“Location, Location, Location”
When God called Abraham to take his son Isaac on a three-day journey to sacrifice him on Mount Moriah, the place was a deserted region in the wilderness. Centuries later, the most important city in the world would be built on that very mountain—Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the city where God has placed his name. The Temple that Solomon built for the Lord on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem would become the holiest place on earth. It would be in the Holy of Holies where the presence of God would dwell. When God sent His only Son Jesus to pay for the sin of all mankind, it would be outside of the city of Jerusalem. Even to this very day, the most hotly contested piece of real estate on earth is the City of David—Jerusalem. The Bible predicts a global war will be fought over the city of Jerusalem. When Jesus returns and rules and reigns for a thousand years, His throne and capital will be in the city of Jerusalem. Even at the very end of time when God destroys sin and creates a new heaven and a new earth, the Bible says, “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” (Revelations 21:2)
God is more sovereignly in control of world events than we can even imagine. Jesus’ death and resurrection has created a refuge for His people to flee for safety. The location of safety for God’s children is found in our hearts where Jesus is Lord of our life. It is critically important for God to cleanse our hearts and for us to not let the devil have a foothold in our lives. The Church needs to go through a season of cleansing and refining so that God can pour out His Spirit on us in unprecedented ways. God’s cleansing will liberate us to fulfill our divine destiny, which is the Great Commission—to save multitudes of souls from perishing. Are you ready for God to do His work in your life?