Hello everyone and welcome to another update on the Middle East and from around the world, written by LAHAV HARKOV, OMRI NAHMIAS AUGUST 14, 2020, commented on by Kevin Simpson founder of Spectacle for Christ Ministries…
What are we missing here? Israel and the UAE agreed to full normalization of relations in a phone call with US President Donald Trump on Thursday, marking the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country in 25 years. Source media
A Spectacle for Christ Commentary. (SFC)…
Israel has signed a peace deal with the UAE, and the powers of the world are rejoicing, however, not everyone. Erdogan is not happy because it is a setback to his plans to regain or establish the Ottoman Empire.
In the eyes of the world, this is a great day for Israel, and for the United States, it’s a historic day because they have now achieved some step forward in creating peace in the Middle East.
But what are we missing? The peace of man is not the peace of God, and as we seek peace without God, it is clear we do not understand the war we are in. We often hear Christians say, “Let’s pray for the peace of Israel” But what many of us do not understand, is that the peace the scripture speaks of is not the peace created by man. In every bit of the word, the scripture is asking us to pray for the salvation of Israel, not the peace we seek according to the world’s knowledge.
Let us look at what Jesus said to his disciples, John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do, I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” And if we understand the context and why Jesus said this to his disciples, it’s because of the persecution that will arise from the world.
Jesus would later demonstrate the peace he gave his disciples. Betrayed, beaten, and hung on a cross. Died, and rose again from the grave on the third day. Jesus confirmed the peace he leaves with his disciples, the peace that speaks to the reality they have overcome death, and because of that peace, they should not be afraid.
So, what is the real peace we should seek after, the peace of men, or the peace of God which is redemption and eternal life in Christ? Therefore, as we work for peace between peoples, let us also never forget, we need the peace of God because the coming of his kingdom will not appear with peace and joy to the world, but war and terror against the nations in an uproar against his rule and reign as King.
Revelation 19:11-13 “And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”