BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS September 14th, 2020
By Joel Rosenberg
This week, Evangelicals around the world are seeing God's answer to decades of patient, faithful prayers for the peace of Jerusalem.
For decades, millions of Evangelical Christians around the world have been faithfully obeying King David’s command in Psalm 122:6 to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” The Bible further commands Christians to “seek peace and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14) “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:18)
And, of course, the Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9)
It hasn’t been easy to stay the course.
After the miraculous Egypt-Israel peace treaty in 1979, and then the Jordan-Israel treaty in 1994, much time passed without seeing an answer to these prayers.
But now — in this crazy, deadly and depressing year of 2020, of all times — two Arab nations have stepped forward in just the last 30 days to announce that they are ready to make peace with the Jewish state.
On Aug. 13, the United Arab Emirates made its dramatic announcement. Then, on Friday, Bahrain stunned the world by making its announcement as well.
What’s more, there is much speculation that other Arab nations may soon join what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is calling “the circle of peace.” Who will be next? Oman? Sudan? Morocco? Mauritania