The majority of these scriptures below are references to the New Jerusalem. Gods divine protection to his people does not usually include protection against persecution in their own nation. For these scriptures to be fulfilled the saints of God have to live in nations that they are an intricate part of. In other words for the saints to find protection from the wicked and the lawless they have to find it as part of a nation where they have great influence in government through law, constitutions, and the governing body. Again the United States is a perfect example of this. That does not mean the Untied States has done no wrong. What it means is there has always been a war on for the soul of the nation. A war between those who willing submit to the teachings of the Bible and the influence of the gospel  as to the role of human government. Versus those who reject both the word of God and  the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to speak of the governance of the almighty. Or it might be said a war between those who embrace the ideals of the founders of the nation as written in the founding documents of the nation. Versus those who reject a republican form of government for any form of government that will get them what they want. All though the saints have won many a battle for the soul of the United  States and the world is a far better place because of the country. In fact it is all practical purposes the police force of the world. They have also lost many a battle to the wicked that never rest in their seeking control of the nation. This has cost millions of lives worldwide through some of the  most treacherous betrayals in all of history. May the Lord give us many nations like the Untied States and may the saints understand their duty in not allowing the wicked to use the power of government to enrich themselves and bring evil to pass.

Since most of these are about the New Jerusalem I would like to add a not often acknowledged scripture about the "city" that is in reality Gods people of all nations languages and ethnic groups. Hosea 2:18. And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. 19. And I will marry you to me for ever; yes, I will marry you to me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. 20. I will even marry you to me in faithfulness: and you shall know the Lord. 21. And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, says the Lord, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; 22. And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. 23. And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, You are my people; and they shall say, You art my God. Notice how this bride of Christ is not taken to heaven but "sowed" or planted into the earth the way a farmer plants seed. with the idea of bring a crop, the precious fruit of the earth, to do all the things these scriptures and this article articulate.

 Isaiah 54:11. O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. 13. And all your children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14. In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you. 15. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. 16. Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17. No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord.

 Isaiah 60:12. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted. ..... 14. The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending to thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you; The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel............ 18. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but you will call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. ...... 22. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.

 Isaiah 41:11. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you shall perish. 12. You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught.

 Isaiah 59:19. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

Zechariah 2 :4. And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:......5. For I, says the Lord, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her........ 11. And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me to thee.

Zechariah 9:9. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 10. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. 11. As for you also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit where there  is no water. 12. Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double to you; 13. When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you as the sword of a mighty man. 14. And the Lord shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. 15. The Lord of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. 16. And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 17. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

 Micah:5: 1. Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. 2. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting...... 4.......for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.5. And this man shall be the peace,.........7. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that waits not for man, nor waits for the sons of men. 8. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver. 9. Your hand shall be lifted up upon your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.


2010 Daniel Martinovich