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I always tell people, if we lived in the time period of the Torah (Bible) our story and news today would have been recorded there, and people would have been studying us, our 'kings', leaders and the decisions we made.
"And the New King of Israel, Ehud Olmert was a king who was not beloved by his people. He made alliances with other kings. Enemies of the Israelite People, yet the Israelite King kissed and embraced his enemies, supplied them with armory, and ceded land. Woe unto the King of Israel for his folly and foolishness. It brought a great upheaval to the nation. The Children of Israel were expelled in the south of the land, and attacked in the North of the land. They suffered under his leadership. But there were some among them that clung to the Torah and the settling of the Land. They were the People of Orange. They believed in the Lord your G-d, and they built their cities. They lived modestly, they prayed for the Temple of Hashem, and their children guarded the land. They planted and built outposts. They sang and danced to the glory of Hashem your G-d. The captains of the hosts came to cut open the heads of the children, and he sent his roaring long armed machines with spider legs to crush the homes that the Orange People built. The people cried, how can our king do this to his servants? But their cries fell on deaf ears, the supreme judges in the High Courts did not hear their cries and did not give them justice. But the Orange Children did not lose faith in the Lord their G-d. They continued to march to the high places where their cities once stood. They vowed to rebuild the homes of their fathers and brothers. The children, the Orange Children pursued, and they did not falter. And in time, when the wicked ones thought they would de-throne G-d and take over His reign, and they would sit and look at their gold in their treasuries, and would not harken to what was righteous, their enemies who feigned to be their friends turned on them. The children of Israel were afraid, as arrows from the sky rained down on them with thunderous noises as G-d wreaked His vengeance on those who turned away from Him. But the Orange People and all who clung with faith to Hashem your G-d, did not fear. They were comforted as G-d delivered justice on all the enemies of Israel, and the Erev Rav from amongst its people. It was after this that the children of Israel who had strayed and known not their G-d, came to honor and praise Him. The Orange People and other G-d fearing Jews taught the righteous ways to their other brothers and sisters without fear of persecution or verbal attacks from the old King's guards. They taught with gladness and song, with dance and with loving kindness. Then, together, all the People of Israel gathered together to rejoice in the Lord, and rebuild Israel's cities and G-d's Holy Temple. And peace, a real peace, reigned in the Good Land that the G-d of your forefather's gave you, to be a holy people."
Those who like to dabble in Gematria and Torah Codes will be fascinated. The Twin Towers, the War of Gog and Magog, U.S. President Bush, Iranian Leader Ahmadinejad, and all the latest news events that have taken place in the world have some interesting connections when Gematria is applied.
Could it be that the future event of the Moshiach coming, is also hidden in the Torah and revealed through some simple gematria equations? Might the Moshiach come THIS YEAR? The year of 5768? No one can predict this, and even if the gematria works out perfectly, we cannot use it or the Torah codes to predict the future. Therefore, though I am hopeful, I remain skeptical. And yet, some of these things below seem uncanny. You decide for yourself.
A request was sent to me to listen to a radio show called, LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS. This show apparently broadcasts in the New Jersey area every 6 weeks or so, and is hosted by Joel Gallis and Dr. Robert Wolf. The information below that you will be reading is based on what they said on their show.
Take a look at this:
The Sept. 11th attack in the USA, found through the Torah codes intersect the word 'twin' with words like Towers, Bin Ladden, terror attack, thousands of people, murders, etc
The Gematria for 'the Twins' = 502
The Gematria for Edom, which is the West = 51
The Gematria for Ishmael, which is the East = 451
51 + 451 = 502 - the same as the numerical value as 'the Twins'
Is this alluding to the war between these two great powers, the Last War, the War of Gog and Magog? Did the destruction of the twin towers mark the beginning of the last war? We learn that the Holy Kabbalist, the 'Ari' (Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534 - July 25, 1572) a Jewish mystic in Safed.) stated that the Last War would begin on the holiday of Hoshana Raba. It is quite interesting to note, that the first bombing attack on terrorist strongholds in Afghanistan, in retaliation for the Sept. 11th attack, happened on Oct. 8, 2001, which was Hoshana Raba. The year this happened, corresponded to the Hebrew year, 5762, the year following the shmita year of 5761.
