US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he favors the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, indicated it will be at the heart of his administration’s peace plan, and insisted the Palestinians were eager to come to the negotiating table.
There are many things that Bible prophecy tells us about Israel in the last days in general, and about the importance of the physical land of Israel in particular. One of the most interesting things we are are found in the book of the prophet Joel, who tells us plainly why God gathers the nations for battle during the time of Jacob’s trouble. It’s because someone has divided the land, God’s land, and God is not in favor of it.
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:1,2 (KJV)
So right off the bat we see that God is in favor of a ‘one-state solution’, and His answer to the ‘two-state solution’ is the Battle of Armageddon. Prophecy clear tells us that while not in favor of it, God allows Israel to be divided and eventually taken over by Antichrist, but will return personally to set things right at the Second Coming.
President Trump, who knows very little if anything of Bible prophecy, uses terms like ‘two-state solution‘ as do many other leaders of the nations represented at the UN, without really knowing what they are saying. But Benjamin Netanyahu, about whom Joel Rosenberg hinted when I met him in Denver in 2010, may have privately accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour, knows very well that the prophets condemn the dividing of God’s land of Israel. Netanyahu is not in favor of a two-state solution.
FROM TIMES OF ISRAEL: “I like the two-state solution,” Trump told reporters at a press gaggle with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York. “That’s what I think works best. I don’t even have to speak to anybody, that’s my feeling.”
He pointed to Netanyahu, seated next to him, and added, “You may have a different feeling. I don’t think so, but that’s mine.” Netanyahu did not respond. The comments appeared to mark a shift in favor of the two-state option for the US president, who in February 2017, at his first bilateral meeting with Netanyahu at the White House, sounded more skeptical about establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
“I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,” the US president said at a press conference at the time, standing alongside Netanyahu. “I can live with either one.”
Recent reports have also indicated that the White House has been looking at a possible confederation between the West Bank and Jordan, and possibly Israel.
Asked by reporters Wednesday when his administration would present its long-awaited peace plan, he said he expected it to be unveiled within two to four months. “I want a plan that’s solid, understood by both sides, really semi-agreed by both sides before we present. I would say two-three-four months,” Trump said. READ MORE
פגישה מצויינת עם נשיא ארה״ב דונלד טראמפ. תודה על התמיכה האדירה שלך במדינת ישראל!
An excellent meeting with US President Donald Trump. Thank you for your tremendous support of Israel! pic.twitter.com/fOkiycbLAu
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) September 26, 2018
To date, God has used President Trump in a prophetically powerful way to not only move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, but to do what no other president has dared to do, declare the official recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people. Because of that I am content to wait to see how things are going to pan out, and not attempt to prejudge the outcome of his proposed Middle East peace plan.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalm 122:6 (KJV)
Clearly President Trump is the person God wanted in office for this particular time in world history as well touching the ongoing history of the nation of Israel as well. Pray for President Trump as continues to be used of Almighty God to carry out His will in these last days.