The UAE / Israel deal could set in motion many End Time prophecy-fulfilling trends
On August 13, 2020, brokered by President Trump, the United Arab Emirates and Israel announced the “full normalization of relations” between the two countries. The President called it a “historical peace agreement,” and so it is.[i] Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel said, “Peace is a good thing and peace unites moderates, two of the most advanced economies in the world – Israel and the United Arab Emirates – and two of the most moderate. We’re fighting Iran and the radicals who are trying to overthrow our order in the Middle East, subjugate people, propagate terrorism. So, this is good for peace, good for security, good for prosperity. I think it’s good for the United States and good for Israel.” [His remarks remind me of the End Times reference found in 1Thessalonians 5:3. “While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”] But for now, it is making the Middle East a safer place. But what will follow? What are the ramifications? And does this advance the any of the prophetic threads?
What may follow are more peace agreements between Israel and other Arab / Muslim states. President Trump is encouraging the Saudis to make a deal. They reacted with a cautious welcome of the normalization. The Palestinians immediately condemned the pact and Egypt and Bahrain praised the move. Sudan had a schizophrenic reaction. A Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman announced his nation was “looking forward to concluding a peace agreement with Israel.” He was promptly fired the next day. Trump administration support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could be leveraged to push the Kingdom into some sort of agreement, however the nation has a record of strong support for the Palestinian cause.[ii]
A complicating development occurred a few days later when Jared Kushner, hinted at a secret protocol – one that had already been explicitly denied by Netanyahu prior to Kushner’s remarks. The hinted at development was that the deal had been made possible by Israeli support of a ‘Land-for-Peace’ agreement. Just the day before the Israeli PM had said, “According to the Palestinians, and to many others in the world who agreed with them, peace can’t be reached without conceding to the Palestinians’ demands, including uprooting settlements, dividing Jerusalem and withdrawal to 1967 lines. No more. This concept of ‘peace through withdrawal and weakness has passed from the world.”[iii] Then the following day, Kushner offered this. “Israel has made a very generous proposal for the establishment of a Palestinian state, including an exchange of territories. The understanding that this is the situation has enabled the breakthrough that led to the current agreement.” [SAY WHAT? WHO’S TELLING A FIB HERE?] He went on. “There is a generous offer of a state and an exchange of territories, and we offer the Palestinians a return to the table.”[iv]
Now on to the Prophetic Front. The UAE agreement seems to be one of the first and pivotal links in the formation of the geopolitical coalitions that will characterize the Gog / Magog invasion described in Ezekiel 38 & 39. Sheba and Dedan are talked about there. They are located in the Arabian Peninsula where the UAE is today. The coming invasion involves modern day Turkey, Persia (Iran) and Russia along with others. Israel is living in peace at the time. In Ezekiel 38:10-12, God says to this confederacy: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations.” So the Jews have been gathered in from the nations and are living in apparent safety. It is then that Sheba and Dedan offer their verbal protest. “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’” (Ezekiel 38:13)
What’s more, the peace agreements are driving the members of the future Magog Confederation toward each other. While some Arab states are warming up to Israel, Turkey and Iran, key members of the alliance are firming up in their opposition. Prophecy guy Joel Rosenberg notes the hypocrisy in the Turkish stand. “Turkey has a relationship [with Israel]. They have full normalization with us here in Israel. So, the idea that the would-be ‘sultan’ of Turkey is condemning a Muslim state for creating a full normalization with Israel that he already has, it’s ridiculous and it’s hypocritical.” He goes on to sum up the situation. ““What we watch in the book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39….is the Arab states being very calm and quiet towards Israel. Israel [is] reconstructed, peaceful, prosperous, calm, secure and then a Russian-Iranian-Turkish alliance forming against Israel.”[v]
Geoffrey Grider of Now The End Begins, another prophetic website, sees another line of prophetic thread that involves the building of the One World Religion of the False Prophet. Now the UAE / Israel deal is being called the Abraham Accord. He calls it “the missing link the Vatican needed to complete its launch of Chrislam, otherwise known as the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative.” That Initiative is being fostered by the Trump administration and grew out of the Human Fraternity and Living Together document, agreed to by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi. It is creating a “Trio of Temples” for the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity (read Catholicism), Judaism and Islam in Abu Dhabi.
Pope Francis has been developing the framework for a One World Religion for some time now. In 2016 he declared all faiths to be paths to God. In 2019 the Vatican released a logo that employed a Cross and a Crescent (the symbol of Islam) to highlight interfaith cooperation. That same year he called for theological reforms that promoted the “common mission” with Islam. In August of 2019, Francis issued an order creating a committee to Implement his decree on ‘Human Fraternity For World Peace’ Signed In UAE in February. Next, the Vatican announced that a multi-faith ‘Higher Committee’ had been established in the United Arab Emirates to implement the ‘Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.” That was followed by the establishment of the Abrahamic House – a combined church and mosque in Abu Dhabi. Later, members of the Jewish faith were asked to participate. Then in May of 2020, the Pope called a Day of Prayer for Humanity – with everyone praying to their own gods.
On another track, President Trump put his Ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich to the task of supporting the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative in support of cooperation between the three faiths. On the surface this is a move toward peace, it is however supporting the future creation of the architecture of a One World Religion. Then came the agreement with the UAE – including direct access and flights to Abu Dhabi – the headquarters of this Chrislamic apparatus. Grider’s conclusion: “The ‘Abraham Accord’….is the culmination” of the efforts of “Pope Francis and the Vatican in creating the One World Religion of Chrislam.”[vi]
The peace deal is just another piece in this fast assembling New World Order puzzle. As the Bible says: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke21:28)
[i] Remarks by President Trump Announcing the Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, WhiteHouse.gov, August 13, 2020
[ii] Israel’s Normalization With U.A.E. Squeezes Saudi Arabia, Wall Street Journal, August,
[iii] Netanyahu says UAE deal signals end to ‘land for peace’, Stars and Stripes, AP, August 16, 2020
[iv] Jared Kushner: The first time Israel has agreed to a map of a Palestinian state, Arutz Sheva, August 20, 2020
[v] Chris Mitchell, Prophecy Fulfilled?, CBN, August 18, 2020
[vi] Geoffrey Grider, The ‘Abraham Accord’ Will Connect Israel And Abu Dhabi, August 13, 2020