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Jewish Prophecies and Israel’s Elections   I normally don’t pay attention to Jewish prophecies because they are looking for a different messiah from Christians, rather than Jesus who was and is their real Messiah.  However, there was a well-known Jewish Kabbalist (mystic), Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri [c. 1898(?) – Jan 28, 2006] who made a seemingly impossible prediction about end times that actually came true during the Israeli elections of 2019/2020.  Plus, there are indications or rumors that Rabbi Kaduri knew that Jesus is the true Messiah, although he kept it a secret until his death.    Anyway, Moses once wrote that the best way to tell if a message is from God or not is to wait and see if it comes true. (Deut 18:22)  Kaduri’s prophecy, along with another that he referenced in his book, from Rabbi Sasson Hai Shoshani, definitely came true, so they must have been from God.  There is a third prophecy that is vaguer, from Rabbi Jose ben Kisma, that could be related to the other two, but I will start with Kaduri.    According to Rabbi Eliyahu Merav, he was watching Kaduri take questions, 40-years ago, when someone asked him when the Moshiach (Messiah) would arrive and whether there were signs.  Kaduri answered, ‘When there will be elections but there will not be a government’ Rabbi Meray never forgot that statement because it seemed impossible, but 40-years later, Israel’s unprecedented need for 3 elections in one year fulfilled Kaduri’s prophecy.  Plus, as you can see below, it happened in the year he predicted, 5780.  The full prophecy was recently found in the Kabbalistic school of Nahalat Yitzhak.  Kaduri wrote: "On the eve of the year 5780, the year of corrections [Sept-2019 to Sept-2020], there will not be a government in Israel for an extended period and the various camps will quarrel much without a decision on either side, and then, on Rosh Hashanah [the Jewish new year] itself, they will fight in heaven, the holy side against the side of evil, and G-d and His entourage will decide between them."    In the same book, Kaduri referenced another Kabbalist, Rabbi Shoshani, who prophesied: "There will come on the day that two ministers win the government in the land of Israel. Both their names will be Benjamin and neither of them will succeed in establishing their government or kingship.  On that day, know and understand that the King Messiah already stands at the doorway and on the Sabbath afterwards he will come and be revealed.  Understand this and remember it."    The prophecies came true because Israel indeed didn’t have a government for a long time.  They kept extending the interim government while they went through an unprecedented three back-to-back elections.  Like I said, it happened in the exact year that Kaduri predicted.  Plus, the two candidates who kept failing to form a government were both named Benjamin: Netanyahu and Gantz.  Since neither could succeed, they finally formed a unity government where Netanyahu would serve as PM for 18-months and Gantz would serve for 18-months.  However, one could argue that that government never fully formed because they failed to agree on a budget, which is the first thing a new government must pass.  Thus, the new parliament was dissolved and new elections held March 23, 2021, which was the 4th election in about two years.  4th Election and Another Prophecy   There’s also a 3rd Kabbalistic prophecy, from Rabbi Kisma, which may be related to the other two, but it’s vaguer and there’s no real evidence that it’s being fulfilled.    When asked about the coming messiah, Kisma answered, “When this gate falls down, is rebuilt, falls again, and is again rebuilt, and then falls a third time, before it can be rebuilt the son of David will come.” (Sanhedrin Tractate 98a)    I’ve heard that some people believe the ‘gate falling’ represents the ‘government falling’ and the election process is the rebuilding.  I’m always willing to give the benefit of the doubt until all the data can be collected.  The problem I have is with the ‘counting’ because the original government fell and then they had three elections before the unity government of Netanyhau and Gantz was agreed upon.  Of course, that unity government fell, because they couldn’t pass a budget, but was that just the 2nd fall?  Now, a new unity government has formed between Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid.  Does that new government have to fall to be considered the third fall?  I don’t know, but since I think we will be waiting until Spring-2022 (see section #1), I think it might.   In my opinion, the other two prophecies, from Kaduri and Shoshani, have proven to be true, which show that we are very close to Jesus’ return.  