Monday, October 11, 2010

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Zecharia 14 and the Trail to Hope

jerusalem_air_2 by Dov bar Leib who used to write the End of Days blog but has been on hiatus for the past 2 years.  This appears on both on Mystical Paths and the End of Days blog.  Part 1 of (two or more) parts.

I have not written for a while, because my writing was dependent on the fact that former President George W. Bush would turn out to be Gog.  When this did not occur I withdrew from writing. But now signs of hope have begun to reappear that the end of days are near and the final redemption is at our doorstep.

During Nisan of 5770, the drive by President Obama to divide Jerusalem hit us like a breath of fresh air. As horrible and ominous as this sounds, the fact that the (biblical) prophet Zechariah in chapters 12 and 14 predicts this 2,400 years ago as the clanging of a redemption in its time is enough to calm the nerves as the nations of the world gather against Jerusalem. Let's look at the facts that are inherent in the prophetic scenario.

jerusalem-divide-map Fact #1: Zecharia 14:1-2 Behold a day is coming for HaShem, when your spoils will be divided up in your midst. I will gather all the nations (of the world) to Yerushalayim for the war; the city will be captured, the houses will be pillaged and the women will be violated; HALF of the city will go out into exile, but the rest of the people will not be eliminated from the city.

How could he, the prophet, have known that this is precisely what the nations of the world would want 2,400 years later? This is precisely Obama's, the EU's, Russia's, and the UN's goal. In their minds East Yerushalayim is an illegal Israeli settlement. They accept West Yerushalayim as being part of Israel. So they have no intention of sending those residents into exile. Again how could he have known?

Fact #2: Zecharia 14:10 The entire land will change to a plain, from GEVA to RIMMON, south of Yerushalayim....

These are precisely the geographic limits of modern Yerushalayim. The northern most border of Jewish Yerushalayim is just outside the separation fence between Yerushalayim and the Shomron. It is the community of Geva Binyamin known to the locals as Geva for short (a.k.a. Adam). The southern most community inside the separation fence south of Yerushalayim is Efrat. It is a city built on seven hills. The southern most hill in Efrat is Givat Rimmon (Pomegranate Hill). In short Jewish Yerushalayim stretches from Geva in the north to Givat Rimmon in the south. Again 2,400 years ago how could the prophet have known? How could he have known?


PeaceNow_in_Hebron Fact #3: Zecharia 12:2 ...Also Yehudah will take part in the siege of Yerushalayim. Also Zecharia 14:14 Also Yehudah will wage war against Yerushalayim...

From J Street in America to Peace Now, from former PM Olmert to the present PM Netanyahu there is a turning against Jewish sovereignty over 270,000 Arabs in East Yerushalayim. There is an acceptance of the fact that a Palestinian State will have its capital there. Yet, the logistics are a nightmare. There are over 200,000 Jews living beyond the 67 border in Yerushalayim in twelve Jewish neighborhoods.

How can the Eastern, Northern, and Southern parts of the Capital city be divided up by establishing different water mains, sewage tunnels, and electrical grids one for Israel and another for Palestine? How would international borders between intertwined neighborhoods be set up?

jerusalem_ring_road1 The traffic and road blocks in the "eastern" half of the city would be a nightmare making commerce and moving around impossible. Would Jews living in majority Arab neighborhoods have to leave their properties behind a second time, once in 1948 and once again now? Of course they would simply because it would be unsafe for them to remain. I am sure there would be international condemnation for the reverse situation. Arabs living in majority Jewish neighborhoods would surely be allowed to keep their properties in both eastern and western parts of the city.

Then of course there is the Temple Mount where the Muslim Wakf has systematically gone about destroying every piece of evidence that two Jewish Temples once stood up there. Under UN auspices how much worse would the situation be? Yet Jews want to divide the City. Do you think that the NATO and Russian troops that come to "protect" the new State of Palestine will allow the Jews to remain beyond the 1967 borders in Yerushalayim? What will these naive Jews do then? Will they wring their hands, or will they say that Jews should never have been there to begin with?

Again how did Zecharia know this 2,400 years ago? How did he know that Jews would turn on Jews who live in Yerushalayim?

Fact #4: Zecharia 12:3 It shall be on that day that I will make Yerushalayim for all the peoples a burdensome stone, all whose bearers become lacerated; and all the nations of the world will gather against it.

