COVENANT WITH THE MANY
THE DEAL WITH DEATH
Framework for the Daniel 9:27 Confirmation
by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
‘Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.’ -Isa 28:15-16
The purpose of this study is to consider the implications of the signing of the Abraham Accords on September 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place in the South Lawn of the White House with a reported 700 audience in attendance. Most notably, the joint signage of the Accord amongst Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain included those that supported this sort of normalization of such geo-political relationships. The audience included members of both U.S. Houses of Congress, dignitaries from other Arab nations, the Press, and special guests.
The signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords has been the work of many behind the scenes for many years. This is the first time that this sort of normalization of relations between Israel and other Arab-Muslim nations has occurred in 26 years. The only 2 other nations that currently have a peace agreement with Israel is Egypt and Jordan. It has been pointed out though that those ‘Peace Accords’ ratified in 1979 and then in 1994 are really a ‘Cold Peace’ as those nations had actually been hostile and fought wars with Israel since its independence in 1948.
It is also been noted that the sudden change or the about face of the Arab nations in warming-up to Israel is for the immediate countermeasure of maintaining Iran at bay and preventing the Shi’ite radicalization of the region. The other reason was said to be to avert the ‘annexation’ of the West Bank, in part or whole by Israel. Israel however sees it as only a temporary forestallment. This to say that the Palestinian and other Arab nations opposing the existence of Israel, most notably Iran seek to undermine the merits and effects of such an Abraham Accord.
One should note that if the context of the definition on which the Accord is predicated on, that of it being ‘Abrahamic’ in origin, it lends to a notion that Israel and the Arabs have actually more in common through language, culture and religion than that of the Shi’ites and the Persians or Turks for example that are not Arab. It is rather ironic as some have already pointed out that in prior decades, it was the immediate Arab nations that actually have fought against Israel, to no avail. But rather that such nations as Turkey and Iran were Israel’s staunchest allies at that time.
Pleasing to Whom?
What may not be apparent about the historic signing ceremony of the Abraham Accord is the significance of the noted number in attendance to witness the ‘pleasant’ agreement. That number was 700. If one is a Bible student, one can obviously understand the significant of 7 as that is the derivative of 700. The number 7 signifies completion and perfection. For example, the United Arab Emirates is comprised of 7 Emirates or kings. By having Bahrain join, it comprised the Arab coalition to a total of 8, a number of ‘New Beginnings’. This next segment of the study will attempt to discern the Biblical and esoteric significance and meaning of the number 700 as it relates to the occasion. How so or why? It is prophetic in the sense that the Abraham Accord will very well lead to the ‘confirming of the Covenant with the Many’.
In Gematria, 700 is the numerical sum of C and R in how the early Christians ascribed the Chi Rho letters to Christ. In the Greek, the numerical value associated with the letters C = 600 + R = 100 is 700. This is taken from RidingTheBeast.com. According to Peignot, the number 700 is the symbol of the Resurrection as an image of the Phoenix, this mythological bird that, once burnt, reappeared of its ashes. In Greek, the numerical value of Phoenix, ‘FOINIX’, is 700 = 500+70+10+50+10+60.
Lastly, in the Bible, the precise number of 700 is associated with a rebellion of the King, in this case King Solomon. In 1 Kings 11:1-4 it states the nature of the rebellion of the ‘willful king’. ‘These women were from the nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, You must not intermarry with them, for surely they will turn your hearts after their gods. Yet Solomon clung to these women in love. He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines— and his wives turned his heart away. For when Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and he was not wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD his God, as his father David had been.’
This attitude and disposition of Israel’s King demonstrates the ‘Spirit of AntiChrist’. It shows that despite a rebuke and admonishment to forsake that will destroy not only the King but Israel also, King Solomon refused to yield and repent of his disobedience, much like Lucifer. This same attitude and disposition of Israel’s false Messiah or the AntiChrist will be on display as the various plagues YHVH sends by way of the 7-Seal Judgment from Heaven by the true Messiah, Jesus will on the contrary harden his heart like Pharaoh did.
And that the person will be none other than the Biblical AntiChrist. Thus, it is to this person, or spirit that the 700 was assured to have been in attendance. According to the Strong's Concordance, the number 700 is associated with the word ἀρέσκω or transliterated as areskó. The meaning is to please. Please whom? Further defined as to imply to please properly, to satisfy, to make good on something, as in winning someone's favor, affection, approval because of meeting an expectation in a moral agreement. Thus, one can correlate the definition and association with that of the historic day to find favor, pleasing, approval of a moral agreement. The question still remains, whom is it directed to? In the further delineation of the meaning and given the context of the foundation laid for the confirming of the Covenant, that can only be ascribed to the coming AntiChrist, as to please the AntiChrist.
