A Cup of Trembling

In the last days, it is prophesied that all of the nations will come against Israel.

Zechariah 12:1-3 KJV — The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord , which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. [2] Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. [3] And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Please see my blog article concerning the Ezekiel Gog and Magog war reserved for the Latter Years:

• War on Israel

Jesus (God manifested in the flesh) also spoke of a time where Jerusalem will be encompassed with armies and will have to flee to the mountains:

Luke 21:20-22 KJV — And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. [21] Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. [22] For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Now we know that this happened in 70 AD when Jerusalem was devoured by their enemies, but I believe it is dual-prophetic. In verse 22, it speaks of the days in which all things will be fulfilled.

Matthew 24 speaks of this same dual-prophecy, and we know these are to happen just before Jesus returns to the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14):

Matthew 24:3 KJV — And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Israel has just turned 70 years now and seems to be the time when the branch is yet tender (Matthew 24:32-33), which means Daniel's 70th week is soon to begin. This is the 7 year period that happens just before Jesus returns.

Matthew 24 also speaks of the Abomination of Desolation in Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27) that is carried out by the last days Beast/AntiChrist/Man of Sin (2 Thessalonians 2):

Matthew 24:15-21 KJV — When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) [16] Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: [17] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: [18] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. [19] And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! [20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: [21] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Please see my article about how Hanukkah (Click Here) was a shadow of what is to come in Daniel's 70th week.

It seems this flight that that Jews make is also referenced in the Book of Revelation during the 7 year tribulation and happens 3.5 years into the "week":

Revelation 12:6 KJV — And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

In both Luke 21:22 and Matthew 24:21 seems to be speaking of the great tribulation that happens just before Jesus returns to judge the nations with His Saints (Jude 1/ Revelation 19). This is a one time period of the worst suffering the world will ever know in the past, present, and future. This period seems to be the second 3.5 year period of Daniel's 70th week.

For more information see these blogs related to Daniel's 70th week:

Israel Will be Saved
Abomination of Desolation
The Birthpains

I believe the scripture in Zechariah 12 is on course for fullfilment as 130 nations in the UN General Assembly voted against the decree for Jerusalem to be the Capitol of Israel in December 2017, and Gog and Magog is forming now as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 while Iran, Russia, and Turkey are coming into an alliance:

United Nations Against Jerusalem

Gog - Israel Prophecy

We also see that there are many Palestinians and Islamic countries such as Iran, Gaza, Lebanon, and others are opposing Israel in military conflicts and shows of force:


While it seems all nations are opposing Israel, America has stepped in has tried to help with proposing a Two State solution to divide the land. Yet, this is opposing the Abrahamic Covenant God has declared and it appears will lead to the destruction of America:

• Two State "Solution"

In November 2018, we see the United Nations are still against the Jewish people keeping claim to Jerusalem according to their inheritance through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

UN Calling for Two State Solution

In December 2018, in an article by the Jerusalem Post (Click Here), it was mentioned that 148 nations in the United Nations General Assembly has voted against Israel:

“The international community must stop participating in such a blatant denial of history. You must not permit these blatant attempts to delegitimize Israel,” Furman said.

The UN General Assembly in New York on Friday approved six anti-Israel resolutions including two that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.
The primary resolution on Jerusalem, that passed 148-11 with 14 abstentions, also disavowed Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

Both that text and a second more global one on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which passed 156-8, with 12 abstentions, spoke of Judaism’s most holy site – The Temple Mount – solely by its Muslim name of al-Haram al-Sharif.

The votes comes as Israel is working to shore up international support for its sovereignty in Jerusalem.

War on Jerusalem

The SanHedrin of Jerusalem of course believes Yeshua (Jesus) is not the Messiah, and so they believe they are still under the Law of Moses and believe the Messiah will come out of Israel as prophesied in the Tanakh (Old Testament).

Temple Altar Dedication

Please see my article regarding the plan of reconcilation God established for Israel in Daniel's 70th week as referenced in Daniel 9.

• All of Israel Will be Saved
• Cup of Trembling

It is my belief, in Daniel's 70th week, some Jews will accept the true Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) as referenced in Zechariah 12-13, while other Jews will accept the False Messiah (AntiChrist) and the False Prophet. Jesus said this to the Jews of His day:

John 5:43 KJV - I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.


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