Ramat-Shlomo2 On March 9th, 2010 Israel's Interior Ministry announced the approval of building 1600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo, a neighborhood beyond the 1967 border in Northern Yerushalayim. American Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton roundly condemned "the expansion of Jewish settlements in occupied territory" on the day that Biden was visiting Israel. Prior to this Netanyahu had specifically mentioned to the world that the ongoing building freeze in Judea and Samaria did not include the annexed parts of Yerushalayim, that building in "East" Jerusalem would continue unabated. Yerushalayim is at the heart of the Jewish people, and nobody was going to tell us whether or not we could or could not build there.

Yet on March 31st, 2010 Obama demanded a four month "East Jerusalem" building freeze in exchange for pressuring PA President Mahmoud Abbas to talk directly with Israel. On April 26th, 2010 it was reported by the Associated Press that sometime after Obama's March 31st demand that Jews stop building in Yerushalayim beyond the 1967 border, Netanyahu quietly stopped the advancement of all building projects in that part of Yerushalayim. This was meant to mend fences with the Obama Administration and to stop all of the public condemnations of Israel for expanding neighborhoods in "East Jerusalem".

In the midst of all this brouhaha tragedy strikes the American Gulf Coast. On April 20th, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil platform blew up causing the worst underwater oil spill in world history. It lasted until July 15th, 2010 with repeated attempts to cap the underwater gusher ending in abject failure time and time again. Each time a promise was made by British Petroleum that the underwater gusher could be stopped, the attempts would fail for one reason or another.  pisgat_zeevUntil on July 15th it was finally capped. Not so coincidently on July 12th, 2010, Netanyahu ended the freeze in East Jerusalem with the approval of 32 new housing units in Pisgat Ze'ev. This came on the heels of a July 6th meeting where Obama actually treated Netanyahu like a mentsch after a disgraceful rebuke at their previous meeting on March 23rd when Netanyahu was not even invited to have dinner.

So here we have it. Obama and Company freeze Jewish growth in Yerushalayim in early April 2010. The worst underwater oil spill in world history commences on April 20th. Obama for now in order to raise Jewish money for Democratic candidates reverses his earlier disrespectful behavior on July 6th. Building in all of Yerushalayim recommences on July 12th. BP caps the underwater gusher on July 15th after a series of repeated failures to do so. America was truly lacerated by its attempt to decide who has the right to live in all parts of Yerushalayim. If this is what happens with a building freeze, what will happen when NATO and Russian troops start removing Jews from their homes. One can only begin to imagine.

The final outcome is known though. Zecharia 14:12-13 This will be the plague with which HaShem will strike all the peoples that have organized against Yerushalayim: Each one's flesh will melt away while he is standing on his feet; each one's eyes will melt away in their sockets; and each one's tongue will melt away in their mouths. It shall be on that day that there will be a great panic of HaShem among them; each one will grab the hand of his fellow, and his hand will be raised up against the hand of his fellow. Again how did the prophet know, how did he know?


Fact #5: Ezekiel 38:3-6 Say: Thus said the L-rd Elokim: Behold I am against you Gog, the prince, leader of Meshech and Tubal. I will lead you astray, and I will place hooks into your cheeks and bring you out wit your entire army, horses and riders, all of them clothed in splendor, a vast assembly, with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords. Persia, Cush, and Put will be with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all her cohorts, the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all its cohorts - many peoples will be with you.

More on this later…

16 comments:

Ami Vider said...

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Devash said...

Dov, you were right at the time, George W was Gog...as long as he held the presidency anyway. And the similarity of his name was meant to draw attention to that. Apparently, Gog is whoever is the leader of the western world at the time the geula takes place. So, Geo W was Gog and now Obama is Gog and if there is time for someone to replace him, that person will be Gog also. That's my take on it anyway.

Devash said...

I'd just like to add to that...this is clearly a process and possibly every president who has been involved with the 'process' which culminates in the whole world coming against Yerushalayim has held the position of 'Gog.' It's not called the "peace process" for nothing. And it started with Madrid during Daddy Bush's term, did it not?