A New Paradigm
The political ‘chessboard’ has now reversed order and there is a new paradigm shift, geo-politically in the Middle East. Through Trump’s maneuvering, he has bypassed the Palestinians and have not let them be a hurdle for establishing the normalization of bilateral agreements between the rest of the Arab-Muslim world with Israel. This is novel and for such efforts, he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This has caught the Democrats off-guard to their angst as even the Press has downplayed the achievement that is surely historical in scope. With this context and understanding, it was noted that there would be ‘Many’ other Arab nations that would now be willing and eager to also normalize their relations with Israel. What this study seeks to correlate is that this initial brokered deal with the UAE and Bahrain has set the precedence and pathway for the other ‘Many’ of Arab nations to join the ‘Covenant’ of Abraham.
The question is thus needed to be asked with Biblical prophecy in mind, is this the Covenant with Death that Isaiah 28 speaks about? Is this the ‘confirming the Covenant with the Many of Daniel 9:27?’ Or will it be? The signing of the Abraham Accord was a historic day but in sizing this up prophetically, it sure most likely will be that ‘Deal with Hell’ and the ‘Many’. During the ceremony where each of the 3 represented nations spoke, one heard much the same rhetoric as in all prior ones. The theme was that of ‘Peace and Safety’, or in other words used, ‘Prosperity’ and ‘Security’. Why is this noted or pointed out? Those that study Biblical prophecy of the Last Days clearly picked up on this verbiage as key words and/or codes that are and have already been used for some time now and none the less are ‘prophetic’. But there was a key difference now. For the first time, a new word has now been introduced and used in this ‘Covenant’ endeavor.
What word or phrase is, ‘The Many’. This is astonishing as it directly ties into the End of Days narrative of how the ‘confirming of the Covenant’ will be with the ‘Many’. It was said, ‘now there will be MANY that will follow suit’. What? It is now able to be seen, heard and discerned in our times. This is truly exciting. Many who study the Biblical End of Day are highly convinced that this might be it then. It was not nor presently is the actual ‘confirming of the Covenant with the Many’, but its foundation and platform has been laid. How does one know or can say with a measure of certainty that this is not the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27? For one, the Rapture of the Bride of Christ has to happen first.
This is a prerequisite that will then allow for the AntiChrist figure to be revealed and take charge of the coming ‘confirmation’ …and ‘he will then confirm or [make stronger] the [Abrahamic] Covenant with the MANY’, etc. Then, notice that by that time, the USA, and its President, the current ‘Leader of the Free World’, will be absent also. Many rightly ask then, well, how close will it be before such a time arrives that will fulfill the Daniel 9:27 prophecy? That remains to be seen but one thing is for sure, the season of its fulfillment is now clearly within sight and direct experience. How so? It was reported even at the signing ceremony that as much as 5 to 7 other Arab nations are actively seeking to join what Prime Minister Netanyahu has deemed the ‘Circle of Peace’. However, others have noted that in actuality it is more of establishing a necessary Israel-Arab ‘NATO’ to keep Iran in check. Presently, to the Israelis and the Arabs, this Abraham Accord is seen as a positive step in stabilizing the volatile region.
Peace and Prosperity
In general, the majority of Israelis are in support of this Abraham Accord. It is a longing for a lasting peace with the Arabs. However, the Palestinians who feel left out and betrayed by their ‘Arab Brethren’. They are the ‘thorn in the side’ sort of speak of Israel. Even during the actual signing ceremony, Hamas launched a barrage of rockets into Israel. No doubt, the Palestinians will double-down against Israel and have aligned themselves with the Shi’ite regime of Iran, Hezbollah of Lebanon, and Turkey. Such are now more than happy to pick up the mantel of their supposed cause of ‘liberation’ from the ‘occupation’ and ‘oppression’. Prophetically speaking, this Abraham Accord has laid the foundation that will inevitably lead to the ‘confirming the Covenant with the Many’. However, YHVH warned in Isaiah that it would be a ‘Covenant with Death’. How so? It is because the primary broker of the ‘confirming’ will be the coming from the AntiChrist.
And what is the issue here? Eschatologically, Jesus warned the leaders of Israel that in rejecting Him as the rightful and only promised Messiah, Israel would rather wait for a political savior. Israel will receive instead the AntiChrist who will guarantee them ‘Peace and Prosperity’ they only long for. Jesus as the Jewish Messiah was not accepted as their Messiah who first had to come riding on a donkey, in humility and die for the sins of not only Israel but the world. They failed to realize and wait, that their Messiah was to come or appear a 2nd time as then the returning conquering ‘Lion of Judah’ riding on a white horse. It would be at that time that Jesus would establish the Kingdom and set Israel as the head of the Nations, and defeat geo-politically all of Israel’s enemies, etc.
