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.(Emphasis added).
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.
US finalizes $15 billion sale of missile defense system to Mohammed Bin Salman
Administration refuses to bow to pressure from members of Congress over brutal killing of US-based Saudi journalist Khashoggi
By TOI STAFF 29 November 2018, 9:06 am
Saudi Arabia will purchase a $15 billion missile system from the American defense giant Lockheed Martin, a US State Department spokesperson told Reuters on Wednesday. A last-minute push by Washington to close the deal included a phone call between US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman, according to the news wire.
The parties signed off on the purchase of 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers, missiles, and related equipment on Monday.
The deal, which has been in the works since December 2016, appeared at risk, following pressure from Congress to downgrade US ties with Saudi Arabia, after the CIA concluded that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman had ordered the brutal murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
But Trump stood by Riyadh nonetheless, suggesting, in defense of his policy, that Israel would face major regional difficulties in the Middle East were it not for the stabilizing presence of Riyadh.
“If you look at Israel, Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia,” Trump said Monday. “So what does that mean, Israel is going to leave? You want Israel to leave? We have a very strong ally in Saudi Arabia.”
Earlier this month, in Israel’s first public comments on the murder of Khashoggi, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that, while the killing was “horrendous,” it was still necessary to preserve stability in the Arab kingdom