When the term ‘THE GREAT CITY’ is used, what is Holy Scripture referring to?
One would think that it was a ‘no brainer’ question…but possibly more scholastic debating time is spent on this question than any other …books have been written on it; and papers written on it and many theories have been put forward …but before you even read the following I ask you to prayerfully consider the warnings of our Lord and Savior Jesus The Christ. Matt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. This warning is not only about false Christs who were to come, but about all of Holy Scripture… Take heed that no one deceives you.
PS 48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.
PS 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
PS 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God! Selah
There can be little doubt that the Great city of God, and of His Holy Scriptures, is in fact Jerusalem…but this is where the rubber hits the road and scripture is conveniently twisted to fit man made doctrines and theories of other so called ‘great cities’ …Let us now consider the fate of the great City as recorded by John the revelator…
RV 11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
No escaping the fact that the great city is Jerusalem where our Lord was crucified …BUT it is now likened to Sodom and Egypt…
RV 16:19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.
This same great city, Jerusalem is destroyed by the wrath of God …BUT it is now likened to Babylon
RV 18:21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore
18:22 “The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore.
18:23 “The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”.
Jerusalem, the great city Babylon will be thrown down….
Remember Jesus’ railing accusations of the Pharisees in the Temple in Jerusalem?
Matt 23:29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
23:30 “and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’
23:31 “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
23:32 “Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt.
23:33 “Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?
Remember the words of Jesus as he lamented over Jerusalem?
MT 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
Recently I have been accused of being anti-Semitic…which I am most certainly not…but what is happening, is that God is opening my eyes wider every day to the truth of His Word…no matter how difficult it is to swallow…I don’t know about you, but my loyalty lies with the Lord and not man …be he Jew or Gentile.
TI 1:10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
2JN 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Remember well God’s words to the prophet Zephaniah
Zeph1:12 “And it shall come to pass at that time
That I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
And punish the men
Who are settled in complacency,
Who say in their heart,
‘The LORD will not do good,
Nor will He do evil.’
1:13 Therefore their goods shall become booty,
And their houses a desolation;
They shall build houses, but not inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards, but not drink their wine.”
1:14 The great day of the LORD is near;
It is near and hastens quickly.
JN 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
There is no better time than right now to spread the Gospel; why not do it?