Commentary By: Gordon King
I have had a message from the Lord: “Seek not the wisdom of man but be obedient to Me. For My ways are not your ways, and My thoughts are not your thoughts. While things in this world don’t always make sense to you, hold fast to My words, humble yourself before Me, honor Me with your works, this is My will for you. Do what I say and you will be blessed.
Some of what I write about is controversial, and many may not agree with me, yet I shall do it for the honor and glory of the Lord. This is what the good Lord is telling me is the truth, believe it or not!
The good Lord has made with us an everlasting covenant, a covenant which can never be broken, a covenant which is unconditional and everlasting. So just what is that covenant you may be asking yourself? It is a covenant which God has offered to all people, it is a free gift of eternal life. Believe in My Son Jesus Christ, repent of your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior and you shall have eternal life! This is the covenant God has made with all who are born-again, all who can call themselves children of the Most High God of the universe!
We have been sealed with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our inheritance, a guarantee of our everlasting salvation! Ours is better than gold, more valuable than anything found on earth, and it shall last for eternity! And nothing shall ever separate us from the love of God, nothing! Nothing or no one shall ever snatch us out of His mighty hands, nothing! He shall not lose one who came to Him, not one!
This is the covenant that God has made with those who have accepted His Son Jesus Christ, these are the ones who call out Abba, Father, God!
By the very same token, God has made an everlasting covenant with the Jews, His chosen people! He made this covenant unconditional, not depending upon what they do or don’t do, it all rests upon God’s shoulders. God made the covenant between Him and Abram.
‘When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” ‘
God made an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants, to be their God, to bless them, and to give them the land of Israel as an everlasting possession! This includes the city of Jerusalem, the city where God wrote His name!
If this is not the truth or if God will not keep His promises to the Jews, then what makes us think as believers and followers of Jesus Christ that He will honor His covenant with us? Why would we then believe that we are saved and always will be? Why would we believe that we will go to heaven, or that we have inherited the promises of God?!
The point is that we must believe that what God did between Himself and the Jews is the truth and that God will always uphold His covenant with them, or we might as well not believe any of it at all! God is truth and light, He is love, and there is no evil or lies in Him, for God cannot lie!
I believe that God will do what He said to Abraham, and I also believe that He will do what He told us that He would do for us!
The city of Jerusalem is God’s chosen city, the city where Jesus Christ Himself will rule the earth! A holy city, a city given unto the Jews as an everlasting possession.
We must as believers in Jesus Christ honor God, that means that we must do some things in this world which go against the wisdom of the world, we must do some things which seem out of the ordinary, some things which seem to go against what our own wisdom tells us is the right thing to do or not do.
We must as a people of God recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, for by doing so we are not giving honor to the Jews but to God Himself! We are telling God that we trust in Him, that we trust in His covenants, that we trust in His words to us. By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel we are giving God the glory that He deserves, we are blessing God for who He is and for what He has done and is now doing!
It’s not enough to say that we trust God if we don’t back it up with actions! It’s not enough to say we follow Christ if we don’t also trust Him. The Jews are God’s chosen people, and we need to honor that, but Jerusalem is also God’s chosen city, and we need to also honor that.
The world is full of evil, brought on by evil spirits in the world. And when a believer becomes closer to God then he or she will suffer some attacks from these evil spirits, believe me I know, it has happened to me numerous times! When we do God’s will then evil spirits become outraged, they will seek to stop us, and they will seek to destroy our relationship with God, by whatever means, by whatever actions they must take!
God tells us in Genesis 12:3
Now the Lord had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
God was the one who said this not me, it was the Lord who said to bless Israel not I, I am just a messenger of the Lord, believe it or not!
God says that He will bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you, and in you all of the families of the earth shall be blessed!
Do you really believe for one minute that God meant that this was merely Abraham He was talking about? No! It was Abraham and his descendants, the Jews and the nation of Israel! They are His chosen people, Israel His chosen nation, and Jerusalem His chosen city!
