Monday, November 30, 2009

The EU already on schedule

Within days of the Lisbon Treaty finalization and the new leadership positions filled, the EU turns its attention to Israel. Right on schedule. In fact, even sooner than expected. We know two germane facts from biblical prophecy:

1. The antichrist will come from the revived Roman Empire and
2. He will be identifiable (to those still on earth, if they have discovered the Bible), because he will be the individual who confirms the covenant described in Daniel 9:27. Only the antichrist will do this. The peace covenant he "confirms" is considered as the long awaited peace deal between Israel and her enemies.

Therefore, the EU (or whatever the EU has grown into at that point) and its leader at that time (aka the antichrist), will broker the deal in the Middle East, which will finally appear to be THE peace deal. Bible prophecy also tells us that this peace will only last a brief period as warfare will ensue soon after (Revelation 6).

Given this prophetic information, it is not surprising that the EU, within days of finalizing Lisbon, is turning its attention towards Israel and the Middle East.

"EU foreign ministers likely to call for division of Jerusalem".

And of course, also in keeping with what we would expect, the EU is calling for a divided Jerusalem:

"European Union foreign ministers are expected to officially call next week for the division of Jerusalem, to serve as the capitals of both Israel and Palestine. A draft document authored by the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, Sweden, and implying that the EU would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood, has been obtained by Haaretz."

The last statement is chilling and quite possibly represents a huge development: "implying that the EU would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood." The ramifications of this are almost too big to comprehend. The EU is actually stating that they would favor a Palestinian state without Israel even agreeing to this or being involved in the process.

Any such development would create new borders - aka the "pre-1967 borders" - which would include Israel giving up the West Bank, half of Jerusalem and potentially the Golan Heights. These areas would serve as a perfect staging area for the battle of Gog-MaGog, which takes place on "the mountains of Israel".

We see the following interesting quotes:

"The draft refers directly to the situation in East Jerusalem, calling on "all parties to refrain from provocative actions" and stating the EU Council "has never recognized the annexation of East Jerusalem. If there is to be a genuine peace, a way must be found to resolve the status of Jerusalem as capital of two states. The Council calls for the reopening of Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem in accordance with the road map. It also calls on the Israeli government to cease all discriminatory treatment of Palestinians in East Jerusalem."

"On the issue of borders, the document states that the EU will not accept any changes made by Israel to the 1967 borders unless they have PA approval. The EU, it says, welcomes PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's proposal of a unilateral declaration of statehood and would "be able, at the appropriate time, to recognize a Palestinian state."

The specificity and detailed nature of biblical prophecy never ceases to amaze me. We have literally just witnessed the formal consolidation of Europe - a reuniting of the Roman Empire - exactly as the Bible described. We are literally watching the development of a peace plan for Israel and the Middle-East - by this revived Roman Empire - and only days after its formal consolidation. We are literally watching the entire world calling for Jerusalem to be divided - now with the revived Roman Empire leading the charge. And they might just do it without Israel's consent.

The plan is being formulated. All it needs is a powerful figure to emerge and make it happen.

A literal view of prophecy, in my opinion, dictates that the Church will have been "gathered up" prior to the antichrist being revealed. Therefore, the Church will be gone before this peace "covenant" is finalized or "confirmed" by the antichrist. That is the main reason this is all so important - it reveals the nearness of the Rapture.

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