Will the United Nations and
the Vatican Rule Jerusalem?
The Beast and the False Prophet have an appointment with destiny.
Here is a Biblical perspective.
by Ken Raggio
Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, in their days, strong-armed Israel into accepting the idea of a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis - Israel and Palestine. Clinton brought Yassar Arafat and Yitzak Rabin to the White House to celebrate a historic milestone in diplomacy.
Never forget, however, that both Israel and Palestine are pawns in the hands of New World Order powerbrokers who are concretely determined to redefine the Middle East in terms that will both appease and quieten key players in the international community, not the least of which is New York, Brussels and Rome. Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority have the luxury of making sovereign determinations of their own destinies.
Neither can escape the heavy hand of the New World Order. Ultimately, both governments will be forced to cooperate with the will of the international community, especially the United Nations. Both their future security and political legitimacy are pawned to Big Brother.
When a Middle East Peace Treaty is ever signed (and it will be signed: a seven-year agreement called "The Confirmation of the Covenant" in Daniel 9:27) the terms will most certainly be defined not by Israel or Palestine, but by Big Brother.
When the dust settles, Israel will not have lost the struggle to the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran or Syria. They will have lost to the European Union (including Rome's heavy hand) and the United Nations .
If you think the major media outlets will tell you the real truth about what is going on behind the scenes in the Middle East, you must have been born yesterday. You and I are NEVER going to get the real scoop about such things as Oslo Accords, Camp David Accords, "Quartet" negotiations, et cetera. Those deal-makers NEVER tip their hands. And the mainstream media is thoroughly controlled by global handlers with covert plans.
Fortunately, however, the empirical evidence gives us valuable clues. Facts on the ground have a way of unveiling what really happened behind the curtains. We can follow the insect trails and watch who is doing what, when and where.
There is somebody else that wants a big piece of that pie.
Follow the global trails. They all pass through Rome. Can anybody tell me why George Bush, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud Abbas, and a bride's list of other guests are always traipsing off to the Vatican? What did George Bush lose in Rome?
Does it ever strike you as strange that kings and presidents rarely get a visit from the Pope, but they all seem to show up on HIS door-steps? And all we ever get is photo-ops and 150-word press releases. NEVER, NEVER do we get any printed texts of conversations between these guys.
What does the Holy See see?
The Pope sees Jerusalem. John Paul II virtually apologized for the Vatican's role in the Holocaust! Why on earth? Politics. The Vatican is an enormous property owner in Israel. Rome is looking out for its own selfish interests. Always has. Always will.
In 1993, Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations, with the help of Shimon Peres and others. The Vatican insisted that Jerusalem should have special security restrictions different from the rest of Israel, and Jewish Rabbis Lau and Bakshi-Doron agreed.
But more than that, the Vatican ultimately wants to control the Old City of Jerusalem. Secret deals moving in this direction have been variously reported by Italy's LA STAMPA, Israel's HAARETZ and ARUTZ SHEVA news organizations.
Former Deputy Jerusalem Mayor Shmuel Meir publicly reported that the Vatican wants "extraterritorial status." You can call it secession, or you can call it hegemony, or you can call it Catholic Occupation, or you can call it LOSING JERUSALEM to the Great !*$*@. Any one of those terms could apply.
(The very news leak of it was so volatile that it was enough to get Mayor Meir "accidentally" killed.)
No matter how you call it, we are staring in the face of the Beast and the False Prophet taking over Jerusalem, and that is why Jesus Christ is going to return. He will have had enough.
In 1994, a cablegram sent from the Rome Embassy to the Jerusalem Foreign Ministry was published on the front page of HAARETZ and broadcast by ARUTZ SHEVA revealing a secret agreement signed in December 1993 between the Holy See and Israel to hand over the Old City to the Vatican.
For what it's worth, the Old City of Jerusalem is the ENTIRE ANCIENT CITY as it existed prior to 1860.
That means Rome will OWN the entire Biblical city of Jerusalem!
What is the Biblical significance of this information?
Jerusalem was to be "trodden down of the Gentiles" until the "time of the Gentiles" was fulfilled.
That ancient Bible prophecy referred to the period that began in 70 AD, when the Roman General Titus destroyed Jerusalem and the Jews went into dispersion - the Diaspora. When Rome overthrew Jerusalem at that time, the time of the Gentiles began.
At the end of the 1967 War, Israel regained control of Jerusalem for the first time since ancient days. See article: "Modern Israel's Extraordinary History."
Officially, however, the United Nations refuses to recognize (or allow) Israeli sovereignty or jurisdiction over Jerusalem. The United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 orders Israel to withdraw to pre-1967 borders, which effectively reserves Jerusalem as an INTERNATIONAL city. That means that the United Nations claims jurisdiction, (shall we say "ownership"?) over it.
Think about it. The UN owns no other city in this way, yet world leaders are satisfied to force the issue. Jerusalem is a "burdensome stone" to the world and they believe the solution to all sectarian claims to Jerusalem is to force it permanently into the public domain. The UN has, since a 1948 mandate, had a permanent "peacekeeping" military installation established on the so-called "Hill of Evil Counsel", just southeast of the Temple Mount. It employs nearly 400 personnel and has an annual budget of close to $70 million in 2008.
