Monday, May 14, 2018

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah. 2 Samuel 5:4-5

In Jerusalem, David reigned...3,000 years ago. The new king of Israel has not yet come, but today in Jerusalem, the United States moves its embassy back to the capital of Israel. And the angry seas of the end times have risen up in protest.

So what does that have to do with us way over here? A question that may arise today, but most of us do watch Israel in these times since so much of the end times prophecy concerns the Holy Land. This may be the start of the next stage. It may lead to that treaty which will kick off the final seven years. It may... not seem to do much. We have waited what seems a long time to us since we first learned of the Tribulation, the Antichrist, and of our Lord's return to claim us from the world's darkness. We may well wonder if this ceremony today will move it along.

Yes, there are days when the darkness presses on us that we long for the Rapture of the Church and the return of our Lord Jesus. We may run to the scriptures to see if we can mine a verse or sentence which definitively or vaguely or just might say that this event today means something that would allow us to determine the day and hour of our Lord's appearance in the clouds of His glory. But, it won't happen. Jesus said that no man knows that appointed time, only the Father in Heaven. Sorry, as auspicious as this day is, it isn't going to give away the answer.

Have a great day in Christ Jesus, and wait patiently for His time!


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