The Burdensome Stone : Jerusalem In The Last Days
AND IN THAT DAY WILL I MAKE JERUSALEM A BURDENSOME STONE FOR ALL PEOPLE: ALL THAT BURDEN THEMSELVES WITH IT SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES, THOUGH ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH BE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST IT. - ZECHARIAH 12:3 (KJV)
It has none of the normal ingredients of greatness. Its population is under 1 million persons; it does not lie on major roads, waterways, or ports. Neither does it possess a great strategic location nor any natural resources - except for heavy stones. Its major 'claim to fame' is that it is home to some world famous holy sites.
Yet this unassuming metropolis is possible the single-most important foreign policy issue in our world today. With numerous high-powered stakeholders, and subject to dozens of United Nations resolutions, our subject is becoming an increasingly global focus to the point of obsession.
Of course, we are talking about Jerusalem. Not only does this city have universal name recognition, but it is becoming a point of conflict for the nations. The source of this conflict is not merely geo-political - it is theological and spiritual. And all this was prophesied 2,500 years ago by Zechariah.
In The Burdensome Stone: Jerusalem in the Last Days, you will discover:
- A bird's eye view of Jerusalem's fascinating history;
- How King David's actions 3,000 years ago set the stage for what we are seeing today;
- The role of Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, past and present;
- What is the 'controversy of Zion' that makes Jerusalem an emotive and seemingly unsolvable issue?
- Examination of key Bible texts like Psalm 2, Zechariah, and the Book of Revelation.