The Cup Of Trembling…Zechariah 12

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)

A stunning portent of the truth of Zechariah’s prophecy has emerged through the recent resolution passed by UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), denied the ancient connection between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount, the site of the First and second Temple and the holiest site in Judaism.

UNESCO had previously re-assigned the shrine at the tomb of the Patriarchs,Abraham,Isaac,Jacob and Sarah,Rebecca and Leah, as a Muslim historical site. The UN organization did the same to the tomb of Rachel,the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.

Thankfully there were six nations which voted against this latest outrage, the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany and Estonia.

Russia,China and Germany all voted in support of this abominable travesty, along with 21 other nations, mostly Muslim but including Mexico and Viet Nam.

The Bible warns that the issue of Jerusalem would become the center of world attention and a “literal cup of trembling” and “a Heavy stone” in the path of the so called “progressive” (Globalistic) vision of the world powers that be.

Consider the significance of Jerusalem itself; it is the only city on earth of which the Gd of the Bible has said “I will put my name there, forever”. It is “the city of the great King”, Mt zion on the sides of the North, and is the place that God dwelt among his people Israel, in the Temple.

Jerusalem is also the place where “our Lord was crucified”, in short, the place where Satan was dealt a fatal blow, and also it is the place where the Messiah is predicted to “put his feet on the Mt of Olives” when he returns.

Of course the city has long languished under conquerors, since the temple of Solomon and then the second temple were destroyed, and the nation was sent into a long, dark night, of exile, banishment and judgment.

Jerusalem is important to the “global community” as well; it is the only city cut into two distinct portions by the U.N., which deliberates about a sixth of its time over the “status of Jerusalem”, which  is considered an “international city”. It is the focal pint of the world’s three monotheistic religions. Israel proclaims Jerusalem as its indivisible capitol, but the UN declares that “East Jerusalem” is the capitol of the “Palestinian State”.

Recently a controversy over a passport application in the United States went all the way to the Supreme Court, merely because a US citizen claimed his birthplace as “Jerusalem,Israel”. The United States official position is that Jerusalem is not part of Israel, and thus no passport can be issued which declares that the place of birth is Jerusalem,Israel.

True to this prophecy, the nations of the world are in great turmoil about the so-called “status” of Jerusalem. Though Jerusalem is manifestly the capital of the State of Israel, virtually none of the nations of the world will put an Embassy there, including the USA. They fear inflaming the Moslem near neighbors of Israel.

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The idea of a cup of trembling is a judgment administered , which causes the neighboring nations, to reel, to go mad, to lose the capacity for sound judgment which leads to self-destruction.

In the hand of the LORD is a cup
full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
drink it down to its very dregs. Psalm 75:8

The Obama administration has attempted to make the appeasement of the Muslim world a centerpiece of its foreign policy. Therefore it has taken an unprecedented US stance toward Israel especially regarding Jerusalem and Judea. See Obama and Judea

Obama and his secretary of state have called for a strict “no natural growth” policy for Judea,(The West Bank), and they severely condemned Israel for approving the building of housing Units in East Jerusalem. see Administration Condemns Jerusalem Housing.

Islam has been claiming that Jerusalem has never been anything but a Muslim city, one of the “holiest’ sites of the Muslim faith. Yet the Koran doesn’t mention Jerusalem by name anywhere.

In its effort to erase any sign of Jewish history in Jerusalem, the Wafq, the Muslim custodianship of the temple mount, has been moving tons of rubble from beneath the surface of the site of the temple, dumping it in gravel pits outside of the city. Archeologists are finding priceless artifacts of the previous two temples in the rubble.

There is a reference in the Koran to “Al Aqsa”, literally, the “farthest place” from Mecca, where Mohammed supposedly rode a winged horse en route to a heavenly Muslim prayer meeting with Jesus and Moses.It is interesting that in Obama’s Cairo speech to the Muslim world, he referenced this obscure story, “the Isra” , the sole Muslim claim to Jerusalem, and that only by inference.

