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/beast. 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.
Because Israel/Jerusalem has become a “cup of trembling” and a “burdensome stone” for the nations of the world, a great covenant or agreement (deal of the century) has to be agreed upon and ‘confirmed’ among many (those who agree to abide by the terms of the covenant of peace and safety).
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.
The Rise of the Beast:
Revelation 13 King James Version (KJV)
13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Saudi Arabia’s (Mohammed Bin Salmans’) impact on the global economy as part of the G20. Saudi Arabia will be THE only Arab country at the G20 summit in 2020.
Saturday, 1 December 2018. english.alarabiya.net
The 13th meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) was held this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The G20 is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies in order to address current pressing challenges.
Saudi Arabia enjoys a privileged position in both economic and geopolitical terms; the Kingdom’s international political and economic importance is reflected in its rising stature on the world stage. G20 members represent all inhabited continents, 85 percent of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population and 75 percent of international trade.
The annual gathering of leaders from the world’s 19 top industrialized and emerging economies plus the European Union will be held next year in Japan, and in 2020, Saudi Arabia will host the 15th meeting of the G20 in Riyadh.
The only Arab country at the summit
Saudi Arabia is the only Arab country and the only Middle Eastern country among the members of the G20. Additionally, the Kingdom is the only G20 country that is a current member of OPEC, due to its leading role in the global economy and its power in balancing the world oil price.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia is heavily connected to the world’s economy through energy markets, and in fact it is an honor for the entire Arab and Muslim world to have such a state as the Kingdom with a massive source of power.
Nowadays, Saudi Arabia has shifted its economic focus in line with Saudi Vision 2030 on capital regional and foreign investment as well as banking and ﬁnancial systems. However, the Kingdom remains one of the world’s main producers of oil with powerful influence on the world’s oil market. What makes oil production remarkable in Saudi Arabia is that it is controlled by Saudi Aramco, which is the state-owned oil company and reportedly the most profitable oil company worldwide. This is unlike Russia where oil production is concentrated among several companies and in the US where hundreds of companies act in their own self-interest.
Saudi Arabia is the only oil producer with significant spare capacity on hand and as such the Kingdom has the power to influence the oil market and impact the global economy. The Kingdom has massive economic wealth and power, and global economic security will continue to depend on its cooperation.
According to these reasons and facts, Saudi Arabia has earned its place among the members of the G20. In line with the economy, Saudi Arabia should also focus on environmental issues in order to achieve more Sustainable Development Goals.
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