Sometimes really important people reveal things that normal folks would tend to keep in confidence. This principle of life popped up again in Saturday’s WALL STREET JOURNAL. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the WSJ that he is “absolutely sure (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) would sign a deal” making peace with the Palestinians.
What is Tony Blair doing today that would make his “absolutely sure” statement of any importance? On the same day that Blair
announced that he was stepping down as PM of Great Britain, he also announced that he had been chosen as the Special Envoy for “the Quartet”. What’s the Quartet? A new music group? Well, sort of, it’s just the tune they are playing is more a funeral dirge than a dance tune. The Quartet is made up of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia. That’s quite a power group, to say the least.
What is the purpose of the Quartet, also known as the Quartet on the Middle East, the Diplomatic Quartet or the Madrid Quartet? It was formed in 2002 in order to ‘bring peace to the Middle East’. Blair has made several high level trips to the Middle East to attempt to persuade leaders of Israel and the Muslim states that surround it into reaching a peace agreement.
So, would Tony Blair be in a good position to know whether or not Israel will agree to a peace treaty with its Arab enemies? No one could know better, except for Netanyau himself. In January, 2010, PM Netanyahu announced that he would agree to a peace treaty by the end of 2011. Shortly thereafter, he said he could agree to a “Two State Solution”, even though he ran for office opposed to such a plan.
If you are an American Christian or Jew, what does all of this have to do with you? Readers of “The End of America” know that the Bible tells us that when Israel is gathered back in the land (whch happened officially in May, 1948) it will eventually enter into a peace agreement, and when at peace, it will be invaded by Iran (Persia) and Russia (Gog). Though God tells Israel repeatedly not to make peace agreements with other nations, and also not to give up the land, Israel is posed to do both. The world is pressuring Israel to do so, and, as confirmed by Quartet (UN, US, EU and Russia) Special Envoy Tony Blair, Israel is going to bend under the pressure, and will sign a peace agreement.
But, what about this week’s dust up over the lifting of the building moratorium in the West Bank? Don’t expect that the Obama initiated peace talks will be derailed. They may be slowed, but they won’t be stopped. Why? The fix is in. There will be a peace treaty, after 60 years of attempts. The incumbent in the White House wants to run for re-election, starting right after this November’s mid-term elections, as the only American President in six decades who could ‘bring peace to the Middle East’.
Shouldn’t Christians and Jews want peace in our times in Israel? No. Because the peace won’t be a real peace, but only a means of lulling Israel into a false sense of security (Ezekiel 38). Then, BOOM, Iran and Russia, joined by other Muslim nations, will land-invade Israel in an attempt to throw Israel’s residents into the sea.Israel will cry out to its only true friend, the USA. But, alas, prophecy reveals that the Daughter of Babylon/America will betray Israel, refuse to come to her assistance (contrary to our March 26, 1979 military defense agreement) and will be destroyed because of our treachery (Genesis 12:3). For those who are carefully watching the signs of the times, as Jesus warned us to do, the events swirling in the Middle East bode ill for Israel, and for America. Istead of pushing Israel to give up land and security to its enemies, the US should instead be helping Israel arm against what is surely coming its way. Pray for Israel.