We CANNOT speak with any reasonable degree of certainty that Donald Trump is the “Man Of Sin,” and that the diplomatic relations he brokered between Israel and the UAE is the “covenant with Death”(Isa.28:14-18), though, ab initio, the antiMessiah shall pose as a friend of Israel and a lover of the Jewish people. He will bring temporary peace between Israel and the Palestinians as well as other Arab and Islamic neighbors of Israel that will permit the Jewish people and Israel to build the Third Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. Israel has established diplomatic relations with two Arab and Islamic neighbors in the past, namely: Egypt(1979) and Jordan(1994). We know there are lots of efforts behind the scene to bring other Arab and Islamic nations on board. I personally thought the first would be Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Saudis say their normalization of diplomatic relations with Israel is linked up with the resolution of the Palestinian Question. That is a naughty issue that refuses to go away. I hope it will join soon. It is more probable that more Arab and Islamic nations will normalize relations with Israel considering the political climate in the Middle East at the moment: the existential threat posed by Iran and the terrorist organization Hesbollah in Lebanon. They have a lot to gain in terms of trade, Israel’s ingenuity in Science and Technology, Agriculture and Defense etc.
For those who understand Hebrew and the read the original Hebrew text of Dan.9:27, “the Covenant With The Many” from within Israel will be brokered by “the Prince That Shall Come,” that is the antiChrist, between Israel and its Arab and Islamic neighbors. It shall be the strengthening and ratification of an already existing peace agreement based on the tenor of the words in Hebrew. In that case, the current normalization of relations between Israel and UAE may be a precursor to the “Covenant With Death,” and “Agreement With Sheol.” It is for a specified period of “One Seven(Hebrew: Sheva),” which is seven years according to Hebrew calendar. The interesting thing about this peace agreement is that it will be the starting point(terminus-a-quo) of the 70th Week Of Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy(Dan.9:24-27). There shall be six or seven of these nations. They are clearly identified in the Scriptures.
“And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: and I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”(Ezek.38:1-6 KJV).
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”(Rev.13:3 KJV).
Neither Egypt nor Jordan nor UAE nor Saudi Arabia nor Bahrain, nor Oman nor Morocco is part of this Covenant Of Peace or better still Covenant Of Apostasy. These Arab and Islamic nations are: Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Greek Syria(modern day Syria), and Turkey and Azerbaijan(Gomer and Togarmah): the current pariah pose of Iran not withstanding. There are lots of agitations by the people of Iran for reconciliation with the West(particularly the US), and Israel. At this moment, none of these nations have diplomatic relations with Israel. Israel have had good relations with Turkey in the past, but the coming of Erdogan has muddied the waters. Nevertheless, a regime change can turn the current situation around literally overnight as is the case of Sudan.
Egypt has always been Egypt and will remain Egypt. In the final End Times scenario which will be a fiasco, Egypt will be isolated from other Arab and Islamic states. It will be conquered and its treasures looted by the antiChrist.
“He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt:”(Dan.11:42-43 KJV, emphases added).
The antiChrist will be an oppressor, spoiler and an extortioner.
“Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.”(Isaiah 16:4 KJV, emphases added).
He will loot the treasures and treasuries of conquered nations. The Libyans and the Sudanese shall be allies of the antiChrist in his invasion of Egypt because they are part of his Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan.
and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps(Dan.11:43).
On the contrary, Jordan will not be invaded by the antiMessiah not because it shall be neutral as some suggest, but rather allied to the antiChrist. It will not be part of the ten-nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan, the Fourth Reich, but just an ally of the antiChrist. Jordan is biblical Moab, Ammon, and Edom.
“He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.”(Dan.11:41 KJV, emphases added).
They shall be part of the invading armies of the antiChrist that shall violate the Temple precincts. Because of their violence against their brother Jacob, they shall be severely punished of God. They shall become a perpetual excrescence. The fire of their destruction shall not be quenched throughout the Millennium.
“Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so. Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken. For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the Lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea. Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease. Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh. And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail. This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.”
God will plead with them to let the outcasts of Israel dwell with them during the Great Tribulation by the antiChrist, but they will not hearken unto the voice of God. Remember that the unbranded Jews and Christians in the land of Israel shall run to the Edomite wilderness to seek refuge in Petra. They are the outcasts of Israel. Petra is in modern day Jordan. An American charismatic nut has hidden Bibles(hard copies) in sealed cans for the Jews and Christians who seek refuge in the Petra to read during the Great Tribulation. Some of them will be betrayed by the Edomites, the modern day Jordanians. They will hand them over to the antiChrist as they did the escapees of Judah to the forces of Nebuchadnezzar II during the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.
