Skip to comments.The Cup Of Trembling...
Posted on 10/13/2016 8:18:54 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.(Zechariah 12:1-3)
A stunning portent of the truth of Zechariahs prophecy has emerged through the recent resolution passed by UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), denied the ancient connection between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount, the site of the First and second Temple and the holiest site in Judaism.
UNESCO had previously re-assigned the shrine at the tomb of the Patriarchs,Abraham,Isaac,Jacob and Sarah,Rebecca and Leah, as a Muslim historical site. The UN organization did the same to the tomb of Rachel,the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.
Thankfully there were six nations which voted against this latest outrage, the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany and Estonia.
Russia,China and Germany all voted in support of this abominable travesty, along with 21 other nations, mostly Muslim but including Mexico and Viet Nam.
The Bible warns that the issue of Jerusalem would become the center of world attention and a literal cup of trembling and a Heavy stone in the path of the so called progressive (Globalistic) vision of the world powers that be.
Consider the significance of Jerusalem itself; it is the only city on earth of which the Gd of the Bible has said I will put my name there, forever. It is the city of the great King, Mt zion on the sides of the North, and is the place that God dwelt among his people Israel, in the Temple.
Jerusalem is also the place where our Lord was crucified, in short, the place where Satan was dealt a fatal blow, and also it is the place where the Messiah is predicted to put his feet on the Mt of Olives when he returns.
Of course the city has long languished under conquerors, since the temple of Solomon and then the second temple were destroyed, and the nation was sent into a long, dark night, of exile, banishment and judgment.
Jerusalem is important to the global community as well; it is the only city cut into two distinct portions by the U.N., which deliberates about a sixth of its time over the status of Jerusalem, which is considered an international city. It is the focal pint of the worlds three monotheistic religions. Israel proclaims Jerusalem as its indivisible capitol, but the UN declares that East Jerusalem is the capitol of the Palestinian State.
Recently a controversy over a passport application in the United States went all the way to the Supreme Court, merely because a US citizen claimed his birthplace as Jerusalem,Israel. The United States official position is that Jerusalem is not part of Israel, and thus no passport can be issued which declares that the place of birth is Jerusalem,Israel.
True to this prophecy, the nations of the world are in great turmoil about the so-called status of Jerusalem. Though Jerusalem is manifestly the capital of the State of Israel, virtually none of the nations of the world will put an Embassy there, including the USA. They fear inflaming the Moslem near neighbors of Israel.
The idea of a cup of trembling is a judgment administered , which causes the neighboring nations, to reel, to go mad, to lose the capacity for sound judgment which leads to self-destruction.
In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs. Psalm 75:8
The Obama administration has attempted to make the appeasement of the Muslim world a centerpiece of its foreign policy. Therefore it has taken an unprecedented US stance toward Israel especially regarding Jerusalem and Judea. See Obama and Judea
Obama and his secretary of state have called for a strict no natural growth policy for Judea,(The West Bank), and they severely condemned Israel for approving the building of housing Units in East Jerusalem. see Administration Condemns Jerusalem Housing.
Islam has been claiming that Jerusalem has never been anything but a Muslim city, one of the holiest sites of the Muslim faith. Yet the Koran doesnt mention Jerusalem by name anywhere.
In its effort to erase any sign of Jewish history in Jerusalem, the Wafq, the Muslim custodianship of the temple mount, has been moving tons of rubble from beneath the surface of the site of the temple, dumping it in gravel pits outside of the city. Archeologists are finding priceless artifacts of the previous two temples in the rubble.
There is a reference in the Koran to Al Aqsa, literally, the farthest place from Mecca, where Mohammed supposedly rode a winged horse en route to a heavenly Muslim prayer meeting with Jesus and Moses.It is interesting that in Obamas Cairo speech to the Muslim world, he referenced this obscure story, the Isra , the sole Muslim claim to Jerusalem, and that only by inference.
The Bible ,however has more than 800 direct references to Jerusalem. It is the city of the great King, the Joy of the whole earth, Mt Zion, the sight of the future capital of the world, the counterpart to the heavenly Jerusalem. God is zealous for Jerusalem with a great fury we are told earlier in Zechariah.
Jerusalem, we are told by our Lord Jesus, will be trodden under foot of the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled (Luke 21:24)
For the time being, Jerusalem lies in unbelief, it is as Sodom and Egypt, (Revelation 11) ,but is destined to be the city where Righteousness dwells, and out of which the Law of the Lord shall stream forth to all of the world. No wonder there is such a storm around it.
The UN wants to make it an international city, the Vatican wants custodianship over it, Islam claims it as one of its holiest sites, The Gentiles insist on it being divided into two cities, One the capital of the Palestinian state,the other side the capital of the Jewish state. Islam doesnt like the name Jerusalem, they call it Al Quds, and so did a senior Obama security advisor in a speech recently. There is a storm brewing exactly as the Prophet said it would, God is making Jerusalem a cup of trembling, making mad the nations of the world.
