Zechariah 2:4-5

‘’…Run, speak to this young man, saying Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it.’’

‘’For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”

Jehovah is a covenant making and covenant keeping God who promises nations who walk in repentance and obedience a bright future filled with joy. The thing about joy is that is differs from happy which is dependent on certain happenings. Joy is cannot be removed by situations or circumstances and therefore speaks of that which remains.

Here God promises that the blessing which comes from Him will result in an overflow of property and population to the measure that having walls around it would not be practical. The spiritual and natural significance of walls is important so God says He will become a wall of fire around His people. What an awesome picture, Glory to God!