Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Death of the Lion of God

Today, January 12, 2014, former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, was buried. He is considered Israel’s greatest military commander, called by the public “the King of Israel” and “the Lion of God.” Sharon’s death became not just the passing of one of Israel’s greatest war heroes, but an intriguing milestone in Rabbi Yitzak Kaduri’s prophecy about the appearing of Messiah. I wrote of this two posts ago when I reviewed the book THE RABBI WHO FOUND MESSIAH by Carl Gallups - the story of Yitzak Kaduri and his prophecies of the Endtime. I‘ve included selected quotes here:
“Yitzak was an orthodox rabbi who was born in Baghdad and moved to Israel when he was young. He lived to be 108 years old and became one of the most respected rabbis in all of Israel. Throughout his life prominent leaders spoke prophetic words to him with mystical portents of his future. 
In 1990, in a meeting with famed Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, these words of blessing were pronounced over Rabbi Kaduri: “You will not pass from this world until you meet the Messiah!”
In November 2003, before the congregants of his Synagogue, Rabbi Kaduri claimed he met the Messiah in a mystical vision and was told His name.
In September 2005, Yitzak said to his followers “I have a word from HaShem (i.e., The Name of God). This revelation will also involve the fulfillment of several prophecies - some ancient, some relatively modern...” Rabbi Kaduri wrote a note where he wrote the name of the Messiah, but ordered that the note not be opened until one year after his death.
During Yom Kippur 2005, Kaduri received a revelation where he mentioned the Messiah would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. Just a little more than two months after Kaduri’s pronouncement on January 4, 2006, Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke and lapsed into a coma. 
On January 28, 2006, twenty-four days after Sharon’s stroke and coma, Rabbi Kaduri died after a brief bout with pneumonia. An estimated quarter million people attended his funeral.
January - April, 2007: Rabbi Kaduri’s final wishes were carried out. A handwritten note, reportedly penned by Kaduri and sealed for the past year was opened. The note was hand written in Hebrew and included this sentence: “He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.” (I included a picture of the note in the original post). As a mystical Rabbi, Kaduri used a technique whereby the first letter of each word in the sentence spells out a name. The name revealed is YeHoShua, a form of the name Yeshua. When his family, friends, and the nation as a whole learned this, there was confusion, disbelief, amazement, and anger. Like the Apostle Paul, Kaduri had an encounter with the Messiah and was at odds with his fellow Jews.”
While Kaduri did not say how long after Sharon’s death the Messiah would appear, the natural inclination is to think that it would be “soon”.  The controversial part is that Yeshua is linked in with this. If after a “reasonable” length of time the Jewish Messiah does not appear in some form, then not only will Kaduri’s reputation suffer, but the identification with Yeshua will suffer as well because it will give the Jewish community an excuse to further dismiss the note and the prophecy. This possibility brings to mind these tantalizing verses in Mark:
Mark 13:21-33: “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. “For false Messiahs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  “But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.”
I believe that Yeshua is the Messiah and the fig tree is modern day Israel. Kaduri testified that he had seen the Messiah in a vision and was told his name (Yeshua). We are all back to waiting again; while some will exemplify the truth of this scripture:
2 Peter 3:3-9 “...knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”  For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
... others will be found faithful. The Biblical Messiah is indeed coming again according to the Father’s plan - may you and I be part of the faithful group. 
Dennis Kananen

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