Now, let us say a bit about the antiMessiah. He will be a “naphal,” a fallen angel clothed with human form(Gen.6). He has lived on Earth before and ruled over one of the Seven Beast Empires Of Satan. Some believe he is Nimrod(Sargon I, the founder and first king of the Assyrian Empire: see the Babylonian Code) come back to life. That is precisely the reason why he shall come out of the abyss(bottomless pit) and go into perdition.
“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”(Rev.17:8-11 KJV).
He was and is not, and shall go into perdition. He will be a Magogite(Germanic descent). He is Gog of the land of Magog, the chief(head or ruler) of Meshech and Tuval(Ezek.38:2,3). He shall be the ultimate Superman. He shall have superhuman intelligence. He will be a smooth talker and a powerful orator. Besides, he shall be smooth between the legs. He will be a general. He will worship the god of war(Dan.11:36-45). Trump does not begin to fill his position at all though a Magogite(Germanic descent). Trump has been married three times and has children. Trump has never been in the military, though as the president of the US, he is the commander-in-chief of the US Army, neither is there any evidence that he is a war monger nor a wicked and ungodly military leader. For further details, see my article, “The antiChrist.” Link: https://mtzionheritageministries.com/2022/06/01/the-antichrist/
A brief survey of the 70th week of Daniel will suffice. It is not biblically accurate to label the 70th week of Daniel the Tribulation Period. Although there will be troubles during the 70th week of Daniel, that does not warrant it being designated the Tribulation Period. That’s what the pretribs call it, but that designation is not biblically accurate. It is based on Classical Dispensationalism(CD) and builds an a priori case for pretribulationism. They also call it the wrath of God which is also wrong. The whole of the 70th week of Daniel is NOT the period of God’s wrath.
“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”(John 3:35-36 KJV).
The period of God’s wrath or the Day Of The Lord’s Wrath is a segment of the second half of the 70th week of Daniel. The 70th week of Daniel is divided into two equal halves of three and one-half years each. The first half is called the Beginning of Sorrows or Beginning Birth Pangs(Matt.24:5-8). It covers the first three seals of Rev.6:1-6. The first seal is the emergence of the antiChrist which is the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel. The second half of real hard labor is divided into two unequal halves, the Great Tribulation and the Day Of The Lord. It begins at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel with the breaking of the fourth seal which is the Great Tribulation(Rev.6:7-8). It is will last for 1,260 days, or 42 months which is three and one-half years, the time allotted to the antiChrist to reign and also coincides with the ministry of the two witnesses. It is the time appointed for the antiChrist to reign and covers the same length as the ministry of the two witnesses(Rev.11:3, 13:5).
The fifth seal(Rev.6:9-11) is a heavenly scene superimposed on the fourth seal. It does not advance the chronology of the End Times . It is concurrent, coincident and simultaneous with seal four. The sixth seal(Rev.6:12-14) which is cosmic and celestial disturbances terminates the Great Tribulation. There is an interlude between the end of the sixth seal and the breaking of the seventh seal. In this interlude of unknown duration, though brief, the Shekinah appears in the Heavens, the 144,000 are sealed for protection from the impending wrath of God, the Church is raptured(Rev.7), and the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord begins with the breaking of the seventh seal(Rev.8:1).
The Pretribs tell us it is all going to be rosy until the Rapture takes place and then, Hell will be let loose. They are still dogged and tenacious in their position despite the worsening of situation on Earth. With the onset of Coronavirus, some are beginning to see the light. They now tell us that no matter how bad things might be, the Rapture must still take place before the emergence of the antiChrist. This is wishful thinking. Their dogged position is rubbished by simple logic. If the Rapture occurs before the antiChrist emerges, who is the antiChrist deceiving? Who is he antagonizing?
Finally, the Rapture will NOT occur before the Great Tribulation. That teaching has no scriptural bases whatsoever. For a biblically accurate sequence of events of the End Times, please see my article: “A Concise Sequence Of Events Of The End Times.” Link: https://mtzionheritageministries.com/2022/06/02/a-concise-sequence-of-events-of-the-end-times/