TRUMP MISSES WAIVER DEADLINE: DOES THIS MEAN U.S. EMBASSY WILL MOVE TO JERUSALEM?
December 6, 2017
Ask the Lord to give President Trump great wisdom in knowing God’s will regarding the timing of announcing the recognition of Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel.
“Blessed be the LORD from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!” (Psalm 135:21)
The Trump administration appears to have missed a statutory deadline to sign a new waiver keeping the U.S. embassy in Israel in the city of Tel Aviv.
The deadline came and went without any announcement from the White House on whether President Donald Trump had signed a waiver or not.
By law, without the waiver, the embassy is supposed to move to Jerusalem….
The news of President Trump potentially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an answer to the prayers of many Christians….
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described the status of Jerusalem as a “red line” for Muslims that could lead to his country severing diplomatic relations with Israel. The European Union has also warned of “serious repercussions.”
The Palestinians said they would also cut off contacts with U.S. diplomats. And Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the region, cautioned against doing anything that would “obstruct the ongoing efforts to revive the peace process.”
Israeli relations author Joel Rosenberg tells CBN News that while there’s a political decision being made, there’s also a need for a spiritual response.
“Never has there been a more urgent moment for the church to be praying for the peace of Jerusalem than right now. I say this as an evangelical. I say this as now an Israeli citizen and a Jerusalem resident,” Rosenberg said….
President Trump is expected to speak about the U.S. embassy in Israel on Wednesday. (Excerpts from CBN News aricle, “Trump Misses Waiver Deadline: Does This Mean U.S. Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem?”)