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Controversy over Zion

Updated: Mar 7

1 Why do the nations rage,

And the peoples imagine empty things?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

3 “Let us break their bonds in pieces

And cast away their cords from us.”


4 He who sits in the heavens will laugh;

The Lord will hold them in derision.

5 Then He will speak to them in His wrath,

And distress them in His deep displeasure, saying:

6 “Yet I have set My King

On My holy hill of Zion.”  (Psalm 2; modified NKJV)




Why is the world going crazy? Why is the world so upset? The United Nations is busy condemning Israel, like they don't have anything else to do. Academics are making up weird theories to condemn exactly the wrong people. Ultra-liberals are defending ultra-radical jihadist terrorist extremists. Why? All this is happening because people are rebelling against God's authority; and because God is wanting to establish His authority.


There's something in human nature that wants to rebel no matter what the authority is. You must overcome that tendency in order to voluntarily submit to the Lord’s good authority. Now everybody says “I want freedom,” but you already have the freedom to decide. You have to take responsibility for your choices and give account. You have to choose to use your free will to overcome selfishness, sin and satanic influence and submit to God's will and His authority. Why? Because you realize that He’s the only good authority. He is good. He has a perfect plan, and we choose to submit to God’s perfect plan. The Bible calls it the kingdom of God. The Kingdom needs a perfect leader.




Who are the candidates? Muhammad? The Lubavitch rabbi? Yeshua is the only perfect human being. So the choice should be easy, but people still don't want to submit.


I see our Israeli people fighting for the sake of Zion as a city, as a nation of God’s establishing, but they don’t want Yeshua yet. They will see it sometime. They're starting.




Despite of human resistance, God sets His King in place to reign, but where? Every kingdom has a capital city, and His is Jerusalem, Zion. In Hebrew, the word means a “signpost.” So, it’s not as much about the geography as the sign of His authority. Therefore, anti-Zionism is a spiritually-rooted rebellion against the plan of God, and it is demonic.


Even some who believe the scriptures and believe in Yeshua are blinded to this issue of Zion. We’re approaching the time when Yeshua will need a landing place. Place becomes important as He is coming back. It becomes essential for establishing His lordship.


Christians, you can’t have Yeshua without His kingdom, which is based in Israel.

Israel, you can’t have your kingdom without the Messiah, who is Yeshua. We’re all going to have to deal with it and come together and submit to His plan.


How can you be anti-Zionist if you're a believer? Zion is all over the Bible. Hamas ruler Sinwar declared the real reason for this war. Hamas named this war “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.” Al-Aqsa is the Muslim name for the Temple Mount of Zion. God’s rulership in Zion is being directly challenged.




Now we get to that word “wrath” in verse 5. Do we even have a place for God's wrath? For God ever bringing judgment on anybody at any time? Or do we have a “Santa Claus God?” That’s not what's in the Bible. In Revelation 19, Yeshua comes to trample the grapes of the wrath of God and strike the nations of the world who have come in rebellion against Him. What will be the expression of their ultimate rebellion? A united international global attack against Jerusalem.


Israelis don’t understand it: “Why is everybody against us?” Because it’s an attack against Yeshua. It’s a satanic attempt to stop the coming of the kingdom of God. That’s what it’s all about.


When all the nations come to attack, God will strike and destroy them. He will come to wage war and to make judgment. Don't blame me. I'm quoting the Bible. He's coming back. So what you see in Psalm 2 is a description of God’s emotions. He says in effect, “I'm angry at what's happening; and I'm going to come at the time and place of my choosing, to stop this rebellion."




When is it going to happen? All the way toward the end of the Bible in Revelation 19 when Yeshua returns as the commander of the army of heaven and the commander of Israel and destroys the nations that have fought against Israel.


Let's Submit to His Plan!

So, whether we like it or not, Yeshua will be coming back to defend Jerusalem. If you want Him but you don't want Jerusalem, tough luck. On the other hand, if you want Jerusalem but you don't want Yeshua, tough luck as well.


It’s all part of God’s plan. It’s His world; it’s His kingdom. And He is coming back to establish that kingdom upon the Earth. I pray that we will begin to see what’s going on in the world today in spiritual terms. We’re not politicians. I don't know whether I’m left or right. I don’t want to be left or right. I just want to submit to Him. I want to be straight for righteousness.


Lord, help us to have a submitted heart and help us to stand with You at this time.    


(*excerpted from  )


7 “I will declare the decree:

The Lord has said to Me,

‘You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.

8 Ask of Me, and I will give You

The nations for Your inheritance,

And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;

You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”


10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;

Be instructed, you judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear,

And rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,

And you perish in the way,

When His wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. (Psalm 2; NKJV)


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