The two biggest prophetic fulfillments just ahead are a peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis and the Sixth Trumpet War that will kill one-third of the human race. The Bible is not clear on which of these will come first but it presently looks like the peace agreement will most likely occur first.
The prophecy of the coming peace agreement is found in Daniel 9:27,
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Let’s briefly explain the prophecy. The “he” in verse 27 is the Antichrist.
The covenant he will confirm is God’s covenant with Abraham described in Genesis 15:18.
“In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.”
So, the covenant is God’s promise that the land of Israel will belong to the descendants of Abraham forever. The Confirmation of the Covenant will be when the Antichrist confirms that Israel has a right to live as a nation in the land God promised to Abraham.
The passage says this confirming of the covenant will last for a week of years or seven years.
This prophesied peace agreement will contain five elements:
- The area of Judea (also known as the West Bank) will be given to the Palestinians as their homeland.
- The Jews living in the Palestinian homeland will be allowed to remain, living as a Jewish minority in the new Palestinian homeland.
- The Temple Mount will be placed under a sharing arrangement so that both Muslims and Jews will be allowed to worship there.
- The Jews will be allowed to build their temple on the Temple Mount without disturbing the Dome of the Rock or the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
- The issue of control over Jerusalem will remain unresolved. Consequently, its status will be put off until later, apparently seven years later.
Immediately after his election, President Trump told the Wall Street Journal that his number one goal as president would be to negotiate a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. He said it was the deal that seemed impossible but that he would like to try to do it.
By January 2019, Trump’s peace plan was completed. He called it “The Deal of the Century”. Just before this, Israel’s government had collapsed, and new elections were scheduled for April 9, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu urged Trump to delay the unveiling of his peace plan until after the elections. Trump consented.
The Israeli elections ended in a virtual dead heat. Neither major party was able to muster enough votes to establish a government. Netanyahu dissolved the government and set September 17 as the date for new elections. Again, President Trump delayed the release of his peace plan.
When the election returns came in, once again, neither major party had the necessary votes to assemble a government.
Currently, neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz has been able to form a government and new elections have been scheduled for March 2nd.
We do know eventually Israel will have a new government.
However, President Trump has now invited Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to the White House on January 28, to present to them the peace plan. He also said he will reveal the plan before they arrive. This very well could be the peace plan prophesied in the Bible.
President Donald Trump announced that his "Deal of the Century" for peace in the #MiddleEast would be revealed before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House next week.https://t.co/I99olyhc3f
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 23, 2020
When Palestinians and Israelis agree to accept the prophesied plan, the Bible states the Final Seven Years to Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus will begin.
There is a very good chance the Final Seven Years could begin in 2020.