How are the Jews preparing for Messiah?

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How are the Jews preparing for Messiah?
By Dr. David Reagan

I was having lunch with a fellow and we were talking about the Bible. All of a sudden, he leaned across the table and said, “David, wouldn’t it have been exciting to live in Bible times?” And I replied, “Brother, we are living in Bible times!”

We are living at a time when we’re seeing biblical prophecies fulfilled that had been prophesied some 2,700 years ago. This is an exciting time to be living in! There’s no time in all of history more exciting, except the First Coming of Jesus Christ.

For the past 42 years, I’ve spent my life teaching about the signs of the end times, trying to convince people that we are truly living on borrowed time, because Jesus could break from the heavens at any moment for the Rapture of the Church.

In this week’s episode of Christ in Prophecy, I want to take a quick look at a sign of Israel that has been largely overlooked. It’s about the Jewish preparations for the Messiah. What I want to reveal now are the signs that relate to only 15% of the Jewish population — the Orthodox Jews.

The Messianic Age​

Israel is not a religious country. Israel is a very pagan country with probably 80% or more of the people there being atheists or agnostics. They are very secular people. But, 15% of the population is Orthodox Jew, what they often refer to as the Black Hats — the guys you see praying at the Western Wall. These are the Orthodox Jews. The signs among them are overwhelming because they are expecting the Lord to return at any moment. This fact has been largely overlooked by people who talk about the signs of the times.

It all began in 1967 during the Six-Day War, when the Jews at last reoccupied the Old City of Jerusalem on the last day of the war, so June 6, 1967. That date is as important as May 14, 1948. On that day, they reoccupied the city for the first time in 1,897 years.

As the soldiers rushed to the Western Wall, they began to weep and pray. Also arriving at the Western Wall, the chief rabbi of the Israeli army came up to that wall. His name was Rabbi Shlomo Goren. Rabbi Goren, who later became the chief rabbi of Israel, walked up to that wall. He had a Torah scroll under one arm and he had a shofar in his other hand. He blew the shofar and everyone got quiet. Then he raised his right hand and he made this statement, “I proclaim to you the beginning of the Messianic Age.”

Now, why did he say that? Why did he say that it was the beginning of the Messianic Age? Because Rabbi Shlomo Goren knew Bible prophecy. He knew that the prophecies say that when the Jews are back in the land (1948) and when they are back in their capital city (1967), the Messiah will come.

The Temple Plans​

Ever since that day since the Jewish people reoccupied the Old City of Jerusalem, there have been Jewish groups who have been trying to get ready for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, until finally, they all came together and a particular group began to dominate all of the preparations for the building of a new Temple. That group is one that many people know about, for many who have toured Israel have visited their headquarters in the Old City of Jerusalem. They’re called The Temple Institute. If you ever go to Jerusalem, make sure you go to their headquarters and see the preparations that have been made and are continuing to be made for the building of the Third Jewish Temple.

This particular group has widespread activities that include producing the architectural blueprints for the new Temple. All of the blueprints have been drawn.

In addition, they have made all of the instruments that will be used for Temple ceremonies and sacrifices. Many, many different instruments have been made.

They have prepared the oils and the incense to be used in the Temple. These oils are based upon the ancient formulas that they’ve discovered.

They have also been making clothes for the priests and for the high priest. They have been making the breastplate for the high priest, as well as his crown. The crown says on it “Holy dedicated to the Lord.” All of these Temple items have already been prepared.

In addition to this, they have been preparing the major items that are located inside the Temple itself. For example, they built the golden Table of Showbread.

The most exciting item crafted is the Temple menorah. In Solomon’s Temple, there were ten menorahs. In the Second Temple, there was one magnificent menorah, which we know was stolen by the Romans. We know that because the Romans celebrated their victory over Israel by building a huge structure in Rome and on the frieze of that structure the Romans showed themselves taking the Jewish prisoners into Rome as they were carrying the Temple’s menorah. This new menorah is six and a half feet tall. It contains 95 pounds of gold. It is valued at somewhere around $10 million. It’s on display in the Old City of Jerusalem out in the open but with protection all around it.

