JERUSALEM: A CUP OF TREMBLING
Leading Islamic voice calls for reconquering Jerusalem
May 25, 2015 — WND.com reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on his countrymen to refocus on the Ottoman goal of re-conquering Jerusalem for Islam and uniting Shia and Sunni tribes for that same mission.
In a speech that got almost no coverage in the Western media, Erdogan talked about invading and reconquering Jerusalem, according to an article in the Anadolu Agency of Turkey.
‘We Muslims lost our way toward Jerusalem,’ he told throngs of adoring Turks while in the state of Erzincan in central Turkey. ‘The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry being in a state of war with each other.’
Erdogan was in the city to promote numerous service projects, but the speech focused on Jerusalem.
‘When you mention the worse ascension, the first thing that comes to mind is Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque,’ he said, referring to the mosque that sits on the Temple Mount.
The Mount is controlled by Arab Muslim Waqf officials, who do not allow Jews to pray except at the Western Wall. But apparently Erdogan is not satisfied with this arrangement. He told his countrymen to ‘ask Allah to restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque to the infallibility of the Muslims.’…” (This utterance against Jerusalem is the prophecy that leads the world into the greatest war ever, Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Jerusalem becomes a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone globally – Zechariah 12:2, 3. This troublesome Jewish capital witnesses all nations coming against the Holy City- Zechariah 14:2. At this point, verse 4 Christ returns, puts down the world’s enemies – Zechariah 14:4-9 and then rules the world from Jerusalem as He sits on David’s [Israel’s] throne forever. See the next report.)
Netanyahu: Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people alone
May 17, 2015 — Haaretz reports: “Jerusalem was always the capital of the Jewish people alone – and not of any other nation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday night during a Jerusalem Day address at Ammunition Hill.
‘This is our home and here we will stay,’ the prime minister added.
That said, Netanyahu stressed that Israel ensures that Jerusalem will be an open and tolerant city.
‘Only under Israeli rule is the freedom of worship in Jerusalem guaranteed for all religions,’ he said. ‘Believers pray at their holy sites, not despite our control over the city but because of it.’
The prime minister described Jerusalem as a ‘touchstone that puts us to the test: To what extent are we willing to hold onto it and defend it?’
Netanyahu vowed that Israel will never come to terms with terror and will hunt down its proponents. ‘We will fight incitement, which stems from denial of our attachment to Jerusalem and our heritage.’
‘Who opposes our presence in Jerusalem?’ the prime minister asked. ‘Those who refuse to accept out right to live as a sovereign nation in our country. They regard us as a foreign weed that needs to be pulled out of this ground.’…” (God’s Holy Word dogmatically states 930 times that Jerusalem was given to God’s chosen people, the Jews, and the place where our Christ, the second member of the Holy Trinity will reign forever upon His return – Matthew 6:10; Psalm 2:6; Isaiah 59:20; Zechariah 2:10, 4:14; Luke 1:32, 33. )