Big news this week and only one story in today’s Beast Watch News broadcast: Trump’s US embassy moving to Jerusalem announcement! But first, let’s learn about beasts and beast governments, shall we? The good stuff at the end of the broadcast will be better understood if you listen all the way through to find out the identity and inner workings of the Biblical beast.
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Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Who is this that comes speaking great things?
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Well, Donald Trump came this week speaking great things. So let’s start looking at this connection.
After YHVH destroyed Pharaoh and the Egyptian army during the exodus, the people said (Exo 15:11) “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?”.
At the end, the people will say this of the beast. It would be good for us to understand exactly what the Bible says about the beast. It would be good for us not to guess about this definition. And if we will stop guessing and conjecturing about who and what this is, we will understand so much more about the prophetic headlines and will begin to clearly see the beast coming on the scene.
Before you start thinking that I am calling President Donald Trump THE “beast”, let me explain that I am not.
My job each week is to explain how the headlines are fulfillments of Bible prophesies. We are in the end of the age when everyone, even secular people, have a sense of expectation. Believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are expecting the arrival of the Messiah who will reign from King David’s throne in the rebuilt Temple on Temple Mount. Secular people – and even believers who lack faith and-or understanding of the scriptures – are preparing for two cultures to collide, a collision that will end life as we know it on planet earth. It is as if everyone – believers and non-believers alike – are shouting “brace, brace, brace”! But what is everyone bracing for? What do they think is happening that they need to prepare for?
I’m going to talk about Trump’s Jerusalem plan in a little bit, but first, I want to teach you how to define the prophetic character called the “beast” so you will have a sound perspective on how that term relates to current nations and the leaders of those nations. It will help you to know your enemy.
The first piece of knowledge you need to understand about the beast is that he wants Jerusalem. The Bible is Israel-centric. Even more than that, the Bible is Jerusalem-centric. So, all of the Bible’s prophecies concern Jerusalem even though in the end of days far-away lands, like America, the daughter of Babylon, are mentioned. America is only mentioned because of how she messes with Jerusalem. In fact, we will see that the eight beasts YHVH is concerned about are on His mind only because of their role in messing with Jerusalem.
The caveat to this is that it is these eight beasts which are used to punish God’s people, Israel – the whole House of Israel. These are evil leaders of evil nations that God has allowed to arise on the earth in order to chastise the 12 tribes and cause them to go home to the land of their inheritance.
So, people are always looking for America’s place in Bible prophecy. She is there, but only in relation to what she does to Jerusalem. This is why President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move is so important.
America is end times Babylon. There are two Babylon’s listed in scripture. The first has come and gone. The second one exists at the end of the age. For more details on this, go to my teaching, A Time To Flee. There, you will also get instruction on God’s timing of events.
Ancient Babylon is spoken of as a beast. Nebuchadnezzar, as we will see in a minute, became a beast. Clearly, Babylon is a “beast nation” and Babylon’s leaders are beasts. This applies to both ancient and modern Babylon.
The beast, which I will show you how to define in a moment, is both a reality – a physical entity – and a spirit. The beast and the antichrist are connected. We know from 1Jn 4:3 [that] “every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world”.
It is this spirit that has dogged the earth from the beginning. And this spirit is more than merely not confessing that Yeshua is God in the flesh. This spirit has been trying to snuff out the Messiah Yeshua from the beginning by destroying the line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This spirit was behind Yeshua’s crucifixion and is now behind the punishment of all those who believe and confess that Yeshua is Messiah.
We must go back to the beginning, to Genesis, and understand the history of God’s people, Israel, and the role of the beast and beast governments throughout scripture all the way to the end of days.
There has been a ‘beast’ and a ‘beast government’ ruling on the earth ever since the beginning. Remember Nimrod? The Book of Daniel defines a beast as both an empire and the man who leads that empire. So a “beast” has two definitions. It is a superpower, an empire, and the man in charge.
Let’s go back to the beginning to get a real handle on the definition of ‘beast government’s and ‘beast men’ through looking at the progression of YHVH’s Biblical patterns and His own words in scripture.
