And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth blood and fire and pillars of smoke. Joel 3:3 (The Israel Bible™)
The National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) announced this week that a large asteroid is on track to cross paths with the earth in 2023 but they say there is little cause for alarm, setting the odds of a cataclysmic collision at one in 30 million. An expert in end-of-days astronomy claims that this asteroid is part of a pre-Messiah wave, with which the Jews are specially gifted to cope.
The asteroid was labelled LF16 when it was discovered last June 14. Projections predict 62 different potential impact trajectories with Earth over the next 100 years.The first such encounter could take place in five years, on August 8, 2023. Other imminent close impact dates will be August 3, 2024 and August 1, 2025. The observation arc (the time between the first and last sightings) extended only 2 days, leaving large uncertainties in scientists’ ability to accurately predict the asteroid’s path.
LF16 is estimated to be 700 feet long and is currently travelling at almost 34,000 miles per hour. It is estimated that an impact by an asteroid of this size would have the same effect as a 57-megaton nuclear bomb, or roughly 3,000 times more powerful than the first nuclear device dropped in 1945 that obliterated Hiroshima.
In comparison, an asteroid less than 150 feet across exploded over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908 and the resulting airburst flattened 770 square miles of forest. Fortunately, there were no known casualties. In 2013, an asteroid 65 feet across entered the atmosphere undetected and exploded over Chelyabinsk Russia, injuring 1,500 people. Sixty-five million years ago, a 10-mile wide asteroid wiped out two-thirds of all life on the planet.
NASA experts estimate that the asteroid has a one in 30 million chance of crashing into our planet and has a 99.9999967 percent chance of missing the Earth. In general, large asteroids rarely collide with the earth. The European Space Agency stated on its site that asteroids larger than 330 feet in diameter usually cross paths with Earth only once every 1,000 years.
In a disturbing case of synchronicity, last June, just six days after the discovery of LF16, NASA announced a “vulnerability” in their asteroid defense system. This flaw was discovered after a six-foot wide asteroid travelling at 38,000 mph was detected only a few hours before it exploded over Botswana earlier that month.
Lindley Johnson, the space agency’s Planetary Defence Officer, described the specifics of NASA’s blind-spot.
“If the object is coming into the inner solar system and approaching Earth from the night side… our chances are pretty good of picking up objects of almost any size as they come close to Earth,” he told the press. “The smaller it is the closer it would have to come to earth for us to detect it.”
“But we have a vulnerability from the day side if asteroids have already had their closest approach to the sun, which is called their perihelium, then coming back out of the Solar System and approaching earth from the day side our capability to detect them ahead of time right now is very limited.”
NASA’s program tasked with detecting asteroids utilizes two optical telescopes that cover a large field of view. Each telescope requires three weeks to cover the complete section of the sky assigned to it. They are able to detect larger objects even when they’re still far away from the Earth but they are not entirely successful at detecting smaller objects up to 60 feet across until they are at least as close as the Moon.
Yuval Ovadia, whose videos on Nibiru have garnered hundreds of thousands of views, relates to these astronomical phenomena according to what is written in classical Jewish sources. He predicted that sightings of asteroids will increase in the coming years.
“NASA wants people to believe that they see everything,” Ovadia told Breaking Israel News. “But even now, that they are the most technologically advanced people in astronomy, many asteroids get past them and are sighted by amateur astronomers or seen when they fall to earth.”
Ovadia explained that the renowned medieval scholar Maimonides explained that the prophecy of Balaam in the Bible described astronomical phenomena that would presage the Messiah.
What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Yaakov, A scepter comes forth from Yisrael; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Shet. Numbers 24:17
The Zohar, the basis of Jewish esoteric learning, describes the Star of Jacob in great detail.
“After forty days, when the pillar rises from earth to heaven in the eyes of the whole world and the Messiah has appeared, a star will rise up on the east, blazing in all colors, and seven other stars will surround that star. And they will wage war on it.”
“As the star approaches, space debris will be pushed along in front of it like a wave in front of a boat,” Ovadia explained. He noted that this will also affect gravity on the Earth, causing floods, storms, and seismic activity.
“But the Jews were given a function in the world specifically for those times when the world is threatened before Messiah,” Ovadia said. “Our role as a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation isn’t just to serve religious purposes. We were chosen to get the world through the dangers.”
In his book Comets, Jews, and Christians published in 1996, John Hulley noted that Jews have been awarded 25 times their proportional share of Nobel prizes in science. Hulley suggested that the Jews were gifted by God with exceptional intelligence and ingenuity in order to save mankind from a global threat.
“This is clearly true,” Ovadia said. “This is how the Jews have survived for thousands of years, far longer than any other nation, despite being threatened and attacked far more than any other people. Someone who does not have the Torah in their soul will hear of this threat and build a bunker to save himself. Even if he is a leader appointed to serve the nation. In our soul, we think as a nation, for the public benefit, and not for the individual. That is why the Torah was given at Sinai to the entire nation and not to one prophet.”
Ovadia emphasized that this beneficial attribute of the Jews is conditional.
“If Jews work as a people and for the people, then great good comes out of it. If they turn this special gift toward personal gain, for money, then it becomes perverted. The Torah was given to the Jews for the benefit of the entire world and just so was our divine purpose as a people. If there is a global threat, you can be sure the Jews will be tasked with finding the solution.”