November 16, 2009

The Palestinians are ready to declare the peace process a failure and name a Palestinian state unilaterally

The Palestinian leaders are preparing to ask the United Nations to recognize the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state and they say this action must be taken because the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is a failure with no hope of a negotiated peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The Palestinian state would be made up of the Jewish settlement area in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip with the Eastern section of Jerusalem as the capital city which is basically the same borders as the pre-1967 Six Day War.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The announcement that the Palestinian Authority will declare a Palestinian state unilaterally instead of through the peace process is a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days.

As the Middle East Peace Process continues to falter with no solution in sight the potential declaration from the Palestinian Authority to establish a Palestinian state unilaterally seems to be the only way the Palestinian people can reach their goal of an independent Palestinian state. The unilateral move would have to pass through the United Nations Security Council and this is not an absolute path to the Palestinian desire to have their own state with Jerusalem as its capital city. The Israeli government says they also could take some unilateral actions and make Judea and Samaria a legal part of the state of Israel.

This scenario is setting the stage for the prophetic scenario found in the Bible to be played out. At least four of the ancient Jewish prophets speak in their prophecies to this issue. Malachi says that the Palestinians, the Edomites in Biblical times, will return to set up their borders which God will call the "borders of wickedness" (Malachi 1:2-5). Ezekiel says that the Palestinians will take the land from the Jewish people - land that God has given to the Jews (Ezekiel 35:10-12). Jeremiah and Obadiah reveal the scenario of a battle between the Jews and the Palestinians over the land that God has given to the Jewish people in the last days and this battle will continue until Jesus Christ returns (Jeremiah 49 and the last ten verses in Obadiah).

The stage is set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.