C2C SHOCKING NEWS: 700 YEAR OLD ZOHAR PREDICTS ARRIVAL OF MAGIC JOO MESSIAH IN 2012
Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:52 AM
Tom Horn Shocker On Coast To Coast! Seven-Hundred Year Old Zohar Predicts Arrival Of Jewish Messiah In Year 2012
This last Wednesday on Coast to Coast AM, people were particularly taken with comments I made about the 700-year old Zohar predicting the arrival of the Jewish Messiah in the year 2012. I must give credit where credit is due. I was in my office earlier this year when Dr. J.R. Church of Prophecy in the News called me about my latest research, asking if I was aware that ancient orthodox Jewish prophets in the Zohar had predicted the arrival of their Messiah in the year 2012. I was not, and given that the Zohar is widely regarded the most important work of Jewish Kabbalah, J.R. certainly had my attention. Our conversation lasted about an hour with exciting details I am hoping to write soon, but involved several startling observations including those by a rabbi named Simeon: "When the sixtieth year shall have passed over the threshold of the sixth millennium, the God of heaven will visit the daughter of Jacob with a preliminary remembrance. Another six and a half years will then elapse, and there will be a full remembrance of her …
Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:56 PM
Burnt Coins Found Near Temple Mount
Archaeologists have found a cache of coins that bore char marks from the fires that consumed the Bet HaMikdash, the Holy Temple almost 2000 years ago. Associated Press reports as follows on the electrifying discovery.
Jerusalem - Israel displayed for the first time today a collection of rare coins charred and burned from the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.
About 70 coins were found in an excavation at the foot of a key Jerusalem holy site. They give a rare glimpse into the period of the Jewish revolt that eventually led to the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple in A.D. 70, said Hava Katz, curator of the exhibition.
The discovery comes at a time when Muslims in the Holy Land are attempting to rewrite history by claiming that the Temple never existed. World Net Daily reported as follows on one of many such claims that has become the official Hamas party line in its attempt to drive every Jewish man, woman and child from the Holy Land.
"JERUSALEM – The Jewish temples never existed, and Jews have no historic connection to Jerusalem, declared chief Palestinian justice Sheik Taysir Tamimi today.
Tamimi condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for stressing in Europe this week the long Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
Tamimi claimed "all Jewish rabbis and extremist organizations" as well as Netanyahu are lying when they state Jerusalem was a historically Jewish city.
He called such claims "baseless and untrue."
Jerusalem is an Arab and Islamic city and it always has been so," he said.
Contradicting finds from scores of archeological digs, Tamimi claimed all of Israel's archaeological work since 1967 has not proven "that Jews ever had a history or presence in Jerusalem, or that their ostensible temple had ever existed."
Such claims are not a dry academic discussion but an attempt to delegitimise the entire Jewish presence and claim to the Holy Land. Rewriting the past is indeed an effort to twist the future. Indeed the Wakf, the Islamic religious authority in charge of the Temple Mount has been doing extensive renovations in a manner that destroys Jewish artifacts and structures buried at the site of the Temple Mount and the mosque that was later built upon it. Liveleak.com reports as follows on the efforts of the Wakf to obliterate evidence of a historic Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.
JERUSALEM ? Islamic authorities using heavy machinery to dig on the Temple Mount ? Judaism's holiest site ? have been caught red-handed destroying Temple-era antiquities and what's believed to be a section of an outer wall of the Second Jewish Temple.
"WND today obtained a photograph of a massive trench the Waqf, the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount, have been blasting around the periphery More..of the holy site purportedly to replace 40-year-old electrical cables for mosques on the Mount. The Waqf has steadfastly denied they found or destroyed any Jewish antiquities during their dig. n view in the picture, which was obtained in conjunction with Israel's Temple Institute, are concrete slabs broken by Waqf bulldozers and what appears to be a chopped up carved stone from Jewish Temple-era antiquity."
Heinrich Heine once said, Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.” Attempting to silence the earth itself, to make the land and its secrets party to deceit must surely be put in the same category as the burning of books.
When Jerusalem was under Jordanian control, urinals were put up against the Western Wall. Ancient tombstones were used for paving. Synagogues were razed. There are calls today to internationalise Jerusalem. It is under Israeli control more international than it has been in centuries. Historic sites have been maintained. Access to all people has been assured as never before. The destruction of artifacts and the falsification of the past is nothing compared to what Hamas and al Fatah will do if given control of Jerusalem. As long as Israel is in control of the Holy city and the Holy Land, the world will continue to know of its secrets. The alternative is too grim to contemplate.
Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:11 PM
By SOP newswire2
The hotly anticipated disaster movie "2012" scheduled for worldwide theatrical release this week is already controversial. NASA`s senior scientist for its Astrobiology Institute, David Morrison in an article last week responded angrily to the film`s marketing campaign, saying it exploits people`s fears about the end of the Mayan "long count" calendar in 2012 as leading to global catastrophe. At least one modern Mayan elder named Apolinario Chile Pixtun agreed with Morrison`s point of view, claiming the year 2012 represents "transformation" and the dawn of "a new earthly order", not the end of the world.
According to internationally recognized researcher and author of the new book "Apollyon Rising 2012," Thomas Horn, the biggest secrets related to the year 2012 and this transformative `new earthly order` have been hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years, including in Washington DC and at the Vatican. That secret has to do with what numerous ancient societies believed about the year 2012--that it marked the date on which "the gods" would return to earth, heralding the start of a new pagan golden age.
