Right before President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moving there, pastor and best-selling author John Hagee joined a TV program for analysis on the Jewish State.
In his discussion he told why Israel is important to Christians, as well as what is behind the Trump administration’s support of the Holy Land. Pastor John Hagee is the founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel organization. He is also the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a mega church in San Antonio Texas.
He said that President Trump is doing one of the most courageous political things. Many presidents have promised to move the embassy and declare Jerusalem as the eternal capital but they have promised without performing.
He said that when he spoke to the President Trump in the White House about this several weeks ago, Trump said that he will not disappoint the Christian community in this issue. He will stand with Israel.
They also talked about the significance of moving the embassy in this Jubilee Year.
The pastor Hagee told him that God measures everything in modules of 50 years. And he said that this is a principle which is carried out in Leviticus chapter 25.
He further explained to the President that ‘If you look at 1917, it was a Jubilee Year, and the Balfour Amendment came and then in 50 years it was 1967, and Jerusalem was reconnected to Israel.’And you add 50 to 1967, and you are in 2017. This is the year to move the embassy and make that declaration because it is a biblical timing of absolute precision”.
Hagee Thanked God because the President Trump was going to do exactly that what he told him.
Meanwhile, the reporter said that Trump’s move for Israel was long overdue from America’s leaders.
Hagee emphasized the importance of the Jerusalem to God and why Christians need to acknowledge its global importance.
He said that he believe that Israel is God’s stopwatch for everything that happens to every nation, including America, from now until the Rapture of the Church and beyond.
Christians should care about Israel because the entirety of the Bible beginning at Genesis to the end is God’s position paper on the Jewish people, Hagee explained.
God found a man by the name of Abraham and He made a covenant with him. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, recorded in the book of Genesis that He was going to give them a strip of real estate in the Middle East, and that piece of real estate would be theirs forever.
Hagee continued, forever means today, tomorrow and forever. It has nothing to do with what the Palestinians think, what the Russians think and what opinion the UK has about it. It belongs to the Jewish people.
And Israel is the gateway to God’s blessing in the Bible. Hagee continued, Genesis 12: ‘I will bless those who bless you.'”
World history can be summed up in one sentence. The nations that blessed Israel were blessed of God and the nations that cursed Israel were cursed of God, he said.