In a courageous move, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel today. A bold decision to the elation of the Evangelicals and Pentecostals who were waiting for the President to fulfill one of the promises during his campaign. While the base supporters of the President are in jubilation, the other side of the spectrum are reluctant to accept what has transpired.
Setting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel means that Trump is ready to move US embassy from Tel Aviv. This means that other countries also are set to follow. Thus, paving the way for Jerusalem to be the center of Israel as well as the major focus of the world.
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As Trump is delivering his speech, millions of Christians who understand bible prophecy are in amazement because what had happened delivered a big impact in their lives. It is just one of the physical evidences that God is fulfilling His promises to his people – Jews. The the land really belongs to them as He promised to Abraham.
Let’s look at some of the verses in the bible that pertain to Jerusalem.
Zechariah’s prophecy about Jerusalem was written more or less 2,500 yards ago, foretelling a future day when all the nations of the world would center on Jerusalem.
On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Zechariah 12:3)
Though the verse is considered an end time prophecy, it doesn’t negate the fact that the event today is setting the stage for the fulfillment of Zechariah’s prediction.
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its cords be torn apart.
“For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing, And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge, Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through, And the lowing of the cattle is not heard; Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone. “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, A haunt of jackals; And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.” Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through?
“But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
The bible tells us that at before Christ return to earth, Jerusalem will be in turmoil and conflict.
The prophet Daniel was inspired to write that, at the time of the end, the Jews would resume animal sacrifices and that a religious power called “a little horn” would arise (Daniel 7:8, 11, 21-22; 8:9-10). With his influence and control over the civil government—called the “beast” in Revelation 13:1-4—this man will use the army of the beast to stop these daily sacrifices (Daniel 8:12) and set up an “abomination of desolation” on what appears to be the Temple Mount (Daniel 12:11; Matthew 24:15).
Will there be a backlash in the Middle East?