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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Israel-Palestinian peace talks resume in Jerusalem

Prophecy Sign:  The coming seven year peace covenant between Israel and the many

So peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis have begun again.  It is very interesting that the talks have a nine month deadline on reaching an accord, and also that none of the negotiators will have the power to "cut a deal"  Presumably the negotiators would come to a consensus and the deal would be ratified and signed off on by a future political leader, (the future Antichrist perhaps?)

It is also interesting that the nine month time frame corresponds to the length of a woman's pregnancy.  Why is this interesting?  Because prophecy tells us that there will be a confluence of prophetic signs in the last days which will seem like birth pangs, (Matthew 24:8), out of which a covenant of peace will be birthed between Israel and the world.  The world and Israel will dance in the streets assuming peace has finally been achieved, but it wont last as sudden destruction will come upon the earth, (1 Thessalonians 5:3).  The conclusion of the deadline will be squarely between an upcoming sign in the Heavens.

Next year is the start of the Blood Moon Tetrad where 4 blood moons, (lunar eclipses), will occur in Israel over 4 Jewish feast days covering the years 2014-2015.  There will also be 2 solar eclipses which will fall on significant Jewish days of remembrance during that same time frame.  The last time the Blood Moon sign occurred in this fashion was in 1949/50 and 1967.  The year after Israel was declared a nation and the first Arab/Israel war occurred, and the year that Israel recaptured the Temple Mount and East Jerusalem, during yet another Arab/Israel war.  It would seem all of us need to take seriously the next couple years as these signs portend significant events in the life of little Israel and the Jewish people.  God is warning us!!  Are you ready?

He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him." Daniel 9:27 NIV

Israel-Palestinian peace talks resume in Jerusalem
The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have been held in Jerusalem, officials say. Both sides confirmed that the meeting - cloaked in secrecy - had ended late on Wednesday after several hours. A senior Israeli official described the talks as "long and serious" but no statement was published. The meeting began hours after Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of the deal to restart the stalled negotiations. Few details have been released about the location, timing or agenda of the talks and both sides have been cautious about achieving any breakthrough. A Palestinian official quoted by AP news agency said they had agreed to meet weekly, alternating between Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Jericho.

On the Eve of Talks, Israeli and Palestinian Negotiators Get Ready for an Unlikely Deal
When the new round of Middle East peace talks begins in Jerusalem on Aug. 14, they will differ markedly from some of the intense face-to-face negotiations that Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted in the past in the hope of finally reaching a final agreement between the two peoples. Instead, the process this time — which is meant to result in a deal after nine months — will begin with a meeting between two appointed negotiators from each side, with an American emissary refereeing. None of them will have the power to cut a deal. 

Peace talks resume against backdrop of prisoner release
Israel and the Palestinians began substantive talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday, amid extremely low expectations on the Israeli side and Palestinian threats that Israeli announcements of settlement plans could torpedo the talks. The talks were held under a complete media blackout, with neither the location nor time of the negotiations made public, let alone any mention of what topics are on the initial agenda. The talks will take place following the release late Tuesday night of 26 Palestinian terrorists. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon expressed deep skepticism when asked during a tour of the North whether he thought the talks would lead to a breakthrough. “We set ourselves the goal of nine months in which we will try to reach something with the Palestinians,” he said. “We’ve been trying for 20 years since Oslo, and for over 120 years of the conflict. The skepticism in the tone of my remarks is apparent, but we’ve decided to give it a chance.”

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