What Shall It Be: Doomsday, Or The Day Of Redemption?


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What Everyone Needs To Know The Most
Regarding The End Of Days

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By Ya’akov Peretz
Be’er Sheva, Israel

Psalm 50.15
And call upon Me in the Day of Distress.  I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

Only a self-deceiving idiot can truly believe that we are living in regular, normal times that are just as any other moment in history with their regular ups and downs.  Without any doubt, it is absolutely necessary to have totally shut down all our HaShem-given receptors so as not to be constantly reminded that ‘something very Big is afoot‘.  We are incessantly bombarded with all kinds of news, and even personal experiences, that clearly indicate the imminent arrival in the near future of some extraordinary and significant Change of Course for humanity, and even Nature itself.  By the “near future” bit I mean that if it does not take place in the next few weeks or months, it shall happen within very few years.  Most people perceive and call this change of human course, Doomsday. We religious Jews see these as Signs as an indication that  Geulah (Redemption) is finally coming our way.

If we set apart what our Holy Prophets and Sages predicted and commented about the End of Days, we would also surely be expecting Doomsday, i.e., the End of the World — or, at least, the end of humanity upon the face of the Earth.  But since the Jewish Prophets were so extensive and sometimes clear in reference to these Last Days, there is no reason for helpless despair or defeated anticipation of Doom in what we see happening and coming.  Yes, it is true that there is Doom coming for some, or many, people — including among them Jews — but there is a sure Pathway of Escape.  And this world will not be destroyed; on the contrary, it shall surely be drastically changed for the immensely better!

All the dumbfounding fuss and atrocious pain we see in the news, and which we may even be enduring in our own lives, is because this world is pregnant.  It is pregnant because it was raped by Sin since its very beginning.  Notwithstanding, after all this tiresome pain that we all are enduring — and after the Great Last Collective Pain that is yet to fall upon our world, Gog uMagog — HaShem will turn our seeming final defeat into the most awesome and joyful Victory.  It is only then that the “baby” will be born.  And who is this “baby to be born”?  It is the peaceful Messianic Era under the Kingdom of Justice led by Moshiach ben David.  You see, the problem is that before any birth — no matter how beautiful and healthy the baby might be — there is inevitably a terrible period of great danger, fear and pain.

At any rate, every Jew — and also non-Jew — who will call upon the Name of HaShem will come out of the Last Ordeal of humanity miraculously untouched,  while awakening to the Light of the for-so-long-awaited Redemption, as it is written in,

Yoel 3.5

5  And it shall come to pass, that whoever will call upon the Shem (Name) of the L- rd shall be saved, because in Mount Tziyon, and in Yerushalayim, there shall be Deliverance as HaShem has said, and in the seridim (remnant, survivors) whom HaShem shall call.

But what does “calling upon the Name of HaShem” mean after all?

The Name of HaShem goes beyond His Most Holy Way to be Called.  In Judaism,  the name of any individual has a great importance,  because it is supposed to declare characteristics of that person.  It is because of this, for example, that we see in Torah that HaShem changed the name of Avram to Avraham, Sarai to Sarah, and later on the name of Ya’akov was change into Yisrael.  For instance, in reference to Avraham, Rashi explains that,

“G-d changed Avram’s name to Avraham, a contraction representing his new status as Av Hamon — Father of a Multitude — whereas the name Avram represented his former status as only Av Aram — Father of Aram — his native country.”

So, we see that once HaShem altered and expanded the status of Avram, He changed his name to reflect this new characteristic.  Therefore, the name of an individual should inform us about how he or she is.

Now, what Status or Characteristics adorn the King of Heaven, blessed be He?  Such most admirable Qualities, or truly amazing Attributes, are comprised in HaShem’s Holy Name.  That is why we call him regularly ‘HaShem’ meaning ‘The Name’ since in His Name are encapsulated all His Wonderful Characteristics or Traits.  That is why our tradition makes the Holy Tetragrammaton unutterable, due to our great Respect for His Holy and Sacred Characteristics.  Actually that is also why He is called by different Names throughout Tanakh, to reflect and call our attention to His different Characteristics and Status.

