Skip to comments.A Cup Of Trembling...Zechariah 12
Posted on 09/09/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
This is a reprint of an article I did two years ago. I posted it because of developments in the conflict between Israel and Iran brought one senior Israeli official to remark that we are entering the most fateful 50 days since the Yom Kippur war. This as well as the fact that a major political party in the US agreed to disavow God and Jerusalem, and when the wiser among them realized the potential political fallout, they were loudly booed when they tried to put God and Israel back into the platform.
This is 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 spirit of man within him, declares: I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 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. (Zechariah 12:1-3)
The last chapters of Zechariah have an amazing relevance to the world situation we see unfolding before us today. It is uttered in the name of the Creator God, who continuously sustains his creation, most notably of His ongoing work of creation, forming the spirit of man.
God , the creator ,will one day make Jerusalem to become a cup of trembling ,(KJV) , to those nations round about her.
The idea of a cup of trembling is a judgment administered , which causes the neighboring nations, to reel, to go mad, to lose the capacity for sound judgment which leads to self-destruction.
In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs. Psalm 75:8
True to this prophecy, the nations of the world are in great turmoil about the so-called status of Jerusalem. Though Jerusalem is manifestly the capital of the State of Israel, virtually none of the nations of the world will put an Embassy there, including the USA. They fear inflaming the Moslem near neighbors of Israel.
The Obama administration has attempted to make the appeasement of the Muslim world a centerpiece of its foreign policy. Therefore it has taken an unprecedented US stance toward Israel especially regarding Jerusalem and Judea. See Obama and Judea
Obama and his secretary of state have called for a strict no natural growth policy for Judea,(The West Bank), and they severely condemned Israel for approving the building of housing Units in East Jerusalem. see Administration Condemns Jerusalem Housing.
Islam has been claiming that Jerusalem has never been anything but a Muslim city, one of the holiest sites of the Muslim faith. Yet the Koran doesnt mention Jerusalem by name anywhere.
In its effort to erase any sign of Jewish history in Jerusalem, the Wafq, the Muslim custodianship of the temple mount, has been moving tons of rubble from beneath the surface of the site of the temple, dumping it in gravel pits outside of the city. Archeologists are finding priceless artifacts of the previous two temples in the rubble.
There is a reference in the Koran to Al Aqsa, literally, the farthest place from Mecca, where Mohammed supposedly rode a winged horse en route to a heavenly Muslim prayer meeting with Jesus and Moses.It is interesting that in Obamas Cairo speech to the Muslim world, he referenced this obscure story, the Isra , the sole Muslim claim to Jerusalem, and that only by inference.
The Bible ,however has more than 800 direct references to Jerusalem. It is the city of the great King, the Joy of the whole earth, Mt Zion, the sight of the future capital of the world, the counterpart to the heavenly Jerusalem. God is zealous for Jerusalem with a great fury we are told earlier in Zechariah.
Jerusalem, we are told by our Lord Jesus, will be trodden under foot of the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled. For the time being, it is as Sodom and Egypt, (Revelation 11) ,but is destined to be the city where Righteousness dwells, and out of which the Law of the Lord shall stream forth to all of the world. No wonder there is such a storm around it.
The UN wants to make it an international city, the Vatican wants custodianship over it, Islam claims it as one of its holiest sites, The Gentiles insist on it being divided into two cities, One the capital of the Palestinian state,the other side the capital of the Jewish state. Islam doesnt like the name Jerusalem, they call it Al Quds, and so did a senior Obama security advisor in a speech recently. There is a storm brewing exactly as the Prophet said it would, God is making Jerusalem a cup of trembling, making mad the nations of the world.
Pray for Jerusalem and stand with Israel.
Thank you for posting this.
It’s all coming down just like The Good Book says.
Thank you for your post
We need to be reminded of Biblical truth.
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem , and stand with Isreal.
I stand with Israel.
“When you see these things come to pass, look up and know that your salvation is at hand.”
I remember how stauchly proIsrael the Reagan administration was. No equivocation. Even George Herber Walker Bush, although his 2 Sec. State seemed anti Israel the Administration was clearly proIsrael. Then Clinton, even Clinton was not antiIsrael. Then W came in and was very ProIsrael. I never thought we (America) would take a visible stand against Israel until NOW. OBAMA is antiIsrael. So, now, ALL NATIONS will stand against her, even America. This table is set today, here and now.