December 6, 2017: All Eyes On Jerusalem

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Fox News: President Trump on Wednesday will order the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, senior administration officials said, a move that fulfills a campaign promise made to religious conservatives but one that could inflame tensions across the Middle East.

In his announcement, Trump will say that the U.S. government recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. One official described it as an “honest” acknowledgement of a “seven-decade old fact.” more …

To Our Readers: From May 14, 1948 to December 6, 2017 are 25,408 days. If we divide that number by 360, it has been 70.5777778 Jewish years since President Harry Truman became the first world leader to recognize the State of Israel.

Also, we are in the Jewish year 5777/78. As many of you know, the number 7 is the perfect number of God, the number 8 is the number of new beginnings, and 70 is the number related to Jerusalem. (source)

Today at 1 PM (EST), President Donald Trump will declare the United States position on the status of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, and what he plans to do about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

For me, this day feels like it is May 14, 1948.  If the president goes through with this decision, it will change the course of history and will affect the entire world.

King David (chosen by God) made Jerusalem the capital of the kingdom of Israel over 3,000 years ago. It is located at the center of the land of Israel and was the site of the temple.

To emphasize the uniqueness and importance of Jerusalem, David brought the Ark of the Covenant there and turned the city into the religious center of the People of Israel. He bought the threshing floor of Aravna, the Jebusite, and built an altar there to the Lord (2 Samuel 24:21-25). Because he was a warrior, he was not permitted to build the Holy Temple himself. Therefore, he designated Solomon, his son and heir, to build the Temple after his passing.

Giving Israel control over its own capital once more is ultimately recognizing these historical facts.

Since the start of this blog in 2011, Editor and I have trusted that the perfect word of prophecy (Zechariah 12:2-3) would one day focus all eyes on Jerusalem, the only city we are told to pray for:

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
May they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122:6

Join us for this momentous event: livestream at 12:30, speech at 1PM.

3 COMMENTS

  1. What an excellent post. I am so grateful to be a part of the BPT family. As bought off the slave market of sin by the precious blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we are saved from our sins and brought into the FOREVER FAMILY of God. I was trying to imagine how all of us watchmen were reacting to this news yesterday and I think it was a lot like me – sometimes dancing, sometimes crying, constantly praying, deeply awestruck. These are the most unusual, exciting, bittersweet times in which to be alive. To God be all the glory. Amen.

  2. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem indeed.

    Is it just coincidence that part of my morning devotions today was taken from Chuck Sindoll’s Insights Bible Application Guide, specifically from Psalm 25:22? “Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.”

    The next while may possibly be some of the toughest times Israel will ever face, being in their geographical location, and having the lowly enemies they have. However, America’s current representative has taken a huge step towards receiving God’s blessings upon America by making this decision. God promised to bless those who bless Israel. America is on the brink of doing so. God equally promised to curse those who curse Israel. And that will not only be the so-called Palestinians, but also the entire Arab League, the entire EU, the entire UN, the African Union who has also spoken harshly against Israel in recent times, and anyone else who has taken the “popular” road to cursing Israel. When God promises something He most certainly follows through with it.