God spoke through the prophet Zechariah saying: “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.” That’s how the New International Version translates the verse.
The King James Version words it like this: “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.” (Zechariah 12:2)
Here is the latest Michael Snyder article headline …
Jerusalem Is About To Become A Cup Of Trembling As Trump Considers Historic Move
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Haaretz / Dec 01, 2017 8:05 PM
Trump Expected to Delay Embassy Move, but Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Amir Tibon (Washington, D.C.) Dec 01, 2017 8:05 PM
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a presidential waiver delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, breaking his campaign promise on the matter for the second time since entering the White House.
But a senior administration official said Friday that Trump is likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in a speech on Wednesday. The White House has remained officially mum on the subject.
Trump’s decision, which would be in line with long-standing American policy, breaks an election promise he made to move the embassy to Jerusalem, the second president to break such a promise after George W. Bush.
The waiver has been signed by every U.S. president since 1995, and is valid for six months at a time. Former U.S. President Barack Obama signed it during the last weeks of his term. Trump signed it himself for the first time last June, prompting praise from the Palestinians and disappointment from Israel.
The LA Times reported on Thursday that Trump is likely to sign the waiver again, but that at a recent discussion on the subject, he expressed anger about having to do so, and stated that postponing the move indefinitely is “unacceptable.” The report also said that Trump asked his aides to prepare a plan of how to eventually move the embassy, even if such a move would be carried out immediately.
Only this week, Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump is actively considering how to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. “As we speak, President Donald Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence said at an event marking the 70th anniversary of a United Nations vote that called for the establishment of Israel.
A dominant figure who in the past pushed for the embassy move is U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. During the election campaign, it was Friedman who, in interviews with both the American and the Israeli media, repeatedly stressed Trump’s promise to move the embassy. Last December, when Trump appointed him as ambassador, he said he would work to strengthen ties between America and Israel, “and look forward to doing this from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”
Here is the entire Zechariah prophecy for your consideration …
A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.
The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: 2 “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. 4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the Lord. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. 5 Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.’
6 “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.
7 “The Lord will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. 8 On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
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