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Reader says recent events signal Christ’s return

To the Editor:
On September 15, 2020, the governments of the United States, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the historic Abraham Accord Peace Treaty at the White House. More Middle East countries are expected to also sign and join later. The prophetic magnitude of this event cannot be overstated. Many Christians think this peace treaty will be the one the Bible says the Anti-Christ strengthens during the seven-year tribulation.
Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for achieving more peace in the Middle East than anyone in American history. No one expects Trump to receive the prize. Trump is more likely to receive sudden destruction for his peace accomplishments. The Bible in 1 Thessalonians 5 says,”For when they shall say, peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child and they shall not escape.”
Trump and the other three leaders mentioned the word “peace” a total of 51 times and “security” a total of 9 times during the signing of the Abraham Accord Peace Treaty. Peace is in the news of Israel more than ever and Israel is going into a 21-day lockdown for safety from COVID-19. The United Nations (U.N.) established The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) and it’s observed around the world each year on September 21.
There are a lot of Christians like Pastor Dana Coverstone having dreams of America having sudden destruction this year! President Trump is the first U.S. president to do the right thing in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. Trump took a courageous stand and did what he promised in his campaign to do. It’s the right thing to do and may have been one reason the God of Abraham allowed him to win against all odds. The other reason was the Abraham Accord Peace Treaty. Trump was recognizing reality. Palestinians have never had a capital or country and for the most part come from Jordan. King David made Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish state 3000 years ago. A nation has the right to decide on its own capital. Why should Israel be the exception? The God of Israel is the One who gave them the title deed to the land of Israel. God put His name on Jerusalem forever. It is and always will be the eternal capital of Israel. Woe to those who disagree. The nation of Israel is unique among all nations because it’s based on an everlasting covenant with God almighty.
The rebirth of the nation of Israel is unique among all nations in world history. Israel exists against all odds. The most obvious proof God wrote the Bible is the Jews and the nation of Israel. The Bible predicted their exile from the land and return just prior to the second coming of King Jesus. (Amos 9:14-15; Isaiah 11:11; Ezekiel 20:34) There’s no nation ever that was out of existence for 1900 years and came back. They even have the same capital (Jerusalem) and speak Hebrew which was an extinct language. You may doubt God exists but you can’t doubt Israel exists. The God of Israel is real!
The Bible in Zechariah 12 says that God will destroy all nations that come against Jerusalem. Hundreds of Bible verses say Jerusalem and Israel belongs to the Jews. Even the Muslim Koran claims Israel belongs to the Jews says Professor Nissin Dana. Koran 7:7, says God bequeaths the land of Israel to the Jews. The Bible says God will send judgment on nations that try to divide the land He gave to Israel. Genesis 12:3 says, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” Obadiah 12:3 says, “For the day of the Lord is near upon the heathen; as thou hast done (to Israel) it shall return upon your own head.”
Israel and Jerusalem are God’s end times clock. When the disciples asked Jesus what were the signs of His coming again? Jesus told them that the last generation wouldn’t pass away before they saw the things He revealed. As Israel had a rebirth in May 1948, it was the beginning of the end generation. Psalms 90:10 tells us a generation is between 70 and 80 years. That makes Jesus return to rule earth not later than 2028 when Israel is 80 years old. If you subtract 7 years for the tribulation, Jesus should return in the air not later than 2021 for the rapture. The rapture is called the appearing of Jesus. Prophecy is unfolding before our eyes. Our Savior Jesus could return for His bride at any time. One pastor said the rapture is so close he wasn’t looking for signs but was listening for sounds. So we continue to look up and witness to those around us that they may be ready as well. Christians have great hope, but pain for those who will not listen and believe in the best news ever — Jesus. As Titus 2:13 says, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ!”
The Bible tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem which is in effect praying for the return of Jesus. Because only Jesus can bring real peace. Jesus returns after the seven-year tribulation to rule from Jerusalem not from America. Don’t be stressed about Israel’s survival but be justifiably concerned about America’s!
Jesus now promises to come and reign for a 1000 years after the seven-year tribulation and you can be sure He will keep His word. Jesus doesn’t need an invitation to come. Whenever Jesus chooses to come, Jesus will crash the party!
D.D. Nave
Elizabethton