As the Sea of Galilee fills to bursting, Israel’s joy also overflows. At the parched freshwater lake where Jesus walked on the water, there has been a serious drought but now there’s some good news.

After weeks of major rainfall, the Sea of Galilee could see the nearby dam opened to send water into the Jordan River for the first time since 2013.

That means that Israel’s incredible food production, the envy of the Middle East, will become even more incredible this year.

Various plagues of Biblical proportions are wreaking havoc around the world.

Since Sept. 2019, the worst wildfires in Australia in decades have killed 28 people, destroyed more than 3,000 homes, burned 15-20 million acres, and killed millions of animals.

Currently, billions of locusts are devouring crops in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and South Sudan. (There is little left that people and animals can eat; think famine.)

About two-thirds of the pigs in China have died from swine flu, pork is now a luxury, some Chinese have not had pork to eat in about six months, and some have turned to cheaper meat (rabbits and dogs; think rider on the black horse; Rev. 6:5-6).

Thousands of chickens have also recently died from the H5N1 Bird Flu Virus in China.

The Coronavirus has caused China to declare a national emergency, the World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency, the U.S. has declared a national health crisis, other nations are taking similar steps; and there have been several reports that the real statistics are being grossly under- reported.

The U.S. is trying to contain it, but if it makes its way to Mexico, America’s open border will allow it to spread, and the U.S. will be helpless to stop it.

Incidentally, they are hard to come by, but washable, anti-viral or bio-block face masks do exist (Google for information).

China’s leader Xi Jinping ordered churches and crosses to be destroyed, he ordered the Bible to be rewritten, he ordered the posting of signs at churches forbidding anyone under 18 to enter, and forced people to worship him like he is God.

Perhaps, it is time to ask Xi Jinping if he is God, why doesn’t he stop the plagues that are killing the people and pigs in China.

Perhaps, it is time to ask if the true God is showing Xi Jinping and the world who really is in control.

President Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East called “Peace to Prosperity,” has been rejected by the Palestinians and the Arab League. No surprise there.

“The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity!”

But understand that no one expected them to accept the first offer, and no one should believe that their rejection means the plan is dead.

Contrary to the predictions of some that the Arabs would immediately attack Israel, several Arab nations are warming up to Israel and encouraging the Palestinian Authority (PA) not to close the door.

On Feb. 3, 2020 (6 days after Pres. Trump released his peace proposal), Prime Min. Netanyahu met with the current leader of Sudan (a 95% Muslim nation with about 43 million people and a member of the Arab League), and the Sudan and Israel agreed to stop all “mutually hostile actions and positions.”

Shortly after that, Tunisia’s ambassador to the UN helped draft a UN resolution that condemned Pres. Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” proposal.

Tunisia (a 98% Muslim nation with about 11 million people) abruptly recalled their ambassador and fired him for condemning the proposal without consulting with them.

It’s also interesting that the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, the EU, Sudan, Bahrain and Oman are talking about meeting in Egypt to discuss Pres. Trump’s peace proposal, and they are trying to get Jordan and the PA to attend.

Notice that these Arab nations have not gone to war against Israel.

They are talking about meeting with Israel to discuss ways to advance the negotiations.

Also, don’t overlook the fact that any number of events (war with Syria, war with Hezbollah, Iran, etc.) could change the situation.

There is no doubt that there will be a peace plan at the beginning of the Tribulation Period and all signs indicate we are inching ever closer to that catastrophic, seven-year period.

God alone knows whether Pres. Trump’s proposal will be re-negotiated in the future by Antichrist and Israel as the final covenant that triggers the Tribulation.

Pres. Trump, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and several others have told the Palestinians this may be their last chance to have their own state.

The U.S. has now told Mahmoud Abbas that the anticipated upcoming meeting in Egypt could be the Palestinians’ last chance to have their own state.