The jury is still out on Kisma’s prophecy, but I think we will find out in the coming year.  Update April 10, 2022   I want to make a quick update on the above paragraph regarding the Kisma prophecy because there’s an interesting development happening within the current Israeli government.  On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, another member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) left the ruling coalition, leaving only 60 members out of the 120 seat governing body. One more defection could give the opposition enough votes to bring down the government in a ‘no confidence’ vote.  Should that happen, it could represent the third fall in Kisma’s prophecy, whereas the “Son of David” is predicted to return before the 4th re-building.  Of course, as I’ve said before, I don’t put as much stock in modern prophecies as I do Biblical prophecies, but when they show signs of coming true, then they deserve a certain amount of attention, as Moses implied. (Deut 18:21-22) Technically, the Israeli Knesset is in recess until May 8, 2022, but they could always call a special session to hold a no confidence vote, as they recently did  to discuss the increased violence.    Israel doesn’t waste any time about holding new elections, usually 2-3 months, but then there’s usually 1-2 months needed to negotiate a new majority coalition, after the election.  Thus, the timing of this potential fall seems to be in line with the fact that this is the last Spring in Daniel’s 70th Seven, as defined by the 2015 nuclear deal.  I mean, it makes sense that the 3rd fall would be fairly close to the rapture (Son of David return) to eliminate any chance for a new government to be formed, even though new polls show that negotiations could be deadlocked again, thus maximizing the negotiation process.    So, to summarize, the Kisma prophecy is not a Biblical prophecy, but it seems to align with the other two Kabbalists prophecies, which did seem to come true.  Therefore, the fact that the Kisma prophecy could also come true, particularly at this time which aligns with Daniel’s prophecy concerning the abomination within the 70th Seven, is noteworthy.  It’s just another interesting aspect to watch.     Illustration of three Kabbalist prophecies click to enlarge Illustration of the three Kabbalist prophecies Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) related pages: The Seals  The 70th Seven The Abomination - Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days Rapture Soon #1. Introduction    Personally, I think the greatest odds for the rapture will be during Spring-2022, more specifically around the full moons in April, May, or June, especially June.  My reasoning for this has always been based on Jesus’ warning about the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, in Matt 24:15, along with Daniel and Revelation, etc.  Matthew 24:15-21 15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel-let the reader understand- 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. … 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now-and never to be equaled again.   In Matthew 24, Jesus is prophesying about future events leading to end times, at which time He warns those who are in in Judea to flee to the mountains when the abomination is set up.  That coincides with those who are depicted as being in the mountains, during the 6th Seal, who see the Lamb (Jesus) in the sky and are scared and mourning. (Rev 6:15-17)  In fact, the signs in the sun, moon, and stars, during the rapture (gathering in the sky), in Matthew 24:29-31, perfectly match the same signs during the 6th Seal.    It’s clear that the rapture happens immediately after the abomination because the two groups in Matthew 24:22-31, following the abomination, are the same two groups in Revelation 7, following the 6th Seal.  One group (the 144,000 Israelites) are left on earth to endure the Trumpet plagues, since they don’t believe that Jesus was their Messiah, while the other group (Christians from all nations) are taken to heaven for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.  Of course, a person cannot wait until they actually see the abomination to be saved because the rapture will happen too quickly.  The best a person can do is get a general idea of when the abomination might occur by watching the signs that lead to the abomination, from the Book of Daniel, which Jesus specifically referenced.    As I’ve said before, the abomination is mentioned in the Book of Daniel four times: in chapters 8, 9, 11, and 12.  They all give different information, which must coordinate together and make sense at the same time, since they are all the same event.  Two of those instances, 8 & 12, give information about the post-rapture tribulation.  