Reflections on the Time of the End
By Robert Mock MD
June-August 2006 Issue
Footsteps of the Master
The Divine Mission to Bring the “Good News” to the Gentiles
By the Seven Noahide Laws
Hillel said: Be You of the Disciples of Aaron,
One who Loves Peace, Pursues Peace,
Loves Mankind and Brings Them Nigh to the Torah. Avot 1:12
Rabbi Jacob Emden and the Shabbatean Controversy
Rabbi Zvi Hirsch ben Jacob Ashkenazi
The Frankists and the Shabbatean Crisis in Europe
Rabbi Jacob Emden – Defender of Covenanted Orthodox Judaism
Messianic Shabbatean Heresy and American Messianic Idealism
I stood near the Wailing Wall, my mind in pensive reflection. Surrounding me was an other-worldly hum of Hebrew prayers ascending towards heaven. Were they prayers of anguish, sorrow, ecstasy, delight or the prayers of a tzadik atoning for the entire world? I could not understand, neither comprehend but only perceive.
The Wailing Wall - photo by Robert Mock (2006)
This ancient ritual of prayer before the only remaining vestige of the ancient temple of the God of Israel in Jerusalem two thousand years ago depicts the power of the divine calling one to his historical and spiritual roots. Here I stood as a Gentile in an alien land.
Rabbi Jacob Emden meets Rabbi Yahshua
Rabbi Harvey Falk meets Jesus the Nazarene
Hillel the Great, the Prince of Israel
Menahen the Essene, the Vice-President (Av Beit Din) of the Sanhedrin
Special “Mission to the Gentiles” - Menahem the Essene and the Disciples of Hillel
The Babylonian Debate (Abbaye vs. Rava the Hasid) on what Happened to Menahem the Essene
The Rise of Beit Shammai, the Pharisee School of Shammai
The Exodus of the Disciples of Hillel and Menahem the Essene
Jesus the Nazarene Debates the Scribes and Pharisees of Beit Shammai
It was in 1756 that the Synod of Constantinov in modern Ukrainia sought the assistance of Rabbi Emden for his skills to suppress the Shabbatean movement. The foundational messianic thrust of the Shabbateans came from reinterpretation of the mystical book called the Zohar. In spite of his piercing and sometimes caustic spirit, there was one attribute that all of his contemporaries yielded to his opinion; his critical power of analysis based upon his strict foundation of Orthodox Judaism.
This quest led Emden to study the foundations of all messianic movements. Here is where he began a thorough analysis of the historical roots of Christianity. Here is where he sought to discover the original intention of the Jewish messiah, Yahshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph) and the Pharisee Shaul (later the Apostle Paul) who became Yahshua’s disciple and Apostle to the Gentiles.
Rabbi Emden then came to the conclusion that Jesus and his Apostle to the Gentiles (Paul) lived their lives completely in harmony with the Torah and the Halakha (how to keep the Torah and the full “letter of the Law”). He also came to believe that it was the intention of Jesus to break the bondage of the lights of Torah and scatter them to the entire Gentile world on the ancient rabbinic commands called the Noahide Laws.
Rabbi Jacob Emden (Yaakov ben Tzevi) from the Jewish Virtual Library
Letter to the Council of Four Lands in Poland in 1757
Letter Written During the Shabbatai Zevi Messianic Heresy about
Jesus the Nazarene, a Torah Halakhic Observant Rabbi defending the Rabbinic School of Hillel
Letter Written by Rabbi Jacob Emden (YaBeTz or Yaakov ben Tzevi)
Letter Translated by Rabbi Harvey Falk
Rabbi Jacob Emden(1697--1776) was one of the leading Torah authorities of the past several centuries. Historians of the rabbinate have often compared him to Maimonides, both having written on all branches of Jewish knowledge, and both having shared a pragmatic and even innovative approach. Even those who disagreed with him sought his opinion, and he is read with interest to this day. Thus, Moses Mendelssohn, founder of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) movement, wrote to him as "your disciple, who thirsts for your words."
