Jared Kushner, Broker or Breaker of Peace?

For a very long time, President   Donald Trump was apparently told that the hardest deal to negotiate would be peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump said that if his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could not negotiate a peace deal, then it cannot be done. Jared Kushner was also quoted as confidently saying that he did not want people to talk to him about history as he wanted to negotiate a peace deal upon a clean slate.

 

The very basis upon which the Jewish people claim any right to the land in the Middle East is that they suppose that they have an ancient and historic God-given right to the Land, so if you want to start by disregarding history, then you have no basis whatsoever to annex, or take possession of the Land. Furthermore, as I have noted in previous articles, (see for example: What is So Hard to Understand? – The Parable of the Tenants ), the people would be  tenants in the land according to the terms of God’s historical covenant with them. The terms included the warning that they would forfeit the right of occupancy on account of unfaithfulness as happened in with the seventy year Babylonian exile in the time of Nebuchadnezzar and again in 70 AD with the Roman siege upon Jerusalem. 

However, even if we were to disregard the complex history of the Promised Land, for President Donald Trump to suggest that if Jared Kushner cannot negotiate a peace deal, then no one else could, is an affront to Jesus the Messiah, the Prince of Peace. Jared Kushner proposes a peace deal which completely ignores the people already living in the Land. The very name, “Jerusalem” means city “of peace”. It has been arrogantly suggested that the Palestinian people are unreasonable,stubborn and only hostile towards the founding of a Jewish state and that they do not want peace with Israel. 

However, in this short article I wish to state very boldly, that neither President Donald Trump, nor Jared Kushner have any authority whatsoever to propose any peace deal for the Middle East because historically, the God of Israel has offered “the peace deal of two millennium” and his people have stubbornly rejected it out of hand and remain hostile towards him and his Anointed King!

As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you” (Luke 19:41-44).

Through Jesus the Messiah, God is offering the only way of peace. God’s peace deal is most  certainly not negotiable for it has been bought through the precious blood of Jesus.

 

God has not offered a peace deal between the Jews and the Palestinians. On the contrary, he has declared that it does not matter whether historically one was born a Jew or if one was born a Palestinian; both need to both need to come to peace with God through Jesus Christ in order to have peace with one another. It means that both need to be counted as crucified with Christ, to be born again from above through the power of the Holy Spirit and to become one new humanity in Jesus the Messiah. In the superficial ethnic identity in the flesh, through which humanity falls short of God’s heavenly glory, both Palestinian and Jew, remain enemies and hostile towards God and his King who is seated on his heavenly throne. Thus there will be no other peace deal than peace through faith in Jesus the Messiah! Neither Jared Kushner, nor anyone else, is able to negotiate sustainable peace while they continue in rebellion and defiance against the King of kings! Blessed are the peacemakers who announce peace to the world through the good news of the Kingdom of God; our God reigns through his Anointed King! There will be no peace for the wicked.

Kushner’s “peace deal of the century” proposes to continue building walls of hostility through racial classification of a so-called “Jewish” state. A person is not a faithful Jew and has no right to call himself a “Jew” while he remains uncircumcised in his heart and continues to reject the Messiah who was born through the tribe of Judah. 

For he (Jesus the Messiah) himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit (Ephesians 2:14-18).

See the article published by the Guardian “Don’t talk about history”: How Jared Kushner drafted his Middle East “peace plan

1 thought on “Jared Kushner, Broker or Breaker of Peace?”

  1. Andrea Lesley Richardson

    Amen, only Jesus can bring Peace ,I have see people referring to Netanyahu as the lion of Judah ,,,ive seen some things I can believe are being said ,also Trump the king of Israel… Its so terrible.My brother thank you again

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