When Jesus said to Pilate, “My Kingdom is not of this world,” He didn’t mean that it was “in heaven.” He meant that it was not a “power and might kingdom,” like Rome. The prophets had all said that the King would return to the earth to rule from Jerusalem (Zion). These same prophets were amazingly accurate in predicting future earthly kingdoms, and the Kingdom of Jesus takes its place among those prophecies. There is no reason to think that the prophecies of Isaiah or Zechariah are to be regarded as allegories of the Church. We must, today, try to come to an understanding of God’s unique plan for the city of Jerusalem, so that we can pray according to His will.
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