On the contrary, Israel will seek a ‘Deal with the Devil’ himself as Lucifer will possess in bodily form this ‘Man of Perdition’ or how in the Greek it is in direct reference to Apollo, the Destroyer, etc. Or in other words, Israel will continue to sin in casting its lot with false saviors in exchange for a peace to only live in security to prosper. By comparison to the 2nd half of the coming 7-year Tribulation Period, the 1st half will seem tame and ‘peaceful’. The coming AntiChrist will correspond to the breaking and start of the Seal Judgments by Jesus. It will be from Heaven along with the raptured Bride as a witness in court will foster a measure of ‘Peace of Prosperity’ for Israel. So much so that it garnishes the attention of the ‘Outer-Ring’ of Muslim nations. Primarily, that of Russian, Turkey and Iran and tagging along with them will be Libya, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
This is when the Ezekiel 38 War will occur, within the later portion of the 1st 3.5 or 1260-day count. Why? They will seek Israel’s prosperity. And at this time Israel will have totally relied on its ‘false’ Messiah to protect them, supernaturally to the point that he will have performed some amazing miracles to authenticate this Messiahship as a Sign. Israel, it is noted in the description in the Bible will have nor walls and essentially be defenseless at this time.
This is when YHVH will bring such Nations to the Mountains of Israel, that being Samaria and Judea and that is where they will be slaughtered supernaturally by YHVH. It will be a show of force and divine intervention as in the ancient times of the Bible to show Israel and the world that YHVH is GOD. Presently, Israel does not have a recognition of their current state of rebellion and blindness/hardness of heart. It is for this very reason(s) that there has been a stopgap of time in-between the 69th and 70th Week of Years per the prophet Daniel.
This reprieve has been a time where YHVH, through the Messiah of Israel, Jesus has gone out to the Gentiles to bring them into the actual Abrahamic Covenant, that of salvation by faith found only in the finished work of Jesus. Once this ‘Pentecostal Intermission’ or the Church Age is completed by the resurrection/Rapture of all those Followers of Jesus, YHVH will then turn His attention back to the redemption and salvation of national Israel. This timeframe will thus constitute the 70th Week of Years or what Biblical scholars call the Tribulation Period. It will consist of 2520 days or 2 halves of 1260 days each. There will be additional days tacked on at the end, but this will be after Jesus returns with His Glorified Saints to set up the Millennial Kingdom.
What will start the day count will not be the Rapture event, nor the ‘confirming of the Covenant’, nor the building of the 3rd Temple. It will be when the first Daily Sacrifices on the Altar of Sacrifice commences. And for the Daily Sacrifices to commence, they need the Altar of Sacrifice built. This then means that the 3rd Temple has to be built. And then before all that is to occur, the entire Temple Mount and all of Israel has to be ‘sanctified’ by the Ashes of the Red Heifer. So, one has to factor in the time to have all this occur. Thus, it is impossible for all that to occur on the day of the Rapture or a few days after as many adamantly suggest. It is foretold that at the 3.5-year mark or the 1260th day of the midpoint of the 7-year Tribulation Period, that this AntiChrist figure, the ‘Lawless One’ will cease the Daily Sacrifices and enter the 3rd Temple.
He will then enter the Holy of Holies and sit on rediscovered Ark of the Covenant to proclaim that his alone is ‘God’. He will demand absolute worship of not only Israel but the entire world population from that point. Those refusing to worship him as such or his image and his economic matrix that will be set up by needing to take a ‘Mark’ on the right hand or forehead will be put to death. This will be when national Israel will have realized that they have been deceived all along. It will be the Remnant of Israel that will then escape and be provided for until Jesus returns to avenge their betrayal at the hands of their false political and religious leaders. As the population of Israel is in favor of this Abraham Accord, the peoples in general of the Arab nations are not. At this present time, it is really only the leading Royal Families, the politicians, and the mercantile classes that support this Accord.
To them, they see the financial benefits and how such a normalization with Israel will bring them personal ‘Prosperity’. Presently, the majority of the Arab Gulf States are extremely wealthy and seek to keep it that way. In comparison, the Shi’ite regimes and/or factions are riddled with meaningless wars, conflict, divisions, strife, world sanctions, bad world publicity and perception and poverty. However, to the common Arab Muslim, they are not too keen in the Abraham Accord, Many sympathize still with the Palestinians and see this normalization all of a sudden, to accept that the ‘Zionist Jews’ are now ‘our friends’? In actuality, it goes against the primary aim and tenants of Islam. Many are sounding the alarm in that despite the mutual benefit Israel and the Gulf States might achieve, to the Muslims, it could be a long implemented ploy to ‘make peace with one’s enemy only to then destroy them at an opportune time.’
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