THE WAR OF ARMAGGEDON APPEARS TO BE DELAYED

The Obama administration had given Israel and Palestine until April 29, 2014 to reach a peace treaty. This past week the Palestine government reached an agreement with the terrorist’s organization Hamas to form a unity government. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu angrily refuses to discuss further peace talks. My prediction: it could be years before this peace treaty happens.

It was believed that from peace talks between Israel and Palestine that Israel would give up the West Bank or Judea to Palestine and they would share the Temple Mount for Israel to build their Temple. Israel would remain in control of Jerusalem. Some believed the agreement would be temporary for seven years as prophesied by Daniel because Palestine wants part of Jerusalem for their capital and Israel would not agree at this time. It is believed that the Book of Daniel states that the Temple would be built during the first three and half years, once the agreement was reached, and then the Antichrist would break the treaty and the Jews remaining on the West Bank would be killed. Three and a half years after that would be the War of Armageddon and Christ returns to end it.

It has been my belief that the treaty with Palestine and Israel would be negotiated by the United Nations and the Antichrist would come from that organization. The United Nations would agree on a peace settlement allowing for two countries to exist and Israel be allowed to build their Temple and the two governments would be politically forced to accept. This would still be a seven year agreement as described by the Prophet Daniel. We are fairly certain that when the Temple is built and animal sacrifices take place, the Antichrist will force Israel to stop and the Antichrist, with United Nation backing, takes over and determines what happens from then on.

I was having a problem with Israel and Palestine reaching a peace agreement at this time. The Bible indicates there will be a one-world government and a one-world religion.

Revelation 13:1 – 2 – “The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon (Satan) gave the beast (Antichrist) his power and his throne and great authority.” The Antichrist seems to have the backing of nations such as a leopard-Germany, a bear-Russia and a lion-England that make up the United Nations.

In the Book of Daniel he gives a similar description. It is believed the Antichrist will have passions and instincts of a beast along with the intellect of a genius. The Apostle John gives a vision of the Antichrist that will have tremendous control and power that will run an evil world system. He will have total power and can do as he desires. He will become so powerful that opposing him would be futile. All nations on earth with serve him. Only those who have his mark on their bodies will be able to buy and sell in the world’s economy.
Many in America are leaning toward seeing this happen. Their belief is that everyone on earth can become equal. There would be a redistribution of wealth. There would no longer be wars. Everyone would have to abide by the same laws and rules. He will not only be the head of government, he will be the government, speak for it, think for it and decide for it. The Antichrist, from the Jewish Temple, will announce that he is god.

The Antichrist will seduce the world by imitating Christ’s resurrection. Many will accept him as the Jewish messiah who is here to rule the world. He will be able to duplicate miracles that Christ performed. He will give the world everything the Jews believed Christ should have done but didn’t. They believe he is the one that will bring total peace to the world.

John wrote in Revelation that the Antichrist will copy Christ to the point that even grounded Christians in faith and are knowledgeable of Revelation could be easily deceived. The temptation to believe in this leader will be great. Nations will implement his laws and policies. Seducing spirits will inspire the arts, philosophies and sciences. People will think the Antichrist is the greatest benefactor the world has ever known.

The Antichrist will be given three and one-half years to do anything he wants and he will be totally against the church. Mark 13:14 – “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” The abomination of desolation is the Antichrist standing in the Temple saying he is god.

Can you see why I questioned whether Israel and Palestine would reach a peace agreement as the Obama administration had predicted? There are just too many things that must happen prior to this occurring and it will only be done by the United Nations. If our administration knew the Bible and believed it, they could have spent time on others things than trying to force Israel and Palestine to obtain an agreed upon peace. It will happen but only as Scripture predicts. Therefore, if my predictions are correct, there will be some time before we see Armageddon. That does not mean there will not be wars between nations in the near future. Just that Armageddon, the end, is further out.

If you believe in a pre-Tribulation rapture, Christ could come at anytime to take His church. He could come before all of the above takes place. Scripture tells us we are to live a godly life until He comes. If you knew Christ was coming next week would there be anything you might want to change?

I Thessalonians 4:16 & 17 – “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” Rev. 1:7 – “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” Matthew 25:13 – “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” Matthew 24:36 – “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:42 – 44 – “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

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