February 04, 2009

The quest for peace in the Middle East is intensifying as the US and EU increase efforts in the region

The newly appointed Middle East Peace Envoy for the US, George Mitchell told the US leaders he wants to setup a permanent office in Israel so he can have a hands on presence in the region in an effort to bring about a peaceful resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Meanwhile, former British PM Tony Blair has for months been setup with a suite of offices in Jerusalem as he works to bring peace to the region as the peace envoy for the Quartet, the US, EU, UN and Russia and to some extent Blair has been effective, especially in the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The Bible says when everyone is talking about peace, especially in the Middle East, the world is ready for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

From day one of his administration, President Obama has been involved in the peace process in the Middle East. The new president made phone calls to four of the Middle Eastern leaders to encourage them to work harder at the peace process and within 24 hours, the Obama administration had named a peace envoy to the region, George Mitchell. Tony Blair, the Quartet's Middle East Peace Envoy is already up and operating in Jerusalem with some degree of success so far. French President, Sarkozy wants in on the action and is setting up a global summit on the Middle East to be held in Paris within the next month.

With all this energy focused on peace in the Middle East, I am reminded of what the Apostle Paul wrote in I Thessalonians 5:3. He said, when they say peace and safety, sudden destruction is coming. The next major peace in the Middle East will be when the Antichrist confirms the peace treaties already on the table but not working, Daniel 9:27. Ezekiel 38:8, 11 says that is when Israel comes under attack, sudden destruction by the enemies of the Jewish state.

The flurry of activities by world leaders to bring peace to the Middle East is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.