Wednesday, October 28, 2009
SORRY! I have been busy with schoolwork and have not been able to post like I was. Things are slowing down some, so I will catch up on some of the posts I have wanted to finish.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Israeli Police Storm Jerusalem Temple
Hamas: War will settle Jerusalem dispute, not talks They are right, but on the losing side. God has purpose on that mountain. Watch for it to change hands real soon!
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6
Many have questioned why a Christian should be so concerned with the city of Jerusalem or for Jewish people for that matter? So why should we pray for the Jewish people and their capital city? The devil knows this answer. God has many covenant promises that are yet to be fulfilled to this people. The Messiah Jesus will one day return to this long estranged group and restore them to His purposes. Satan has tried to destroy this people many times in the church age, and unfortunately, he even used uninformed "Christians" to do his dirty work. He wants to rid the world of this people as a way of hurting God and in an attempt to make God unable to keep His promises. The Lord's character is tied to these promises. Of course, God takes the very darts of the enemy and uses them for His divine purpose. No one, not even the devil, ever outsmarts the Omniscient One!
Jerusalem and the Jews are God's prophetic time clock for the last days. This clock began to tick as soon as the Zionist movement, coincidentally started by a Christian preacher, William Blackstone, was underway. It began to tick louder in 1917 as the city of Jerusalem was freed from the domination of the Ottoman Turks. This loud clock began to scream in 1948 when the nation of Israel was born in a day as prophesied. Each day shows us that we are closer to the ultimate showdown for the city. Why does Satan want to control Jerusalem. Maybe he is deluded enough to think that controlling the city will keep the event from happening. What event? The return of Jesus Christ and the triumphal entry through the sealed Eastern Gate. The Muslims are so worried about that event that there is a trash dump and graveyard in front of the sealed gate since no Jew could defile themself by walking through these "barriers".
When a Christian prays for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of the Jewish nation, it is the same thing as praying, " Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" It is the prayer for the soon coming Prince of Peace. Have you prayed for Jerusalem today? There is more trouble there and much more on the way. Pray for Jerusalem, the city of the Great King!