In the last week of February and the first three days of March 2018, several supposedly reliable foreign newspapers ran stories on Pres. Trump’s upcoming Peace Proposal.
Be aware that a White House spokesperson quickly dismissed the stories as rumors, and they may be rumors, but it is also a well-established fact that members of the Trump administration have discussed Pres. Trump’s Peace Proposal with the UN Security Council, the EU, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others.
To be honest, it is too early to positively know if we are hearing facts, or rumors, or rumors based on facts. But a comparison of these stories to what the Bible says is disturbing if they are true.
Notice these five things:
One, it has been reported that Pres. Trump intends to recognize the creation of a Palestinian State with part of Jerusalem as its capital on the condition that East Jerusalem is administered by an international custodian (presumably the UN).
This would divide Jerusalem, but no less than God Himself said He will drag the nations into the Battle of Armageddon for dividing His land and scattering His people (Joel 3:2).
This would also put East Jerusalem under the control of Gentiles [an international custodian], and the Bible teaches that the Holy City [Jerusalem] will be trodden down by Gentiles during the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation Period (Rev. 11:2).
Two, it has been reported that some of the Palestinian areas of Judea and Samaria will be included in the gradual creation of a Palestinian state. There are Jewish settlements in some of those areas which will have to be dismantled.
Lest we forget, Israel was pushed to give Gaza to the Palestinians. Then, the Palestinians used Gaza as a base to launch rockets and terrorist attacks against Israel.
There is no reason to believe that it will be any different this time other than the fact that the Palestinians will be closer to the Israeli population centers and they will have many more areas to launch their rockets and terrorist attacks from.
Notice the term “gradual creation of a Palestinian state.” The covenant that the Antichrist will confirm that begins the Tribulation Period will be for seven years (Dan. 9:27). One must wonder if the word “gradual” means seven years.
Be aware that the Bible teaches that the Jews in Judea will be at risk during the last half of the Tribulation Period. Jesus told the Jews in Judea to flee into the mountains when the Antichrist defiles the Temple at the Tribulation Period mid-point (Matt. 24:15-16; Dan. 9:27).
Also, know that dismantling Jewish settlements in Palestinian areas will be the same thing as scattering God’s people, and that is a second reason for the Battle of Armageddon that is mentioned above (Joel 3:2).
Three, it has been reported that Pres. Trump will use a conference in an Arab country (perhaps Cairo, Egypt) to release and push his Peace Proposal.
Recall that the Apostle Paul said that when they say “Peace and Safety” then sudden destruction cometh upon them (I Thess. 5:3).
Pres. Trump’s Peace Proposal is not the covenant that will be confirmed by the Antichrist (Dan. 9:27), but it could morph into that over an unknown period of time.
The covenant that is confirmed by the Antichrist will be after the Rapture, and those that declare “Peace and Safety” will be unbelievers that have been left behind.
If Pres. Trump’s Peace Proposal morphs into the covenant that will be confirmed by the Antichrist, the U.S. will most surely pay a terrible price.
Four, it has been reported that Pres. Trump intends to raise 40 billion dollars to help the Palestinians build their Palestinian state.
Know that the Palestinians have always used much of the money that was given to them to fund attacks on Israel. $40 billion dollars is not enough to overcome God’s protection of Israel, but why would we do it?
Five, it has been reported that Pres. Trump’s proposal will allow freedom of worship for all religious groups at all of the religious holy sites. This would allow Jews, Muslims and Christians to worship on the Temple Mount.
Granting Jews freedom of worship on the Temple Mount will open the door for the Temple to be rebuilt, the Antichrist to defile the Temple, the Antichrist to stop the animal sacrifices, etc.
I am not saying that the fulfillment of God’s Word is bad, but I am saying that the thought of what is coming upon the world is disturbing.
Frankly, I wish the whole thing would fall through and Pres. Trump’s Faith Advisors could convince him to abandon his quest for a peace treaty. That could delay things.
When Pres. Trump’s team first started working on a Peace Proposal, there were reports that it would be automatically approved. Since recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, there seems to be some doubt about the approval.
Know also, that I am not predicting that the Two Witnesses will appear soon, but I am reminding our readers that God promised to send Elijah before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord (Mal. 4:5-6).
Then people can truthfully sing “These are the Days of Elijah.”