The question who is a Zionist is often a sterile (difficult) debate over semantics, rather than one of any substance. Contrary to popular concept, one does not have to be Jewish to be a Zionist. A Zionist is anyone who believes that God gave the land of Israel to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants forever. "Forever" includes today! Zionist is a term often heard, but it’s not always understood. Many people assume that to be a Zionist, someone must also be Jewish, or conversely, that all Jews are Zionists. This is not the case.
The Zionist movement is not universally supported by Jews. Even today, there are a number of Orthodox Jewish groups that believe that Zionism violates the Torah. For instance, the Neturei Karta, founded and based in Jerusalem, refuses to acknowledge the state of Israel, and makes the false argument that that Torah requires that the land seized from the Palestians in the 20th century must be returned to them.
On the other hand, a number of fundamentalist and evangelical Christians do support ideals of Zionism (The term Zionist can refer to non-Jewish supporters of Israel as well). Their support is religious in nature, sopported by the holy Scriptures. Contrary to popular opinion, Zionism did not begin with the Jewish holocaust, but the (Tanach) Hebrew Scriptures.
Zion is the city of the great King: The references in Scripture to Zion and Jerusalem are to be taken literally as the context may indicate, though they may also be spiritualized since they are a type of His heavenly abode. Those, therefore, who speak against Zion, speak both against God’s earthly and heavenly city. The Hebrew Scriptures say concerning Zion:
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of HaShem’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. (not to Palestine) Yeshayahu 2:2 "And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of HaShem, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the Torah, and the word of HaShem from Jerusalem. Yeshayahu 2:3
Coming world redemption through Mashiach, peace and prosperity from Zion, the Hebrew scriptures speak:
"For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth." Yeshayahu / Isaiah 62:1
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings [Mashiach's work] of good, that publishes salvation; that saith unto Zion, Your God reignet!” Yeshayahu 52:7
"HaShem will reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise HaShem! " (Tehillim / Psalm 146:10).
Biblical Jewish eschatology envisions the construction of The Third Temple in Jerusalem associated with the coming of the Jewish Messiah, and thus, adherents of Orthodox Judaism anticipate a Third Temple. The al-Aqsa Mosque (the golden Pimple) or the abomination that causes desolation will be removed soon, so that it can open the space for the holy Jewish temple. The prophet Daniel says:
He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him” (Daniel 9:27).
The sons of Yishmael (Ismael) say:
The deputy chief of the Islamist movement in Israel Kimal Al-Khatib told thousands of children in a Saturday Islamist protest on the Temple Mount that the Jewish Temple will never be rebuilt. His speech was published in the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper Monday morning. “If the Jews think that their mourning will end and they will rejoice by destroying the Al-Aqsa mosque and building their Temple, we say to them that their dream will not be fulfilled and they will continue to mourn. Al-Aqsa is for Muslims only,” he said.
WorldNetDaily’s editor said:
"For the life of me, I don’t know how anyone can ignore what the Bible says about Israel and Jerusalem being the center of things. The very existence of Israel as a reborn Jewish state is a testament to God’s covenant with his chosen people. The United Nations may have been the worldly vehicle to proclaim the nation born in a day in 1948, but it was part of a heavenly plan. Has there ever been another nation that ceased to exist for nearly 2,000 years and was and reborn in a day, just as the prophet Isaiah predicted? I don’t know of any… If we don’t take the Bible seriously, … the Middle East conflict is reduced to a materialistic struggle over worthless real estate. There are forces at work in this conflict that cannot be seen or understood by man. It’s not only the focal point of the world, right now, it’s also the focal point of the spiritual universe."
The funny thing is that the Ismaelim / Edomim (Muslim) say that the Jewish temple never existed at Temple Mount, that its existence is "Zionist propaganda". Now they the say "never be REbuilt", so they admit they were lying before.
This abomination is the Dome of the Rock causes desolation for the worshippers of the true God.
I think is time to stop thinking that all pictures of Jerusalem should include the GOLDEN PIMPLE. It is time to begin to hunger for the holy Temple of HaShem. The Golden Pimple (Dome of the Rock ) is not holy. It is time to ask HaShem to drop it. And to allow us to rebuild the holy Temple. Amen.
Just remember, it is not the end of the world. It may be just the beginning — or the birth pangs — of a new one." We must fight back, strengthen Israel, and influence.
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