The City of Jerusalem is over 3,000 years old. It is also known as
the City of King David, whose son Solomon built the first temple of worship
there. In Judaism, Jerusalem has been known as the Holy City and the
spiritual center for the Jewish people since 1100 BCE.
Today, Jerusalem contains a number of
ancient Christian and Moslem
sites, and has been a city of controversy and wars.
Bible prophecies declare a time will come when
peace will be established forever over Jerusalem and people from all
nations will experience a lasting peace. Below are two prophecies written over 2700 years ago.
Isaiah 19:21-25 "Peace in the Middle East"
will make himself known to Egypt; on that day, the Egyptians will know
Adonai. They will worship him with sacrifices and offerings, they will
make vows to Adonai and keep them. Yet Adonai will strike Egypt, both
striking and healing, so they will return to Adonai. He will listen to
their prayers, and he will heal them. On that day there will be a
highway from Egypt to Assyria. Assyria will come to Egypt and Egypt to
Assyria, and Egypt will worship with Assyria. On that day Israel
will be a third partner with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing here on
earth; for Adonai, Lord of Hosts, has blessed him: "Blessed be Egypt my people,
work of my hands and Israel my heritage."
Micah 4:2-3 "No More
"Many non-Jews will go and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the House of the God of Jacob! He will teach us about His ways, and we
will walk in His paths.' For out of Zion will go forth Torah, the word of
the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples and arbitrate for
many nations far away. Then they will hammer their swords into plows and
their spears into pruning tools; nations will not raise swords at each other,
and they will no longer learn war."