When Irvin heard the name “Abraham Accords” given to the peace agreement between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, he was immediately excited. Was this the Confirmation of the Covenant prophesied in Daniel 9:27?
The Abraham Covenant
Four thousand years ago, God entered into a covenant with Abraham. This pivotal event is recorded 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: (Genesis 15:18)
This covenant made by God with Abraham promised the land of Israel would belong to Abraham’s descendants forever. Because the Jews rejected Jesus when He came as their Messiah, the Jewish people were driven into exile from their Promised Land by the Romans in 70 AD. Their exile continued for almost 2,000 years until the rebirth of Israel in 1948.
As God began to reestablish the seed of Abraham in their Promised Land, their surrounding Arab neighbors bitterly opposed their return to the land of Israel.
Finally, in 1979 Egypt, led by Anwar Sadat, became the first Arab nation to sign a peace treaty with Israel. One year later, Sadat paid with his life for this action when he was assassinated by militants who hated Israel. Then in 1994, the country of Jordan signed a peace agreement with the Jewish nation. Still, 20 Arab nations steadfastly refused to establish relations with Israel or acknowledge her right to exist.
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The Abraham Accords
Before his election, Donald Trump declared the number one goal of his presidency would be to achieve peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors.
After three years of determined diplomacy, President Trump surprised the world by announcing a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. A few days later, the country of Bahrain announced they too would establish peace with Israel.
On September 15, 2020 representatives from Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain met in Washington, DC on the White House lawn. There they signed the Abraham Accords.
When the name of the agreement was announced, people with a knowledge of the Abraham Covenant were amazed.
Middle East Peace Prophesied
It is prophesied in the Bible that a peace agreement will be signed between the Israelis and Palestinians just seven years before the Battle of Armageddon and the physical return of Jesus to the earth. The prophecy is found in Daniel 9:27:
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (New Century Version renders this seven years): 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. (Daniel 9:27)
This prophecy states the Antichrist will confirm the Abrahamic Covenant with many for seven years. Remember, the covenant God made with Abraham decreed Abraham’s seed would dwell in the land of Israel. The Abraham Accords just signed by Bahrain and the UAE acknowledge Israel has a right to exist in the land given to them by the Abrahamic Covenant. So, the question has to be asked: “Was the signing of the Abraham Accords the Confirmation of the Covenant that marks the beginning of the Final Seven Years?”
Have the Final Seven Years Begun?
The answer to this important question is no. The signing of the peace agreements by Bahrain and the UAE is not the completion of the Abraham Accords.
Notice in the prophecy the Antichrist will confirm the covenant with “many”. After the Accords were signed on September 15, President Trump said there are many other Arab nations that are now anxious to sign onto the Abraham Accords. This is expected to happen over the next few weeks or months. The most important signatory of all to the Accords will be the Palestinians.
The completion of the Abraham Accords must contain five specific elements:
1) The Palestinians must be included in the peace agreement.
2) A Palestinian homeland must be established in Judea (the West Bank).
3) Jews living in Judea will be allowed to remain there, living in the midst of the Palestinians.
4) The Temple Mount will be placed under a sharing arrangement so that all religions can worship there.
5) Jerusalem will remain undivided under Israeli control.
Once the Palestinians become part of the peace agreement containing the above five provisions, the Final Seven Years to Armageddon will begin. This appears likely to occur in the next few months.
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Where is the Antichrist?
If the “he” that is to confirm the covenant is the Antichrist, then where is the Antichrist in the present peace process? Since President Trump is the driving force behind the Abraham Accords, could he be the Antichrist? As likely as that may seem, it’s not possible because we can prove scripturally the Antichrist will come out of Europe. So, how could the Antichrist emerge?
The Palestinians coming to the peace table is a necessary development before the final agreement can be signed and the Final Seven Years begin. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas refuses to cooperate in a peace process led by President Trump. He feels Trump betrayed him when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem.
Abbas wants a final peace negotiation to be led by the International Community. He has specifically called for negotiations to be led by the “Middle East Quartet”. The Middle East Quartet was formed in 2002 in an attempt to reach a Middle East peace settlement. The Quartet is made up of the UN, EU, Russia and the United States. If this proposal develops, the possibility of the Antichrist playing a role in the final agreement escalates greatly.
Since we don’t yet know who the Antichrist is, we can’t predict exactly how all of this will turn out. We do know we are nearing the finalization of an agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Knowing this, the Antichrist cannot be far behind!
The Role of Tony Blair
Tony Blair, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, announced he had accepted the position of the official envoy of the Quartet on June 27, 2007. When he accepted the position, he said it was his life’s dream to bring peace to the Middle East. He attempted valiantly to bring the Palestinians and the Israelis to an agreement but to no avail. He resigned in frustration in 2015.
Until 2015, the focus of Middle East peace efforts was always to bring the Palestinians and Israelis together, after which the other Arab nations in the region would follow. However, toward the end of his tenure as envoy of the Quartet, Blair began to doubt the effectiveness of this approach. He began to believe that bringing surrounding Arab nations to peace with Israel first might be the way to then bring the Israelis and Palestinians together. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had also come to share this opinion. He and Blair had developed a strong relationship through the years.
When the Abraham Accords were signed on September 15, Tony Blair was among the celebrities invited to attend. If the Quartet once again becomes involved in the Middle East negotiations, Blair might once again be asked to play a role.
Preparing for the Final Seven Years
The prophesied Final Seven Years will contain more prophetic fulfillment than any other seven-year period since the world began, except for the ministry of Jesus Christ. During the first half of the Final Seven Years, Israel’s Third Temple will be built on the Temple Mount. When the Temple is completed, animal sacrifices will be resumed. Soon after this, the Antichrist will order the sacrifices to be stopped, claiming to be Messiah and God. This event called the Abomination of Desolation will trigger the final three and one-half years called the Great Tribulation.
During the Great Tribulation period, God will send His Two Witnesses. These two great preachers will preach all during the final three and one-half years. In spite of the Great Tribulation, the Two Witnesses will lead a time of great revival. Revelation 7:4 prophesies a great Jewish revival during this time. Revelation 7:9-14 foretells a great Gentile revival. The early church revival was composed of Jews and Gentiles together. The Apostle Peter was the Apostle to the Jews while the Apostle Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles. According to Revelation 7, another Jewish-Gentile revival will happen once again.
What should Each of Us Do?
Daniel 11:32-33 tells us what we should be doing in the times just ahead:
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he (the Antichrist) corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
God is not going to have a weak, anemic church in the end times just ahead. This prophecy given by Daniel tells us God’s people during the Final Seven Years will be strong and do exploits! The prophecy goes on to say those who understand among the people will instruct many.
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The Abraham Accords will soon be completed. The Palestinians and Israelis will reach their prophesied agreement and then we will enter the Final Seven Years. Could it happen yet in 2020? If not, it seems almost certain to come to pass in 2021.
Let’s prepare to participate in the prophesied revival. It will be the greatest revival the world has ever known!