A meeting of 72 nations is being held in Paris on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. This meeting was rushed to be completed before the upcoming swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump—no doubt because of his planned shift in U.S. Policy toward Israel. It is noteworthy that President Obama has repeatedly stabbed Israel in the back diplomatically, most recently in abstaining rather than vetoing a crucial UN vote on Israel’s future. But in contrast Donald Trump has a genuine heart for Israel and has repeatedly promised to have the U.S. Embassy moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Paris conference is being characterized as a “peace conference” by the world press, but in actuality, it was brokered behind the scenes as a mechanism to force a two-state solution on Israel (creating a Palestinian State), and to rob Israel of control of East Jerusalem, The West Bank region (the heart of Israel) and all access to the Temple Mount, including the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall). John Kerry will be there at the conference, but representatives from Israel were not be allowed to attend. This a forced external resolution—not a bilateral agreement.
We are about to enter truly momentous days of great prophetic magnitude. The Obama Administration’s State Department most likely drafted the key portions of the plan and will be presenting it to the delegations of which will meet in the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday (January 17th) to vote it into international law. Basically it will say that Israel is an illegitimate “outlaw” nation. Revoking this Resolution would require another meeting and another vote—something that the Trump Administration will probably not be able to accomplish. The Editors of SurvivalBlog believe that the Tanach and Brit Chadasha (the whole Bible) are the literal Words of God, all that is said in it is the truth, and all that He has said will come to be. God is true and just and exists and this is His Word to His people, that is, all who will listen to it and trust and obey it, both Jew and Gentile. His Word will not return empty. His promises are true forever!
Many of our readers are Believers in Christ and will understand the implications of this. However, to remove any doubt that we’re living in prophetic days, here are some scriptures to read and pray about: Zechariah Chapter 12 is very significant on several levels. Verse 2 says: “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people around about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Verse 3: “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.”
Verse 9 and 10 state: “And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.” [Emphasis added.]
Also read Joel 3:1-2, which reads: “For behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem. I will gather ALL the nations and will bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have parted my land.” [Emphasis added.]
Zechariah 2:8-13 states: “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” And consider Genesis 12:2-3, wherein, to Abraham and his descendants this promos is made: “I will Make of thee a great nation, and I will Bless thee and make thy name great and thou shalt be a blessing.
And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (through Abraham’s seed comes the Messiah and the blessing of Salvation to all who will believe.) The Messiah’s role is to bring salvation to us from our sins and to reconcile us to God the Father, the creator of Heaven and Earth, who is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the restore Judah and Israel. The Messiah comes not only to redeem Judah and Israel but also to redeem all the families of the Earth. (This includes ingrafted Gentiles, with faith in Jesus.)
By dividing the land of Israel, the Nations are cursing Abraham’s descendants and also cursing God. Therefore God and will surely bring Judgment on the nations who participate. There is the possibility of an economic collapse this year if there is a decision against Israel, also great floods, famines, droughts, earthquakes, snowstorms, bitter cold, volcanic eruptions, and so forth during this new year in the United States and in the nations that “touched” (betrayed) Israel. We pray for the protection of Israel and God’s Remnant in other nations.
Psalm 83 is also significant. There is some thinking that this is the Palestinians against Israel (these nations mentioned actually represent the nations currently surrounding Israel that are considered Palestinian) and that this is the Intifada wars plus perhaps a great type of war that comes in the future.
Ezekiel 38-39 is key to understanding the days that we’re entering. Russia is currently in Syria and has many warships just 30 miles away from Israel. Turkey has become a dictatorship under Erodogan. Iran has gone rogue, while Saudi Arabia is actually fairly neutral at this time. Notice in scripture how Israel responds to the northern countries that invade Israel for her treasures. (Note Israel’s recent large oil and natural gas discoveries, both close offshore in the Mediterranean, and onshore in the Golan Heights.)
Here are some online video resources to investigate:
- Steven Ben Nun and wife give a teaching and scriptures that show the prophetic magnitude of this Paris conference.
- Regional geopolitical analyst Amir Tsafarti explains what is happening around the world and in Israel at this time, tying these events to Last Days Biblical prophecies.
Please pray for peace and for the continuity and territorial integrity of the nation of Israel. Remember that the land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael) has been promised to the Jews since the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is rightfully theirs, and this is borne out by archaeological evidence of ancient Jewish settlements on hilltops throughout the land—most notably in the West Bank. The so-called Palestinians are modern Arab interlopers, most of whom immigrated from Egypt and other Arab nations after 1948. (Very few of them had lived in Israel under the British Mandate.)
Please pray hard folks, and let your voices be heard in Congress and to the Trump Administration. – JWR and Avalanche Lily