While the Maya get most credit for fixing this date, they were not alone among ancient cultures around the world that viewed 2012 as prophetically important, says Horn. For instance, the Hindu Kali Yuga calendar started approximately during the Mayan Fifth Great Cycle and also predicts global earth changes around the year 2012. The Cherokee Indians likewise viewed the date 2012 as significant and in a series of prophecies made between 1811-1812 concluded "the Cherokee calendar shall end in the year 2012...[with] the coming of the Pale One once again." Much of the published research by Horn in Apollyon Rising 2012 seems to be unprecedented in the 2012 research community. For instance his claims that the "Vaera" section of the Zohar--written in medieval Aramaic over seven hundred years ago-- includes "The coming of the Messiah" with the fascinating date for "his" appearance set in late 2012. But of all such disclosures, it is the layout of Washington DC and "secrets of the Capitol Dome" as Horn calls them (and especially the Great Seal of the United States and its connection to the year 2012) that most will find fascinating
Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:35 PM
♫ "either was the other’s mine" ♫ ~ Shakespeare
~ Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abe Lincoln ~
ALWAYS LOVE ALWAYS
Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:58 PM
I have been saddened on my many visits to universities to see young people in their teens who do not have a thought in their head that someone else has not put there. They stand before you after only 17 or 18 years on the planet and are already mindlessly parroting the system’s propaganda. Another robot reporting for duty.
- David Icke
It's not like in real life you can be at work, be all friendly to your co-workers and then run into the bathroom throw a bag over your head and run around calling everyone a cocksucker and smearing shit on the walls.
Anti Semites – (noun) people who are hated by a certain category of Jews because they see that organized Jewish Supremacy is intricately linked to the Banker’s Satanic Empire.
- random poster on some blog
Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:15 PM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:28 AM
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“A voice cries out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!’ ” — Somewhere in the Good Book.
The Mayans said the world would end in 2012 and we laughed them off. Then we started having all these fulfilments of end-of-days scenarios. All manner of evil upon the land; skinny jeans, Kurt Darren, load-shedding and major roadworks on Gillooly’s. Inexplicable weather phenomena, snow in Lesotho in November? Durbanites sleeping under blankets two weeks from December? Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns all won matches on the same weekend, yet none of us took note.
The Good Book foretold it. Floods (in the wonderfully named Cockermouth), famine, war (including AfriForums fatwa against the very name Tshwane), son (Mbalula) turning against father (Mthethwa), false prophets proclaiming fake messiahs (Pastor Ray and his fawning over our Great Musical Conductor). A nation thrown into strife as prophesised. Crying out for redemption that had failed the false starts that came before.
Then as all hope was lost the lone voice cried out from the wilderness (of his mind?) and proclaimed the coming of the rider on the white horse as foretold in that massive acid trip known as the Book of Revelations
Himself resplendent in white skin and like the First Coming he came from amongst us, unassuming and humble, Jeremy Cronin, the white messiah to salvage SA. Proclaiming a message of equality and unity, misinterpreted as Marxism by the uninformed. A master whose verse and metaphor was understood by few, derided by many.
The young naysayers raged, crying heresy, racism and all manner of sins against our Sentinel, then as if on cue, celestial confirmations, a star glowing in the dark, in the wasteland deserts of the East Rand, dazzling the ignorant, throwing non-believers into a frenzy and his Coming was confirmed.
All hail Cronin, lord messiah sent from heaven.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:43 AM
This last Wednesday on Coast to Coast AM, people were particularly taken with comments I made about the 700-year old Zohar predicting the arrival of the Jewish Messiah in the year 2012.
I must give credit where credit is due.
I was in my office earlier this year when Dr. J.R. Church of Prophecy in the News called me about my latest research, asking if I was aware that ancient orthodox Jewish prophets in the Zohar had predicted the arrival of their Messiah in the year 2012. I was not, and given that the Zohar is widely regarded the most important work of Jewish Kabbalah, J.R. certainly had my attention. Our conversation lasted about an hour with exciting details I am hoping to write soon, but involved several startling observations including those by a rabbi named Simeon:
"When the sixtieth year shall have passed over the threshold of the sixth millennium, the God of heaven will visit the daughter of Jacob with a preliminary remembrance. Another six and a half years will then elapse, and there will be a full remembrance of her …
"This "sixtieth year" of the Jewish calendar, says J.R., passed over the "threshold of the sixth millennium" in the year 2000.
J.R. followed up in an email:
It was the Jewish year 5760. According to the 700 year-old prophecy, God will visit the "daughter" or remnant of Jacob with a "preliminary remembrance." Just what this preliminary remembrance should be is not clear. But what is clear, is that it is only preliminary. It is not the final arrival of the Messiah to establish the kingdom.
That this "remembrance" should occur around the year 2000 is quite interesting. The prophetic commentary continues by saying that the following "six and a half years" will conclude with a "full remembrance." The thirteenth-century rabbinical commentary continues:
"Then all the nations shall combine together against the daughter of Jacob in order to drive her from the world. It is of that time that it is written: "And it is a time of trouble unto Jacob, but out of it he shall be saved" (Jeremiah 30:7)."
This ancient rabbinical dissertation claims that Rome will be destroyed in the Jewish calendar year 5773, which, in our calendar begins with the new moon of September 2012 and concludes a year later:
"In the year seventy-three [2012 / 2013] the kings of the world will assemble in the great city of Rome, and the Holy One will shower on them fire and hail and meteoric stones until they are all destroyed, with the exception of those who will not yet have arrived there."
