Mourn and be joyful for Jerusalem Isaiah 66:10
“Rejoice for Jerusalem and be glad for her …rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her.”
Rejoice and mourn at the same time? What does this mean?
Why is the prophet commanding the Gentiles to rejoice and to mourn?
Observing Jerusalem this very day, it is easy to mourn, but how are we to rejoice?
In verse 11 the phrase “…that they may…”, in the Hebrew, is very strong.
It means “…in order that…”; it is a condition with a promise.
This is the promise “…so that you might suck and be satisfied from her consolations; so that you
may delight in the abundance of her glory…” (Verses 11-13)
The future blessings of the Gentile Church are solidly connected to sharing YHWH’s love and burden for Jerusalem.
Jerusalem determines whether one comes into God’s glory and consolation or into his wrath.
Regarding those who aren’t connected to Jerusalem, verse 15 says he comes swiftly, and the slain of YHWH will be many. (Verse 16)
Jerusalem is surely the dividing line of blessings in these last days.
Today, it is easy to focus on the mourning, but what about rejoicing for her?
I know the Lord is about to inject a new and deeper revelation to all of you who really love and mourn for Jerusalem and who partner with YHWH in not resting until this city is full of “Salvation as a burning torch.” (Isaiah 62:1)
The commandment to rejoice with Jerusalem is indescribably deeper than Israel winning a war with Iran, or driving out the Palestinian terrorists, who lust for her destruction.
It is much more than that Israel should gain all the territory promised to Abraham, or even that Jerusalem becomes the head of the nations, with Yeshua, Himself, ruling physically from His chosen City.
It is about an amazing glory and consolation that is predestined for this city!
YHWH is now calling Gentiles to get a vision of this glory and partner with the Great Creator, in order, with Him, to bring His great plan into reality.