by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Practically daily Iran makes threats against Israel. Not content to merely threaten, the whole world knows they are actively pursuing nuclear weapons capacity. However, when balancing potential genocide against the Jews versus trade deals (France and Russia) and oil supplies (China, Great Britain, and even the United States), gold wins against blood any day. Besides, they can say, no one really knows if their threats are true or hollow. Is it really right to attack a country for a loud mouthed leader? And the UN itself obfuscates and helps cloud the issue, those responsible for nuclear investigation hide their own reports.
People have asked me, do I think Israel will attack Iran? The NY Times thinks nothing of putting Israel at risk by revealing secret plans and practice, but I believe this is just saber rattling by Israel, both for domestic consumption (see, we're doing something!) and to not seem completely weak sitting around while being threatened with genocide. But I don't believe Israel will be the one to take action.
Here's why, the holy writings do more than hint at what will happen, they spell it out:
[Prefix: The inheritors of "Rome" are the Western World, and the primary Western nation of the time. In our time, that means the USA. Similarly, references to Edom are directly tied to Rome, which tie as I just wrote.]
Talmud Yoma 10a - "Rebbi states that Rome is destined to fall at the hands of Persia. Rav states that Persia is destined to fall at the hands of Rome. Question: Can the builders (Persia [Iran], who permitted the rebuilding of the Holy Temple) fall before the destroyers (Rome, who destroyed the Temple)? The sages answer: If the King (Hashem) so decrees."
Yaaros Dvash - Rabbi Yonasan Eibshetz, ztvk"l - "At certain moment the time will come when Moshiach should have already arrived but the redemption has not yet come. The Moshiach will ask how it could be that the time for redemption has arrived and he still undergoes sufferings? The response that he will receive is that he must wait for nine months. Why? In order to wait for the fall of Persia at the hands of Edom, and then the final redemption will come."
Sefer Midrash Eliyahu - The last king in Persia will go to Rome three years, one after the other, until he revolts against it 12 months, and three heroes of war are going against him from the sea, and they will be handed over to him. A very low king, son of a servant, Gigit, will go against him from the sea, and these will be his signs that Daniel [the biblical prophet] saw in him: his face long, between his eyes height(?) (eyebrows?), and he is very tall, and his feet are tall, and his legs are thin.
- Ahmadinejad visited New York, the UN, on September 17, 2005.
- Ahmadinejad visited New York, the UN, on September 20, 2006.
- Ahmadinejad visited New York, the UN, on September 26, 2007.
- Ahmadinejad actually visited actual Rome and the Pope in June, 2008.
Kabbalist Rabbi Daniel Zer, shlita, June 2006 - "...I spoke in the past about Gog Umagog. When the Gulf War broke out, they said that this was Gog Umagog. I told them all: Understand, the Gemara says and the Midrash says and the Zohar says that there is one sign when Gog Umagog is close. Do you know what the sign is?
The Gemara says that the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash started with Paras (Persia, aka Iran), the destruction of the world will begin with Paras. The Zohar and Midrash say that Gog Umagog will begin with Paras. When it was the Gulf War, I told you: as long as Paras is not in the middle of it, this is not Gog Umagog."
Yalkut Shimoni Yishayahu Remez 499 - "Rabbi Yitzchak said: The year that Melech HaMoshiach will be revealed, all the kings (leaders) of the nations will be struggling against each other. The leader of Iran will contest with the leader of Arabia, and the leader of Arabia will go to Edom to get council from them. The leader of Persia will respond and destroy the entire world. All the nations of the world will be trembling and shaking and falling on their faces. They will be seized by pains like labor pains.
The Jewish people will be trembling and quaking and saying: "Where can we go? Where can we go?" And [Hashem] will say to them: My children, do not fear! Everything I did I did only for you! Why are you frightened? Don't be afraid--the days of your redemption have arrived!"
Daniel HaNavi, zt"l 11:40 : "At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through."
This is extensive and seems pretty clear. What we wonder in relation to current events is the trigger. Something happens to or threatens the US sufficiently to overcome a lame duck president with no leverage on military matters. My personal speculation of the moment says this is either a direct terrorist event in the US traced back to Iran, or (and this is supported by further biblical prophecies not included here) a major military event in Basra, Iraq traced back to Iran. Why Basra? It's Iraq's only port, only oil export point. With oil at $130 a barrel and $5.00 at the pump in the US, shutting down Iraq's export capability would be a major blow to world markets (can you say $7.50 a gallon?) And that would get a US response.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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