March 09, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres says that Jerusalem will see peace in our time

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Israeli President Shimon Peres believes that there can be peace in Jerusalem and it can be achieved in our lifetime citing, as an example, the events of the Six Day War in 1967 that brought about the reunification of Jerusalem and the breaking down of the divisions that once wracked the holy city by offering freedom to all faiths and creeds in Jerusalem.

Peres said that Israel was forced to fend for its life in the 1967 war which resulted in the capture of land and the revival of a divided city into Jerusalem that has become a bustling metropolis picturesque and thriving open to all believers and the center of the Jewish nation.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Israel's president believes that in our lifetime Jerusalem will see a real peace, a scenario that agrees with Bible prophecy.

Israel's President Shimon Peres, speaking from the holy city of Jerusalem, believes that this reunited city is evidence that there will be peace in our lifetime. Indeed the reunification of Jerusalem has brought about great results for the Jewish people but at the same time, it has also made Jerusalem the center of controversy among Moslems and even the leaders of this world. As world leaders travel the road to peace in the Middle East, Jerusalem is always a major topic on their quest for peace. The continuing question of who should control Jerusalem politically is at the top of any agenda in the peace process.

Ancient Jewish prophets spoke often about Jerusalem and her status in the last days especially as it relates to peace. Daniel wrote a scenario where a world leader will come to Jerusalem and establish peace between Israel and her neighbors (Daniel 9:27). The Psalmist exhorted Jews to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and many others, especially Christians, are also praying for the peace of Jerusalem. The Daniel passage confirms that there will be peace in Jerusalem howbeit a short lived peace that will result in a false peace. Jerusalem will indeed be key in any discussion of peace in the Middle East but there will not be true peace in Jerusalem for at least 7 years, that's the 7 years of the Tribulation period as described in Revelation 4-19.

True peace comes to Israel when the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, returns to Jerusalem. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.