Jerusalem is mentioned 800 times in the Bible and was divided many times in the past. Jerusalem means “City of Peace,” but was destroyed, rebuilt, conquered, and re-conquered more times than any other city in living history. Jerusalem a city in Israel for several years divided between Israel and Jordan with the Old City on the Jordan side. In 1967, the Six-Day War led to the reuniting of the city under Israeli sovereignty. U.S. backed peace process seeks to split the city once again to divide Jerusalem so contentious issue in Middle East peace talks. Israel maintains Jerusalem, eternal undivided capital. Palestinians want eastern part for the capital of a future state. Sadly Jerusalem will be divided according to the Word of God in Matthew 24:15 and Daniel 11&12. The attempt to RESTORE GOD’S HOLY TEMPLE MOUNT according to Daniel 9:27 to remove antiChrist’s sacrilegious desolation desecration by a 7 year peace treaty causes Armageddon war. Only when the children of Israel cry out to God then time comes for God to make HIS Move because God hears their groanings God Remembers HIS COVENANT with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob in Exodus 2:24 and delivers them as God did through Moses. God will send Moses again to help deliver Israel from oppression. Circumstances cause God to act to carry out HIS purposes fulfilling HIS promises. So if suffering some sort of bondage or pain for what seems a very long time we can rest assured God hears our cries. HE remembers the covenant we have in Him through our Messiah Yeshua, providing a way out of spiritual bondage and into our inheritance if we accept Yeshua. God is TRUE to all HIS promises yet all still need to keep crying out to YAHWEH in Jesus Name for HIS deliverance waiting in faith and hopeful expectation to move on our behalf in spiritual or physical earthly afflictions.God is not deaf or aloof to our suffering HIS ARM is not too short to save. Bible in Matthew
5:11-12 says, “Blessed are you when others revile, persecute and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets before you. So righteous cry out and the LORD hears them; HE delivers them from all their troubles says Psalm 34:17. The antiChrist peace agreement with Israel will see the Temple Mount divided between Jews and Gentiles. This suggest Jerusalem will be divided as part of that agreement. The Bible says a reed like a measuring rod is used to measure temple of God and the altar with its worshipers. But excludes outer court not measured because it is given to Gentiles. They will trample on the HOLY CITY for 42 months in Revelation 11:1-2. The Restricted Temple Mount for 19 years divided before 6 days war wants the further division of Jerusalem. The forces of antiChrist will invade and capture whole of Jerusalem as God gathers all nations to Jerusalem to fight against the city to be captured, the houses ransacked and women violated. Half of the city will go into exile but rest of the people not taken from city says Zechariah 14:2. Bible prophecy predicts the attempts of dividing Jerusalem outcome in Zechariah 12:2-3 and says, God will make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. So Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, all the nations of the earth will gather against her yet God makes Jerusalem an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it injure themselves. Jerusalem concerns all nations of world against Israel who want God’s Holy City divided. Prophecy says attempts to do so unsuccessful as effort to gather against Jerusalem Makes God YAHWEH directly intervene to save Israel. In Zechariah 14:2 Jerusalem being attacked is the final battle before the Lord returns. “I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women violated. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.” This confirms that prior to that last battle Jerusalem will be undivided. Based on prophecies it is hard to believe the current talk about dividing Jerusalem will result in actually happening. But if it does, Zechariah’s prophecy says it will only be temporary. Jesus literally returns to earth to Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in Zechariah 14:4 at conclusion of Great Tribulation. The nations on earth will be judged for their conduct towards the Jewish nation and for dividing of God’s Holy Land. God, will gather nations and bring them to Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among nations and divide up my land says Joel 3:2. God destroys destroyers of Jerusalem so the spoil taken from Israel and divided land will be restored back again by the Lord God. So YAHWEH Redeems Israel in the Past, Present and Future. God’s promises to Moses accomplished four redemptive acts: God brought out the Israelites from their suffering in Egypt, rescued them from slavery, redeemed from oppression with outstretched arm, and takes them as HIS own nation (am). So these four promises called the Four Expressions of Redemption traditionally commemorated during Passover Seder meal with four cups of wine. Each act of deliverance written in Exodus 6:6–7, God used the following Hebrew words:
• Hotzeiti (הוֹצֵאתִי) is I will bring out;
• Hitzalti (הִצַּלְתִּי), means I will rescue;
• Ga’alti (גָאַלְתִּי) means I will redeem;
• Lakachti (לָקַחְתִּי), means I will take.
