The Battle Over Jerusalem

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In December of 2017 President Trump publicly announced the United States is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump said, "I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

This announcement was sweet music to some and nails on a chalkboard to others.

The one thing that has happened, truth has been revealed. Truth about how Muslim leaders really feel about Israel. Not that it has been a secret but turning a blind eye is getting harder. The saying one thing in public and another in private is vanishing.

Where Is This Heading


Flag Simple Map of Turkey

In response to Trump's announcement the Turkish President responded by giving a warning to the " Trump administration that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a "red line 1" for Muslims".

"Erdogan, while speaking to Parliament, said such a step by President Trump would force Turkey to cut off all diplomatic ties with Israel. He pledged to rally other Muslim countries to oppose any move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital."1

This is the real the point of what is happening "The opposition surrounds East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967 after Arab nations launched an all-out attack against the state, the home of a large Muslim population. Both Israel and Palestinian leaders see Jerusalem as their country's rightful capital.1"

The word red line has a meaning behind it:

Red Line = means a statement, typically by a government, of acts that they regard as unacceptable and will respond to and Word Story = Red line has been used since the 1970s to denote a limit beyond which someone must not go without facing severe consequences. It suggests the idea of a physical boundary marking the limits between acceptable and unacceptable behavior, and is related to expressions such as 'cross a line' and 'draw a line in the sand'.

For Erdogan this is a warning for war.


Detailed Terrain Map of Palestine

"Palestinians froze their ties with Washington, and said they would not accept the administration as a peace broker, following Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."2

Abbas, the Palestinian President, was surprised by Trump's decision. What we are seeing is that God is the one who is truly in control.

"promised a good deal to [resolve] the conflict, and then came this unfortunate surprise, which we cannot accept."2

In response Abbas made a speech telling muslim leaders "to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks"3

Why has this created such a stir? It has created such opposition because Israel and Jerusalem belong to God of the Bible. God made a land covenant with Abraham and in the book of Joshua we find Joshua with the help of God taking the land God promised. This is the land of Israel but today it is much smaller. However God will fulfill His covenant and those insisting that "Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine,"3this will not happen. Those who oppose Trump's decision see this as "the greatest crime" and a violation of international law".3

They are ready for war and are inviting all countries to support his claim.

"I invite all countries supporting international law to recognise Jerusalem as the occupied capital of Palestine. We cannot be late any more,"3

Erdogan said "Israel is an occupying state (and) Israel is a terror state,".

The statement above is the bottom line of why they disagree with what Trump said!


"The day will come when Hezbollah's flag will fly over the honorable city of Jerusalem."

Hezbollah confirms this by stating "Israel should not act foolishly and complicate itself in a war that will be destructive for it"4 . He goes on to say that he "is stronger today and has capabilities that can destroy the Israeli Army"4

Hezbollah official warns terror group can destroy Israeli army

Iran and Hezbollah have the common goal of destroying Israel. Iran is in Lebanon for the purpose of manufacturing missiles. Israel's enemies are closing in and Israel will defend their land. This is headed towards War!

IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis warns that if Iran develops missiles in Lebanon this could lead to war.

"Lebanon has become - both by its own actions and omissions and by a blind eye from many members of the international community - one large missile factory," Manelis wrote on the Ahewar website. "It's no longer a transfer of arms, funds or consultation. Iran has de-facto opened a new branch, the 'Lebanon branch.' Iran is here," he said.5


What does God say?

Turkey and Iran

Ezekiel 38 & 39 (Gog & Magog) tell of a future war against Israel and the nations are named. Persia is Iran and Turkey is Togarmah. President Abbas is going to Africa to look for support. This is important because Lybia is in Africa.


Physical Location Map of Lebanon, within the entire continent

Isaiah 10:33 ICB Watch! The Master, the Lord of heaven's armies, will chop them down like a great tree. He will do this with his great power. Those who are great will be cut down. Those who are important will fall to the ground.
34 The Lord will cut them down as a forest is cut down with an ax. And the great trees of Lebanon will fall by the power of the Mighty One.

Zechariah 11:1 GW Open your doors, Lebanon, so that fire will be able to burn down your cedars. 2 Cry, cypress trees, because the cedars have fallen and the stately trees have been destroyed. Cry, oak trees of Bashan, because your dense forest has fallen down. 3 Listen! The shepherds are crying, because their rich pastures are destroyed. Listen! The young lions are roaring, because the lush banks of the Jordan are destroyed.

Lebanon will open themselves up to outsiders who will influence their leadership and ultimately destroy them. Lebanon is doing this now. They have allowed outside powers into their nation and they have brought war with them.

Fire in the bible represents the presence of God and His judgment.

God will defend Israel and defeat her enemies Zechariah 12 tells us the following:

  1. Jerusalem will be the center of conflict
  2. Jerusalem and Judah will be attacked
  3. Christ, God, will defend Jerusalem and Israel
  4. Christ will completely destroy the nations
  5. The people of Jerusalem and Israel will see and accept Jesus as their awaited Messiah (Zechariah 12:10,13:1,9)

The events happening today take us closer to the return of blessed Lord Jesus Christ.


  1. Erdogan: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is 'red line' for Muslims
  2. 'Oslo Accords are dead,' Abbas tells Israeli left-wing leader
  3. Palestinian President Calls On UN To Replace U.S. As Mediator In Peace Process

Current News on War Over Jerusalem

Nikki Haley’s full address to the UNSC
Posted on Thursday May 31, 2018

Posted on Monday May 14, 2018

UN Human Rights Council approves 5 new anti-Israel resolutions, slammed by US
Posted on Monday March 26, 2018

Nikki Haley: President Trump’s peace plan nearly finished
Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

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Sherri Bledsoe

Sherri Bledsoe is an Ordain Minister who has been studying God's Word since 2003. She has spoken at churches, nursing homes and has taught bible classes for many years. Living His Word Ministries was established in June 2008 and went live on the internet in 2013. Our Ministry is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ by speaking scripture only. This ministry is a 501c3 and helps those in need per scripture. We do take donations or offerings.

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