So, upon which of His many Names should we call for Help on the future Day of His Wrath and the consequential time of our greatest need?  We need to understand this:  That Day  shall be when the proverbial hell will break loose upon the whole world. It will be a Time such as humanity has never faced before, when an enormous danger of total and complete extinction will engulf the planet.  For details on this, see Ezekiel 38 and 39, among many other places in Tanakh.

I’m sorry for having to scare you with this now inevitable Reality of our near future —since there is an increasing reticence in the Jewish nation to make Tshuva (Repentance) in a great scale.  But please pay attention — and pay attention very well — because only a Miracle from HaShamayim (Heaven, i.e. Him!) shall be able to save anyone at all on that Day.  Such a Miracle will be needed because it will not only be that we shall see ourselves in the midst of an all-out nuclear war, but Nature itself shall “go bonkers” as part of the Judgment of HaShem upon this perennially sinful and consistently rebellious world.

So, allow me to continue scaring you just for a moment, and then you shall see that there is no reason to despair.  In case that you think that the initial activation of so many volcanoes, supervolcanoes (which are immensely worse) and tectonic faults currently throwing tantrums is just a haphazard issue … well, think again.

Yellowstone Supervolcano

Yellowstone Supervolcano fallout Ash Bed

HaShem is setting His natural Pieces in the necessary position to give this planet an unavoidable Checkmate.  But, take courage, we do not have to perish with it.  Just let us continue for a moment with the bad and ugly stuff.  For example, HaShem has several supervolcanoes in America ready for action — and only one would destroy the country for the most part — The San Andreas Fault and her many evil sisters are also ready to, at any given moment, give a lethal hit to all the Western Coast the US. Meanwhile, the even more dangerous Madrid Fault, located in the very center of the nation, is showing signs of instability.  Finally, in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, in front of the Western coast of Africa, in the island of La Palma which belongs to the Canary Islands archipelago, is found possibly the worst natural threat in this world, the “Cumbre Vieja” volcano.

Cumbre Vieja Volcano

Cumbre Vieja Volcano Destructive Area

In 1948 — the same year in which Israel was reborn, and the End of Days Clock started ticking — a third of the island crumbled away and started rolling toward the abysmal depths of the surrounding ocean … then, it stopped and became a ticking mega-bomb.  When “Cumbre Vieja” finally has it’s inevitable “decent-sized” eruption, a chunk of the island of La Palma will plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, thus provoking a one-kilometer high, 600-800 km/h mega-tsunami — much greater than anything known in human history since the Flood.  This cataclysmic event shall completely devastate dozens of miles inland (destroying entire major cities) from Canada all the way down to Brazil.  Mind you, scientists say that this is not a matter of “if” but of “when,” and the “when” part: depends absolutely on HaShem.

But America is not alone in the department of serious danger.  The whole planet is facing the Wrath of the Almighty.  Survival is only contingent on His Decision, and His Decision depends, not only on our words and actions, but on our inner attitude toward Him and other humans NOW.  You see, this is the right moment when we can, out of humble obedience and respect for His Status and Characteristics, demonstrate that we really care about Him and His Name — the very Name upon which we could be saved in the Day of our worst terror and despairing need.  But if we do not pay much — or worse yet ‘any’ — attention to His Name now, would it be valid when things go really” south” to then call upon his Name for salvation?  No chance!  Selfishness and opportunism are not viewed well at all in the Heavenly Court, as it says in Job 22.29:

It is absolutely important to understand that at the moment of utmost danger and greatest need, it would be to our advantage to have a record previously established that we remember that only HaShem is the One Above Us All, and Everything, that he is the only Master of our Lives and the unique Decider of our deaths; that only He is the King of the World, our sole Creator, our exclusive Provider, as well as our only Supreme Judge, our exclusive Savior.  All that is part of His Wonderful Name to be called upon for salvation.  But not only that, He is absolutely Perfect, Just and Fair, Benevolent, but also a Severe Punisher of our sins, rebellions and of all those who disdain His Name and pretend to ignore His unparalleled Lofty Position in the universe.  But to those of humble heart, who recognize his Magnificence, to those, He is a sure Deliverer and Savior,as it says:

Iyob (Job) 22.21-23 & 29
21  Acquaint yourself with Him now, so that you may have Peace; because of that, Goodness shall come to you.  22  Receive, now, Instruction from His Mouth, and lay down His Words in your heart23  If you return to The Almighty you shall be restored.  If you shall put away iniquity far from your tents.  …  29  When they are cast down, you shall say, “Arise!”  And  He shall save the one with humility.