Besides the obvious revelations of the Zohar prophecies, another thing that immediately stood out to me was how among other scholars of the implications of the year 2012, a few have pointed to a prophecy by Malachy O’Morgair, or "St. Malachy" as he is known to Catholics, having to do with "the last pope." This prophecy, taken from St. Malachy’s "Prophecy of the Popes," is among a list of verses predicting each of the Roman Catholic popes from Pope Celestine II to the final pope, "Peter the Roman," whose reign would end in the destruction of Rome. According to Malachy’s prophecy, the next pope (following Benedict the 16th) is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus, or "Peter the Roman." He will assume authority during a time of great tribulation, and then "the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible and fearsome Judge will judge his people."
So both the 700-year old prophecies of the Jewish Zohar and 870-year old prophecies of the Catholic St. Malachy focused on the timeframe 2012, with very similar predictions of the rise of a "Messiah" combined with the destruction of Rome.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:11 AM
The Real Bible Code: According to the Torah, Talmud & Zohar (Includes link to Bible Codes Program) (Paperback)
Encoded in the text of the Hebrew Bible are words and phrases that describe people and events, and many times related words are found clustered together to form a code. This work is an advanced program for finding equidistant skip coded words in the Hebrew Bible. (Biblical Reference)
In this book you will find the link to download the Bible Codes Software, enabling you to search the Bible.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:13 AM
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov is often accused by scholars of believing that he was the Messiah. However this was not the case. He speaks of meeting in vision the Messiah and he also claimed that a Messiah would be his descendant. He did believe he had a Messianic mission to prepare for the coming Messianic era of Peace that would be ushered in by his son or descendant. At first Rebbe Nachman believed that his son Shlomo Ephraim would be that Messiah. However when his son died at the age of one year and 2 months he realised that his son was a mystical type of the Messiah who would indeed be his son or descendant.
The Messiah he was referring to was the Mashiach Ephraim. His son's second name Ephraim reveals that this Messiah is indeed the Messiah Ephraim of Jewish prophecy and his son's first name Shlomo or Solomon (which means peace) reveals that he is the Messiah (annointed one) who will usher in the Great messianic Era of Peace. This Messiah is the great Monarch called Henry and Charles in Catholic prophecy and Prince David in Ezekiel. The age of Rebbe Nachman's son is also part of this mystery. This connects the coming Messiah with the number 14 (1 year=12months + 2 months=14 months). This number is of great messinic significance. Also the 2 months represents the passing of 2 centuries and the one year or 12 months represents the year 2012. Like the Rebbe and his son this Messiah would have red hair.
More details about this Messiah is revealed in Megilat Setarim which has been preserved by the Breslover Chasidim. This Messianic Prince will not begin his mission until after the ten years which may refer to 2010. Megilat Setarim: "...and he will go there with all of Israel, and he will then be king of Israel,and this will be after ten years..."This ten years is also referred to in Catholic Marian prophecies. In 2011 he will have a mystical consecration to his mystical bride the Shekhinah/Matronita (Our Lady) and he will enter into his kingship in 2012. Megilat Setarim:"...at first they will not know that he is the one, afterwards each one will come to the realization,that he is the messiah, until all shall know...at the age of twelve years and one day...he will become monarch over the entire world, and that same day he will enter upon the marriage canopy, and she will be eleven years and one day..." Also it states: "...then will be sought for him a soul mate, even though it would be appropriate,that it be done through the Holy Spirit, but since ‘one who loses some thing must search for it’, he will seek a soul mate, and she will be eleven years and one day , the day she enters the marriage canopy with him..."
This Monarch will be the King at first over the Lost tribes of Israel and later he would lead them in establishing his kingdom in Jerusalem. He will bring a new synthesis or unity between Ephraim and Judah i.e Catholicism and Judaism. After 2014
his true mission of his reign and peace and wisdom will begin. Megilat Setarim: "...and he will reveal awesome wisdoms, new things, and he will explain all the introductions of all the wisdoms,after fourteen years..." He will be assisted in his work by a second King who is his brother Messiah Manasseh. Megilat Setarim: "...at the time when he will travel to all the kings, he will command the king to travel to him, and all the ministers to go out to greet him, and afterwards that king will travel with him,to the other kings, and similarly the second king will travel with him,and he will sanctify the holy land..."
Prince William and Prince Harry in bowler hats
He will not be the Messiah that the Jews or the world is expecting: "...there will be great controversy over the Messiah and they will say ‘this is the Messiah? a Messiah in a fancy hat?’and there will still be an evil inclination and the supreme court and the other things that were, only each and every thing will be more beautiful than before and the eyes of each one’s mind will be opened according to his level and they will innovate with a greater understanding than before each one according to his level..."[Megilat Setarim].
Rebbe Nachman also reveals this Messiah's stategy for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land: "...and each of the kings will give him a gift or a province or men for some will grant him a stipend and he will trade with each one, until he shall receive through exchange the land of Israel, for he will give to each one a province near his border and he will receive in exchange a province near the land of Israel, until he shall receive through exchange the land of Israel and he will travel to the land of Israel and in that year that he will travel to the land of Israel, will be the ingathering of the exiles and then all will travel to the land of Israel
and the land of Israel will contain them all, afterwards the land of Israel will expand. At the time he travels to the land of Israel, he will only be king over Israel and he will first send a land map to the capital which is Jerusalem to build there palaces near his palace, for all the kings according to his wisdom..."[Megilat Setarim].
