Daily Jot: Historic and prophetic-US recognizes Jerusalem - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and declared his intentions of moving the US Embassy to the holy city. Trump said, "I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering. I've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This is a long-overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement. Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace."
Trump's decision resulted in an outcry of condemnation by the United Nations and European Union, who sided with the likes of terrorist organizations like Hamas. Sponsors of Islamic terrorists-Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Palestinian Authority-- straightaway decried the announcement as declaring war in the Middle East. Think about this...the US Congress in an overwhelming bipartisan vote gave the US President authority to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 1995. Every president since has kicked the can down the road thinking the move was a barrier to achieving peace in the region. Trump says it's repeatedly doing the same thing while expecting different results. So far, the result is a massive and violent temper tantrum by radical Islamists who claim Jerusalem is historically their city.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Dozdag said, "Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region." This claim doesn't meet the straight face test. It is the very homeland of God's people. History and truth confirm that Islam or Arabs had no claim to the region that God gave to Abraham. In Genesis 21:12, God said to Abraham, "in all that Sarah has said unto you, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called." Galatians 4:30 says, "Nevertheless what says the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman." Islam, not even a religion until over 600 years after Christ's death on the cross, claims Ishmael is the heir of Jerusalem and that God does not have a son.
The history and the truths in the region undeniably confirm the Abrahamic covenant that God gave the land of Jerusalem to the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not the seed of Ishmael as claimed by Mohammad some 2,500 years later. This is not so much about the land-there is plenty of land in the Middle East-- as it is about usurpation. It is a family feud as old as Ishmael and Esau, ultimately over the line of Messiah. The Koran repeatedly says that God has no son, and that Christians and Jews are infidels that should be put to death. Iran and Turkey, two major players in the end times, agree. Trump's move may well accelerate the knitting together of the prophetically foretold end time coalition that comes against Israel and is destroyed when Christ returns. We are truly watching history in the making.