“They exchanged God’s truth for a lie and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” (Romans 1: 25)
By Christine Darg,
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has as its motto, “Building peace in the minds of men and women.”
However, peace cannot be built upon the foundation of lies.
UNESCO is trying its best to rewrite history and the Bible by denying any Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
The Temple Mount and Western Wall – Judaism’s holiest site – have been “reclassified” as exclusively Muslim by the UN in major victory to the Palestinian cause.
Please watch this recent video exposing UNESCO’s desire to rebrand Jewish holy sites as Muslim. I mentioned a document from the 1920s in which Muslim authorities said the Temple Mount is indisputably associated with King Solomon.
But the ancient Jewish Temple menorah is also depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome as spoils of war and booty from Jewish Jerusalem. God surely has his witnesses to truth everywhere and cannot be mocked!
At his Bible study at the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem last night, Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the UNESCO decision as “theater of the absurd.”
Netanyahu said, “Today that organization adopted another delusional decision stating that the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall.”
“Even if they do not read the Bible,” the prime minister said, “I would suggest that UNESCO members visit the Arch of Titus in Rome. On it one can see what the Romans brought back to Rome after they destroyed and looted the Second Temple on the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago. There, engraved on the Arch of Titus, is the seven-branched menorah that is the symbol of the Jewish People and, I remind you, is also the symbol of the Jewish state today.” Netanyahu added darkly, “Soon, UNESCO will say that the Emperor Titus engaged in Zionist propaganda.”
To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the pyramids.
“By this absurd decision,” Netanyahu said indignantly, “UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it had left.
But I believe that historical truth is stronger and that truth will prevail. And today we are dealing with the truth.”
However, there are consequences when nations defy the truth! God Almighty has something to say to the nations. UNESCO flies in the face of Zechariah 12: 2-3, “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.”
Intercessors, I invite you to pray Psalm 2. This situation with UNESCO is a fulfilment of this psalm:
1 Why do the nations conspire[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”
7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
8 Ask me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of iron[b];
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Psalm 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage
Psalm 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)