Although Emden did not approve of the Hasidic movement--which had its beginnings in his time--his books are highly regarded amongst Hasidim. R. M. Sofer referred to him as a "prophet" (Halam Sofer 6:59). Thirty-one works were published during his lifetime, ten posthumously while others remain in manuscript. In his time, he was a fearless champion of Orthodox Judaism. (Reprinted from the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 19:1, Winter 1982)
Seder Olam Rabbah Vezuta (1757)
*Biblical Texts written in Full and not a Part of the Original Letter
“For it is recognized that also the Nazarene and his disciples, especially Paul warned concerning the Torah of the Israelites, to which all the circumcised are tied. And if they are truly Christians, they will observe their faith with truth, and not allow within their boundary this new unfit Messiah Shabbatai Zevi who came to destroy the earth.”
But truly even according to the writers of the Gospels, a Jew is not permitted to leave his Torah…Rabbi Jacob Emden’s Letter on Jesus the Nazarene (Yahshua haNotzri) - “Seder Olam Rabbah Vezuta (1757)”
The Oracles of God in Zechariah 9 and the War on Terror
The Oracle of God as the War on Terror against the Lebanese and Syrian Terrorists
Damascus and Tehran: “Fronts” for the Red Internationale’s Two-horned Ram of Daniel 8
When the “Eyes of Israel” Turned to the Lord
Mystery of the Vanishing Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq
The Guela (Redemption) by Bi’etah or Ahishena
The Rise of the Sea Beast of Revelation 13
The Merging of Prophetic Streams converging in the Israeli-Hezbollah War
The Prophecy about the “King of Gaza”
The War of Gog from the Land of Magog
The Epic Battle between the Ram and the He-Goat of Daniel 8
The Prophecy about the Seven Year Charter of “Peace for Land”
The Rise of the Sea Beast of Revelation 13
The Prophetic Time Line since the Rise of National Israel
Like the day of September 11, 2001, when the “eyes of the world” were transfixed upon American, they were once again transfixed this time upon the Middle East at the unfolding drama of conflict and terror. The headlines of the international press were screaming, “World War III has begun.” There were visions of a new war with missiles and “smart bombs” flying overhead and when it was over the populations of Galilee and Beirut were especially scarred with devastation and destruction. Many minds again turned to the “prophets of Israel” as the streams of prophecy were beginning to merge into the cascading rapids of the final drama of this prophetic age. The fact that is that this war was started by client ally of Russia and Iran when a commando operation of Hezbollah breached the border “walls” of Northern Israel and captured two Israeli soldiers only added a prophetic layer to the Jewish day of the 17th of Tammuz…Zechariah 9 – The Lord of Hosts come to Reclaim Damascus”
Damascus, on the bottom central bright area, at 690 metres above sea level surrounded by the Al Ghutah Oasis, bordered by the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to its west (top) – Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR) multipemporeal color composite image satellite imaging
The Lord of hosts lays claim to Damascus in the Land of Hadrach
The “Zions” of the Lord
Mount Hermon as the “First Zion” and the “Gateway to Heaven”
Damascus: The Mother of International Terrorism
The Judgments of the Lord upon Damascus
The Judgments of the Lord upon Israel and the Nations surrounding Her Land
Kidnappings by Hamas and Hezbollah in the Prelude to the War
“Qassam Rockets in Ashkelon are a Sword of Vengeance against Immodesty and Promiscuity”
Shabbatean Destruction of Israel - “The Disengagement from the Shomron (“The Fields of Ephraim”)
Before we begin this awesome oracle of the God of Israel and study it in depth, it is important to stand back and look at it from the viewpoint of the eagle soaring in the heavens, the astronauts circling our globe or trying to reach into the vision of the Almighty One. The Lord of hosts will be re-introducing His “Word” into the lives and consciousness not only of Israel, the entire Middle East but the entire world. The land of Israel is the stage for the Grand Finale as all the streams of prophesies that were given to the prophets of Israel reach their final conclusion.
