No one can accuse President Trump of being the most Christian or religious president we have ever had. However, no one can argue that our president has a deep respect for Christian values and the religious heritage and founding of our country, more so than recent presidents in the late 20th and early 21st century. This includes the biblical promises concerning Israel. This has never clearer than the decisions U.S. President Donald J. Trump has made concerning the State of Israel since taking the oath of office in January 2017.
Less than one year later, on December 6, 2017, President Trump announced that the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would be moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The following May 14, 2018, 70 years to the day that David Ben Gurion announced the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem official opened.
President Trump had to defy almost all the other countries the world, the United Nations, the Arab-Muslim countries who threatened to riot and create havoc, the phony “Palestinians” who claim Jerusalem should be the capital of their terrorist nation, and even some of his own advisors. In one fell swoop the president re-established the United States as a strongly pro-Israel nation, a position that presidents Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama had grotesquely and seriously undermined over the last 25 years, something that many of us who love Israel and Jerusalem had given up ever happening. President Trump sent a clear message to the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist groups that the position of the United States that he would not tolerate any nonsense from them concerning attacks on Israel and the Jews, verbal or otherwise.
For those of us who love Israel and Jerusalem, this was more than just an answer to our prayers. President Trump, probably without realizing it, is helping to establish the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies of Isaiah and Micah concerning Jerusalem that will occur during the Millennium.
In case you think this is over-the-top rhetoric, the Lord has made His position concerning Israel and Jerusalem crystal clear in the pages of Scripture. According to Baker’s Dictionary, Jerusalem is specifically mentioned by name 806 times in the Bible, 660 times in the Old Testament and 146 times in the New Testament, with additional references to the city as Zion, the holy city, or the city of the great King, just to name a few. Below are just a few of the verses in the Bible that predict what is in store for Jerusalem in what we hope is in the near future.
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem – Isaiah 2:3
And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem – Micah 4:2
And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee. . .therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night. . .For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish. . .and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. . .I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. . .Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise – Isaiah 60
President Trump did not rest on the laurels of being the first U.S. president to fulfill the promise that almost every other American president has made for the last 70 years. On March 25, 2019, the president made the astonishing declaration that the United States recognized the Golan Heights, the ancient biblical land of Bashan, was officially part of the State of Israel. The president went against decades of United Nations resolutions and official international law, not to mention the expected outrage of Syria and all the Arab/Muslim countries.
Even the great Ronald Reagan, who conservatives and Christians deeply revere, never even came close to doing something so fundamentally earthshattering.
As I discussed in my book, Understanding Israel and the Middle East, my parents were very strongly pro-Israel. They always believed that God had blessed our land because we supported Israel and the Jews, and that when we turned our back on Israel, God would turn His back on us. Very few can know or understand the depths of despair, pain, and heartache I have experienced in seeing American presidents betray the only Jewish nation in the history of the world. It is thrilling beyond words to see President Trump reverse the years of damage our previous presidents have done and restoring the pro-Israel stance our country had for so many years.
President Donald Trump has done more to help the modern State of Israel and the Jews than any other president in American history. Period.
God bless you, President Donald J. Trump. And now I can honestly say once again, may God bless America.