Later on this week, March 30 to be exact, several Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic, groups are planning a Global March to Jerusalem, in a propaganda effort to delegitimize the state of Israel.
It is commonly said that Jerusalem is a Holy City to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. This is not exactly true. Jews pray toward Jerusalem, and have loved this city since it’s founding by David some 3,000 years ago. Their Temple, one of the most magnificent buildings in the world, once stood where the Dome of the Rock now stands.
Christians too have loved this city, for not only is it the site of many of the events of the bible, it is the place where the Christian Saviour was crucified, and from where He will one day rule the world. I did a quick search through the Holy Bible, for the word “Jerusalem” and got 767 matches, 626 of which were in the Jewish Old Testament.
The Muslims only care about Jerusalem because it was once theirs, and now the Jews have control over it. It is a doctrine of Islam that they must take over the whole world, and thus any part of it that they lose, must be restored through holy war, or jihad. The Qur’an does not mention Jerusalem by name, even once. The one reference that may be Jerusalem is a reference to “the farthest mosque”
Glory to (Allah)
Who did take His Servant for a journey by night,
From the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque.
— Sura 17:1
The problem is that there was no mosque on the Temple mount during Muhammad’s life. The journey Muhammad wrote about must have been to another place, or an imaginary one, or possibly written long after his death.
The primary meaning of the word “holy” is “separate”. If something is holy it is separate from normal, average, day-to-day stuff. Muslims routinely play sports on the Temple mount, as well as riot and vandalize their own Mosque. Have a look at some screen shots taken from a video about the Muslim view of the Temple Mount.
As I said before, the only reason the Muslims want the land of Israel is because it was taken from them. They have no respect for it. They did nothing with it when they controlled it, for well over 1,000 years! Notice also, that though the Muslims controlled the land, there were always Jews living on it. Though the Romans killed over one million Jews in 70 AD, and carried the rest away as slaves, you don’t lose title to your land just because you were carried away as a slave.
So, why are they enlisting the aid of well-meaning, but ignorant, westerners in their fight against Israel? The short answer is that they can’t take it back by themselves. The hundreds of millions of Muslims in the Middle East, with all their arms and money, cannot take back the land of Israel from the small band of five million Israelis.
The problem is their analysis of the situation. They have told themselves that the only reason Israel is able to hold on to their small parcel of land is because the USA supports them. This is incorrect.
The truth is that God has used the USA to support Israel, and if the USA were to stop supporting Israel, then God will find someone else to support them, or He will do it Himself! Lately churches like the Presbyterian Church USA, and the Southern Baptists, have begun to support the Palestinians. This is a mistake. You can’t support the God of Israel, and His enemies at the same time. Rather, they are inviting God’s judgment on the United States of America! (To say nothing about abortion!)
How long will it be before God grows tired of people who call themselves His friends, but act like enemies? I don’t know, but I don’t think it will be too long now! While Isaiah said it about Israel, the same condemnation applies to many Christians today;
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (Matthew 15:8,Isaiah 29:13)
As for the March on Jerusalem, scheduled for later this week, I expect there will be serious consequences for some of the protesters. Any attempt to breach the borders of the sovereign nation of Israel will, and should, be met with force!
I don’t care if you call yourself a “Christian”, if you attempt to enter Israel by breaking down their barriers, you could find yourself meeting God before you are ready! Israel has a right, and duty, to defend it’s borders, by any means necessary!
The whole reason for the march is a lie! While some of it is covered above, we need to debunk some of the propaganda; Is Israel an “Apartheid” state? Look at the above photos. Who is missing from those photos taken at the most holy Jewish site? The Jews of course! The truth is that Israel grants religious freedom to all its citizens, though it is the Jews themselves who’s freedoms are limited, in their own land!
In 2 Samuel 24:18-25 we have the account of David, king of Israel, purchasing the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, in order to build the Temple there. Araunah wanted to give it to him, but David insisted on purchasing it. The Jebusites were the original Canaanite inhabitants of that land. No one has ever purchased that plot of land again from that day to today! It has been won and lost in battle, but the rightful owners are still David and his heirs, the people of Israel!
The Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa mosque, sit on stolen land.
This conflict won’t end this week. In fact it will continue until Jesus returns at Armageddon, when the whole world unites to fight against Him and His people!
For more information on the March to Jerusalem see the following
The Vancouver Sun “The pseudo-left marches away from reason”
Dan Knezacek is the author of the Spirit of Prophecy