JD: This is going to be a very interesting time especially at the beginning of the Trump administration.
DD: Well yes Jimmy, an interesting time indeed. I was able to see the inauguration as well. I was able to look online at the Friday morning Israeli press, the different newspapers in Israel, that of course is the day of the inauguration, and they were headlining a pledge that President Trump made to move the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. The reason that was again in the headlines is because the White House new Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday gave some remarks to some journalist and he said that indeed a decision will be made very soon in the coming days about moving that embassy or an announcement would be coming. Sounds like they are indeed going to follow through with that. He then said “stay tuned” the President has made clear that Israel has not gotten the respect it deserves.
So apparently there is going to be a move of the US embassy to what is an already existing consulate building, brand new building just built over the past 10 years. In the southeast portion of Jerusalem; actually Jimmy right along the green line, the old division between Jordanian controlled territory, the West bank and Jewish controlled Jerusalem. It’s a beautiful new building. It’s all ready to be the headquarters of the United States in Israel. It’s actually better equipped, a lot newer than the Tel-Aviv embassy building which was right on the coast and is therefore open to terrorism; so security-wise it’s a good decision too.
Well Jimmy, of course the Arabs have already made plain the Palestinians and their allies and Muslims everywhere really that they will strongly protest such move. So, it’ll be interesting to see if the Middle East becomes maybe one of the first issues by their own action, in a sense, that the new Trump administration has to deal with, specifically the Israeli Arab Palestinian complex.
JD: David Dolan with that report on the priority that the new Trump administration is placing on the city of Jerusalem.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible Prophecy to be fulfilled.
Let me remind you that Ezekiel 5:5 says that Jerusalem was placed by God in the center of the earth with all the other nations around her. In Psalm 132:13&14 the Lord says that He has chosen Jerusalem to dwell among His people forever. Likewise the new Trump administration has put a focus on Jerusalem, as well, with plans to move the United States embassy into Jerusalem.
Thus the Bible confirms the Trump focus on the city of Jerusalem and making it it’s capital. But also let me remind you that the Lord gave King David the Davidic Covenant, which makes Jerusalem the eternal capital as well, that’s II Samuel 7.