 But how could HaShem save anyone from and all nuclear conflagration, and erupting supervolcanoes, tectonic faults cracking up all over, and mega-tsunamies?  He can because part of the Meaning of His Name is Almighty and another part is Savior.  We all need Emunah (Faith) to believe that He is Willing and Able to save from the most horrendous situations — those people whom HE deems worthy.  Without such humble faith in His Royal Decisions we doom ourselves to destruction, defeat and pain, as it says:

Chabakuk 2.4
4  Hinei (Lo), he whose nashamah (soul) is puffed up is not upright with Him, but the tzaddik (righteous) shall live by his Emunah (Faith).

 OK, fine, but in what practical manner can He save those who call upon His Name in that Day and those who previously had humbled themselves to Him?

Well, he tells us how in,

 Isaiah 43.2-3

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, neither the flame shall kindle upon you.  3  Because I am the L-ord your G-d, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.

Enough said?  Water?  Fire?  No problem!  For Him, that is, because He is the Creator of all the elements in the Universe, because He is the Master of all the Laws of Nature which He established; He can overrule them. He can handle mega-earthquakes, mega-volcanoes, mega-tsunamies, and mega-everything easily.  He is the Almighty!  He is not like you or me; that is frail mortals, partly-material beings of very restricted capabilities.  He Who is much vaster than all the existing space and time in the Multiverse, Who created and transcends all the existing dimensions of matter, energy and spirit, if so He wants He can save you or me.  And so He will do IF we are NOW living as He wishes that we do, not as we imagine He wants.  What He wants?  He wants and demands:  Anavah (Humility, Modesty), Tshuvah (Repentance), Emunah (Trusting Faith), Ahavah (Love, for Him and others), Chesed (Charity) and Ma’asim Tovim (Good Deeds).

It sound too much and too difficult, but it is not if we humble ourselves in front of His Name.  The Name that we shall invoke to be saved one the Day that is rushing toward our encounter.

I truly wish that I had deeper knowledge and better capabilities to convey what is not only important, but absolutely vital for the sake of your life and well-being.  Please, do not discard this words of mine as worthless nonsense.  Look around, read the news and consider the possibility that what I have said might be true.  Do it for yourself and for those whom you love.

Psalm 55.17
17  As for me, I will call upon Elohim, and HaShem will save me.

And after that the Best begins.  But I’ll talk about that another day.  For the moment what is important is to determine what shall it be for you:  Doomsday? or The Day of Redemption?

Shalom, v’ Shannah Tovah!

Ya’akov

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The Star of Moshiach in the Zohar


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Prophetic Visions From The Zohar

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Shemot 7a

A pillar of  fire will be seen standing from above to below 40 days. All the nations will see  it. At that time Melech HaMoshiach will awake and go out from Gan Eden, from  the place called Kan Tzippor, and will be revealed in the Galil. On that day that Moshiach goes out from there, the entire world will shake and all world  will hide themselves in caves and clefts in the rocks, and they won’t think to  be saved. […] After 40 days that the pillar will stand from the earth to the  heavens in the eyes of all the world, the Moshiach will be revealed. A star will  arise from the East side, flaming with all colors, and 7 other stars will go  around this star and make a war with it on all sides 3 times a day for 70 days,  and all the people of the world will see.

That same star will make war  with them with blazes of fire and flaming and sparking on each side, and it will  hit them until it swallows them each and every night, and then in the day it  returns and expels them, and they make war in the eyes of the whole world.

After 70 days, that star will be concealed and Moshiach will be  concealed for 12 months and the pillar of fire will return to the way it was  before and in it Moshiach will be concealed and that pillar will not be seen.

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Shemot 8a

[…] one  awesome star will awaken in the middle of the firmament like Argaman flaming and sparking in the day in the eyes of the whole world. A flame of fire will arise on the North side in the  midst of the firmament and these will stand one opposed to the other for 40 days and the star and the flame will make war in the eyes of all, and the flame will spread out with a burning of fire amidst the rakia (firmament) from the North side. Numerous rulers, and kings, and nations, and peoples will be terrified of this. Then, a star  will arise from the South side and will take control of the flame, and the flame will be consumed slowly in the firmament, in front of that star, until it won’t be seen at all.  Then the star will paths in the firmament in 12 directions. These lights will  stand in the firmamanet for 12 days. After 12 days all the people of the world  will tremble and the sun will go dark for half a day, like it went dark on the  day the Bait HaMikdash was destroyed, until the heavens and the earth won’t be  seen.

