King of Peace

If we accept that the best laws can be negative, tribal, oppressive, and lack impartiality no future beckons, and only the bloodletting and fierce political combat by any means appears as certainties.

What is happening in the United States are the closing moves of the preparation of global dictatorship.  No good can come of a supreme court that is stacked with judges with fascist, quasi-Judeo and quasi-Christian commitments.

Social upheavals

Much of the moral morass in which we find ourselves is explicitly perverse. The wickedness in high places of which the Scriptures speak is a phenomenon happening with the approval and bankrolls of the world ruling powers. The church has its own wicked performance too but is not a world-ruling power. The heavenlies is the realm of spirits.

The trend of government is to at least avoid the appearance of intrusion into religious matters and vice versa. It won’t be long before serious consideration is contemplated about the contributions of the three faith communities with seeming vested interest in the final peaceful disposition of Jerusalem.

International Interest

It may seem like a most worthy venture when the international community begins to demand a voice and action towards Jerusalem’s peace.
Zechariah (12:3) has an early warning out.

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

The nations -all earth’s people- will be in the wrong side of history. The end of unconditional support for Israel is inevitable. People know what justice looks like. The international siege of Jerusalem will trigger events that shape the end of the age and Zionite destiny.

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

Zechariah 12:2

Do not hurt yourself

The Jerusalem heritage does not mingle with mediocrity. It does not peddle prophecy or wage war. The city can only persist when the best of two traditions are combined. Jerusalem is royal territory and as such has it’s own unique seal and destiny.
It is not surprising that God empties the city when its residents betray its sanctity.

Leadership under scrutiny

Priests and rulers (academics, tribal heads, elders and princes) have each sought to be the supreme authority. This is where the bad smell persists. The kingdom of priests of the Sinai Covenant (Exodus 19) has not become a reality because the combination of priest and king can never seem appropriate within the confines of the Law (commands, statutes, judgments). No foreign power or policy will ever dominate Israeli life and the hope that a Mosaic and patriarchal society is the future of Israel is delusional. If belief in Moses was real then Melchisedec’s pattern of leadership would have been understood and accepted. Our Lord’s evaluation of Israel is an “F”

The ministry of Christ as high priest includes him being King. This is the critical matter of governance in Israel but it has been overlooked and sometimes deliberately ignored when we try to address the final destiny of Jerusalem, indeed, its peace

11) If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12) For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Hebrews 7:11-12

Kingdom without a king

The promise of priestly community and service had its days and moments of awakening but overall the monarchy and the priesthood were fast asleep. Through its own survival instinct and the pressures of governing the priesthood declined

But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 9:11-12

All of us who see ourselves as inheritors of the kingdom have at one time or another contorted ourselves and the message in order to appear as belonging to something we admire. Jerusalem has not chosen peace as long as its residents leave the bright light of salvation to keep their tradition. Believers like to think that they chosen the king of peace because they are enrolled as followers of Yeshua of Nazareth. However, as long as salvation and holiness have foundation in laws, prophets, reform movements, or levitical priestly services peace will elude everyone.