Prophecy Sign #2: The occupation of the city of Jerusalem by the nation Israel... (Then the Dividing of the city of Jerusalem by the nations...)

Sign #2

The occupation of the city of Jerusalem by the nation Israel

Zechariah 8:7-8 (NIV)
7 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west.   8 I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God."

Zechariah 1:14-16 (NIV)
14 Then the angel who was speaking to me said, "Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion, 15 but I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they added to the calamity.'  16 "Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,' declares the LORD Almighty.

What it looks like

The world witnessed Israel taking full control of the city of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War.  Since then, the division of Jerusalem and the ownership of the Temple Mount have been the source of countless U.N. resolutions, diplomatic crisis, and calls for war.  Still, the "Peace Process" has been unattainable.  Jerusalem has become a burden to the world.

From God's point of view, Jerusalem is the center of the world. He said through the prophet Ezekiel, "This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her"  Ezekiel 5:5.

In 2009 I visited the land of Israel and the holy city Jerusalem. I gazed upon the beautiful Temple Mount while standing atop the Mount of Olives, the sight of Jesus Second Coming. Jerusalem is the focal point of all history, beginning, middle and the end. It is here where the Messiah will rebuild His Temple and reign over the entire world. As we enter 2011 the world is anticipating a Palestinian state in the land of Israel and East Jerusalem to serve as the capital of the future Palestinian state. And, exactly as prophesied in Zechariah, the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem is being divided before our very eyes.

Current Status

FULFILLED

 

See Prophecy Sign #3

Jerusalem – When the disciples asked Jesus to reveal the signs of His coming and the end of the age, He made a statement that’s one of the keys to understanding the timing of His return. He told the disciples this: Jerusalem “will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles come to an end,” and then Jesus promised to return (Luke 21:24-28).

The trampling of Jerusalem by the Gentiles began with the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70 by Titus and the Roman legions. For centuries thereafter, Gentile kings and kingdoms exercised complete control over the Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem. However, in June 1967, the Six Day War concluded with Israel in control of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount for the first time since A.D. 70. And according to Jesus, the Jewish repossession of Jerusalem will closely followed by His return.

For 1,897 years, Christians could not point to the sign of Israel or the Jewish people controlling Jerusalem. They didn’t. For those 1,897 years, numerous Gentile kingdoms ruled over Jerusalem. But today, Israel controls Jerusalem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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