Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

God’s unique relationship with Israel

In comparison to other hills in Israel, Zion isn’t that impressive. What makes it the most famous and most fought over hill in the world is God’s choice. He chose to put His name on Zion.

God’s unique relationship with Israel

God is sovereign and as Creator He has the right and privilege of choice. He chose to bless Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3). He chose Abraham’s descendants through Isaac and Jacob to be His witness to the world (Isaiah 43:8-12)

God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

This Psalm is part of the Passover celebration.  It could have been the last song the disciples sang as they walk with Yeshua to the Garden of Gethsemane. Imagine how Yeshua might have felt knowing He, the ultimate Suffering Servant of His Father was about to give His life for Israel, God’s earthly suffering servant, and for the world.

God’s unique relationship with Israel

Zechariah: 8:14-19 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Just as I had determined to bring disaster on you and showed no pity when your ancestors angered me,”

God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

God’s unique relationship with Israel does not lessen His love for the Gentiles who have been redeemed by grace through faith in Yeshua.  Rather than feeling rejected or inferior, the Gentiles should rejoice in the mercy of God who made them partakers in the Spiritual blessings of Israel.  Furthermore, God has given the Gentiles specific privileges and responsibilities in His kingdom.

God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

We are about to look at various Messianic prophecies which have been correctly applied to Yeshua without recognizing their context as also referring to the nation and the people of Israel. 

Righteousness

Sadly, the story of Jehoshaphat didn’t end well.  While he lived a life faithful to God, he did not cleanse the land from false worship which defiled the land and the people.