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Balak 212b

We have learned that in the  future the Holy One will rebuild Yerushalyim and show one steady star, flashing  with 70 pillars of fire, and with 70 sparks which illuminate (receive light) from it in the middle of the sky. There will be 70 other stars which are  commanded and controlled from it, and they will illuminate and flame in the sky  for 70 days.

On the 6th day, the 25th day of the 6th month, the star will appear. It will be gathered on the 7th day, at the end of 70 days. On the first day it will be seen in the city of Rome. On the same day, 3 supernal walls of that city of Rome will fall and a great heichal (sanctuary) will fall. The ruler of  that city will die. Then the  star will spread out to be seen in the world. In that time strong wars [among the goyim] will awaken in the world on all 4 sides and emunah (faith) will not be found among them.

In the middle of the world, when that star will shine in the  middle of the sky, a great king will arise and rule the  world, and his spirit will gain pride over all the kings and he will awaken a  war on 2 sides, and he will become strong against them.

On the day that the star will be concealed, the Holy Land will quake 45 miles around the place of  the Bait HaMikdash, and one cave under the ground will be revealed. From this cave will come out a strong fire to  burn the world. From this cave a supernal branch will grow and it will rule over the whole world, and to it will be given the malchut (kingdom). The supernal holy ones will gather to it. Then Moshiach will be revealed in the entire world and  malchut will be given to him.

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Vayera 119a

At 66 years, Melech HaMoshiach will be revealed in the land of the Galil and when a star on the East side will swallow 7 stars on the North side, and a flame of black fire will be hanging in the firmament 60 days, and wars will be awakened in the world on the North side, and two kings will fall in these wars, and the entire world will come together against Bait Ya’akov [the House of Jacob, the Jewish nation] to push her from the world. Of this time it is written “and it is a time of trouble for Ya’akov and from it he will be saved”. At that time all the souls in the Treasury of Souls [Guf] will be finished and needing to return to be renewed, and the sign for you is all the souls that came to Ya’akov from Mitzrayim, etc., 66 souls. In the 73rd year all the kings of the world shall assemble in the great city of Rome. And the Holy One, blessed be He. will shower fire and hail and meteoric stones upon them, until they are wiped out from the world. And only those kings who did not go to Rome will remain in the world.

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Terumah 172b

Then the 7th  window will open in the entire world, and it’s star is “kochav Ya’akov”, and this  is the one about which Bila’am said “a star shoots forth from Ya’akov”, and this star will be luminous for 40 days and 40 nights. When Melech HaMoshiach will be revealed, and all the people’s of the world will be gathered to him, then the verse will be fulfilled which states (Yeshaya 11:10): “the root of Yishai, which stands as a banner for peoples, to him shall the nations inquire, and his peace shall be [with] honor.”

Source: Vision of Geulah

The Sounds of Geulah (Redemption)


Shabbat Shalom!

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If you’ve been to Israel and you’ve been anywhere near an Arab town or village, you’ll hear the muezzin calling the people to prayer from atop the minaret of the mosque, before each of the prescribed times of prayer. He calls out, “Allah Hu akbar” – “G-d is all-Powerful”.

When Moshiachcomes, all of Israel will resound each morning 72 minutes before

A shofar (Hebrew: שופר‎) is a horn used for Je...

A shofar (Hebrew: שופר‎) is a horn used for Jewish religious purposes

daybreak with the call of Shma Yisrael. Yaniv Madar, an outstanding vocalist, does this better than anyone I’ve ever heard. His Shma Yisrael is preceeded by the blowing of a Moroccan shofar, the type of which will herald the coming of Moshiach. These are surely the sounds of Geula, the full redemption of our people that’s ever so close. And don’t worry about our troubles – the labor pains are fiercest right before the joyous event of the birth. The Geula – redemption – is the rebirth of our people. May it be soon, amen!

Source: Lazer Beams

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