In addition to that item, The Temple Institute has prepared the Altar of Incense that stands right before the curtain to the Holy Place. They have also designed and manufactured a mobile Altar of Sacrifice, which has been declared kosher by the chief rabbi of Israel and will be used until the priesthood is able to build the permanent sacrificial altar that cannot yet be built until the Jews occupy the Temple Mount.

In addition to crafting all of those items, they are engaged in all kinds of genetic research to determine who the descendants of Aaron are today that would qualify them to be priests in the new Temple. As these priests are identified, they are then sent to a school that they have developed where they can be taught how to do all of the sacrifices once made in the ancient Temple, as well as perform all of the other duties that the various priests and Levites had to do.

So, the Orthodox order in Jerusalem is engaged in major, major preparations for the arrival of the Messiah.

Learn more about this particularly fascinating sign of Israel on this week’s episode of Christ in Prophecy, or read about it in The Christ in Prophecy Journal blog. You’ll be shocked at what the Bible has to prophesy once the Third Temple has been built!

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/how-are-the-jews-preparing-for-messiah/
 

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
are living at a time when we’re seeing biblical prophecies fulfilled that had been prophesied some 2,700 years ago. This is an exciting time to be living in! There’s no time in all of history more exciting, except the First Coming of Jesus Christ.
This is what I have been thinking for a while. How blessed are we to be living in 2022. It is a privilege.

I think of the wise men who watched and waited (and probably studied and prayed) for the birth of Messiah. And I think of wise men today (women included) who are watching, waiting, studying, praying for the return of Christ.

I cant get tired or weary of watching for Him. I love how when Jesus was taken to the temple and the old man (can't recall his name) saw Him, the old man said, Well I can die now.

Praise God!! To me, it's a Holy and Righteous thing to watch and pray and be about His business.
 

ChildofLight

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Do the orthodox think the Messiah will enter Jerusalem on a donkey in today's modern city? Do they think they will reject Him? Do they think they will pierce Him? They should according to the scriptures.
I wonder that as well as well as the following of his lineage.

Actually living at this time even better than Christ first time since we will soon live with Him forever in Heaven. :cloud9
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Do the orthodox think the Messiah will enter Jerusalem on a donkey in today's modern city? Do they think they will reject Him? Do they think they will pierce Him? They should according to the scriptures.
Isaiah 53 to me is the most blatant scripture of all proving who Jesus was and why the Jews choose to skip over this verse or treat it like some sort of conspiracy theory verse of the torah is beyond me ?
 

TParrish

Well-Known Member
How are the Jews preparing for Messiah?
By Dr. David Reagan

I was having lunch with a fellow and we were talking about the Bible. All of a sudden, he leaned across the table and said, “David, wouldn’t it have been exciting to live in Bible times?” And I replied, “Brother, we are living in Bible times!”

We are living at a time when we’re seeing biblical prophecies fulfilled that had been prophesied some 2,700 years ago. This is an exciting time to be living in! There’s no time in all of history more exciting, except the First Coming of Jesus Christ.

For the past 42 years, I’ve spent my life teaching about the signs of the end times, trying to convince people that we are truly living on borrowed time, because Jesus could break from the heavens at any moment for the Rapture of the Church.

In this week’s episode of Christ in Prophecy, I want to take a quick look at a sign of Israel that has been largely overlooked. It’s about the Jewish preparations for the Messiah. What I want to reveal now are the signs that relate to only 15% of the Jewish population — the Orthodox Jews.

The Messianic Age​

Israel is not a religious country. Israel is a very pagan country with probably 80% or more of the people there being atheists or agnostics. They are very secular people. But, 15% of the population is Orthodox Jew, what they often refer to as the Black Hats — the guys you see praying at the Western Wall. These are the Orthodox Jews. The signs among them are overwhelming because they are expecting the Lord to return at any moment. This fact has been largely overlooked by people who talk about the signs of the times.

It all began in 1967 during the Six-Day War, when the Jews at last reoccupied the Old City of Jerusalem on the last day of the war, so June 6, 1967. That date is as important as May 14, 1948. On that day, they reoccupied the city for the first time in 1,897 years.