UN member nations recognize Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel, even though the Knesset is in Jerusalem. All embassies are in Tel Aviv. None are in Jerusalem.
The world refuses to recognize Israel's sovereignty, even though the United States Congress in 1995 overwhelmingly passed the "Jerusalem Embassy Act" stating that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999."
A location for the US Embassy was demarcated by the US and Israel, and is located in the Talpiot neighborhood. I have seen the property. Nevertheless, since 1999, the US Presidents have issued statements every six months, suspending the building of a US Embassy in Jerusalem. The provocative nature of this issue continues to prevent the actual move. These de facto "facts-on-the-ground" ultimately prove that even the United States denies Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem.
What will happen next?
Nothing has been said in this article about the Palestinian Authority's ambition to have East Jerusalem as the capital of the planned State of Palestine. That opens another barrel of worms.
Nothing but terrorism has enabled this situation to move in the direction it is now moving toward a Palestinian state. The New World Order would have maintained the status quo for decades more if it had not been for the likes of Yasser Arafat, the PLO, Fatah, Hamas and Hezbollah. Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims fire thousands of missiles and rockets into Israel from every direction, and bomb everything they can get a bomb to. The mayor of Sderot finally quit his post after 6,300 rockets came from Gaza in about five years, because the Israeli Defense Force and the Israeli government were plainly doing as little as possible about it.
The cold, hard fact is that from the very beginning, the United Nations intended to keep Jerusalem for itself. Now, that point is being forced into the open. In Biblical terms, the Vatican is in bed fornicating with the UN and will do everything in its power to muscle the holy sites into "extraterritorial status." That will give Rome an enormous amount of hegemony - jurisdiction - throughout the "Holy Land" that will not be Jewish nor Muslim nor Arab. Rome will defer the left-overs - the big headaches - to the UN. The woman is riding the beast.
Both Israel and Palestine should anticipate a future with the Beast and the False Prophet breathing VERY HEAVILY down both their backs.
Most international politicians have ceased referring to Israel as a Jewish state any more. But neither has anybody yet conceded Jerusalem to the Palestinians. This is the biggest deal. The Muslim world is going to realize after a while that the international community is NOT going to give Jerusalem to them. The UN, et al, wants Israel to be a one-person/one-vote, secular, non-Jewish state. (Even Zionism is secular, and hostile to observant Jews.)
But no matter what - the world at large says that Israel cannot have Jerusalem. Jerusalem must belong to the "international community."
In God's eyes, that will never do. Everything is about Jerusalem. God placed His name in the mountains of Zion and Moriah, and He says that Jerusalem is His. His PUBLISHED claim dates back to Melchizedek - about 3800 years ago.
So, in the end, this is a showdown between God Almighty, the United Nations (increasingly controlled by the European Union), and the Roman Catholic Church. The Beast and the False Prophet. And working behind the scenes is a diabolical spirit so sinister as to be willing to destroy civilization as we know it to prevent God from having His way. And that is what it is coming to.
Jesus is the only solution. Don't expect any other. Fact is, the solution has been written on paper for 2,000 years. The "final solution" has been published internationally in the biggest-selling book in the history of mankind. The Bible.
Do not fool yourself into believing that Tony Blair has big enough britches to reroute God's eternal plan. Even though Tony has converted to Roman Catholicism and will probably eventually receive a big endorsement from the Pope (the most valuable endorsement in the world), and even though he is the English "mouth of the lion" (Britain), representing the UN Quartet, and even though he may even become the "king" of the European Union, (and thereby become the leader of the IRON AND CLAY kingdom of prophecy) he still will not have enough power to stop the hand of Almighty God. A Rock hewn from a mountain will crush that to powder.
Armageddon will solve the problem once and for all. Jesus is coming as a man of war, and He has a vesture dipped in blood, and a name written, "King of Kings." There will not be any atheists or Muslims when He gets through.
Before then, however, you can expect to see the Middle East blow up in the Sixth Trumpet War of Revelation 6. ONE-THIRD of the world's population will be killed. I personally suspect that the West will finally have to engage the Russian-Chinese-Iranian alliance in a nuclear inferno to stop a Communist-Islamic takeover of the world. A LOT of people are going to die. The Bible says it. I know that sounds outrageous, but realities are sometimes outrageous.
The Euphrates River has 140,000 American troops there at this writing, trying to prevent the escalation. But many powerful people have already conceded that World War Three is already underway. It IS inevitable. The Bible prophesies it. In just a while, we will see hostilities get absolutely and completely out of hand.
Iran, Syria, Israel, NATO, and God-only-knows who else will blow up like a keg of dynamite.
The Russian Bear is foaming at the mouth for a piece of this action. The West calls Iran, Syria and North Korea "rogue nations," but Russia calls them "Client States." The Bible calls them "hooks in thy jaws." Vladimir Putin relishes his clout with Tehran and Damascus, but in the end, it is going to cost him everything.
Ezekiel's prophecies say that Russia WILL march on Israel. But it also says that they will be sorely defeated. Nobody is going to stop the wheels of God's plan. The Middle East is facing a total meltdown soon.
All the Bible prophecies are going to be fulfilled so quickly that the survivors will think the world is spinning backwards.
Not one Bible prophecy has ever failed.
That makes all the world's other "rulers" completely impotent in the end.
Come on, Jesus. Thy Kingdom come.