According to the Vilna Gaon, the sign to know if a war is the 'Last War', it would take place on Hoshana Raba, the year AFTER a shmita year. It did, in 5762.
Now, let's examine these numbers:
King David, the leader of Israel and the head of the line whom the Moshiach would come from, was born in the year 2854 from creation.
If one doubles that year, it comes out to 2854 x 2 = 5708.
5708 on the Gregorian calendar = 1948, the birth of the Modern State of Israel.
King David was anointed king in 2884. If one doubles this year, it comes out to:
2884 x 2 = 5768. Could it be that the year 5768 THIS YEAR, is the year that we will see the King Moshaich, and be redeemed?
Let us examine further...
The years of the events above:
Both end with the number '8'. The number '8' in Judaism is a 'supernatural' number. Perhaps these 'supernatural events' fall in these years ending with the number '8' because they were supernatural?
Other years heralding in huge events that ended with the number '8' were:
The covenant with Avraham
Yaakov going down to Egypt
Our redemption from Egypt
The receiving of the Torah
The death of Moshe Rabeinu (Moses)
The establishment of the modern State of Israel
They also state that the holy Kabalist Rav Kaduri Z"L was told by the Lubavitcher Rebbe that he would see the Moshiach before he died. Rav Kaduri's closest aids said that he had apparently met with the one who is the Moshiach, on Nov. 4th, 2003, though we do not know whom he met with. If indeed this is true and the holy rabbi met with the Moshiach, they claim that something cataclysmic must have happened that day to coincide with the event. Perhaps great light was revealed to the world, or a burst of light energy? Well, on Nov. 4th, 2003, mankind experienced the biggest solar flare explosion ever recorded, totally off the charts.
They also claim, like others, that George W. Bush will be the last president of the United States. They say that BUSH spelled backwards in Hebrew, (shin vuv bet) is SHUV, or 'return', and that in these End Days, the Jewish people, and all of us, need to repent and return to G-d.
They didn't say in this program that Bush is Gog, from the war of Gog and Magog like many of the biblical scholars and researchers I have interviewed on my program, but many believe that George W. Bush is Gog, and will lead the nations of the world (UN Troops, NATO, etc) against Jerusalem, coming from the north, against Israel and the Jews. Iranian leader Ahmadinejad wants to annihilate us, and the West, and this also fits what our prophets fortell.
I will try to get these 2 men who spoke about the gematria on my show for an interview.
Until then, if you'd like to hear the program yourself, go to their website and right click on the May 15th show, the third show down from the top.
So, will the Moshiach (the Messiah) come on the scene THIS YEAR, in 5768?
Again, I am on one hand a little skeptic. I have covered this topic for the last few years, yet at the same time, I am optimistic and hopeful. What do you think?
****Readers Corner: (added Tuesday, Oct. 30th)
Dan from Jerusalem writes me:
News Update: Hadassah hospital: Nefesh Yehudi (A Jewish Soul) detected in PM
Surgeons at Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem announced yesterday that a small Nefesh Yehudi had been detected in PM Olmert yesterday. The Nefesh is microscopic, and is not expected to cause any problems such as interfering with plans to expel 80,000 Jews from their homes in Judea and Samaria. However, to be safe, the doctors decided to remove it.
Sometimes I have items I want to post that don't really deserve to take up a whole blog entry. I have decided to post them as add-ons. That means, that you should should check my blogs frequently, as I will be adding on items to the present blog (last blog posted) and you may not want to miss these little gems. I will also be making a 'Reader's Corner' where, if you have any pearls you'd like to send me, I can post them. One reader, Dan from Herzelia, often sends me quite funny tid bits where he writes satires on today's news. I will be posting them there as well. Please participate and send me your own, and I can then post them if appropriate.
