US Embassy In Jerusalem: Damascus War Trigger? (Dream Confirmation)

What does President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem mean? Why is it happening now? What changed? Is there a specific Middle East end time prophecy that this may lead to? Find out that and the new insight into that prophecy that this development led me to see. Plus, I talk about a dream on the Great Tribulation that God gave me the night after I began writing this article, that provides confirmation for me of how significant Trump's act is.

Excitement Over Israel's Capital Finally Being Recognized

When I woke up, turned on my phone and watched the news that President Trump had finally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, I immediately had a strong feeling come upon me. A sense of excitement, certainly, and something more.

But I was not sure why yet. I was not surprised at the great news. I had known this was coming from the media reports of the preceding days. Although I'm fond of Israel and happy to see an Israeli political victory for a change, that did not account for the level of emotion I felt.

I began to sense that this event was somehow important prophetically. How? I did not understand the answer until I thought on it through the day and night as I will share below.

For Jews and Israelis, the source of the excitement and importance is not nearly so elusive. To have their national capital finally recognized some 70 years after it was established in 1948 is long overdue. It is a vindication. Trump said it is their right as sovereign nation to pick their capital (whether it is shared later or not) and he was only acknowledging this reality.

The excitement for American supporters of Israel is also easy to understand. They get to see their president “do the right thing” and fulfill his campaign promise at the same time. This is extra special considering how the last three presidents could also have done so, even promised to, but failed to.

Why Now? What Changed?

I say they could have because the US Senate had already passed the “Jerusalem Embassy Act” urging the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem back in 1995. Although it specified 1999 as the move deadline, each past president had signed waivers postponing this law, citing Middle East security concerns and, of course, not wanting to hinder prospects of the blessed “peace process.”

Then along comes Trump, the great disruptor, breaking all the rules including the precedent of decades of US foreign policy. Given the lack of progress on Middle East peace and his own maverick nature, Trump decided it was time to try a new approach, one that no longer ignored reality. (I'm sure as well he saw something in it for himself as is often the case when normal people do good deeds.)

Can you blame him? It seems illogical to expect a peace agreement with someone who wants to deny a fact of history as clear as what the capital city of their peace partner is.

Prophecy Says No Peace Until the Millennium Anyway, And Two More Wars

If you study end time Bible prophecy, you may already know that Middle East peace was never going to happen. It was doomed from the start. There is too much deep-seated, ancient animosity between the offspring of Abraham's sons Ishmael (father of the Arabs) and Issac (father of Israel).

Peace simply will not happen between Israel and the Arabs before Jesus returns. Jesus will become king of the earth in God's global government called the Kingdom of God. This will end all wars and even administer conflict resolution to all situations including this Middle East conflict.

Further, as readers of my past articles are well aware, before we get there we have two major wars in prophecy involving Israel, the Arabs and Jerusalem:

  1. First, we have the nuclear Middle East war between Israel and her neighboring nations, mostly enemies and mostly Arab (excluding Persian Iran). Israel will defeat the Arabs in this war using her nuclear weapons resulting in the destruction of Damascus as Isaiah 17 describes along with Psalm 83. This shift of power will allow key prophetic events to happen like the Third Temple and the gathering of the saints to Judea to safety from WW3 and Wormwood. But this victory and resulting power over the Middle East will only be temporary.
  2. That's because once all that prophecy is fulfilled, the very next event will be the rise of the Antichrist. When he comes to power he will almost immediately surround Jerusalem with his armies (Luke 21:20), take over the Third Temple as his headquarters and then expel half of Jerusalem's inhabitants (Zech 14:2). I'll give you one guess as to which half of Jerusalem will be sent packing: the Jewish half or the Arab half?

As "Exciting" as the Third Temple Being Constructed?

Perhaps you can understand better now why I cannot get very excited about this big news like my Jewish friends, even though I readily agree with Trump's decision to end the charade of denying reality.

On the one hand, playing along with a game of denial about Israel's capital was illogical and wrong. But at the same time, the overdue recognition of Jerusalem is not going to bring peace either (like Trump states it can). Nor is it going to bring any change in Israel's fortunes in the world. It's not the start of a renaissance or a new era for Israel. The world is still lead by Satan and therefore almost completely antisemitic. This will not change until the Millennium, even if Israel does get the upper hand over the Arabs for a short time after Damascus falls.