We find the written “Word” given to the Israelites at the base of that mount called Sinai. We later find the “Word” in the flesh given to the remnant of the Israelites, the Jews in Judea at the apex of the last great empire of the ancient world: Rome. The hand of the Lord that molded the geo-political stage of the world into the greatest era of peace, the Pax Romana of Caesar Augustus, sent His Son on a “salvation” mission to this planet earth. At that time something happened:…The God of Israel wants Damascus to be One of His ‘Zions’”)
The Globalization of Israel and the Nations Surrounding Israel
Psalms 44:7-8 - "For I do not trust in my bow,
Nor does my sword save me.
For You have saved us from our oppressors,
And You shamed those who hate us."
Ahmadinejad sets the Stage to Expel the Jews
Disengagement, Treason, Pogroms and War
The Kassam Seige
The “Impurade” Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade heralds Israel’s Tribulation
Colonel Shalit and the Gaza Kassam Confrontation
1976-2006 – Thirty Years since the Israeli Entebbe Rescue in Uganda
Ahmadinejad: Conditions for Removal of Israel Are at Hand- July 10, 2006
Lekarev Report - Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing up any ambiguity in previous calls to “wipe Israel off the map,” uses an Arabic word for the removal of body hair to describe his plans for Israel. “All the conditions for the removal of the Zionist regime are at hand,” Ahmadinejad told an Arab Conference of Iraqi Neighbors meeting on Saturday. For the first time, he employed the Arabic word ezaleh, which is used to describe the irreversible removal of body hairs.
“Nations in the region will be more furious every day. It won’t take long before the wrath of the people turns into a terrible explosion that will wipe the Zionist entity off the map,”
The 9th of Av – August 3, 2006 – The Day Jerusalem was Destroyed by Babylon and Rome
The 17th of Tammuz – July 13, 2006 – The Day the Walls of Jerusalem were Breeched by Babylon and Rome
The Backlash and the Outcome: Israel’s Enemies will Surround Jerusalem
Tisha B’Av, the 9th AV – Without Tshuvah, this Day remains a Day of Mourning
Expansion-Contraction – the Wavering Globalist War
The Kana Massacre - Dejavu 1980
The Gaza Disengagement à Galilee Destruction
Celtic Psalm Book
The UNIFIL Bombing by Israel
The Vatican-Rome Ceasefire
The Architects of this War – America and Iran
The War Expansion
The War on Morality and the Impurade put on Hold
The Palestinian Rothschild – Is He the “King of Gaza”
How God treats Israel without Tshuva
Rabbinic Commentary on the 17th Tammuz to the 9th of Av War
The Prime Minister Olmert appears to be making Tshuva (Repentance)
The Euphoria in Anticipation of Redemption
The War of 17 Tammuz to the 9th Av with Hezbollah
The “Way it was” before the 17th Tammuz
Nasrallah: Hit Beirut? We'll Hit Tel Aviv – August 4, 2006
Lekarev News - Israel Air Force warplanes this morning struck three bridges linking Beirut to northern Lebanon, in the strongest attacks yet on the north of the country. The latest IAF bombardment came a day after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned that if the IDF attacks central Beirut, his followers would fire rockets on Tel Aviv. However, Nasrallah also said - for the first time since fighting began 22 days ago - that Hezbollah would stop firing rockets on northern Israel in return for an end to air strikes throughout Lebanon. Summer 2006 – Israeli–Hezbollah War - 17 Tammuz to 9 Av, 5766”
Jerusalem Day, 2006 – by Lekerev Report, May 24, 2006
The Sun Eclipse on the Day of Olmert’s Election as the Prime Minister of Israel
Elusions and Delusion from Oslo to the Disengagement and now Convergence –
The Completion of the Globalization of Israel
New Globalist Government is Born
Conflicts and Corruption in the Jewish Legal System
Elusions and Delusions from Oslo to the Disengagement and now Convergence –
The Raid at Jericho for former Israeli Cabinet Minister Ze’evi’s Assassins
The Hebron Expulsion
Police Brutality at the Amona Expulsion
The Spring Jewish Festivals of Year 5766
The History and Memorials of Judaism
The Holy Places of Judaism
Conflicts in the Sanhedrin
The Sages of Judaism
The Life, History of Judaism and the Return of the Lost Jews
The Moral Dilemmas of a Jewish State
The Jewish Educators
Jewish Scientific Advancement
The Jewish Economy
The Jerusalem Conference 2006
ELECTION 2006 – April 28, 2006
Lekarev - Amid 85 terror warnings this morning, Israelis have begun to vote for their new Prime Minister and Knesset. Polls opened at 7:00 am and by 10:00 am only 10% of registered voters had cast their ballots. In order to ensure the celebration is not spoiled, security forces have deployed in force across the country, with police declaring the highest state of alert and sending about 22,000 officers to boost security across Israel.
