In a historic announcement on December 6th, 2017 (Kislev 18) beginning at 1pm EST, U.S. President Trump proclaimed in an official statement two things:
1. That the undivided city of Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.
2. That the U.S. will immediately begin plans to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 of the United States was passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995.
It was passed for the purposes of initiating and funding the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no later than May 31, 1999.
The act also called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city and for it to be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel. Israel's declared capital is Jerusalem, but this is not internationally recognized, pending final status talks in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Despite passage, the law remained unimplemented by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, who viewed it as a Congressional infringement on the executive branch's constitutional authority over foreign policy; they consistently claimed the presidential waiver on national security interests.
President Donald Trump signed the waiver in June 2017 before announcing the recognition of Jerusalem on December 6, 2017 and beginning the relocation of the embassy.
Biblical Prophecy Being Fulfilled Before Our Eyes
The timing of this announcement is not by coincidence, for this Hebrew year of 5778 which began on the 1st of Tishrei (September 20, 2017) also began the new Shemittah 7 year cycle and in May 2, 2018, it is the 70th Anniversary of the re-establishment of the State of Israel which was proclaimed on 5 Iyar, 5708 (May 14, 1948).
For over 3,000 years Jerusalem has been at the core of Middle East conflict.
When the Kingdom of Judah was taken into captivity and Solomon's Temple destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC, they were prophesied to return to the Land and rebuild.
The prophecy of King Cyrus written in Isaiah was written 150 years before Cyrus was even born and 100 years before Judah went into captivity.
Thus says Adonai, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am Adonai, Maker of all things, stretching out the heavens alone, spreading the earth abroad by Myself, 25 causing the omens of boasters to fail, making fools of diviners, turning wise men backward and making their knowledge foolish, 26 while confirming the word of His servant, fulfilling the counsel of His messengers, saying of Jerusalem, “She will be lived in” and of the cities of Judah, “They will be built, and I will raise up their ruins,” 27 while saying to the deep, “Be dry, I will dry up your rivers,” 28 while saying of Cyrus, “He is My shepherd, and he shall fulfill all My purpose” while saying to Jerusalem, “You will be built” and to the Temple, “Your foundation will be laid.”
Cyrus’s decree releasing the Jewish people, in fulfillment of prophecy, is recorded in 2 Chronicles 36:22–23:
“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: ‘Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, “The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the LORD his God be with him. Let him go up.”’”
Among the Jews deported from Judah and later placed under the rule of Cyrus include the prophet Daniel. In fact, we are told Daniel served until at least the third year of King Cyrus, approximately 536 BC (Daniel 10:1).
King Cyrus actively assisted the Jews in rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem under Ezra and Zerubbabel. Cyrus restored the temple treasures to Jerusalem and allowed building expenses to be paid from the royal treasury (Ezra 1:4–11; 6:4–5). Cyrus’s beneficence helped to restart the temple worship practices that had languished during the 70 years of the Jews’ captivity. Some commentators point to Cyrus’s decree to rebuild Jerusalem as the official beginning of Judaism.
Is President Trump the King Cyrus of Our Time?
Ever since, Donald Trump announced his campaign to run for President, I have said that he may be the King Cyrus of our time. Later this was confirmed when I discovered the prophecies foretold by Kim Clement given in 2007 and later Mark Taylor in his Trump Prophecies.
After 22 years of the Proclamation, he is the first President to actually keep his promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel.
I foresee that this move will culminate in what has been called the Psalm 83 war between Israel and the surrounding Arab/Ishmaelite/Edomite nations and will usher in the rebuilding of the Third Temple.
Is Prime Minister Netanyahu the Zerubbabel of Our Time?
A Call to Build the House of Adonai
In the Book of Haggai we read that after King Cyrus, arose King Darius and he continued the process of rebuilding the Second Temple. In Haggai 1 we read:
1 In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of Adonai came through Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, kohen gadol[b]: 2 “Thus says Adonai-Tzva’ot: ‘This people say the time has not come—the time for the House of Adonai to be rebuilt.’”
3 Then the word of Adonai came through Haggai the prophet: 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this House lies in ruins?
During that time Zerubbabel was Governor of Judah, could it be that Benjamin Netanyahu along with President Trump together, will be the catalyst God uses to begin the rebuilding of the Temple?
Continuing in Haggai 2:6-9 and 20-23
For thus says Adonai-Tzva’ot: “In just a little while I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land, [a] 7 and I will shake all the nations. The treasures of all the nations will come, and I will fill this House with glory,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot. 8 “The silver is mine and the gold is mine!”—it is a declaration of Adonai-Tzva’ot. 9 “The glory of this latter House will be greater than the former,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot. “In this place, I will grant shalom”—it is a declaration of Adonai-Tzva’ot.
Then the word of Adonai came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, 21 “Say to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah: ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, 22 and I will overturn the throne of kingdoms and destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations. I will overturn the chariot and its rider, so horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.
23 “On that day’”—it is a declaration of Adonai-Tzva’ot—‘I will take you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, my servant’—it is a declaration of Adonai—“‘and I will set you like a signet ring. For I have chosen you.’” It is a declaration of Adonai-Tzva’ot.
Jerusalem, a Cup of Reeling
The prophet Zechariah tells us that during these last days, Jerusalem will be a heavy burden to all nations. As we have seen from the UN and Islamic nations, the call to punish and destroy Israel has continued for over 3,000 years, nothing has changed, except the power of the weapons of warfare.
Notice in Zechariah 12:
12 The burden of the word of Adonai concerning Israel.
A declaration of Adonai, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundation of the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the surrounding peoples when they besiege Jerusalem as well as Judah. 3 Moreover, in that day I will make Jerusalem a massive stone for all the people. All who try to lift it will be cut to pieces. Nevertheless, all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against her. 4 In that day”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with madness. I will keep My eyes on the house of Judah but will blind every horse of the peoples. 5 Then the leaders of Judah will say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength through Adonai-Tzva’ot their God.”
6 “In that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a burning torch among sheaves. They will devour on the right and on the left all the surrounding peoples, yet Jerusalem will remain in her place, in Jerusalem. 7 Adonai also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and the honor of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not exceed that of Judah. 8 In that day Adonai will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem so that the weakest among them that day will be like David and the house of David will be like God—like the angel of Adonai before them. 9 It will happen in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
When you see the phrase "in that day", it is referencing the Day of the Lord.
We do not see fully yet, how all of this will play out, but we do know that this announcement could be the beginning of the end. How long it takes to play out is yet to be known.
As we heard yesterday, it will take years to build and move the new Embassy to Jerusalem and nothing has been said about building a new Temple as of yet.
Keep your eye on the news and watch who are the players who support Israel and who are the ones who do not.
The Pope has already come out against the Embassy move, as have Turkey and most Islamic States.
The chess pieces are being put in place, now we await how they move and are moved on the Master's end-time chessboard.
We are living in exciting times.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem— “May those who love you be at peace! -Psalm 122:6