Jerusalem – A Cup That Sends All the Surrounding Peoples Reeling

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It is now expected that within a few weeks, the Bush administration will go ahead and announce to the UN’s General Assembly America’s full support for a Palestinian State, with Jerusalem as the capital. The shift in Bush’s Middle East policy is primarily a result of strong pressure from Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia told Washington 10 days before the September 11 terror attacks, that US policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict had become untenable, indicating that US bias towards Israel was making it impossible for the Saudi leadership to follow policies that were in both countries’ interests. President Bush is said to have written back to reassure the crown prince that the message had found a listening ear.

Originally America’s plan to announce its support for a Palestinian state was scheduled to take place in September, but because of the event on September 11, the plans were postponed. What President Clinton was unable to accomplish last summer at Camp David, experts believe that George W. Bush and Tony Blair, with the help of the rest of the world, will now take the opportunity to enforce on Sharon and Arafat.

At the moment, the Arab world is doing everything it can to shift the present focus away from Islamic terrorism back on Israel. Blair said during a press conference with Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt yesterday that it is necessary to solve the Palestinian conflict in order to remove an excuse for further terrorist attacks by people like Bin Laden. Blair made the comment in response to a very strong statement from Mubarak that there will never be peace on the planet until the Palestinian issue is solved. Last year during the Camp David peace talks Mubarak warned Arafat that he had no right to give up full control over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

The question is, what does God say about this? In Zechariah 12 God has promised, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling [an expression for divine judgment]. …I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. …I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, …Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. …I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced.” (Zech 12:2-10)

Ps 105:10-15 says, “He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.’ When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: ‘Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.'”

The prophets and anointed ones that God is talking about here are not pastors or evangelists, but the Jewish people. And it is spoken in the context of God’s promise to give them the land of Israel. The Jews are a prophetic people destined to bring God’s peace to this earth! God says, “Do not touch them! They are my people and I have a plan with them!” “For their sake he rebuked kings.” America take warning! One day God will judge the whole world because of what they have done to the Jewish people in dividing up His land, Joel 3:2. AMERICA WILL NOT GET BY IF THEY ENFORCE A DIVISION UPON THE LAND OF ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM!…