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December 8, 2017

The US Embassy is Going to Jerusalem

“In 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize that that city — and so importantly — is Israel’s capital. This act passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago. Yet, for over 20 years, every previous American president has exercised the law’s waiver, refusing to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city…. Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…. That is why, consistent with the Jerusalem Embassy Act, I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers, and planners, so that a new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace…. In the meantime, I call on all parties to maintain the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites, including the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-Sharif. Above all, our greatest hope is for peace, the universal yearning in every human soul. With today’s action, I reaffirm my administration’s longstanding commitment to a future of peace and security for the region.” President Donald J. Trump1

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.” (Isaiah 6:1; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

  2. Thank the Lord for President Trump’s boldness in acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, adding the movement of our Embassy to that city.

  3. Pray for protection over President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, as some will be very upset. There was an immediate call in Congress for an impeachment of the President. It overwhelmingly failed, but is indicative of the depth of feeling over this issue.

  4. Pray for the salvation of the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Muslims living in Jerusalem. May many meet Jesus there.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we ask in accordance with Your Word for peace to reign in Jerusalem – Your peace. Post Your holy angels there and be in the midst of this city that You love. We thank you for our President making such a bold move. We know it pleases you. Protect him and protect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Keep them safe from those that will not understand the spiritual importance of this move and, instead, will be fearful and angry. We ask for an outpouring of salvation upon all flesh in the streets of this great city, Jesus! Save Muslim, Jew and Gentile. May they lay aside their differences at the cross and embrace Jesus, the one true God. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the blessing of the Lord is coming to America, as our President has honored his promise to bless Jerusalem by moving our embassy there.

1 Excerpts from “Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem”, 12/6/17. Whitehouse.gov. 12/7/17.

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