Note 1: The Messiah Ephraim or Messiah Ephriam ben Joseph is often confused with the ultimate Messiah ben Joseph (Jesus) who reigns spiritually since his Ascension into Heaven. Messiah Ephraim is the earthly representative of the Messiah in the temporal realm who will assist in bringing the mission of the Messiah as son of Joseph to its conclusion with the spiritual coming or presence of Messiah [as a thief in the night] to inaugurate his spiritual mission as son of David culminating in the final coming of the Messiah at the end of the world.
Note 2: Prince Harry's descent from Rebbe Nachman
1. Prince William and Prince Harry
2. Prince Charles Philip Arthur George
3. Prince Philip Mountbatten of Greece and Denmark
4. Princess Alice of Battenburg
5. Prince Louis of Battenberg
6. Countess Julie von Hauke (Julia Brody)[married Prince Alexander of Hesse]
7. Feiga Horodenker [married Gershon Brody son of R. Moshe ben Schneur Zalman]
8. Udel Horodenker [married Rabbi Yoske]
9. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov [married Sashia (Alexandra)Brody]
From my blog entry [16 September 2007] on the Davidic ancestry of Prince Harry and Prince William.
"There have always been persistent claims that the Mountbatten/ Battenberg family are Jewish through Julie Von Hauke. These claims are true as Julie von Hauke was the adopted daughter of Countess Sophie [de la Fontaine]von Hauke and Count Maurice von Hauke. Maurice and Sophie came from Frankist families. They adopted two children of Gershon Brody the son of Rabbi Moshe ben Zalman [who was baptised as a Catholic in 1820]. These two children were called Julie after Rabbi Moshe pseudonym Leon Yulievitch and her younger brother Aharon was also called Alexander after his great grandfather Alexander (Sender) Brody and Rabbi Moshe's use of the name Piotyr Alexandrovitch at his baptism. However in 1830 their adopted father Count John Maurice von Hauke was killed defending Grand Duke Constantine and their adopted mother Sophie died in 1831 from the shock of seeing her husband murdered. The Czar took charge of the upbringing of the children of the Von Hauke family. Julie was later made a lady -in-waiting of the Empress whose brother Alexander of Hesse fell in love with the young Polish countess. As Julie was a descendant of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov they eloped to Breslov where they were married in 1851. Rabbi Moshe Cordovero believed that the Messiah would be a Marrano and Rebbe Nachman stated that the Messiah would be his descendant who would be the Emperor of the World. What Messiah is this? This is Messiah Ephraim who is called in Jewish tradition the Messiah Anointed for War. His description in the Jewish tradition is similar to that of the promised Great Monarch Henry (some prophecies call him Charles) in the Catholic prophetic tradition. He would be a good child who later would become wayward until his deep conversion to God. The prophet Jeremiah speaks of him as Ephraim and the prophet Ezekiel as Prince David. Like the biblical Ephraim he will be the younger brother of the Messiah Manesseh (see Zechariah). Like Messiah ben Joseph he will suffer much and like Messiah ben David he is a Conqueror. He is spiritually guided and assisted by the Ultimate Messiah and his Mother (see Sefer Zerubbabel). I hold that the Messiah Ephraim is Prince Henry Charles Albert David [Harry]of Wales and his older brother Messiah Manesseh is Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales. Many Catholics of the past considered the Great Monarch as the Messenger (or angel) referred in Chapter 10 of the Apocalyse."
Note 3: The Ephraimite Messiah and the Great Monarch are an integral part of Jewish and Catholic prophecy. The identification of him with Prince Harry is my own personal speculation based on a reading of these prophecies and the signs of the times. Others may have different opinions on the identity of the great Monarch and I am open to being proved mistaken.
Posted by Athol (Aharon Yosef) at 11:08 AM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:48 PM
by Yehudah Lev Kay
(IsraelNN.com) The Temple Institute began work on the sacrificial altar Thursday, Tisha B’av, the day the Second Temple was destroyed almost 2,000 years ago.
The Temple Institute has already built several of the Temple vessels such as the Ark and the menorah, and has now embarked on an ambitious project to build the altar, which will ultimately measure 3 meters wide by 3 meters long and 2 meters tall.
During Thursday’s ceremony, which took place in Mitzpe Yericho just east of Jerusalem, the Temple Institute laid the cornerstone for the altar and demonstrated how tar will be used to cement the stones together. The Institute plans on bringing the altar to its proper place on the Temple Mount when the Temple is rebuilt.
“Today, Tisha B’av, is not just a time to mourn the destruction of the Temple,” said Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute. “It is also a time to build.”
Rabbi Ariel thanked the more than 100 people who came to the event despite their fasting for Tisha B’Av, and despite the hot weather. The main force behind the construction of the altar, Yonaton Tzadok, was also on hand to explain why its stones were taken straight from the Dead Sea.
“The altar is supposed to represent going back to our roots, to the time of creation when everything was pure,” he said. “We took rocks from the Dead Sea, where it is likely that they were never touched by human hands.”
During the ceremony, many people who came to watch were surprised when they were invited to take part and pour tar onto the cornerstones. Rabbi Ariel first asked if there were any Kohanim (priests) in the crowd, and asked them start. When a woman requested to join in, Rabbi Ariel said "of course" and emphasized that women are commanded to build the Temple as well.