“But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
2 chronicles 33:7
“He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever“
Jesus Christ will rule the earth from the city of Jerusalem!
“Then the moon will be disgraced
And the sun ashamed;
For the Lord of hosts will reign
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
And before His elders, gloriously.“
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.“
Where else on earth would God rule from but the city of Jerusalem? The city where He put His name, the city where He dwells. The throne of God has always been in the city of Jerusalem, no other place on earth!
We can choose to listen to God and obey Him, to honor Him, or we can choose not to. We can honor God by standing for what is right in the face of adversity, and if it is the right thing to do then God will see us through, then we will be blessed.
Or we can choose to cower down in the face of adversity, in the face of worldly wisdom and do nothing, which in fact places us on the side of evil in the world. And if we side with evil in the world then how will we be blessed by God?!
It isn’t enough to just say that we are Christians if we choose to do nothing at all. It isn’t pleasing to God if we do not honor Him, His city, His nation, His people! We should stand beside the Jews in support, with loyalty, not necessarily for them but for God, because God tells us that it’s the holy and righteous thing to do!
And I have been told in no uncertain terms that I am wrong in this, well then so be it, I would rather side with what God tells me is the right thing to do then man! I have also been told that if Christians want so bad to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem now then why didn’t they push to do it 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago? Good question. And the only true answer to that question is that it wasn’t the right time! It has been 70 years since the birth of the nation of Israel, a prophetic time, and a prophetic number of years in the eyes of God! Now is the time, it is a prophetic time to support Israel, to support the Jews, and to support God in this historic move, to announce that Jerusalem is in fact the capital of Israel! God’s nation, God’s holy city, the place where He put His name, the city where He dwells! The Holy Spirit is moving within the people of God, moving them to do the right thing, to do what is righteous and holy despite what the world thinks!
Should we fear the Muslims, fear what they might think, what they might do? We all should know that Islam is not a religion of peace, that it is a false religion, a religion led by demonic powers and spirits. Please tell me just where in the Quran does it mention the name of Jerusalem, just one time?! No you cannot, because it doesn’t! If it were such a holy city to the Muslims then why is it not mentioned even one time in the Quran? Yet we find it written in the bible over 800 times! 800! So, do we do what the Muslims want us to do, a religion based on murder, hatred, and death? Or do we do what God says is holy and righteous? Do we stand for righteousness in the face of adversity like Elijah did against 850 false prophets of Baal, or do we give into them?
The bible has proven itself to be a true, accurate, and reliable book of history, facts, and God’s written word. It is so much more than merely words written on paper, but the living word of God Almighty! It will never be fully understood, and the mysteries it contains are endless, timeless!
So why should we as believers and followers of Jesus Christ be afraid to stand for God’s city, for God’s nation, and for God’s chosen people? What and whom do we fear? Have we not been given a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind? Are we told not to fear but trust in God? And if we are truly believers in Jesus Christ then don’t we have faith in God and His promises to us? Or has our faith dwindled to the point of not trusting God, of not believing His words? If I am told to back down because of fear then what good is my faith in God? What is the point of even being a Christian?
As believers in Jesus Christ we have been adopted as sons and daughters of God, we have also been grafted into the Jewish lineage. We cannot be Christians without the Jewish faith, but we can be Jewish without the Christian faith! We need Israel more than Israel needs us, and we need the blessings of God more than we need His curses!
The prophecies of the bible are all lining up, all in preparation for the rapture of the church, the Tribulation period, the coming of the Antichrist, the abomination of desolation, and the second coming of Jesus Christ! Whether or not we like what is coming, whether or not we like what the bible tells us will happen, it will happen, just as God told us it would! We need to make a stand, either with God or not, either with His chosen people, nation, and city or not! The choice is ours to make. Whatever we did or didn’t do 50 or 20 years ago is not the real question here, but what will we do now?!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!