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RABBI YITZHAK KADURI’S PREDICTIONS

Jan
11

Yitzhak Kaduri was an Israeli rabbi, a Kabbalist, and a scholar of Jewish mysticism who rose from obscurity to become a significant force in Israeli politics in the 1990s. Kaduri settled in Palestine in the early 1920s. By the 1990s he had become a venerated religious leader in Israel, particularly among ultra-Orthodox and North African Jews, many of whom formed the core of the Shas political party. Kaduri’s public endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu was considered crucial to the Likud leader’s 1996 election as prime minister. In 2000 Kaduri professed that he had seen a vision in which heaven favored the then little-known Moshe Katzav for president over former Prime Minister Shimon Peres. In 2006, President Katzav spoke a eulogy at Kaduri’s funeral, which drew a crowd of some 250,000 mourners. Before Rabbi Kaduri’s death, the prophet gave several predictions related to the end times and Messiah Yeshua’s return.

On 24 September 2001, Rabbi Kaduri prophesied that the Gog and Magog War will commence and will last for seven or more years, according to Arutz Sheva Israel National Radio broadcast. The Gog and Magog War can be found in the Book of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. This war involves a coalition of Islamic nations led by Russia against Israel, America, and the Western European powers. In other words, the war probably describes world war three.

In the early winter of 2004, following a private session with another Rabbi, Rabbi Kaduri declared “I have just seen the face of the Messiah.” In Judaism, the Messiah is the expected king of the line of David who will deliver the Jews from foreign bondage and restore Israel’s golden age. The term used for the messiah in the Greek New Testament, christos, was applied to Yeshua (Jesus), who is accepted by Christians as the promised redeemer.

On 12 December 2004, Rabbi Kaduri predicted “great tragedies in the world are foreseen.” He pointed to the direction of catastrophes as being in the region ”where Jews are going to the East,” according to Yediot Acharonot News. Rabbi Kaduri also announced to the Israeli press, “the Messiah is already in Israel.”

On 24 December 2004, Rabbi Kaduri predicted the great Indian Ocean tsunami where over 230,000 people died on 26 December 2004. This tsunami was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest-hit country, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.

On 14 September 2004, Rabbi Kaduri declared that it was imperative for the Jewish community to return to the Land of Israel because of the terrible natural disasters threatening the world. The Rabbi believed the Jewish year from 2005 to 2006 was the year of “Secret and Revelation” when the real Jewish Messiah would be revealed, according Arutz Sheva National Radio show.

On Rosh Hashanah 2005, Rabbi Kaduri entered into a deep concentration period for roughly 45 minutes during an afternoon prayer session. Suddenly he raised his head smiling and declaring “the Messiah’s soul has attached himself to a person in Israel.”

On 28 January 2006, Rabbi Kaduri breathed his last breath following a brief battle with pneumo

nia. Before his death, he left his last testimony in a sealed envelope with instructions that it should not be opened until one year after his death.  When the envelope was finally opened, Rabbi Kaduri wrote that he met the Messiah, who will shortly return to Israel following former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s death. He also wrote that name of the Messiah was Yehoshua, which is the long pronunciation for the name Yeshua, or Jesus Christ.

ANALYSIS OF KADURI’S PREDICTIONS

If Rabbi Kaduri’s predictions are from God, then Yeshua is the real Messiah for the Jewish people and the rest of humanity. When Ariel Sharon dies, the final 70th week of Daniel’s prophecy will begin sometime later (Daniel chapters 9 to 12 and Revelation chapters 4 to 19). The Christian Church will be raptured to Heaven before the seven year tribulation period (1-Thessalonians 4:16 and 1-Corinthians 15:50-55). And Messiah Yeshua will return to Earth during the great Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19). Rabbi Kaduri’s predictions appear to be 100 percent accurate partly because they parallel biblical eschatology.

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