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Jerusalem

GALATIANS 4:21-31- TELL ME, YOU WHO DESIRE TO BE UNDER THE LAW, DO YOU NOT LISTEN TO THE LAW?  FOR IT IS WRITTEN THAT ABRAHAM HAD TWO SONS, ONE BY A SLAVE WOMAN AND ONE BY A FREE WOMAN.  BUT THE SON OF THE SLAVE WAS BORN ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, WHILE THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN WAS BORN THROUGH PROMISE.  NOW THIS MAY BE INTERPRETED ALLEGORICALLY: THESE WOMEN ARE TWO COVENANTS, ONE IS FROM MOUNT SINAI, BEARING CHILDREN FOR SLAVERY; SHE IS HAGAR.  NOW HAGAR IS MOUNT SINAI IN ARABIA, SHE CORRESPONDS TO THE PRESENT JERUSALEM, FOR SHE IS IN SLAVERY WITH HER CHILDREN.  BUT THE JERUSALEM ABOVE IS FREE, AND SHE IS OUR MOTHER.  FOR IT IS WRITTEN, REJOICE, O BARREN ONE WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAK FORTH AND CRY ALOUD, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR!  FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE ONE WILL BE MORE THAN THOSE OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND.  NOW YOU, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, LIKE ISSAC, ARE CHILDREN OF PROMISE.  BUT JUST AS AT THAT TIME HE WAS BORN ACCORDING TO THE FLESH PERSECUTED HIM WHO WAS BORN ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, SO ALSO IT IS NOW.  BUT WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY?  CAST OUT THE SLAVE WOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE SLAVE WOMAN SHALL NOT INHERIT WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN. SO, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WE ARE NOT CHILDREN OF THE SLAVE BUT OF THE FREE WOMAN.  

 

LUKE 21:20-24- BUT WHEN YOU SEE JERUSALEM SURROUNDED BY ARMIES, THEN KNOW THAT ITS DESOLATION HAS COME NEAR.  THEN LET THOSE WHO ARE IN JUDEA FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS, AND LET THOSE WHO ARE INSIDE THE CITY DEPART, AND LET THOSE WHO ARE OUT IN THE COUNTRY ENTER IT, FOR THESE ARE DAYS OF VENGEANCE, TO FULFILL ALL THAT IS WRITTEN.  ALAS FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE NURSING INFANTS IN THOSE DAYS!  FOR THERE WILL BE GREAT DISTRESS UPON THE EARTH AND WRATH AGAINST THIS PEOPLE.  THEY WILL FALL BY THE EDGE OF THE SWORD AND BE LED CAPTIVE AMONG ALL NATIONS, AND JERUSALEM WILL BE TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT BY THE GENTILES UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE FULFILLED.  

 

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