President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem, and announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…..This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.”
~President Trump, December 6, 2017
The announcements are expected to bring joy and celebration among evangelical Christians, and threats of violence and intifada from Palestinians and most Muslim Arab countries. It will be interesting to see what happens between the growing relationships Israel and the US have forged with conservative Muslim leaders in Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Stay tuned. As more news and reaction take place, we will continue to look at world events through the lens of Scripture. We are living in last days, so keep your eyes in God’s Word and prepare for the coming of our King!