Now, for some fun. These are some things I thought up, and would love for you to send me your own.
Shortest Books Ever Written: (Some, only Israelis will understand and laugh at. Sorry.)
Safe Sex - by Yasser Arafat
Minding My own Business - by Condeleeza Rice
Things I Like About The Jews - by Iranian Leader Mahmoud Ahmadinajad
Standing On My Own Two Feet - by P.A. Leader, Mahmood Abbas
How To Be A Model Prime Minister - by Ehud Olmert
Intelligent Strategies for Foreign Affairs - by Tzippi Livni
My Beauty Secrets - by Yuli Tamir
How To Stop Rocket Attacks - by Former Defense Minister, Amir Peretz
The Art of Knowing When to Go - by Shimon Peres
Why You Can Trust Me - by Bibi Netanyahu
Why BB Loves Me - by Moshe Feiglin
Learning From My Mistakes - by Ehud Barak
Without Daddy's Help - by George W. Bush
Things I Love About Israel - by Bar Rafaeli, co-authored by Avraham Burg
There's More to Blogging Than Sex and Aliyah - Tzvi Fishman (Just joking Tzvi)
Things I Don't Like About Myself - Tovia Singer
Things I Like About Tovia - Tamar Yonah (ha ha ha - We are really good friends folks, don't worry, it's all tongue in cheek)
Add your own 'shortest book' ideas. Post them blow in the COMMENT section.
News Items from Dan:
This will knock your socks off. This last week we read in the Torah portion of Noah, the story of the Tower of Babel. In it, we learn that mankind built this tower in order to reach the heavens, dethrone G-d, and take over. Man wanted to rule their own destiny and did not want to have a G-d over them, telling them what to do and how to behave morally.
We, TODAY, are re-living the story of The Tower of Babel.
Those of you who have been following my radio show and older blog posts of mine know that there is an effort underway to do away with borders and nation states and create a one world central global government. Some people call this the 'New World Order', but by whatever name you call it, it does not bode well for G-d fearing people and patriots of any country.
Please view this 90 second video before reading below: Or click HERE to go to Youtube.
A major reason to form a One World Government is of course, power for those who will head it, and also for that eternal evil: greed for money. In today's global economy, people are running their own 'empires' and they cannot be bothered or hindered by all the separate rules and regulations of the many countries and cultures around the world that they deal with.
For an example, let us imagine that you own a sport shoe factory, and you find that if you move your factory from the USA to China, you can pay the workers 10 cents an hour instead of 6 dollars an hour. And let's say that you also open a factory in Nigeria and the Philippines. No longer are you so concerned about America, Americans, or whether they have jobs. Now YOU are president, but you are president, or emperor, of your own empire. Your goal, for your empire, is to make money, expand, take over markets, and make even more money. And if that means less jobs for your own fellow Americans, so be it. It's not that you hate America, it's just that you believe yourself to be a 'visionary'. You know that the time for the horse and carriage is gone. It's time for the automobile. And so, what if blacksmiths and stable owners will lose their businesses. PROGRESS is at hand, and, hey, one has to move on, and the world will just have to get with it!. This same philosophy goes for today. The time for separate nation states with their own laws, values and borders are gone. It makes 'chaos' and chaos makes for bad business.
Hypothetical case: If you are an oil man (isn't Bush an oil man?) you will want to be able to ship your oil from some mid-eastern country to the Mediterranean, and then over to the USA. If you have to move your oil from Iraq, through Jordan, and then through Israel to the Mediterranean, you won't want to deal with or be bothered with the separate import/export laws of each country. You won't want to have to deal with all the different politicians from these different countries and cultures. And you certainly won't want to bribe so many people to grease the wheels to make your investment move. More middlemen, less profit.
You also won't want to deal with the changing over of currencies from U.S. dollars to Iraqi dinars to Jordanian dinars, to Israeli shekels. It's too costly and too chaotic. Therefore, the thing that makes the most sense to big business people is to make these separate governments beholden to a more centralized and powerful one.
