The Missing Ingredient

But wait, there is a missing ingredient here. We know from reading Matthew 23 that there is another condition for Jesus to come to Jerusalem. He must be invited!

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate

For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Matthew 23:37-39 KJV)

That condition is met, I believe in the passage we quoted from Zecharaiah above, describing how the Jews will be grafted back in.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. (Zechariah 12:9-10 KJV)

The fullness of the Jews implies that they will indeed call upon him saying Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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