“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:  ‘May those who love you be secure.  May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.‘ “  Psalm 122:6-7 NIV

May 14, 2018–What a historic day!  The United States Embassy officially opens in Jerusalem.  Our country finally recognizes Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel!  It has done what no other country has done since Israel was reborn in 1948.  

George Bush promised but didn’t do it.                                                                                                                                                  Bill Clinton promised but didn’t do it.                                                                                                                                                   Barack Obama promised but didn’t do it.                                                                                                                                      Donald Trump promised AND HE DID IT!

I don’t care if you love or hate our President, but he deserves our admiration, appreciation, and gratitude for his action in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  He has done what our previous Presidents failed to do.  

Jerusalem has been attacked by foreigners 52 times, surrounded but not occupied 23 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, and destroyed 2 times.  Despite this violent history, it still exists!  There’s only one possibility for this happening:  God.  

I’m delighted that our President has recognized the importance of Jerusalem.  Whether you like it or not, it is the capital of the world.  If you ever visit this marvelous ancient city, you’ll feel its importance.  It is unmistakable.   

When Jesus returns, he will arrive at the Mount of Olives.  He will take the same path to the Golden (Eastern) Gate that he took on Palm Sunday.  Even though the Muslims sealed this gate centuries ago to keep Him out, you know that won’t present any problem whatsoever!  He’ll enter the Temple Mount through this (sealed) gate and establish His kingdom on earth.  He won’t return as a baby.  He will be the conquering King to rule the entire planet.  

The United States Embassy relocating from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is not a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.  However, one should regard it as a special marker in the inevitable march of Jerusalem being universally recognized as the world’s capital.  

The Palestinians have announced a Day of Rage to commemorate the opening of the U. S. Embassy in Jerusalem.  In turn, we should do what the Scripture has instructed us to do, and that is to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Have you prayed for Jerusalem today?

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for our country embracing Israel.  We pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  Amen.  

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