5 Biblical Prophecies Expected in 2019. A Jewish Perspective on their Prophecy (that which pertains to the Israelites).
By Eliana Rudee January 2, 2019 , 1:28 pm
Increased and Prophesied Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews
“Our mouths shall be filled with laughter, our tongues, with songs of joy. Then shall they say among the nations, “Hashem has done great things for them!”Psalms 126:2 (The Israel Bible)
It is prophesied in the Bible that in the Messianic era, the nations will restore their love for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Indeed, a worldwide movement is just beginning in which Christians from all over the world have “awakened” to their Hebrew roots and have chosen to stand in solidarity alongside the people, land and God of Israel. More Christians are rejecting replacement theology, the idea that God’s covenant with the Jewish people has been replaced with Christians, and are instead embracing their Hebrew roots through various means. Upon its release on Israel’s 70th Anniversary, The Israel Bible became a bestseller on Amazon among both Jews and non-Jewish readers interested in commentary that explains God’s focus on the land of Israel. Educational platform Yeshiva for the Nations engaged non-Jews with authentic classes on the Hebrew Bible, Jewish history and Israel. Author Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler pioneered a look inside this phenomenon of a Torah awakening among Christians in her book Ten From The Nations: Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews. As the new year picks up, it is likely that Torah literacy will increase even further, leading the world towards further prophecy fulfillment and the Messianic era in 2019.
Increasing End of Days Natural Phenomena
“Sing to Hashem a new song, sing to Hashem, all the earth.” Psalms 96:1
According to Torah scholars, the End of Days will be marked with unusual natural phenomena such as stars and earthquakes. This past year, Breaking Israel News reported on various natural phenomena heralding the Messiah, including the Dead Sea coming back to life, snowfall in the hottest desert, seismic activity, eclipses, volcanoes, tsunamis, blood moons, blood red rivers and asteroids. According to Rabbi Pinchas Winston, as time goes on, such events indicating divine intervention in mundane events will become more prevalent. “In the later stages of the geula(redemption) the mixture of miracle and nature will increase to the point where it will become so clear it will be undeniable,” Rabbi Winston told Breaking Israel News. Some suggest that Gog and Magog will be a war fought through nature. While he made a disclaimer that we cannot prove anything is hashgacha pratit (divine intervention), looking toward 2019, “the people who are prepared to look at the big picture will be able to connect the dots in a way that makes more sense than trying to explain everything in strictly natural terms.
Focus on and Return to the Third Temple
In the days to come, The Mount of Hashem’s House Shall stand firm above the mountains And tower above the hills; And all the nations Shall gaze on it with joy. Isaiah 2:2
Described in Isaiah is a time in which the nations will look upon God’s house in Israel – the Temple – with joy. However, lacking a Third Temple, 2018 saw various attempts to recreate its glory. September’s World Creation Concert in Jerusalem was considered a “call to prayer for all nations to come together to praise God in Jerusalem” according to Sanhedrin spokesman Rabbi Hillel Weiss, who said doing so reestablishes King Solomon’s original intention when he established the Temple. Various nations joined in, as prophesied, with Guatemala and Colombia sending delegations to the concert, including their ambassadors. Similarly, the Temple Mount Conference brought pilgrims from all over the world to bless Israel, under one leader, as prophesied in the Bible. In the past year, temple coins were minted and over Hanukkah, a dedication of the altar for the Third Temple was reenacted. The ongoing search for a perfect red heifer for renewed Temple Services is continuing into 2019 as two more red female calves are being checked in the coming weeks. The 12-year ongoing search for Temple utensils is picking up as retired criminal investigator Jim Barfield believes he has discovered the hiding location of the gold and silver implements of the Temple – Qumran – located near the lowest point on earth. Perhaps in 2019, we will continue to see increased focus on the Temple, moves towards its rebuilding and the return of Temple treasures like Barfield’s sought-after Temple utensils.
And you shall declare to them: Thus said Hashem: I am going to take B’nei Yisrael from among the nations they have gone to, and gather them from every quarter, and bring them to their own land. Ezekiel 37:21
Prophesied in Ezekiel is the ingathering of the exiles – a people dispersed from the Jewish homeland thousands of years ago in a Diaspora, only to return to the land in the End of Days, until the Final Aliyah. In 2018, the Jewish Agency reported a five percent increase in aliyah to Israel, with that increase coming largely from Russia, which witnessed a 45% jump in the rate of immigration. Also on the rise were Argentinian aliyah, with a 17-percent rise from last year, and South African aliyah with a two-percent increase. As we see prophecy coming to fruition, 2019 will likely see another rise in aliyah, gearing up for scientist Saul Kullook’s prediction (based on a formula correlating the axis of the earth and the latitudes of Israel’s Biblical borders to Prophecy) maintaining that 2020 could see largest aliyah yet.
Return of the Ten Plagues
“I will punish him with pestilence and with bloodshed; and I will pour torrential rain, hailstones, and sulfurous fire upon him and his hordes and the many peoples with him.” (Ezekiel 38:22)
According to the Book of Ezekiel, beyond a punishment to the Egyptians, the Ten Plagues will return in the war of Gog and Magog preceding the coming of the Messianic age. As precursors, bloodshed, hail, torrential rain and sulfurous fire will punish Gog just before the Messiah. 2018 saw the return of a number of these precursors. In early 2018, the Molchanka river in Siberia turned into a blood-red estuary as a result of silt deposits caused by industrial pollutants. A recent wave of hailstorms struck simultaneously around the world in the most unlikely of places. The Saudi Arabian desert was covered in ice and, in precisely the manner described in the Bible, hail in Australia was accompanied by fire. Breaking Israel News reported, “In the case of the hailstorm in Africa, the devastating effect on cattle reflects the devastation the Biblical plague had on the Egyptian. Even the unlikely meeting of the elemental opposites of fire and ice was witnessed by the farmers of Australia, making the claims of a literal reading of the Bible more credible.” Meanwhile, heavy rain and hail hit Saudi Arabia’s northern province of al-Jawf, as well as in South Africa killing at least 18 cows. In 2019, we can expect to see a continuation of the Egyptian plagues, including blood in water, frogs, lice, wild animals, deceased livestock, boils, thunderstorms of hail and fire, locusts, darkness and death of the first born.
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