Heating Up :: By Daymond Duck

My threescore and ten years will arrive in about 30 months and I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like President Trump’s first week in office.

I try to keep up with the news that appears to be related to Bible prophecy, but his first week seemed to come like birth pains: faster and faster. That is one of those Biblical things.

Pres. Trump did several things that caused me to bow my head and say, “Thank you God.”

“Thank you for giving America a leader with enough courage to remove the Muslim prayer rooms from the White House.”

“Thank you for giving America a leader with enough courage to cut off the flow of money to foreign and domestic groups that fund abortion.”

“Thank you for giving America a leader with enough courage to select strong Christians and people that love Israel to help him rule over America.”

“Thank you for giving America a leader that is willing to give Christians who seek to legally immigrate to the U.S. priority.”

“Thank you for these, and all of the other, blessings that you have bestowed upon America.”

Your Word says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16),  and you have answered the prayers of multitudes.”

Nevertheless, we should not overlook the fact that the election of Donald Trump is causing the temperature to rise all over the Middle East. In fact, the fulfillment of other prophecies may be appearing on the horizon.

Pres. Trump’s promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is causing tempers to flare. Palestinian (and several Arab) leaders have already said it will be “a declaration of war.”

These persistent haters apparently don’t believe or don’t know that dividing Jerusalem will be a declaration of war against Jesus (Joel 3:2).

Pres. Trump’s condemnation of the UN’s anti-Semitic Resolution 5334 that calls East Jerusalem and the West Bank “occupied territory,” and his statements of support for Israel, have been interpreted by the Israeli settlement movement as permission to build more housing in East Jerusalem.

In the first week of Mr. Trump’s presidency, 566 construction permits were issued for new homes in East Jerusalem. Also, Prime Minister Netanyahu promised the soon approval of wide-scale building in all of the settlement blocks.

The Palestinians and other Arabs are going to have to act soon or their much desired two-state solution will essentially be a dream that never came true. And no matter what they do, when Jesus comes it will be gone forever.

As my good friend Don McGee recently said in the January 2017 issue of his Crown and Sickle Ministries newsletter, “The city of Jerusalem is called ‘the city of the great King’ (Psalm 48:2), and that great King is Jesus, not Allah or Mohammed or any other pagan religious icon.”

Then, there is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to the White House (in early February, date not announced). Mr. Netanyahu said he will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the situation in Syria, and the Iranian threat. That is the Psa. 83 war (if there is one), the destruction of Damascus (Isa. 17) and the battle of Gog and Magog. (Ezek. 38-39).

In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act that requires the U.S. government to move the Embassy to Jerusalem unless the president of the U.S. signs a waver that is good for six months.

U.S. presidents have signed a waver every six months since then. Pres. Obama signed the current waver and it is good until June 1, 2017.

Pres. Trump will have to decide whether he is going to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or sign a waver by then.

He hasn’t said what he intends to do, but the IDF is planning for trouble on several fronts (Arabs in Israel, Arabs in Gaza, nations on Israel’s border, attacks on Israelis in other nations, etc.) in case Pres. Trump decides to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

It is not unreasonable to believe that the situation in the Middle East could quickly turn hot, several wars could take place, cries for a peace treaty could increase, or even that “a man with a plan” could be standing on the sideline.

Pray for Pres. Trump, but know that the future is in God’s hands and all of His prophecies will be fulfilled.

Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck