The struggle for the city of Jerusalem is as old as the old and New Testaments of the Bible. So the present struggle for control of the city in the 21st Century, should not surprise you. Many wars have been fought in time past for the control of Jerusalem, often because of the sinful nature of the Israelites in ancient times. The city has been in the control of the Babylonians, the Romans, the Barbarians and during the Ottoman Empire, the Jews and Christian Israelis were scattered as Islamic jihadist took over the biblical land mass of Israel. At that point, Jerusalem remained untouched because of the revered Holy Temple, King Solomon built for God. And the Christian faith propagated by Jesus Christ, whom the Muslims recognized as a Holy Prophet of God born through divine conception by Mary.
The Islamic jihadist recognized the position of Jerusalem as the Holy place of God Almighty; in order to plant their own relevance to the city, a Mosque was built right in a portion of the grounds of the Holy Temple. Knowing fully well that the Jews considered the Temple as a sacred Holy place of worship, especially the Western Wall, known as the Wailing Wall. Just like their cousins, the Muslims considered the Mosque built on the Temple Mount as the second holist after the one in Mecca.
The Christians on the other hand, placed no importance on either the Holy Temple, which is revered by the Jews nor the Temple Mosque of the Muslims. Simply because they regarded Jesus Christ as the living temple, not built by human hands but sent by God to redeem mankind; prayers offered through the name of Jesus were more effective than those at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The relevance of the old Temple was destroyed when Jesus Christ was crucified on the Cross of Calvary, and the curtain covering the Holy of Holies was torn thereby exposing the most sacred sanctum of Judaism.
Jerusalem has in recent years seen so much blood shed, because of the battle for control of the city. The question is can you fight for a city that neither of you own; Israel or Palestinians?
God Almighty chose for himself, the city of Jerusalem, which is translated the City of Peace. From ancient times, Jerusalem has been a city of diversity of residents; Jews, Greeks, Egyptians, Crete, Cyrene, Arabs, Ethiopians, Serbians to name but a few, under the control of the Jews. The spiritual interest in who governs or own the city is part of the matrix of the new World Order. The Anti-Christ reign will be incomplete without the fraternity of those controlling the city God Almighty chose as His own!
The role of the United States in who controls Jerusalem is based on the spiritual uprightness of the world! Israel remain the custodian of the spiritual uprightness of God; because the salvation and the redemption of mankind was through a Jew, Jesus Christ, the reconciler. Jerusalem firmly in the hands of Israel is a prophesy fulfilled, it begins the seven years of the Anti-Christ calendar which started in 2018.
Israel will begin the reconstruction of the Temple Mount as more countries of the World move their Embassies to Jerusalem, in recognition of the city as the capital of the Jewish nation instead of Tel Aviv. The construction of the Temple Mount, where the Jews will once again offer sacrifices to the God of Moses, will spark off the worst crisis the world has ever known. Daniel 9:25-27 “ Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time.
And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off, and shall have nothing; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war; desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”
Matt 24:15 “So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;”
The Anti-Christ knows that the Muslims have no covenant with God concerning Jerusalem, it is only the Jews. Mean while, the only true inheritors of Jerusalem are the Christians. He also know that Islam existed only to usurp and create a parallel religion that tries to rubbish Jesus son ship of God and his salvation powers. Grossly distorting the Holy Scriptures, by substituting facts for falsehood.
The unfolding events all over the world, especially, those championed by President Donald Trump of the United States is the anti-christ package to cause confusion in the world economy, political instability in nations and an isolation of the US. The gradual withdrawal of the United States from United Nations agencies including funding is a critical watershed in their eventual winding up.
The role the Antichrist will play in the actualization of the total restoration of Israel as a nation, is not because of the love for Israel, but to achieve the hidden agenda to declare himself in Jerusalem at the appointed time and season – within the seven years reign permitted by God for him to rule.