Sunday, December 13, 2009

On Dividing Jerusalem

Recently, I have been seeing one article after another that is talking
about the division of Jerusalem, making East Jerusalem the capitol
of a Palestinian State.

From secular to Christian sites, this topic is headlines all over the place. The latest proposal being from Sweden to divide Jerusalem without prior negotiations with the Israelis and endorsed by the European Union.

I don't think this is a coincidence. I believe God is showing us how very
close we are to the end of the road in prophecy and God is showing us Jesus
is about to come because of Bible verses that link the division of Jerusalem
to the return of the Lord.

BEHOLD, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided
in the midst of thee.

For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall
be taken, and the houses riftled, and the women ravished; and half of the
city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall
not be cut off from the city. Zechariah 14:1-2

And Revelation 11:2 tells us that the armies of the world will occupy Jerusalem
for three and one half years.

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not;
for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

During this time of occupation, I believe is the time the little horn or A/C will set up the abomination of desolation.

Then, the prophet Zechariah tells us in the next three verses

Then shall the LORD go forth and fight against those nations, as when he fought
in the day of battle.

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is
before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleve in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west,
and there shall be a great valley, and half of the mountain shall remove toward
the north, and half of it toward the south.

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the
mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from
the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God
shall come, and all the saints with thee. vs. 3-5

So there's not much more to happen before the coming of the Lord once
Jerusalem is divided, except of course the great battles the Bible speaks
of in Isaiah 17:1, Ezekiel 38-39, Psalm 83. But these can very likely coincide with
and overlap one another during the time Jerusalem is divided.

We're living on borrowed time, and

We're almost home, friends!


Celebrate Jesus Christ- THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Those who seek Him will never lose their way.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:4

Let us celebrate Jesus
the Light of the World-
the One who can shine
into every corner of every heart

The One who makes morning
out of night.

The One from whom
love and hope flow.