JUST 5 YEARS TILL ‘END TIMES’?
Joseph Farah explains prophecies of 13th-century rabbi
Several years ago, Ludwig Schneider, a German-language scholar, discovered an amazing prophecy dating back to 1217 by a scholarly and highly respected rabbi by the name of Judah Ben Samuel. It is reported that he was given a prophecy about the exact year of Israel’s rebirth as a nation and its redemption.
Because most of his writings were published so long ago – before the invention of the printing press – and in German, few copies have survived. But Schneider has a copy of Judah Ben Samuel’s prophecy about the nation of Israel and the messianic era and has translated the highlights of it into English and other languages for the magazine Israel Today.
The prophecy involves the Jubilee Year cycle every 50 years. In the year Judah Ben Samuel died in 1217, he prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. He made this prediction 300 years before the Turks seized control of Jerusalem in 1517. In fact, the Ottoman Empire did not yet exist yet in 1217.
According to Judah Ben Samuel, 1217 was a Jubilee Year. If he was right, that would also make 1517 a Jubilee Year. Exactly 400 years after the Ottoman Turks took control of Jerusalem in 1517, they were driven out of the city and the Holy Land in 1917 by the Allied forces.
The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the Holy Land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation. Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49 Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.
It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire west bank of the holy land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
The rabbi also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee, Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. The 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in – 2017. Judah Ben Samuel made some truly remarkable prophecies that came to pass, so likely his final prediction will as well.
Read the source here: http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/just-5-years-till-end-times-commence/
One thing this article didn’t mention is the fact that 2018 will be exactly 70 years since Israel became a nation in 1948. The Bible prophesies that “this generation will not pass before all these things happen” in Mathew 24. In another place scripture tells us that a man will live 70 years (one generation.) I made this point in my book on the end times that I published just a few weeks ago. This coincides perfectly. I believe the end times are upon us very soon. Are you ready?
- Just 5 years till ‘end times’ commence? (wnd.com)
- Freemason Timeline Decoded – 2012 / 2016 Antichrist & Bible Prophecy (panoffolin.wordpress.com)