The Ten Commandments did not complete the instructions of Adonai. He continued to reveal His Torah with His mishpatim or rulings. Mishpat is a Hebrew noun which means ‘judgment or rights.’ Mishpat deals with the act of sitting as a judge and rendering a verdict so that judicial issues are properly executed.
This was the first time in modern history that a major government expressed support of a ‘national home’ for the Jewish people. The wording in the document had no precedent in international law and was intentionally vague with regard to an actual Jewish state.
King Cyrus of Persia was used by God to deliver the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity. They returned to Yerushalayim and rebuilt their city and the second Temple. With the help of a modern-day King Cyrus, Yerushalayim is acknowledged to be, by the largest nation in the world, the eternal capital of Isra’el. This modern-day King Cyrus has also called for the rebuilding of the Temple. When that happens, the greatest exodus of Jewish people from the nations will follow (Jeremiah 16:14) along with a great apostasy and a false messiah in sitting in the Temple (2 Thessalonians 2).
Using the beautiful song, Jerusalem of Gold written by Naomi Shemer and sung by Jonathan Settel, we share some video highlights of our family’s time in Jerusalem 2014. ©2014 Tentstake Ministries Publishing, all rights reserved. No copying or reproducing of this article without crediting the author or Tentstake Ministries Publishing.