Author: Paul Lehr
Zechariah 12:2 “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.
The verses from Zechariah 12 have global implications. Essentially, the world is against Jerusalem, Israel as noted from resolutions passed by the United Nations (UN) in late November 2016.
Specifically, there is division in the United States regarding the issue of Jerusalem. On December 2, 2016, President Obama with the stroke of his pen delayed the moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Obama signed and renewed the six month waiver.
Before everyone piles on President Obama, every president since Bill Clinton in 1995 has done the same thing every six months. This includes George W. Bush. The waiver has been signed out of “national security” considerations.
“I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act,” President Obama.
This is where things get interesting. President Elect Trump has promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The moving of the U.S. Embassy was a campaign promise.
The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a public law of the United States. The law was passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. The law states the United States Embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The law states Jerusalem is to be an undivided city. Jerusalem is recognized as the capital of Israel. This law was to be enacted by May 31, 1999.
To complicate the matter further, a future Palestinian state wants Jerusalem as its capital. In the spirit of the issue, the Palestinians have promised to “make life miserable” for Trump and the United States at the United Nations.
Zechariah 12:3 It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
The verse from Zechariah comes with a warning. If a country messes with Jerusalem, God will burden the country. If a country wants to “lift” Jerusalem from Israel…the Hebrew language literally states a country will be cut to pieces.
And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. In late November 2016 the world (with the exception of 12 countries) voted against Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The UN stated the nation of Israel had no lawful authority in their capital city of Jerusalem. The UN would not even say the name of the country and referred to Israel as the “occupying power”. They went on to proclaim Israel’s actions “were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever”.
United States law and the UN are on a collision course.
It has been written for all to see for approximately 2,500 years. The world is at a time of decision. Somebody is watching and warning. And He has a very sharp sword.