Our Future Rests On How We Treat Jerusalem
The Bible is very clear that in the last days, who owns Jerusalem would be a source of contention for the entire world. None writer is any clearer than the prophet Zechariah. Listen to what God says through him in Zechariah 12:3, 9: “In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it…And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Jerusalem is a special place to Almighty God. The word Jerusalem occurs 811 times in 764 verses, in the King James Version of the Bible. It is not even mentioned a single time in the Koran. King David, Israel’s greatest king, reigned over Israel from its capital city of Jerusalem. The title deed itself to the city is recorded in the Bible. In II Samuel 24:24 we are told that King David bought the site where Solomon built the Jewish Temple from Araunah the Jebusite for “fifty shekels of silver”. From start to finish, Jerusalem is 100 % Jewish and it belongs to nobody but Israel. But nothing causes more contention at the UN these days than the question of who owns Jerusalem, exactly as Zechariah said it would be before Jesus’ return and the end of the age. That’s one way we can know for certain we’re living in the last days, because what the prophet said would happen in Jerusalem in that day is happening right now, right in front of our eyes! I believe our future rests upon how we treat Israel and upon who we side with over the issue of Jerusalem. If we try and side with the UN and take it from Israel, God will destroy us. You can argue with that if you want, but if you’re honest you will have to admit that that’s what the Bible clearly teaches. On Oct. 23, 1995, the 104th Congress passed what was known as the Jerusalem Act of 1995. The intention of this law was to provide the funds to relocate the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This act called for “Jerusalem to remain an undivided city and for it to be recognized as the capital of the state of Israel.” The bi-partisan law was passed by the Senate by a vote of 93 to 5 and by the House by a vote of 374 to 37. But in spite of the overwhelming support for this action, presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have all refused to enact the law. I’m not saying this would be a cure all for America’s woes, but I can only imagine what blessings from God have been withheld from America, because we refuse to act on a law that is already on our books. Remember, one of the oldest promises in the Bible is Genesis 12:3, where God said to Abraham concerning the nation of Israel that he would make from Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee.” Jerusalem will be the portal through which God will administer His justice in the last days. It is to Jerusalem that Jesus will return at His 2nd Coming and rule the world for 1,000 years in that time we call the Millenium. But before that happens, the issue of who owns Jerusalem will be the “burdensome stone” with which God judges the world now. One of the reasons that I am pleased to see Donald Trump is going to be our next president stems from the fact that Trump has promised to move the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and to recognize it as the capital of Israel. I don’t know what kind of a president Trump will turn out to be, but I know this, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls Trump “a true friend of Israel”, and that’s what I want my president to be referred to as. The current one is certainly not referred to as that. Perhaps you’re skeptical about what kind of a president Trump will turn out to be. I’ll admit I’m a little skeptical myself. But if you call yourself a Christian I don’t know how you cannot get behind and pray for the man who is going to be our next president who has pledged to get the issue of Jerusalem right. I hope our new president will make good on his promises and protect the 2nd amendment, that he will protect Christianity in America, that he will uphold the constitution and the rule of law, that he will appoint Supreme Court Justices that possibly could overturn abortion as the law of the land, that he will take a tough stand on ISIS and our borders, and many other things I agree with that he has promised to do, but no promise will make me any happier than to hear that he will stand on his word to stand by our friend Israel and acknowledge that Jerusalem is its undisputed capital!