As the soldiers rushed to the Western Wall, they began to weep and pray. Also arriving at the Western Wall, the chief rabbi of the Israeli army came up to that wall. His name was Rabbi Shlomo Goren. Rabbi Goren, who later became the chief rabbi of Israel, walked up to that wall. He had a Torah scroll under one arm and he had a shofar in his other hand. He blew the shofar and everyone got quiet. Then he raised his right hand and he made this statement, “I proclaim to you the beginning of the Messianic Age.”

Now, why did he say that? Why did he say that it was the beginning of the Messianic Age? Because Rabbi Shlomo Goren knew Bible prophecy. He knew that the prophecies say that when the Jews are back in the land (1948) and when they are back in their capital city (1967), the Messiah will come.

The Temple Plans​

Ever since that day since the Jewish people reoccupied the Old City of Jerusalem, there have been Jewish groups who have been trying to get ready for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, until finally, they all came together and a particular group began to dominate all of the preparations for the building of a new Temple. That group is one that many people know about, for many who have toured Israel have visited their headquarters in the Old City of Jerusalem. They’re called The Temple Institute. If you ever go to Jerusalem, make sure you go to their headquarters and see the preparations that have been made and are continuing to be made for the building of the Third Jewish Temple.

This particular group has widespread activities that include producing the architectural blueprints for the new Temple. All of the blueprints have been drawn.

In addition, they have made all of the instruments that will be used for Temple ceremonies and sacrifices. Many, many different instruments have been made.

They have prepared the oils and the incense to be used in the Temple. These oils are based upon the ancient formulas that they’ve discovered.

They have also been making clothes for the priests and for the high priest. They have been making the breastplate for the high priest, as well as his crown. The crown says on it “Holy dedicated to the Lord.” All of these Temple items have already been prepared.

In addition to this, they have been preparing the major items that are located inside the Temple itself. For example, they built the golden Table of Showbread.

The most exciting item crafted is the Temple menorah. In Solomon’s Temple, there were ten menorahs. In the Second Temple, there was one magnificent menorah, which we know was stolen by the Romans. We know that because the Romans celebrated their victory over Israel by building a huge structure in Rome and on the frieze of that structure the Romans showed themselves taking the Jewish prisoners into Rome as they were carrying the Temple’s menorah. This new menorah is six and a half feet tall. It contains 95 pounds of gold. It is valued at somewhere around $10 million. It’s on display in the Old City of Jerusalem out in the open but with protection all around it.

In addition to that item, The Temple Institute has prepared the Altar of Incense that stands right before the curtain to the Holy Place. They have also designed and manufactured a mobile Altar of Sacrifice, which has been declared kosher by the chief rabbi of Israel and will be used until the priesthood is able to build the permanent sacrificial altar that cannot yet be built until the Jews occupy the Temple Mount.

In addition to crafting all of those items, they are engaged in all kinds of genetic research to determine who the descendants of Aaron are today that would qualify them to be priests in the new Temple. As these priests are identified, they are then sent to a school that they have developed where they can be taught how to do all of the sacrifices once made in the ancient Temple, as well as perform all of the other duties that the various priests and Levites had to do.

So, the Orthodox order in Jerusalem is engaged in major, major preparations for the arrival of the Messiah.

Learn more about this particularly fascinating sign of Israel on this week’s episode of Christ in Prophecy, or read about it in The Christ in Prophecy Journal blog. You’ll be shocked at what the Bible has to prophesy once the Third Temple has been built!

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/how-are-the-jews-preparing-for-messiah/
Don’t forget about the 5 red heifers as well that have arrived in Israel.
 

kathymendel

Well-Known Member
As I have said here before, I only have the knowledge of the thoughts of my late husband's Jewish family to go by.
And, I now there are Jews out there who are very serious about their faith - even tho they are in the minority.
But most of the Jews are VERY secular. I've been told by my Paul's family that their is no heaven and no hell. I've been told
they believe the coming messiah is "just a man" - nothing to get excited about. They view him as politician, most likely, but
nothing too special. Of course, once he comes on the scene, I think he will gain favor in their eyes. At mid-trib he will begin his
full-blown course of action against the Jews. Sadly, only a remnant of them will escape by coming to faith in the true Savior and
Messiah.
 