The Bible ,however has more than 800 direct references to Jerusalem. It is “the city of the great King”, the “Joy of the whole earth”, Mt Zion, the sight of the future capital of the world, the counterpart to “the heavenly Jerusalem”. God is “zealous for Jerusalem with a great fury” we are told earlier in Zechariah.

Jerusalem, we are told by our Lord Jesus, will be trodden under foot of the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

“…Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled…”(Luke 21:24)

For the time being, Jerusalem lies in unbelief, it  is as “Sodom and Egypt”, (Revelation 11) ,but is destined to be the city where Righteousness dwells, and out of which the Law of the Lord shall stream forth to all of the world. No wonder there is such a storm around it.

The UN wants to make it an international city, the Vatican wants custodianship over it, Islam claims it as one of its holiest sites, The Gentiles insist on it being divided into two cities, One the capital of the “Palestinian” state,the other side the capital of the Jewish state. Islam doesn’t like the name Jerusalem, they call it “Al Quds”, and so did a senior Obama security advisor in a speech recently. There is a storm brewing exactly as the Prophet said it would, God is making Jerusalem a cup of trembling, making mad the nations of the world.

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17 Responses to The Cup Of Trembling…Zechariah 12

  1. Reblogged this on The Narrow Way and commented:
    For my atheist friends….there are so many prophecies that are being fulfilled right now. Ezekiel 36 and 37 have already been fulfilled. Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be fulfilled soon. Jerusalem is one of the most difficult problems in the world…just as the Old Testament prophet Zechariah prophesied. He also prophesied the name of the Messiah and that the Jews will one day “look upon him whom they pierced” (predicting the crucifixion) and mourn and come to Christ. The Bible certainly is a super-natural book!

  2. Jeanne T. says:

    FTA: “In its effort to erase any sign of Jewish history in Jerusalem, the Wafq, the Muslim custodianship of the temple mount, has been moving tons of rubble from beneath the surface of the site of the temple, dumping it in gravel pits outside of the city. Archeologists are finding priceless artifacts of the previous two temples in the rubble.”

    So they can’t even win for losing. They think they are destroying evidence of Israel’s ancient history, yet they aren’t smart enough to realize that everything they are removing is still evidence, no matter where they dump it. Archeology confirms the veracity of the Bible every time. Satan has always tried to wipe out the Jewish people, and destroying archeological evidence is one way he tries to eliminate the evidence of their historical existence. Prophecy also powerfully confirms the reliability of the Bible, but most Christians, sadly, are not studying the prophecies of the Old Testament (most of them are not even studying their Bibles at all), and sadly many pastors aren’t be teaching it. Yet it is one of the most powerful evangelistic tools we have.

    The animosity of the current Administration toward Israel should be obvious to everyone who calls themselves a Christian.

  3. Marleen says:

    “Thankfully there were six nations which voted against this latest outrage, the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany and Estonia.

    “Russia,China and Germany all voted in support of this abominable travesty, along with 21 other nations…” (Quoted directly from above article)

    I suppose either line can be chosen by a given reader, for instance favoring the second option if looking for an excuse to agree with Trump putting down Merkel.

  4. Marleen says:

    Clinton’s foreign policy adviser, Laura Rosenberer expressed disappointment in the UNeSCO resolution in a statement:

    “It’s Outrageous that UNESCO would deny the deep, historic connection between Judaism and the Temple Mount,” Rosenberer said. “As Secretary of State, Hillary fought to defend Israel against biased resolutions like there at the United Nations and other international organizations and would proudly do so again as President.”

    Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/77140/trump-supports-jewish-claim-jerusalem-white-house-clinton-decry-resolution/#lWEv3iUrU1T05rbM.99

    I’m concerned about this misleading heading (the title for this just linked by me). After the heading, the actual story starts this way: The UNESCO resolution erasing all connection between Judaism and Jerusalem generated strong reactions from all quarters, with the two presidential candidates stating unequivocally what their policy will be concerning Israel.

