JERUSALEM December 7, 2017
Interesting, exciting, historic and prophetic events are happening in Israel especially concerning JERUSALEM. On Dec. 6 President Donald Trump recognized Israel’s right to have their capital in Jerusalem and he wants the American Embassy moved from Tel Aviv to JERUSALEM. Before Trump’s speech commentator Jacob “Corbi” Barkai (?) compared Trump to President Truman who was the first president to recognize Israel as a nation in 1948. Trump mentioned Truman in his speech. I find it interesting that an Arab said Trump’s declaration was a second Balfour declaration. In 1917 Balfour of England promised England’s help to establish a Jewish homeland in Israel. Recently was the 100th year anniversary of British General Allenby taking ISRAEL from the Ottoman Turkish Empire. General Allenby was a born again Christian.
I was walking in JERUSALEM and offered a Hebrew tract, a man said he did not read Hebrew. He reads English. In my hand I had an English tract entitled JESUS. He did not want it. We were in between where Jesus was born and died. From Bethlehem to Jerusalem is about 4 miles and we were in the middle. People come so close to Jesus but many miss the purpose for which He came. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Like 19:10. This was God’s plan from the beginning of time. Many this Christmas will not realize who Jésus Christ is. A few days later I was walking in JERUSALEM with books in my hand. I said hello to a religious couple. The man had side curls. It was the first evening of Hanukkah. John 10:22 Feast Of Dedication. We talked and the woman asked what I had in my hand. I hesitated but then said books. She wanted one. I gave the one on top which was in large format brochure but thin on the prophecy of Daniel. Now a book in Hebrew is visible. The man asked about the book titled “This Man”. The title is a an expression in Hebrew for Jesus. He asked who is he. I said he was born 2 kilometers south of here and died 2kilometers north of here. He said he would check it out. Micah 5:2 predicts that the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. “But thou, BETHLEHEM Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The Messiah, the Son of God has always existed. Jesus Christ is God In human flesh, Immanuel-God with is. “ But when the fullness of the time was come , God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Gal 4:4-5. The Redeemer has come! After Jesus was circumcised on His 8th day, and Mary passed the time of her purification, Joseph & Mary brought Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. Luke 2:21-24. It was revealed to Simeon that he would see the Lord’s Christ (Messiah) before his death. When he saw the baby Jesus, he said “For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation. Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.” Lk 2:25-32. Now is the first day of Hanukkah, the Feast of lights. Jesus is the Light of the world. John 8:12. Anna also knew at this time when Mary & Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple who the child Jesus was. “And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in JERUSALEM.” Lk 2:38. Those who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Rom 3:24.
I will leave Israel Jan. 14, 2018 for France. Feb. 7 I will fly to Romania for a month. My conference in Mioveni assembly is Feb. 11-18. We will study the miracles of Jesus in John. The first 2 weeks of March I will be in Crete, Greece before returning to FRANCE.
Let us make plans to serve the risen Christ in the NEW YEAR.
A BLESSED REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST’S BIRTH and
A FRUITFUL NEW YEAR FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!
In Messiah’s love,
Michael David Bentley. Like 2:11