Sharon Dies; Messiah Coming Soon?
WorldNetDaily.com with numerous awards for journalism, offers insight to a Kabbalistic Rabbi Kaduri who had a large following in Israel and told them that he met the Messiah who would come “after the death of our prime minister, Ariel Sharon.”
Two months later, Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke and was in a coma until his recent death. Kaduri died the month after Sharon had the stroke, but before his death, he left a letter that he said was to be unsealed a year after his own death.
When it was made public, the name of the Messiah whom Kaduri met after years of praying and fasting was Yehoshua – a Hebrew name, a variant of Yeshua that was translated as Jesus from Greek.
So how might this all play out? Not like most people would expect! When asked about the end of the world, Yeshua (Christ) said to understand the book of Daniel, a book that was “sealed till the time of the end,” Daniel 12:4.
Gabriel told Daniel that his “vision is at the time of the end,” Daniel 8:17. It was about a ram that got its horns broken which were the kings of Media and Persia, but today those areas are Iraq and Iran. This supports a double application for Daniel. Ours is the time of the end with an impending war against Iran as the focus of militant Islam.
But Daniel 8 is also linked to Daniel 9 with the time period of 70 weeks determined, cut off (chawthak in Hebrew) from the 2300 days in Daniel 8 which shows no starting point until we see in Daniel 9:25 that from a decree to restore and build Jerusalem until the Messiah would be 69 weeks.
The decree cited was that of the Persian King, Artaxerxes. His decree was in 457 BC, but 69 weeks later, no Messiah showed up, so those time periods were weeks of years which fit Jewish reckoning of a day for a year in Numbers 14:28 and Ezekiel 4:6. And 69 weeks of years (483 years later) Yeshua was annointed of the Holy Spirit at his baptism circa 27 AD and his death in the midst of the week of years (3 1/2 years later) fit the prophecy of Daniel 9:26. He was “cut off” by Jewish leaders’ rejection.
Jewish rejection of the Messiah was also foretold in Isaiah 53:4-7 where it says, “He was wounded for our transgressions…as a lamb to the slaughter” fulfilling the Passover imagery at Passover circa 31 AD.
But if Daniel 8 has a second application in “the time of the end,” and Daniel 8 is linked to Daniel 9 as suggested above, Messiah (anointing) could be God’s people as shown in Ezekiel 36:24-28 to include Christians who accept the torah (statutes and judgments in the text) and Jews who accept the Messiah, seen also as the two sticks that become one in the next chapter, Ezekiel 37:16,17.
The starting point for this is shown in Daniel 9:25—“from the decree to restore and build Jerusalem to Messiah (anointing, Ezekiel 36:24-28) is 69 weeks.” What do we mean, a decree to restore Jerusalem?
This implies that Jerusalem will be destroyed, as Zechariah 14:1,2 suggests for end-time: “All [Arab or United?] nations will be gathered against Jerusalem to battle. The houses rifled, the women ravished… Then the Lord will go forth to fight against those nations.”
Could it happen as “Arab Spring” with the “blood moon” that comes this Passover? http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/do-blood-moons-signal-day-of-the-lord/
Information beyond the scope of this article suggests that timing may be correct. For more information on Rabbi Kaduri, visit http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/god-repeating-classic-bible-pattern-in-this-man/
About the Author:
In Exodus II, Dr. Richard Ruhling shows a dozen parallels between Egypt at the Exodus and America now. He reminds us that God took Israel from calamity in Egypt to a covenant at Sinai as they became His kingdom and bride, Jeremiah 3:14. A Jewish rabbi wrote, “All those things happened as examples…ends of the world.” 1Corinthians 10:1,11. Ruhling’s Exodus II is available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/348248 and his website also offers insights at http://TheBridegroomComes.com Ruhling offers programming on current events and Bible prophecy and may be contacted at Ruhling7@juno.com