Genesis 1:24, we read, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive: – keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.
God’s second account of creation in Genesis 2 is different from that of Genesis 1. Something has already shifted, even before the account of Eve’s conversation with the serpent.
Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
To say the phrase “beast of the earth” is to speak of life – chayah – the life of the newly created earth that is still pure and uncorrupted.
The phrase “beast of the field” signifies that the earth has already begun to develop in a way that is not so pure and uncorrupted. Fields are developed along boundary lines. This field, that field, the field over there, the field over here. These are territories.
Fields symbolize both physical and spiritual territories. The physical territories are easy for us to understand. The spiritual territory will become clear to us when we know that this means doctrine. But not just any doctrine. The ‘field’ is the operational area of Adam given to him by God. The first use of the phrase “beast of the field” is when God is describing creating the animals and having Adam name them.
Now, man is involved, a territory or field of discipline has been presented by God to Adam, but there is not yet corruption. But then, the serpent comes. The serpent is described as the most subtle “beast of the field”. The serpent is the most subtle beast within Adam’s authority.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Now there is corruption because Adam did not take authority over the beast, the serpent. It is man’s task to rule the “beasts of the field”, to conquer the beast of his own flesh, but Adam failed. This is a problem that continues to this day, except for a very short period of time during the life of Noah.
The “beasts of the field” remain just that – “beasts of the field” – until the LORD cleans up the earth with a flood. Then, the “beasts” become “beasts of the earth” again. They are once again pure and uncorrupted.
Genesis 9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
Noah is instructed to open the Ark and let the “beasts of the earth” go free. Noah is not given the same instruction as Adam. He does not name the beasts as Adam did. That opportunity has long passed. The deeds of Adam have put the earth on a course toward “beastly-ness” that must play itself out. But, momentarily, the earth is renewed, giving us a picture of a future time when the earth will be renewed and uncorrupted.
There is a connection between the “beasts and the earth”, and “beasts and the field”. This connection will cause a further degradation of purity on the earth when Isaac’s twins, Esau and Jacob, are born. Then we learn that one of them is a “man of the field”, a corrupted “beast man”.
Genesis 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
The Book of Genesis had told us about the “beasts of the field”. Now, we find a new thing, a “man of the field”. I began telling you earlier in the broadcast that the ‘field’ symbolizes doctrine. But what doctrine? The doctrine preferred by Esau over the pure doctrine that Jacob learned in the tents.
In the field is where Esau hunts game for Isaac. It is also where he kills Nimrod, according to the Book of Jasher. So now we see that the field is where anything and everything goes. Let’s put together the ‘beasts of the field” with the “man of the field” and come to understand that this is talking about the devil’s serpent kingdom, the ‘wild kingdom’ where the flesh rules, the animals live by instinct and Esau (and others like him) live by fleshly desire.
Esau was not the first earthly ruler, but he was the one that concerned YHVH the most because of Esau’s birthright. The nations, and the rulers of the nations, are of little concern to YHVH where ruling Jerusalem is concerned because no nation or ruler of a nation has a birthright claim related to Jerusalem and to YHVH’s throne. But Esau does.
Well, not really. He despised his birthright and sold it for a bowl of soup, thus gaining YHVH’s hatred. We are not permitted to revile our inheritance, you know. But Esau reviled everything about his heritage, yet we will find that Esau is the progenitor of eight empires, eight “beast” governments that would be overthrown by Yeshua. In fact, Genesis 36:31 tells us that the Edomites were the first of Abraham’s descendants to have kings.
In my Torah Portions on the Exodus, I have explained the reason I believe the Egyptian Pharaoh that did not know YHVH was an Edomite, a descendant of Esau. I don’t have time to recount those reasons here. You can find them at TheMessianicMessage.com.
So, Egypt, at the time of the exodus, was an Edomite beast empire. The next beast empire was Assyria. Assyria was an Edomite empire.
