You may find the title of this post rather odd. However, after reading this it just might make sense.
Revelation 11:4—And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Many Bible scholars have speculated as to who these two witnesses will be. It is fairly obvious that one of them is Elijah the prophet. The debate has been the identity of the second one: is it Enoch or Moses. This is a study in itself that is worth looking at. Here is an older post that deals with Elijah the prophet:
A few weeks ago, as the year began with tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia,this was seen as the fulfillment of a messianic Jewish prophecy found in the ancient Jewish holy book known as the Yalkut Shimoni.
The Yalkut Shimoni, which is a compilation of rabbinic commentary on the Bible, is believed to have been written in the 13th century.
Speaking about the relevant passage in the Yalkut Shimoni, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, otherwise known as the Klausenberger Rebbe, said, “Remember these words. Now, perhaps, they are not understood, but in time, they will be, and they will be a source of chizuk (strength) to Am Yisroel (the Jewish people).” The Klausenberger Rebbe was an Orthodox rabbi with thousands of followers in the years prior to World War II. Most of his followers were murdered in the Holocaust. The Rabbi himself died in Israel in 1994.
What was the prophecy of the Yalkut Shimoni that the Klausenberger Rebbe knew would bring comfort and strength to the Jewish people at a future date? The Yalkut Shimoni predicted that the year the Messiah would appear, the “King of Persia [Iran] will provoke the King of Arabia [Saudi Arabia].”
Rabbi Yizchok said: ‘The year that Melech HaMoshiach [Messiah the King] will be revealed, all the nations of the world will be provoking each other. The King of Persia (Iran) will provoke the King of Arabia, and the King of Arabia will go to Edom (the West) to take counsel, but the King of Persia will in turn, destroy the entire world. The nations of the world will be outraged and panicked. They will fall on their faces, and they will experience pains like birth pangs. Israel too will be outraged and in a state of panic and ask, where do we go? But say unto them, “My children, do not fear, ‘Higiyah zman geulatchem’ [the time of your redemption has come]. And in the last redemption will be different from the first which was followed by further bondage and pain. After this last redemption, you will not again experience any further pain or subjugation.”
Now I want to share what is being reported from Jerusalem as of today.
Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Amar, the former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, was seen hosting Rabbi Baruch Abuhatzeira, known as the Baba Baruch and son of the late Baba Sali, who was one of the greatest Kabbalists of our generation. Rabbi Baruch Abuhatzeira related to present events in Israel and how they are directly related to the imminent arrival of their Messiah.
“It is finished and from today on, the years in which Ishmael (the Arabs) rule over the Jews are finished,” he stated. “There are signs the Messiah is imminent.”
Beseeching God, Rabbi Baruch called out, “Enough already! The nation of Israel can no longer bear it. Everything that is happening today, in Israel and all over the world, may the evil ones be cursed, it is spoken about in Kabala.”
Rabbi Baruch then referred to what is written in the Zohar. The Zohar is known as Judaism’s central mystical Jewish text. Here is what he stated regarding the divine reward for the nation of Ishmael and its ultimate downfall.
“God gave Ishmael 100 years for every year until he was circumcised; 1,300 years to rule in the land of Israel. Now we see that the end of this time has come. They were here, they ruled over the land, they received their reward, now it is time for the Nation of Israel to rule in their land. It is time for the messiah and the redemption, when Israel will rule over all of the land. Not this part belonging to them and this part belonging to us.”
Rabbi Baruch ended his message with a special blessing: “With God’s blessing, we will merit seeing this with our own eyes, the arrival of the Messiah, who will subdue them and send them out from our land.”
As you watch this telecast in Hebrew, notice how eager the orthodox Jews are in anticipation of the arrival of Messiah. For the record, I do not acknowledge Kabbalah or Jewish Mysticism, but realizing that there is indeed an element of deception that exists in these types of writings it is pretty obvious where this headed!
Matthew 24:1-5—And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
John 5:39-43–Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
The Rabbis are unknowingly setting up the nation of Israel about the next big leader being the Messiah, as it will be the Antichrist. He may give the Jews permission to build the Third Temple, as the Third Temple is mentioned in the Book of Revelation Chapter 12 as mentioned above.
Some where there will be two witnesses at the Wailing Wall telling people the truth – Moses and Elijah? Or is Enoch to be one of the two?
Stay tuned as many of us will be watching this from the Upper Mezzanine of the Third Heaven!