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The Time Has Come for God to Reveal the Messiah, Says Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi at this gathering in the early morning hours of November 9, 2015, Amar agreed that the time had come to rule that God must hasten the arrival of the messiah. In the presence of dozens of colleagues and holding the hands of the two men sitting closest to him, Amar pronounced, “We hereby rule according to the demand of the audience – we see the plaintiff but can’t see the defendant – that God Almighty speedily bring an end and reveal the Moshiach (messiah) in front of our eyes in actuality.”
Twenty five years ago, another Rabbi asked for this ruling to be made, now, twenty five years later at this gathering in the early morning hours of November 9, 2015, Rabbi Amar agreed that the time has now come to rule that “God must hasten the arrival of Messiah”
As a believer of the Torah and the Tanach, (The Old Testament) and as one who also prays for God to speed the day of Messiah’s return, I have a few comments I want to make in regard to this article. What I see here, is that Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi is making this ruling because the audience is demanding it, rather than that he himself feels it is the right time. He has waited twenty five years, but I wonder does he himself really feel now is the right time?
It also seems to me, that the Rabbi is making a ruling on God, more or less ordering God to speedily reveal Messiah in front of their eyes. How long have Rabbis had the power to make rulings on when God must do something?
I heard a preacher say recently, that if Israel’s Messiah were to come and stand before Israel today, preaching and teaching from the Torah and the Tanach, and doing amazing miracles every day, raising the dead to life, healing the blind, the deaf, the lame and the leper, Israel would not recognise Him, he would again be despised and rejected.
That was not the kind of Messiah Israel wanted 2000 years ago, and that is not the kind of Messiah Israel is looking for today. Israel was, and still is looking for a Warrior to lead them into battle against their enemies; a king to rule the world, not a preacher of God’s word, and a man who criticises them and their evil ways, and rejects their false teachings and their corrupt traditions.
Soon Israel will get that Warrior King, but first they will have to accept their suffering Messiah who came 2000 years ago, because the Torah and the Tanach teach that you can’t have one without the other. Read Isaiah chapter 53. Read Isaiah 9:6. Read Micah 5:2. Read Zechariah 12:9-11. But we can see that 2000 years later nothing has changed in their attitude toward their Messiah. However, as Zechariah 12:9-11 shows us so clearly, when Israel finally accepts their “Suffering Messiah”, then immediately they shall see their “Warrior King” Messiah coming to save them from their enemies and to rule over all the earth.
2000 years ago Jesus’ teachings from the Torah and the Tanach, and the amazing miracles He did each day meant nothing; the religious leaders were not interested in a literal translation of what GOD said, they only wanted to study the Talmud and the Gemara (The teachings and traditions of their Sages). They were more interested in their own traditions, and in man’s interpretation of what God said, than they were in what God said.
I have been listening to teaching lessons about the Torah and the Tanach by Jewish Rabbis over the past months, and nothing has changed; they quote the Torah, and then they explain it away using the teachings in the Talmud and the Gemara of what their “wise” men believed God meant, when in fact, what God said made far more sense than what their “wise” men taught. They don’t want to know what God said, because they don’t like what God said, therefore they don’t accept what God said.
Sad to say, the majority of Christians today are exactly the same as the Jews. They don’t want to believe the literal word of God; it’s hard to accept, it doesn’t fit their picture of how it should be, so they spiritualise it to make it say what they think God meant, and the result is that we have weak unbelieving churches all around the world that fit exactly the description of the Loadicean Church of the last days which Jesus gave in Rev 3:15-17.
Speaking to Abraham, and through him to all Israel, God made this promise in Gen 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you. I will use you to bless all the people on earth.” God continues to fulfil that promise today, all around the world God is blessing all the families of the earth through the salvation that came through Abraham’s descendant, Jesus Christ.
So if you want God to bless you, pray for Israel. Pray that God will bless Israel, pray that God will protect Israel from their enemies. Pray that God will remove the scales from their eyes and open the eyes of their hearts, and the eyes of their understanding to the fact that all the Talmuds and Gemaras in the world CANNOT replace “God’s Word.” So pray that God will get the Israelis and Jews studying the Torah and the Tanach which are God’s word, and that they will do away with the ban on reading the New Testament in Israel, and begin to study it also, as it agrees in every way with the Torah and the Tanach, because it is also God’s word.
God’s word will be fulfilled, not the words the “wise men” or “sages” or “rabbis” teach, but what God teaches in His word, because His word is eternal and it cannot fail.