There are many that have not looked closely at prophecy because they don't believe they can decipher it. There are many prophetic scriptures that point to the coming tribulation period. For a look at large amounts of them please see A Watchman's Cry: Exposing Deception and Surviving the Last Days but let's look now at this specific aspect. 1Thessalonians tells us that just before the tribulation the antichrist will declare peace and safety throughout Israel.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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. 1Thessalonians 5:1-3
How do we get that much detail from that scripture? Well we read the whole Bible in context. There are other parts of prophecy that elaborate. When we put the puzzle pieces together, we get the bigger picture. In Daniel 9, we see in verse 27 that there will be a covenant, or peace treaty, with many. When you look back to verse 25 and 26 we see the war is on Jerusalem. This means the treaty will bring peace to Jerusalem. We know this is the beginning of tribulation, and that halfway through when the treaty is broken is the beginning of great tribulation. When we refer to Matthew 24 we know that Jesus refers to tribulation and the time leading up to it as sorrows, or birth pangs. The same reference is made above in 1 Thessalonians as well.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 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. Daniel 9:25-27
So where does that leave us now? What is this peace treaty with Israel in Jerusalem? Further scripture tells us this event will divide Jerusalem in half. There will be a line down the middle of it. Part will belong to Israel and part will belong to Gentile unbelievers.
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Revelation 11:1-2
We can clearly see, looking at today's events, that the Gentiles are the Muslims that currently occupy the Temple Mount with the dome of the rock. The Gentiles are the Palestinian people specifically that live in the country of Israel. With a Palestinian/Israeli peace treaty, Jerusalem would be divided into East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem. They would declare peace in the nation of Israel after war for thousands of years. The two-state agreement, or some variation thereof, is the covenant with many. It will specifically divide Jerusalem legally into two separate peoples. Let's look at some of the current headlines about the peace agreement.
UN Chief Says Two State Solution the Only Way Forward
US Asks For 3-4 Months to Present Peace Plan
Trump Aide Greenblatt returning to Israel for Peace Talks
The whole world is watching and pushing a peace treaty between the Palestinian people and Israel. The UN constantly rails on Israel and takes steps to recognize Palestine as a nation even though it isn't. It refuses to recognize Jewish ties to Jerusalem. It has even passed resolutions that tell Israel what to do with their own nation as to where they can build and more. Never has the whole world been so obsessed with peace coming to two groups of people. Why do you think that is? Satan is ready for his time when the antichrist steps on the scene and destroys so many Christian lives. Satan continually pushes the issue. Prophecy will not happen until God says it is time. We must however be vigilant as to what God's word tells us about the matter. The time is upon us. Tribulation is coming like a train barreling down the tracks. It will not be stopped or stalled. Are you ready for what's coming? Do you have a relationship with the Lord? Is your whole house covered? Seek the Lord God while He can be found. Seek Him with your whole heart and hold on tight... for when they say peace and safety then sudden destruction will come upon them.
Good blog – I hope you write more. HE promised us signs and told us more than a dozen times to “watch.” The torahcalendar.com is well done and pretty accurate identifying the real calendar, showing us we are approaching the 6001st year of earth time. The LORD promised us the book of truth would be open, and I’m amazed that very few speak of it, thinking that Darby/Henry explained it, but now we can see mostly in Daniel 11 that we sit at 11:30, – ships from the west will turn back the King of the North – for a while, until the uprising/rebellion occur. Daniel11truth and Sabine Shares appear to be very accurate in details as we approach these final days. Thanks
Palestinians have signed various peace treaties with Israel. All have been broken because Palestinians will not accept the existence of Israel. Palestine (Judaea) was originally established by the Roman Empire as a Province of Syria. It was named, as an ultimate insult to the Jews, after Philistia ending the kingdom of Judaea.
Israel today is the safest place on the planet. It’s the most guarded place. In 2014, over 10,000 missiles were launched over Israel. Only around 6 people were killed.
I believe Palestine is a mere place holder for the Israel and the Temple during Diaspora. Israel’s Independence and government were achieved in 1949. Since then Israel has been growing, progressing, and strengthening. Israel is safe, but the existence of Palestine robs them of Peace. 1 Thes 5:3 says, “And when they say peace and safety, destruction will come.” I believe the war of Gog and Magog will end with the destruction of Israel’s attackers and a massive victory over Islam. If Palestinians survive Magog, the cease fire will include the eviction of all Palestinians to Jordan, the destruction or relocation of the Dome of the Rock, and Al Aqsa Mosque. They’ll probably be destroyed. Every Muslim remaining in Israel will submit to Israeli government. This treaty will be brokered by a leader from the government that defended Israel in the war. This man will be seen as the ultimate liberator of Israel and will be declared Messiah.