EU Wants its Way for Jerusalem and a Middle East Peace Deal



The foreign ministers of the European Union met today in an effort to determine the EU’s position on Jerusalem and peace in the Middle East:

EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital

Published: December 8, 2009

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers called on Tuesday for the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians…

”The EU will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties,” said the ministerial communique…

”If there is to be a genuine peace, a way must be found (thru negotiations) to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states,” it said…

Some EU ministers supported the original Swedish proposal but others said it would risk undermining efforts to restart peace talks.

Associated Press writer Barbara Schaeder and Mike Corder contributed from Brussels.

As regular readers of the COGwriter page are aware, some type of Middle East peace deal will be confirmed by a rising European leader consistent with Daniel 9:26-27.  Today’s announcement shows that the European Union will insist that it will have a role in a Middle East peace plan.

And while the plan will ultimately appear to work for a while, it will not.  Notice what Dr. Douglas Winnail of the Living Church of God wrote over 8 years ago:

In recent years endless political negotiations have been launched, and prayers said, in pursuit of Middle East peace. Yet success has eluded every effort-just as the Bible predicted! The prophet Zechariah wrote, more than 2,500 years ago, that “it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy [burdensome] stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away [attempt to lift it, or burden themselves with it] will be cut to pieces [injured]” (Zechariah 12:3). For nearly a century, Jerusalem has fulfilled this prophecy. Britain, Israel and the United States have all tried-and failed-to bring peace to this troubled city and region. Now the Europeans, the Russians, the Pope and even the United Nations want to try to solve this age-old problem. According to Bible prophecy, all who try will fail-until Christ returns!…

Biblical prophecies describe two prominent individuals who will appear on the world stage in the end times (see Revelation 20:10). One is a powerful and persuasive political figure called the Beast (see Revelation 13:1-10; 17:12-13). The other is a highly influential religious figure known as the False Prophet or man of sin (see Revelation 13:11-18; 2 Thessalonians 2). The Bible reveals that they will focus their attention on Jerusalem-and on the Temple Mount in particular. These two Satan-inspired leaders will orchestrate two distinct events mentioned in Scripture. The daily sacrifices will be stopped, and the sanctuary will be defiled (see Daniel 8:11-13; 9:27; 11:31; 12:11; 2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 13). These two actions will take place in Jerusalem just before Christ’s return (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14). However, before the daily sacrifices can be stopped, they must begin!…

Daniel writes of a coming leader who will deceitfully enter into a covenant (Daniel 11:31-32) with the Jewish people-a covenant which appears to include the resumption of sacrifices and the construction, or establishment of a sanctuary (Daniel 9:26-27), perhaps in exchange for ceding East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. This agreement, however, will be abruptly broken after three years (Ibid.)-probably in an effort to enforce religious uniformity.  (Winnail D. Jerusalem’s Sobering Future! Tomorrow’s World Magazine, Mar-Apr 2001,

Now we have the situation where the EU has decided that it will set terms for peace in the Middle East.  And while the powerful political figure that Dr. Winnail mentioned has not yet arisen to the point of being identified as such, it is important to realize that the final Beast power will be European and various scriptures will be fulfilled.

Europe has, apparently on a fairly official basis, decided that it will be involved with a deal involving “peace” in Jerusalem and the Middle East.  Prophetic events are moving forward.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?

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