Front Page Mag: “Something extraordinary has happened.
On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip.
Then Abbas told his Fatah followers that he rejected the Egyptian offer.”
Opinion: It has never been about ending the suffering of the Palestinian people or about having a state inside Israel. It has never been about two peoples living side by side in peace and security.
The 4000-year-old struggle has always been about Jerusalem. If Satan can control God’s city, he thinks he can prevent the return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem as prophesied in Zechariah 14:4.
Rebekah inquired of the Lord as to the turmoil inside her womb. The Lord told her that two nations would emerge, two peoples who would be in conflict with each other. One would be stronger than the other, and the older would serve the younger, Genesis 25;23-26.
It is so simple, yet so complex. The enmity between Arab and Jew, brothers by blood, has been playing out in global conflict for 4000 years and will only have a temporary peace when a world leader from the revived Roman Empire (Daniel 9:26) convinces Israel and her neighbors that a seven year peace plan has been worked out.
He will astound the world because the Church will not be here to identify him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). He will trample and destroy (Daniel 7:20-24) and try to end the existence of Jacob – whom God had renamed Israel (Genesis 35:10).
The hatred will end when Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns, Isaiah 63:1-3; Revelation 19:13-15 and the blessing promised to Jacob is fulfilled:
“May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine. May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed” Genesis 27:28-29.