It's pretty when you write:
God the Father declares, I've bathed him with my Spirit, my life. He'll set everything right among the nations. He won't call attention to what he does with loud speeches or gaudy parades. He won't brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won't disregard the small and insignificant, but he'll steadily and firmly set things right. He won't tire out and quit. He won't be stopped until he's finished his work--to set things right on earth." (Isaiah 42:1-4Message).
The Orthodoxian has an onus laid on them to travail and bring forth spiritual children. "Give me children or I die!" We are not looking to recycle people, cloning sheep in our ecclesiastical genetic engineering laboratories, that which is "born of spirit is spirit, that which is born of the flesh is flesh." The Spirit of God does not need man's counsel or direction and the sacred breath of God breathes on whom it wishes.
I think that yes, "Orthodoxians," by whom you mean Orthodox Christians collectively,
Should... be grieved at the condition of Christians outside its walls... until God pours out his blessing and a makes Jerusalem the "object of praise throughout the earth?" (Isaiah 62:7).
Christians living on the "other side", that is, the "outside" side of the Separation Wall, have a sad condition because they live under a callous military occupation directed against them, and Orthodox Christians collectively should share in their sadness according to Christianity because we, Christians collectively, are one body. Plus, in my opinion the grief shouldn't last until the city of Jerusalem becomes an object of praise, but merely until the cause for grief- the treatment of the Christians- leaves.
On the other hand, I'm not sure if Orthodox Christians collectively should
weep "between the porch and the altar" until God pours out his blessing and a makes Jerusalem the "object of praise throughout the earth?" (Isaiah 62:7).
That is, I am not sure that crying in church about our earthly sufferings and sorrows is an act that we should take, although in my mind, it is an acceptable, and maybe even healthy, reaction to feelings of sadness.
I am confused here by your words:
Or is the stronghold of Zion under seige itself by those who love it and want to see its restoration and growth? Shall the violent take the kingdom of heaven by force once again as God calls to a people of whom he says, I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name." (Is. 65:1) Do not these workings of the Spirit still apply?
(1) Currently there is no military siege of Jerusalem. The Israeli army conducted the last military siege there. The siege was several decades ago and was successful.
In case you have the Christians in mind when you mention "those who love it and want to see its restoration and growth"
: it appears that the Christian population in the city of Jerusalem is shrinking.
(2) My view of the term "the kingdom of heaven" in the New Testament isn't that it is limited to the earthly city of Jerusalem. At least, if the term did refer to a physical location, I would assume that such a mighty kingdom would extend far beyond the boundaries of the earthly city.
(3) I assume that the workings of the spirit mentioned in Isaiah 65:1 still apply, because the prophecy was meant to have a future spiritual application. It still applies in my mind that nations besides the ancient Israelites aren't the only ones who have found Israel's God today.
When you ask:
Does not the Spirit and bride still say, Come?
, I assume you mean to ask- to paraphrase-: "Doesn't the spirit and the Church still invite and lead people?" The answer would be obviously yes, because people still feel inspired to join and be led by the Church. I think here you're asking a rhetorical question, but it's ok.
Because Jerusalem is the city where our Christian faith began, and the Christians of the Holy Land who are living in diaspora miss their homeland, I think that "the present Christian diaspora"
Should... make us long and yearn for God to make, "Jerusalem a well-built city, knit together as a single unit." (Psalm 122:6).Peace.