The Lord Be With You Today!
"No longer will violence be heard in your land,
nor ruin or destruction within your borders,
(The Lord continues to describe the new Jerusalem,
restored to His dominion and dwelling place with Him in control,
a time of peace and prosperity and victory.
He also gives us a picture for today of His purpose and declaration
to restore us and make us into His desired dwelling place.
With Him in control of our lives, the destruction and ruin we have experienced,
both from the world and even from within ourselves
from our own negative and destructive pronouncements over ourselves,
will no longer have dominion over us.
Rather, He reigns in us with peace and power and dominion
as a dwelling place for the Lord on earth
and sets us free from all encroachments
that try to seize territory in us that belongs to the Lord.)
but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise."
(Where before Jerusalem had to have high walls for protection,
this new Jerusalem will no longer have walls,
but will be open because Salvation has entered there
and now itself serves as the protective "walls" of the city.
The city walls of our own lives do not today
consist of our own defenses and abilities and talents and gifts,
but consist solely in the salvation of the Lord.
His great salvation is our defense, our offense, our protection,
our provision, our hope, our peace, our security, our healing, our prosperity,
everything we need to live out the life He gives us today.
Additionally, this new Jerusalem will proclaim to all
the magnificent and awesome glory of Mighty God.
Because the Lord has chosen us and because He makes us
His very proclamation to the world around us,
the salvation we live out from Him and that we express to the world
also causes us and the world to declare the magnificent glory of God
being manifest in our lives and to give Him praise
that is so abundantly due to Him.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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