The Times of Israel: “Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday expressed support for a “comprehensive and just” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“We place great importance on our relationship with Israel,” Putin said, at the beginning of their meeting in the Kremlin, noting that many Russian-speakers live in Israel. More than a million Jews and their relatives from the former Soviet Union moved to Israel when the Iron Curtain fell and travel restrictions were relaxed.”
Opinion: Every president since Harry Truman has tried to make the deal. The French, Saudis, Egyptians and now Russians want to make the deal. Donald Trump thinks he can make the deal.
One man, someday, will make the deal:
Daniel 9:27: “… He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’”
The he is Antichrist, the covenant is a peace deal, the many are Israel and her neighbors, and the ‘one seven’ is 7 years.
The he that makes the peace will become the most popular man on earth. He will have made the biggest and most difficult deal in history.
But at the half way point of the 7 years, the mask will come off. That same he, will walk into a rebuilt temple and commit the second Abomination of Desolation, after Antiochus Epiphanes (168 BC), by declaring himself god.
That 7 year period is the last 7 years of the law. Daniel was given a timeline by the angel that 490 years from the decree to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (445 BC) would complete the transgression of the Jewish people and the law.
The Messiah was killed in the 483rd year suspending the last 7 years of the law that would only begin when the man of sin is revealed.
That 7 year period is called the tribulation period.
The Church is of grace not the law. The Church will be ‘kept from’ (Greek, out of) the hour of trial (Rev 3:10) thereby fulfilling 2 Thessalonians 4:15-18.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
(For more on Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 5, on the home page)