23
Mar 19

A Purim "miracle"?

A recent article began thus;

"Is an apocalyptic war on Iran by the US and Israel coming, driven by American Evangelical "rapture" theology of end times prophecy? Pompeo's latest suggestion that God "raised Trump for such a time as this" doesn't bode well for the region, or at least for those who hope to avoid a WWIII scenario. Apparently, Pompeo truly believes that Trump was sent by God to save Israel, and that the Golan is to be the first US bestowed "gift" bringing the world closer to "end times" fulfillment.

Trump is prepared to recognize the Golan heights as belonging to Israel:

Trump Golan tweet
                                               Trump Golan tweet

 

This is indeed a Purim "miracle" causing his Secretary of State to find parallels between Trump and Queen Esther.

EXCLUSIVE Secretary of State Pompeo to CBN News: God May Have Raised Up Trump Like He Raised Up Queen Esther

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2019/march/exclusive-secretary-of-state-pompeo-to-news-god-raised-up-trump-like-he-raised-up-queen-esther

http://www1.cbn.com/content/why-pompeo-says-trump-possible-queen-esther-poised-defend-israel

This has me rather confused as I thought Trump was Cyrus? Perhaps he is both as the Christian-Zionist website suggests:

Is Trump Cyrus or Esther?

Is Trump Cyrus or Esther?

 

Trump Channeling Cyrus on Purim: US Will Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan:

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/125083/trump-channeling-cyrus-on-purim-us-will-recognize-israels-sovereignty-over-golan/

Well, whether he is a King or a Queen he certainly supports Israel....I wonder what his "peace" plan has in store? Both Muslims, Jews and Christian-Zionists believe they can force the return of the "messiah" (or install their own messiah/mahdi) if they foment enough trouble in the Middle East......is it a case of "build it and he will come".....or..."destroy it and he will come"? In any case Christian-Zionists will be safe as they will be "Raptured" away (including Pompeo Secretary of State):

 

All is well:

Pompeo at Wailing Wall

Pompeo at Wailing Wall

 

 

 

 

 

19
Apr 18

What do Donald Trump and Cyrus have in common?

 

Question: What do Donald Trump and Cyrus the Great have in common?

Answer:  According to the Jews they are both the Lord's anointed.

 

 

Rabbi Berger[1] believes that President Trump’s election has already begun this process. The rabbi noted that Donald Trump’s name in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) in gematria (numerology based on Hebrew letters) equals 424 – which is the same numerical value of the phrase, “Moshiach (Messiah) from the House of David (משיח בן דוד).”

“But Donald Trump is not righteous enough or knowledgeable in Bible to actually be the Messiah,” Rabbi Berger noted.[2] “Trump’s connection to the Messiah is that he will play a role in one of the major functions of the Messiah. He will pave the way for building the Third Temple.”

“Trump will not personally merit building the Temple,” he continued. “Like Cyrus, he will pave the way for men who will begin the construction, and when the time is right, the Third Temple will descend from heaven.”

 

Of course, our commentary on Daniel makes it clear that the "Lord's anointed" in Isa 45 is a reference to Hezekiah (the suffering servant) NOT TO CYRUS.  There was a Jewish exilic faction that pushed an agenda for an early restoration and they deliberately interpreted the “workman” (karash) of the Lord as Koresh (Cyrus). The same strategy is being used 2,000 years later, namely; pointing out to a foreign ruler that they have been chosen to fulfil prophecy and restore Jewish fortunes.

 

In the end Cyrus did very little (as most scholars acknowledge).  It was during the reign of Darius the Great (21 years later cf. Dan 10.) that the temple was restored.[3]

[1] Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/104682/ancient-jewish-sources-indicate-trump-will-pave-way-for-third-temple-prominent-rabbi/#8G25lPRwvkbujVCX.99

[2] Perhaps the Rabbi should also have mentioned that the “Donald” is not from the tribe of David, that he is a gentile and a Catholic to boot!  I suppose beggars can’t be choosers.

[3] Trump has already done more than Cyrus did….at least he has restored the US embassy to Jerusalem!