President Trump on Tuesday declared the “dawn of a new Middle East” as he presided over the signing of two historic Middle East diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf nations.
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” he said at the ceremony in the South Lawn of the White House.
“Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” he said.
The deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Israel and Bahrain, involve the exchanging of ambassadors, establishment of embassies and co-operation on a range of fronts — including trade, security and tourism. The agreements, known as the “Abraham Accords” also allow Muslims to visit Islamic holy sites in Israel. Trump said the deals would form “the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region.”
Earlier in the Oval Office, Trump said “we’re very far down the road with about five additional countries.” He declined to name the countries he is speaking with and later said it could be “five or six” other countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of both the UAE and Bahrain were present to sign the deals at the ceremony. Trump signed onto each one as a witness. The leaders also signed a separate trilateral declaration of peace.
The UAE deal was announced last month, with the Bahrain deal announced on Friday.
“This day is a pivot of history, it heralds a new dawn of peace,” Netanyahu said. “For thousands of years the Jewish people have prayed for peace, for decades the Jewish state has prayed for peace, and this is why today we are filled with such profound gratitude.” Read Fox News article
And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.” Dan. 9:27
Could this new deal be a precursor to the covenant of peace spoken of by Daniel the prophet? No doubt, this is a historic day for Israel, but it should also serve as reminder that soon, the man of perdition will broker a deal that will set the Tribulation in motion. Of course, that won’t be the headline. The headline will read, according to the Bible, “Peace and safety (1 Thes. 5:3)!” This will be the message of the Antichrist to win over the hearts of the citizens of the world when we comes to power, but it won’t be lasting peace.
The above scripture says the seven year deal will only last three and half years before the true intentions of the Antichrist become clear. Soon after the short-lived “peace” contract is signed into law, then, the Bible says, will come “sudden destruction (1 Thes. 5:3).” I think the question has been asked of every president so far, Is he the Antichrist? The only real clue initially we will have, other than his message, “peace and safety,” will be if he can actually pulls the seven year deal off with Israel and all of her neighbors, not just two of them. I don’t think this deal signed today has Israel fooled into letting her guard down especially with Iran, her arch enemy, still spewing out threats on a regular basis.
That being said though, if you read further in the article, Trump did seize the opportunity to make some startling bold predictions:
“You’re going to have peace in the Middle East,” Trump said, adding that countries including Iran were “actually getting to a point where they’re going to want to make a deal. They won’t say that outwardly. They want to make a deal.”
I am not sure if President Trump will be around long enough to see his prediction come to pass, but one day soon, it will. Although every president that I can recall, since Carter at least, has tried hard to broker the coveted Middle East deal of all deals, but according to the above scripture, the one who does, will be the Antichrist.