Q. What are you making of the Pontiff’s visit to Israel? Is it pointing to Dan 9:27?
“He will confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him”
If a 7 year peace agreement is signed at the Vatican next month has the prophetic clock gone into overdrive ie is it the start of the tribulation?
A. In my opinion any agreement proposed by the Pope and agreed to by both Israel and the Palestinians will not be a fulfillment of Daniel 9:27. There are several events in the end times prophetic scenario that have to happen before Daniel’s 70th Week can begin. Chief among these is Israel’s return to their long ago abandoned covenant with God.
If a peace agreement does come through the offices of the Pope, I believe it will more likely be a false peace that sets Israel up for the sneak attack coming from a greater Muslim coalition described in Ezekiel 38-39. Ezekiel 39:22 tells us that’s the event that will persuade Israel to re-instate their covenant with God, allowing the 70th Week to begin.