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.
MIDTERMS BAD FOR BIPARTISANSHIP, GOOD FOR PEACE PROCESS, EX-AMBASSADOR SAYS
Former ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said the midterm results will strengthen President Trump’s resolve to end the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
BY TOVAH LAZAROFF. NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Jerusalem post
The results of the midterm elections will make it more difficult for Israel to maintain bipartisan support among American politicians and the public, Deputy Minister and former ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
But they have likely strengthened US President Donald Trump’s resolve to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the “deal of the century” he has drafted, Oren said.
He spoke after Republicans lost 27 seats in, and their control of, the House of Representatives. The new Democratic majority, 222-196, gave the party its first ability in two years to curb Trump’s actions.
Oren said he does not believe the midterm results were a victory for anyone, but that they would have an impact on two matters critical to Israel, because the elections only further divided America. The issue, he said, was not the numbers but the politicians who were elected, both in the House and in the Senate, which maintained its Republican majority. Some of those congressmen “are much more radical than the people who preceded them,” and that will deepen the political polarization in the United States, Oren said.
Israel was already struggling to maintain bipartisan support, and now that struggle just grew more difficult, he said. “Bipartisan support is a strategic national interest,” he said.
There are people who want to make Israel a left or right issue and then there are those who are not just critical of Israel but anti-Israel, he said. “Keeping Israel above that partisan fray will become increasingly challenging,” Oren said. But the midterms can be a positive force to propel the peace process forward, he said, particularly if the Democrats have some success at blocking Trump’s domestic agenda.
In that scenario, Trump will turn to the place where he has “unlimited maneuverability foreign policy,” Oren said. “The low hanging fruit from the Washington perspective is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is already vigorously and robustly pursuing his deal of the century,” Oren said. “It is going to be even more robust if he wants to aduce that in the 2020 election as his great foreign policy achievement,” Oren said.