The Insignificance of Jerusalem

Everyone seems convinced that the recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is full of symbolism. It is, but it symbolizes rejecting God’s truth in this case.

Jerusalem was King David’s chosen royal city. He captured it as the last remaining stronghold of the Jebusites. Then he renovated the fortress and made it his palace. He later purchased a large flat spot above the fortress to the north from someone who had a threshing floor there, as the site of a future temple. A city grew there, spreading out mostly north and west from that ridge jutting out from Mount Moriah, renamed Mount Zion.

All the evangelical supporters of modern Israel make lots of noise about how Jerusalem has since that time always been the capital of Israel. In their minds, that is the very declaration of God Himself.

They keep forgetting how the whole thing rests on the Covenant of Moses. They keep forgetting that Israel forsook that covenant. They refuse to understand that modern Israel today still rejects that covenant. They refuse to understand the Judaism stands today as a continuing rejection of that Covenant. They refuse to go back and reread the Scriptures that warn how rejecting Jesus as Messiah abrogates the Covenant of Moses. Jesus fulfilled all the requirements of the Law regarding kingship and His claim as Anointed King of Israel.

Who occupies Jerusalem today has zero significance in biblical terms. That’s because the people there calling themselves “Jews” have zero connection to the Bible, seeing they reject the ancient Covenant of Moses and Jesus the Messiah. Jesus warned that Judaism — the teaching of the Pharisees — was not consistent with Moses. The Son of God declared this, so supporting modern Israel on biblical grounds is sinful. It’s blasphemous, a rejection of the gospel message. It is tantamount to crucifying our Savior again.

If you cannot see that, you stand in God’s wrath. For believers who reject this truth, it will be worse for them than it would be for common sinners who don’t profess to know Christ at all. Your tribulation in the coming days of God’s wrath on America will be more painful and more sorrowful than for those who don’t know the Lord.

Go ahead, fools; keep shaking your fist in the face of God and demand that He do things your way. That’s how Israel went into Exile. I’m waiting to see how God will do something on that scale to evangelicals who reject His Word in favor of the Dispensational heresy.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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