Originally published August 2019, updated April 2020
List Jerusalem as a virgin for being declared as Israel’s capital by a corrupt Gentile head of state. List Israel as the witting pawn and manipulator of another superpower. List the role of the United States as powerbroker in the peace and security of the Levant as effectively finished. The vast majority of Israel’s kings were bad actors for rejecting the instructions and mercies of Israel’s rightful monarch, and there can come no good of an alliance that recognizes the proclamations of the king of crap.
Jerusalem is not looking for a king and has political parties like the nations. The ruins of Israel’s heritage tell us that Jerusalem needs a course correction. Israel’s greatest and most loved king bought a threshing floor from a Jebusite (one of the 7 nations that were to have been annihilated) to be the site of the temple. The southern portion of this same tract of land is Zion (proper) and it is there we find the royal palaces and royal tombs. The two locations are distinguished by name and content: Jerusalem with the temple and Zion with the palace. All those tourists to the Holy Land and archaeologists seem to close their eyes to the facts. This is the hallmark of the American kingdom. “What racism, what genocide, what coverup” they ask. I like my truth straight from horse’s mouth, not smeared with European bigotry and ignorance. A republic is a thinly veiled kingdom. In a trice, we could all wake up to a strongman in the US, the EU, Russia or China, telling the world what it needs to do stat.
A place for all to worship and live
The idea that the interests of Israeli citizens are advanced by a United States president whose trademarks are bigotry and xenophobia is all landfill material. Israeli citizens cannot decide the fate of Jerusalem because the pride of being chosen and circumcised cannot be reconciled with the manifest destiny of Jerusalem or even with the house of bread, Bethlehem. Mountainous places of worship are irrelevant. No one since the days of John the Baptist needs a mountain anywhere to worship.
King David, King God
“King” is either David or God. David’s city is either Bethlehem, his native town and famous for the approved inclusion of Moabites into Israelite life, or David’s city is Zion, captured from the Jebusites and dedicated for royal residences. What happens when David’s house is as God?
Zion has no nationalist future
Israel’s neighbours have a place in the royal city, and the ones that were hostile to Israel are named as native: Rahab Babylon, Philistia, and Tyre.
Fundamental Zionism has taken a U-turn because Jews have been unwilling to embrace the cosmopolitan nature of Zion
The king’s home is not the temple and the myriads of people who will worship in spirit and truth will not be flocking to Jerusalem or Gerazim (the Samaritan holy place).
His foundation is in the holy mountains. The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah. As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.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.Psalms 48:1-2
Israel has had its share of crappy kings and the United States’ DNA is dominated by a conflicted anti-monarch gene. Americans can pretend all they want but they want a king, a conquering warrior, a wise prophet, and a generous priest in the oval office. Their slogan “God and country” is twin to “Calf and Exodus “.
Racist empires and their wisdom are all rubbish.
The UK, the US, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium are all states with people God wants to save. Not so long ago they were all raping Africa and giving her people a perverted version of the Bible’s promise. Is there a New York or Paris in Africa? Paul the apostle to the Gentile world, told us that all the things he cherished as a Jew turned to rubbish – by comparison – ( σκύβαλα skubala ) when he ran into Messiah. The dream of most people in the world is to get comfortable with Mammon. The American dream is simply that, at any cost, and especially with free labour. No matter what wisdom or cute sayings are in circulation in the United States or Israel the content and purpose is bound to be deceptive and oppressive crap. We’ve forgiven Germany and Japan but the crappy kingdom will never repent. What’s that saying supposed to mean, the one about the ax and the tree? The one John the Baptist used to strike up his audiences? Or can we adopt the popular and truthful saying “We have no king but a foreigner, the emperor of Rome”? Yeah, there is supreme crap passing for truth.