Blog Note: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3). This verse is believed by eschatologists to be a key verse that describes a period of time when Israel signs a worldwide peace or security agreement that is confirmed or verified by the antichrist. Other Biblical verses describe this Jewish agreement as a covenant with death. This Israel security agreement event for ‘peace and safety’ is also believed to be one of the catalysts initiating the Tribulation period on earth. The world today is clamoring for a ‘two-state’ solution between the Jews and the Palestinians regarding the status and geography of Jerusalem. The Bible is clear that a large portion of land in the Middle East was given and promised to the Jews by God, including the current land under contention internationally. The Jews currently do not occupy any significant amount of land that was originally promised and given to them by God.
Zechariah 12:2 … Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zechariah 12:3 … And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
Daniel 9:27 … And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Isaiah 28:15 … Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Isaiah 28:18 … And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. End of note.
Trump envoy to visit Israel next week for talks on peace plan, Gaza
White House says Jason Greenlatt’s trip part of the Trump administration’s ‘commitment to productive engagement’
By ERIC CORTELLESSA 25 October 2018, 9:58 pm. Times of Israel
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will travel to Israel next week to meet with officials, as the White House prepares to release its peace plan and attempts to calm the situation at the Gaza border.
“I can confirm that Special Representative Jason Greenblatt will be traveling to Israel this coming week,” a White House official told The Times of Israel on Thursday. “This trip reflects the administration’s commitment to productive engagement, as well as the value it places on understanding the situation on the ground, especially amid recent tensions.”
Greenblatt’s agenda is not yet clear, but he is likely to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though not with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Relations between Washington and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the American embassy there from Tel Aviv.
Abbas and other PA leaders have refused to meet with Trump officials ever since, including US Vice President Mike Pence when he visited the region earlier this year.
The White House official did not say whether Greenblatt plans to meet with any other Palestinian representatives during his trip. Axios quoted Israeli officials as saying the former Trump Organization lawyer will meet with Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials.
The news website also said that Israeli officials plan to discuss not only the Trump team’s peace plan, but recent violence in the Gaza strip, including UN- and Egypt-backed attempts to stabilize relations between Israel and Hamas.
Trump said last month that he hoped to unveil his Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal before January. He also — for the first time since taking office — said he favored a two-state outcome to the conflict.
“I like the two-state solution,” he told reporters at a press gaggle with Netanyahu at 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.”
Hours later, he backtracked, saying that he was okay with any resolution to the decades-long dispute if both parties agreed to it. “Bottom line: If the Israelis and Palestinians want one state, that’s okay with me,” he said. “If they want two states, that’s okay with me. I’m happy if they’re happy.”
Members of the president’s team tasked with negotiating a deal — Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Greenblatt — have said they are working on finalizing the proposal but have stopped short of saying when exactly they plan to make its contents public.