“Representatives from 22 European Union member states converged on the Silesian Sisters Convent on the edge of this West Bank town [Beit Jala], to protest Israel’s plan to extend the controversial barrier that Israel is building in and around the West Bank through this area” (Jerusalem Post, February 1, 2015). The Israeli “protective wall” is locally expected to be damaging to the economy of the area. “Bethlehem mayor Vera Baboun said that she, along with the mayors of the two neighboring towns of Beit Sahour and Beit Jala, will meet the Pope next month and ask him to intervene with Israel against building the barrier here” (ibid.).
What may seem like a small issue relates to the future of the Holy Land. Disenfranchised Palestinians are now turning in desperation, not to their own countrymen or even the United States, but to Pope Francis to force Israel to change. Bible prophecy tells of a future when a Roman religious figure will hold sway over the politics and events in the Holy Land (Revelation 13:11-18). Eventually this powerful religious figure will use signs and wonders to enforce his actions and validate his position (2 Thessalonians 2:3-9). It is exciting and amazing to see this coming power take shape.
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