‘USA’ in the Midst of JerUSAlem
“But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is
God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great king”
means ‘city of peace,’ but there has been very little peace in the thousands of
years of its existence. And certainly there is no city which is of greater
importance today to world peace. The peace of the world depends upon the peace
of Jerusalem. This awesome fact is
recognized by the United Nations today, for every effort is being made by its
members to find some way of achieving peace between Arabs and Jews in the Mideast.
But the Bible tells us that there will be no true peace until the Lord Jesus
Christ returns as the Prince of Peace and rules over a world of peace, justice
and righteousness from Jerusalem. “For
unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be
upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called. Wonderful, Counseller,
The Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of
Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it
with judgment and with justice from hence forth even for ever. The zeal of the
Lord of hosts will perform this.” – (Is.9:6,7).
The Lord Jesus carried the cross on His shoulder to Calvary
to become our peace offering sacrifice and Savior at His first coming, and He’s
coming back soon and the world government will be on His shoulder. He will be
King of Kings and world emperor over a world of peace and then Jerusalem
will fulfill the meaning of its name ‘city of peace’ and ‘city of God.’
And God wrote the name Jerusalem
818 times in the Bible and it is not happenstance that He spelled it with USA
in the midst of it – JerUSAlem.
God is showing us truth that we, who are living in the end times, can discern
much truth from. It was the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God that
placed USA in
the center of Jerusalem, the city
of God and now we have the last
empire on earth called the United States of
America or USA.
This is exactly what the Lord foreseen from the very beginning and has now come
to pass in order to fulfill the last empire of Satan’s Antichrist, the feet of
iron and clay in Nebuchadnezzar’s image dream of (Dan.2).
Very soon now the President-Antichrist will rule over the U.S.A.
and the whole world and that means Israel
as well. “…and power was given him over
all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” – (Rev.13:7). And, except for the
Tribulation saints, the whole world will worship him as God. “And all that dwell upon the earth shall
worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the lamb slain
from the foundation of the world”
– (Rev.13:8). And that means most of Israel
will worship him and receive his mark in their forehead or right hands as well.
The President-Antichrist will be president of the world for a short time
and counterfeit the Lord Jesus just before Christ’s second coming. Antichrist
will be the king of all the worldly people who have rejected Christ. He will
declare himself as the God-King in the newly built temple in Jerusalem
– (2 Thes.2:4). Instead of King Jesus ruling from Jerusalem
over the whole earth, the Antichrist will present himself as the God-King of Jerusalem.
It is in Jerusalem that Satan
particularly wants to be worshipped and he accomplishes it for a short time
with his Antichrist. And then the Lord Jesus returns with His army of saints
from heaven and defeats Antichrist at Armageddon and throws Antichrist and his
False Prophet alive into the lake of fire – (Rev.19:11-21).
The president of the U.S.A.
will be in the midst of JerUSAlem
being worshipped as God by the Jews and Gentiles worldwide. And that’s the
greatest blasphemy ever perpetrated on planet earth and it’s called by Jesus “the abomination of desolation” in
(Mt.24:15). “When ye therefore shall see
the abomination of desolation spoken
of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (Whose readeth,
let him understand).” Or maybe if I write it – ‘Obamanation of desolation’
you could understand it better.
It is written – “Great is the
Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his
holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King” – (Ps.48:1,2). But instead
of Christ being the great king in Jerusalem,
the Antichrist will be. And that’s the great blasphemy of U.S.A.
in the midst of JerUSAlem – amen. The president of the USA
proclaiming himself as God and having an image of himself in the Jerusalem temple
to the worshipped as God. He who audaciously dares to deify himself
always demands worldwide worship. And he will have the outrageous audacity to
engage King Jesus himself in military combat. Are you watching for the two
beasts about to devour your flock, pastor. Be a watch
dog and not a lapdog. Bark, preacher, bark – (Is.56:9-12).
