“Every commandment that I command you this day you shall keep to do, that you may live and multiply, and come and possess the land that the Lord swore to your forefathers.” (Deuteronomy 8:1)
Two Bible Code videos, both released on October 26, 2015, suggest that certain times are particularly auspicious for the arrival of the Messiah. Two of those potential times are the upcoming Jewish holidays of Hanukkah, which begins at sunset on December 6, and Purim, which takes place in March 2016.
A critically important message of many of the Bible Code videos, including this one from Sukkot, is that the timing of the Messiah’s arrival is dependent on the Jews fulfilling the word of God, by keeping God’s Biblical commandments.
In other words, whenever Bible Codes refer to a possible date for the coming of the Messiah, it isn’t a prophecy. Its occurrence is very much dependant on repentance and on the Jewish people strengthening their belief in God.
The call for repentance in preparation for the Messiah is being heard from an increasing number of sources in the Jewish world. For example, repentance is the central theme of every Heavenly message received by Rabbi Amram Vaknin, including the most recent one reported by Breaking Israel News. Another voice calling for repentance is Rabbi Alon Anava, a former Jewish atheist who came close to God and became an Orthodox rabbi after he had a near death experience.
The urgency of messages calling for repentance is based partially on the Jewish belief that once the Messiah arrives, the option to repent will cease to exist. Thus, as the Messiah’s appearance draws closer, the window of opportunity to repent begins to close.
Repentance and Hanukkah
In the longer of the two videos that suggest auspicious dates for the Messiah to arrive, Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson, an international expert on Bible Codes, reviews a table that includes Bible Codes embedded in the Books of Numbers and Deuteronomy. Glazerson points out where the words Moshiach (Messiah) and Hanukkah appear together. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, occurs in the winter, close to the winter solstice, when the days are short.
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When speaking about the possibility of Messiah at Hanukkah time, Glazerson emphasizes the importance of the code b’teshuva (with repentance) which is spelled out by counting every eighth letter. Like Vaknin and Anava, Glazerson dwells on the necessity for repentance extensively in this video, quoting Maimonides, the eminent 12th century Jewish philosopher and Torah scholar.
“And Israel will only be redeemed [from their current exile] through repentance.” – Maimonides, Laws of Understanding
In the video, Glazerson points out the Hebrew letters that stand for 5776, which is the current year in the Hebrew calendar, and the words “Ben Yishai” (Son of Jesse) and David, both clear references to “Moshiach ben David” (Messiah, son of David).
At the end of the first video, Glazerson reiterates the need for the Jewish people to keep all the commandments of the Torah. Speaking to Breaking Israel News, Glazerson explained, “These [dates that are found in Bible Codes] are dates destined for Mashiach (Messiah), but if the condition of repentance is missing, it [his arrival] will be delayed to another appropriate date.”
The Purim Messiah?
The second, shorter Bible Codes video mentions the Jewish holiday of Purim as another possible date for the arrival of the Messiah. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman, who planned to kill all the Jews in ancient Persia, as told in the Biblical Book of Esther
Although, as mentioned, Glazerson routinely emphasizes the importance of repentance as a condition of the Messiah coming on any date mentioned in Bible Codes, the Purim Messiah table is different. Intriguingly, he remarked to Breaking Israel News that, in the Purim table, there is no clear mention of repentance. “Maybe this time, things will bring [us] to a situation that Mashiach will come [regardless of our behavior],” he said.
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The Purim video opens with a quote from Rabbi Shimon Dahan, an Israeli expert in Judaism’s mystical tradition. Glazerson quotes Dahan as saying, “Something great and joyful is going to happen on Purim.”
The most significant finding in this second table are the words HaMoshiach Purim (the Messiah Purim) appearing in a column together. This Bible Code, linking the Messiah and Purim, was found by counting every 5776th letter. This is meaningful because 5776 is the current year in the Hebrew calendar.
To strengthen the connection, the letters that spell out 5776 in Hebrew also appear in this table near the HaMoshiach Purim column. The Hebrew word that means “this is the time” also appears, to the right of the HaMoshiach Purim column.
As described In the Book of Esther, Queen Esther led the Jewish people in repentance. It was this repentance that saved them from the genocidal plotting of Haman. The Hebrew word for salvation also appears in this table in two different grammatical forms, again connecting repentance to salvation.
Finally, Glazerson points out the similar sound of Haman, the villain of the Book of Esther who is ultimately defeated by the Jews and Khamenei, the current Ayatollah of Iran, who has publicly threatened Israel’s future.