That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times."
Jesus told us to watch and pray! In Luke 21:34-36 he tells us why?
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
While no one can know the exact hour and day of Christ's return (Matthew 24:36) Jesus does not want us to be caught unaware. He is waiting for all things to be fulfilled and for His enemies to be made His footstool (Hebrews 10:13).
70 Year Pattern!
It's amazing to me to watch God's patterns through history. In this case, I submit that the "praying" Church in America fulfilled a role in positioning an administration who'd not only support Israel but would also play a role in honoring the truth and that is, Jerusalem is Israel's capitol. The US Congress authorized the move of our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem through the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995. Clinton, Bush and Obama all kicked the can down the road so to speak until the Trump Administration.
Now, these next parts are absolutely amazing.
It's also important to remember that President Obama directed US tax dollars to fund an organization who interfered with Israel's elections in 2015. Click here for US funds aided 2015 campaign to oust Netanyahu, Senate probe finds.
God's Ways & Genesis 12:3
If you understand God's ways and His word you'd understand Genesis 12:1-3. Verse 3 says God will bless those who bless Israel and those who curse Israel will be cursed by God. In a sense, you will reap what you sow and interfering with Israel's election invited God to intervene in our election in 2016.
I know the Democrats hated this. I know there are some who claim to be Christians, Evangelicals or represent the Church who support abortion, same sex marriage and they strongly oppose Trump. However, this is not new. Jesus faced the same thing and warned about these people in John 16. He says, they will put you out and even try to kill thinking they are doing God a service. But it is clear, they don't know Jesus nor our heavenly Father.
John 16:4 "And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me."
That's why they would support the shedding of innocent blood through abortion, the undermining God's design for marriage and lawlessness. It's because they do not know Jesus, His word nor our heavenly Father.
Trump is my heavenly Father's choice. While he is an imperfect and fallible man like a King Cyrus or impulsive like a Jehu, he has been making many policy decisions which honor God's word and His purpose and our nation is reaping the benefits (ie. see Deuteronomy 28). But, the purpose of this is not for our blessing but rather for my heavenly Father's will to be performed!
In this case, as it pertains to this issue, God wanted the embassy moved to Jerusalem.
The Amazing 70 Year Correlation
Check this out!
- November 29, 1947 - The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State
- December 6, 2017 - President Trump announces the decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Click here.
- May 14, 1948 - David Ben-Gurion says, "We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel..."
- May 14, 2018 - Click here for the US Embassy Dedication Ceremony video & The Israel Times article about the move.
Church we have decrees to proclaim, intercession to be made, prophetic words to fulfill, a harvest of souls to reap and disciples to prepare for our Lord out of every tribe, tongue, people and nation. Let us be busy about our Father's business.
Therefore, let us watch, pray and act with God's will and eternity in our minds.
Revelation 22:16-17 -
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.