On the surface, President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia appears to be a very good thing. He boldly spoke to a group of leaders from 50 Muslim-majority countries and told them in no uncertain terms that the only right course of action to take would be to “Drive out the terrorists!…Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this Earth!”
In Riyadh, Trump said, “This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.”
Trump said he hoped the gathering of the region’s leaders in Riyadh would mark the beginning of the end of terrorism and the start of peace in the Middle East.
So what valid criticism has President Trump opened himself up to?
- He referred to Mecca, Saudi Arabia as ‘holy land’ when the only holy land is Jerusalem, the only city that God has claimed as His.
- It appears that for the sake of peace, the prospect of how to divide Jerusalem (the city of Peace) will be on the negotiating table.
In Joel 3:2, the Lord says: “I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” (3:2)
Certain events must happen, because God has already told us that they will happen. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, and that Peace can only come by the Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom, Yeshua ha’Mashiach or Jesus Christ Himself.