During Passover of 2014 Pope Francis and his delegation visited Jerusalem to conduct a mass at the upper room. This stirred an outcry by the Israelis orthodox community, because it was a clear indication that the Jewish people were losing the sovereignty of Mount Zion. The upper room the sight of Jesus’s Last Supper sits directly above the tomb of David, and what the Orthodox Jewish people feared came to pass, Rome gained sovereignty over Mount Zion.
I wonder how many people really know that what happened in Jerusalem 2014 was biblical fulfillment. The prophet Obadiah clearly prophesied of this event:
15: for the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as you have done, is shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head.
16 for as you have drunk upon my holy Mountain, So shall the heathen drink continually, yea they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
17 but upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; And the house of Jacob shop posses their possessions.
When we examine these verses in the Hebrew language we find the word used for; “Drink” is masculine plural indicating to me that only men were involved in the first communion service. When the verse continues to say; they shall drink, it is gender inclusive which was fulfilled the following week when the Catholic Church held a mass in the tomb of David. Both men and women participated in this mass. However, Pope Francis and his delegation were men only and clearly fulfilled the first part of verse 16 in Obadiah. This is certainly a newsworthy event that has transpired.