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Trend Update: Torah/King David/Coming Messiah, April 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2016 by paulthepoke

Hosea 3:4-5 For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days.

This is the history of Israel since the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In 70 AD they were dispersed out of the land to all the nations. In the early 20th century the Jewish people returned to the Promised Land. In 1948, Israel became a nation again. Now, in the early 21st century we even hear of Jews who believe in Jesus Christ as their Messiah. And that number is growing.

In 2016, Rabbi Yosef Berger finished writing the Torah on a scroll. The ceremony was on the seventh day of the Hebrew month Adar (February 15th on a Gregorian calendar). This day is believed to be both the birthday and the death of Moses.

Rabbi Berger is one of several rabbis in charge of King David’s tomb in Jerusalem’s Old City. David’s tomb is located on Mount Zion. The scroll is to be kept at David’s tomb. It is the rabbi’s dream to present the scroll to the Messiah upon his arrival. The rabbi believes this will help fulfill the requirements to bring about the coming of the Messiah.

The shofar or ram’s horn was blown to consecrate the occasion.

According to Yalkut Shimoni and his teachings from the 13th century, the Messiah will not return until three things are done…“No signs of redemption will be shown to Israel until they seek these three things – the kingdom of heaven, the dynasty of King David, and the building of the Temple.”

It is believed that, “Writing a scroll housed on Mount Zion, where King David is interred, and adjacent to the Temple Mount, will accomplish all three goals in one action,” the rabbi explained.

Actually, Jesus Himself makes a couple of statements regarding conditions of His return.

Matthew 23:39 “For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

The Shema prayer was recited at the end of the ceremony.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

Rabbi Berger’s next project…a book of Psalms written by King David.

Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/64082/special-torah-scroll-written-messiah-completed-photos-jewish-world/#WYFSD9ZXMJeQgtGj.99

Rabbi Yosef Berger

 

 

Isaiah 11:9-10 Universal Knowledge of God

Posted in Gospel, Isaiah, Prophecy with tags , , , , on March 9, 2014 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 11:9 They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

The holy mountain is Jerusalem. It sits on a hill. Thus the phrase, “Let’s go up to Jerusalem”. Is there peace in Jerusalem today March 2014? Right…

“Hurt” in the Hebrew is ra`a`. It can also be translated: to do an injury or hurt, to do evil or wickedly, mischief.

“Destroy” in the Hebrew is shachath. It can be translated: to spoil, ruin, destroy, to pervert, or corrupt (morally). Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

God is promising. Jerusalem will not be injured, spoiled, ruined, destroyed, perverted, or corrupted. Evil or mischief will fall upon the city. A king will be in place who will prevent these things from happening.

Peace in the animal kingdom is equated with peace in Jerusalem.Isaiah 11:8-9 parallels Isaiah 65:25 with this concept.

Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the LORD.

Is the Earth full of Biblical knowledge today in March 2014? This verse says Biblical knowledge will be worldwide. The assumption is a worldly kingdom. It is going to happen just as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11:10 Then in that day the nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; and His resting place will be glorious.

The Hebrew grammar indicates it is the Gentile nations who will seek and enquire towards the root. The root of the line of Jesse is Jesus. The Apostle Paul confirms this root is Jesus in Romans 15.

The idea of a “signal” is consistent with a banner, ensign, or sign that is raised up on a pole. Granted, the language in this verse is figurative. Jesus was literally raised up on a cross. In Him, there will be security and peace.

Isaiah 10:12-14 Assyrian Arrogance, Part 2

Posted in Isaiah with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 10:12 So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness.”

This verse brings to a close the judgment on Israel. The series of four judgments began in Isaiah 9:12. God is proclaiming that His current job in Jerusalem is finished. The phrase, In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away and His hand is still stretched out…, has been completed four times and has come to a close.

Adonai is the Hebrew term that is translated “Lord”. It can mean ruler, master, owner, or sovereign. The word is plural. When Adonai is the term for God, it indicates His absolute sovereignty and greatness (The Doctrine of God, Chester McCalley). God is in charge and not the king of Assyria.

God’s punishment will be directed towards the “fruit” or children of the king.

Look at the adjectives and other translations and how they describe the king of Assyria.

The king’s heart is described as prideful and insolent. The pride is great in magnificence and magnitude. His haughtiness and arrogance are described as glorious and splendorous.

Isaiah 10:13-14 For he has said, “By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; and I removed the boundaries of the peoples and plundered their treasures, and like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants, and my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest, and as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth; and there was not one that flapped its wing or opened its beak or chirped.”

Here is a direct quote from the king of Assyria. God is directly quoting the king. Look at the number of times “my” and “I” are used. “My” is noted three times. “I” is noted five times. This guy is a real team player. He did it all by himself.

The king sees himself as a strong and brilliant leader. There are no boundaries for this guy. He goes where he wants. He admits he steals from others from all of the earth. He brags about conquering and looting. He takes whatever he pleases. No one can contest him as he sees it. This guy is a real leader recognizing the efforts of those around him and supporting him, not!

PaulthePoke

Prophecy Watch & Bible Study

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