by Stan Coffey

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Jerusalem's Glorious Future (15 of 17)
Stan Coffey
Zechariah 14:1-3

More resolutions have been passed in the United Nations regarding Jerusalem than any other city in the world. In Bible prophecy if you want to know where God is, you don't look at America, London or Paris, you look at Jerusalem. That is how you tell where we are in Bible prophecy. During the tribulation time, as we have already studied, the Antichrist makes Jerusalem his headquarters. He makes it the military and political headquarters. He is challenged by the kings of the south, the north and the east as all of them come against him. As he faces these challenges, he brings all the armies of the world to fight in the valley of Armageddon. It is from the valley of Armageddon that he tries to put down a rebellion of the Jews.

As he leaves Jerusalem and goes out to fight in these battles, there is a rebellion of the Jews against him. As many dictators have in the past, he comes up with what he believes is the final solution and that is to destroy Jerusalem and every Jew from the face of the earth. Jesus called this in Matthew 24, the time of Jacob's trouble. We know that the Jews have been persecuted throughout their history going all the way back to the day of Pharaoh and Egypt and coming all the way up to this present time. The greatest persecution that the Jews will ever face is ahead and it is going to be during this tribulation time. So Armageddon is all about the armies of the world coming against Jerusalem.

Here is the Antichrist. He comes against Jerusalem and it looks like Jerusalem is doomed and that there is no hope and this brings us to our lesson and that is Jerusalem's protector. Who has preserved and protected Jerusalem through the centuries of time? Well, the Lord Jesus Christ has been Jerusalem's protector. Jerusalem's protector will stand for her during this day. In Zechariah 14, verses 1 through 3. "Behold, the day of the ...

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