U.S. Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital: The World Already Finds "Jerusalem a burdensome stone" Just as Bible Predicted
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
-Luke 21: vs. 20,22
Teeny-tiny Israel is never out of world headlines, and even moreso when the news concerns Jerusalem.
Counting on the biblical calendar and thus using 360 days as a year, from the declaration of Israel's statehood on May 14th, 1948 the U.S., under President Trump, has formally recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel yesterday, December 6th, 2017. This is a span of exactly 70 years.
Bible students will right away recognize that 70 years, not unlike the number 7 itself, is a very special number. Coincidence, or is God trying to get our attention in these last days?
I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem... pic.twitter.com/YwgWmT0O8m— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2017
Further remarks by the President begin at the 37:53 mark:
The world, not surprisingly responds:
Seven times in chapter 12 of Zechariah's prophecy about the Second Coming of Christ the Prophet says either, "in that day" or simply "that day". In this same chapter, by my count, Jerusalem is mentioned 10 times and Judah (and Jerusalem was in Judah as you might recall when the two kingdoms were divided) another 6 times.
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The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 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.
3 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.
4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.
6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
So, there is a DAY coming and all the kings of this earth and all their marching armies won't stop that Day from occurring, or Jerusalem's role in it.
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." -Psalm 122:6