“Then he said to me, ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord.’ ” (Zechariah 4:6)
One of the most troubling aspects of the recent violence and terror in Israel is the battle between truth and lies. Lies against Israel are easily accepted in every form and majority of forums, including major news outlets and governments. However, one of the most disturbing claims are those denying the existence of the Jewish Temples and the Jewish nation’s connection to the holy site.
As worrying as this claim is, the current developments against Israel were anticipated thousands of years ago in the Jewish mystical text called the Zohar as part of the End of Days process:
“…The descendents of Ishmael will go up at that time (End of Days) with the nations of the world against Jerusalem…” (Zohar 1:119a)
The Jewish Temples were, until now, a universal truth chronicled in the Jewish Bible, the Koran and the New Testament. Nonetheless, the Jewish claim of a historical connection to their holiest site is being denied in mainstream press and in the international political arena.
The New York Times recently published an article that claimed there is no corroborative archaeological evidence to substantiate Jewish claims of Temples on the Temple Mount. To deny this would seem incredible. However, in an almost close call, a recently shot down proposal at the UN sought to cancel out all Jewish claims to the Temple Mount by Arab nations, including the Palestinians.
While the Temple Mount was not wrested away from Israel, a UN commission declared the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem as Muslim holy sites. Such a move is nothing less than an unprecedented attempt to rewrite history. Similarly, France has made a proposal to the UN for an international force on the Temple Mount, also cancelling out Jewish claims.
In a separate Jewish commentary describing the End of Days, the Sefer Eliyahu, first published in Salonika in 1743, describes how the Arab nations will attempt to convert the Jewish nation to Islam and rewrite Temple Mount history:
“Israel will say to the king of the Arabs, ‘Take silver and gold and leave the Temple.’ The king of the Arabs will say, ‘You have nothing to do with this Temple. However, if you want, choose a sacrifice as you did in the past, and we will also offer a sacrifice, and with the one whose sacrifice is accepted, we will all become one people.’ The Jewish people will offer theirs, but it will not be accepted because the Satan will lay charges against them before The Holy One, Blessed is He. The descendants of Kedar will offer theirs, and it will be accepted…At that time, the Arabs will say to Israel, ‘Come and believe in our faith,’ but Israel will answer, ‘We will kill or be killed, but we will not deny our belief!’ At that time, swords will be drawn, bows will be strung and arrows will be sent, and many will fall.” (Pirkei Mashiach, p. 236)
The Sefer Eliyahu describes a war of faith and religion, of the type being fought today. Sacrifices, or the modern equivalent, prayer, is at the center of the conflict, as the ancient book predicts. Today Jews or Christians praying on the Temple Mount is considered an act of aggression in the international press and a declaration of war.
Though the recent conflict is violent, Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Halberstam, also known as the Klausenberger Rebbe, predicted this conflict with the Arabs after the Six-Day War, almost 40 years ago, and instructed his students on how to be victorious.
“Don’t think that the Arabs will always run away; Ishmael will return, resiliently strong. Our ultimate war with him will be a difficult one; we shall not prevail by way of military means…The Nazis killed my wife and my eleven children. I suffered from them in ways that defy description. Yet, the Ishmaelites outdo the Nazis when it comes to cruelty. I shudder to think what will be.”
According to Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson, a world-renowned Bible Codes expert, the conflict between the “sons of Ishmael” and the Jewish nation is clearly spelled out in the Bible. Citing the rabbinic commentary known as the Pirke de Rebbe Eliezer, written 100 years before the beginning of Islam, Ishmael will challenge the Jews in the final days of the messianic process through “falsehood [which] will multiply and truth will be hidden,” precisely in the manner Israel is being challenged today.