Dividing the Land of Israel July 17, 2007Posted by Watchman in America, Dividing Israel, Europe, Fulfilling Prophecy, Israel.
Bush to call for regional summit on Mideast peace process Haaretz (July 16, 2007) – U.S. President George W. will call for a regional conference on restarting the Middle East peace process during a special address Monday, a U.S. official said ahead of the speach. The U.S. president will also announce $190 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, the official said. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would lead the peace conference, which would include representatives of Israel and neighbors in the region, said a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The speech to be given by the U.S. president will express a plan for “activism” on the part of the Bush administration, according to a senior Israeli political source who was briefed in advance about it. Bush’s tone is meant to express his approval of the formation of a new Palestinian Authority government under Salam Fayad, as well as the appointment of former British prime minister Tony Blair as the special envoy for the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators. White House officials said Bush was planning to rally diplomatic and financial support for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ government. Abbas controls only the West Bank after the Islamic militant group Hamas gained authority in Gaza in June. more… | Israel | Islam | America |
Does this dividing of the land of Israel fulfill Bible prophecy? Ezekiel 38,39 talks of a relative peace prior to an attack by Russia, Turkey, Iran and Libya among others. If the land is divided and a Palestinian state created, a temporary peace would go into effect. Israelis would be moved from their residence now to that land marked for Israel from this dividing and visa-versa. This sounds a lot like…
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
I believe the Lord going forth to fight these nations could be referring to the day of the Lord, which comes as sudden destruction from the Almighty. Isaiah 13:6-13 The ultimate end of this battle will be at Armageddon when Christ returns in glory and destroys the armies gathered there from the sixth bowl to do battle. America’s participation in this dividing of the land of Israel will come back to haunt us I believe.
Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
For more history on natural disasters that coordinated with our government signing policy against Israel like Hurricane Andrea and Katrina, read Bill Koenig’s Eye To Eye.
Peres sworn in as Israel’s president Breitbart.com (July 15, 2007) – Israel’s elder statesman and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres was sworn in president on Sunday, crowning an unrivaled career stretching back half a century. Peres assumes the largely ceremonial post less than three weeks shy of his 84th birthday, replacing the disgraced Moshe Katsav, and will serve a seven-year term as Israel’s ninth president. | Israel |
Related possibly to the news above regarding the dividing of Israel… Daniel 5:28, “PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” The verb PERES means “to break in two, divide.”
Could the new Israeli President who’s last name means to divide be the one that will help bring about the dividing of the land of Israel to create a Palestinian state? Will that be the fulfillment of the coming dividing of the land of Israel for peace?
Well a few days after initially writing this, I found the following…
President Peres: Time to sever Israel’s biblical heartland Israel Today(July 16, 2007) – Just hours before being sworn in as Israel’s ninth president on Sunday, Shimon Peres said the time had come for his nation to surrender its biblical heartland in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) to the Palestinian Arabs. “We have to get rid of the territories,” Peres said in an interview with The Associated Press. The elder statesman insisted, contrary to recent opinion polls, that an overwhelming majority of Israelis agree with him on this issue. In his inauguration speech later in the evening, Peres expounding upon his vision of peace for the Middle East, but Israel National News pointed out that he did not once mention ongoing Arab terrorism against the Jewish state that has made the conclusion of any peace deal impossible. Despite filling a largely ceremonial role, an Israeli diplomatic source told The Jerusalem Post that Peres can be expected to continue behaving like a “one-man foreign ministry” as he works to forward his own agenda. | Israel | Islam | 1st Seal |
Peres is dividing the land of Israel for peace, that is his goal. If that were to happen, Israelis would have to move to Israeli areas or risk falling prey to their new radical Islamic neighbors.
