Jewish Press: Past U.S. administrations invested so heavily in fruitless attempts to facilitate Arab-Israel negotiations that American envoys came to be known as “peace processors” – that is, they were so focused on maintaining the appearance of a “process” that they couldn’t face up to the obvious fact that the Palestinian Arabs just don’t want peace.
In other words, for the Obama administration and its predecessors, process was more important than peace.
Is the Trump administration repeating Obama’s mistake?
Opinion: Let’s start out with the ‘peace’. The people that think there will be peace in the Middle East without Jesus Himself causing it, are not only sadly mistaken, but Biblically asleep.
A false peace will bring about the final prophecies and the return of the Savior Jesus Christ.
Daniel 9:27 “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week …”
The person Daniel is speaking about ‘he’ (small h) is Antichrist. Another key word here is confirm, meaning Antichrist will likely use a pre-existing modified peace plan. Daniel also says the plan will call for a period of 7 years (Hebrew ‘shabua’ week of years) which, not coincidentally, is the length of the tribulation.
Daniel got all that in 11 words. I can’t help but wonder if Daniel knew that the Oslo accords of 1993 would be a failed 7 year peace plan. Let’s keep going.
“… But in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering …”
The next clue ‘middle of the week’ is 3.5 years. Antichrist will end what started in the beginning of the 7 years: animal sacrifice. You see, the Jewish people will enter into covenant relationship with God and demand a temple for atonement, because they still will not acknowledge Jesus until His return.
Both Zechariah 12:10 …
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
… and Romans 11:25-27 confirm:
“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
Paul tells us that Israel’s blindness is lifted when the last Gentile (fullness of the Gentiles) comes to faith in Christ, bringing the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Somebody call somebody.