I am counted among those 10% as I walked the one block to the polling station in my neighborhood about 9 am and cast my ballot - with a prayer for all Israel to choose wisely and in accordance with the plan of Hashem. I must say it was an exciting moment - my first time to vote in a general election as an Israeli citizen. Now we wait for the results which are to be officially announced at 5 am tomorrow morning, Israeli time.
82% Solar Eclipse Envelopes Israel in Brief Darkness as the Jews vote at the Polls - March 29, 2006
(IsraelNationalNews) - A 82% solar eclipse enveloped Israel in sudden darkness
Wednesday. The eclipse began at 11:37 AM, peaked at 12:58, and lasted until
2:13 PM. The following are pictures from the eclipse. As Israel digested the results of Tuesday's election, the sky went dark, the sun was slowly blocked out,
temperatures dropped and animals howled, barked and crowed across the Land of Israel.
An eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun during daylight hours, causing its shadow to pass across the planet. Viewed from inside the moon's shadow on Earth, the moon is exactly the right size to completely block the sun. From Israel, Wednesday's eclipse blocked 82% of the sun.
The moon's shadow began in Brazil, crossed the Atlantic, Ghana, Nigeria and Chad. The shadow of the moon then passed by way of the Mediterranean across southeast Turkey and continued until Siberia.
Click here to view photos
Israel National Radio's Yishai Fleisher and Alex Traiman spoke with the head of Israel's space agency and examined the Divine message of the post-election eclipse for the Jewish people and the world. Archived show can be found on IsraelNationalRadio.com
It's a Win and a Loss At the Same Time – March 29, 2006
Lekarev - Official election results were announced this morning and Ehud Olmert is Israel's new Prime Minister. Kadima gained control of 28 of the Knesset's 120 seats, far less than Olmert and Kadima officials had hoped for. The Labor Party led by Amir Peretz swept up 20 seats while the Likud came in fifth - a stinging rejection - with the ultra orthodox party, Shas, gaining third place with 13 seats, Israel Beitenu with 12 and only 11 for Likud, which has dominated Israeli politics for several years.
Already last night TV commentators were blaming Likud's poor showing at the polls on the turmoil of the past few months - first, the Gaza Disengagement carried out by Ariel Sharon as a Likud Prime Minister, followed by Sharon's bolting of the Likud to form a new party, Kadima. These were two blows that the party did not recover from in time for this election. Too much of the population is disenchanted with Likud, even though some admitted before the election that Netanyahu was right about being strong against Hamas. Spring 2006 – The Rise of the Last Zionist Government of Israel-Part One”
The Hamas’ Genetic Hatred towards Israel bred from Birth
Hezbollah, the Anti-Israel Shia Islamic Resistant Movement in Lebanon highlighted by Supporting Islamic Mullahs
The Palestinian’s Bid to Control Israel
Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood
The Golden Internationale’s Bid to Control Israel
The Red Internationale (Russia–China) and Islamist’s (Iran) Bid to Control the Middle East
Syria: Damascus and Lebanon
Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden
Palestinians Celebrating "Naqba" - the Catastrophe – May 15, 2006
Lekarev - During his speech today marking the anniversary of what Arabs call the "Nakba" ( the Catastrophe of the establishment of Israel) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for Israel to return to the negotiating table. Abbas also urged Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip to halt rocket attacks on Israel. He said the violence encourages Israel to step up its military activity and proceed with unilateral plans to impose a border on the Palestinians.