Isaiah 52:4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
The Assyrian beast government came after the Egyptian Edomite beast government. In Isaiah 52:4, God tells us that what happened to His people in Assyria is the same thing as what happened in Egypt. The same “spirit”, the beast with its anti-Messiah doctrine and its attempts to stop the Messiah from coming, was in Egypt and in Assyria.
Egypt and Assyria were the first two of the eight Edomite beast governments (Revelation 17:11) led by beast leaders, leaders who were led totally and only by their flesh. They were “men of the field” just like Esau, making up their own doctrines to rule.
Are you beginning to understand now that a doctrine is simply a man’s opinion? Doctrines are opinions based on the desires of the flesh. Yeshua told us to beware of the doctrine of the Pharisees (Matthew 16:12). Leaven in bread represents doctrine, the corrupt opinions and interpretations of God’s word by man.
By the way, it isn’t just world leaders who have that “man of the field” mentality. All people who fail to completely surrender their flesh to the Altar of God as a living sacrifice qualify as “men of the field”.
So, in the beginning there were two “beast” governments with “beast” leaders: Egypt led by Pharaoh and Assyria led by Assyrian kings, each one as a “beast”. Now, we go to the Book of Daniel where we find out about four more beast governments and their beast leaders. (See Daniel chapter 7.)
Let’s look first at a “beast man” before we review the “beast nations”. The Book of Daniel relates for us a real “beast” leader, Nebuchadnezzar. In Dan 4:28-33, we read about Nebuchadnezzar becoming a beast, living in the field, eating grass like an animal, looking wild with long hair like an eagle’s feathers and fingernails like a bird’s talons.
Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.
This is a description for that time and also for this time. The two Babylon’s are both associated with the eagle. Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is associated with the eagle in this scripture. End time Babylon is also associated with the eagle, is she not?
But there is another clue here about Nebuchadnezzar’s origins. To understand the “beast man”, we must go back to the beginning again, all the way back to Esau. As a “man of the field”, we now can see that Nebuchadnezzar was related to Esau, either physical, spiritually or both. As we progress through history and the scriptures, we will begin to see how all world leaders are “beast men” in some way and all nations are “beast nations” in some way. They are this because they do not adhere to YHVH’s government. Instead, they define their own doctrines to lead people away from the Torah and away from God’s Kingdom.
So, ancient Babylon was a “beast nation” with a “beast man” as a leader. Now we understand that the scriptures use the word ‘beast’ to describe both a nation, an empire, and its leader. This is why we must read the scriptures in context to know whether YHVH is speaking about an empire or the man that leads the empire.
The next beast empire was Persia. It is more difficult to see the Edomite beast in the Persian empire, but it is there.
Daniel 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
Daniel’s first vision of the Persian empire is that it is a bear. A bear is a beast with a blood thirst. Remember that for the future when I speak about Iran who is the modern remnant of the ancient Persian empire.
The Persian bear is raised up on one side because one side of it is stronger. The two sides of this bear today are Russia and Iran. The two sides of the Persian bear back then were Media and Persia.
Donald Trump has been compared with King Cyrus of the Persian empire who decreed the end of the Jewish exile and sent the Jews to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple. I have reported that he is much like Ahasuerus of Esther’s and Daniel’s time, as well.
Cyrus was blood thirsty like that bear Daniel saw in his vision. Donald Trump is also blood thirsty, as we have found out since he took office last January. However, Trump has a heart for Jerusalem just like Cyrus. Why is that? To understand this, we must also look at another beast that is associated with Esau in the book of Daniel, a beast who also represents the Medo-Persians. This beast is a ram.
Dan 8:20 The ram which thou saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
So, Persia is represented as a bear and as a ram. A ram is a clean animal and is associated with Israel and redemption. Esau is anything but clean, however he is a Hebrew. The ram, in this context, represents Esau’s identity as a Hebrew. Esau’s ancestry is from Shem. Therefore, Esau is a Shemite, a semite, who now appears in this Persian ram disguised as caring for Jerusalem like a shepherd.
