Meridian Star

August 10, 2013

Signposts on the road to Armageddon

By N. Brad Carter, JR PE / guest columnist
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Headlined in the Jerusalem Post is the quote!  Iranian President-Elect Rouhani: Israel a 'wound' that must be removed. This statement projects the real objective when a major news source quotes Rouhani’s speech at a Palestinian Rally on Jerusalem Day in Tehran. To the world it says that support of the Palestinian cause does not have a peace initiative.  

    Although peace is worthwhile in the Middle East, one immediately recognizes that President Obama and Secretary Kerry’s peace objective is political posturing. There will be no peace agreement in ninety days. In fact there will be no peace until the contract is signed by Israel with The New World Order power leader and he is not on the scene at this time.  

    Daniel, historian and prophet living in Iran around 535 BC stated that The New World Order power leader will sign a peace accord, a “strong and firm covenant,” (AMP 9:27) that is for a period of seven years. However, it will only last three and one half years. There will be no lasting peace until the Prince of Peace returns to the earth.  

    The USA peace initiative is laudable, but is flawed by veteran negotiators that do not know the biblical history nor the Maker of that history. To accomplish the published objective Israel is expected to show sincerity and promise in negotiations by a good will gesture, like releasing convicted criminal Palestinian hostages.

    The 17 percent population of Muslims in Israel and/or Palestinians, want the blessing of the land without cost and investment other than to war against their brother. They did not want to stay in the land until Israel was re-established and brought industry, wealth and jobs. Now the Palestinians want the good life without responsibility, without contribution, without work calling for unified peace while they rebuild their armament for war and they act exactly as God said, for “he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."(Genesis 16:12)    

    Israel's good-faith effort to begin talks was not balanced by the Palestinians.  It is reported by “Israel Today” that the person entrusted with negotiating a "two-state solution" openly admits that his Mideast map has room for only a Palestinian state. Secretary of State John Kerry did not require an equal prerequisite for Palestinians to begin the talks. Instead, at 10:50 a.m. on July 30, 2013 Palestinian terrorist organizations operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel.  

    Kerry’s attitude is do what the USA says, Israel, because the USA says to do it. God says in Joel 3:2, “I will gather the nations of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat, (Armageddon). There, I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession.” This scripture states that the USA will be judged for the action of this Nation against Israel.

    Today, 2013, the Temple Mount site will not allow Jews and Christians which reflects the prejudice of the Palestinians and of Islam. After all this is the location of the original Jewish Temple. I have seen the original Temple walls that have stone foundations with individual stone mass weights of 586 tons and cannot be lifted today with modern equipment. I have seen Warren’s Gate, discovered in 1867, that faces the Holy of Holies and is west of the Temple Mount.  

    Probabilities are high that Jesus entered this gate. Two Jewish temples have rested on this site beginning with the first Temple in the days of King Solomon.           

    Regardless of the process there will be no substantive peace treaty in 90 days. First, the 17 per cent Palestinian population does not want fair and equal treatment. They want control with dominance in a little country the size of Delaware with full authority to place signs that state, “NO JEWS ALLOWED.”  

    Second, the right to defend Israel will exclude the West Bank and the Golan Heights. Israel will not subject their defense and change their security even though that is what the Muslims are demanding.

    Third, God said, (NIV Amos 9:11) "In that day I will restore David's fallen shelter — I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins — and will rebuild it as it used to be.”

    The restoration began May 14, 1948. God further stated, “I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them," (NIV Amos 9:15).

    N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at