“But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.” (2 Chronicles 6:6)
I read something very disturbing the other day, something that I may or may not have seen earlier, but this time it seemed to strike a nerve in me. It was quoting one of the high-ranking officials in Jerusalem, and he said that they attempt to accommodate all faiths there. I did not in my mind’s eye see the Lord God smiling.
I recall the defeat of the children of Israel at the battle of AI, and I know why. (Joshua 7) I remember the people being told not to bow down to any of the gods the people had formed for themselves in the land of Canaan, I recall what the Lord said in Jeremiah 19:5 about those gods, “They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind.” But then I read about the leaders of Jerusalem wanting to make sure that everyone, no matter what their faith is, is welcome in the city of David.
I know it isn’t the first time, when King Solomon fell, he fell hard, and built alters, at the request of many of the women that enticed him to those false gods, some who in fact are devils, worshipped by people almost as far back as people go. Molech is one of them, people would place their small children on a burning hot part of the alter built to him, offering them as a sacrifice. In the United States and many other countries, it still happens, we call it abortion.
Of course, those who willingly kill their own children do not know the sacrifice as such, but I believe I can quite assuredly say there are those at the very top that know exactly what is happening in this respect.
If you have read anything about the alters and all the accoutrements that the people in the wilderness built, one thing will stick out as truth, the Holy of Holies is not where you went to have a picnic. One man, one chosen man entered in there once a year for all the people. “The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved,” (Psalm 99:1) God was in there, God Almighty, the Sovereign Lord of all creation, nobody even thought about going in that place the entire year. A more grandeur version, if you will, was built by Solomon, those not of the seed of Abraham were only allowed a very small part of it, and the Holy of Holies was still separated from all, save for once a year.
The Lord did not tell Joshua to go make friends with the people in the land that he has promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, they were not to go into that land, build a large city and then invite them all in for tea and cookies.
I am sure that there are Jewish people who are more than a little upset that worshippers of another god, be it Jesus, Mohammad or any other faith are allowed “inside the walls” of Jerusalem, and in part I understand why. But the Lord God is not as understanding, especially the part about His Son, who died for them.
The apostacy that we are experiencing is only a sign of the end of days, the key, as it were, is the children of Israel, the promised seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” (Psalm 122:6) Now would be a good time to do that.
They received the land back in 1948, they have fought to keep it ever since, but ironically, they have forgotten the Lord their God, not only in the fact that they have rejected, at least many of them, the one true Messiah, but they have opened the gates to all, to worship as they will in the city of David. I do not think that David would be well pleased in this regard.
The veil was torn in two, (Mark 15:38) they have not only attempted to repair it, but have put it on open display, the Holy of Holies, so to speak, is open for public viewing. I fear God is displeased, and rightly so.