So then I read the next few verses....and WHOA....it was prophetic! The Spirit of the Lord revealed through the VERY WORD of the LORD, what is coming down the pike. So here it is, dear friends:
Jerusalem—built as a city
that is bound firmly together,
to which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
as was decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
There thrones for judgment were set,
the thrones of the house of David. (Psalm 122:3-5 ESV)
There are two things happening here, nay three!
Number 1 - Jerusalem is the Home of the One, Always and Future King of the Universe - the Lord Jesus Christ.
Number 2 - I am so glad for that, because of the coming 1000 year Reign of Christ, when all who are saved will rule the earth with an iron fist, while pagans are still being born in Sinai Hospital, or London England! The Temple in Jerusalem will be HIS HOUSE...AND HIS THRONE!
Number 3 - Judgment is going to happen there during that reign!
This is a joyful passage of the Scriptures for TRUE believers and not for the faint of heart! Only those who know the Joy of Salvation, the Fruits of Repentance, the Peace that passeth all understanding will catch this!!!!
Don't doubt me friends! The Main Event during this time will be the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths) and many of those same people, born unsaved in our local hospitals, while we are in our glorified immortal bodies, will still rebel against King Jesus Christ - WHILE HE IS SITTING ON THE THRONE IN JERUSALEM!!! Don't believe me? Well, you have to know what HisWord says, such as this: "Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain; there shall be the plague with which the LORD afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths". (Zechariah 14:16-19 ESV)
So as we go about this wonderful day, which the Lord has given us, let us look up to this blessed hope, the Hope of Things Unseen - Faith...begorrah...or by God, as the lovely Irish like to say! Amen