This ram is the face of a sheep over that of a bear’s head. There is a much darker side to Cyrus’s beast nature. He has an ulterior motive. He wants Jerusalem, to rule over Jerusalem, by making God’s city beholden to him and make Jerusalem a vassal city to the Persian empire.
So does Donald Trump have ulterior motives. One of his motives is to fulfill his fleshly reputation as the world’s best deal-maker and most benevolent ruler. He has now presented Israel with the best of all deals in the form of two separate deals: Peace with the Arabs and peace with the Palestinians. By making these two deals, which are really two parts of the same deal, Trump will make Jerusalem beholden to him. Thus, it will be “as if” he rules over Jerusalem, if he can pull this off. Yesterday’s embassy move is in that direction.
The next beast empire of the Book of Daniel is Greece.
Daniel 8:5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
Dan 8:21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
From H8175; shaggy; as noun, a he goat; by analogy a faun: – devil, goat, hairy, kid, rough, satyr.
The ‘he goat’ is a beast that is directly related to Esau. There is no hinting about this association in scripture. Remember that Esau was born hairy all over to the point that, later, a goat skin fooled Isaac into thinking Jacob was Esau.
The ‘notable horn’ is related to a mountain.
From H7160; a horn (as projecting); by implication a flask, cornet; by resemblance an elephant’s tooth (that is, ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively power: – X hill, horn.
Esau’s mountain was Mount Seir. Interestingly, this mountain’s name is a derivative of the Hebrew word for ‘he goat’, therefore, Mount Seir is associated with a ‘goat’.
Formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine: – Seir.
The words ‘he goat’ are exactly what Daniel saw in his vision. YHVH did not want us to guess about the origins of Greece. (You can find out more about this in my teachings, The Esau Effect and The Kingdom of Edom – The Enemy We Face.) And, notice also that Esau has now become associated with the devil.
Are you beginning to see that Esau is the foundation for all eight of the scriptural beast leaders and their empires? The spirit of Esau works through them. It is even possible that these world leaders – those from Daniel’s time and even now – are physical descendants of Esau.
The next beast empire Daniel saw was a beast that was unlike any natural animal on the earth. This beast had elements of beasts of the field such as horns and claws, but it was more of a composite beast of war whose horns were made of the material of war – iron.
Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
This is a composite beast that many believe is Rome. It was Rome, but it is not just Rome. It is Rome that spawned the next two beast empires with their various beast leaders. The next two beast empire ares Islamic. The fourth beast Daniel saw was a composite of the next three beasts that would reign after Greece.
Rome was an Edomite empire. Rome was known during New Testament times to be an Edomite settlement. Again, let me refer you to my teaching, The Esau Effect for more information on that.
Let’s look at all eight beast empires from John’s perspective:
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Revelation 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
So far, we have looked at six beast empires. Two of them came before Daniel’s time, so God did not mention them in the visions He gave to Daniel. There will be two more beast empires that will rise after Rome falls. John saw all eight beast empires.
Revelation 17:10 tells us that during John’s time five beast empires have come and gone. John is living during the beast that “is”, the 6th beast. Another beast is to come. It will be birthed by Rome, but will take on a life of its own. And it will eventually kill its own mother.
The ten horns of Daniel’s Roman beast and John’s beast (Revelation 12:3, Revelation 13:1) are the ten Sunni caliphates of Islam. Three of the horns were plucked up (Daniel 7:8). During the history of the fight between Shia and Sunni Islam, the Sunnis have always reigned in their Caliphates. But three times, Shi’ite rulers tried to rise only to be squelched, “plucked up” as it were, by the Sunnis. At the time that John saw this vision, these ten kings – Islamic Caliphates – had not yet received their power, as it says in Revelation 17:12.
But look at verse 12’s last phrase: “but receive power as kings one hour with the beast”. “One hour” is a metaphor for a “short time”. Islam has been around for almost 1400 years, but each of its ten kings reigned for only a short time. Also, we might understand that this “short time”, this “one hour”, is a comparison to the entire span of earth’s history when the power behind Esau, the devil, Satan, also called the serpent, has been trying to kill Abraham’s seed.
