The Hellenist tradition links the name Joppa to Iopeia, or Cassiopeia, mother of Andromeda. An outcropping of rocks near the harbor is reputed to have been the place where Andromeda was rescued by Perseus. In the Greek myth, she had been chained to a rock as a sacrifice to appease the sea monster Cetus. The name Andromeda means ‘ruler of men.’
Our Father in heaven,
We declare that Christ Jesus is the Lamb of God who was slain for the sins of Joppa, Israel.
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
Jesus is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. We proclaim Christ Jesus as the Lord of lords and the King of kings in Joppa. Oh, that the citizens of Joppa would be chosen and called and loyal and faithful followers. Amen.
Revelation 1:5, 5:12, 17:14