Peace

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
The search for peace is a major issue in End-Times Bible prophecy. The age-old tension between Israel and her Islamic neighbors will lead to a temporary peace that will give occasion for a suprise attack predicted by Ezekiel as the War of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39). This may be the same as the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4). God will intervene and give victory to Israel.

Israel will also be given a seven-year covenant or peace treaty by the evil end-times dictator that will be broken after three and one-half years(The "Abomination of Desolation" - Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 13).

Jesus Christ is "The Prince of Peace." He taught us that if someone strikes us not to retaliate. But what does the rest of the Bible add to this issue? Can we be peace-loving people and still act in self defense? Is there such a thing as a "just war," as philosophers and theologians have defined it? This is not an easy subject, but it is one each Christian should study and prayerfully decide.




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War of Gog and Magog
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President Trump Sends Jared Kushner to Israel to Help Broker a Peace Deal

Aug. 23, 2017 - President Trump is sending a delegation to the Middle East to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, extremism and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. His son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead the team. They plan to meet with leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Trump’s sending the delegation to try to take advantage of a period of relative calm following violent clashes last month over Israeli security arrangements at the Jerusalem shrine known to Jews as Temple Mount.
Source: Fortune

Prophetic Significance of Peace


Israeli-Palestinian conflict may not be solvable, Kushner says on tape

Aug. 2, 2017 - President Donald Trump has often referred to an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord as the “ultimate deal.” His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was heard by congressional interns saying he was not sure that the Trump administration could solve the Israeli Palestinian conflict, but they would try to do so.
“There may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on. So we’re going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future.”
Source: Times of Israel



Middle East Quartet meets for first time in Trump’s presidency

July 13, 2017 - The "Middle East Quartet"--representatives of the US, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations-- met in Jerusalem today. They are worried about the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza, and hope to help resolve the crisis.
Unlike the last meeting of the Quartet in September, there was no condemnation of Israel’s West Bank settlement construction, and the group did not issue a call for a two-state solution.

The four also agreed to keep meeting together and to include Israelis and Palestinians in their discussions.

Source: Times of Israel

White House Sends Jared Kushner into Israel to Kickstart Peace Efforts

Jun. 21, 2017 -
The Trump Administration begins an intensive round of Middle East peacemaking with the arrival in Jerusalem this week of President Trump’s personal envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, the first of what the White House says will be "many visits."
Source: Time
Kushner meets with Abbas in bid to renew peace process - Jerusalem Post

Bolton: No Chance for Trump to Secure Peace Deal Between Israel and Palestinians

May 30, 2017 - Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, told the Jerusalem Post that President Trump means well, but after 70 years of efforts to achieve a two-state solution, “You can’t put it back together again.” While they were meeting in Bethlehem, Trump told the Palestinian leader Abbas:
“You tricked me in D.C.! You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement [against Israel],” ... according to Israel’s Channel 2 broadcaster.
Source: NewsMax
Ex-UN envoy Bolton to JPost: Trump has no chance at ultimate peace deal - Jerusalem Post

President Trump meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

May 24, 2017 - President Trump met with Pope Francis for 30 minutes at the Vatican. The two have disagreed on some things, like cllimate control and immigration policies, but they seemed cordial to one another. President Trump said it was "a very great honor" to meet the Pope. After the visit the President and some of his family toured the Sistine Chapel.
Trump’s visit to the Vatican is the third leg of his tour of the world’s three main monotheistic religions, coming after he visited the cradles of Islam and Judaism.
Source: Fox

Confirmed: President will visit Israel, Saudi Arabia & the Vatican this month. Trip designed to reach out to Jews, Muslims & Christians, strengthen U.S. alliances, advance peace.

May 5, 2017 - This month President Trump will promote peace during an international tour.
His first foreign trip will begin with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican where he will meet with the Pope. From there, he will participate in a NATO Summit in Brussels, followed by the G-7 Summit.
Source: Joel Rosenberg

Trump, Sissi said to plan peace summit during their meeting

Apr. 5, 2017 - Recently US Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt met with Arab leaders.
At the Arab League Summit in Jordan last week, Greenblatt told Arab foreign ministers that Trump was committed to reaching a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians that would “reverberate” throughout the Middle East and the world.

Meanwhile, President Trump met Monday with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss plans for an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Washington this summer.

Source: Times of Israel

Trump mulls Middle East peace conference

Mar. 12, 2017 - During a recent phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump said that he believes "peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal."
Trump underscored that such a peace agreement must be negotiated directly between the two parties and that the United States will work closely with Palestinian and Israeli leadership to make progress toward that goal.
Source: YNet
Israeli PM to Trump envoy: Peace progress with all neighbors possible under new president - Times of Israel

Trump team weighs engaging Arabs allies to push Mideast peace — report

Feb. 9, 2017 - President Trump recently met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, and had phone calls with top leaders in Egypt, Turkey and Abu Dhabi.

Determined to make the elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, US President Donald Trump is deliberating bringing in Arab states and embracing the “outside-in” approach to peacemaking that has been endorsed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,

Source: Times of Israel

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