Have you ever heard of a man named Yitzhak Kaduri? Yeah, me neither. That's his picture over there on the left. Still no recognition? You will remember his name after reading this, that's for sure.
Yitzhak Kaduri is, or was, "a Mizrahi Haredi rabbi and kabbalist who devoted his life to Torah study and prayer on behalf of the Jewish people" (according to Wikipedia). The following paragraph is also from Wikipedia.
"Before his death, Kaduri had said that he expected the Jewish Messiah to arrive soon, and that he had met him a year earlier. It has been alleged that he left a hand-written note to his followers and they were reportedly instructed to only open the note after Rabbi Kaduri had been dead for one year. After this time period had passed, the note was opened by these followers and was found to read, "ירים העם ויוכיח שדברו ותורתו עומדים" (translated as "he will raise the people and confirm that his word and law are standing"), which by acronym, suggested the name "Yehoshua." "Yehoshua" is the Hebrew version of "Joshua" or "Jesus"."
A Jewish rabbi, who devoted His teaching to the Torah, has decided that the long-awaited Jewish Messiah would come soon. And that that Messiah's name . . . is Jesus? Oh, my!!
Kaduri died in 2006 at the ripe old age of 108. 200,000 people attended his funeral. Before his death Kaduri stated that this Messiah, Jesus, would not return until a certain beloved Jewish leader had died. That "certain leader" was named Ariel Sharon. In case you missed the news over the weekend, Ariel Sharon passed away on Saturday.
So what does all this mean? Why is all this important? I don't know. Perhaps it means nothing. But isn't it interesting? It is true that we live in very exciting times . . . very biblically significant times. As a Christian, I look forward to my Lords coming. All of us should. Will he come back in our lifetime? No one knows. Not even Jesus. Only God knows.
There is a documentary about this whole thing. You can buy it on Amazon. Same with the book. I've heard it's author, Carl Gallups, several times. He is the pastor of a church in Florida. This guy is VERY believable and excited about his book. Understandable. But I think he is even more excited about the coming of Christ. We ALL should be.
Your question for the day, your challenge, is "What if you knew that Jesus actually WAS coming back and He was coming back on Tuesday? How would you live the last few hours before He arrived? Hmm? What would you do? Interesting question.
I don't know if any of this Kaduri revelation is important or not, But it DOES serve as a reminder for us, that we ALL must be ready for the day of His return. One thing is for sure. Kaduri WILL be right. Because, as far as we Christians are concerned, Jesus IS the Messiah and He WILL return after Ariel Sharon's death.
"20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
22 And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all - 30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding together. 36 One will be taken and the other left.” 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.” - Luke 17:20-37
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