Last week I said I didn’t believe man would succeed in his plan of dividing Israel and Jerusalem. But if the Lord prophesied it would happen, then of course man will succeed. I found these over the weekend:
“For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.
They have cast lots for My people,
Have given a boy as payment for a harlot,
And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.” Joel 3:1-3
This refers to our time, because the prophecy is for when the Lord has brought back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem. That is the house of Judah, the Jews. That did not start happening until the twentieth century, and is still going on today. Also, all nations have not yet gathered against Jerusalem so that the Lord enters into judgment with them there.
“Behold, the day of the LORD is coming,
And your spoil will be divided in your midst.
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:1-2
This is also referring to our time, because it is speaking of the day of the Lord. It may be that Israel will resist dividing its land and giving half of Jerusalem over to the Palestinians, and this will bring all the nations – the United Nations, with the US included this time – to battle against Jerusalem, to force it to abide by man’s so- called “peace plan.”