Israel has said there can be no peace talks until the new Hamas-led Palestinian government renounces violence and recognizes Israel's right to exist. Abbas has been urging Hamas to soften its line, but so far been unsuccessful.
The Palestinians celebrate this day each year with rallies, marches and mourning.
Hamas Leader Urges All Palestinians to Unite, Go Underground for Guerilla War Against Israel - May 14, 2006
Lekarev - DEBKAfile has posted a thorough report on a video conference in which a Hamas leader sternly and clearly instructs the leaders of the various Palestinian groups to put aside their differences, unite and prepare for a guerilla war against Israel. Prof. Abdel al Sather Qassam, university lecturer at Nablus a-Najah University, is a little- known figure to the outside world. However Israeli intelligence rates him as Hamas’ senior strategic ideologue and a highly influential voice in the Palestinian terror movement at large. I encourage you to click below and read Debka's report. You need to be informed!
Prof. Qassam Speaks
Palestinian Cartoon Shows Contempt for Symbol of Democracy - June 1, 2006
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews) - A Palestinian Authority child is depicted urinating on the Statue of Liberty in the May 25th issue of Al-Risala, a Hamas weekly newspaper. Palestinian Media Watch reports that in this week’s cartoon, the Statue of Liberty is holding a book entitled “Democracy.” PA media have consistently targeted the Statue of Liberty in the past, according to PMW. The Statue of Liberty, also known as Lady Liberty, is an internationally-recognized American symbol of freedom and democracy. Such ideas are apparently anathema to the PA; at a rally in March 2006, the newspaper Al-Hayat Al Jadida accused the West of “trying to penetrate Islamic youth with dubious things such as the ideas of democracy." Spring 2006 – The Rise of the Last Zionist Government of Israel”
King David’s Tomb – Photo by Robert Mock (2006)
In the Footsteps of the Master
John 16:26 - “In that Day you will Ask in My Name”
The Last Supper was over. The moments of intimacy with the Davidian prince in this upper chamber was only highlighted that they were dining right over the tomb of their most famous Israeli king, David the son of Jesse. Jesus was now on a countdown with His own destiny.
The threats from the Sadducean high priestly family of the House of Ananus and his high priest son-in-law, Caiphas, were rampant throughout the city. Their location was guarded by the Essene guardians of David’s tomb. Now it was time to talk in the relaxing atmosphere of intimacy.
Quickly Jesus began talking. Like a father giving his last instructions to his sons; a sequential monologue began: a new commandment of love, Jesus’ relationship with His Father in heaven, the promised help by the Holy Spirit, Jesus as the “Vine”, and the necessity of obedience of the halakha of the observant Jews. This was now redefined in the spirit of love, how the closer they come in relationship with His Father, the more rejection they will receive from the world. He finished with the need to trust the “Spirit” to guide them in the future times of peril.
The Church with the Upper Room over the Tomb of David – Photo by Robert Mock (2006)
The message of Jesus seemed almost surreal, “more than real” to the disciples. He was so alive and vibrant. Now the whole evening was spent talking about His soon departure. How? Why? What are we to do? The evening floated between literal reality and mystical surrealism.
Suddenly the evening discussion changed. His voice lowered, pensive, thoughtful and pointed…Ask in My Name…I have Overcome the World”
Message from BibleSearchers
BibleSearchers scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end. It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”. Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth. In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest. Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace. Our defender is the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth. The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel. In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information. We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah and the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament.
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