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The Antichrist’s Peace Treaty with Israel

A “Covenant with Death” an “Agreement with Hell”

The Tribulation begins when the Antichrist makes a covenant of peace with Israel (Dan. 9:27). His government will agree to act as the guarantor of the nation’s peace. Prosperity follows the first three and a half years after the agreement. The Antichrist raises the EU into a great economic and political world power. Nations prosper through trade and association with him. The Antichrist wins the favor of the masses because he leads the European Union into great prosperity, and all associated nations will prosper.
The Antichrist gains popularity through deceit. The seeming people’s president tells the people what they wish to hear, while pursuing his own diabolical plans. He receives a deadly head wound, possibly from an assassination attempt. Miraculously, he comes back to life (Rev. 13:3). A terrorist group may murder him due to his pro-Israeli policies. For one reason or another, certain individuals will oppose him.

Zechariah elaborates upon his wound. He describes: “The sword shall be against his arm, and against his right eye: his arm shall completely wither, and his right eye shall be totally blinded” (Zech. 11:17). He will remain blinded in his right eye, and paralyzed in his right arm. The Antichrist’s return from the dead-or near death-instantly increases his notoriety.

Midway through the Tribulation, the Antichrist changes his pro-peace policy and he breaches the treaty with Israel by attacking Israel. In Isaiah 28:18, God refers to the treaty as a “covenant with death ,” an “agreement with hell .” In Ezekiel chapter 13, God is angry at the prophets and prophetesses who speak from their hearts and tell the Israelites of peace. Verse 16 reads: “That is, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her, when there is no peace, says the Lord God. ” Psalm 55:20-21 describes the Antichrist’s aims by stating:

“He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him: he has broken his covenant. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.” Isaiah 33:7-9 adds: “Surely their valiant ones shall cry outside, the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases. He has broken the covenant, He has despised the cities He regards no man.”

The Antichrist allies himself with “the False Prophet,” (Rev. 19:20) a member of the unholy trinity. A renowned religious leader able to perform miracles he campaigns for the Antichrist. In this time frame, the Antichrist institutes the Mark of the Beast worldwide. No person can buy or sell unless he wears it. Meanwhile he seeks to destroy the Jews, non compliant nations and world religions as he establishes himself as a deity.

Temple Mount History: The Third Temple and End Time Prophecy

The Great Tribulation and the Third Temple

During the first half of the Tribulation, the Jews rebuild the Temple of Solomon according to the exact dimensions described in I Kings, chapter 6. Christ warns the Jews of the “abomination of desolation: spoken of by the prophet Daniel,” indicating the Jewish Temple’s restoration. The abominable act takes place inside the Temple. This desecration prompts the beginning of God’s severe wrath and judgments upon the earth.
Currently, the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic Shrine which houses the foundation stone and a major landmark built in 691 a.d. making it the oldest Islamic building in the world was constructed over the site of the second Jewish Temple destroyed in AD. 70. At present, in Israel a Fundamentalist Jewish movement exists that aims to rebuild the Temple. Within the Israeli government, the right-wing political party, the Temple Mount Faithful, also known as Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement wish to relocate the Dome to Mecca and replace it with a third Temple. They intend on constructing the third Temple on the Dome of the Rock and also suggest building a new Temple on the site, in a place that will not interfere with existing buildings. They openly declare that their ultimate goal is the demolition of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, and the reconstruction on their site of King Solomon’s Temple. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah foretold the Temple’s destruction by the Babylonians (26:6-12). Daniel predicted the Temple’s desecration by the Syrian king Antichious Euphrates (Dan. 8:8-12). He also foretold Jerusalem’s restoration and rebuilding by Herod and the Temple’s destruction by the Romans in A.D. 70 (Dan. 9:25). Hosea 3:4-5 foretells the long time the Jews remain without the symbols used in their worship, and without the Temple and how they will return to their God in the latter days. “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.”

Daniel also foretells the desecration of a future third Temple, and the persecution of the Jews by the Antichrist (Dan. 9:25-26) Before this prophecy will see fulfillment the Jews will erect a new Temple which means that some future event will destroy the mosque and the Dome of the Rock that are on the site. This destruction will either happen from a natural disaster such as an earthquake or by war. Earthquakes have rumbled through the area in the past causing damage to the al-Aqsa mosque.

The Russian and Arab invasion predicted in Ezekiel may destroy the Dome of the Rock located on Mount Moriah. Bible scholars debate the timing of the battle. Some argue the war occurs prior to the Tribulation and others that this conflict takes place during the millennial reign of Christ. Either way we know some event will destroy the existing buildings which will clear the area for the building of the third Temple.