With the sun setting, Tzadok asked for volunteers to come back another day to help build the altar. “Carrying rocks and pouring tar is a lot of work,” he said. “We could use a few hundred people to help.” More information on the Temple Institute
Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:59 PM
Published: Dec. 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM
JERUSALEM, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The shaky calm in Jerusalem's Old City will be tested by a planned "mass pilgrimage" of Jews to the Temple Mount, Israeli analysts say.
Activists say they plan to bring hundreds of Jewish pilgrims to the holy site Thursday morning in honor of Hanukkah, which marks the re-dedication of the Second Temple after it was recovered from Greeks more than 2,000 years ago, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Fierce clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and security forces happened at Temple Mount in October when rumors of a "Jewish takeover" spread through East Jerusalem. The Post said the rumors were fueled by calls from Knesset members and nationalist rabbis encouraging Jews ascend to the Temple Mount with strengthened purpose. Arab clerics interpreted those calls as a plan to invade the site or build a synagogue there, the newspaper said.
The Hanukkah event organizers, the Organization for the Renewal of the Temple, told the Post there was no indication the pilgrimage would cause spark new disturbances. However on Tuesday, ORT members were reportedly accosted by a group of Palestinians at the holy site as the group was heading to the Old City's Muslim Quarter.
Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:17 PM
Subtitle: How did these "Magi", these astrologers, know that this star in the heavens they suddenly saw carried prophetic significance? One of the little known facts is that these Magi set out because they recognized the star carried Messianic prophetic implications! As we study Daniel 9:24-25, we realize how significant this subject is for today, for us, as we await the appearance of Antichrist. Prepare to be shocked, and enlightened.
How did the Wise Men know that the star they saw in the Heavens was so special that they set out on a very long journey on camels to go present gifts to the coming King? Wait a minute!! Who told them about a King? Further, these men were not even Jews; they were pagan worshippers of Zoroaster!
How could they have known anything about the impending birth of the Jewish Messiah that had been prophesied for so many years? If we jump almost 33 years later, we see Jesus weeping over the people of Israel, cursing them because they had not recognized Him as Messiah. Jesus said, "[these horrible judgments will come upon you] because you did not know or recognize the time of your visitation." (Luke 19:44)
We will show that Jesus had every right to expect the people would know when He would appear, because He had revealed the precious timing secret over 600 years before His birth to a prophet named Daniel.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPHECY IN ALL THE BIBLE
The fact that Daniel was a high official of the royal government of Babylon is highly significant in our study, because only high government officials or high religious leaders had access to books. There was no printing press at that time. The three Wise Men were scholars and therefore had access to the writings of Daniel. Further, the three Wise Men were Magi, which was an order of the Pagan Medo-Persian religious order of Zoroaster.(1) The Magi were ancient interpreters of dreams and were astrologers (monthly prognosticators) , enchanters, sorcerers, and magicians.
As we have studied the plan to produce Antichrist -- New World Order -- we have realized the terrible importance of Zoroasterianism. One Black Magick Satanist emailed me in 1999 to tell me that I had better understand Zoroasterianism if I could fully understand the coming Antichrist; he further stated that the Antichrist will have his own "bible", and it was a book written by Friedrich Nietzsche, called, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" . I bought the book and have it in my library today.
The founder of this mystic group of Black Magick practitioners was "Zarathustra", and is pictured many different ways. Many occultists believe Antichrist will be a reincarnation of Zarathustra. Thus can you see the significance of the "Magi" that came to Jesus' following the Star of Bethlehem being the pagan followers of Zarathustra! Remember, the Bible teaches that God commands even the demonic host and that He many times uses evil spirits to fulfill His prophecies [Revelation 16:13-14]
We believe it likely that God used these pagan Magi to recognize the prophetic times, even though His Chosen People, to whom God gave the prophecy in the first place, had long since ignored and forgotten it. We shall study how these "Wise Men" of the Babylonian King came to the point where they fully believed in this specific timetable for the appearance of the Jewish Christ, Jesus.
THE KINGS DREAM THAT PRODUCED THE PROPHECY
King Nebuchadnezzar called the the magi "Wise Men" because they had convinced him they could give him the best advice and interpret any dream. However, today, we would call them witches. Whenever any pagan king of that day conquered another nation, he would take their best young men and their best "Wise Men" to his court to advise him.
We see them in the Bible in the court of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. In fact, the Magi held Daniel in very high esteem, because he had saved the lives of the Magi of Daniel's day. You remember the story:
King Nebuchadnezzar had a horrifying dream sent to him from God, a dream he could neither remember the details nor what it meant. The King gathered together all his "Wise Men", including Daniel, and demanded they tell him what the dream was and what it meant. He threatened all the Wise Men with death if they could not tell him what he dreamed and what it meant. As the King's soldiers were rounding up all the Wise Men to put them to death, Daniel asked for a one-day extension. That night, after much prayer from Daniel and his three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, that God would reveal the dream to Daniel. God did, and King Nebuchadnezzar spared the lives of Daniel, his three friends, and all the Magi. [Daniel 2:1-19]
From that moment on, the Magi revered Daniel and his God-given insights greatly. They did not become believers in God as the only god of the universe; rather, they believed Him to be the most powerful god of that time period, and certainly very powerful during any age. They still remained polytheists.
But, they knew of all Daniel's writings, undoubtedly had copies of the Book of Daniel, and they knew of the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. At the time of the appearance of the Star, they knew they were within a lifetime of this prophecy coming to pass. When they saw the Star, their knowledge of this remarkably precise prophecy, plus the promptings of the Holy Spirit, caused them to embark on the very long journey to Israel to pay their homage to the Jewish Messiah.
Let us now consider this amazing prophecy from the wonderful book of Daniel.
We are going to study the prophecy concerning the timing of the coming of Jesus Christ, given in unbelievable detail 600 years before Jesus was born. You will see that God foretold to the exact day when the Jews would be officially presented their long-awaited Messiah! [Fulfilled to the letter, Matthew 21:1-11]
GOD'S UNPARALLELED MATHEMATICAL PROPHECY
Daniel 9:24-26:"Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem, to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint a holy of holies. Know, therefore, and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the coming of the anointed one, a prince, shall be seven weeks of years, and sixty-two weeks of years; it shall be built again with city square and moat, but in troublous times. And after the 62 weeks of years, shall the anointed one be cut off (killed) and shall have nothing and no one belonging to and defending Him..."
The remaining one week is found in verse 27, and refers to the last seven years of earth's history, the period which we know as the "Great Tribulation" .
The term "Weeks of Years" was a common Jewish term. It meant literally seven (7) years. The term comes from God's commandment in Leviticus 25:3-4 to farm a piece of land for only six years, allowing it to lie fallow for the seventh. This seven-year period came to be known as a "week of years". Therefore, Seventy Weeks of Years was 490 Hebrew years.
Note this prophecy contains three parts:
1. 7 Weeks of Years (49 Hebrew Years)
2. 62 Weeks of Years (434 Hebrew Years)
3. 1 Week of Years (7 Hebrew Years)
At the precise point in history when the 7 + 62 Weeks of Years occurred, Israel could expect Messiah to announce Himself as Messiah. What great news! This means that Israel could not miss Messiah. All they had to do was to be aware of this prophecy, to count the weeks of years and be cognizant of current events in Israel as they unfolded.
The fact that the Jewish people allowed the fact that the "weeks of years" had come to completion at the time of Jesus' birth and ministry is one of the great tragic stories of the entire Bible, and one of Satan's greatest miracles. Once you understand the facts of this truth, your faith will dramatically increase.
This study will show us several things:
1. Why the Wise Men knew the time for Messiah was close.
2. Why Israel missed Messiah.
3. How this applies to us today.
Let us now consider the meaning of the prophecy.
I. The Duration of the Prophecy
This prophecy stipulated that Messiah would be presented to Israel and would be killed after 69 weeks of years had elapsed from its starting point. When we multiply 69 times 7, we understand that the time involved here equals 483 Jewish years. Since the Jewish calendar contains 360 days, we can easily see that this prophecy is precisely 173,880 days long. Therefore, we can expect that exactly 173,880 days after the prophecy started, Messiah would present Himself to Israel as their long-awaited Messiah-King.
II. The Starting Point of the Prophecy (Daniel 9:25a)
In this verse , God said the prophecy would begin "from the going forth (the issuing) of the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem... " At the time God gave Daniel this prophecy, Israel was a slave nation under Babylon; however, God had foretold that this slavery would last only 70 years. This 70-year period was rapidly coming to a close; indeed, non-Jewish history records that the Medo-Persian emperor Artaxerxes issued just such a decree on March 14, 445 B.C. Therefore, precisely 173,880 days from this day should bring us to some significant event in Jesus' life which presented Him to the nation Israel as their Messiah.
III. The Mathematics Of The Prophecy
A. The First Seven Weeks (49 Jewish Years)
If you study the book of Nehemiah, you will find the account of the Jewish pilgrimage to rebuild Jerusalem following King Artaxerxes' decree. The prophet Nehemiah assumed charge of this rebuilding effort, which was carried out in such extreme hardship and danger that the builders carried swords with them as they were building the walls. Thus was fulfilled precisely the prophecy in verse 25b,"...it shall be built again with city square and moat, but in troublous times."
This effort began in 445 B.C. and culminated in 396 B.C., exactly 49 years, just as foretold.
B. The Second Period (62 Weeks of Years, 434 years)
Daniel 9:26 foretells that the "anointed One" would come after this period and would then be killed. This wording is understood by most conservative scholars to refer to Jesus Christ, not at His birth, but at His presentation as the Messiah-Prince. (2) "There were only two events in the life of Christ when He was officially set apart. One was His baptism and the other was His triumphal entry into Jerusalem." (3) This latter event has become known as Palm Sunday. When did Palm Sunday occur? "The Messiah (Jesus) came to Jerusalem on Passover in the year A.D. 32, which was April 6." (4)
C. The two periods combined (7 + 62 = 69 Weeks of Years, or 483 Jewish years, or 173,880 days).
* When we count from March 14, 445 B.C. to April 6, 32 A.D., we have 477 years, 24 days. However, we must deduct one year because only one year lapses between 1 B.C. and 1 A.D. This gives us 476 years, 24 days or 173,764 days.
* Then, we must add 119 days to account for the 119 leap years during these 476 years (476 divided by 4). Now, we have 173,883 days.
