- "Israeli Rabbi Says He’s Already Holding Meetings With Messiah" - Ryan Jones, Israel Today News, September 2022
"For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed."
"Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
"Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God." - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)
I have studied Biblical eschatology diligently and seriously for 20 years, specifically regarding the timing of the periods of the tribulation (i.e., the Seals, Trumpets and Bowls), specifically to understand the second advent of Jesus, the rapture of the Church and our required preparation and response - with nothing to gain except understanding.
It is my studied understanding and iron-clad conviction that the 1st Tribulation Seal was broken coinciding with the birth of Jesus. This is confirmed by the statement and testimonies of the Apostles Paul, Timothy and Peter, and by the words of Jesus, Himself. (see link below).
Seals two through four have been broken sequentially, occurring around A.D. 30 to A.D. 90. They have overlapped and continue to increase in intensity and severity.
The 5th Seal has only recently been broken (in the last 75 years, perhaps) and is overlapping and continuing with the previous 4 seals.
A harbinger that the 6th Seal is close to being broken is the revealing of the antichrist.
(NOTE: The 6th Seal begins with a trumpet sounding and the appearing of Jesus in the clouds of the sky 'for every eye to see', the 'gathering of the elect from the four corners of the earth', cosmic and terrestrial cataclysms, the numbering of the 144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel and the 'appearing of an innumerable crowd of every tongue and tribe from earth before the throne of God'.)
For detailed information on the sequences and timing, see this LINK: "Immediately After the Tribulation of Those Days".
NOW, on to Excerpts From The Israel Today News:
"Israeli Rabbi Says He’s Already Holding Meetings With Messiah"
"A recent interview on Israeli radio featured prominent rabbis explaining that the Messiah is just about to reveal himself.
"Rabbi Yaakov Zisholtz told religious broadcaster Radio 2000 that Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky (who passed away earlier this year) had told him that he (Kanievsky) was already in direct contact with the Messiah.
"To understand why religious Jews are taking this seriously, it’s important to know that Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky was considered one of the two or three top rabbis of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Israel.
"And Rabbi Zisholtz says that Kanievsky and others of the mystical “concealed” rabbis had tasked him with informing the public of the Messiah’s imminent arrival.
"Rabbi Zisholtz began his explosive three-hour interview with a warning:
"…the process of redemption is about to start happening very quickly and at a fast pace. It is important that people remain calm and steady to act properly in the right time. “There is a potential Messiah in every generation, and there are righteous men who know precisely who it is. This is, of course, true in this generation.
“Getting the word out now that the Messiah is closer than ever is a matter of life and death. Haven’t you heard of Gog and Magog? That is what is going to happen very soon. Right now, the situation is explosive more than you can possibly imagine. Everyone needs to know whether they are on the inside or if they are going to be left out.”
"He went on to reiterate a number of signs of which prominent rabbis have taken note and that they firmly believe to be evidence of the coming of Messiah
“Rabbi Dov Kook, as everyone knows, is a very righteous man. He is one of the greatest men of our generation…[and] ten years ago, when Israel was suffering from a horrible drought, someone asked Rabbi Kook when the Sea of Galilee will again be full.
“Rabbi Kook responded that when the Messiah arrives, the Sea of Galilee will be full. In a few weeks, the Sea of Galilee will be full for the first time since Rabbi Kook made this statement.”
“Another righteous rabbi said that according to the current situation in heaven, there will not be Israeli elections – rather, there will be a war. If the elections do take place, it’s pointless since it will end like the other elections; no government will come out of it.”
"Decades ago, Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, one of modern Israel’s most revered sages, as well as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, both predicted that Benjamin Netanyahu would be the State of Israel’s last prime minister prior to the Messianic Age. A great many, if not most, of the ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel continue to believe that to be true." (End excerpts).
Whether these are 'newsworthy reports' and whether this is a just another false Messiah or is the Antichrist is yet to be seen. But there is no doubt that the world is spiraling out of control, and the air is full of expectation for the Return of Jesus and the beginning of the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.
Get ready - Stay ready. The Day is at hand!
Your Brother and Friend,