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Israel at odds with the UN

On May 15, the Israeli government unanimously approved a proposal to oppose a UN resolution promoting recognition of a Palestinian state. 

“No reward will be given for the terrible massacre of Oct. 7, which 80% of the Palestinians, both in the West Bank and in Gaza, support,”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who initiated the proposal.

“We will not allow them to establish a terrorist state from which they can attack us even more. No one will prevent us, Israel, from exercising our basic right to defend ourselves—not the UN General Assembly and not any other entity.”

Benjamin Netanyahu: Prime Minister of Israel, Background, Facts (biography.com)

The Cabinet signalled that it will not consider any UN resolution on the matter binding.

The government decision came less than a week after the UN General Assembly voted 143-9 to give the Palestinians unprecedented rights for a non-member observer state, though stopping short of granting Palestinians full U.N. membership. The resolution came after the USA vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have accepted the Palestinian Authority’s application for full membership in the global body.

Israel at odds with the UN is nothing new, but this comes with increasing pressure from the world to accept a Palestinian State on its borders. This would not result in peace and security, but insecure borders, a potentially terrorist state using its base as a platform from which to destroy Israel. Jerusalem and this narrow strip of land remain the ‘burdensome stone’ of Zechariah 12. 

The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Zechariah 12.1-3

Israel will engage the attention of both local and international players until the only one who can bring peace to region returns – Yeshua the Messiah. 

Proposal for an imposed peace agreement

On April 11 Time magazine published an article titled “A Million Dollar Middle East Peace Plan,”. It lays out a scenario for peace between Israel and its Middle East enemies that is chillingly similar to what the Bible predicts.

The author, Kai Bird, says,

“This conflict is so dangerous that the time has come for the international community to impose a solution.”

Kai Bird

A compelled solution to the nations? That is precisely what Daniel 9:27 says,

“He will confirm a covenant with many for one week (seven years).”

Daniel 9:27

Some take the idea of “confirming” to mean that he will simply strengthen an already existing covenant. But that idea of “confirming,” literally in Hebrew וְהִגְבִּ֥יר [wǝhigbîr], means to “make strong.” He is going to make strong a covenant—or even “compel” a covenant. 

The Time Magazine article insists that “the international community” needs to “impose a solution” by convening “a Geneva peace conference” where all the essential parties will be forced to participate and “face financial and legal sanctions if they fail to show up.”

“A conversation will take place in which all parties are heard,” the author described.

“But the American, European, and other international diplomats invited to Geneva will be responsible for the actual drafting of a peace treaty.”

Kai Bird

So, nations other than Israel and their enemies will develop this peace treaty draft. It will be brokered by outside forces, which is exactly what Daniel 9:27 predicts.

The author concludes, “This will be an imposed peace because the global stakes are too high.”  The plan is to “impose peace” upon these nations. That’s what the Bible predicts. It will be an imposed, compelled, or “take it or leave it” covenant that will be negotiated and brokered by the Antichrist, who will rise from Europe and a revived / reunited Roman Empire.

Information from prophecy teacher Mark Hitchcock in a talk on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s3x4cIB6Pk

They just want to destroy Israel

In Psalm 120 the Psalmist cries out to the Lord to deliver him from a deceitful tongue and enemies who hate peace.

‘Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!  My soul has dwelt too long with one who hates peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.’

Psalm 120

Kedar, the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13), who dwelt in Arabia, is believed by Muslims to be the ancestor of Mohammed. Meshech, the son of Japheth (Genesis 10.2) is the ancestor of a tribe that migrated into the area of modern Turkey and then, according to Gesenius, settled in Scythia, north of the Black Sea towards modern Russia.  He says the name Moskva / Moscow is derived from Meshech. Ezekiel 38.3 identifies this enemy who leads the Gog and Magog alliance against Israel as ‘chief prince’ (nissi rosh in Hebrew) or ‘prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.’

In today’s terms we can equate Kedar with the Islamists opposed to Israel driven by their aim of world domination and the destruction of Israel. 

Russia, though no longer Communist, has a history of Communist dictatorship, and is now allied with dictatorships of the world confronting the western world, including Communist China and Islamic revolutionary Iran. So we can see two of the most powerful antichrist and anti Israel forces in the world today, Islam and Communism (including our western version of cultural Marxism), represented in Meshech and Kedar.

There is a parallel between believing Christians living in a society that is increasingly given over to violence and the lies of the Islamist and leftist agenda, and Israel, fighting for its life in the war torn Middle East. Since October 7 this leftist – Islamist alliance has reached frightening levels of Antisemitism and anti Israel hatred manifested in the streets of London and European cities, in the universities of America as well as in the jihadi infested camps of the Middle East.

There’s a saying in Islam,

‘Lies are sins except when rescuing a Muslim from a disaster.’

Islamic saying

As far as Islam is concerned the establishment of the State of Israel is the naqba النَّكْبَة [an-Nakba] – Arabic for disaster. So to rescue Muslims from the disaster you can tell as many lies as you like and indulge in violence and war for ever in order to bring an end to the Jewish state. 

A report from the US shows that the demonstrators against Israel are really campaigning for the elimination of Israel.

‘The slogans would seem to say it all.

“We say justice, you say how? Burn Tel Aviv to the ground.” “Hamas we love you, we support your rockets too.” It’s not exactly “give peace a chance,” but that doesn’t seem to be what many of these protesters want. Rather, they want to “globalize the Intifada,” which might better be translated to mean bringing violence and terror to “Zionists,” or Jews, around the world.’ 

‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free, they chant’. It’s a lie. If, God forbid, they had their way, Palestine would not be free, it would be either an Islamic dictatorship or a radioactive ruin.

The only way to have freedom for the Jews and Arabs of the region is a strong Israel within secure borders able to resist the terrorists backed by Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and even the PA, who bring nothing but ruin and misery to their own people and to Israel. 

Note that the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and its terror proxies surrounding Israel have produced absolutely nothing of benefit or help to the human race, only hatred, weapons of destruction and war – not just war with Israel, but unending wars conflicts within the Muslim countries of the region bringing ruin and oppression to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Gaza, Libya and Iran itself.  

Contrast Israel which has produced a democratic society with human rights to all its citizens, the one Middle Eastern country where Arab Christians have liberty and freedom. Israel has turned a desolate land into one of the most fruitful places in the world and exported its agricultural technology to arid regions of the world, helping to deal with the food shortages worldwide. Israel has developed all kinds of medical breakthroughs benefiting people around the world. Israel has made astonishing developments in technology, including its remarkable defence system which nations around the world are queuing up to benefit from. No wonder those who produce nothing of any use to anyone are jealous of those who have produced so much. 

16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

Matthew 7:16

In such a situation the temptation is to fall into despair, anger, hatred of the enemy and a sense of hopelessness. The people of Israel may feel this as they face an implacable enemy intent on their destruction, arming itself with drones, missiles and even nuclear weapons, all with the purpose of destroying Israel. 

Here in the UK we may also feel despair and anger as we see people trashing our country, its values, its institutions and taking positions of power from where it is clear that the intention is the suppression of biblical Christianity. A key element in both cases is an alliance of the spiritual forces behind Kedar and Meshech.

Coming back to Psalm 120, the Psalmist’s cry to the Lord is answered in the following Psalm 121.

‘I will lift up my eyes to the hills— from whence comes my help?  My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. … Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. … The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. … The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.  … The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.’

Psalm 121

This is taken from the ‘This Month in Prophecy’ talk given by Tony Pearce at the Bridge Christian Fellowship on April 28. 

Tony Pearce at the Bridge Christian Fellowship on April 28

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