Trump’s declaration and the Status of Jerusalem

Trump’s declaration and the status of Jerusalem are two separate topics:

a. the declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city

b. the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem

a. Among the people of Israel there is a vast consensus regarding Trump’s declaration. It is strongly felt that Trump did the right and just thing. Even the left-wing political parties don’t object, but support Trump’s declaration.

This declaration shows us the fulfillment of the prophecies in the Bible about the time in which we live and about the role of Jerusalem. It all began back during the Six-Day-War, when Jerusalem was reunited, as spoken of in Psalms 122:3, “a city that is compact together”. Yesterday, a law was passed in the Knesset, which henceforth doesn’t allow any division of Jerusalem.

In God’s Word Jerusalem is often called the city of David, the place where the Messiah would appear, die, rise again and return at the end of times. The meaning of “Jerusalem” is city of peace. The peace is part of the fruit of the Spirit and the fruit is part of the tree which roots in the Prince of Peace, Yeshua. Therefore, the peace we are called to pray for in Psalms 122:6 will come when Jews and Arabs together will believe in the Prince of Peace, Yeshua.

Trump’s declaration also gives us a taste of what is to come, as prophesied, when all nations will come against Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:2). We see this anticipated in the UN vote of December 21.

b. Regarding the move of the American embassy the opinions are divided, mostly between left and right wing parties. The left-winged parties fear it will cause lasting damage to Israel in the eyes of the world and may cause another Intifada. The physical move will be a stamp sealing Trump’s declaration. Many people think that this was merely a declaration, but we know that President Trump not only declared, but already gave orders to prepare the move. The declaration was made with courage, and in contrast to many other American presidents who kept postponing it, fearing the Arab world. We know that Trump’s personality is heavily discussed. Some don’t like his personality and what he represents and we are not called to enter into this discussion. However, all throughout Scripture we see that God used worldly rulers, some of them evil and godless men, who nonetheless carried out God’s will (Koresh, for instance, who allowed Nehemia to visit and later to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem).

The very fact that opposition from the part of the Arab world was considerably much less than expected, with protests mainly, and  the fact that after the UN vote other states who refrained from that vote decided to also move their embassies to Jerusalem (Guatemala, Czech Republic and others) show that this was the true will of God and display His sovereignty.


God’s plan of salvation of the whole world will come to fulfillment when Yeshua will return to rule all things. He will raise the dead. The righteous will rise with a new body and will rule alongside Yeshua forever. The unrighteous will be separated from God and will be given to eternal punishment. (Mal 3:18)


The Lord assigned to the body of Messiah: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. (Eph 4:11) The Lord puts deacons and elders in authority over the congregation. The responsibility of the deacons is to serve at the tables and the elders are called to focus on prayer and God’s Word (Acts 6:2-4). These leaders are men and women filled with God’s presence to fulfill the conditions listed in I Tim 3 and Titus 1 and they are to serve the body of Messiah. The congregation, on the other hand, is called to obey and place itself under the authority given to the leadership by the Lord, and to honor, respect and pray for the leadership. (Heb 13:17)

Plan of Salvation

God’s people Israel are the people through which God chose to bring light to the nations (because of God’s unconditional covenants and His promises to Abraham; Jer 31:31-37; Ro 11:1-2) In spite of their disobedience to God, He did not abandon His people and left a remnant. Because the Jewish people rejected Yeshua, He revealed himself to the Gentiles in order to arouse the Jews to jealousy (Rom 11:4,11). We believe that when the number of the Gentiles will reach fullness, all Israel will be saved. (Rom 11:25) Neither did God abandon the land of Israel because of His promises to Abraham; (Ps 105:5-11) it is and remains the Promised Land.


Based on the principle of substitution on the cross Yeshua died, took on Himself our diseases in order that we could receive healing. “By his stripes we are healed” (Is 53) As a result, the believer has the authority to lay hands on the sick in the name of Yeshua and “they will recover”. (Mark 16:17-18)

Body of Messiah

The congregation is the body of Messiah – a building made of living stones! (1 Peter 2:5) Yeshua the Messiah is the cornerstone. We believe in one congregation which includes all believers in Yeshua, Jews and Gentiles together. Yeshua broke down the dividing wall that separated Jews and Gentiles, making the two into one. (Eph 2:13-16). The goal of the local congregation is to glorify God, and to guide and build the body of Messiah, serving one another in the spiritual gifts. The spiritual gifts are given to every believer according to God’s will, for the well-being of the congregation. Each believer has different gifts and this shows our dependence on one another. Everyone can express his spiritual gifts within the different ministries of the congregation. (1 Cor 10:12) The congregation is a mantle of protection for the believer. When believers meet together, the presence and blessing of the Lord abounds in them. (Ps 133)