Trump believes he’s on a mission from God. He’s been hearing it from people, and he’s got the best people as long as they say what he wants them to say, and boy howdy, John Hagee knows how to grease the micropole.
Now, I probably know as much about Jerusalem as Donald Trump, and I know nothing, but I do know I don’t want the President of the United States framing foreign policy from this guy.
What this interview with the pastor on Faith Nation explains is, the biblical timing of Trump’s Israel announcement was critical because 2017 was Jubilee Year which deals largely with land, property, and property rights.
God measures everything in modules of 50 years. This is what happened in the 1917 Jubilee year:
Foreword fifty years, 1967, add fifty more. 2017. Jubilee year. Bingo. It’s in the stars, well, the Bible.
“Biblical Timing of Absolute Precision”
Leviticus 25:8-55, describes the festival’s three basic features. First, as in the sabbath year ( Lev 25:2-7 ), the land was to be fallow. The people were not to farm the land but were to eat what grew naturally. Both people and land should enjoy their release.
Second, all Hebrew slaves were to go free. The law allowed poor people to become slaves to pay their debts. Owners were to treat their Hebrew slaves kindly. All slaves were to be freed in the Year of Jubilee.
Third, the land reverted to its original owner. This practice ensured that no citizen would remain poor or a slave forever. A person who sold land to another was really selling a certain number of crops, so the number of years before the Jubilee determined the sale price. Property within walled cities did not revert in the Year of Jubilee except for the property of the Levites, which was always redeemable. A few other modifications of the normal procedure also existed. Daughters who inherited land had to marry within their own tribes in order to keep the land ( Num 36:4 ).