In mid 2009 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu predicted that Israel would arrive at a peace agreement with its Palestinian neighbors “within three years”. On Monday, December 28th Israeli officials let it be known that PM Netanyahu would shortly announce that Israel would agree to a new two year US brokered peace process under which Israel would agree to give up its ‘land for peace’. That’s well within Netanyahu’s earlier predicted three years.

Why is this significant? The Daughter of Babylon/America will stab Israel in the back and refuse to come to its defense, when it is attacked by Russia, Iran and other Muslim nations, as prophesied in Ezekiel 28 and 29. Ezekiel tells us that the invasion will happen when Israel is at peace. (“A land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety” Ezekiel 38:8) Ezekiel says in 38:11 that the invasion will be of “a peaceful and unsuspecting people”. Those prophesies don’t describe Israel today, except that they have been re-gathered, but they are definitely not at peace.

Netanyahu believes that Israel will be at peace with the Palestinian Authority on before the end of 2011, only two years from now. How long after that peace agreement will Russia and Iran wait before they invade Israel? Only the Lord knows, as there are no prophecies indicating how long Israel will be ‘at peace’ before it’s at war, and then in that war betrayed by its only ‘friend’ among the nations, the United States of America, a/k/a the Daughter of Babylon. Scripture confirms that the Daughter of Babylon will itself be destroyed for its “treachery” against Israel. (Jeremiah 51:35; Genesis 12:3)

When should God’s people make plans to emigrate/flee, as Jeremiah, Zechariah, Isaiah and John warned God’s people living in the Daughter of Babylon? In light of these new timelines coming from Jerusalem and Washington, DC, it’s not too early to start making plans, researching our options and praying for wisdom and ability to flee.

Israel in the Cross-Hairs

Though Israel is generally in the news, in the last few days Israel has been in the world’s cross-hairs. Former Brit PM Tony Blair, now assigned to force a Middle East “peace agreement” announced Sunday that unless Israel agrees to give up its land there “will be one **** of a fight”. Tellingly, he also said that he had met with Israeli PM Netanyahu and that “Israelis are prepared to change significantly their posture on the West Bank.” Netanyahu recently gave in on new settlements in Judea and Samaria.

During the same time period, it has become increasingly obvious that the US will not force Iran to stop enriching uranium, and is not willing to line up pressure on Iran via sanctions from other nations. Also, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, traveled to South America to line up support against Israel from Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador. On Tuesday, Sweden announced that it would try to get an EU declaration that East Jerusalem was the capitol of the Palestinian Authority.

Since Israel is the only nation in the world whose very right to exist is challenged, under US led world pressure of this nature, must wonder how much longer Israel will resist giving up its land and signing a peace agreement? Recently the former PM’s Office Director of Israel warned that Netanyahu is a “squeezable man” who will give in to pressure. In his first term, Netanyahu gave up the ancient city of Hebron, where Abraham and many of the patriarchs are buried.

The actors are in place on the world stage to fulfill prophecies written many centuries ago. These are exciting and dangerous times.