Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, October 08, 2007

Geula Prophecies

On the last day of Succot, 5768, a very unique delegation came to the Temple Institute in Yerushalayim. The delegation arrived from Papua New Guinea (border of Indonesia and New Zealand) with gifts for building the Bet HaMikdash.

The delegation explained that they regularly learn the bible and when they were studying Sefer Zecharia, Chapter 6;15, ""ורחוקים יבואו ובנו בהיכל השם" Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of HaShem, and you will know that HaShem the Almighty has sent me to you.", they explained that they all agreed that their belief is true, and therefore, they must fulfill this prophecy.

They further explained that Papua has many gold mines and therefore, it is only natural that they bring gold for the Bet HaMikdash. In addition to the gold, they brought more gifts such as precious stones, jewellery, and $10,000 cash for the purpose of preparing the needed utensils for the usage in the Bet HaMikdash.

The Rav of the Temple Institute, HaRav Ariel, accepted the gifts and the excitment was beyond words, "The realization that the prophecies are occuring right in front of our eyes, as it says that far-away nations will come to help build the Temple of HaShem in Yerushalayim, is a sure sign that we are very near the end and all the prophecies will materialize very soon."

The guests from Papua said that although this is their first donation, it is definitely not the last, "Papua also has very expensive wood. We wish to be able to bring woods on boats to Yerushalayim to help build the Bet HaMikdash".

Some of the prophecies that Prophet Zecharia, zs'l, prophesized include the End of Days, rebuilding Eretz Israel, return of Jews to Israel, destruction of Am Israel's enemies, Geula, building of the Bet HaMikdash, and Moshiach's arrival.

Prophet Zecharia also saw visions he did not understand, "ואשוב ואשא עיניי ואראה והנה מגילה עפה (זכריה ה, א. I looked up again and saw a flying scroll." Meforshim say that Prophet Zecharia saw a Sefer Torah flying that was rolled up like a Megilla (scroll).

This prophecy was not understood till Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, z'l, soared up to space with a miniature Torah scroll. During the flight, Colonel Ramon, in a live broadcast, described the symbolisim of taking the Sefer Torah to orbit. 11 days later, the Space ship Columbia disintegrated on its way back down to earth, and all crew members were killed.

The prophecy came true - the prophecy about 'a flying scroll' was fulfilled thoroughly...

Prophet Zecharia, zs'l, also prophesized in Chapter 14 about gathering of nations of the world in Yerushalayim, "ואספתי את כל הגוים אל ירושלם I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for battle.

וזאת תהיה המגפה, אשר יגף יהוה את כל העמים, אשר צבאו, על ירושלם; המק בשרו, והוא עמד על רגליו, ועיניו תמקנה בחריהן, ולשונו תמק בפיהם
This will be the plague HaShem will use to strike all the people from the nations that have gone to war against Jerusalem. Their flesh will rot while they are standing on their feet. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו