June 01, 2011

Israeli's mark Jerusalem Day, the 44th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem

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Prime Minister Netanyahu speaking to thousands of Israelis on Jerusalem Day said that Jerusalem is and always will be the undivided eternal capital of the Jewish people and Israelis will continue to develop and build homes in their capital city now and forever.

Both the Israelis and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital city which causes a situation that has brought conflict between the Jews and the Palestinians and there seems to be no solution for this conflict.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The ongoing conflict and controversy surrounding the city of Jerusalem is tangible evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

On June 7, 1967 for the first time in 2000 years, Jewish people took control of their holy city of Jerusalem after coming under attack by Arab nations from all sides. This Six Day War in '67 resulted in the reunification of Jerusalem and saw big, tough Israeli paratroopers crying as they entered the Temple Mount and defeated the Jordanian forces trying to hold off the Israeli soldiers. Jordanian soldiers asked the Jews if they were going to build their Temple on the Temple Mount where two previous Jewish temples had stood.

Ironically, Israeli leaders believed they could acquire peace by appeasing the Muslims and returning control to the Islamic Trust for the Temple Mount. This arrangement has not worked out for 44 years and the situation on the Temple Mount is very explosive and could break into an armed conflict very quickly. In fact, that scenario is what will happen according to the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah, who said that Jerusalem will become intoxicating to those who are non Jews controlling the Temple Mount and the entire city of Jerusalem, Zechariah 12:2.

Zechariah also said that the Lord is aggressively possessive for Jerusalem, He is very sorely displeased with those who are arrogantly secure with their control of the Temple Mount and that the Messiah, Jesus Christ will one day come back to Jerusalem to build His Temple on that sacred piece of real estate and to dwell among the Jewish people there forever, Zechariah 1:14-16 and Psalm 132:12-13.

As the Jews mark Jerusalem Day, they must stop and listen to their own prophets who said that Jerusalem will be the focus of controversy in the last days.