The death of former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon opens up speculation about a prophecy offered by Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri before his own death in 2006. The “Ariel Sharon Prophecy” states that the Messiah, whom Kaduri claims to have met, will not appear to the world until Ariel Sharon had died.
Sharon fell into a coma after a stroke on January 4, 2006. Kaduri died 24 days later and left a note that was not to be opened until one year after his death. One year is the traditional mourning period, during which certain privileges are accorded the family out of respect for the deceased. More importantly, condemnation of actions of the dead cannot be placed on the family after this time period, so Kaduri was likely protecting his family from the backlash he thought might come from his note.
In it, he stated:
Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.
This I have signed in the month of mercy,
In Hebrew, the letter abbreviation spells Yehoshua, the Hebrew name of Jesus.
It is impossible to know if Kaduri’s prophecy was inspired or if it has any accuracy. Technically speaking, the fact that the Messiah has not appeared means that he was correct, but does it mean that Jesus will return now? In a week? A month? A year? A decade? All is still unclear.
Kaduri was one of the most respected Rabbis and Jewish scholars of modern history, well known for his memorization of the Bible. As with all situations of signs, they are intended to show us when to watch and for what to watch. We know that there are many strange things happening in the world today that coincide with inspired Bible prophecy; Kaduri’s role is unknown until the events that he predicted come to pass. From a mortal perspective, it’s easy to see Kaduri’s note, Sharon’s passing, the upcoming Jewish Holy Day Blood Moon Tetrad, and everything else happening today as signs, but very little changes for believers.
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