Anonymous said...

gog = 12 =12 tribes =12 lines 3d cube =12 mazalot =12 permutations HAVAYAH and EHEYEH. No one knows for sure how gog umagog fits in with the rest of the prophetic writings like ovadia and the prophecies regarding edonm in isaiah.Some hold it be a war of ruchnius like the ramchal , his view is the accepted view.Think of it amalak which is to be obliterated is 1 1/2 billion people easy ! thats 1/4 of the planet this could only occur via ruchnius not some stupid planes flying over tel aviv , and suddenly Hasdhem had enough ? sounds more like a joke !

Anonymous said...

Id like to comment on the previous post . the only way 1/1/2 billion people could die is if the mayan , and buddhist calenders on the last day is true and that the giant meteor hits earth 2011 . it would cause fire storms hundreds of meters high raging fire all over the planet possibly billions could be killed .This is the name elohim = 86 =nature the name HAVAYAH=26 =8 is above nature ie like pharoahs plagues hit amalak not israel .I dont believe in a push button war . Mashiach will fight all his wars without firing a shot rebbe nachman of breslov likuti moharan . The sage lived at the time of napolean conquering the world he had strong ruach hakodesh and wisdom .

merkavah said...

hay when will it start 2011 january or february

Daniel772 said...

The name Obama is encoded in Ezekiel 38:2-3, starting with the last alef of the word "nessi" (president) and is spelled out in 7 skips. Immediately after the encoding is finished, the very next words are "Behold, I am against you, Gog...". Also, the very next word after "nessi" is "rosh", which equals 501, the exact value of Obama's full name, so this is like a double encoding of "President Obama" in Ez. 38.

Anonymous said...

DOV ber lieb saids 2011 moshiach come weith internation troobs jeruselm

Anonymous said...

thankyou daniel for that awesome chiddush it should be spread to the idf knesset and north american jewry asap !

Anonymous said...

When it happens, we'll all know, but until then predictions about timing will be shaky as they always have been. Much time will be wasted making excuses for past wrong pronouncements on the Web made (at the time) with a great air of certainty.

Anonymous said...

the gaon of vilna says the exodus from exile is before gog umagog , the ramchal has a different take and it seems with him its more spiritual more in ruchniut . What can I say the man was documented to be in constant communication with lofty angelic beings who taught him sec rets from the age of 17 !

pinepainter said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. I love your writings! I found Hashem 10 years ago, due to my love of Prophets writings, the book of Daniel and other Writings in the Tanak. I sort of realized that "commas" were pauses in time and "periods" were several years of time. I was able to get and decode much of the book of Daniel and to my great surprise I matched the Rabbi's commenariies. I did my search with a Unabridged Dictionary that had a time line in it and was able to get the book of Daniel up to the war of Desert Storm/Desert Sheild. and I think even the Dessert Fox (another scirmish after those 2). I think that leaves only 2 paragraphs, but they are loaded with "commas". I really think your right. Pres. Bush was to be Gog, but Hashem stopped him. So, now we get Pres O. I don't think he is the last one either. They are just pawns in Hashem's hands.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

I will publish G-d willing the second half of this article next week. I did not write that Mashiach was coming in 5771 or 2011. I have learned my lesson with regards to giving an informed opinion about that. I will, though, propose a possible scenario that is growing more likely to occur as Obama apparently will lose control of the House of Representatives in three weeks time. His only remaining powers will be in foreign policy. Bli neder, I will post next week.

Anonymous said...

"I will, though, propose a possible scenario that is growing more likely to occur as Obama apparently will lose control of the House of Representatives in three weeks time. His only remaining powers will be in foreign policy."

Nonsense---the power of his Executive Branch to torment businesspeople and reduce private employment through regulatory abuse will still be too much for comfort.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

To the above you are right. Thus saith Glenn Beck,"Cass Sunstein is the most dangerous man in America." He is the regulatory Czar for all new legislation that Obama passed through Congress in his first two years including the Financial Reform Bill. He can regulate private companies out of existence now.

in the vanguard said...

The Yalkut Shimoni the Rebbe cites during the Persian Gulf War is the Midrash that encompasses today's scenario. THAT is the scenarion being played out. That's what the Rebbe said, and THAT therefore is the perspective -that NOW we are in Redemption. Forget Gog, Shmog and Magog. It's nice to play in the Midrash sandboxes but to have the picture from these Midrashim straight - you need a Rebbe to tell you.

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