Sanhedrin 97a – “Rebi Yochanan ben Zaccai of Yavnah said: In the generation that Ben Dovid will come, talmidei chachamim, the “pupil of wisdom” known as the Torah sage or scholar, will decrease, and the eyes of the remainder will protrude from sighing and sorrow; many chastisements and many evil decrees will be renewed; one will not cease before another begins.”
It was seven years ago when BibleSearchers Reflections first began to analyze the rabbinic prophetic cycle of the last seven years before the “coming of the messiah” as found in Jewish Talmudic book called “The Sanhedrin’. According to the rabbanim, if the 7th year is a year of wars, then the messiah will be prepared to come in the eighth year, called the “year of the Messiah”. It may be at the Festival of Succot (Festival of Dwellings) or it may be a Pesach (Passover).
The question that kept rising in these studies: if these last seven years before the coming of the Messiah were part of the Sabbatical week of years, when do these last seven years begin? According to the calculations of the rabbis, after the end of the seventh year of the Sabbatical week of years the Messiah will come to dwell with his people.
We witnessed also between 1993 and 2000 a seven year cycle, of which one, the Palestinian Intifada cycle began on Rosh Hashanah 2000 just after Ariel Sharon, the candidate for the Prime Minister of Israel ascended the Temple Mount on September 29, 2000 just before Rosh Hashanah, September 30, 2000. The Second Palestinian Intifada effectively ended after leaving over 1,500 Jewish people dead. One thing that did die on that day in September 2000 was the fact that the Oslo Accord that was signed on September 13, 1993 (Rosh Hashanah, September 16, 1993) was effectively declared null and void. Yet, the observed Jewish Sabbatical Week of Years started on Rosh Hashanah, September 17, 2001 and was completed on Rosh Hashanah, September 28, 2008.
Yet, the seventh year of the Jewish calendar cycle has been heralded by the Jewish sages as being a year of war; the year just before the coming of the messiah. Would this happen in the year of 2001?
The fall festivals in the fall of 2001 occurred as such: Rosh Hashanah 2001 on September 17, 2001, ten days later, Yom Kippur was observed on September 27, 2001; and then five days later the Fall Festival of Succot began on eve of October 1, 2001. As Destination Yisra’el reported on that day:
Destination Yisra’el – “It was a little over nine years ago, on September 24, 2001, the words of esteemed and very popular but aging Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, were broadcast over Israeli TV News. The famous and feared Gog-Magog War was soon to begin. Thirteen days after the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Yehoshua Meiri, a close confidant of the court of the aging rabbi, believed to be over 108 years of age, spoke the following words for Rabbi Kaduri;
Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri – “On Hashanah Rabbah (2001 or Jewish year 5762), the actual war of Gog and Magog will commence and will last for some seven years (Rosh Hashanah 2008 on the Jewish year 5769).”
Thirteen days later on the evening of October 7, 2001, the celebrations of the Jewish holiday Hoshana Rabbah, the 7th day of Sukkot, began. Precise to the minute as the sun was setting in the western horizon, on the eve the festival day (October 8, 2001) began, the US and British forces began an aerial bombing campaign against the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan and the War against Terror had begun…"
Seven years later, did the Gog Magog War against Terror end? As prophesied three weeks earlier by the revered 108 year old Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, on the eve of Hoshanah Rabbah, the 7th day of Succot, the 3rd GogUMogog War (Gog-Magog War) would begin. Also according to the rabbinic understanding is the fact that World War I and World War II inclusive with the Holocaust against the Jews were regarded as Gog-Magog I and II respectively. As we have seen a major world war did begin? Yet did it also end seven years later?
As reported by BibleSearchers Reflections in the article titled, “The 2008-2009 World Economic Collapse – G-d’s Judgment in the Gog-Magog War” which Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri called GogUMogog III was called the “War against Terror” or the “War on Terror”. It lasted only seven years as Rabbi Kaduri had prophesied. On Rosh Hashanah 2008, it would be effectively over.
On that day on the eve of Rosh Hashanah 2008, September 29, 2001, when the American Jewish congressmen were quickly voting on the TARP Act in order to quickly leave and go home to celebrate Yom Kippur, the New York Stock Exchange collapsed 777 points; the Number of G-d. Ten days later on Yom Kippur, the Great Day of Judgment, the finance ministers of the G8 were meeting to try to figure out how to save the economies of the world. Five days afterwards, when on the eve of the Festival of Succot on October 13, 2008 had begun and by Hoshanah Rabbah, the 7th day of Succot, on September 21, 2008 and Shemini Atzeret, the 8th day of Succot, the world economies were in a freefall. The War against Terror was rolling in reverse and effectively over.
