by Elisheva & Akiva at Mystical Paths
Elisheva writes: "but it [Jerusalem] will... remain in its old place..." - Zechariah 14:10
Jerusalem is like a hinge, and Africa and the Arab Plate swings on it. Boom. Right into Iran!
Zechariah 14:4 (Note it says towards the east and the west...) And on that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem from the east. And the Mount of Olives shall split in the midst thereof-toward the east and toward the west-a very great valley. And half the mountain shall move to the north, and half of it to the south...
14:10 The whole earth shall be changed to be like a plain, from the hill of Rimmon in the south of Jerusalem; but it [Jerusalem] will be elevated high and remain in its old place; from the gate of Benjamin to the place of the first gate, until the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel until the king's wine-cellars.
The mosques on the Temple Mount HAVE already falled to quakes, 2 times at least that I have found (and I saw an article today where an imam said 3 times).
Akiva writes : The language in Zechariah 14:10 is quite interesting. There have never been places around Jerusalem called Sha'ar Binyomin (the Gate of Benjamin) or Givat Rimon (the Hill of Pomegranates). All the commentaries say about this is "someplace near Jerusalem". UNTIL NOW!!!
As the wall, and around Jerusalem yes it's a wall, was built around the north east of Jerusalem, a developer build on the land right outside the wall, creating a major West Bank shopping complex. Now, the area north of Jerusalem is called the Binyomin Regional Area (equivalent to Benjamin County in US english). So the developer named his shopping complex...Sha'ar Binyomin, the Gate of Benjamin!
The wall of Jerusalem extends pretty far to the south, all the way to the Jewish town of Efrat. The wall loops right around the southern end of Efrat. In Efrat, the builder named the most southern neighborhoods, of which there just happened to be 7, for the 7 fruits of the holy land. The last neighborhood is on top of a hill, and is bounded by the wall. And it's name is...Givat Rimon, Pomegranate Hill.
These names weren't planned, the namers were not looking into the prophets when they named them. It was just by chance (chance!) that the northern most place on the Jerusalem wall is the Gate of Benjamin, and the southern most is Pomegranate Hill.
Oh, and the new wall of Jerusalem increases the size of Jerusalem 100 times, meaning we can eat our Korbon Pesach in a space large enough to truly fit all of Klal Yisroel.
(Heard from the head of the Hebron Fund, raising money for the Jews living in Hebron.)
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