The time is near when President Donald Trump will unveil his long-awaited plan to bring peace between the political entity of violent anti-Israel “Palestinians” and the state of Israel. They are calling it the “Deal of the Century” and it is supposed to meet Israel’s vital security concerns and the needs of the Palestinian Authority, which morphed over the years from the terrorist Palestinian Liberation Organization. Every president who has tried to broker peace between these entities has failed and has suffered seemingly prophetic consequences as documented by White House Correspondent Bill Koenig in his book “Eye to Eye—Facing the consequences of Dividing Israel.” Concessions to terrorists are never a good idea.
Koenig points out that “Despite their good intentions, previous American presidents, and to a lesser degree the international community, are accountable for dividing the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants; promoting a peace plan that would position Israel in indefensible borders; interfering with God’s plan of having Jews move home to Israel and Judea and Samaria—the biblical heartland of Israel; and participating in the eviction of Jews from their homes within the biblical heartland of Israel.” Koenig documents political, economic and natural disasters that occurred within 24-48 hours after every time the US has meddled in dividing the land for peace.
The current US President represents America as a true friend to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is optimistic about this peace plan, saying, “An opportunity such as this comes once in history and cannot be missed. Today, we have in the White House the greatest friend that Israel has ever had; therefore, we have the greatest opportunity that we have ever had.” The Times of Israel reports, “The Palestinian Authority has preemptively rejected the Trump plan and is reportedly threatening to cancel its security coordination with Israel in the West Bank if it moves ahead.” If the sovereign state of Israel favors the plan and the terrorist-sponsoring Palestinian Authority rejects it, then the plan might be a step in the right direction—by man’s ways.
God’s ways, however, may not be so accepting. God told Abram in Genesis 12:2-3, “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Israel was miraculously reestablished May 14, 1948, and there is prophetic significance to this. As Koenig writes, there have been 208 weather disasters since 1980 costing the US over $1.1 trillion, “Most of the catastrophes occurred at the time the United States was pressuring Israel to divide their covenant land.” The weather disasters are just one example. While optimism awaits the Trump peace plan, the power of prophecy will move as this plan unfolds. We will see how man’s plan aligns with God’s plan, or not.