According to the Vilna Gaon (Rabbi Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman), one of the great giants of Torah in the 18th century understood that the coming of the Messiah will be a “process” until the Great Day of the L-rd when the messiah is fully revealed. This “process” could take a couple of hundred years. Yet, it will be fulfilled when the G-d of Israel comes down with all the holy angels advancing upon Jerusalem to destroy all those nations surrounding Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.
The fulfillment of the rabbinic prophecies concerning “The Last Seven Years before the Coming of the Messiah” appear also to be a “process” that may take upwards to three Sabbatical Weeks of Years (21 years) that include:
- The Oslo Accord Peace Cycle (1993-2000),
- The Second Intifada War Cycle (2000-2007,
- The global Seven Year GogUMogog Israel-Islamic War Cycle (2001-2008) before;
- The global Seven Year GogUMogog Economic War Cycle (2008-2015) and finally;
- The coming of the Messiah somewhere between Rosh Hashanah 2015 to Passover 2016.
These Jewish messianic concepts that we have seen fulfilled are quite different than the concept of the “Return of the Messiah” held mostly by the Catholic and Protestant Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel Christians. According to many Christian literal interpretations of the coming of the Messiah, they state that the day of the Revelation of the Messiah will be an “event”. It will be heralded by a great shout and the blowing of the Great Shofar (Rosh Hashanah), yet the day of judgment will come, according to Christian Dominionists, when the Christians conquer the world and Planet Earth becomes global Christianity.
Of course the Roman Catholic believe that the messiah is already here, and when Rome rules the world, the full manifestation of Jesus Christ the messiah will rule within your heart, as far as those that believe that the Vicar of Christ in the Vatican stands as the messiah’s representative on Planet Earth. In fact, we are standing on the cusp of a major and epic event that will herald the arrival of the last Pope in the Vatican as we know it today; the retirement or possibly the death of Pope Benedict XVI and the rise of the Last Pope, Peter the Roman.
Yet to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel, your Messiah that is yet to come is found visibly etched in the prophets of Israel and Judah. He is literal and he will rule Planet Earth as HaShem’s representative on Planet Earth. And the process which warns the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel that it is time to get ready is imbedded within the prophecies of the TaNaKh (Old Testament). This whole and will be culminated with the restoration of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel (Ezekiel 36), then the redemption of “All Israel” (Ezekiel 37 and Zechariah 10) of the House of Israel and the House of Judah, and finally the final war, “GogUMogog War” (Zechariah 12,14; Ezekiel 38-39).
Looking at most of Christianity today, they are clueless! The Secret Rapturists believe that they will “secretly” be taken away, but ‘where to’ is up for discussion. The pre-Millennialists like Seventh-day Adventists believe in the literal coming of the Jesus Christ as an “event”, but the earth will be destroyed in a scorched earth apocalyptic destruction, and all the Adventist “saints” will be transported somewhere to heaven towards Orion or beyond.
Yet, the Jewish rabbanim have come to the conclusion that the Messiah will come as early as Passover and complete the consolidate his “Kingdom of G-d on earth” during Succot, called the Festival of Tabernacles; that is when G-d comes down to “tabernacle or dwell” with His people. We now ponder this rabbinic prophecy in the Talmud Sanhedrin 97A which appears to suggest the seven year Sabbatical week of years will be seven literal years before the Messiah will be fully revealed to the inhabitants of all nations, the judgment by the G-d of Israel is complete, and His people, the Jews of the House of Judah and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will be redeemed.
Let us now look at these final four years in the collections of passages in the Talmud in the Sanhedrin 97a, as we read:
Sanhedrin 97a – “Rebi Yochanan said: In the generation that Ben Dovid will come, talmidei chachamim, the “pupil of wisdom” known as the Torah sage or scholar, will decrease, and the eyes of the remainder will protrude from sighing and sorrow; many chastisements and many evil decrees will be renewed; one will not cease before another begins.
Then the prophecy continues to outline in miniature vignettes, what will happen on each preceding year. So let us continue to read and plug in the dates as they relate to :
Talmud Sanhedrin 97a - “In the first year (2010), the following prophecy in Amos 4:7 will be fulfilled “I caused it to rain on one city, but, on another city, I did not cause it to rain.”
In the second year (2011), there will be a “slight famine” in which according to Rashi, “no place will be completely satisfied”.
In the third year (2012), “famine will be great, and men, women, children, pious people, and men of good deeds will die; Torah will be forgotten by those who learned it.”
