Blogger's note: The global crises will likely be felt much more intensely by the global community in 2009 and beyond. According to biblical prophecy, things are well in place for the biblical Tribulation to begin imminently. In order to understand this, one must first read "Satan's Hoax" at JesusRaptureMe.com.
As of today, December 31st, 2008, I rest my case, at least temporarily. Current world events will likely demonstrate my points.
Just as God (through the prophets and through Paul of Tarsus, for example) shared Jesus Christ the Lord with followers of Judaism first, so now, God has also shared about Christ's second coming with followers of Judaism/Kabbalah first. God has not forsaken God's chosen people, but will very soon lead a remnant to become today's champions of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Lord. They will realize that Christian prophecies are correct and reject Satan's hoax against the Jewish people. Many others will sadly remain deceived.
Daniel 9:26 says, "The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary." The phrase, "the ruler who will come," refers to the Antichrist. Many biblical scholars conclude that, since Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the Second Temple, a derivative of Rome will produce the Antichrist. They commonly conclude that the European Union is that derivative of Rome. Some others conclude that the derivative of Rome is the Roman Catholic Church.
However, a person with a deep understanding of Judaism and Kabbalah would say that Rome was not responsible for destroying Jerusalem and the Second Temple. They would say that the destruction was actually caused by the Jewish people because they had fallen into a spiritual descent. Kabbalah teaches that what happens in our world is merely a reflection of what occurs in the spiritual world. Thus, they would explain that Rome was simply a puppet agent of the Creator. The Creator caused Rome to destroy Jerusalem and the Second Temple to demonstrate in our world what had occurred in the spiritual world and was caused by the Jewish people.
Thus, "The people of the ruler who will come" are the Jewish people. This means that the Antichrist will come from the Jewish people, not from the EU and certainly not from the Roman Catholic Church. With that being the case, it is much easier to see how the Third Temple will be rebuilt and the sacrifices resumed during the first half of the biblical Tribulation, since the ruler will be a follower of Judaism.
Revelation 13:1 says the beast, or Antichrist, will come out of the sea, used to represent Gentile nations. This does not necessarily contradict the fact that the Antichrist will come from the Jewish people. He could easily be born in a Gentile nation, such as Russia, as a Jewish person, and even move to Israel, as many have done.
It is likely that the False Prophet, who will be born in Israel (Rev. 13:11), and the Antichrist will both be followers of Judaism and Kabbalists. They are likely extant today and have no idea of their own identities related to Christian prophecies.
Christian prophecies indicate that, in these end-times, Israel will be hated and wars will increase against Israel until a false world peace is brought. Indeed, anti-Semitism is on the rise. Israel and the Jewish people are being blamed for all the world's woes. This comes as no surprise to followers of Judaism and Kabbalah. Their teachings show that this is the time for the world to hate them, and according to them and the Zohar of Kabbalah, rightfully so. They say it is because they are the only ones that can correct the world and all of creation innately knows this (All Kabbalists, Jewish or Gentile, are considered by Kabbalah to be spiritually Jewish). They say that the Creator has designed things this way in these times in order to force followers of Judaism and Kabbalah to step up to their natural purpose and bring correction to the world. Therefore, watch for the world's woes, and especially Israel's and the Jewish people's woes, to rapidly escalate until they bring a false world peace. But, just as the plagues on Egypt had to crescendo into the tenth plague of death before Egypt would accept the spiritually seasonal prominence of the Jewish people, so now, the world's woes will have to crescendo into bringing much death before the world will elevate Judaism and Kabbalah for this spiritual season of the biblical Tribulation.