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THE IMPORTANCE OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAELI CAPITAL
When we talk about importance, we mean the need for a thing or for a person. We need to stress out the importance of Jerusalem, not only to Israel as her capital, but the need to have her set to the world as a standard for all nations of the world. This city Jerusalem was at first called and known as “Jebusite”. The heathen were living there until God instructed David to war against it and take it.
If the owner and creator which is God should disposes the original dwellers, who are you to talk against God? The original people did not please him and so he sacked them from the city and gave it to somebody who was better to him. You could see the city was called so many names after David had taken the city. It was called as “The city of God” “the city of David” “the Zion daughter of my people” “Zion” etc. Whenever you see and read about these names in the Bible, it is talking about Jerusalem.
I was surprised seeing the world reject that Jerusalem should be the capital city of Israel when Davie used it as his own capital during his days. For the fact that God punished Israel and scattered them into the nations on many occasions could not deprive her of her city and position when God returns them back. I guess that those who reject Jerusalem as Israeli capital do not read the Bible. Of course many nations are sunk into so many things which they adore and worship. So there would be no need rejecting or opposing the use of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Today God has made it possible.
Israel has given some of her Biblical cities to other people like Bethlehem Judea, which was given to West Bank. They have been forced by the world body the (United Nations) to release those cities to other nations because the world hates them. This is wrong as we read from the Bible and discover these cities as part of Israeli cities before they were sent out into exile to Assyria, and to Babylon etc.
Before they could come back from exile their cities was taken and occupied by other nations. And trying to recover their land they were termed as wicked by other nations even the United Nations. They were even being forced before now to release Jerusalem like other cities, but they refused because that would amount to the highest cowardice. But we know the importance of Jerusalem to the world.
If Israel had release Jerusalem, God would even send them out again to wherever he wants again. And they would be there until their children from another generation come up to search for their land, and then God will restore them back. Now let’s part the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the back for being man enough to go back to Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Let’s also part the world leader Donald Trump for supporting Benjamin to use Jerusalem. When one does what others could not do, he is a great man indeed. Other world leaders who before Donald Trump believed that if Jerusalem is declared Israeli capital, that there would be a third world war. But today, where is the third world war?
PROPHECY ON JERUSALEM:
Jerusalem had been on prophecy in the Bible. That’s why Israel could not hand over Jerusalem, because the force of prophecy could not allow them to let Jerusalem go. It will interest you to know the overall importance of this city to both Jesus and the saints. This city was prophesied to be the millennial headquarters of Jesus Christ. We are going to read about the prophecy, read
“And when the thousand years were expired, Satan shall be loosed from his prison. And he shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, , Gog and Magog to gather together to battle, the number which is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth and compassed about the camp of the saints , and the beloved city, and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them” Rev. 20:7-9 Kjv.
This is the account of what shall take place at Jerusalem after the Rapture. The beloved city mentioned above speaks of Jerusalem which shall serve as the Millennial headquarters for Christ’s one thousand year rule on earth. But according to the record, immediately the millennial government is over, Jesus shall dismantle his Government, but he shall still wait for the Devil at Jerusalem. Then Satan who had been thrown into the Bottomless Pit shall be loosed from the Pit and prison.
When he comes out he will still go out to deceive the nations of the world again and yet succeed. They would welcome him back and he gathers them together to Battle for the last time. Then he draws all the soldiers of the world again to face the camp of the saints which is at Jerusalem the beloved city, and fire comes down from God out of heaven and devoured them.
So Jerusalem is very important to Jesus and to the saints. The reason we don’t want Jerusalem to be handed over to the Arabs. What are they going to do with it, to pollute it? This city is known as the city of God, the city of David, the Zion of God etc.
Thanks to Donald Trump who has made it possible that Jerusalem is restored as the Capital of Israel again, as it was in the days of David. Former US presidents saw impossibilities in announcing Jerusalem as Israeli capital, but not Trump. How could prophecy fail in our time?
This has made the Bible what it is. The word of God is infallible and no power could make it to fail. Jesus said “No jot of the word or no iota of the word shall be unfulfilled” Matt. 24:35. So the importance of Jerusalem cannot be over emphasized. We need Jerusalem because that’s where the Christian world go for Pilgrimage, while the Moslems go to Mecca.
For the Arabs to ask for Jerusalem, they are asking too much. That’s why they don’t want Israel to live. Israel has a right to live as a people and also God’s own nation for literal purposes. But in any case it indicates that the second coming of Christ is just a matter of few years from now.
Yes from now we could begin to expect the building of the Temple of Jerusalem again. And when this happens, every child of God living in the towns should relocate immediately to the village. Obtain my Google this keyword. Get my eBook of Rapture for details. Just type into Google this keyword “Rapture: the Past, Present and What to Expect in the Future”. You will be sure what have read from this post. Jerusalem is a prophesied city of God.