Rabbi Karro – “Eliyahu welcoming the Moschiah and His Merkabah”
It appears that Rebi Yochanan’s prophecy, as it was being prophesied almost 2000 years ago, are today being opened up as “prophesy revealed”. As we analyze, those last seven years may not actually fall on the specific Sabbatical Week of Years; Rosh Hashanah 2001-2008 and Rosh Hashanah 2008-2015. Instead they may fall on the 8th Year of the final two Sabbatical Weeks of Years after the collapse of the cursed Oslo Accords, when the Messiah will be fully revealed.
So we look today, as the first year begins after the start of the Jewish New Years on Rosh Hashanah 2009 (Year 2010), we might witness the first two prophetic years, Years 2010 and 2011 do match with the first two years of this Sanhedrin prophecy of Rabbi Yochanan that began on Rosh Hashanah 2009 and 2010. Will 2010 to 2012 be the final three years of the Great Drought in Israel that took the Sea of Galilee hovering down over the “black line” where they could not pump any more water from the Kinneret Sea without permanently harming the water aquifers below?
On March 20, 2012 Rabbi Lazer Brody wrote on his blog, “Where is the Deterrence?” the following:
Rabbi Lazer Brody – “The worst form of blindness is spiritual blindness, where a person refuses to use the gift of his eyes for the purpose that Hashem intended. Hashem is bombarding us with messages, but the overwhelming majority fails to see. I don't enjoy being the wake-up megaphone, but there's no choice. It's time to put aside the iPods and the Chinese restaurants, and to realize that our people have entered a period of greatest danger.
The Holy "Ohr Hachaim" - Rabbi Chaim ben Attar - writes that the generation survives by virtue of its Tzaddikim (holy or righteous men). When a tzaddik dies, it's not because of his own misdeeds, Heaven forbid; he dies as a korban chataat, a holy flawless sin-offering that atones for the generation, tantamount to a ritual sacrifice in the Holy Temple, may it be rebuilt soon, amen.”
Then Brody geta to the heart of his blog. The Land of Israel is in mortal danger, and many of the great and holy rabbis, the Rabbanim, are coming to the ends of their lives just before the Moschiah Yisra’el arrives, even at very old ages, just like Rabbi Yochanan prophesied two millenniums ago.
Rabbi Lazer Brody – “The above concept alone is enough to stimulate anyone from spiritual slumber. This past month alone, our people have lost 3 holy tzaddikim - the Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva, the Nodvorner Rebbe, and the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, all of saintly and blessed memory. And as we write these words, Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg and Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv - both spiritual pillars that this generation stands on - are fighting for their lives.
We the Jewish People defy nature. Hashem has shown his compassion by enabling Rabbis Scheinberg and Elyashiv - both over 100 years old - to remain with us and to continue leading our way. Both have crystal-clear minds. May Hashem lengthen their days in good health, amen. Yet, we can't be complacent. It's not the lives of Gedolei Yisrael that are on the line - it's the lives of every one of us."
Rabbi Brody changed to the real meaning of the blog when he began to reveal, as he wrote above, that numerous of the modern sages of Judah are ending their life, just before the Moschiah Yisra’el arrives. Then Rabbi Brody continued:
Rabbi Lazer Brody – “We must ask ourselves - where's the deterrence? Just hours ago, a ruthless agent of the darkest evil gunned down Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, his two small sons, and 8-year old Miriam Monsanego on the streets of Toulouse, France. When there's deterrence in Israel, the gunmen outside of Israel think twice.
But in Israel, as even the secular media now laments, there is no deterrence. We're not even referring to Nasralla and the Hizbolla, who are arming themselves to the hilt with anti-aircraft, chemical and biological weaponry. Nor are we talking about the Arabs in Judea and Samaria, who are making life miserable on our cherished brothers and sisters there, with daily and potentially deadly rock attacks and carjackings especially against female motorists. Yet, within Israel, the ugly head of homegrown Arab terror has exposed itself recently in such places within the so-called Green Line as Hebrew University and Ramla.
So where's the deterrence?”
Before the final “Revelation of the Messiah” is completed, Rabbi Lazer Brody is demonstrating that the day is soon to come, first in Israel and then to the whole world, that there is not one for any of use to depend upon. All we will have is HaShem, the G-d of Israel to depend upon as the Jewish sages have warned centuries ago in the Tractate Sota 49b. So Brody asks:
Rabbi Lazer Brody – “So why do we still depend on a wobbly reed that has lost all its deterrence? Why do we depend on the morally bankrupt leaders that are much more concerned with their stock portfolios and their luxury apartments than they are with the security of our children in the south of Israel and on the northern borders? What legitimacy do they have when they handle the Hamas and Hizbolla with kid gloves yet destroy the homes of Jews in Migron?
