As the whole world knows, on December 21, 2017 the United Nations (stands for Usually Nothing) voted to “null and void” the US acknowledgment of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Now really, who cares, right? The non-binding vote was 128-9 against the US with 35 wise nations abstaining and 21 cowardly nations not even showing up to vote.
Our courageous US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warned them before the vote with these words, “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit. America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.”
She went on to warn them that “she was taking names.” A few days later she cut the US contribution to the UN by $285 million. Don’t you just love it when someone stands up for themselves. By-the-way, I believe you have just heard from the next Secretary of State and the first female President of the United States of America.
The nations that voted in support of the US were Israel, Guatemala, Togo, Honduras, Micronesia, Nauru, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Now we can all go snorkeling at Micronesia because God will surely bless their reefs with lots of fish. And with the tax break just passed you actually may be able to afford a plane ticket to Micronesia.
Guatemala has already declared they are moving their embassy to Jerusalem. The main reason given is because the President of Guatemala is an evangelical Christians as is thirty to forty percent of the population of Guatemala. We can expect several other Central America countries to do the same. Christians, Jews and Israel standing together – it’s about time.
The UN and Zechariah
These 128 “against folk” are so incredibly ignorant I am sure they have no ideas they are fulfilling Bible prophecy and bringing God’s judgment on themselves and their nations. Fulfilling Bible prophecy – really? That dusty old book that God-haters have tried to destroy for centuries – you know; the book many of our politicians, media and educators despise and are afraid your children might read.
Maybe they are afraid they might read something written by a guy name Zechariah. Zechariah was a prophet of the One True God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God gave Zechariah a prophetic vision about events that are actually happening in our times. He wrote down the vision about 2500 years ago. This should not be hard to for us to believe since God, who is outside of time and knows the end from the beginning, can share some of his future secrets with His spokespersons. Can you just imagine Zechariah speaking to our ignorant press journalist at the briefing from the steps of the “God House-Temple Mount in Jerusalem.”
Here is what he said, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness [reeling] to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah [West Bank] and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone [boundary marker] for all peoples; all who would heave it away [remove Jerusalem from Israeli sovereignty and its eternal capital] will surely be cut in pieces [a covenant term meaning destroyed], though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:2-3, 9).
WOW – can you imagine how the “fake news” journalists would have reported that press briefing? If you are not familiar with Zechariah, I urge you to read Zechariah 12 right away because we are living in Zechariah 12 today. Please take the time to do this. You can pray and declare the words written in this chapter over events taking place in our world. This is how you partner with God to bring His will from heaven to earth.
When you finish reading Zechariah 12, immediately read Psalm 2. You can lay Psalm 2 right on top of Zechariah 12 as they are speaking about the same events and the same time in history, the time in which we are living.
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
While we will have many challenges in 2018 including wars and rumors of wars and shaking of the established order, both domestic and foreign, both good and bad, do not fear these things. Do not look at the messy micro of man (evening news) but look at the mighty macro of God (His Word).
The Word of God promises “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD. And all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the kingdom is the LORD’s and He rules over the nations” (Psalm 22:27-28). You can bet your life on it.
Beloved Ones – the King-Messiah is coming for His people.
Are you prepared to meet Him face-to-face?