People of the Western world would be stunned—dumbfounded—if they knew! The governments of the United States, Britain, Canada, Australasia, South Africa would set in motion gigantic crash programs—if they knew! They could know! But they don’t! Why?
The next time you read about peace in the Middle East, consider the facts: For over 4,000 years, the Middle East as been fraught with cultural, political and religious violence. Much of this history is recorded in the history book almost no one relies on—the Bible. And what makes the Bible so unique, compared to other historical accounts, is that it recorded much of this history before it occurred!
Jerusalem means “city of peace,” and yet this city’s history has been filled with rivers of blood! No city has suffered like Jerusalem. It has known almost no peace. But there is very good news. God established Jerusalem to be a city of peace—and will one day make sure that it becomes so! It is actually the city from which God will rule the entire universe!
The Prophet Daniel wrote about a future confrontation between the king of the north and the king of the south. We are now in the time when these two major powers are quickly rising! The king of the south is stirring up trouble even today. It is critical that you know the identity of this prophesied power!
A powerful and genuine example of peace was given to this world for a tiny period of time. (Was it prophesied in your Bible?) When you see how people reacted to it, you can understand why we have no real peace in this evil world. Nevertheless, we are about to have world peace in spite of man and his human nature.