June 07, 2006

The 39th anniversary of the reuniting of Jerusalem is marked by celebration, conflict, and controversy

On June 7, 1967 during the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors, the Israeli Defense Forces stormed the Lion Gate to the old city of Jerusalem, entered the Temple Mount and reunited the city of Jerusalem East and West.

Palestinians marked the 39th anniversry of this brilliant military operation by the IDF as the day Israel occupied their lands and say they will not rest until the captured territories are returned to them for their state, including Jerusalem as the capital city of Palestine. The conflict continues as the Palestinians fight to regain control of the land areas they say they lost during the Six Day War and the controversy of the rights to these areas is center focuus in the international efforts to bring an end to this conflict.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The reunification of the city of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967 actually set the stage for the future controversy surrounding this sacred piece of realestate, that is according to Bible prophecy. Many observers say the events of the Six Day War in 1967 in Israel was miraculous, they say they could see the hand of God at work in the military operation by the IDF that led to the reunification of the city of Jerusalem.

Others, like the Palestinian leadership, say it was a dark day in Palestinian history when the IDF occupied their land, and it will only be a bright day when once again they control this sacred piece of real estate. This ongoing conflict between the Jews and the Palestinians is destined to only intensify as the world moves closer to the Second Coming of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bible prophecy point out that the Lord is agressively possessive of Jerusalem. He is sore displeased with those who are arragantly secure in their possession of this holy place and will one day return to build a temple on the center of the controversy, the Temple Mount, this is found in Zechariah 1:14-16. Until the Lord does return to the earth, the controversy surrounding this sacred spot, the Temple Mount, will only increase in intensity, that's also in Zechariah 12:2-3.

The claim by the Jews that Jerusalem is their eternal, undivided capital, and the equally dogmatic claim by the Palestinians that they will reclaim Jerusaelm as their capital city is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.