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Another reason that the Roman beast empire exerts trouble and complications, and causes confusion about the proper interpretations of the “beasts” in scripture at the end of days, is because it still has a hand in reigning over God’s people. Rome exerted its “beast of the field” and “man of the field” doctrine over the House of Judah and the House of Israel. Particularly, Rome captured within its cathedral walls the scattered House of Israel.
Ancient Roman culture still persists in the modern world because of one element that Esau failed to use during his attempts to rule the world through Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia and Greece. That one element is religion.
Esau finally made use of religion during the time of Rome to conquer and hold captive many from the House of Jacob, both Jews and lost ten-tribers, who are called Christians today. Whom Esau could not conquer, he killed in the name of his new religion, Christianity. And who he cannot conquer after Christianity will come under Islamic rule.
The Protestant Reformation is responsible for the confusion about who the 6th, 7th and 8th “beasts” are in the Book of Revelation. Martin Luther wrote and spoke extensively about the Catholic church saying it was ‘mystery Babylon’, all the beasts of John’s vision (anachronistic nonsense), the whore in the scarlet robe that rides the beast, the dragon of Revelation and that the Pope was the antichrist. (See my teaching titled, Betrayed By The Secret Rapture for more details one why these things are not so).
Martin Luther is the father of confusing all the evil beast empires listed in scripture with the Roman empire and Catholic church. Believers need to unravel, as much as possible, who these titles actually refer to. This is why I teach people who the beast empires are. They are Esau! And Esau is coming after Jacob! Have you ever heard of Jacob’s Trouble AKA the Great Tribulation?
With this understanding, let’s turn our attention to President Donald Trump of the United States of America. Or might I say, Edomite Donald Trump of end times Babylon?
Whether or not Trump is a physical descendant of Esau, he exhibits Esau’s spirit in his laser-like focus on Jerusalem. Let’s look at the news about Trump’s latest gambit, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
His speech sounded so good, right and righteous right to the moment he spoke these words: “We want an agreement that is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians. We are not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders. Those questions are up to the parties involved.
The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides. I intend to do everything in my power to help forge such an agreement.
Without question, Jerusalem is one of the most sensitive issues in those talks. The United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides. In the meantime, I call on all parties to maintain the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites including the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-Sharif. Above all, our greatest hope is for peace. The universal yearning in every human soul.
With today’s action, I reaffirm my administration’s longstanding commitment to a future of peace and security for the region. There will, of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement. But we are confident that ultimately, as we work through these disagreements, we will arrive at a peace and a place far greater in understanding and cooperation. This sacred city should call forth the best in humanity.”
Before I examine his words, let’s take a look at what happened this week both before and after President Trump’s speech.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II met with President Erdogan just before Trump’s speech. Now the two nations are calling for a meeting of the Arab community on December 13 to discuss countermeasures. I suggest that this is not the behavior of the truly angry Arab who does not want the US embassy to move. I suggest it is the Arab nations’ way of making a big show of disagreement where there is none, but I expect this posturing to continue for some time to come.
Trump has gambled. Perhaps he will win, perhaps not. That remains to be seen. Let’s look back in history at the Book of Ezra to see that when Cyrus sent the Jews back to Jerusalem – and that’s what the ruckus is all about – there were people who opposed the move.
Ezra 4 describes how the enemies of the Jews were opposed to their return to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the Temple.
Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
Ezra 4:5 And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Ezra 4:6 And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
The people complained, but there was no war. There wasn’t even an uprising beyond the formal channels of diplomacy through letters and some “stops and starts” in the rebuilding of the Temple (see Ezra 4 and 5). In Ezra 9, we read about the Jews further separating themselves from the people of the land without any retribution being brought on them from Persia.
The pattern from Ezra is that there will be complaints through diplomatic channels. But will there be more than complaints from the Arab world?
First, in the last few weeks, we have seen that Saudi Arabia wants a formal alliance with Israel. This will create a formal “King of the South”. Israel has the upper hand because the Saudis – the leader of the Sunni sect against Iran’s Shi’ites – need what Israel has: Technology and lots more fire power and ability than the Saudi Arabian army. Israel is now a commodity to be traded and haggled over by Trump and the Arabs.
