Rabbinic Prophecies over Jerusalem
Some “modern” rabbinic prophecies seem to be proving very accurate about Jerusalem.
So, what is next?
Acknowledgement: This content was sent to me by Edda through an email. In the email, this person was quoted:
How Soon,” by Pastor F. M. Riley – Jim Bramlett
Daniel – 69th & 70th week
The Lord Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey on the 10th day of Abib [Nisan] nearly 2,000 years ago in exact fulfillment of His appearance as the Messiah [King] predicted in Daniel 9:25, bringing the 69 weeks of Daniel to fulfillment on that exact day.
Four days later He was crucified [cut off] in direct fulfillment of Daniel 9:26(a). The Lord Himself verified this truth three times in Luke 19, verses 40, 42, and 44.
Then knowing how precise the Lord is all through His inspired Word, I see no Scriptural reason why the 70th week of Daniel may not commence right where the 69th week left off, with only the 2,000 years of GRACE intervening.
If this should be the case [?], then the Tribulation period [the 70th week of Daniel] will begin on Abib 11 on the Jewish calendar which this year begins at sundown in Israel on March 25th. This date therefore then looms on the horizon as a distinct “possibility.”
Is 2010 the year? We may not know the year, but the season seems to point to Passover.
Quite significantly, the Jews back in November began building an altar according to the exact specifications set forth in the Scriptures. That altar is now complete!
On January 12th KorbanPesach.org, a committee of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, sent an invitation to Jews all over the world to come to Jerusalem on Passover this year to reinstitute the actual, literal sacrifice of the Paschal Lamb.
They plan to buy enough lambs so that every Jew who attends will be able to partake of the meat of their Paschal lamb exactly as specified in Exodus 12.
They are anticipating at least a million Jews coming to Jerusalem to observe the Passover this year, which will occur on March 29-30.
Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel
In 1217 the Jewish Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees.
A Jubilee is a period of 50 years according to Leviticus 25:8-13. Eight Jubilees would then be 400 years.
Sure enough, 300 years later in 1517 the Ottoman Turks seized control of the city of Jerusalem and ruled over it for the next 400 years.
They were finally driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby.
The Rabbi’s prophecy about the 400 years was fulfilled exactly to the year.
The Rabbi had also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.”
This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the holy land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation.
Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49 Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city.
That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.
Anyone even stepping into that strip would be shot down.
Regarding the division of Jerusalem, it was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire west bank of the holy land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel.
So once again the prophecy made by the Rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
But that is still not the end of the matter.
The Rabbi also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin.
The 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017.
The Rabbi’s prophecy has been fulfilled to the letter right up to this present day.
There is then no Scriptural reason to believe it will not continue to be fulfilled exactly as it was given, until the conclusion of the seven year Tribulation in 2017.
This then means that the pre-tribulation resurrection and rapture of New Testament believers will occur this very year; 2010, and that the Messiah and Savior of Israel will return and establish His Millennial Kingdom in 2017, again fulfilling to the letter the Rabbi’s prophecy.
Glory to God! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Jesus is coming for His people VERY SOON! Praise the God of glory! Thank God for the “blessed hope.”
But this could also mean that after, not before, 2017, Messiah will come, which starts a new Jubilee.
Rabbi Vilna Gaon
During the 18th century [the 1700’s] Rabbi Vilna Gaon prophesied that the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem, probably the most magnificent Jewish Synagogue in the entire world, would be destroyed and rebuilt twice, destroyed yet again and built a third time.
He prophesied that when it was rebuilt the third time, then construction would begin on the [third… ?] Jewish Temple.
The Hurva Synagogue was first destroyed by the Muslims shortly after it was originally built.
A hundred years later it was rebuilt a second time.
Then it was destroyed for the second time by the Jordanian army during Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49. It lay in ruins until 2001!
That year the Israeli government and the Jewish people in Israel began rebuilding it again. Now here is the fascinating relation to end-time Bible prophecy…….
The Hurva Synagogue has just been completed, and is scheduled to be dedicated and officially opened in a grand ceremony in Jerusalem on March 15, 2010.
Significantly, the Jewish Rabbinate in Jerusalem has already announced that the plans for rebuilding the Jewish Temple will be presented to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people on March 16, 2010.
The Rabbi’s prophecy wins again!
Glory to God! Thank you Lord Jesus! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! O glory be to God!
Our Lord’s coming for His people is right at the door! Read Revelation 3:8.
Conclusion & Thoughts
Acknowledged is many other ancient prophets besides Daniel.
Here, the emphasis is on the prophecies of the 2 Rabbis.
There are other events I would have expected to occur first before the tribulation started, but I may be wrong.
I am waiting for a “middle east disturbance” which might cause the uncovering of the “fierce leader” to come. Maybe, I am wrong about the timing, or maybe this will occur in 2010.
I would also like to confirm when each Jubilee cycle actually starts and ends. It seems logical that the Messiah would begin his own cycle.
But 2010 is a year to be watchful. We will see what happens next.
But in the meantime, we are running out of time.
I am concerned for lost loved ones.
Bow your head and your heart before the Lord, and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart, and grant you true repentance, and save you, cleanse you, and make you one of His children.
Pray for your families.
The ONLY way anyone is ever “accounted worthy” is to have the “righteousness of Christ” imputed him.
God bless everyone.