What is the significance of Jerusalem in the Bible?

Watch this. Let me just give you a point of discontinuity right off the bat, that is also continuity at the same time. In the Old Testament Prophets, the goal is all of the time to get into Jerusalem. That is the high water mark of Israelite life: to make Jerusalem the center of everything. So they are in Egypt and then they are in Israel and then they are in Judah and then they are in Jerusalem. So finally, David conquers Jerusalem. Then he has the temple (well, Solomon builds it). But there is the temple, the palace and all that stuff and Jerusalem is the center of the universe. This is exactly what the book of Chronicles and the genealogies in chapters 1 through 9 tell us. Jerusalem is the center of the universe.

But in the book of Acts, it starts in Jerusalem. The center starts in Jerusalem, but then they go backwards and out. The gospel is not about getting into Jerusalem, but the gospel is about getting the world into the theological Jerusalem, I guess you could say. So they go from Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria to the uttermost parts of the world. So do you see how it is kind of this inverse-cone thing? The whole goal here is to get into Jerusalem, get that King and then, after that, it is to take that message out. So here Jerusalem is the ending point in the Old Testament Prophets. But Jerusalem is the beginning point in Acts and that is the launch pad for the gospel ministry. So that is a cool thing.

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<p>The sinificance of Jerusalem is that it is the center of the university ,becuse God chose 2nd Chronicles 6:6-9 "But I have chosen Jerusalem, and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. Act 1:4, 8-9 them that they should not depart from Jerusalem,but wait for the promise of the Father(spoke of the Holy Spirit that has been oromise by the Father(Luke24:49;&nbsp; joel,chapel2)Acts 1:8 And you shall receive power,after the Holy Spirit is come upon you: And you shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth(proclaims the work of God as being worldwide"). 9. And when he had spoken these things He was taken up( He ascending before their eyes);) in verse 22 Beginning from the Baptist of John, unto the same day He was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be witness with us of His Resurrection( the resurrection of christ is a Cardinal Doctrine of the good news gospel).</p>

Dorothy Weaver 4:16pm April 22, 2014