No matter how many countries follow suit to recognize Jerusalem, the Jews who feel safe there will still be expelled from their capital and persecuted when the Antichrist arrives.

My lack of excitement for Israel over this could be likened to how it will be when the Jews finally get permission to build their Third Temple on the Temple Mount. The Jews are going to be so excited and jubilant to have that dream come true, just as they are to a lesser degree now with overdue recognition of their capital. Yet those of us with prophetic insight won't be. We will know that the temple dedicated and intended for Yehovah God by the Jews will soon after be taken over by the Antichrist and employed in worship of him and his statue/image as God (2Th 2:4).

To sum up, understanding prophecy has many benefits, but it can be quite the buzzkill for otherwise “exciting” news developments!

Prophetic Meaning? Clue in the Outrageous Arab Response

Then what does Trump's shocking decision really accomplish? I think my initial feeling that Trump's decision is an important step forward in prophecy was right. And now I may understand how it could play out prophetically, even though the phrase “US relocates embassy to Jerusalem” has never been a line item on my prophetic timeline.

The answer or insight came to me within minutes to Trump's announcement, in the news of the Arab response:

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Outrage, rage, anger, denunciations, demonstrations, and even an Arab leader's call for “another Intifada” of violence against Israel. Because Trump announced America recognized that Israel's capital was indeed in reality Jerusalem? Seriously? Wow, talk about a fit! They completely ignored the part where he said that the question of whether Jerusalem would be shared in a two-state solution was up to the two parties and not something he was addressing. Still, they threw a tantrum like a toddler after being told he could not have ice cream unless he first ate his peas.

Objectively, that irrational, emotional response got me thinking: had I been missing something all this time about what it will take for the Arabs to unite in a confederate attack on Israel per Isaiah 17/Psalm 83?

To give a little background, I've been saying for years that the Arabs have not attacked Israel together since the 1973 Yom Kippur War because Israel has demonstrated their willingness to use nuclear weapons against an existential threat from the Arabs like they posed at that time. Golda Meir directed Israel to load nuclear bombs on their fighter jets in 1973 when it looked like they were losing the Yom Kippur war. Israel did the same in the 1990 Gulf War when they feared that Saddam Hussein's scud missiles had biological weapons. Both times this “Samson Option” was threatened; namely "you try to destroy Israel, Israel will destroy you at the same time through nuclear retaliation so we both go down together."

My thinking now is that the Arab's general cultural hatred of Israel won't be enough to unify the Arab nations to take on "Nuclear Israel" even once they acquire a nuclear arsenal to neutralize or match Israel's own nuclear deterrent. I believe now God has shown me on the day (and night) of Trump's announcement that there has to be a fresh, new provocation.

The US Embassy move can provide that provocation or perhaps something else that at this time is not already planned or expected. Nevertheless I think a new provocation is a necessary component for this war to happen along with the development of an Arab nuclear arsenal to answer Israel's nuclear arsenal.

2017 + “3 or 4 Years to Move” = 2020-2021

If the Arabs were this mad over the words of a simple declarative pronouncement, how mad will they be when the promised action comes to pass with the embassy move finally completed in “three to four years time?” If they have nuclear weapons already by then, the US embassy opening could be their target for attack. Leading up to that move, gives time for the Arab states to unite in their fresh anger and feel ready to put aside their differences, accept the risks and make a bold move to “wipe the memory of Israel out” like Psalm 83 says they will say (Ps 83:4). It could happen then or a few years after. Uniting nations to attack a nuclear power does take some time and convincing. As suicidal and implausible as it all seems, it will happen as Psalm 83 says. Damascus will be no longer be a city (Isaiah 17:1).

As I have shared already, this war would have to happen by 2024 if 2024-2030 is the Sabbath year cycle that coincides with the 70th Week of Daniel ending with the return of Christ in the Sabbath year of 2030. 2024 would be when Israel would have to open up to allow the faithful saints to move to safety in Judea ahead of the coming of WW3/Wormwood in 2026. (Unless all this takes place in a later Sabbath year cycle, like 2031-2037, or 2038-2044 and so on...).

Therefore, the given 2020-2021  timeframe for the US Embassy move would certainly allow it to be a provocation in time for the prophesied M.E. war to happen before 2024.

