A Jerusalem resident familiar with the Kotel was surprised to find water flowing from the stones in a decidedly pre-Messianic manner. Though the source was mundane, it is cause for retrospection into what the signs preceding Messiah will look like when they actually do appear.
The State of Israel is currently celebrating 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem, as well as Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights in 1967. While these miraculous events took most Israelis by surprise, there was one Jew who precisely foretold of their occurrence, as well as that of other significant events, some 200 years in advance.
On Thursday, the day after the holiday of Shavuot, hundreds of people gathered in the Old CIty of Jerusalem for a reenactment of the Temple service known as bikurim, or the “bringing of the first fruits.” The ceremony included a special thanksgiving offering that sealed the recent Sanhedrin ruling establishing the boundaries of Jerusalem for the Third Temple.
A massive lightning storm that hit southern England last Sunday could be a sign that the end-of-days is imminent, a prominent rabbi claimed in Jerusalem on Wednesday, pointing to a hint in the Bible that may specify the British Isle as the target of this pre-Messianic wake-up call.
On Thursday, the Jerusalem Covenant, a document affirming the eternal unity of Jerusalem as the chosen heart of Israel and the Jewish people, was presented to Deputy Minister Michael Oren at a multifaith gathering celebrating Jerusalem’s Jubilee. The document was signed by over 152,000 Israel supporters from around the world.
To mark Jerusalem Day and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority unveiled Thursday 2,000-year-old evidence of the battle for Jerusalem on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple.
Though parts of President Trump’s itinerary while in Israel are still undecided, and the political agenda, especially concerning the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem, are still in flux, for two Israeli rabbis everything about the major political event is clear and revealed.
As Israel’s population increases, manifesting God’s promise to Abraham, the scales are tipping and very soon the majority of the world’s Jews will be living in Israel. Not only does this in itself fulfill prophecy, it will bring about the conditions that Jewish law states are the prophesied Third Inheritance of Israel, creating a new, end-of-days reality in the Holy Land.
The nascent Sanhedrin sent a letter on Monday to US President Donald Trump, calling on him to ascend to the Temple Mount and pray for world peace when he arrives in Jerusalem next week for his first state visit.
If Trump chooses to answer the call, he will not only be making a powerful political statement but enacting precisely what King Solomon described when he first dedicated the Temple 3,000 years ago.