by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
We've learned a few hard lessons about Moshiach hype here at Mystical Paths. There's been lots of hints, world events that could possibly line up with words of the navi'im (biblical prophets), midrashim, prophetic entries in the Gemora, Zohar, Yalkut Shimoni (a book of compiled prophecies from many sources), and words of modern day mekubalim. Yet with all those hints Hashem has shown a special kindness.
Things are moving slowly and quickly. (The long shorter way?) There's a little detectable build up, a major shift...and then things stabilize in the situation for a while. This is a big chesed min HaShamayim (a kindness from Heaven) as it gives us time to adjust, react and (most important) act.
We will have been like dreamers. The world of the near past, barely yesterday, is already a dream. I try to describe to my children the Soviet Union and the United States with the Cold War and they can't relate. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the (relatively) bloodless crumbling of the Soviet Empire, doesn't mean much to them. 9/11, they were young school children who could see the smoke rising in the distance - a childhood memory they don't understand the impact thereof. Israel leaving Gaza, the World Financial Crisis, the election of Obama and the complete shift of America.
We await that great day, the coming of Moshiach Tzidkaynu and the complete Geulah. The prophecies are our roadmap, indicators of events to happen and for which to prepare. We are not the wise to know exactly which have occurred, whether they will occur at once or be spread over 3 generations, occur in a bloodless (but nonetheless painful) fashion. But we can sometimes notice events that are EXACTLY on prophetic target.
Today we found one... (Pulled from several sources by Daled Amos)
Reports in The Washington Post and The New York Times this week said former U.S. national security advisers Brent Scowcroft, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sandy Berger met with Jones in the White House last month and recommended that the U.S. advance stalled peace talks by proposing its own peace proposal. President Barack Obama attended part of the meeting and listened to the proposal, the reports said.
Only a bold and dramatic gesture in a historically significant setting can generate the political and psychological momentum needed for a major breakthrough. Anwar Sadat's courageous journey to Jerusalem three decades ago accomplished just that, paving the way for the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt.
Similarly, President Obama should travel to the Knesset in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah to call upon both sides to negotiate a final status agreement based on a specific framework for peace. He should do so in the company of Arab leaders and members of the Quartet, the diplomatic grouping of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations that is involved in the peace process. A subsequent speech by Obama in Jerusalem's Old City, addressed to all the people in the region and evocative of his Cairo speech to the Muslim world in June 2009, could be the culminating event in this journey for peace.
Finally, for Obama himself, such a move would be a diplomatic and political triumph. Bringing Arab leaders and the Quartet with him to Jerusalem and Ramallah to endorse his plan would be seen as a powerful example of leadership in coping with the protracted conflict. Since it is inconceivable that the Israeli government would refuse Obama's offer to bring Arab leaders and the Quartet to its capital, most of the American friends of Israel could be expected to welcome the move as well.
This is a senior policy recommendation to President Obama. It's not an event (yet), just a proposal. But this is a proposal that reads RIGHT OUT OF THE NAVI'IM. Keep your eyes on this one. It's the kind of thing that plays to Obama's preferences and fits a large SERIES of prophecies.
That this is even being put on the table is ONE LOUD HINT. It (that great day) may not be tomorrow (G-d forbid), but we seem to be living times right out of the navi'im - so it must (please G-d!) be close.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
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