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Jerusalem Move Prophetic?

One can sense prophetic movement afoot within this presidential election cycle. The globalist agenda, as mentioned a number of times in these commentaries, seems to have been put on hold, or at least slowed.

That is not to say that the forces wanting to set the stage for Antichrist’s rise to power–unwittingly no doubt in most cases–have by any means given up on their agenda. But, in America, for the moment, the people’s decision to put this particular man in the most powerful office on earth appears to have erected a wall of opposition.

It is God, Himself, who in actuality has put Trump in the office of U.S. president, just as He allows any potentate, prince, or president to come to power.

With this in mind, it is most interesting to consider developments as offshoots of this particular election–thus in light of the coalescing of prophetic indicators the issues and events of these times have wrought.

One such indicator I’ve written about previously that has potential prophetic overtones in my estimation is the possibility of a coming economic boom. This is the trend in every direction one looks in consideration of the financial markets of late. Most every indicator leading up to this election year pointed to dire outcomes in America and the world regarding economic prospects. Europe and much of the rest of the world continue to be steeped in dire such predictions. The United States prospects, however, are looking brighter and brighter as the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches.

I’m not deluded–nor should you be–that all is well. It isn’t. But, a boom, I believe, was prophesied by the Lord Jesus Himself. It will be a time of buying, selling, building, marrying, planting, and doing all the things that say good times are here again.

Jesus said as recorded in Matthew 24:36-42 and Luke 17:26-30 that times will be booming economically at the time judgment will fall. Anytime the Lord prophesied–such as in His Olivet Discourse foretelling–the things He foretold announced an especially accelerated or more pronounced state than normal circumstance would indicate. When He said people will be buying, selling, building, etc., “like in the days of Lot,” He was, I’m convinced, predicting a boom in wealth, etc.–i.e., economic circumstance well beyond business as usual.

We see, at this present hour, a movement into economic boom times for this nation. Trump is an acknowledged business whiz, and the financial markets almost without exception give indication they have confidence he will “make America great again”–at least economically speaking.

This optimism of the money changers of Wall Street and other echelons of fiscal power inspired me to meander a bit through the Revelation chapter 18 prophecy in which the entity known as Babylon the Great is described. The ruminating in my mind raises the question, despite the longstanding seminary declaration that this entity will rise from the geographical area of ancient Babylon. Is it possible the prophecy might involve the United States of America?

I’m not saying it will be thus–just that it is legitimate to raise the question. I’m aware that great theologically prophetic minds–some belonging to dear friends–say there is no such possibility.

Another such prophetic indicator flowing from this presidential election–the subject of this essay–is the matter of the president-elect’s promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Actually, candidate Trump long ago made this declaration during many stump speeches. It is more than noteworthy, therefore, that his selection to be ambassador to Israel has at the center of his thinking the move of the American embassy from where it now sits in Tel Aviv to–you guessed it–Jerusalem.

Trump’s choice, David Friedman, an orthodox Jew, has stated that he looks forward to serving as ambassador to Israel at “the US embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

Former Republican National Committee chairman and now President-Elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, was told in an interview on the December 18, 2016 FOX News Sunday program by Chris Wallace, the show’s host, that Freidman has said he is against the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This, Wallace indicated, is against the international community’s determination to make such a “solution” part of a peace deal. The upshot of Wallace’s thought was that this is going to be a highly controversial stand by Friedman and Trump. This, it was implied, will prevent the peace from eventuating, which the globalists want to impose upon Israel and the region.

Zechariah’s prophecy might here come into play as we look forward to the coming months of the Trump presidency. The establishment of America’s embassy in Jerusalem, thus making recognition of that most controversial city on earth as Israel’s capital ironclad, will almost certainly both drive the Arab-Islamists of the region into a frenzy and cause massive diplomatic headaches for the globalist, international community sort.

The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. (Zechariah 12:1-3)

Like in the prophecy involving Jesus’ days of Noah, days of Lot foretelling, Zechariah’s prophecy regarding Jerusalem looks to be forming. Stay tuned…


9 Comments

  1. I appreciated the post. You raised some important points worth considering. Especially as it relates to the rise of US power and world affairs.

    Regards,
    WS

  2. Hope Wingo says:

    Reblogged this on 1 Way 2 Yahweh and commented:
    Terry’s discernment of current events in light of end-time Bible prophecy is absolutely fascinating! His insight will keep you on the edge of your seat! This is a must-read!

  3. Iain says:

    Thanks Terry for the interesting article. In terms of a possible coming boom time, here is something else to add into the mix…The life of Joseph in the Bible is a clear type of the Lord Jesus, both in His first and second comings. I recently wrote a study focusing mostly on the 7 years of famine in the days of Joseph (a type of Daniel’s 70th week – the 7 year tribulation) that causes Joseph’s brothers to seek help and leads to their eventual reconciliation with Joseph (just as the difficulties of Daniel’s 70th week eventually lead the remnant of Israel, Jesus’ natural brothers, back to Him – their Messiah.)
    http://www.jesusplusnothing.com/studies/online/FaithHeroesJoseph.htm

    But here is where it ties in with what you have written: As a prophetic type, the 7 years of hardship in the time of Joseph came straight AFTER the 7 years of abundance and plenty.(Gen 41:29-30) First prosperity, then tribulation/famine, then a reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. So I have always held that it is likely that this would play out again prophetically leading up to the return of Jesus Christ – In other words, there would first be a time of prosperity and ease when people are saying ‘peace and safety’ and ‘then comes sudden destruction…’ (1 Thes 5:3)
    Just something to consider as we watch for HIS return : )
    Thanks again for the article.

  4. Susan says:

    Hi Terry: What is your take on the recent UN Security Council resolution passed against Israel regarding the settlements? Seems very prophetic to me…..

    • Terry James says:

      I’m thinking about addressing matters wrapped up in your question in my Nearing Midnight column for January 2. There are, indeed, prophetic overtones as we view them at first glance.

  5. To me it seems that things are geting very clear, we may get lost in some very small details, but the end picture is very clear, the Messiah second coming is ver near.

  6. Phyllis Wagoner says:

    Thank you Terry James. I look forward to all of your comments and insights. I believe we are in Matthew 24 and will soon be with our Lord and Saviour.
    Phyllis

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