Guatemala was the second nation (behind the United States) to announce the relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to reports, the Christian faith of top government leaders made the difference—and Guatemala’s decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem happened after much prayer. The country has had a long-term relationship with the state of Israel.
Many Christians in America believe the embassy announcement was long overdue, even prophetic, and Guatemalan Vice President Jafeth Cabrera agrees.
“Yes, we do share that idea, that prophesy is coming to pass, and we are pleased that Guatemala is contributing to having that happen,” Cabrera says. “We hope that it will soon be a reality.” He said he prayed about the Jerusalem decision with his family.
“This was key to us making the decision to express our Christlikeness and to express our faith. We did pray. It was something that we meditated on and that we later shared with President Jimmy Morales,” he says. Following CBN’s interview, the vice president talked with Mike Evans (journalist and founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team), who is rallying nations to move their embassies to Jerusalem. Evans says prayer has played a big role in the process.
“Oh, 100 percent it happened through the power of prayer. This didn’t begin in the president’s office. This began in the churches. The churches rallied in Guatemala. They started interceding and touching heaven regarding this,” Evans says.
–GARY LANE, CBN News