Second, we have also seen a new peace push by the Trump administration between Israel and the Palestinians. This embassy move will most certainly spark outrage and perhaps cause a new intifada and ‘days of rage’. Indeed, a new intifada may need to proceed. New ‘days of rage’ may need to proceed, as well, but for a reason.
I have speculated and theorized in the past that President Trump is holding a “trump card” (pun intended) up his diplomatic sleeve. My theory is that this “ace of spades” is nothing more than a secret promise to also place a U.S embassy in East Jerusalem and to declare East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.
The Jews don’t have the upper hand where the Palestinians are concerned. It is possible that Trump will be able to convince the Jewish administration that allowing East Jerusalem to be declared the Palestinian capital will bring peace to the region.
The Jews may also become convinced by President Trump that they need the Saudis as much as the Saudis need them given the activities directly north of Israel by Iran and its allies that are now sitting on Israel’s northern border, thanks to Donald Trump.
Trump may be counting on the Arabs’ violent reaction which he can then use against the Jews to show them how much danger they are in because he gave them the desire of their heart, Jerusalem as their capital. “Except now”, he may say, “you will need to allow the Palestinians to have a capital in east Jerusalem, so I am going to put a U.S. embassy” there.
Let’s what is happening right now across the Middle East:
Saudi Arabia has spoken out against Trump’s announcement. Are their protests genuine? If they are, they soon won’t be when the Iranian King of the North overthrows them. The moment they see his white horse and crowned rider coming, their protests will cease because they will want to hide behind Israel.
The US embassy in Jordan closed today because of protests. Jordanian Minister Mamdoud el-Abadi has echoed Hamas’s call for a third intifada against Israel Thursday, and urged Jordanians to take to the streets in protest of Trump’s decision.
This man called for Jordanians to protest. Why did he do that? Because Jordanian’s might not have gotten the memo that said they need to take to the streets!
Lots of bluster and red-angry faces need to be seen right now. Saudi Arabia and Jordan, along with Turkey, cannot afford to be seen by the rest of the Sunni Arab world – or the average global population, for that matter – as in agreement or even OK with Trump’s plans.
Michael Rubin writes in AEI.org, The Palestinian Authority has promised three days of rage in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. There will certainly be violence: Burning tires and rock-throwing demonstrations make good video. Stabbings, shooting, and cars running over pedestrians are worth a couple days of headlines, bonus points if hand-wringing pundits blame the victims rather than the terrorists and diplomats rationalize the violence.
But make no mistake: Whatever happens, it will not be spontaneous. Spontaneous protests are a rarity in the Middle East.
Michael goes on to talk about how the Iranian protests of the 1990s, the 2000 protest when Ariel Sharon visited Temple Mount and even former Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti’s protests were all orchestrated. Protestors were bussed to locations and people waiting for the press to arrive before throwing their Molotov cocktails.
It is known that Palestinian chairman Yasser Arafat orchestrated the second Intifada and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the master of mob rule.
Hamas is perhaps the only “real” protestor in this current spate of small protests in just a few places in the Middle East designed to make the world population believe the end is nigh. That is, unless their hollering about this is also orchestrated. Hamas is the only Arab organization that seems to have a mind of its own. The operative word there is “seems”. Sunni Hamas is at the behest of Shi’ite Iran because of all the money Iran pours into Hamas. But that won’t remain, either. Once Iran no longer needs Hamas – goodbye.
The reason it is so easy to stir up the Jordanian protests is not because of Jordanians, but because of the Palestinians who live there in huge numbers.
NBC news writes, Protests broke out in parts of Amman, Jordan, inhabited by Palestinian refugees, with youths chanting anti-American slogans.
Of course! It’s the “yutes” (as My Cousin Vinnie would say), the “youths” who go out to protest. Why? Because they’re getting paid and because the effort isn’t worth it for older people.
Orchestrated or not, protests are good for stirring up fear in the general populace and these fears provide cover for what the New World Order elites are about to do next.
