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The Peace Process

Art Sadlier

From Sound the Trumpet!, January 2014

The world's most powerful men have laboured for nearly 25 years to solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff. They cannot do it and they will not do it until divine intervention takes place. The Palestinians have made it abundantly clear that they will never accept anything but the demise of Israel.

It seems that America's man, John Kerry, is Satan's man bent on destroying Israel by delivering her into the hands of her avowed enemies. The problem is that God has already laid out in His Word the pattern of events that will take place.

Kerry is working an incredible devious plan to coral both Israel and the Palestinians in a situation from which they will not be able reverse direction. The hook is being set. If Netanyahu signs Kerry's "framework agreement" there will seem to be no turning back.

The real issue is that there is not going to be a two state solution. When the peace treaty is finally signed Israel will have the Temple Mount and the West Bank in their possession. They will be living in peace and worshipping God in the third Temple. That is impossible unless the Palestinians and their close allies are eliminated.

It is true that Israel will be decimated by Antichrist in the last half of the tribulation period. A time when according to Zechariah, two thirds of the Israeli's will die before the remaining Jews are restored to the Lord and the kingdom is set-up.

What Satan cannot do through his men like Kerry and Obama, God will, in His mighty power bring about. Before the peace treaty is finally signed it appears that the war of Psalm 83 will take place bringing destruction to Israel's Arab enemies. With Israel's enemies destroyed a peace treaty will be possible, though it will be a false peace that will lead Israel into the destructive hands of Antichrist after the mid-tribulation point.

It is incredible to witness the devious and deceptive way that Satan is striving to destroy Israel in the on-going negotiations. The fact that these negotiations are stymied at every turn is evidence of a monumental spiritual struggle that is taking place. Satan is struggling, but God is just calmly turning his every move against him.

It is almost comical to watch as the world's leaders have beaten their heads against the wall for 25 years, with each move more frustrating than the last. Why is it that these men cannot get the message? The answer is that they are deceived by spiritual forces in high places.

After the peace treaty the remaining Muslim nations will attempt their own final solution in the war of Ezekiel 38-39. They will be wiped out by God before they even begin the attack.

From that point on, neither Islam nor Russia will play a role in the tribulation period. It will be the revived Roman Empire and the world-wide kingdom of Antichrist that will dominate.

After the greatest effort to date to bring about a destructive peace agreement Kerry is still not even close to success.

The following DEBKAfile report confirms this fact.

“US Secretary of State John Kerry returns Sunday night, Jan. 5 for another shuttle between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after taking time-out for dropping in on Amman and Riyadh. DEBKAfile reports that Kerry has ordered his team to shelve the proposed framework accord he presented to Netanyahu in 12 hours of talks and eight with Abbas Friday and Saturday. He concluded that the gaps between them on the core issues of the dispute were getting wider instead of narrower.

“The Palestinians reject any Israeli security presence on the West Bank. However, in Amman, Secretary Kerry found Jordan’s King Abdullah just as adamantly opposed to any Palestinian security presence on their common border along the Jordan Valley, or their participation in future security arrangements for the West Bank.

“The monarch told Kerry in no uncertain terms that he doesn’t trust Palestinian security and intelligence organs. According to our sources, the Jordanian ruler said he found totally unacceptable the Palestinian plan for defending their future borders, which Palestinian intelligence chief, Gen. Nidal Abu Dohan, presented last week in Amman.

“The Secretary proceeded from Jordan to Saudi Arabia later Sunday in search of some lead for energizing his Middle East peace effort. According to our sources, he planned to ask Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for a public gesture, such as a joint economic enterprise, for luring Netanyahu into accepting a greater measure of his proposed framework. However, it is doubtful whether he found the 92-year old monarch and his advisers in any mood for attending to Israel and the Palestinians, after the Obama administration had offered Iraq’s Shiite prime minister advanced weapons for fighting - not just Al Qaeda but also the Sunni Arab tribes of western Iraq.

“John Kerry Sunday night faced five major difficulties:

1.  The Palestinians insist on Jerusalem being registered in any agreement as the capital of their future state. The Prime Minister is flat against this.

2. Mahmoud Abbas is totally opposed to recognizing Israel as the Jewish State. His last conversation with the Secretary in Ramallah Saturday morning is described as “very tough.” Kerry informed him that Netanyahu’s demand for Israel’s recognition as the Jewish state had been adopted as official American policy. When he heard this, the Palestinian leader dug his heels in still deeper against relenting on this point.

3. Abbas turned aside the critical refugee question by telling the US secretary that the decision was not up to him and would in any case not be binding on a single Palestinian refugee.

4. The clause in the US framework relating to the Jordan Valley border is opposed by Israel, the Palestinians and the Jordanians.

5. Neither has agreement been reached on the sum total of land the Palestinians will receive or Israel will cede.”

I repeat, the present peace negotiations will not succeed. The biblical prophetic scenario for a peace agreement will not transpire until after divine intervention in the war of Psalm 83.

Momentous events are shaking our world, yet men are totally unaware that they are standing on the edge of the catastrophic Day of the Lord judgment. Our world is mesmerized by incredible deception. This deception is brought on by disobedience to God and His Word. Men today are on a crusade to overturn and disobey every area of the Word of God.

Within this framework there are situations we will watch as they unfold, though they will not change the biblical scenario of events.

Will Iran get a nuclear bomb? If they do they will not use it against Israel, though Syria may use a nuke on Israel.

Will Israel attack Iran? If they do it could bring about the war of Psalm 8 3. There is no war recorded between Israel and Iran prior to the war of Ezekiel 38-39. However a nuclear exchange of considerable proportions in some area may well be the catalyst to include disarmament in the peace treaty.

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)

Patience my brothers and sisters; the Lord is at hand.