Title: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SHARON MAY HAVE JUST PROVIDED HIMSELF THE TIME AND "LITTLE ITTY-BITTY" FIG-LEAF COVER WHICH WILL ENABLE HIM TO UNILATERALLY WITHDRAW FROM PALESTINIAN AREAS!
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"PEACE IN OUR TIME"?
Is peace finally about to break out in the Middle East between Israel and her implacable foes: the Palestinians, the Egyptians, the Syrians and the Jordanians? It certainly seems possible, if you read today's news, while ignoring prophecy on the one hand and the Oslo Plan on the other hand.
Let us first examine the current news.
NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon, Abbas Declare Cease-Fire at Summit", Excite News, 2/9/2005
"SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt (AP) - Israeli and Palestinian leaders returned home to hammer out the details of a cease-fire they declared at a dramatic summit meeting in an Egyptian resort, trying restore trust in the post-Yasser Arafat era after four years of bloodshed ... Despite the hopeful ambiance, the ghost of a 2003 truce that lasted less than two months, and the knowledge that a single serious attack could torpedo this one, hung heavy in the air."
Not to worry, both leaders rushed to assure their people; this agreement will last.
NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon, Abbas: This time it's for real", The Jerusalem Post, 2/7/2005
"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas pledged publicly in Sharm e-Sheikh Tuesday to put an end to four years of violence, and in a private meeting, expressed their determination to make these declarations stick this time."
" 'Today, in my meeting with Chairman Abbas, we agreed that all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere, and – in parallel – Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians anywhere', Sharon declared, speaking in Hebrew at the end of the summit. 'We hope that today we are starting a new period of hope'."
Whenever you hear centuries-long enemies using words like "all" and "everywhere", you should know enough to get worried! Listen to these illusory all-inclusive words:
* "all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere"
* "Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians anywhere"
And, oh yes, these all-inclusive words will bring about "a new period of hope". Christians who know their Bibles should realize the inherent folly of believing such words, for the Bible predicts just this sort of rhetorical nonsense at the End of the Age, but that is a subject reserved for the end of this article.
Not surprisingly, Hamas immediately declared that it was going to have nothing to do with this ceasefire, even if it was only a an Islamic "Hudna" ceasefire. (NOTE: See Newsletter for August 9, 2003, for full explanation of a "Hudna" ceasefire]
NEWS BRIEF: "Palestinian terror groups say they are not bound by 'hudna' declarations", Israeli Insider, 2/8/2005
"Two key Palestinian terror groups criticized Israeli and Palestinian pledges to end bloodshed, and said they will wait to see what comes next before deciding whether to continue attacks. A Hamas representative said his group is not bound by the truce. Their remarks came shortly after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared at the summit an end to all military and militant operations ... Both Hamas men said it was too early to say whether Hamas would resume its activities against Israelis. 'We are going to listen to Mr. Abbas when he returns. We are going to sit down with him, and then we are going to declare our position', Abu Zuhri said. Hamdan said Hamas' decision will depend on "achievement of a substantial change (in Israel's position) to meet Palestinian demands and conditions."
Therefore, the stage is set for the masterful illusion to continue. Israel and the Palestinian Authority will be able to pretend they have an official, nation-to-nation ceasefire, thus allowing Sharon and Peres to unilaterally withdraw. Even as Hamas and Hizbullah are murdering Israeli civilians right and left in continuous terror attacks, Sharon and Abbas can pretend they really have an official ceasefire, and that the terrorist attacks are really only aberrations carried out by "extremists" who do not represent the true feelings and aspirations of the Palestinian peoples.
Whenever terrorist attacks occur now, after these wonderful promises at the summit, Israeli Prime Minister Sharon will go before his people, to solemnly swear that these attacks will not be allowed to derail the official "peace" effort between national Israel and national Palestinian Authority.
We have been closely following the Israeli - Palestinian conflict since 1981, when Yassir Arafat began sending his suicide bombers into the crowded marketplaces, restaurants, hotels, and homes of innocent Israeli men, women and children who would be killed or maimed for life. Time and time again, as the Israeli government was falsely assuring its people that it would put an end to the civilian slaughter, Arafat's men would explode another bomb, sending blood and body parts flying everywhere.
Every single "ceasefire" agreement was perfectly worthless, and quickly dissolved into its own slime. However, each ceasefire was also accompanied by statements by Palestinian leaders other than Arafat that they were not bound by any ceasefire agreement officially reached between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Therefore, when the bombs exploded, both the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority would play the pretend game. The Israeli PM would somberly announce that this atrocity would not derail the peace process, while Arafat would somberly denounce the suicide bombing as "counterproductive" to the Palestinian cause. Everyone knew that Arafat commanded the suicide bombers, and yet every official Israeli spokesman would play the game.
The ultimate goal of this game in 2005 is to allow Israel to unilaterally withdraw from the areas now heavily populated by the Palestinians, just as the Oslo Accords had been promising since 1972. Now that Israel is getting close to withdrawing, her Prime Minister needs another "official ceasefire" from the Palestinians.
