Thursday, February 25, 2010

Is the EU taking control of Middle East peace process?

Biblical prophecy (Daniel 9:27) informs us that the antichrist will ultimately confirm the covenant between Israel and her neighbors, a covenant which for a temporary period of time, early in the Tribulation will give peace in the Middle East (although it will be short-lived; see Revelation 6). We know that the antichrist will come from the revived Roman Empire (Daniel 2 & 7, Rev. 17), so it makes sense to watch for developments of the EU and any involvement in the ongoing attempts at peace in the region.

The EU already has a prominent role, through its membership in the "Quartet" (EU, UN, Russia, US), but the EU is expected to begin assuming a leadership role as we approach the Tribulation.

"EU officials call for international conference to discuss Palestinian state"

Quotes:


"Paris, France, February 23, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reiterated his call for the creation of a "viable" Palestinian state but has not ruled out the possibility the international community could recognise a new state before its borders were set."

"Speaking after a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Paris yesterday, Sarkozy left open the possibility of recognising a Palestinian state before negotiations with Israel were complete. His foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, has said in recent days that he would be "tempted" by the idea."

"Foreign minister Bernard Kouchner said before Abbas's arrival that to break the stalemate in the Middle East peace process, some countries might recognise a Palestinian state before its borders were determined. Israel has criticised the idea of any unilateral initiative and says only negotiations can achieve meaningful peace."

"One can imagine a Palestinian state being rapidly declared and immediately recognised by the international community, even before negotiating its borders. I would be tempted by that," Kouchner said.

"Writing in Le Monde yesterday, Kouchner and Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos - whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU - called for a major international conference "to frame and give dynamic" to the peace process. After such a conference, "Europe could recognise a Palestinian state, finally allowing the Palestinians to become full members of the international community," they wrote."

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Just look at what we have in this revealing article. The EU considers that an international conference that they hold, can make determinations regarding Israeli borders and create a "Palestinian State" and force Israel to live with the decision. The arrogance of these discussions is astonishing.

What is also ominous about this "discussion" is the fact that it isn't isolated to this specific conference - it has been a constant message from European leaders now for several weeks, and seems to be growing in momentum. The surrounding terrorist groups are also (predictably) embracing this idea.

One way or the other, the Middle East situation will shift to the EU. With the U.S. involved in its internal problems, there has been less of a focus on the Middle East situation and it is apparent that the Obama administration will not help Israel. The UN is basically worthless, and Russia will support any legislation which favors the surrounding enemies of Israel (Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc.) - which translates to their support for these EU proposals.

It seems obvious, without even reading these most recent proposals, that the EU will ultimately assume control of the Middle East peace initiatives. We are seeing that process begin to shift more and more to the EU, and that will predictably continue as we watch the ongoing process of the world marching lockstep into the Tribulation.

Additionally, I am also watching for more details regarding proposals on how the peace will be maintained once the "covenant" is confirmed, or, better stated, how this peace deal will be "confirmed". I believe (and this is my speculation only) that the only way to "confirm" a covenant in the Middle East is by having "peace-keeping" forces in the region. Therefore, one aspect worth watching is who will step forward with a plan to maintain the peace once the deal is signed.

Will there be a proposal to have European forces sent to the region in order to maintain ("confirm") whatever deal is reached?

We shall see.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe the UN charter over Jerusalem as an international state already addresses this. My pastor just went over this two weeks ago during his Revelation study. I will locate Charter name and date. But it's already divided, we are waiting to see who will step out and be 'Anti-Christ.' The way things are moving along we should see him take center stage any minute! for goodness sakes things are accelerating fast aren't they. And I'm fairly young to notice. GBY found this via Twitter Cooperwerk, is that you?

cooperwerk said...

Hey mijadedios--I find this site to be one of the best for prophetic commentary! I can't take credit for Scott's gift! Keep checking this site for great posts.

Scott, keep it up! Your insights are a blessing.
-cooperwerk

Scott said...

Thanks a lot guys
There is so much pertinent news these says, its hard to keep up - I'm in the middle of a new post now.
I originally assumed that this would be a once/week update scenario, but it is almost daily. Its hard to believe that there could be so much prophetic news, but that is indeed the case.

Keep looking up!

Maranatha
Scott

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Anonymous said...

I hope you don't mind, Scott, but I posted a slightly edited version of this to RaptureAlert.com and my blog. You're spot on and we know where this is headed.

Scott said...

Mike

Hey there brother!

Of course - I'd love it - I use your stuff all the time!

I'm going to send you an email with an idea I want to run by you too - FYI

Hope all is well with you and the family!

Scott