Did the abrupt closure of a recent posting leave you feeling suspended? It unexpectedly switched from considering Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini’s declaration on the expected appearance of their Mahdi, or hidden imam, to that of the equivalent in Judaism – Ha Mashiyach (the consecrated priest-king) – as follows:
Meanwhile…on one of Israel’s largest websites, Ynet, a banner was broadcast proclaiming the coming of the Messiah!
The report quoting this news states the source of this proclamation is not known:
“The Messiah is in Israel. This will be the last government of Israel.”
I have since discussed with a friend based at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and he is of the opinion that this announcement probably came from the American Sid Roth, Christian host of a TV series upon the supernatural and scriptural events. But, he advises, Sid’s method is not the best way of getting the attention of Israelis.
My friend reminded me that one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis, Yitzak Kaduri, is reputed to have met the famous Messiah whom Jews have been expecting for millenia. Shortly before he died in January 2006 aged 108, Kaduri wrote the name of the Messiah by means of a simple acrostic code using the Hebrew alphabet, as do the first letter of each line of Psalm 119. This code was written in a small note, which he requested should stay sealed for a specific period.
This link to Yeshua Ha’Meshiach Minstries provides a detailed account of what happened. Also, you may learn about it on this video from evangelistic YouTube ministry PPSimmons, which is famous for having gone viral upon its launch.
Be mightily blessed…
Thanks for sharing that video of Yitzak Kaduri. As for the appearance of Jesus as Israel’s Messiah, he warned everyone what to watch out for in Matthew 24.
You’ll need to get out your Bible for this one.
First of all, he addresses people who will go through the great Tribulation.
Many false messiahs will come in his name to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
There will be great tribulation – unequaled from the beginning of the world —and never to be equaled again. “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Then after the distress of those days they will see the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and he will send his angels to gather the elect (those who have survived).
Jesus said to learn this lesson from the fig tree: “As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
Did you know that the fig tree is a symbol for Israel?
Now here comes a confusing part; “Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.”
– I’ve heard Chuck Misler say that Jesus was speaking here to the generation that would be still alive when Jerusalem would be surrounded by Roman armies in AD70.
The context was the question asked about the destruction of the temple. But Luke 21 and Matthew 24 get rolled in together and that’s when the confusion starts.
Then in Matthew 24:36 he goes on to address the Church, who he comes to get himself; “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Life was going on as normal.
When he says “no man knows the day or the hour”, he was speaking a Jewish idiom about Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) which goes by the name, “day that no man knows.”
Hope you find this useful. I’m going to do a blog post on Yom Teruah soon.
God bless, Jo
Yes, thanks Jo and I regard Jesus words as having priority when considering His return and a possible ‘rapture’, which I cannot consider as being before the great tribulation. I understand there have been a few ‘messiahs’ after Jesus, and only recently have I read about your closing point. There are claims that rabbinic teaching considers sodomite marriages had been officially sanctioned in Noah’s day – hence the Flood.
Hi Richard, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Your remark about the flood happening after sodomite marriages were being officially sanctioned in Noah’s day, according to rabbinic teaching, is interesting. I have another blog where I mentioned the flooding in Britain that came about after sodomite marriage was brought into law. You might find interesting.
Also, when sodomite marriage was brought into NZ by our government, we had two big earthquakes at a place called Seddon.
Seddon represents the authority of the government in New Zealand. I don’t know if the intercessors in NZ noticed, but I got such a strong sense of warning that I went up for prayer on behalf of the country and begged for forgiveness for the law that was being introduced the next day (19/8/2013), and for the disrespect NZ had been showing him. I’m sure other people got warned too, just haven’t met them. I’ve learned that we can stand in the gap for our land and make a difference with our prayers.
God bless, Jo
Most interesting and thanks for the link Jo as it reminded me I’d not hooked up to your blog after having noted Tim Shey’s comments on About.
I’m glad you found my other blog. Red Sky is for people who may not be Christian but are noticing the signs of the end-times. So it’s a bit of subtle and not so subtle witnessing.
You know that crane in Mecca is the second one to get toppled in a storm. The first crane I noticed blow over was the one that landed on top of the Cabinet Office in London, the office that supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the UK in the St Jude storm of Oct 2013. Your government did not notice the warning sign, any more than our government did after the Seddon earthquakes. God is merciful, because He sent a warning to our governments first.
God bless, Jo
I didn’t know and that’s most interesting!
Also, your target audience is similar to that of my blog and its fascinating to see the cross-section of WP reader profiles. May all our readers desire to be saved and come close to the Lord.