Q. I have been wondering for some time now if the peace treaty that is being negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians now, could possibly be the treaty called for in Daniel 9:27. Is there a chance that this peace treaty and the one in Daniel 9:27 are one in the same?
A. By reading Daniel 9:27 carefully you can can see that the anti-Christ will be the one to enforce the 7 year covenant that brings the final fulfillment of Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27). Also Daniel 9:27 infers that the covenant will include a provision for building a Temple in Israel, since it will be defiled in the middle of the covenant’s 7 year term and there isn’t one there now. Treaties being discussed these days have the opposite intent in that they want to deny the Jewishness of Israel and especially East Jerusalem where the Temple mount is.
It appears that a majority of Jewish people would like to see a Temple built soon, but it’s not because they want to re-instate their covenant with God. It’s more a desire on their part to underscore the Jewishness of Jerusalem than anything else. I don’t believe there will be an official demand for a Temple until after the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 when Israel will finally realize Who won that battle for them (Ezek 39:22).