Did a Campaign Promise Have a Prophetic Implication?
By the time many of you read this Daily Jot, President Donald Trump will have announced his intentions to move the US Embassy in Israel to the nation’s true capitol-Jerusalem. This is one of those campaign promises made by many presidents, but President Trump aims to fulfill it. It is an announcement that may have great prophetic consequences. Already, the Arab world is lining up to voice its protest. The so-called “Palestinians” are calling for three days of rage-interesting-only three days when they have been terrorizing the Jewish State for decades. Turkey’s “president” Tayyip Erdogan is calling for an Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit. These all have prophetic implications.
Jerusalem, located on the Moriah mountain range, always has been the spiritual center of God’s people. Jewish tradition recalls that the dust of Moriah was used to create Adam; it was on Mt Moriah that Adam is said to have first offered sacrifice to God. After the flood, Jewish tradition also tells us that Noah’s son Shem established a school to study Torah, calling it Shelem. Later, in Genesis 22:14a, “Abraham called the name of that place Yehovah Yireh.” This was the mountain Zion, referred to in Genesis 22:14b as “the mount of the Lord.” The two names were combined to form Jerusalem. This is also the site of the future Jewish temple and the city of the crucifixion of Christ.
Since then, this area has been one of the most contested lands in the world. Islam claims that Ishmael, not Isaac, was bound and placed on the altar, and, therefore, Jerusalem is one of Islam’s holiest sites. Rome ruled over Jerusalem as the land bridge and trade route from Europe to the East to Africa. Catholics claimed the area during the Crusades, where Jews and Muslims were killed for the right of the site. Islam reclaimed Jerusalem and when Israel again became a nation, it reclaimed East Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967, thus establishing the current sharing of the city with hostile Arabs, mainly from Jordan, calling themselves “Palestinians.”
Turkey’s Erdogan, a champion of the Palestinian state, has warned Trump that the announcement would be a grave mistake. A spokesman for Erdogan said, “Jerusalem is our honor, Jerusalem is our common cause, Jerusalem is our red line.” Here’s where the prophetic clock ticks forward: Noah’s grandsons from Japheth-Gomer, Magog, Meshech, Tubal are specifically mentioned in the end time prophecy of Ezekiel 38 as part of a coalition led by Gog of Magog against Israel.
All these nations are located in what is now modern Turkey. The announcement of the US recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol in any shape or form may cause this end time Ezekiel 38 alliance to begin to coalesce.