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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China Says NKorea Pledges Denuclearization During Friendly Visit

Mar. 27, 2018 - There was speculation about North Korea's armored train, similar to the one used by Kim Jong Un's father, when it was seen in the Chinese capital. It is now known that the North Korean leader had come to visit the Chinese president.
China said on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during an historic meeting in Beijing with President Xi Jinping.
Source: NewsMax

Prophetic Significance of Peace


Nearly finished US peace plan won’t call for two-state solution — report

Mar. 14, 2018 - According to reports President Trump’s peace plan will be finished soon. It will avoid traps that have ruined most other peace proposals.
The US officials said it will not call for a two-state solution... Instead, the document is said to provide specific solutions to the main issues of borders, security, refugees and the status of Jerusalem.
Source: Times of Israel

Abbas to meet Jordan's King Abdullah on 'nearly finished' US peace plan - i24 news



Report: U.S. peace plan divides Jerusalem, keeps Israeli settlement blocs

Mar. 4, 2018 - According to the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, a new U.S. peace proposal will call for east Jerusalem to become the capital of a demilitarized Palestinian state, but would keep the Jordan Valley and portions of the West Bank under Israeli control.
“It is unfortunate that some parties are seeking to prejudice people against our unfinished plan, which these sources have not seen,” said Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Trump to Israel Hayom: The Palestinians are not looking to make peace

Feb. 11, 2018 - After an interview with President Trump, Israel Hayom's Editor-in-Chief, Boaz Bismuth, opined:
Trump actually prefers actions over talking. When he identifies an opportunity, he doesn't hesitate – he strikes. Iran and Syria should take that under advisement.

On the peace issue, Trump said, "I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace." He also said that he is not sure Israel wants to make peace now.

Source: Israel Hayom

Palestinians deny rejecting peace talks over US Jerusalem move

Feb. 4,2018 -
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesperson for the PA Presidency, ... said that the PA did not reject any offer to engage in negotiations aimed at implementing the two-state solution. “We have not rejected negotiations in principle,” he added
Source: Times of Israel

Scoop: Trump may present peace plan even if Palestinians won't negotiate

Feb. 2, 2018 - Israeli newscaster Barak Ravid says President Trump may release a peace proposal without pressure for the Israelis or Palestinians to accept it.
The White House is considering presenting President Trump's Middle East peace plan even if the crisis with the Palestinian Authority continues and Palestinian President Abbas refuses to come to the negotiating table.
Source: Axios

Don't Ignore Kushner's Quiet Mideast Gains - The National Interest

Greenblatt: Walking away from table would be 'terrible' for Palestinians - Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Pence's Middle East trip meant to highlight evangelical roots

July 19,, 2017 - Vice President Mike Pence leaves today for a Middle East visit. He plans to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. .
Pence's office says he is going overseas to "reaffirm our commitment to work with the United States' allies in the region -- to defeat radicalism that threatens future generations."

He plans to reaffirm US commitment to work with our allies in the region to defeat radicalism. Also, According to CBS News' White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, Pence wants to emphasize the importance of evangelical beliefs ar to him and to Trump supporters.

Source: CBN

Trump’s top peace envoy heads to Israel for meeting with Quartet

Jan. 17, 2017 -
Trump’s top peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt, will arrive in the region Wednesday to meet with envoys from the Middle East Quartet to advance an Israeli-Palestinian accord.

The search for peace will continue in the aftermath of President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will move its embassy to Jerusalem, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's threat to withdraw from the process.

Source: Times of Israel

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