Bear in mind, when I say I am convinced Trump's announcement could be prophetic, I don't say this lightly. I'm not a typical Christian prophecy pundit finding prophetic meaning in every other news story. I don't have a habit of saying “prophecy is being fulfilled” or regularly claim major news events are prophetic. You'll hear such things pronounced by others about earthquakes, hurricanes, wars, rumors of wars, as many also did about the election of Trump, etc., but not by me.

(Note that Jesus did speak of “wars and rumors of wars”, however it was in making the point that they are a normal fixture of life and not signs of the end so don't be troubled by them. Meanwhile, most Christians are either troubled by them or considering many wars prophetic when they are just a common outcome of human nature.)

In fact, I never proclaim anything is prophetic and get criticized by some for debunking every popular prophecy theory. But just as I changed on sharing my conviction on what year I think the end will start, so too, I'm now breaking precedent and saying something in the news finally is prophetic. (Have to keep my haters guessing...)

Confirmation? My Startling, Revealing Dream That Night

Of course, I cannot prove any of the above, nor do I feel a need to convince anyone of my beliefs ever anyway. I share my thoughts for those who are interested as I know many of you are, especially supporters.

That said, I will state for those who care that I feel God confirmed the insights above through a dream. After thinking on, researching and beginning to write this article on Trump's announcement, I said some prayers in faith to Yehovah God and went to bed.

That night I had an incredible, startling dream that revealed something about the Great Tribulation I never anticipated nor have I ever heard anyone teach—yet it is obvious once you hear it.

Even more interesting, it turns out this dream was a follow-up or companion piece to a previous dream I had on what the righteous will be doing in their safe place during the Great Tribulation (Rev 12:14).

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Please bear in mind (again), me sharing my dreams is also unusual. God does not give me dreams all the time. Unlike my peers, you won't hear me claiming, “God told me this or that” or nor make it seem I have a running conversation with God all the time like some do. I'm not a prophet. I've only had half a dozen dreams I could definitely say were divine and I've only shared a couple so far publicly outside of my family. Thus, when I get a word from God it is precious, not a common thing. I seek God diligently (Heb 11:6) and sometimes sometimes he surprises me with, let's say, unexpected and encouraging bonus revelations. I'm enjoy sharing his secrets with others. Praise Yehovah.

Final Thoughts

To help avoid any misunderstanding, let me try to summarize what I'm saying as well as what I'm not saying.

When I heard Trump's announcement, I believe the Holy Spirit convicted me that this was (at last) a truly prophetically significant news event to pay attention to. I immediately knew I had to write this article and was researching it all that same day. I quickly arrived at the previously missed insight that the Arabs need a new provocation to unite them in their suicidal attack against nuclear Israel per Isaiah 17/Psalm 83.

I believe the future US Embassy move by 2021 could at that time (or after) provide such a needed provocation.

I feel that the revelatory dream God gave me that night was God's gift to confirm my direction and conclusions of the day. I realize that it may not seem so given the different subject of the dream itself. But in reality the Great Tribulation is the "main event" that all these next prophetic events set up and culminate in. As soon as the 42 month Great Tribulation finishes, the earth comes under the Kingdom of God (Rev 11:15) starting with God's wrath for ten days (Rev 11:18). The fact that I got any kind of revelatory dream on the same day that I felt told to write on Trump's embassy plans as a prophetic event is significant to me given how rare these dreams are in my life. After all, God could have given it after I wrote the article or before. He chose to give it while I was in the middle of the two day process.

Admittedly, God never spoke to me in clear words about the above so these are only the deductions I draw from the feelings, coincidences and events of that eventful 24 hour period starting from seeing Trump's big news. I share it for your own consideration as you evaluate in your own life how close the end may be and whether your spiritual house is in order yet and needs any refocused attention.

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Sherry Phelps - December 9, 2017

Wow! This is confirmation for me too. As I saw thid announcement in the news, I felt it deep in my spirit that it was of great importance to prophecy. Thank you Tim!

    Jeanette Zook - December 9, 2017

    I had the very same reaction — that Trump’s announcement was very prophetic — We pray and study diligently (both) to be ready and try to encourage all those closest to us to do the same. We also pray for those (not many) who are truly bringing the prophetic Word of YeHoVaH to those who want to hear it. Thank you Tim for your article, and thanks Sherry for your response as well. Blessings to those who hold the banner high for our Elohim Yeshua.

