The Peace Treaty—When?

 

By William Frederick

Author of The Coming Epiphany

A Guide to Understanding the End Times

 

 

Is there anything in scripture that would lead us to know when the peace treaty will be signed? Yes I believe that there is, and if my reasoning is correct and if the peace treaty is signed this year, I believe it will most likely be signed on October 21, 2008. Here is the reasoning behind this hypothesis.

 

Just as the Spring feasts were fulfilled and aligned with major events at Christ’s first coming so I believe that the Fall feasts will be fulfilled and align with events at Christ’s second coming. A quick summary of the fall feasts and their prophetic significance is as follows:

 

The Feast of Trumpets is practiced as a two-day feast and in part alludes to the return of Christ at Armageddon where he will vanquish his foes and take His throne in Jerusalem.

 

The Day of Atonement speaks of the shed blood of Christ and the substitutionary work it accomplishes in covering our sins and restoring us to fellowship with God. This feast will be fulfilled after Christ has returned and Israel and Gentiles who lived through the 70th Week repent and recognize Christ as Messiah and are saved on the Day of Atonement.

 

The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day celebration in which the Israelites dwell in “booths” or shacks. On its final day, Israel invokes God’s blessing for the coming year. This alludes to the Millennial Kingdom when Jesus and the saints will live together and we will experience His blessings to the fullest. This seven-day feast will be fulfilled at the start of the Millennium when the saints partake of the marriage supper of the Lamb.[1]

 

As noted above I believe that the Feast of Trumpets will align with the return of Christ to the earth at Armageddon, which we know occurs at the end of the 70th week. So assuming that is true and knowing that the 70th week and peace treaty are 7 years long we can conjecture that the peace treaty will be signed 7 years (2520 days) before that feast. Here is a table that lists the dates of future Feasts of Trumpets and their respective possible dates for the peace treaty in the next few years:

 

 

 

Date of Feast of Trumpets

Date of Peace Treaty

(In year of 2nd  Coming)

(2520 days before)

 

 

Sept. 14, 2015

Oct. 21, 2008

Oct. 3, 2016

Nov. 10, 2009

Sept. 21, 2017

Oct. 29, 2010

Sept. 10, 2018

Oct. 18, 2011

Sept. 30, 2019

Nov. 6, 2012

Sept. 19, 2020

Oct. 27, 2013

 

 

Thus if the end of the 70th week aligns with the return of Christ at Armageddon at the feast of trumpets in 2015 then we should expect to see the peace treaty signed 2520 days before that date which would put it at October 21, 2008 (plus or minus a day due to Hebrew time reckoning). It is possible that the end of the 70th week may align with another feast. If the end of the 70th week aligns with the Day of Atonement then we would see the peace treaty 10 days later, with the feast of tabernacles then it would be 15 days later.

 

Right now as a result of the agreement made between Israel and the Palestinians in November of 2007 negotiations are taking place between the two parties in hopes that an agreement can be reached and a Palestinian state formed in the near future. President Bush has stated on numerous occasions that he believes that this agreement will take place before he leaves office. This future agreement is shaping up to be the prophesied treaty of death that divides the land of Israel and starts the last 7 years on earth. Will something happen this November? Will the peace treaty that divides the land of Israel be signed on October 21st? We will have to wait and see.



[1] Frederick, William. The Coming Epiphany. LuLu Press 2007