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Temple Mount History

• 950 B.C. Solomon completes building the first Temple.
• 587 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon destroys Solomon’s Temple.
• 515 B.C. The book of Ezra records the building of the second modest Temple.
• 161 B.C. A Syrian ruler pillages this second Temple.
• 164 B.C. The Maccabees (an Israeli priest and his five sons) recapture the Temple. (The Jewish holiday Hanukkah celebrates this restoration.)
• 37 B.C. to 4 B.C. Herod, King of Judea, triples the area of the Temple Mount in expanse to accommodate an enlarged Temple and other buildings.
• A.D. 70 Roman armies, in a quest to end Jewish rebellion, storm and dismantle the Temple, and hurl its stones over the parapets of the mount. (Today, a remnant of the Temple complex is a portion of the western retaining wall, named the Wailing Wall.) The Romans forbid Jews from entering the old city of Jerusalem, but eventually permit them to enter once a year “to wail over its stones.”
• A.D. 687 A mosque, the Dome of the Rock, is built there, and remains today. At the southern rim of the platform stands the silver-domed al-Aqsa Mosque. For Muslims, the same place, Haram-al-Sharif, which means Noble Sanctuary, is the third holiest site, after Mecca and Medina . Muslims believe that the prophet Mohammed made a miraculous night journey from Mecca to this place, and from there ascended to heaven.

Israel in Bible Prophecy- Links For Prophecy Watchers

 

Bible Prophecy centers around the nation of Israel. The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union devotes an entire chapter to the Peace Treaty, which the Antichrist signs with Israel and which launches in the seven- year Tribulation period. Below are a series of links for Bible Prophecy watchers who are keeping an eye on Israel because of its importance in Bible Prophecy.

Bible Prophecy watchers follow the latest developments in the Peace Process, and the Temple Mount area.

Here on the Israel link page I devote a section  to US/Israeli relations because it is the belief of Evangelical Christians that America in part attained its status and prosperity because it had God’s blessing for being a friend of Israel. Genesis 12:3 states: I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all of the families of the earth shall be blessed.  The US and Israel relations section examines this relationship in light of this blessing and as a possible contributing factor for the collapse of America the great.  The EU/Israel watch is strictly from the perspective of the EU’s role in the peace process. Lastly a section with headlines relating to Israel becoming a member of the European Union which The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union discusses in detail.

FOR MORE ON ISRAEL IN BIBLE PROPHECY BUY MY BOOK: The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and The European Union

TEMPLE MOUNT FAITHFUL

Bible Prophecy forecasts the rebuilding of the Third Jewish Temple . This is the place where Jesus warns that the Antichrist will place the abomination of desolation which marks the middle of the Tribulation period and the beginning of the Great Tribulation, which Jesus said ushers in “Great Tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world no, nor ever shall be” (Matt: 24:21.)  The Third Temple must be built on the Temple Mount which two Islamic mosques currently occupy. The Temple Mount Faithful is a group that advocates rebuilding the Third Temple on the Temple Mount area.   For updates on the Temple Mount go to their site and you can also subscribe to their newsletter for recent updates.

Temple Mount Faithful

You can follow the Temple Mount Faithful on Facebook. and get more information about them on the Temple Mount Faithful in Wikipedia

For some great information, interesting  facts and articles on the Temple Mount area go to

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem

NEWS UPDATES

For a site  devoted to analysis in the fields of terrorism, intelligence, military affairs, and politics. which offers streaming updates go to theDepka File

For Israel National News

Arutz Sheva Israel National News

For Commentary, News and Analysis

Emet News Service

Headline Stores and Commentaries Listed by Topic. Great Updates, also an update on US/Israel relations and a link to articles concerning Christian Zionists which should interest readers who frequent this site.

Jerusalem Newswire

US and ISRAEL WATCH

Updates on America and the Middle East 

EIN: Israel US News

EU  and ISRAEL WATCH

European Jewish Press: EU Israeli Affairs

EUROPA: Delegation of the European Union to Israel

Europa:  EU External Relations: Israel

HEADLINES

Italy Urges Better EU/Isreal Ties

Israel’s EU Upgrade to be Put Off Again

EU Boosts Israel Ties: Ignores Illegal Settelments

ISRAEL EU MEMBERSHIP

Italy Backs Israel for EU Membership

Wikipedia on Israel/European Union Relations and Israel Membership 

Analysis: Israel Weighing EU Membership

VIEWPOINT

Regarding the nation of Israel, bibleprophecyupdates.com takes a Zionist viewpoint.   The borders that God provides in the Scriptures are the borders that should belong to Israel and Jerusalem (undivided) is the capital of Israel. Jerusalem is not up for grabs to the world’s religious groups: Christians, Catholics and Islamic, but belongs to the nation of Israel.

JEWISH CONSPIRACY THEORIES

The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union refutes all conspiracy theories by providing sound research.  Unfortunately, conspiracy theories circulate in Christian circles and some target Jewish leaders and businessmen.  Bibleprophecyupdates.com takes the view that these theories fuel the fires of anti-Semitism.  For this reason  this site recommends a book which squarely faces off against the king of all conspiracies from which all the other’s branch out from: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.