My mind is often preoccupied and I sometimes struggle to focus on what people are saying. But there are four words that people can say that are guaranteed to grab my attention: Israel, many, peace and safety.
“Israel” is the key to understanding Bible prophecy so I am always eager to hear anything that someone has to say about Israel (Matt. 24:32).
“Many” is a qualifying word that refers to an unspecified large number. For example, the angel Gabriel told Daniel, “he (the Antichrist) shall confirm the covenant (peace treaty) with many (an unspecified large number of signers; Dan. 9:27) for one week (a week of years which means seven years).
“Many” signing a seven-year peace treaty grabs my attention because I believe the Rapture will have taken place and the Church will be in heaven when the Antichrist puts his worthless signature on that satanic document that many others will have already signed.
“Peace” draws me in because if someone says something about peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), I am anxious to know what they are saying.
“Safety” engages my attention because Paul said, “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them (those that are left behind after the Rapture), as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape (1 Thess. 5:3).
So when people use the words Israel, many, peace and safety—they automatically have my undivided attention.
Having said this, these attention-getting words have recently been in the news several times.
For example, on May 2, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence was talking about an agreement to resolve the conflict between Israel and the PA when he said, “The new administration has found a way to pursue peace whilst simultaneously devoting itself to securing (making safe) the Jewish state.”
He added, “We’re making valuable progress toward the noble goal of peace.”
For whatever it is worth, I believe Israel is already safe under the protection of God and there will be wars and rumors of wars before there is true peace.
Then, on May 3, 2017, at a meeting in the White House, President Trump told PA President Mahmoud Abbas “We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. We will get it done. We will be working so hard to get it done. It’s been a long time, but we will be working diligently – and I think there’s a very, very good chance. And I think you feel the same way.”
After the meeting, the two leaders held a press briefing. President Trump said, “You signed your name to the first Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. You remember that well, right? And I want to support you in being the Palestinian leader who signs his name to the final and most important peace agreement that brings safety, stability, and prosperity to both peoples and to the region.”
It is beginning to sound like a final and very important peace agreement that brings safety to Israel, the PA and the region (a covenant with many).
But there is more. President Trump announced plans to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Vatican. He said, “Our task is not to dictate to others how to live, but to build a coalition of friends and partners who share the goal of fighting terrorism and bringing safety, opportunity and stability to the war-ravaged Middle East. Tolerance is the cornerstone of peace.”
He didn’t say it the way the Holy Spirit inspired it in 1 Thess. 5:3, but he was talking about Israel, peace, safety and the Middle East (many).
We don’t know the day and the hour, but the words that some leaders are using are getting my attention.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck