Your Choice Determines Your Place Later
There is a tremendous end time prophecy in Zechariah 12:2-9 where the Lord says, “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…And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” While Jerusalem and Judah are currently not under siege, on Thursday the world may have witnessed how this prophecy can quickly play out.
The world has been in an uproar since President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there. In response, the United Nations Security Council voted to denounce the US action, but the US vetoed the vote. The UN then held a special session denouncing the US designation and “demanded” that all countries comply with the UN sentiment that Jerusalem “is a final status issue to be resolved through regulations in line with relevant UN resolutions.” The “demand” resolution passed 128 to 9 with 35 abstentions. The eight nations joining the US were: Togo, Guatemala, Nauru, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Honduras.
Turkey’s “president” Tayyip Erdogan, called an Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in the wake of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After the December 13 summit, some 50 Arab nations issued a declaration that Washington was withdrawing from its role “as sponsor of peace” in the Middle East. On Sunday , Erdogan announced that he intended to move Turkey’s Embassy to East Jerusalem and recognize the city the capital of Palestine. He said, “Allah willing, the day is close when officially, with Allah’s permission, we will open our embassy there.” The UN resolution, which referred to parts of Israel as Occupied Palestinian Territory, didn’t mention Erdogan’s declaration.
Even America’s strongest allies, and countries where your tax dollars fund billions worth of projects, voted with the UN and terrorist interests in snubbing Trump’s scripturally-based recognition of Jerusalem as the physical and spiritual capital of Israel. While the resolution has no teeth and cannot be enforced, it is easy to see how quickly Jerusalem can become a burdensome stone for all the nations on earth. One simple action of recognizing the historical capital of Israel has sent the Middle East ablaze with vitriolic rhetoric and violence. In wake of Chanukah, let us remember Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.” The world is surely against her.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson / The Daily Jot