August 13, 2020 - A. V. Rauf
Mabruk AND Mazol Tov!!!
2020 does not cease to surprise. As we press into the second half of this rather volatile and challenging year, something amazing and unheard of has just taken place.
In light of what is already shaping up to be a HOT month, with several fires occurring daily worldwide and the major announcement of Democratic Presidential candidate’s running mate VP candidate Kamala Devi Harris in lieu of the upcoming elections in the United States and despite the COVID Epidemic gripping the world’s economies……THERE IS PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!!!
President Donald Trump has successfully brokered full diplomatic relations between the Nation of Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Ever since its inception in 1948 (which was 72 years ago), only two other nations have made similar agreements with Israel: Jordan and Egypt.
This announcement makes the United Arab Emirates the first Gulf Arab state to have active diplomatic ties with Israel. Moving forward it is very possible that more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the UAE. My guess is Bahrain, but who knows. I can’t imagine Turkey joining this group unless, well that would have to be discussed in another post.
Interestingly enough, this initiative is being referred to as the ABRAHAM ACCORDS!
The key issue here from a prophetic standpoint is that this deal will most likely halt Israel’s annexation plans and the building of settlements on lands sought by the Palestinians. This was land that is not to be given up according to God’s covenant with Israel. That ultimately will lead to the Day of the LORD:
Joel 3:1-2— For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
Let me also make this very clear: This is NOT the Peace Deal or “Covenant with many” spoken of by the Prophet Daniel in Chapter 9 in the Book of Daniel:
Daniel 9:27—And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
However, could this a pre-cursor to the covenant of many that the coming world leader otherwise known as the Antichrist confirms for a period of seven years??
That in itself is yet to happen. The Bible also tell us that the coming World Leader will be a “Little Horn.” In other words, someone who rises to prominence and emerges on the World scene.
Daniel 8:9-11— And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down.
Now, one can argue that the UAE is and of itself a federal constitutional monarchy made up from a federation of seven hereditary tribal leaders. So perhaps this could be that covenant but is is yet to be confirmed. Perhaps when that happens you will also hear about Jerusalem as well as the building of the third temple which I believe is not too far off in the near distant future.
It was interesting to note that just this week practically the entire government of Lebanon resigned after the explosion near the port of Beirut. There is a void of leadership in Lebanon as of now. The area of Syria, Lebanon and the Golan Heights in Israel is important to monitor in the very near future.
Could this Little Horn emerge from this area in the very near future??
In reference to Daniel 8:9-11— And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land… if the “pleasant land,” Is Israel and we know historically all invasions against Israel came from the North, if one is looking from that trajectory, then Lebanon (as does Syria) falls into that periphery.
But for now, what has happened today is historic in the sense that it brings peace between two of the world’s most forward leaning, technologically advanced states, let alone two of the oldest nation that sprung forth through the Seed of Isaac and the Seed of Ishmael.
Nonetheless, the accuracy Of God’s prophetic Word has a track record of 100% accurate. What has happened today is yet another piece of the puzzle that is unraveling in the Middle East as the Church Age is rapidly coming to its conclusion and the onset of the Tribulation Period, otherwise known as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble is not far ahead.
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and even more importantly obtain the free gift of salvation that comes through Jesus Christ!!!!