Argument abounds regarding the legitimacy of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Though David established Jerusalem as the capital of his kingdom about 1,000 years before Christ, parts of the Old City, including Temple Mount, fell into Muslim control during modern history.
In the 1967 Six Day War, Israel recaptured Temple Mount and reunited Jerusalem. Despite that victory, Israel (in the interest of peace) allowed Temple Mount to remain under Jordanian control, and a very large Muslim quarter is still entrenched inside the walls of the Old City.
Regardless, there has been Jewish presence in Jerusalem for 3,000 years and every logical sign points to the fact that Jerusalem was and is a Jewish city…the eternal capital of the Jewish state, Israel.
Consider these facts, then decide for yourself whether or not Jerusalem is indeed the capital of the Jewish homeland:
Welcome back, gang! Yesterday I promised to share an absolutely incredible, prophecy-fulfilling report from Egypt, and that is exactly what I’ll do! But first, consider this passage:
In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”
Though total fulfillment of that passage will not happen before the rapture, in the end, Egypt will be blessed by God because they chose to acknowledge and worship the God of Israel. Does it seem far-fetched to think the largest Muslim country in the world will build an altar of worship to the Lord Jesus Christ? Of course it does, but there is much to know about that prophecy. I won’t take up space here to explain it, as it is explained in Egypt in End Time Prophecy. Go ahead and pause here to pick up on the teaching. I’ll wait….!
Did you catch it? Ultimately, Egypt will swear allegiance to the Lord of hosts and will believe in the God of Israel! Stunning…absolutely stunning!
Now for the really exciting part! While some of you may have watched Scott Pelley do his best to nail Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to the wall in last Sunday night’s 60 Minutes episode (it’s really not worth watching), I want you to see “the other side” of President el-Sisi, and the actions he is directing in Egypt! Egypt most definitely has its issues, Sisi is far from a perfect man, and he holds fast to his deep-seeded Muslim beliefs. Make no mistake about that. Yet, the Lord is working miracles through him!
I realize I’ve given you more than usual to chew on today, but please take the time! Then tell me…is God’s Word more accurate than today’s headlines!?! Can you deny that God is clearly and overtly working out His plan of the end!?!
We live in absolutely amazing times, as we watch more prophecies being fulfilled in our day than perhaps any other time in history. Friends, we don’t know the day or hour in which Jesus will come to receive us unto Himself. But we DO know things that are prophesied beyond the time of the rapture are being set in motion today. We are to know the times and the season in which we live.
Israel is often accused of being an apartheid state, desiring to drive out minorities. However, that could not be further from the truth. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that actually extends the same personal and religious rights to other people groups as those extended to its Jewish citizens.
Indeed, Israel’s population is made up of Arabs, Druze, Bedouins, Palestinians and many other people groups in addition to Jews. All have equal rights, and those rights are strongly protected. In fact, Israel’s Ministry of Interior (and others) actually go a step beyond. Not only do they protect the rights of all people, they even assist in maintaining the customs and traditions of all people, providing assurance that they are welcome in Israel.
Here is an interesting example of how a Circassian Muslim community is treated in Israel:
Interestingly, that Muslim imam is speaking Hebrew, not Arabic!
Historic note: Circassian Muslims were displaced in the Russian conquest of the Caucasus in the 19th century. Though most were exiled to the Ottoman Empire (mainly modern-day Turkey), a few made their way to what is now Israel. It is estimated that 4,000-5,000 remain in Israel today.