The Word: Psalm 122: 6 – 7(KJV)
6 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.
Think about it
PRAYING FOR PEACE OF JERUSALEM
Jerusalem was a fundamental city for the Israelites. It still is a fundamental city for the Jews. That would explain why the constant fighting with the Palestinians and why Israel has refused for the city to be divided between them and the Palestinians against every pressure from the United Nations. It is because they see the city as their eternal capital City given by God as an inheritance. In fact, Jerusalem is so significant that John the beloved saw a vision of a new Jerusalem coming down (Revelations 21: 2). So after our planet is destroyed. In the life after, there will be a new Jerusalem.
David was the one who conquered jerusalem (2 Samuel 5: 1-12). The original inhabitants were the Jebusites. Thus Jerusalem is named after him and called: The city of David. However Solomon took it to a different level with the construction of the temple. When Solomon dedicated the temple, he asked God specifically that if the Israelites were in bondage or in a foreign land and they were to pray, turning to the direction of Jerusalem (where the temple is), then God should please hear and answer. So Jerusalem became more important and valued because of the temple. Jerusalem represented the place of the presence of God, the inheritance he gave his people. That is why, Nehemiah, Ezra etc all left beautiful foreign countries and went back to rebuild Jerusalem walls and also the temple
What is our own Jerusalem?
It could be our roots, where we came from, where God brought us from. So like the Israelites, we may now be in diaspora but God wants us to remember and pray for where a lot of us originated from.
Can we lift up our voices today to pray for our roots and origin and where God brought us from…
There is peace in praying for our Jerusalem
Our memory verse for Jebruary 2018
John 3: 3
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Line 2: Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project:
Today, we pray for our roots, our origins, our beginnings.
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality