Paving the Way for Daniels Prophecy?

In light of recent events, one must ask yourself if we are heading into the fullfilment of Daniels prophecies?

In an Israel Today article, titled :Kerry’s Peace Plan: Divide Jerusalem, Recognize Jewish State,  a New York Times columnist, named Thomas Friedman, who has close ties to the Obama Administration, said that the American Secretary of State John Kerry is about to present a firm (forceful?) American proposal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Obama plan sees Israel withdrawing from Judea and Samaria in stages. Large Jewish settlements would be left intact and under Israeli sovereignty, and Israel would compensate by surrendering some of its territory to the Palestinian Authority. Jerusalem would be divided, and the eastern half recognized as the capital of “Palestine.” Speaking of recognition, Israel would be explicitly acknowledged as the nation state of the Jewish people. There would be no mass return of Palestinian refugees into Israel.

Israel in Prophecy has not been silent regarding the possible identity of Obama as the End of Days Tyrant whom the Jews call Armilus and the Christians call Antichrist, the Man of Sin. We have dedicated various articles to this topic and remain convinced that he is the end of days despot foretold in Daniel. This monster is destined to make a peace treaty with Israel which will catapult us into a world of calamity and despair. This  treaty according to a careful reading of Daniel suggests that the so called Peace Treaty is actually forced upon Israel, which is exactly what is occurring now.

With recent saber rattling by Russia and the back-stabbing deal the US made with Iran, some believe that this could lead to the Biblical prophecy of Gog U Magog of Ezekiel.

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog [the Russian Federation]…and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will…bring thee forth, and all thine army…. Persia [ancient kingdom of Iran], Ethiopia, and Libya with them.” (Ezekiel 38:1–5)

Although Gog  invasion  goes wrong for Iran, Russia, and their confederates (see Ezekiel 38:21), one cannot read this prophecy  and fail to reflect upon the events of recent days involving Iran and its leaders, Russia and its leaders, and the current push by the president of the United States to force Israel into a false peace with the Palestinians, all the while while secretly negotiating a nuclear agreement with Iran (made public in late 2013).

The Obama regime, with Secretary of State John Kerry in the lead, joined with the international community in making an agreement with the Iranian regime that many view as a betrayal of Israel.

 Israeli PM  Netanyahu saw through these Machiavellian machinations, and harshly condemned the nuclear deal with Iran as a massive failure of [United States] foreign policy. “What was reached last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement, it is a historic mistake,” he said, before including: “Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the world.”

We should not fail to take into account HaShem’s promise of safety for the Jewish nation mentioned in various places in the Tanakh. We should also know that while the Obama regime is trying to force this treaty on Israel, the Jewish people have powerful memories of those who have promised to exterminate them – Haman in the Book of Hadassah (Ester) the arch villian in ancient Persia, Nazi Germany in the past and  Iran (Persia) today. Survival by any means necessary pervades their hearts at this stage in history.

Because of this resolve, some believe, just as in the days of Haman, Obama’s fait accompli (something that has happened and cannot be undone – just like the Persian law which condemned the Jewish captives) regarding  conspiratorial deals with Israel’s enemies could result literally  overnight in the war  in Ezekiel.

In a speech before  the  68th Session of the United Nations (2013), Prime Minister Netanyahu himself affirmed:

In our time the Biblical prophecies are being realized. As the prophet Amos said, they shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall till gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their soil never to be uprooted again.

The stage is being set, the players are taking there positions. Will the Gog U Magog war ignite in our days? Only Hashem is in control of all the game pieces. Only He knows the outcome of these events.



 

The Fall of Babylon – Part 6 of Daniel study

Daniel chapters 5 and 6, show the fall of the Babylonian empire under King Belshazzar and rise of the Medo-Persian Empire under Darius the Mede and after him Cyrus the Persian.

It would appear that since the death of Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel had been relegated to a position of lesser influence. But now, here in chapter 5, while everybody panicked concerning some mysterious handwriting which appeared on the wall where the revelries of Belshazzar were taking place, the Queen, possibly Belshazzars mother, remembered the divinely gifted Daniel, who was summoned to foretell the imminent first stage in the collapse of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream-image – the fall of the golden head, Babylon, of which Daniel would now be witness to.

During that evenings debauchery, Belshazzar and his nobles blasphemously drink from sacred Jewish temple vessels, offering praise to inanimate gods, until a hand mysteriously appears and writes upon the wall of the palace – Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin.

