palestinian state. Also for the crisis Bush caused in God’s house Jerusalem via its proposed division, there was then released a global housing crisis. Same things have now resulted when Trump began his attempted division of Jerusalem. Trump ironically was quickly dethroned as he came against God’s throne. He got his election stole as he tried to steal the elect City of God. The globe again got showed just how jealous the Lord can be with the global pandemic of Covid 19. Bill Gates gets activated as the Gate of heaven is negated. But still no one seems to care just how dreadful is this sacred place of angels’ stairs.
Genesis 28:12 “And he (Jacob) dreamed and beheld a ladder set up from earth to heaven and the angels of God ascending and descending upon it. V16 And he awoke and said, How dreadful is this place! It is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
I really don’t care how you feel about Trump. All I am saying is the warfare is real over this place and City of God’s zeal. Even if you do everything good, you should never propose to divide God’s Bride. Regardless of your pastors’ advise, we the Church are not the Bride of Christ. Jerusalem, and the renewal thereof, is the real deal and Messiah’s only Achilles heel. The wholeness and peace of this City was the one thing He could not achieve. But today He is growing ever more jealous over her, and I predict that He will fight every opponent (believers or not) who comes against her now. Trump and Netanyahu are just the last two that I will allude to. But what will you do?
Psalms 122:6 "Pray for the peace (wholeness) of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."
I believe that today is the special moedim (55th year of Jerusalem’s supposed liberation) and the timing is now for us to pray and say that Jerusalem is a city undivided. Even as God spoke into the darkness and called forth Light, we the body of Christ have this same right and can do this greater work. No matter how big the force and long the fight, we can stand tonight. So let us be mountain movers in and for Messiah and declare God’s grace over this sacred place. In fact, since today is this 55th annual Day of Jerusalem, let us speak a double portion of grace over that sacred place.
Zechariah 4:7 “Who art thou O great mountain before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”
Happy Jerusalem Day Messiah!
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