The only way to "confirm" any peace deal will be to have some kind of international border control forces in the region. This leads to the obvious conclusion that the antichrist will somehow preside over such forces. Combining that with the fact that the antichrist will arise from the revived Roman Empire (once it morphs into the 10 Kings phase) - then any time we see the EU begin to send "border patrols" into a region is highly interesting.
Now we see the beginnings of this process:
EU to deploy armed patrols at Greek-Turkish border
The EU is to deploy border patrols in Greece in a bid to stop the increasingly high numbers of irregular migrants crossing over from Turkey, days after Athens was criticised by the United Nations over its "appalling" conditions for detainees.
Following a request from the Greek government, the EU will deploy its Rapid Border Intervention Teams (Rabit-s) for the first time since their creation in 2007.
"Rapid Border Intervention Teams" ? This is a new one. Created in 2007? Deployed "for the first time"?
I believe this is highly significant. First of all, the EU very quietly formed these so-called "teams" - very much under the radar. That is interesting. Secondly, could these forces be called upon to keep border control over newly formed borders in Israel and a Palestinian state?
Drawn from the member states' "national reserve" put at the disposal of Frontex, the EU's border control agency, the Rabit-s are mandated to observe national and EU law and will be embedded with Greek border patrols.
The Rabit-s have authorisation to access Greek databases and "when necessary, use force." They are authorised to carry their service weapons and national uniform, but will wear a blue armband with the EU and Frontex logo.
Ms Malmstrom said that she expected "proper assistance to be given to all person crossing the border and that the request for international protection will be considered, in full compliance with EU and international standards."
It gets better. Now we see that the UN called for the use of these forces. Wow:
Last week, the United Nations also called on the EU to do more to lighten the migrant burden on Greece, which it said has "catastrophic" conditions for detainees.
In 2008, 50 percent of irregular migrants arrested in the EU were detained in Greek prisons, but in the first eight months of 2010 the figure rose to 90 percent, the UN said. The detention conditions, as described by UN's special investigator on torture and cruel treatment, are "inhuman and degrading ... appalling ... dysfunctional."
So now we have established a precedent for the UN calling upon the EU to provide border control in a questionable region.
This is a first and it is highly significant - not only on a symbolic basis, but on a practical basis.
Is this foreshadowing of the future?
Could the UN call upon EU peacekeeping forces in and around Israel?
This scenario seems highly likely. And if this DOES happen, we need to watch VERY CLOSELY who would lead such forces from the EU - or who would be responsible for making such an agreement. After all, this may be the mechanism of "confirming the covenant" as called for, by the antichrist in Daniel's prophecy.
More "road paving" for the prophetic future. If this exercise is successful, it will become a model for future border disputes - you can bet on that. And we know that the ultimate border dispute will be in Israel.