Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is represented as a city, if we dwell inside the city, we are safe, the same with dwelling inside the LORD JESUS CHRIST, we are saved.
Who is your city?
The LORD JESUS CHRIST. John 15:4-7
Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.
If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is represented as a city, if we dwell inside the city, we are safe, the same with dwelling inside the LORD JESUS CHRIST, we are saved.
And of the cities which you give there shall be your six cities for refuge.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are our city of refuge and protection, because of You we are protected from everything that is opposite of You.
JESUS my cities of Refuge
A. Name : derived from the numberings of Israel
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1446 - 1410 B.C.
D. Purpose: To relate the discipline of the wilderness generation, delivered from Egypt, and its purging, in order to prepare its children for a victorious entrance into The Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: children of Israel
F. Main Theme: Unbelief bars the entrance to abundant life, Hebrews 3:7-19 — Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: wilderness
H. Key verses: Numbers 14:20-23 (Amplified Bible)
14:20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.
14:21 But truly as I live and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,
14:22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My [miraculous] signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tested and proved Me these ten times and have not heeded My voice,
14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; nor shall any who provoked (spurned, despised) Me see it.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
This is another SM (Secret Message) from the LORD.
A. JESUS is our mere encampment (cities) guarding us
"And of the cities which you give"
The city of our GOD is the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah [pause, and calmly realize what that means]!
Morning after morning I will root up all the wicked in the land, that I may eliminate all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!