"Give Him no rest 'till He establish and...make Jerusalem a praise in the earth."
“Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his work before him.” (Isaiah 62:11)
“’We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada (Palestinian uprising) in the face of the Zionist enemy,’ Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza.”
The General Assembly of the UN passed a resolution that established Jerusalem as a “Corpus Separatum” in 1947. They also voted to patrician the land into Arab, Jewish, and neutral sections, which was refused by the Arabs. May 14, 1948, the British Mandate ended and Israel was reborn. That very day, President Harry Truman publically recognized the Jewish homeland. The result was Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq declaring war against her. The 1967 war united the land for the Jewish state. However, the Israeli government gave control of the Temple Mount into the hands of the Jordanian Brotherhood as an act of “peace.” In 1980, the Israeli Parliament declared Jerusalem the Undivided Eternal Capital of Israel. As a result, many national embassies left Jerusalem. In 1995, Clinton recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but the actual building project has been postponed to this date.
President Trump’s recent proclamation restated what had already been declared decades before. However, the unsurprising wave of threats and violence against Jews restate the status quo for anything pro-Israel. Perhaps, the “theys” feel Trump will actually act upon his proclamation and move the US embassy to Jerusalem. While Tel-Aviv is a beautiful, modern, coastal city, it is not one of spiritual significance. Plainly stated, it is not, nor ever was, Israel’s capital.
America’s leading role in the birthing process has made her a target for hate from Israel’s haters. Additionally, many Americans resent Trump’s proclamation of loyalty. Nonetheless, he is playing a biblically mandated role. No, the Bible has not mentioned him by name the way it did Cyrus (Isaiah 45), but he is significant in the preparation for the climax on the world’s center stage (Israel). Prophecy? It is as though the world is acting out the script the Biblical writers penned several thousand years ago.
We have seen many prophecies fulfilled in our lifetime regarding Israel. She became a nation in a day, and now, has become a cup of trembling (Is. 66:8-14; Zech. 12:2) to the nations. To sum up her history, Father Abraham was chosen to birth a nation to bring light and blessing to the world. His family was given God’s chosen property to live on. They resented being different, and worshipped idols upon God’s Holy land. He removed them to cleanse it and punished them severely sending the survivors to the four corners of the world. From Abraham came Judah…came David… came a Savior who many rejected. This was God’s plan in order that He may include the Gentiles—us. We are adopted and grafted in; part of the family through the descendant of David, Jesus! In recent times, He brought Abraham’s Jewish family back to Israel. God is restoring the land and the people (Ezekiel 37 fulfilled). Next, He will bring their Messiah, our Messiah, Jesus, to save us from all our oppressors. Finally, God will set up an eternal Kingdom of which the world will worship Him alone (Rev. 21-22). There are no shortages of scoffers and skeptics.
Keep your faith strong and know God’s plan was established before the creation of humanity and revealed in His Word.
We are in a world, which is becoming increasingly violent…more and more hate-filled. Our only protection is to live in a state of forgiveness of our own sins first; then, those done against us. Most important is to forgive those in your household. Without it, your home is a place of un-peace, unprotected, and without the full measure of God’s mercy. Satan is at work to divide. You have the power to overcome through the prayer of forgiveness. Forgiving requires being thankful for the redemption (safety) God provided you. Simply become His vessel to extend His love to others.
Israel is filled with hatred. Most of the Israeli Arabs are being inflamed to hatred against the Jews. It is a world torn apart by Satan who hates for righteousness to be established anywhere, but especially in the place, God chose for Himself. The scriptures describe a time of false peace and war ahead. For now, we can pray for increased forgiveness among Jews and Arabs and that each is saved through the Love of God.
“For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, [those] nations shall be utterly wasted. … The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through [thee], I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.”
Isaiah 60: 12-15
- The peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)
- Aliyah process to increase – (Isaiah 43:5-6)
- The Lord’s protection (Psalm 18)
- Righteousness to shine (Isaiah 56:1; 58:8)
- Salvation to all Israel (Ezekeil 18:31; Romans 11:26)
- President Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu
- Unity in pure worship