Daniel was summoned to interpret the message. Despite the fact that in speaking to Belshazzar Daniel knew he was addressing another ruthless and arrogant autocrat, Daniel did not shrink from delivering his message of reproof and doom. After reminding Belshazzar of the forgotten lesson learned by Nebuchadnezzar, he says, “You his son Belshazzar. have not humbled your heart.” (v 22). “You took the Temple vessels and used them to praise gods of silver and gold, copper, iron, wood and stone that do not see or hear or know anything, but you gave no honor to God, in Whose hands are your soul and all your ways” (v 23).

Mene, Mene – God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel – You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Upharsin – Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

The days of Babylonian supremacy had been numbered and were now complete. Belshazzar had been weighed in the scales and found wanting, and the Babylonian empire therefore broke in pieces as the ascendant star of Medea rose over the world. That very night Belshazzar was slain and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom.

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Old Benedictine Visionary Prophesies of a Harbinger Comet

Astronomers are calling Comet ISON, due to arrive in November 2013, the comet of the century. Astronomers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been sounding the alarm about the potential for a comet or asteroid (which they say would cause massive  tidal waves). Ex0-Vaticanus authors Tom Horn and Chris Putnam also identify this comet with a possible prophecy from a a 12th-century Benedictine abbotess, Saint Hildegard, a Geman born mystic. Her prophecy is as follows:

Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent, by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea, and lose its colonies in the east through a Tiger and a Lion.

Many people believe this nation is the United States, the great melting pot of the world. Its eastern colonies certainly could be the original colonies on the eastern seaboard. The Lion and the Tiger could be two nations who attack America’s Eastern Coast with a nuclear weapon. The national symbol of Iran is the Lion and the tiger that of China. Iran is a bitter enemy of the USA and China certainly has been flexing its power lately.

In the Tanakh, China is called  Sin.  It’s gematria is 120 (not using the sofit form of the Nun).  China has a long standing relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  China has been helping them since the 1980′s with their nuclear program under the supposed umbrella of peaceful usage.  Iran’s president, Ahmadinejad also has a gematria value of 120.   In Gematria Ketana, the zero is dropped making it the value of 12, which is the gematria of GOG.   The word time in the last day prophecy is and also equals 120 (12). Whether all this works out biblically – we will have to wait and see.

Another interesting non-biblical prophecy, from a Jewish source is called the Child Prophecy.

In Jewish tradition, the end of days refers to the times before the arrival of Moshiach. (The messiah) It is supposed to be a turbulent time, prior to an age of harmony between nations.
Theprophesy focuses on the Statue of Liberty, as it apparently figures in the cryptic prophecy of a boy prophet named Nachman who prophesied in the fifth century of the common era.
In the small village of Banam in the Galilee, approximately 420 years after the second temple was destroyed as young Jewish boy gave a prophecy concerning the End of Days.  This boy was a ‘miracle’ child who was gifted with knowledge of Torah secrets from birth.  His prophesy, now called the Child Prophecy is considered the ‘holy of the holiest by the Rabbi of Shomer Emunim.
Rabbi Avraham ben Eliezer HaLevi wrote a special commentary concerning the prophecy and even the saintly Tzemach Tzedek studied the prophecy. Though the prophecy was spoken in a mixture of Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic and Greek, Rabbi Yaakov Nathan has deciphered the fourth part of the prophecy which states: “When the idol of Rhodes is destroyed, know that the end of the wicked kingdom is near.”
The Colossus of Rhodes was a 35 meter tall statute constructed on the Greek isle of Rhodes and was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.  The Colossus was originally built in 280 BCE and stood for 60 years until an earthquake knocked it over. In our modern times, another idol of Rhodes was built which has become the most famous statute known in the world.  Called the ‘New Colossus” this modern idol of Rhodes is erected in New York City and is known as the Statute of Liberty. The Statute of Liberty originally was conceived as a veiled Arab (Muslim) woman and was to be given to Egypt for the Suez Canal, but they refused the offer.  The statute was then re-configured as Lady Liberty and the rest is history.

The prophecy indicates that when Lady Liberty is destroyed, the wicked kingdom (America) will soon come to an end. Hildegard’s prophecy also appears to indicate destruction on the east coast of the USA, possibly as a result of an attack, which of course is the location of the modern idol of Rhodes, Lady Liberty who in reality is a mock-up of the goddess Ishtar.