On Wednesday, December 06, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. President Trump also indicated that the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv would be moved to Jerusalem.
Israel had declared Jerusalem as its capital since its founding in 1948. Previous U.S. presidents have remained neutral on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, to appease Israel’s Arab neighbors, but Trump declared that every sovereign nation has the right to declare the location of its own capital.
There are a few notable observations of Scripture prophetic significance concerning the historic announcement by President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
2017 represents a jubilee (50-year) time period since Israel’s Six Day War of 1967, and before that another jubilee (50-year) time period since the Balfour Declaration of 1917 by the British government announcing support for a homeland for the Jewish people in the land of Israel.
President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement on December 6th was declared just six days before Hanukkah, the 12-day Feast of Dedication (John 10:22), which begins December 12th.
The United States’ official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital brings Israel one political step closer to fulfilling the rebuilding of their Third Temple, on the Temple Mount site, where the Dome on the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosques currently sit. In the decades to come these mosques will come down and be relocated by Muslims. Israel’s Third Temple will be erected on its Temple Mount site and Scripture prophecy will be fulfilled, as it is written (2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 11:1).