The most obvious agency or organization to take on this role is the United Nations. Already, this international body has instituted global laws and treaties which nation states (after ratification by them) are expected and required to follow. They have their own military and they are stationed all over the globe.
One of the ways that nation states are losing their sovereignty is through the World Trade Organization (WTO). Trade is vital to run economies, and the WTO is one of the ways in which nation states are losing their sovereignty. In order to trade, members of the WTO must cede their power and turn it over to the WTO who will be the final judge in all trade disputes between countries. So, if the USA or Israel one day decide they want to stop or change their trade laws with another country, the other country can take them to the WTO court. They can sue them, and whatever the WTO decides, will be what the USA or Israel needs to comply with. So much for sovereignty and deciding who you would like to trade with and under what conditions.
I do hope that I am explaining this on a very easy basic level for everyone to understand, because since this one brief article, I cannot go into more detail.
Now, to understand how this is all manifesting itself, take a look at the trade blocks that exist today. Europe has united under an umbrella government called the European Union. Most of these countries have lost their currencies, and have taken on the Euro. They have lost their sovereignty on many additional levels as well. Being absorbed into this 'union' or trade block, countires who were once independent must now conform to the interests of the bigger body, the EU.
Regional governments are being formed all over the world today. If you were to put in a google search for the words free trade 2010 you will see the world is breaking up into different trade blocks under the WTO .
The United States looks like it will now be losing its sovereignty as well in a new block called the 'North American Union' not unlike the EU. This is why I believe that U.S. President George W. Bush does not care a hoot about the illegal immigration into his country. He signed an agreement with Mexico and Canada in 2003 to meld together their trade and security and essentially erase the borders of these three nations.
Please see this 4 min video before continuing to read below.
The unification of countries around the world could sound like a good thing. Unity is good. However, it depends what people are uniting under. If it is under TRADE which = money, then it is a very negative thing, because, if the ultimate goal is to make money, then one can cheat, steal, rape companies, deal in the sex trade, drugs, mafia, whatever, as long as they make a profit, because that is the ultimate goal, power and money.
Recently it was reported that Poland was reprimanded and will suffer consequences by the EU because they don't want their school-aged children to be exposed to homosexuality in their classrooms. See: European Parliament Passes Resolution Vowing to Take 'Homophobic' Countries to Court: Slams Poland as "Hateful" for Failing to Allow Promotion of Homosexuality in Schools.
Do you want your culture, value system and the education your child gets, to have to conform to an umbrella government which represents the interests of others, and will make you conform, ...or be punished?
IF countries were to unite under G-d and His morality, unification would be good. But alas, the world is uniting under money making, and a one-world absolute power. They are building today, not a tower, but a one world government. They want to overthrow G-d and take over their own destiny, deciding what is moral (yes, sexual perversity, promiscuity, free abortions at any month of gestation, recreational drugs, is absolutely accepted today).
I guess we will have to wait for the Messiah to herald in a true unified world of goodness.
Oh, and the photos to blow your socks off?
This is a picture of the Tower of Babel. And below that is a picture of the EU Parliament in Strasbourg.
EU Parliament in Strasbourg
Notice how in the EU poster, the people are made of bricks. It is scary to think, that:
1) There is no shame in their attempt to build another tower, and rub it in our faces and G-d's face.
2) The people who built the original tower of Babel wouldn't care so much if a person fell off the building while carrying up bricks. But if a BRICK fell, they would cry and bemoan the loss. What does that say about the way this entity thinks of it's own people????
3) The message on the poster says "Many tongues - One Voice" Is this a taunt at G-d that He may have 'babbled their language", but they are going to speak with one voice anyway?
Please watch this 30 sec video in which U.S. President George Bush describes a New World Order under the United Nations.
Mankind is once again unabashedly trying to overthrow G-d. And they are not even trying to hide it.