Zechariah 12:3 – 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. – NIV version
Zechariah 12:3 – 3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. – King James Version
I usually put the NIV version down in my posts. In this case I think the King James Version might bring it a little more to life.
This is Jerusalem in the last days. How do we know? One, because all the nations have not all came against Jerusalem in the past. They sure are all lining up against Israel now. Who’s their ally? The United States? I don’t know if you have been paying attention, but this administration has abandoned Israel now.
Turkey? For the last 10 years they have been getting more Muslim and the people are not for peace with Israel. Also the European Union has shunned them to the point their going in a new direction.
France? All right quit laughing.
Second, in verse 9- 10 of this chapter it has the Lord coming back stating he is going to destroy all the nations that are trying to come against Jerusalem. That’s prophetic and is in the last days.
There is a lot to write on here in this chapter and I am chomping at the bit to wander off into those areas, but I’m not….yet. Those will be coming up in future days.
Jerusalem “a burdensome stone.” Israel has been a burdensome stone to the world since it became a nation in May 14, 1948. Ah, then in 1967 the Jews captured Jerusalem in the Six Days War and it has become the focal point of the Middle East controversy. Ever since then every president has had the task or at least tried to deal with the situation.
Today a little tiny nation just a little bigger than the state of New Jersey is the world’s focal point.
Now the world is saying, well it’s because the Arabs have the oil and they are mostly Islamic and they hate the Jews and now they’re getting close to nukes.
?????? Uh, Yeah. And the Bible predicted through Zachariah about 2500 years ago that Israel was going to be “a burdensome stone.” When? In the last days.