August 27, 2008

Condoleeza Rice on a visit to Israel applied pressure on Israeli leaders to divide the city of Jerusalem

On her recent trip to Israel, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice worked at a crazy pace to get an agreement for a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria with the city of Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and the Palestinian state, and all of this to be done before January 2009.

Rice has been pressing the Israeli government to sign a document by the end of the year that would divide the city of Jerusalem giving the eastern section of the city to the Palestinians and this Palestinian state capital would include the Temple Mount a very sacred and holy site to the Jewish people.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The US pressure on Israel to divide the city of Jerusalem is a major step forward to a Palestinian state and the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

US President George W. Bush wants an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians by January 2009 and he has dispatched Secretary of State Rice to Jerusalem to make that happen. US pressure on the Israeli government is not only focused on the agreement that allows for a Palestinian state, but also the reversal of what happened in 1967 when Israel reunited the city of Jerusalem. The Palestinians are demanding that some part of Jerusalem must be the capital of a state of Palestine and they want the eastern section of the city which includes the Old City, the Jewish Quarter and the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is the most sacred piece of real estate in the universe to the Jewish people and they say it must be the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people.

Bible prophecy agrees with the Jews and foretells of the controversy that will surround Jerusalem in the "last days", Zechariah 12:2-3. Zechariah also reveals that the Lord will return to Jerusalem to build His Temple from which He will rule and reign in the thousand year Kingdom to come, Zechariah 1:16, 6:12-13.

US pressure to divide Jerusalem does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.