06-Security for Friends
Today we can see very clearly why the antichrist must solve the tensions in the Middle East. Today’s western Roman world has been supportive of Israel. But things are changing dramatically and quickly. Oil has become a weapon in the hands of the Arabs. Since Western Europe is so dependent on the Arabs for oil and on the United States for military security, the Europeans have a tough decision to make. They can’t totally side with the Arabs against the Jews, for that would put pressure on America, who they need for security against the Russians. America has supported Israel since 1948, not because of a love relationship, but because Israel is all that stands between Russia and its control of the earth.
This complex situation is what the antichrist will solve. If he can persuade the Jews and Arabs to compromise and live peaceably, the Western European problem would be solved. One ingredient of bringing “many”, as Daniel prophesied, into agreement, is to somehow guarantee the security of the area, especially Israel. The antichrist will secure Israel and the Europeans from the Russian-Arab threat by bringing the Russian-Arab leaders to the peace tables. Israel will agree and be deceived and destroyed. Read and hear Isaiah:
Isaiah 28:14-18, (LB)
14)”Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffing rulers in Jerusalem: 15)You have struck a bargain with Death, you say, and sold yourselves to the devil (antichrist) in exchange for his protection against the Assyrians (Russia). They can never touch us, you say, for we are under the care of one who will deceive and fool them. 16)But the Lord God says, See, I am placing a Foundation Stone (Jesus) in Zion–a firm, tested, precious Cornerstone that is safe to build on. He who believes need never run away again. 17)I will take the line and plummet of justice to check the foundation wall you build (3rd Temple); it looks so fine, but it is so weak a storm of hail will knock it down! The enemy will come like a flood and sweep it away and you will be drowned. 18)I will cancel your agreement of compromise with Death and the devil, so when the terrible enemy floods in, you will be trampled into the ground.”
Isaiah describes the dreadful conditions and details of the covenant the American leader will establish for the Middle East. Reading through Isaiah is like reading the newspaper today. Peace is near for Israel. But Israel will believe the antichrist rather than Jesus Christ, and will suffer immensely for it. They will mock the two witnesses who are exposing the treaty as the devil’s lie. Israel will be overrun by the Russian-Arab armies within 1230 days, after they have signed the covenant. For God will cause them to attack to cancel the agreement of compromise.
Why will this peace covenant not last? Isaiah says the leaders of Jerusalem built this peace plan on the wrong foundation. The parties to this covenant used the military-economic strength of the United States and Western Europe as the cornerstone for building peace. What blaspheme, when God has already placed in Israel the only cornerstone for true lasting peace, which is Jesus Christ the Lord. His death, burial, resurrection and imminent return is the only peace proposal God will listen to.
The destruction and scattering again of Israel and Jerusalem will be fulfilled. The peace for friends will be revealed as a lie and trap of Satan. There are seven reasons why God will cause the Russian-Arab confederacy to invade and overcome Israel.
- Israel’s covenant with the United States not Jesus. (Isaiah 10:20, 28:15, 30:1,12, Ezekiel 23:9, 17, 23; 38:19)
- Israel’s pride. (Ezekiel 16:15)
- Israel’s idolatry. (Ezekiel 7:19)
- So Israel’s remnant will turn to Jesus. (Ezekiel 6:7-10)
- To supernaturally destroy Russian confederacy. (Ezekiel 38:21-23)
- To later destroy the antichrist and Babylon the great. (Rev. 18-19)
- To set up the kingdom of God on earth for 1,000 years. (Daniel 2:44-45, Isaiah 11:9-10, 65:18-25, Revelation 20:1-9)
Those who thought the security of the world was cemented by the Roman prince, through the covenant of compromise, will have to re-evaluate their whole way of thinking when God supernaturally reveals Himself. God is going to intervene and reveal to many that the Roman prince, who was considered by multitudes to be the savior of world peace and plenty, is nothing more than a puppet on Satan’s string.
Some of those who thought this American leader was acting as a “Man of God,” by being a peacemaker, will realize he is a “Son of Hell.” After Russia’s military demise, the American leader will break his covenant and occupy Israel and the Middle East with his armies for 3 1/2 years. He will begin to hate and hunt all those who refuse to worship and follow him.