* However, there is a slight inaccuracy in the Julian calendar when compared to the solar year. The Royal Observatory in London calculates that a Julian year is 1/128th of a day longer than the Jewish solar year. When we multiply 476 years times 1/128, we get three days. Subtracting three from our figure above, we arrive at the 173,880 days. (5)
Therefore, there are exactly 69 Weeks of Years (173,880 days) between the decree of King Artaxerxes in 445 B.C to rebuild Jerusalem to Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 A.D.!! God foretold to the day when Messiah would present Himself to Israel as their Messiah-King. We see this event recorded in Matthew 21:1-11.
THE MAGI KNEW AND RESPECTED THIS PROPHECY!
Now we come to the next point: God had wonderfully foretold to Daniel the exact day on which Messiah was to announce Himself as King. The learned Magi knew of Daniel's prophecy and of his reputation of reliability in such matters. They knew the story recorded in Daniel, where their own Zoroastrian brethren had not been able to interpret the King's dream, but Daniel's God had revealed it to this Jewish prophet, and Daniel had used this information to save the lives of the Magi! To the Zoroastrians, Daniel was a phenomenal individual, one whom they had greatly respected in every generation of Magi since Daniel.
Therefore, just prior to Jesus' birth, they had to have been buzzing with anticipation, because they knew they were living within the life-time (approximately 30-40 years) of the completion of the specified time period. They knew that, if one was to announce Himself as Messiah in just 30 years, he would have to be born now. Thus were the Magi looking for a sign. The Holy Spirit was also not leaving anything to chance, and was prompting their minds to anticipation and to a proper understanding of what they were about to observe in the Heavens.
Even the gifts which the Magi brought to Jesus suggests that they were being prompted by Daniel's prophecy, and fully understood the prophetic and religious implications of Jesus' birth, ministry, and death. Consider the gifts they presented to Jesus:
1.. Gold--Daniel said in 9:25 that the coming Messiah was to be a "prince". This term denotes royalty, a king. Gold was the perfect gift for a king.
2. Frankincense--God stipulated in Exodus 30:34-36 that frankincense was to be prepared for the "purpose of sacrificial fumigation". (6) Jesus Christ was killed on Calvary as the Perfect Sacrifice which would be acceptable to God to take away the sins of all who would accept it. Did Daniel's prophecy reveal this sacrificial aspect? Yes!! In 9:26, God revealed that Messiah would be "cut off" (sacrificially killed).
Interestingly, frankincense was also used by the priests during the regular service in the Temple. Therefore, this frankincense gift could also point to Jesus Christ as the ultimate High Priestly, an office which He assumed after His ascension into Heaven.
3. Myrrh--The Jews used Myrrh for embalming bodies for burial preparation. (7) Again, the verse quoted above would have prepared the Magi to bring this gift.
It is extremely interesting that two of the three gifts which the Magi presented to baby Jesus related to His death and burial. The Daniel prophecy contained all the information which the Magi needed to know to bring these gifts. They studied this prophecy in its entirety and knew exactly the kind of gifts to bring!
FALSE RELIGIOUS LEADERS LED MILLIONS ASTRAY
The second question is why Israel's spiritual leaders missed this prophecy, when the pagan Magi did not. The answer is really quite simple. Several hundred years before Christ was born, Jewish leaders began to believe and propagate two grievously erroneous teachings. First, they taught that the sacred Scriptures could not be taken literally because they were not totally inspired by God, and thus contained errors. Secondly, they taught that prophecies were not to be taken literally, but spiritually. Prophetic books such as Daniel were not even taught anymore because they contained so much prophecy. After several generations had come and gone, each teaching and believing this nonsense, spiritual leaders of Jesus' day were completely unaware of this prophecy. Thus, they were unaware of the "time of their visitation".
The significance of this study to today is both simple and obvious. The same wrong teaching concerning inspiration of the Bible and its inerrancy is occurring throughout this nation. Most people today are unaware that all 300+ prophecies concerning Jesus' Second Coming are coming to pass or have already occurred. These people are unaware that this has never occurred before. Therefore, many people will miss Jesus' Second Visitation, to their eternal peril.
Jesus said emphatically that we who are familiar with Second Coming prophecy would be able to know that He is close to arriving (Matthew 24:33). Jesus also told us what kind of attitude we Christians are to have as we see His Second Coming approaching. He said:
"What I say to you, I say to everybody: Give strict attention, be cautious, active, alert, and watch!" [Mark 13:37; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This means that each of us should be actively witnessing to our co-workers and friends, we should be very alert to world events as they are occurring, and we should watch our Scriptures daily so the Holy Spirit can keep us true to Jesus Christ as we enter this deceiving time.
But, we need to apply yet another teaching from this prophecy: God is precise concerning the fulfillment of all His prophecies. God told us:
"Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them." [Isaiah 34:16; Ibid]
Not one of God's prophecies shall fail, so He has commanded us to "seek out" the applicable prophecies so we will be aware of them, thus not being surprised when they are fulfilled, and certainly not missing them altogether.
Further, God will fulfill all His End Time prophecies with as much precision as He demonstrated in this prophecy above; however, God has decided, in His great Sovereignty, not to reveal to mankind the precise schedule of the appearance of Antichrist. Jesus has only told us that we will know the approximate season when we see all End Time prophecies coming to pass, altogether. We are to leave the exact timing to God at this End of the Age.
Yet, people everywhere are pressing End Time ministries to set dates. People are so anxious to know that which we cannot know that we are likely to get discouraged when a false date for an event does not come to pass. We must keep alert, and watching, and active for Jesus Christ as we see the prophecies being fulfilled or see the stage being set for their fulfillment. Yet, we must be patient and let God bring it all to pass in His good timing.
