Israel Update


The United Nations vs. The Everlasting Covenant

 By John McTernan, Ph.D.

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This September could see a showdown between the United Nations and Israel. The Palestinians along with their supporters are determined to create a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. They plan on taking this issue to the United Nations General Assembly to declare a Palestinian state, of course, with Jerusalem as the capital. The Palestinians have boldly laid out their strategy to destroy Israel in stages.

The first stage is obtaining legitimacy through the United Nations. They plan on having the UN recognize a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. From there, they will push for the 1948 borders, which would drastically reduce the size of Israel. After this Israel would be so weak, it would be easy to destroy. They also intend on using violence if Israel does not go along.

The Israelis have stated they will not divide Jerusalem, and they will not go back to the 1967 borders. This could lead to an awesome confrontation between the Palestinians and Israel. The Palestinians would have many nations of the world supporting them.

The problem for the Palestinians and their supporters is that the God of Israel has made an everlasting covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants over the land. The UN will be in direct conflict with the Holy God of Israel. The Jewish people have a right to this land based on the everlasting covenant;

Psalm 105:8-11 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.

There are many warnings in the Bible about interfering with God’s prophetic plan of restoring Israel and specifically not to divide the land.

Joel 3:13 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

In May, President Obama added to this pressure on Israel. He stated the official US policy is that Israel is to create a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, which means dividing Jerusalem! He agreed with the Palestinians and many nations in the UN. The President actually made two speeches in May. The second was on May 22, and during this speech, he reaffirmed the dividing of Jerusalem.

Within hours of this speech, a powerful tornado storm tore through Missouri and devastated Joplin. It was one of the most destructive tornadoes in US history with high loss of life and billions of dollars in property damage. The key is this storm hit just a few hours after the president’s speech to divide Israel. The President speech and the destruction were headlines together on all the news services. This devastation follows a pattern in America since President George H. W. Bush started the “Peace Process” to divide Israel in 1991 and continues to this day!  There have been dozens and dozens of devastating disasters that have hit America at the very time the nation is pressuring Israel to divide the land. This includes Hurricane Katrina.

In September 2008, President George W. Bush was trying to divide Israel and Jerusalem. In the midst of this effort, Lehman Brothers collapsed resulting in a stock market crash. What is amazing is the crash occurred on three specific days which all fell on biblical fall feasts! At the very time the President was moving to divide Jerusalem, the US and world economy was crashing!

On September 29, 2008, the great stock market meltdown of 777 points took place. This day was also the biblical feast of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This 777-point fall was the greatest one-day crash in history. The next biblical holiday, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, takes place ten days after Rosh Hashanah; this ten-day gap between the two holidays is called the “Days of Awe.” During the “Days of Awe,” the world markets began to collapse until, on Yom Kippur, October 9, the market fell 679 points for the third greatest one-day crash. The next biblical holiday, the Feast of Tabernacles, fell on October 15. On this day, the stock market fell 737 points for its second-greatest one-day fall. On these three biblical holidays, the market dropped a total of 2,193 points! To this day, the US economy has not recovered.

The above examples are just a few of the disasters that have hit America since the US promoted the “peace plan” to divide Israel. Now in September it is possible that the UN will try and create a Palestinian state by dividing Israel and Jerusalem. In principle, the President already agrees with this, which has placed America in great danger with God.

The UN General Assembly will be meeting in mid-September and should be discussing and debating the Palestinian state near the end of the month. The biblical holiday of Rosh Hashanah falls on September 28 which is the very time the UN will be debating this issue! Yom Kippur then falls on October 7, while the Feast of Tabernacles is on October 12. It is very possible that the division of Jerusalem will once again be the lead issue during the time of the biblical feasts as it was on 2008!

Also coinciding with the United Nation’s meeting is the arrival of the Comet Elenin. Normally, the arrival of a comet is not of great significance, but there is something different about this comet. As the Comet Elenin approaches the earth, incredible earthquakes are occurring, when there is an alignment between the sun, earth and this comet. Even when the comet was a great distance from the earth, when this alignment occurred, powerful and mega earthquakes struck. A few examples of these earthquakes follow:

  • February 20 2008 Indonesia 7.4
  • February 25 2008 Indonesia 7.2
  • September 09 2009 Sunola islands 8.1
  • February 26 2010 Japan 7.0
  • February 27 2010 Chile 8.8 [Earth knocked off axis]
  • May 9, 2010 Indonesia 7.2
  • September 3, 2010 New Zealand 7.0
  • March 11 2011 Japan 9.0 [Earth knocked off axis]

In early September, the comet will cross earth’s orbit and be between the earth and the sun. Then on September 26, there will be an alignment with the sun, comet, and earth. This could be at the exact time the UN is debating the creation of a Palestinian state! The comet will be closest to the earth around October 15, which is during the Feast of Tabernacles. At this time, the earth will pass directly behind the comet as it crosses earth’s orbit. This comet has a hyperbolic orbit which means it will never return.

It is very possible that three incredible events are going to occur at the same time this September. The United Nations could be debating the dividing of Israel and Jerusalem in direct violation of the world of God. This will happen during the biblical Fall feasts. At this very time, a comet that seems to have a strange affect on earthquakes will be inside earth’s orbit and aligning itself with the sun and earth! It is very possible that there could be powerful disasters hitting the earth this September/October, as the world comes against Israel.

John McTernan

John P. McTernan is a lifetime student of American history. He is an avid student of biblical prophecy since becoming a Christian in the early 1970s. During numerous appearances on television, radio, and in seminars, he has defended Israel in light of biblical prophecy.

John served as a US Treasury agent for 26 years until retiring in 1998. He holds a B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University. John is married and the father of four children. Visit John's blog here.


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