We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, orders US embassy move

U.S. President, Donald Trump has thrown yet another monkey wrench into world affairs by finally affirming Israel contention that Jerusalem is its' eternal capital.  A very obvious decision given that Israel's parliament, (Knesset), is located in Jerusalem, as is most everything else that governs the Jewish State. The declaration has elated Israel, angered the Arab world, and flabbergasted the remaining nations of the world.  

So what does this very historic decision mean for the future of Israel and the Middle-East?  Bible prophecy gives some of the answers:

Initially we are told that God himself would build up Zion, (Jerusalem), prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ.  The once backwater, dusty town of Jerusalem, (pre-1948), would then become a profoundly troublesome enigma for the entire world.  


When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. Psalm 102:16 KJV

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And 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. Zechariah 12:2-3 KJV

The armies of the world will eventually gather against Israel/Jerusalem and will subsequently attack the city.  But Jesus Christ himself will fight for the city destroying these armies, (Armageddon), once and for all.


I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle. Zechariah 14:2-3 NIV

The 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ, (the Millennial Kingdom), is then established on the Earth and Jerusalem will be the city from which Jesus will rule and reign with a 'rod of iron', (Revelation 19:15).


At that time they will call Jerusalem the Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. Jeremiah 3:17 NIV

"Then you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her. Joel 3:17 NIV

What we have witnessed today is just another piece of the prophetic puzzle that is quickly coming together.  Very soon the whole picture will be formed and God's final dealings with his obstinate chosen people, (the Jews), will begin, (the time of Jacobs Trouble), and the nations will be judged for their conduct towards Israel and the Jews.

Keep looking upwards, for your redemption draws ever closer.

In the meantime keep praying for the peace of Jerusalem, (Psalm 122:6)


America finally does the right thing:

Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, orders US embassy move
President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it's time to "acknowledge the obvious" as he ordered the State Department to begin moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the president said during a speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.

Trump: ‘It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital’

Jared Kushner at Saban Forum: Israel Needs Peace With Palestinians Before It Can Form Alliance With Arab States



Some commentary on what just happened:


Donald Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel Will Shake The Middle East To The Core
This is one of the most historic things to happen in the Middle East in decades.  Just a few days ago I reported that Donald Trump would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “in December”, and now we are being told that Trump will make this announcement at 1 PM eastern time on Wednesday.  Administration officials are stressing that this move is a “recognition of reality”, because of course the seat of the Israeli government has been in the holy city for a very long time.  But without a doubt this announcement will shake the Middle East to the core, because Israel’s neighbors are extremely displeased that Trump is doing this.

Of course Jerusalem is Israel's capital. It has always been

Jerusalem is why Trump's in the White House



Israel is of course extremely happy with the announcement:


Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu hails 'historic day' as he calls for other world leaders to follow Trump as violence erupts across the Middle East
But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the move as 'historic' and said any peace deal with the Palestinians must concede that Jerusalem is Israel's capital.  He also urged other countries to follow the US's move, which he called a 'courageous and just decision'.  

Netanyahu and aides were ‘active partners’ with Trump team on Jerusalem move
https://www.timesofisrael.com/tv-netanyahu-and-aides-were-active-partners-with-trump-team-on-jerusalem-move/

Enough is enough! Jerusalem must be recognized as Israel’s capital

Jerusalem mayor, outside White House, pleads with Trump to move the embassy



The Muslim/Arab world hates the announcement: 

Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital would fuel violence: Arab League
Any move by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would fuel extremism and violence, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday.
The nations of the world can't believe what just happened:

Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital TODAY despite international fury from the Pope, the UK, Russia, China, Turkey, Iran and Palestinians who say 'he's declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims'

Trump shuns warnings, vows to move embassy to Jerusalem

Europe rattled Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo'
https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-francis-defends-jerusalem-status-quo-095403674.html


Chris Matthews: ‘Crazy’ Evangelicals ‘Don’t Understand’ the Situation in Israel
Oh I think we have a pretty good handle on the situation Mr. Matthews.....its the likes of you that are the 'crazy' ones.

(but the odd one does the right thing as well)



The official announcement video:


1 comment:

  1. things are happenning very fast in our lifetime

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