Thursday, April 9, 2015

Prophecy: Iran and Saudi Arabia: Moshiach

Update:  There may be a few errors in this blog post regarding the Yalkut Shimoni, thank you to Josh Waxman for bringing it to my attention - please see Parsha Blog for a critique with some extra information.

Today's News:

Iran sends navy vessels to waters off Yemen, raising stakes

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Iran dispatched a destroyer and another naval ship to waters off Yemen on Wednesday, raising the stakes amid a Saudi-led air campaign targeting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels fighting forces loyal to the country's embattled president.  The Iranian maneuver came as the U.S. deepened its support for the Saudi-led coalition, boosting weapons supplies and intelligence-sharing and carrying out the first U.S. aerial refueling mission of coalition fighter jets.

2,000 Year Old Prophecy

A medieval Jewish prophecy regarding the coming of Israel’s Messiah appears to correspond to the current situation in the Middle East.

A piece of rabbinic literature [written 2000 years ago] known as the Yalkut Shimoni touches on many future scenarios both for the nation of Israel and for the world. In its section on the biblical Book of Isaiah and the prophecies contained therein, a rabbi cited by the Yalkut Shimoni states:

“That the year the Messiah will arrive when all the nations of the world will antagonize each other and threaten with war. The king of Persia (Iran) antagonizes the King of Arabia (Saudi Arabia) with war. The King of Arabia goes to Edom (The Western Countries, headed by USA) for advice. Then the King of Persia destroys the world (and since that cannot be done with conventional weapons it must mean nuclear which can destroy most of the world). And all the nations of the world begin to panic and are afraid, and Israel too is afraid as to how to defend from this. G-d then says to them “Do not fear for everything that I have done is for your benefit, to destroy the evil kingdom of Edom and eradicate evil from this world so that the Messiah can come, your time of redemption is now.”

We can see examples of this prophecy unfolding – On September 25, 2007 Ahmadinejad spoke at the UN Assembly and said that “soon the regimes of the Western world will fall and be destroyed. This threat is not just an ideology, we know based on Israeli and world intelligence that Iran has a secret nuclear plant where it is producing nuclear warheads for their missiles.

Another interesting fact recently published in the world press is that astrologers see this winter as the “Nuclear Winter” in which the Western world will be destroyed by Iran with Nuclear weapons [which matches up with ancient prophecy].

This clearly indicates the pending probability of a Third World War, the likes which we have never seen before, to be initiated by Iran. Based on the Prophecy mentioned, the war will have three stages:

Stage One – President of Iran threatens and antagonizes the King of Saudi Arabia

Stage Two – The King of Saudi Arabia turns to the West for advice and protection.

Stage Three – Iran opens fire, starts Third World War and destroys the West.


joshwaxman said...

Yalkut shimoni was not written 2000 years ago. The earliest dating has it 11th century and the more accepted dating is 13th century.

y said...

It is not nuclear weapons, they will use weaponized ebola and one other virus that effects reproductive organs.

Devorah said...

Well that's comforting to know !

Devorah said...

Josh: I have added an update with a link to your blog post. Thanks for the heads up.

Dora Lauren said...

Shimon Bar Yochai said that 7th sign of Moshiach is when Ishmael goes to Yemen and Edom chases him there.

Real Breslov said...

The discussion on Josh's blog is excellent, some great points raised by all. I tend to be a believer that this Midrash is speaking of today.