Jaybird

Well-Known Member
Isaiah 53 to me is the most blatant scripture of all proving who Jesus was and why the Jews choose to skip over this verse or treat it like some sort of conspiracy theory verse of the torah is beyond me ?

The reason they don't understand Isaiah is because they do not actually read the Old Testament. Most orthodox Jews learn the Talmud.

This is a quote from Wikipedia: The entire Talmud consists of 63 tractates and in the standard print, called the Vilna Shas, there are 2,711 double-sided folios. It is written in Mishnaic Hebrew and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic and contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis (dating from before the Common Era through to the fifth century) on a variety of subjects, including halaka, Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, and folklore, and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is widely quoted in rabbinic literature.

I saw this video on YouTube of a Messianic Jew who used to be a rabbi and he approached some Orthodox Jews in Israel with the Isaiah passage. He spoke Hebrew to them and they used subtitles in the video, but it was clear they did not know this passage and the Christian Jew was trying to show them the actual Scripture that foretold the Messiah.
 

Hidden

Well-Known Member
Excellent article!

The tribulation is mainly designed to reintroduce the Jews to the fact that their true Messiah is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ who they rejected two millennia ago.

Many will bow down to the AC. But there is a remnant who will see through the deceit and trickery, and will flee to the wilderness.

The fact that they flee to the wilderness halfway through the trib is a sign that they are warming up to the idea that the Lord Jesus Christ is their Messiah. Because it is the Lord who gave that instruction in the Olivet Discourse.

And for 3 1/2 years they will wrestle with the idea. The name Israel after all means he who wrestle with God and man.

And then towards the end, when the power of the holy people is broken, the power of self-will and self-righteousness, they will fully embrace the Lord Jesus as the Messiah and declare, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
 

Len

Well-Known Member
Isaiah 53 to me is the most blatant scripture of all proving who Jesus was
You are correct SS1, but this is a rarely read verse for most in Israel, though for christians it is a very important verse but to most jews it isnt nor is it considered a messianic verse so they do not give it much thought at all ..... I regularly read a mag called "Israel My Glory" and towards the end of the magazine is little section called "Apples of Gold" by Zvi Kalisher an older jewish man who tries to witness to other jews about Jesus and he often says that they do not or will not read Isaiah 53, but he did use it in witnessing and many who he got to read it did not know of it as a rule .... but most realised it was speaking of the redeemer.
 

JStar

Well-Known Member
As I have said here before, I only have the knowledge of the thoughts of my late husband's Jewish family to go by.
And, I now there are Jews out there who are very serious about their faith - even tho they are in the minority.
But most of the Jews are VERY secular. I've been told by my Paul's family that their is no heaven and no hell. I've been told
they believe the coming messiah is "just a man" - nothing to get excited about. They view him as politician, most likely, but
nothing too special. Of course, once he comes on the scene, I think he will gain favor in their eyes. At mid-trib he will begin his
full-blown course of action against the Jews. Sadly, only a remnant of them will escape by coming to faith in the true Savior and
Messiah.
I'm sad to say, only a remnant of believers will be raptured. There will be quite a few so called believers and pastors left behind.
 

JStar

Well-Known Member
The reason they don't understand Isaiah is because they do not actually read the Old Testament. Most orthodox Jews learn the Talmud.

This is a quote from Wikipedia: The entire Talmud consists of 63 tractates and in the standard print, called the Vilna Shas, there are 2,711 double-sided folios. It is written in Mishnaic Hebrew and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic and contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis (dating from before the Common Era through to the fifth century) on a variety of subjects, including halaka, Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, and folklore, and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is widely quoted in rabbinic literature.

I saw this video on YouTube of a Messianic Jew who used to be a rabbi and he approached some Orthodox Jews in Israel with the Isaiah passage. He spoke Hebrew to them and they used subtitles in the video, but it was clear they did not know this passage and the Christian Jew was trying to show them the actual Scripture that foretold the Messiah.
Actually Jews are never taught to read Isaiah 53, In some cases forbidden to read.
 

Len

Well-Known Member
I'm sad to say, only a remnant of believers will be raptured. There will be quite a few so called believers and pastors left behind.
Yes wonder what they'll say.
perhaps they'll say: "since those aliens took all those people ..... I have to go through the tribulation just like I preached"
 
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