President Trump recently announced that the Holy City of Jerusalem will be named as the capital of Israel. The heads and patriarchs of Christian churches in Jerusalem didn’t take too kindly to the announcement that the ancient city is now Israel’s capital, and took to the media to express their concerns.
“We are certain that such steps will yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land,” the leaders said in a letter to Trump, moving us farther from the goal of unity and deeper toward destructive division.”
This decision has already caused protests and division in Jerusalem between the Palestinians and the Israelites, who both consider the Holy City as their capital. But President Trump didn’t think that his decision was unwise during a press conference held on December 6th.
The Psalmist David wrote in Psalm 122:5-9: “For thrones are set there for judgement, The thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.” NKJV.
This is a prophetic outcry for the people of Israel and Palestine. Just like David proclaimed peace upon the land in spite of the judgement that would often come against them, we can do the same on behalf of the people of Israel and Palestine.