The Balfour Declaration and the King Cyrus Declaration
The Balfour Declaration:
November 2nd, 1917
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
I should be grateful if you would bring this
declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour
The Cyrus Declaration
“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: all the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem,” Ezra 1:1-4.
When Great Britain was much closer to God in reverence and faith – she became instrumental, by way of Lord Balfour, under girded by many British evangelicals – to allow the Jewish people to return to their eternally divinely given land.
Will now that the United States based on the same reverence toward this Judeo Christian basis, under the present courageous faith driven leadership of ‘their Balfour’, namely President Donald Trump, like Cyrus of old, back the Jewish people to build the already described by Ezekiel (chapters 40-48) temple or house of God for Messiah to return to this earth and cause all wars to cease, for the glorious benefit of all mankind!
“And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory……
….. And the glory of the Lord came into the temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east. The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
Then I heard Him speaking to me from the temple, while a man stood beside me. And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever,” Ezekiel 43:2,4-7.
This all is colossal in its crucial all over riding significance, much, much more important than the welcome courageous decision of President Donald Trump to move the US Embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
What can be more crucial than to be involved with the building of God’s holy temple on God’s own chosen hill for the coming King Messiah to rule the nations of this world in peace and righteousness.
May it be so!
Yours for Zion’s best!
~ Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center
Newsletter of May 6, 2018.
Republished with the kind permission of Author Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of International Christian Zionist Center.
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