What purpose does this worthless official ceasefire serve? Since the ceasefire agreement was reached between the official Israeli government and the official elected Palestinian Authority, any nasty terrorist attacks after the agreement had been signed can be dismissed as coming from disgruntled, out-of-control Palestinian terror factions such as Hamas and Hizbullah. When the bombs go off, both PM Sharon and PA Chairman Abbas can pretend that the peace agreement is still in force, with Abbas somberly promising to reign in the terror.
This official fairy-tale situation will enable Israeli Prime Minister Sharon and his Deputy Shimon Peres to carry out the planned unilateral withdrawal in a period of "official peace". Former General and Army war hero Sharon cannot be seen as retreating under fire from the official Palestinian government. Since the terror attacks will be presented as coming outside official Palestinian control, the make-believe story that Israel is not retreating under military fire can be maintained.
The gradual, inexorable march toward the fulfillment of Obadiah 15-18 and Ezekiel 34 continues and will not turn back. We have written several insightful articles on this subject, since June, 1998. If you have not read these articles, please take a few moments to do so now. The prophetic reality is rushing down upon us, and must be accepted, even though it is very somber.
* NEWS1422 -- "THE COMING PROPHESIED ANNIHILATION OF THE PALESTINIANS -- TODAY'S HOUSE OF ESAU"
* NEWS1620 -- "ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER STATES THAT ISRAEL WILL CREATE "BUFFER ZONES" TO PHYSICALLY SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM PALESTINIANS. PALESTINIAN ATTACK SUCH A MOVE"
* NEWS1625 -- "JEWISH PROFESSOR ACCUSES SHARON GOVERNMENT OF PLANNING ETHNIC CLEANSING OF ARABS IN ISRAEL"
-- "PALESTINIAN STATE PROCLAIMED! U.S., ISRAEL, PALESTINIANS, AND VATICAN
ALL JOIN FORCES TO DECLARE A PALESTINIAN STATE AS FIRM GOAL"
BIBLE PROPHECY CONTROLLING THESE EVENTS
These articles are full of relevant Bible prophecy specifically relating to God's final annihilating judgment upon the Palestinians, today's descendents of the "House of Esau". However, other End of the Age prophecies also state that there will be no peace in the Middle East once Israel comes back to her land.
* "FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem " (Joel 3:1; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Note that this prophecy was exactly fulfilled when God "reversed the captivity" of Israel on May 14, 1948, when He brought the Jewish people back to their land, after 1,900 years of uninterrupted captivity! He returned Israel back to her land in a state of spiritual unbelief in His Son, Jesus Christ, exactly as Ezekiel 37:8d foretold!
"I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land ... I ... will return your deed of retaliation upon your own head." [Joel 3:2, 7b]
Note that God is going to "deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel". This means that God is watching and taking note of all the terrorist attacks on Jews and is preparing his judgment. Also note God's condemnation of anyone who would dare try to divide "My Land". Since the Illuminati is forcing Israel to divide her land, God's judgment will fall upon them, also. President Bush would do well to take note of this warning against dividing the land of Israel and sharing it with foreign peoples.
Now, listen as God formally declares that, after Israel comes back to her land, a state of perpetual war will commence:
"Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war! Stir up the mighty men! Let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong, a warrior! Hasten and come, all you nations round about, and assemble yourselves; there You, O Lord, will bring down Your mighty ones, Your warriors. Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about. Put in the sickle, for the vintage harvest is ripe; come, get down and tread the grapes, for the winepress is full; the vats overflow, for the wickedness of the peoples is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." [Joel 3:9-14; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
We have proven in past articles that the the Valley of Jehoshaphat is a generic term which denotes all peoples of the region who have made themselves enemies to Israel. Now you know why America invaded Iraq and Afghanistan and why such fierce war is raging in the region right now. The nations of the world are pouring into the very region of the world in which the final, climactic battles will be fought.
Verse 9 sets the tone: "Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war! Stir up the mighty men! Let all the men of war draw near."
Verse 10 reverses the call to worldwide peace in Isaiah 2:4, heralding the prophetic truth that there will be no peace in the region after Israel comes back to her nation -- until Jesus returns as the Prince of Peace, to bring all things into subjection to His Might and Power!
Zechariah 12 is all about continuous war against Israel. Read it carefully and meditatively.
Soon, Antichrist will arise following the planned World War III, and he shall deliver the ultimate "peace" deception in world history. The Bible foretells:
"When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction, ruin and death will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape." [1 Thessalonians 5:3; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
The days in which we are living are occurring just as the Bible foretold; therefore, even though the days are hard, rest assured that the time will soon occur when we shall see Jesus face to face. In the meantime, reach out to the lost in your Sphere of Influence, armed with Scripture and with your knowledge of how today's events and the leaders of this time are fulfilling Bible prophecy!
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