Dividing Jerusalem

Q. Are there any Bible prophecies that predict the attempts at dividing Jerusalem and it’s outcome? A. Zechariah 12:2-3 says, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” Where Jerusalem is concerned, all the nations of the world are already united against Israel. They want it divided. This prophecy seems to say that any attempt to do so will be unsuccessful. Then Zechariah 14:2 tells of Jerusalem being attacked in the final battle before the Lord returns. “I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.” This confirms that prior to that last battle Jerusalem will be undivided. Based on these prophecies, it’s hard to believe that the current talk about dividing Jerusalem will result in that actually happening. But if it does, Zechariah’s prophecy says it’ll only be temporary.

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