Yes, violence will follow Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But that violence will not occur because of the decision. Rather, it will be ordered and orchestrated in advance by leaders across the Middle East who find violence, terrorism, and fanning anti-Americanism a useful tool.
This violence is what may lead to Donald Trump’s biggest deal-making coup yet! It may even become “real”, not orchestrated, but that remains to be seen.
Let’s go back to Trump’s own words, reading between the lines of his speech.
Trump stated that he is not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders, and that these boundaries are to be decided by “the parties”. In other words, the Jews and Palestinians making a peace agreement.
He also said, “The United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides”. That is secret code for something going on behind the scenes which is the push for a peace deal between Israel and the PA.
Trump reaffirmed his administration’s longstanding commitment to a future of peace and security for the region. There will, of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement. But we are confident that ultimately, as we work through these disagreements, we will arrive at a peace and a place far greater in understanding and cooperation. This sacred city should call forth the best in humanity.
Those words, “peace and security”, should have special meaning for Bible believers who know anything about the sudden destruction that comes after the world speaks over Israel those words.
Trump also called for the parties to maintain the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites including the Temple Mount. The Saudi-Israeli agreement calls for internationalizing Jerusalem, but perhaps the Arab world will be happy with simply internationalizing Temple Mount. Such a scenario could, ostensibly, satisfy all parties.
King Abdullah of Jordan spoke specifically about Jerusalem with President Erdogan. “We in Jordan, as the Custodian of Islamic and Christian holy sites, we will persist in undertaking our religious and historical responsibilities towards Al Aqsa Mosque and Al Haram Al Sharif, and uphold our role in protecting Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.
If the “holy site” was taken out of the hands of both the Jews and the Arabs, the United Nations beast would have control over it.
Can you now see how, at the end of days, elements of all the former “beast empires” of Esau exert pressure on Jerusalem in his fight to regain his birthright and control over all the earth?
The United States has morphed from being the “vineyard of the LORD” (Isaiah 5:7), to being (and remaining) end times Babylon under Obama, and now Persia under Trump.
The end times beast is a composite of all the beast empires that came before it. Elements of this beast are in everything man does and in all the nations and organizations that try to deal with Jerusalem. Trump is not the end time beast, nor is America THE beast government. That role, I believe, goes to the Iranian Shi’ite Islamic Caliphate that is coming. America is end times Babylon and Trump is her current Persian king.
It remains to be seen if what I say here is a possibility or comes to fruition. I can’t see another way for this to play out that satisfies the scriptures as far as how I currently understand them. If there is no peace deal between Israel and the PA, if there is no formalized alliance between Israel and the Saudis, if this, if that, the prophesies still remain true and will be fulfilled. But it will be interesting to watch it happen!
May we all be blessed by YHVH to live long enough to see Messiah Yeshua coming to rescue us!
And we may get our wish since this Reuters article says the embassy can be ‘moved in two minutes’. But in a city where land rights are often controversial, moving the embassy to Jerusalem is also a practical problem, too: Where exactly would this new embassy go? Trump, a real estate mogul-turned-world leader, may soon discover that finding a location for a new embassy is no easy task. Although the White House has suggested the embassy could be moved within three to four years, some think that that time frame is unrealistic.
And therein lies another rub. Was Trump just playing a card? Was he simply pacifying the Israelis? Was he gambling with this in order to keep his reputation with the America people? What if Trump simply can put off moving the embassy because of a FUBAR reason – a “fouled up beyond all repair” reason?
According to the Washington Post, In theory, there is land in Jerusalem set aside for a new U.S. Embassy. On President Ronald Reagan’s last day in office in 1989, then-U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Brown signed a contract for a patch of land in West Jerusalem for $1 a year on a 99-year lease. This space was later zoned for “diplomatic purposes” by the Israeli government with the intention of building a U.S. Embassy there.
As I said before, we will have to wait and see. I hope that this broadcast will spark some thoughts and insights in your spirit. Come back next week for updates on this and other current events.