We know that with our last several presidents, they have wanted to have
the earthly glory of brokering a Mideast peace agreement
and the Arabs. And unknowingly, one day soon, the President of the USA will
broker and confirm a comprehensive peace ‘covenant’ between Israel and all the
Arab nations, and He becomes, as it were, the prince of peace. But He will be a
false prince and it will be a short, false peace. Our President-Antichrist will
fulfill the prophecy of Antichrist in (Dan.9:26,27).
Antichrist-President will be the ‘middle man,’ an interceding or agent between
the Arabs and Jews. He will be in the ‘midst’ of JerUSAlem.
He will be the ‘middleman’ solving, as it were, the Mid-east conflict and be hailed as a great man of peace. And Jerusalem
is the most inflammatory part of the Arab-Jew conflict and the USA
is in the midst of it.
in JerUSAlem points to the USA
in another way. Our nation was founded by Godly pilgrim forefathers who were
fleeing persecution and came here and founded a godly nation of Christians. They
desired a new country and had their eyes on New Jerusalem – “…and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare
plainly that they seek a country…But now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their
God: for he hath prepared for them a
city” – (Heb.11:13-16). And they lived their lives in the USA
as godly earthly pilgrims – “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain
from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul” – (I Pet.2:11).
True pilgrims look for New Jerusalem whose builder and maker is God, the
holy city built by God. But our nation has backslid from godly pilgrims with
New JerUSAlem in their hearts, to ungodly people who
have hearts full of lust. Our nation today is Sodom,
USA waiting for the fiery
wrath of God to fall upon U.S.
We are a wicked nation about to be ruled by the wicked Antichrist.
The first name for Jerusalem
in the Bible was Salem (Gen.14:18).
We have 24 cities named Salem in
the U.S.A. and
6 named New Salem and I don’t know how many named Jerusalem.
We’ve fallen a long way down from a godly Christian heritage to the ungodly,
worldly antichristian nation of today that is ripe for judgment. Now we have
brought New Jerusalem down to earth and our leaders make vague and worldly
references to a ‘shining city on a hill’ and our cities are wicked. A born
again saint of God vexes his righteous soul like Lot
because of the filthy lifestyle of the wicked.
Obama says his presidency is an opportunity for the U.S.
to reunite its relations with the Muslim world, starting the day of his
inauguration and continuing with a speech he plans to deliver in an Islamic
capital. He plans to be sworn into office using his full name Barack Hussein Obama. He said “I think we’ve got a unique
opportunity to reboot America’s
image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular.” And it’s his
‘image’ that will reshape the world, for the worse.
are six million Jews in the USA
today, about one third of their world population, and they use their money and
influence to support Israel
in its struggle for survival against their giant Arab enemies. And that also
greatly helps to put USA
in the midst of JerUSAlem.
is meddling with God in Israel
and will suffer the terrible consequences at Armageddon. Like
King Josiah who reigned in Jerusalem and had no business meddling in Egypt’s
war with another nation. The king of Egypt
told King Josiah “…For God commanded me
to make haste: forbear thee from meddling with God…” – (2 Chr.35:21). But
Josiah meddled with his army and was shot in the valley
of Megiddo, which is Armageddon,
and he died in Jerusalem. “…but every fool will be meddling” – (Prov.20:3).
borrowed much money from the USA
and has made themselves servants of U.S.
– “…the borrower is servant to the
lender” – (Prov.22:7). So when the President-Antichrist wants to place his
image in their new temple and declares himself as God there, they must comply.
When the Antichrist sends his U.S.
army against Israel
at Armageddon, the U.S.A.
Are you saved and born again through Jesus Christ and ready for the
rapture? It not, repent of your sins and believe in
your heart by faith in Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins and
become a new born again creature in Christ. Born again describes what happens
to you when you’re truly saved. “Therefore
if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). Jesus said – “that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of
the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again”
– (Jn.3:6,7). And then you will have “peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
Tucson, AZ 85705
Would love to hear from you!