The land that I have spoken of often is Zion. It is a city upon a hill–a beacon for all to see. For that city is Me.
The New Jerusalem
–a city of Light, for in it every face shines bright the Glory of the Lord; and all who dwell there know that one day they will go to the city of their King, the new heaven. It is a city of joy, for those who once knew no joy were ‘born’ there.
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create; for behold, I created Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.” Isaiah 65:17-18
“On the holy mount stands the city he founded; the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Among those who know me, I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia–“This one was born there,” they say. And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High himself will establish her. The Lord records as he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah Psalms 87:1-6
Adulterers, murderers, thieves and the like are given a reprieve to find a life, once cast away–a body given to burn, may find new life in Me.
You need not wait for that hour late, for that will be too late–wrong gate. Call upon Me, while I may be found. Draw upon Me, while I AM near. For those who seek Me find it clear, that My Love is immense–it covers all the grounds and knows NO bounds. For those who turn from wicked ways, turn with their whole heart, and ask for a new start–never to part.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7
“–But this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” Isaiah 66:2b
‘Amazing Grace’ is a song that is sung, but do they understand? My Grace that is given is Grace that is ‘won’ by decision!
Once you’ve begun, My Grace is sufficient; in My Power it is done–a new city you belong, where righteousness dwells–
“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted in him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:21-24
A city set apart; all inhabitants given new start. They shine, for My Glory rests upon a heart given fully to Me–thankful that never again do they find the need to flee. They’ve known the life of fear, and to them it’s abundantly clear–this measure of My Peace.
The dwelling place of God. A city set upon a hill–a city that shines, for the Glory of God invites all to come…
That’s Me, and may you say–that’s me!
“–We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps faith may enter in. Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:1-4
“For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, says the Lord; so shall your descendants and your name remain.” Isaiah 66:22
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is heaven.” Matthew 5:16