March 24, 2019 - A. V. Rauf
Deals, Covenants and Elections
From a Biblically prophetic vantage point, we are entering some very exciting times as the Spring of 2019 has arrived. There is much to say so I will get right in to some exciting prophetic developments right away:
The United States officially recognized the Nation of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is internationally recognized as Syrian territory. And it is happening on the very day of Purim, the last Jewish festival of the year.
The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 began on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21 (March 22 in Jerusalem). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Book Esther.
Trump’s statement marked a dramatic shift in US policy over the status of a disputed area that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East conflict and annexed in 1981. The very next day the Syrian government vowed to take back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies in the Middle East condemned US President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war.
Regardless of one’s political viewpoint, our mandate is to always pray and intercede for all leaders:
1 Timothy 2:1-3—I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
If you recall, last year, U. S. President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Furthermore, it was also is important to recognize that the American embassy in Tel Aviv would moved to the city as well. Again, whether or not one supports or dislikes the current president of the United States, it must be noted that he is the first US president since President Harry Truman to honor God by recognizing Jerusalem. And now the United States officially recognized the Nation of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
This is very interesting. Already in the eye of many Jewish Rabbis President Trump is viewed as a type of King Cyrus. According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. During the first year of his reign he was prompted by God to decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt and that such Jews as cared to might return to their land for this purpose.
It was very possible now that the prophesied destruction of Damascus, and the Psalm 83 War 83 war could very well happen soon especially since Donald Trump has declared that the Golan Heights is under Israeli sovereignty. Could this be a step towards the Ezekiel 38 war with Russia wanting the spoils i.e. Golan Heights!
Furthermore, Russia, Iran & Turkey are now literally setting camp near the Golan Heights. We already know that Turkish troops have entered Syria to fight Kurdish military forces and are advancing southward towards the Israeli border. The Bible mentions a coming war in the Book of Ezekiel Chapters 38-39 that clearly identifies these nations forming a coalition to attack Israel. Please see the post below for further insight.
Israeli elections are scheduled to take place in early April of 2019. It is after the elections that the Trump/Kushner Middle East Deal will be released. Although details are sketchy and unconfirmed as of now, we do know for a fact that the deal will include a wider Middle East peace plan between the Arab nations, the Palestinians and Israel. We also know that it would include some form of land for peace arrangement. The timing of this is all no mere coincidence.
What we need to be observing when the deal is released, and if accepted by the parties, is the response to it by all parties, especially those that oppose Israel. Will it lead to the Daniel 9 covenant that is confirmed by the antichrist or will it lead to the war of Ezekiel 38-39 or the destruction of Damascus as mentioned previously? Remember God has established a covenant with Israel:
Ezekiel 37:26-28 26 Moreover I will [a]make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 28 The nations also will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
On that note, yet another significant elections that takes place this year is the elections for the European Parliament. Many Bible Prophecy scholars agree that the coming world leader, otherwise known in the Bible as antichrist will come to power from the European Union, which is the Revived Roman Empire. In May and June there are the elections for the European Parliament. Is it possible the antichrist will be chosen as a strong leader during and after these elections? Will he then ultimately “confirm,” the Mid-East Peace Deal that Trump and Kushner are about to announce after the Israeli elections????
Now to see if we are truly close, what is inside Donald Trump’s peace plan? Since Donald Trump is compared to Cyrus, is it a possibility that what is included in this peace plan is the go ahead for the Jewish people to build their third temple? Can it be possible it will divide Israel? Or to be more specific, will it divide Jerusalem??
I am under the impression the peace plan may fail and more then likely cause a war between Israel and her surrounding neighbors. The antichrist will come later on the scene to make the failed peace plan even stronger and then… The 7 year tribulation period will begin. We shall see how all of this ties together prophetically.
Stay tuned because its about to get very interesting………