June 07, 2011

Israel's celebration of the reunification of the city Jerusalem makes the holy city very controversial

Listen to Today's Program Play

On June 7, 1967, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) captured the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six Day War and reunited the sacred city after 2000 years giving Jews access to the Temple Mount, the most sacred piece of real estate in Judaism.

As the Jewish people marked this special day on the anniversary of the miraculous events that brought about the reunification of Jerusalem, there is still a major question mark and a growing controversy over the city. Both the US and the EU have applied pressure on the Israeli government to once again divide Jerusalem into the capitals of the two states Israel and Palestine, which puts in jeopardy the often quoted description of Jerusalem as the undivided eternal capital of the Jewish people.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The reunification of the city of Jerusalem in 1967 caused celebration among the Jews around the world but it also set the stage for controversy surrounding Judaism's most sacred piece of real estate, a scenario that is  according to Bible prophecy.

As the Jewish people celebrate the reunification of the holy city, Jerusalem every year since 1967, they also continue to watch how this unique city becomes more and more controversial each and every day. Political leaders around the world continue to call for the city to be divided to serve both the Israelis and the Palestinians as the capital city for their two states. This scenario that is being played out today was foretold thousands of years ago.

Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse, found in Like 21:24 stated that Jerusalem will be trodden down of the Gentiles, non-Jewish world leaders, until He returns to earth to liberate the city. The prophet Zechariah also spoke of Jerusalem as the center of controversy, Zechariah 12:2. Zechariah 1:14-16 revealed that Jesus, in a pre-incarnate appearance to the prophet, is aggressively possessive of Jerusalem. He is very displeased with those non-Jews who control the Temple Mount with arrogant security and the Lord revealed that one day He will come back to Jerusalem to build His Temple and there to dwell among His people, the Jewish people, forever.

Jerusalem Day celebrations are indeed a reminder that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.