  5. Marleen says:

    Good link, though, Roger, on revised/doctored “Bible.”

  6. Roger says:

    Thanks Marleen.. 🙂

    I have also posted a reply to you on Bill’s previous blog (Trump) giving further info. on the ‘anointings’

  7. Marleen says:

    Thank you Roger. I will look.

    Also: tried to post earlier…
    POINT OF INTEREST

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/opinion/cultural-destruction-as-a-war-crime.html?_r=0

  8. Jeanne T. says:

    ““Thankfully there were six nations which voted against this latest outrage, the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany and Estonia.”

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-correction-crosses-out-israel-as-location-of-jerusalem/article/2603326

  9. Marleen says:

    http://m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Report-Trump-draws-jeers-at-Republican-event-tells-crowd-he-doesnt-want-their-money-436308#article=6023MUMwMDQ5QzJFM0IyOEU2MDg3RDZCOTBEQjVGNTY3NEM=
    By DANIEL J. ROTH,REUTERS
    Fri, 04 Dec 2015, 01:42 AM

    The crowd was further dismayed after Trump questioned Israel’s commitment to peace, and refused to affirm Jerusalem as united capital.

    US Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump on Thursday questioned Israel’s commitment to a two-state solution, refused to declare his support for a united Jerusalem, joked about Jewish stereotypes ….

    Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) summit in Washington, Trump struggled to win over the the politically savvy crowd….

    • Marleen says:

      http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/trump-carson-flop-jewish-republicans-216411
      By Ben Schreckinger
      12/03/15 06:16 PM EST
      Updated 12/03/15 10:04 PM EST

      Trump began the day in a hole with this crowd after questioning Israel’s commitment to making peace with Palestine in an interview ahead of the summit. “A lot will have to do with Israel and whether or not Israel wants to make the deal — whether or not Israel’s willing to sacrifice certain things,” Trump told The Associated Press of the prospects for peace in the region. “They may not be.”

  10. Jeanne T. says:

    “Israel reveals the hearts of men, and Jerusalem will sift the nations.” – Philip Haney

  11. Marleen says:

    Too bad Milania never did the news conference the Donald promised, to prove she’s got all her papers in order. But nobody cares, right? She’s white and pretty (like Putin).

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/10/19/obamas-halfbrother-and-trumps-debate-guest-is-a-supporter-of-hamas-n2234690?utm_source=TopBreakingNewsCarousel&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingNewsCarousel

    Extreme Vetting: Obama’s Half-Brother and Trump’s Debate Guest is a Supporter of Islamic Terror Group Hamas
    Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich |Posted: Oct 19, 2016 12:00 PM
    Malik has been an outspoken opponent of the President and a vocal supporter of Donald Trump. There’s just one big problem: He’s a supporter of the Iranian backed Islamic terror organization Hamas.

  12. Marleen says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/middleeast/israel-unesco-jerusalem-holy-site/
    In a letter from Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett following the vote, Israel announced it will freeze all professional activities with UNESCO.

    US State Department spokesman Mark Toner also criticized the decision. “We are deeply concerned about these kinds of recurring, politicized resolutions that do nothing to advance constructive results on the ground. And we don’t believe they should be adopted,” Toner said.

    The United States stopped funding UNESCO in 2011 over the organization’s acceptance of a Palestinian bid for full membership.

    ……

    The draft decision will go before a full plenary of the UNESCO Executive Board on Tuesday. It will either be adopted unanimously, or be the subject of further debate and a possible vote.

  13. Marleen says:

    “Evangelicals” ?
    Are you really ready to fall for KGB style double-speak?

    Wed. Oct. 19th 5:13:30 PM Eastern –>
    Jason Miller — Trump’s Senior Communications Advisor — quote: People want a change in direction, upwards of seventy-six percent of the people… When the President’s, when the President’s, uh, half-brother, uh, even he, thinks that we need to change in direction, uh, I mean, that tells you what the American public thinks.

  14. Jeanne T. says:

    The nations are acting out Psalm 2.


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