Helen Davies - December 9, 2017

This is such stunning revelations from your dreams and so exciting. Exciting regarding the positive things but exciting to have all of this great new understanding, for you and the body of Christ. I’m eternally blessed to have connected with your ministry. You’re a continual blessing and a secure and safe place to place one’s end time focus. Thank you for obeying God with your life. You’re a huge gift to the Kingdm of God. Keep having great faith for new things and new growth. You’re a huge blessing!

    bryan coffey - December 10, 2017

    Amen! I heartily concur.

Chris - December 9, 2017

Hi Brother Tim

Interesting take on the situation in Israel after declaring the movement of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Speaking of dreams I think one of them I had some time ago may be connected to Mystery Babylon.
I was standing on the ground and then suddenly mushroom clouds appeared which engulfed the land I was in. As you would expect there was nothing living there except myself there to survey the destruction.

At that time I thought I had a very strange dream though after I read what you said about Mystery Babylon being destroyed by fire I suspect that dream was no coincidence.

Anyway have a Merry Christmas and peace be with you


Leanne Pownall - December 9, 2017

Wow, Tim, thankyou so much for being a faithful servant and posting this – including your dream. Fantastic, I say, because it confirms things for my own life that haven’t yet come to pass and I have asked regularly if I got the message wrong…and yet I keep holding on, knowing He will bring it all together in His Perfect timing, in His own way and for His glory. Thankyou again Tim, I am greatly encouraged!

John - December 9, 2017

Thank you for preparing me for Christ’s return. In the Catholic church we are taught to stay awake at all times for His return, this lesson was read out from the Bible in church during the current Advent as we look forward to His return. I am truly awake after reading this.

As I read through your article I prayed that Satan would not do the “something else” I feared, for I know it was the satanic ritual to kill children with a stone knife in Mexico on an altar to the Aztec gods before the Spanish came bringing Christ to Mexico (I know they also brought diseases and bad things) and ended this terrible custom. Of course the Aztec priests confused their ceremony, which involved eating the human flesh of children and drinking their blood, with Mass. It was a Satanic imitation of Mass.

It is terrifying to think that Satan is present on this earth and seeks to continue this great wickedness in secret among us today. God blesses and enormously values every child, as Christ said “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”

Steve - December 9, 2017

US Embassy In Jerusalem: Damascus War Trigger? (Dream Confirmation)
Great article enjoyed reading but what dream? Can you supply a link to this dream you had. Thank you.

Gene Benjamin II - December 9, 2017

You may want to consider the Iran/Iraq war of Daniel 8 when thinking about a new provocation!!

Andreas - December 9, 2017

Tim, do you think that Turkey will join the Psalm 83 Confederacy?

    Pierre - December 29, 2017

    I don’t know what Tim think about this question and I don’t mind to see his correction but I undoubtedly believe that Turkey will be part of it .

David - December 9, 2017

Tim, When I heard the news a couple of days ago regarding President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, I knew your next email message would be related to the move. I had a similar inclination. I even mentioned it to my wife. As you have stated, there would need to be some provocation to get the Arab nations to assemble against Israel. That was my initial reaction to this news as well.

Now with the dreams you have had, are we beginning to see the fulfillment of Joel 2:28; ‘your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions’, not that I am saying you are an old man!

Your weekly emails are encouraging and appreciated greatly.

Keep up the good fight!

Geoff - December 10, 2017

Thanks Tim, It’s a great article. I concur with your insights, if that means anything. It seems logical and slots into the next 7 year time frame very well.

Eric Duhon - December 13, 2017

Hi Tim, I am also keeping a close eye on Jerusalem. God has been using Trump prophetically, since God put him in power. God has to protect his children somehow when Wormwood comes through, correct? I know where the escape is, you tested me the first time I called you, explain the protection from the 90-lb hailstones (all the trash in the tail) in revelation. It’s either in caves or underground when it comes through. Where is the provision?

Matthew - December 14, 2017

I have always thought that there were no much activities to kick-start the war. I was looking at N.K’s unfolding events how it could involve Israel and leading to destruction around that area because of ally’s stuff…. I also know that these present threats are part of the rumors Jesus talked about. So, it was not that convincing… But now, it all make more sense. Thank you brother! God bless you and give you more to deliver to us in Jesus name. Amen!

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