Daniel 11, which was called God’s “Book of Truth” by the angel Gabriel, is the most detailed timeline of events, both before and after the abomination.  Daniel 11 outlines every empire in the Middle East, from Daniel’s time until the antichrist is defeated, with increased emphasis on the final empire, starting in verse 21.  I think all the verses, through verse 30, have already been fulfilled, which means that the uprising and abomination, in verse 31, could happen at any time.    That leaves Daniel 9:27, which is the only instance that contains a clue about the timing of the abomination, since it happens within the 70th Seven.  The main difficulty has always been to identify the ‘confirmation of a covenant with many’, which starts the 70th Seven.  Daniel 9:27 (NIV) “He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven'  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”    It is fairly clear from the verse that the same entity that makes the covenant (agreement or promise) also sets up the abomination and receives God’s “end that is decreed.”  In other words, the party making the ‘covenant with many’ is related to the antichrist or ‘king of the north’, in Daniel 11, which is clearly Iran, based on other events in Daniel 11.  Besides, Iran and their allies, such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad are kind of the arch enemies of Israel.  Long story short, I believe the ‘covenant with many’ was clearly the JCPOA or Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (US, UK, Russia, China, France, and Germany).  I don’t think any agreement could fit the prophecy any better because it was literally between Iran and ‘many’ and has remained controversial for the last 7 years.  The agreement was signed in July-2015, and began implementation in Jan-2016, so it could extend through Jan-2023.  However, there are other clues that lead me to believe that it will happen in the Springtime, and Spring-2022 is the last Spring in that 7-year range.  Why Spring?   The reason I think Spring is the most likely time for the rapture is based on the 2300-day, post-rapture tribulation described in Daniel 8:13-14, combined with Zech 14:16-19, below.  Daniel 8:13-14  [post-rapture tribulation] 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled-the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, and the surrender of the sanctuary and of the host that will be trampled underfoot?"  14 He said to me, "It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated." Zechariah 14:16-19  [Jesus’ 1000-year reign on earth] 16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain. 18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.   This verse in Daniel 8 is essentially a brief summary of the post-rapture tribulation, which establishes that there are 2300-days (78-lunar months) between the ‘rebellion that causes desolation’ and ‘re-consecration of the sanctuary’.  [Note: An ‘evening and morning’ is simply ‘one day’ because that’s the same way the days of creation are given in Genesis.]    The ‘rebellion that causes desolation’ is simply a way of phrasing the uprising and abomination, together, as they are mentioned together in Daniel 11:31.  The ‘surrender of the sanctuary’ is when the antichrist will occupy the 3rd Temple (2 Thess 2:4), after killing the two witnesses (Rev 11:7), which is 1260-days after the abomination.  The ‘host that will be trampled underfoot’ is the armies of the beast who will be defeated at Armageddon.  After that, Jesus begins His 1000-year reign on earth, at which time everyone will celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.  Naturally, the ‘re-consecration of the sanctuary’, which is 2300-days after the abomination, must happen before celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.    That’s why I believe Spring is the most likely time for the abomination, since the Feast of Tabernacles comes approximately 2300-days later.  To be exact, the Feast of Tabernacles, 2028, begins on the evening of October 4th, so counting back 2300-days yields June 18, 2022 Of course, I’m not trying to pick an exact date, but I think the abomination and rapture would have to fall ‘on or before’ that date so the re-consecration would fall ‘on or before’ the Feast of Tabernacles.  If not, the designated nations would have to wait until the following year, given the current Hebrew calendar, which doesn’t seem likely because so much rides on their willingness to worship Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles. (Zech 14 - shown above)   Like I said, I’m not trying to pick an exact date, especially since the abomination could happen several weeks before that date.  That would just mean the re-consecration would happen several weeks before the Feast of Tabernacles.  That’s okay because there are actually Biblical precedents of important events taking place weeks before major holiday feasts.  