To try to set dates is to fall into Satan's trap. He knows that humans get discouraged easily, and he knows how anxious God's people are to be Raptured and in Heaven. Therefore, if he can get us to agonize over specific dates, he knows he can get us mightily discouraged, even to the point of getting some people to lose faith.
Until Jesus does come, we shall triumphantly live our daily lives according to the premise of this poem.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED
"I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line.
"I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
"My past is redeemed; my present makes sense; my future is secure."
"I'm finished and done with low living, smooth knees, mundane talking, cheap living."
"I no longer need prosperity, position, promotions, or popularity."
"I no longer have to be right, first, recognized, praised or rewarded."
"I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power."
"My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear."
"I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed."
"I won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ."
"I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, and preach till all know."
"When He comes for His own my banner will be clear."
AMEN, COME QUICKLY, LORD JESUS!!
We are so very close to the time when Jesus returns for His Church to take them away from the Great Tribulation. If you are not looking forward with anticipation to His Rapture maybe it is because you are not truly saved. Get your heart right with Him today.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
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1. "Dictionary Of The Bible, edited by William Smith, The S.S. Scranton Company, Hartford, CT, 1904, p. 501.
2. John MacArthur, Jr., "The Future of Israel", Word of Grace Communications, Panorama City, CA, 1985, p. 21.
5. Ibid., p. 22.
6. Loc. cit., p. 273.
7. Ibid., p. 592.
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:53 PM
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The Zohar (Hebrew: זֹהַר, lit Splendor or Radiance) is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah. It is a group of books including commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah (the five books of Moses) and scriptural interpretations as well as material on theosophic theology, mythical cosmogony, and mystical psychology. The Zohar contains a discussion of the nature of God, the origin and structure of the universe, the nature of souls, redemption, the relationship of Ego to Darkness and "true self" to "The Light of God," and the relationship between the "universal energy" and man. Its scriptural exegesis can be considered an esoteric form of the Rabbinic literature known as Midrash, which elaborates on the Torah.
The Zohar is mostly written in what has been described as an exalted, eccentric style of Aramaic, a language spoken in the Land of Israel during the Roman Period in the first centuries of the Common Era.
The Zohar first appeared in Spain in the 13th century, and was published by a Jewish writer named Moses de Leon. De Leon ascribed the work to Shimon bar Yochai, a rabbi of the second century CE during the Roman persecution who, according to Jewish legend, hid in a cave for thirteen years studying the Torah and was inspired by the Prophet Elijah to write the Zohar. This accords with the traditional claim by adherents that Kabbalah is the concealed part of the Oral Torah.
While the traditional majority view in religious Judaism has been that the teachings of Kabbalah were revealed by God to Biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses and were then transmitted orally from the Biblical era until its redaction by Shimon ben Yochai, modern academic analysis of the Zohar, such as that by the 20th century religious historian Gershom Scholem, has theorized that De Leon was the actual author. The view of non-Orthodox Jewish denominations generally conforms to this latter view, and as such, most non-Orthodox Jews have long viewed the Zohar as pseudepigraphy and apocrypha while sometimes accepting that its contents may have meaning for modern Judaism. Jewish prayerbooks edited by non-Orthodox Jews may therefore contain excerpts from the Zohar and other kabbalistic works, even if the editors are not literal Kabbalists.
Most of Orthodox Judaism holds that the teachings of Kabbalah were transmitted from teacher to teacher, in a long and continuous chain, from the Biblical era until its redaction by Shimon ben Yochai. Many (most?) accept fully the claims that the Kabbalah's teachings are in essence a revelation from God to the Biblical patriarch Abraham, Moses and other ancient figures, but were never printed and made publicly available until the time of the Zohar's medieval publication. The greatest acceptance of this sequence of events is held within Haredi Judaism. Some claim the tradition that Rabbi Shimon wrote that the concealment of the Zohar would last for exactly 1200 years from the time of destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 CE and so before revealing the Zohar in 1270, Moses De Leon uncovered the manuscripts in a cave in Israel. R' Yechiel Michel Epstein (d.1908), and R' Yisrael Meir Kagan (d.1933) both believed in the authenticity of the Zohar.
Some in Modern Orthodox Judaism reject the above view as naive. Some Orthodox Jews accept the earlier rabbinic position that the Zohar was a work written in the middle medieval period by Moses de Leon, but argue that since it is obviously based on earlier materials, it can still be held to be authentic, but not as authoritative or without error as others within Orthodoxy might hold.
Jews in non-Orthodox Jewish denominations accept the conclusions of historical academic studies on the Zohar and other kabbalistic texts. As such, most non-Orthodox Jews have long viewed the Zohar as pseudepigraphy and apocrypha. Nonetheless, many accepted that some of its contents had meaning for modern Judaism. Siddurim edited by non-Orthodox Jews often have excerpts from the Zohar and other kabbalistic works, e.g. Siddur Sim Shalom edited by Jules Harlow, even though the editors are not kabbalists.
In recent years there has been a growing willingness of non-Orthodox Jews to study the Zohar, and a growing minority have a position that is similar to the Modern Orthodox position described above. This seems pronounced among Jews who follow the path of Jewish Renewal.
The Zohar is rejected by almost all Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Some among them believe the Zohar is collection of ideas based on Midrasim and misinterpretation of midrashic concepts.