Today from the White House, President Trump fulfilled two of his campaign promises:
1. He officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
2. He directed the State Department to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Trump stated in his speech, "In 1995, Congress adopted The Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the Federal Government to relocate the American Embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize that city as Israel's capital. The Act passed by a majority vote, yet for over twenty years, every U. S. President exercised the U. S. waiver not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, believing that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem would advance the cause of peace." He went on to say that after more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to peace in that region.
"When Israel gained statehood in 1948, they declared Jerusalem as their eternal and undivided capital...Today, Israel claims Jerusalem as its united capital, with most branches of Israeli government headquartered there, including the Knesset building. Only the Ministry of Defense is located in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem." (Excerpt is taken from Understanding God's Eternal Plan for Israel" by Deby Brown - book available on Amazon).
God said He has written His name on the land of Jerusalem: "...Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there." 1 Kings 11:36
Jerusalem is the city that God claims is His.
Song For Israel thanks President Trump for this bold move!