Olmert Offers Judea, Samaria, Divides J’lem in Draft Accord Israel National News (August 31, 2007) – Israel has agreed, in writing, to hand over 6,250 square kilometers of land – the equivalent of its entire biblical and strategic heartland – to an Arab terror state. So reports Dr. Guy Bechor, a leading expert on Arab affairs, who also supplies some of the details of the negotiations. Bechor reports, based on “leaks from the Palestinian side,” that Israel has, in the past few days, presented Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas at least one draft of an “agreement of principles.” The agreement calls for a state named Palestine to be established alongside Israel, and have a territory of 6,250 square kilometers: the equivalent of all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. “Palestine” will be demilitarized. Most of the Jewish communities built in Judea and Samaria over the past 40 years are to demolished and their inhabitants expelled, according to the plan. The remaining communities are to be concentrated in small salients for which the Arab state will be compensated with additional territory elsewhere in present-day Israel. A passage of some sort will connect Gaza and Judea and Samaria. It will be under Jewish sovereignty and Palestinian administration. Israel agrees to redivide Jerusalem. Arab neighborhoods will be under Arab sovereignty and Jewish ones under Jewish sovereignty. Mention is made of “religious areas,” but further details are not known as of yet. Each side will recognize the other’s spiritual needs. The “refugee” question is not mentioned at all, and Bechor reports that this is the main sticking point. Abbas is insisting that Arabs descended from those who fled Israel in 1948 be allowed to return to Israel, at least in principle. Bechor says that Abbas and his men have gone over the draft and are not pleased; they know how to negotiate, he notes. In a recent interview with PA TV, Abbas said that “declarations of principles are a waste of time” and “useless.” What the PA wants, he said, is a clear timetable for establishing Palestine, as well as an Israeli pullback, demolition of Jewish communities and “return of refugees” (i.e., the flooding of Israel with Arab citizens). The Arabs are hoping Israel will become more pliable in November, when an international diplomatic conference, sponsored by the US, is to be held in an attempt to hammer out an accord. An official close to Mahmoud Abbas, Mustafa Bargouti, said that the idea of a conference is “an Israeli trap” and that nothing will come of it. more…
We know what has happened in Gaza with the pullout from there. How long would a Jew last remaining there? Their houses will be rifled and I’m sure women will get ravished if they were to remain. But half is described as remaining. This means that it can’t be the time of Jacob’s trouble because Christ makes it clear that running to the mountains is the only safe place to be. From there they are taken to the wilderness and protected from the antichrist and his master Lucifer the dragon. Revelation 12
Rabbis: ‘Peres must repent’ WorldNet Daily (July 19, 2007) – A group of hundreds of prominent Israeli rabbis today urged veteran politician Shimon Peres to immediately “repent” for calling on the Jewish state to evacuate strategic territory the they fear will be used by terrorists to attack Israel. Peres officially was installed as Israeli president earlier this week. Upon his inauguration, he immediately stated Israel must withdraw from the West Bank, which borders Jerusalem and is within rocket range of Tel Aviv and Israel’s international airport. “We call on Shimon Peres to publicly retract his ‘shameful’ remarks on the day of his inauguration calling for Israel to ‘rid itself of the territories,’ referring to the biblical Judea and Samaria (West Bank),” read a statement by the Rabbinical Congress for Peace, a coalition of more than 350 Israeli rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis. “Our sages tell us in the Talmud that when a person assumes an exalted position, all of his sins previously committed are forgiven. But you, Mr. Peres, missed the opportunity to rectify your historical blunders when you declared so blindly that Israel must rid itself of the territories. You caused tremendous damage not only to Jews in Israel but to the status of the Jewish people the world over.” The rabbis called on Peres to “repent, stand up and proclaim with authentic Jewish pride that you no longer support the hazardous and futile formula of ‘territory for peace.'” The rabbinic leaders blasted Peres for leading the 1993 Oslo Accords, in which Israel evacuated strategic territory in exchange for pledges from the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to refrain from terror and make peace with the Jewish state. “Today it is crystal clear to everyone the Oslo Accords and Israeli evacuations lead to spilling of Jewish blood in all parts of Israel. This is exactly why the Jewish Code of Law forbids Jews to give up a border town – it opens the way for enemies to conquer the land,” the rabbis stated. more…
Another aspect of this dividing centers on the Temple Mount in Jersualem. Bible prophecy is ringing true today as all the nations in the world are dealing with the burdensome stone of Israel and the Middle East.
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.
This is the center of the European Union, and Javier Solana’s, push for peace with their 7-year European Neighbourhood Policy I mentioned in the Recommendation 666 post. I believe that when the land of Israel is divided, so too will the Temple Mount be divided so that the Jews can rebuild their temple next to the Dome of the Rock. This is written of in the Bible as well.
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
With the Holy of Holies located at the Dome of the Spirits (Dome of the Tablets), it lines up perfectly with the Golden Gate to the East and if the outer court is not built, fits right next to the Dome of the Rock. Here is a layout of the Temple Mount. There are more images regarding this topic here.