- Why are we silent?
- Why aren't we tearing the Heavens open with prayers for Rav Scheinberg and Rav Elyashiv?
- Why is it "business as usual" when our Bnai Akiva emissary to France is murdered together with his two little sons?
The terrorists are only disciplinary rods in Hashem's hands; Hashem wants us to wake up fast. If you love your family and your people, here's what you need to do right now:
Do your very best to strengthen your emuna (faith in the sovereignty of the G-d of Israel and that He is capable of doing what He states He will do!) and to talk to Hashem every day, begging mercy for our people (Our brothers the Jews and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel). Our own politicians, with all their bravado, admit that the scenarios are not pretty.
Men, take upon yourself the mitzva of tefillin. This way, the "Name of Hashem shall be upon you." The Lubavitcher Rebbe of saintly and blessed memory began his tefillin project worldwide right before the Six-Day War in 1967; according to the Kabbalists, this invoked the Divine Compassion that tipped the scales so miraculously in Israel's favor.
The fun and games of cheap thrills and meaningless games are over. Hashem wants us to return to Him in complete teshuva (repentance).
The transgressions of adultery, homosexuality, and violating the Sabbath carry the most severe spiritual penalty called ka'ret. We must all do our utmost to promote and preserve personal holiness and the sanctity of Shabbat.
We must make a massive effort to encourage aliyah (returning to live in the Land of Israel). Israel is the Land of Emuna (faith in the Sovereingty of G-d). Please, start praying to Hashem to help you come home to the Land of Israel soon.
We must cast aside the bad habits that we've picked up in Diaspora, and to start living lives of Torah-observant Jews.
Each of the above six points is critical in restoring true deterrence. Once we do, Hashem will deliver our enemies into our hands, preparing the way for the full and complete redemption of our people, speedily and in our days, amen!”
To the Lost Sheep of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, it is your responsibility to begin praying and seeking to reunify your life and focus on the Redemption of “All Israel”. Your salvation comes with the complete reunification of all Twelve Tribes of the House of Israel.
Fulfill that urge that is within your heart to become restored to the brotherhood of Judah and the One G-d of Israel. On a Shabbat morning, go to the nearest Jewish Orthodox Synagogue. Visit, worship and learn there as you begin to acquaint yourself with how to live in peace and harmony with your tribal brothers and sisters of the House of Judah. It will be a most rewarding experience. Only when you spend a few hours praying with the Jews, will you begin to comprehend what coming close to HaShem, the G-d of Israel is all about!
There may be no deterrence until the Maschiah ben Yosef comes, and carries Israel into battle against the nations of the world. Yet, if we think that within Israel, everything in life will be utterly destroyed, let us look at the amazing transformation of the Land of Israel during the last three years before the Messiah is fully revealed and “every eye will see him”. Let us continue to be ready to participate as part of “Klal Yisra’el” when all the tribes, including the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel are participating in one with the Jews of the House of Judah.
If these future days are part of G-d’s vision for our future life, here is the remainder of the final four years of Rabbi Yochanan’ prophecy which appear as the world is sinking into the economic abyss, the affect upon Israel will begin to improve in 2013, and the contagiousness about the coming of the Messiah will become serious by the years of 2014 to 2015:
Talmud Sanhedrin 97a – “In the fourth year (2013), some will be satiated while others are not,
In the fifth year (2014), there will be plenty and people will eat, drink, and be joyous, and the Torah will return to those who learned it.
In the sixth year (2015), there will be voices which according to Rashi depict either the blowing of the shofars (war) or the hints and voices about the coming of the messiah.
In the seventh year (2016), there will be war.”
Then the Messiah of Israel (Maschiah Yisra’el) will come. On Rosh Hashanah 2016, will we be praying with also our brothers of the House of Judah with all of our emuna that the Sovereignty of G-d’s ordained Will has come to its full completion? Will we at that time be expecting that the imminent return of Maschiah ben Dovid (Messiah son of David) be revealed in all his glory? Also at that time, will we as the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel be prepared for the completion of the reunification between the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel with the Jews of the House of Judah?
Pay attention and observe how the Jewish society in the Land of Israel is being transformed into a social culture with increased spiritual enlightenment. It appears that the Jews in the Land of Israel will soon begin with earnestness to prepare themselves to witness and to see the coming of their promised messiah. I pray that you will be one with them!
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