In 1 Thessalonians 5:3, we read -
"For when they say, 'Peace and safety!' then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape."
They have tried and tried...and tried again to bring peace to the Middle East. Here is only a partial list of the "peace treaties" -
• Peace proposals of Count Folke Bernadotte (1947-1948)
• UN Security Council Resolution 242 (November 22, 1967)
• Reagan Plan (Sept. 1, 1982)
• Oslo Accords (1993)
• Arab Peace Initiative (March 28, 2002)
• 2006 Franco-Italian-Spanish Middle East Peace Plan
• Binational solution (Present Day)
• Two-state solution (Present Day)
• Three state solution (Present Day)
So if all these, mostly well-meaning people have tried to bring peace over the last 60 years, then WHY do you suppose has each and every attempt failed?
They have all failed because the bible says that there can be and will be no peace without the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. The bible is very clear that not only is peace not coming, but war like the world has never seen will soon be upon us.
"A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning [clouds] spread over the mountains. A people [come], great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any [such] after them, Even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land [is] like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them." Joel 2: 2,3
The first war that is coming is what the bible calls the war of Gog and Magog and its gonna be a doozy! By all estimates, the time frame for that war, at the time of this writing, is only a few years away. Click on the link to read an in-depth analysis of who the players wioll be, and why they will fight this war. But the Good News is that the outcome has already been decided, and here it is -
"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass [That] whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls." Joel 2: 30-32
It Is God's Land
"No Jew is at liberty to surrender the right of the Jewish Nation and the Land of Israel to exist. No Jewish body is sanctioned to do so. Even all the Jews alive today have no authority to yield any piece of land whatsoever.
This right is reserved to the Jewish People throughout the generations.
This right cannot be forfeited under any circumstances. Even if at some given time there will be those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the authority to negate it for future generations.
The Jewish Nation is neither obligated by nor responsible for any such waiver.
Our right to this land, in its entirety, is enduring and eternal. And until the coming of the Redemption, we shall never yield this historic right."
David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel, speech to the 21st Zionist Congress
Why There Will Be No Middle East Peace Without Messiah
Iranian leader predicts desctruction of Israel - quoting from a Yahoo! News article this
morning "Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is confident Islamic nations will one day watch the destruction of arch-foe Israel, his website Wednesday quoted him as saying. Khamenei made the remark during a meeting with Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz in Tehran, the website said. The all-powerful Iranian leader also said that Israel's continued "pressure to erase Palestine from the world of Islamic nations" will fail. "Surely, the day will come when the nations of
the region will witness the destruction of the Zionist regime... when the destruction happens will depend on how the
Islamic nations approach the issue," Khamenei told Aziz, who arrived in Tehran
Now, I ask you - how much land does Israel have to give up before Muslims will agree to stop all the
violence? Answer - all of it. Look at this picture, and see what they teach their kids when they
should be watching Sesame Street. They are being taught to hate and kill Jews. You can search
the Internet 24 hours a day for a hundred years and never see Jewish kids being taught that.
You cannot have "peace" if the people you are trying to have peace with are committed to your
complete and total destruction. Muslims don't want the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, or any other
Jewish territory. What they want is for the Jews to be "driven into the sea", and killed. Muslims
could care less about the land of Israel or it's Holy Sites.
If tomorrow they woke up and all the Jews
were gone and they had complete control of it, they would wipe away any and all traces of what
makes that land holy. Just look at what they are doing to the Tomb of Ezekiel that exists just
outside of Bagdad. They are cementing over any references to Jews, Israel or even Ezekiel, and
replacing them with Muslim writings and symbols. Why would we think that they would do anything
less with the entire land of Israel?
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God Has A One State Solution
How tempting it is for all the meddling nations like The Quartet to want to carve up Israel like a pie,
and award the peices to the highest bidder on the delusion that peace would follow. In the bible,
God foresaw and predicted this would happen in the End Times after He had regatherd the Jews to
Israel. In Joel we read this:
"For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. They have cast lots for My people, Have given a boy [as payment] for a harlot, And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink." Joel 3: 1-3
Isn't that amazing? What God wrote in Joel, over 2,500 years ago, is EXACTLY where we find the
state of things to be right at this present moment in 2010. God does not want a "two state
solution" because He has a One State Solution in mind.
Interesing note: in the last 15 years, 2 Israeli leaders have met with an untimely end when they
were making plans to give away Jerusalem. The first, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assinated at
a Peace Rally by Igal Amir. The interesting thing is that Amir is an Israeli Jew who saw Rabin's signing
of the Oslo Peace Accords as treason against the State of Israel because he would be giving away
too much Jewish land to appease the Palestinians.
The second is Ariel Sharon, who was elected Prime Minister because a majority of Jews no longer
believed in the promises of the Oslo Accords. Sharon was elected to preserve Israel, and yet once
in office he did the exact opposite. He promoted a Palestinian state, was soft on Arab terrorism,
and announced that he was planning to remove Jews from settlements in Gaza. - ACPR.org
Current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who currently is very much againsrt concessions to the
Arabs is hopefullly learning his lessons from the predecessors with regard to the "land for peace"
quagmire. It is God's Land, and no one, Jew or Gentile, friend or foe, is going to give it away for
God has promised that when the Jews were returned to Israel, that they would never be moved
by anyone or anything.
"For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it." Jeremiah 30: 3
The Peace Treaty That Will be Signed
So..will there ever be a successful Middle East peace treaty? The bible says there will be, and it will
be for a duration of exactly 7 years. The person who will convince the Jews and Arabs to finally
make peace? The Antichrist.
We read this in the Book of Daniel -
"Know therefore and understand, [That] from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, [There shall be] seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street
[fn] shall be built again, and the wall, [fn] Even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it [shall be] with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate." Daniel 9: 25-27
The 70 Weeks the bible mentions are "weeks of years". That is to say that for every day in each
week is one year. God said that this period of time, 483 years would pass until "Messiah would be
cut off". That happened when Jesus went to the cross, and it stopped the last "week", the final 7 years from happening. For more insight on the prophecy of Daniel's 70 Weeks, watch this clip from
The Jews have been back in their homeland now for the past 63 years, and though they still have
some battles ahead of them, God has promised that they will never again be driven out of Israel.
The bible looks forward to the time when the Meschiac, Yeshua (Jesus), will physically return to the
land where He was born so many years ago.
"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south."
"And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zec 14:9
And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one." Zechariah 14: 4, 5, 8, 9
The is only one Holy Land that God knows about, and that is the land of Israel that was first
promised to Abraham, Issac and Jacob. The bible says that God is unchanging, that "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Hebrews 13: 8
God's Promises don't change, even if in this case it took nearly 2,000 years to occur. God is not is a
rush, He is always right on time. Will YOU trust Him today with YOUR LIFE? The God who cannot
lie, the God whose Promises ALWAYS come true wants to have a relationship with you.
Yeshua HaMaschiac is the most important person you will ever meet. He is the Holy One of Israel,
and the Promised Messiah of Scripture.
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