- And the Word of the Lord of hosts came to me saying,
- Thus says the Lord: I Am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I Am jealous for her with great wrath (against her enemies).
- Thus says the Lord: I shall return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city of truth, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, the holy mountain.
Jealous -d) watchful or solicitous in guarding or keeping, resentfully suspicious, demanding exclusive loyalty.
Jerusalem -c) founded peaceful, to flow as water, to rain, to point out, to teach, direct, inform, instruct.
The Lord loves Jerusalem! He is planning marvelous things. He will save His people and bring them home. He will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. The mountain of of the Lord will be in Jerusalem. That is where the Lord will live in the millennium. It will be the highest of all the mountains.
Zechariah 8:12 For there shall be the seed sowing of peace and prosperity; the vine shall yield her fruit, and the ground shall give its increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things. Amp.
He is talking to the remnant, not to Israel. This I believe is the bride. She will be living with Him on this mountain. Others will come and go. They will come to seek the Lord and learn His ways. She all ready knows His ways.
Zechariah 14:17 And it shall be, that whoso of the families of the earth shall not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, upon them there shall be no rain.
All will worship the Lord or have no rain. He will not force them, but they will suffer. It shall be one continuous day. The heavenly bodies will be darkened because the Lord is their Light. And the Lord will be King of all the earth. His name will be one. All will be united in worship of their King.
Zechariah 8:23 Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men, out of all languages and nations, shall take hold of the robe of him who is a Jew, saying, for we have heard that God is with you. Amp.
We have the opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in our hearts now and at this time. The time will come to an end. There will be only a remnant who have answered His call. He is calling for a people to be holy, to pick up their cross and follow Him. That means you give up doing what you want and going where you want.
He has purchased us and this body is not our own. But we have the choice to be obedient to His will, to come out from the world and be separate. He will not force us. The flesh and self will has to die and allow the Lord to reign on the throne of your heart. The remnant who obeys will be rewarded as none have ever been. It definitely will be more than marvelous!