Jewish men wear tallitot prayer shawls pray with tefillin (phylacteries) and the siddurim (Jewish prayer books).God also makes a fifth expression of redemption. HE promises to bring(heveiti הֵבֵאתִי) HIS people back into their own land. I will bring [heveiti] Jews to the land I SWORE with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I give to you as your possession I am the LORD in Exodus 6:8. So 2 thousand years ago, Jewish people lived in Promised Land, fifth expression commemorated during Seder with a fifth cup of wine. God rescued Jewish people from exile bringing them back into their Land fifth cup represents the complete Redemption through Messiah Yeshua. It is this fifth cup at Passover Seder, called the Cup of Elijah, left untouched for the Prophet Elijah expected to return to the earth to herald the coming of Messiah and His Messianic REIGN.
Five silver cups filled to the brim with red wine during Passover Seder, meal commemorates the Exodus redemption. Largest Cup of Elijah remains untouched throughout the meal. Elijah and Moses are expected to come back soon to Israel to evangelise GOD’S people. God worked great salvation miracles through Elijah who never died and was raptured alive in GOD’S golden chariot. Will collaborate with Moses who never entered promised land to help save countless multitudes in the end-times. When God speaks Words it is done as HE said always so be ready.
For God will gather the nations against Jerusalem to battle and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled but the rest of the people will not be cut of from city. Isaiah 13:6 states, Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from Almighty God. Isaiah 13:9 says Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger to make the land desolate And He will exterminate sinners from it. In Joel 2:1, Bible says blow trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on God’s HOLY mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming surely it is near says Zechariah 14:14. Judah will fight at Jerusalem and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold, silver, garments in great abundance. The invaders will take spoil and rejoice for invading GOD’S people however, in the midst of their celebrations God will take vengeance on behalf of Israel. The attacks are to shake both the Jews and Gentiles in the whole world that God is restoring the earth as He planned originally. The events warn people about REAL LIFE changes taking place globally. GOD’S PLACES of RIGHTEOUSNESS and HONOUR will not be left or forsaken as God’s PRESENCE is ever before Israel.” Isaiah 4:5 says the LORD creates upon every dwelling place of MOUNT ZION upon assemblies a cloud and smoke by day, and shining flaming fire by night for upon all the glory shall be DEFENCE. GOD’S GLORY, Jesus’ Glory, Children of God’s glory is not given to anyone else. Recently God sent HIS CLOUD over the nation to protect them from attacks. So will soon send YESHUA Rock of Ages to crush all enemies forever in Jesus Name for ETERNAL PEACE. Although it seems these events centre around Jerusalem all nations are drawn into the conflict one way or another. Consequentially it is in the interest of everyone to make a right decision to be in the Good Book of God. Malachi 4:1 says, Behold the day is coming, burning like a furnace and all arrogant evildoers will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the middle. Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20 says, the sun will be turned into darkness and moon into blood before the day of the Lord. Joel 3:14 says multitudes multitudes, in the valley of decision for day of the Lord YAHWEH. Malachi 4:5 says Behold, God will send Elijah and Moses the prophet before the Coming of the day of the Lord God. Through Moses, God preserves HIS people but plagues and judgments called makot in Hebrew destroy enemies. God PROVED HIS position as the One True God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, so the gods of Pharaoh, Egyptians had no power over YAHWEH’S people. During the endtimes Moses again brings deliverance to Israel but destruction to God’s enemies. Bible warns the world to watch out for these events happening and unfolding right before this generation. The ONLY WAY there will ever be peace in the Middle East is if Yeshua Jesus the Sar Shalom Prince of Peace is reigning in hearts and minds of the people and returns physically to live in Israel. So the most crucial thing to do is belong to God personally and be saved in Jesus Name.