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Abbas: Direct peace talks decision in seven days; Will Israel exhaust all its nuclear weapons during early stages of the tribulation period?

A poll conducted earlier this month by Rasmussen Reports revealed that a firm 58 percent majority of Americans view Israel as an ally, despite growing efforts by ultra-liberal and Muslim movements to paint the Jewish state as a manipulative enemy.

Only 5 percent of respondents characterized Israel as an enemy, while 32 percent said the Jewish state falls somewhere in between friend and foe.

However, 31 percent of those surveyed said they believe relations between Israel and the US will significantly worsen over the next 12 months (Israel Today).

US-Israeli relations will likely worsen following the US mid-term congressional elections.  Look for President Obama to take a more hard line stance toward Israel shortly thereafter.  I suspect over the next six months President Obama will begin to place heavy pressure on Israel to fall in line with US demands.  I suspect we will see a very desperate Obama in the months to come.  As the US economy continues to stagnate, he will be under increasing pressure to deliver some type of victory if he is to have any chance of being re-elected.  

So where is the US heading and what place do they hold in Bible prophecy?  Many experts believe the US holds at best a minor insignificant place in Bible prophecy and will likely become a second rate power following the rapture of the church.  Many argue that the sudden loss of the Christian population will leave the US unable to function as a superpower and plunge them into Spiritual darkness.  

Certainly, that could happen if the Lord were to allow it, but I'm not convinced the US would lose its place in the world due to this worldwide catastrophe.  They will still be the sole superpower due to the fact that nothing will change as far as military strength and technology are concerned.  The US will still have the most advanced nuclear weapons and systems technology in place.  They will still be aligned with most of the nuclear powers and NATO.  If anything, they will be looked to more than ever as the nation that will lead the world out of chaos and back to stability.  Unless a considerable gap of time passes between the rapture of the church and the beginning of the tribulation period, I have to believe the US will be the world leader going into the tribulation period.

One more puzzling fact that must be considered.  During the tribulation period, at some point, there will be a great world war that will claim the lives of one-quarter of the world's population (Revelation 6:3-8).  When all is finished, the Bible says that Israel, China, Mystery Babylon, and the ten kingdoms of the Antichrist will emerge on the other side.  Judging from the death toll that will come from this war, I think it's safe to say that nuclear weapons will be used.  

When this war takes place, you can bet that most of Israel's enemies will form an alliance in an attempt to destroy them once and for all.  It's possible that the battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 & 39) could take place as part of this end times world war.  Given the high death toll, I have to believe that Israel will exhaust much of, if not all, their nuclear arsenal in the early stages of this war.  It's estimated that Israel has between 80-200 nuclear weapons.  If indeed they do exhaust their nuclear arsenal, that would leave them at the mercy of the Antichrist and his powerful ten nation kingdom.  The Bible says that all the world will fear the military power of his kingdom and declare, "Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him (Revelation 13:4)?"  Whoever this powerful group of nations led by the Antichrist turns out to be they will be considered unstoppable!  I would have to believe that Israel will already have an alliance with the Antichrist at this time and will rely heavily on him for their security and survival.

In the end, when all the nations come against Israel, it will be the Lord Himself (not Israel) who will descend and destroy them at the Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19).

News Alert:  Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas said he will decide in the next seven days if he will move from indirect to direct talks.  As a speculator I would guess that he will agree to move to direct talks due to the pressure the US will exert.  I also believe Israel will agree to extend the building freeze beyond the September 26th deadline in order to entice Abbas to move to direct talks.

Are you ready to meet the Lord?  If not, your time is running out!

Terry Malone
Calvary Prophecy Report

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