UPDATE on the January 15, 2017 “peace” conference in Paris:
Messiah’s Mandate’s Ron Cantor’s latest blog on the Paris conference offers the following summary and then explains how God answered prayer and why the conference “nosedived.”
On Sunday, representatives of 70 nations gathered in Paris to release a document condemning Israel for building in the areas captured in the Six-Day-War (including the Jewish Quarter of the Old City), calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to the “occupation.” There was deep concern from Israel-loving believers around the world, that the “kings of the earth” would “rage” (Ps. 2) in their anger at little Israel.
Read Ron’s full blog here.
Seventy nations are meeting in Paris this weekend for an ominous summit to gang up against the Jewish state of Israel. As one prophecy watcher has said, “No good thing will come out of this meeting!”
According to one print resource, a statement will be issued after the conference to demand (1) an end to the “occupation that began in 1967,” (2) a “dividing of the land” by recognition of Palestine as a state within the current land controlled by Israel since 1967, and (3) the renouncement of Israeli control of the Old City, as part of the eastern half of its historic capital of Jerusalem.
Inexplicably, this would include the historic Jewish Quarter, with its restored synagogues and the revered “Wailing Wall” in the Old City. This non-negotiated area would also include historic Jewish cemeteries on Mt. Zion and the Mount of Olives (which had been desecrated and damaged when Jordan illegally occupied the West Bank, from 1948-1967), as well as other historic excavations and millennia-old monuments.
The so-called “two-state solution” is without empirical evidence, since the Arab Muslims in these disputed territories have given no evidence they would ever respect a Jewish state. The PLO and Hamas Charters specifically reject such a possibility. They wanted Israelis driven into the Mediterranean Sea! Their murderous “intifadas” over the past decades have proven their religion-born hatred of the Jewish people.
During a public address at the Vatican in Rome, last Wednesday, in a speech about migration, Pope Francis affirmed that God promised the Holy Land to the people of Israel:
“The people of Israel, who from Egypt, where they were enslaved, walked through the desert for forty years until they reached the land promised by God,” he said.
Those who follow Bible prophecy are quick to point to modern Israel’s creation in 1948 and its reclamation of Jerusalem in 1967 as evidence end-times Scripture is being fulfilled in our day. They also point out Joel 3:2, which tells us that in the last days the nation of Israel will have her land “divided.”
The Jewish prophet Joel also suggests that the nations which enter into the division of God’s land will face judgment. Israel is the only location that God calls “His land.’”He is jealous for it. He does not want it divided. Yet, this is the awful, foreign-policy legacy President Obama has spent eight years to achieve!
What is especially concerning, according to many commentators, is the outgoing Obama administration’s seeming insistence that Israel be forced to cede any claims to Eastern Jerusalem and “defensible borders.” This would put the Jewish state in an almost impossible position of accepting “suicide borders,” in some places less than 10 miles wide.
They fear that the “demands” of this Paris peace conference will be taken to the U.N. Security Council, perhaps this week, seeking forced implementation before the inauguration of pro-Israel Donald Trump. If this is done, it is expected the departing Obama Administration will, again, abstain from voting to defend Israel!
We must pray, not only for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem but for America and her leaders!
At the end of the of the current Messiah’s Mandate newsletter from Ron Cantor is a link to a detailed analysis by Avner Boskey and this list of prayer points for these critical situations:
How should we then pray?
Pray for God to speak to the leaders of the nations gathered in Paris and reveal His heart to them
Pray for God to protect His Jewish people form the evil plans of evil men and evil nations
Pray for a spirit of “identificational repentance” to sweep through French believers as they intercede for their nation
Pray for the protection, strengthening, revelation and salvation of the Jewish people, and that they may lean on Him, who can keep them from all evil and all destruction