Spreading Blessing From Jerusalem ✡ “Hashem has blessed Oved Edom‘s house and all that belongs to him because of the Aron of Hashem” – Israel365

May 22, 2020 / 27 Iyyar 5780

A Main Market in the Old City of Jerusalem on the way to the Western Wall (Shutterstock)

It was reported to King David: “Hashem has blessed Oved Edom‘s house and all that belongs to him because of the Aron of Hashem.” Thereupon David went and brought up the Aron of Hashem from the house of Oved Edom to the City of David, amid rejoicing
II Samuel 6:12 (The Israel Bible™)

וַיֻּגַּד לַמֶּלֶךְ דָּוִד לֵאמֹר בֵּרַךְ יְהֹוָה אֶת־בֵּית עֹבֵד אֱדֹם וְאֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ בַּעֲבוּר אֲרוֹן הָאֱלֹהִים וַיֵּלֶךְ דָּוִד וַיַּעַל אֶת־אֲרוֹן הָאֱלֹהִים מִבֵּית עֹבֵד אֱדֹם עִיר דָּוִד בְּשִׂמְחָה

va-yu-GAD la-ME-lekh da-VID lay-MOR bay-RAKH a-do-NAI et BAYT o-VAYD e-DOM v’-et kol a-sher LO ba-a-VUR a-RON ha-e-lo-HEEM va-YAY-lekh da-VID va-YA-al et a-RON ha-e-lo-HEEM mi-BAYT o-VAYD e-DOM EER da-VID b’-sim-KHAH

Today is Jerusalem Day, the day we commemorate Israel’s capturing the Western Wall during the Six-Day War. This verse refers to the first establishment of the Holy City. King David is ready to bring the Holy Ark to the City of David, also known as Tzion and Yerushalayim. He does this with great joy, participating personally in the festive dancing. Bringing the Holy Ark to Yerushalayim transforms the city, making it the spiritual, in addition to political, capital of the nation.

Once the Beit Hamikdash is built, the people will bring their sacrifices to Yerushalayim and be inspired by the Divine Presence that rests there. Yerushalayim then becomes the eternal focal point of the Jewish people, and all who seek closeness with the Almighty. May we merit to see the city fully rebuilt!

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (43 years in October 2020!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's NOW THINK ON THIS messages, and our Ahava Adventures annual trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 31 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area, along with four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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