I mean, the 2nd Temple was completed on the 3rd of Adar (Ezra 6:15), which was approximately 40-days before they celebrated Passover. (Ezra 6:19)  Similarly, the walls of Jerusalem were completed on the 25th of Elul (Neh 6:15), which was approximately 19-days before celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.  So, in my opinion, based on the Biblical examples and the current Hebrew calendar, the abomination and rapture could fall a month or two before June 18th, 2022, but the odds go down afterwards.  Of course, a similar result is obtained for any year, but I used 2022 because of what I said before about it being the last Spring in the 70th Seven, based on the JCPOA.  As always, I can’t guarantee that the rapture will happen by that date.  I can only explain my reasoning and let people decide for themselves.  Why a Full Moon?   I also think that the rapture will happen ‘near’ a full moon (14th to 17th of the lunar month) because almost all the biggest events in the Bible happened near full moons.  [Note: a full moon occurs on the 14th or 15th of the lunar month because a lunar month starts on a ‘new moon’ (dark) and averages 29.5 days.]  To give some examples, the Biblical Flood started on the 17th of the 2nd month (Gen 7:11) and the ark landed on Mt. Ararat on the 17th of the 7th month (Gen 8:4), which means that the Biblical Flood both started and stopped near full moons.  Secondly, God defined the original Passover as being on the 15th of the 1st month (Exodus 12:6), which started their journey from Egypt.  The Israelites reached Mt. Sinai on the 15th of the 4th month (Exodus 19:1), so their journey to visit God both started and stopped on full moons, just like the flood.  Then, God descended on Mt. Sinai with fire and thunder, on the 3rd day, which was the 17th of the 4th month.    Of course, Jesus was crucified on the morning of Passover, which was the 15th of the 1st month, and raised on the 3rd day, which was the 17th, very similar to God’s appearance on Mt. Sinai.    Another example is when the Israelites began marching around Jericho, 15th of the 1st month (Josh 5:10), which means they began their conquest of the Promised Land on a full moon.  That means, in addition to Mt. Sinai, the 40-year Exodus began and ended on full moons.    Additionally, Purim is near a full moon because the war that it commemorates was on the 14th and 15th of the 12th month. (Esther 9:21)  Plus, God also defined the Feast of Tabernacles as starting on a full moon because it always starts on the 15th of the 7th month. (Lev 23:34)     Consequently, I don’t think it’s any accident that 2300-days is almost exactly 78-lunar months (within 1-day), which means the post-rapture tribulation (Trumpets and Bowls) also has the chance to start and stop on full moons, just like the Flood and Exodus.  I mean, if the 6th Seal rapture happens near a full moon, then the 2300th day ‘re-consecration’ would naturally land near a full moon, also.    Plus, if the 6th Seal rapture happens near a full moon, then the Seals would generally start and stop near full moons, since Seal 1 is the resurrection (17th), and Seals 6 and 7 happen on the same day.  So, in my opinion, the abomination and rapture will be near a full moon, causing the Seals to begin and end near full moons, which will also set up the post-rapture tribulation (Trumpets and Bowls) to start and stop near full moons, since they last 2300-days.  It all makes perfect sense to me because God used full moons for the Flood and Exodus, in the beginning, so He is likely to use full moons for the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, in the end.  After all, the sun and moon are like hands to God’s clock (Genesis 1:14), and God is always on time.  Why do I favor June?   Another factor to consider is that June is always gay-pride month, which potentially matches Jesus’ prophecy that reads, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matt 24:37-39)   I’ve said for many years that the “marrying and giving in marriage” was symbolic of gay marriage, since everything in Noah’s time was “only evil all the time.” (Genesis 6:5)  Since there’s nothing evil about normal marriage, it makes sense that Jesus’ prophecy is about gay marriage.  Therefore, the most likely time for that type of celebrating is in the month of June.  I’ve also pointed out that the 6th Seal earthquake will produce a tsunami, based on Luke 21:25-27 and Amos 8:8-9.   The tsunami will appear like a flood, especially on the coast of Israel where Tel Aviv prides itself on being one of the gay-friendliest cities on earth.  In fact, Tel Aviv’s ‘pride-parade’ is normally on the 2nd Friday in June, which lands on June 10, 2022, just days before the full moon on June 13/14, 2022.   Updated below: 4-10-2022