The reflections of a Christian statesman on Jerusalem Day 1967

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: I know that Jerusalem is key to the Jewish people in Israel, the reunification of the city of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967. This is a key day is it not?

EM: Yes it is Jimmy. It lives in the hearts of the Jewish people for well over 2,000 years, a return there was a thing that next year in Jerusalem. They kept praying at every passover table. I had the opportunity and the privilege actually of interviewing and spending a great deal of time with General Uzi Narkiss who was the commanding General of the Central forces in Jerusalem. Who on June 7th went to the wall with those victorious paratroopers who took the wall. His observations are just fascinating actually.

On the night of June 6th he stood with rabbi Shlomo Goren who was a chief rabbi of Israel at the time looking over the Old City. Rabbi Goren told him he said, Uzi you’re doing great things here, tomorrow you will have the opportunity to deliver back to the Jewish people what we’ve prayed for and longed for for 2,000 years. He said when you go to the wall remember I want to go with you. Uzi Narkiss told Shlomo Goren ok rabbi go look for a rams horn to blow when you get there. There’s something that changes the whole face of their being because its Jerusalem. He said this though, he said but Elwood I felt as though I was standing there with every Jew who had ever been born in the history of Judaism. Rabbi Goren arrived with the rams horn and he blew the shofar inviting every Jew to come back home to Jerusalem.

JD: Dr. Elwood McQuaid and his reflections of Jerusalem Day, June 7, 1967 as told to him by the leader of the Israeli Defense Force soldiers that reunited the city of Jerusalem.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Elwood’s rehearsal of the account of the military operation on June 7, 1967 during the Six Day War which was given to him by General Uzi Narkiss who was the commander that led the IDF soldiers that day is evidence of the connection between the Jews and Jerusalem that God has planned for the future. Those plans foretold in Psalm 132:13 & 14, Zechariah 6:12 & 13, and Zechariah 14:4. God’s plan for the Jews and Jerusalem will indeed be played out seemingly very soon now.

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