Blessed Hope. We may live to see the King! The happening of the great expectation of the ages, from Paul until now. Jerusalem is the
city of God and His people promised to Abraham. A cup of trembling to
the nations. Come soon Lord Jesus.
Now, to reinforce the Hebrew Ownership of The Cave of Machpelia, let’s see who is buried there (This is NOT in dispute).
1. Abraham and Sarah (NOT Hagar!)
2. Isaac (NOT Ishmael!) and Rebecka
3. Jacob (NOT Esau!) and Leah.
Speaking of challenging ownership...Esau.
In the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron (the burial place of the Patriarchs) . . . Esaus head lies in the bosom of Isaac. (Targum Yonatan, Genesis 50:13)
Along with Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah, is Esaus head. We may see why soon....
I never knew that.
And I’ve been there, with an Israeli guide.
That is VERY interesting, though.
Rabbi Mendel Kessin has discussed this repeatedly. Mentioned in his latest video, but has said much more in a couple recent shiurs. Like this one:
America, the r'osh of Eisav, the good part of Eisav, being involved in the tikkun.
Well THAT is interesting!
There are many who say that America is not in the Bible at all.
The story of Jacob and Esau ends with a tremendous HEALING, which, I believe, is one of the meanings of the word “tikkun”.
If I am not mistaken.
Yet America is on every page.
America = Eisav as the head of the world nations, and spiritually as Christianity.
Yet the main identity is underneath, really just hiding in plain sight: Yosef HaTzaddik.
After all, who holds that birthright? It went from Jacob to Joseph to Ephraim.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer as they say. Of course Eisav is going to have a special interest in the birthright, and hanging about the one who holds it.
Yosef was hiding in plain sight, as the viceroy of Egypt, while maintaining his identity under wraps.
Hillary represents wicked Eisav, to get that birthright blessing in hand, whatever it takes.
Trump represents the good in Eisav, along with the righteous of Joseph [and Judah and all the tribes].
Hillary - Wile E. Coyote
Trump - Road Runner
That is right, so even if Wile E. "wins", it's only a temporary illusion. Trump or Trompe L'oeil - one is real, one is not.
Tied in is also the rectification for 911 ("double ash heap" = Ephraim = "I will be double fruitful"), NYC being Trump and Diaspora central. Hillary is the interloping alien usurper.
The wicked are stupid because they are mean and greedy. Wile E. as was Haman, done in by his own hand.
A Looney Tunes plot. How quintessentially... American.
I do believe Reagan used that term once or twice.
"Trump represents the good in Eisav..."Back when Trump was a 'joke,' the first thing the body of Esau attacked was its head (hair).
In this election, Trump is literally a political outsider, never having held elected office. Yet he is a household name because of his business empire. And not only that, he is known among the hoi polloi for his reality TV show. There's another bizarre paradox/irony: reality TV is anything but real, but how much more real can it get? The premise revolves around [Trump's] firing people. Nobody wanted to be fired by Trump. Now here he is.
The Apprentice is a game show featuring season-long competitions. Each season begins with a new group of contestants vying to earn a place in one of the organizations run by the host (previously, Donald Trump). The contestants (who are referred to as "candidates") have come from business backgrounds in various enterprises, the backgrounds including real estate, accounting, restaurant management, management consulting, sales and marketing.<<<
In any regular election cycle, the conservative (read Christian right) base/wing of the party would thumb its nose at this nominee, and a good number would stay home and not vote. THIS time, they are out in force with the pitchforks gripped tightly, hot to run out the entire corrupt filthy DC machine. The DC-media-Hollyweird cabal knows that it hath but a short time.
Donald Trump is the good head of worldly Eisav (the man of great business skill and success), supported not only the secular good-headed Eisavs, but by religious people, the ones studying "in the tent" just wanting to be left alone, who are the remnant of Jacob who inherited the birthright blessing of America that Eisav HaRasha - Esav the wicked - covets.
Where are the "lost tribes", and who is vexed by them? The head of Joseph, the one separated from his brothers, is the one who holds the birthright. It went from Jacob to Joseph to Ephraim.
NYC. 911. Trump and Diaspora central. The WTC towers became a double ash heap. The World Trade Center towers were the double symbol of commerce, trade - the world's produce as it were.
Ephraim = "double ash heap", and "I will be doubly fruitful"
And on Flag Day 2012, DJT's 66's birthday: Obama (Amalek) vowed on the beam of WTC 1: We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger.
It was Joseph who was running the operation that saved Egypt and his entire family from the famine, while drawing in the wealth of the known world.
This election is really a battle between Eisav HaRasha and Yosef HaTzaddik for the heart and soul of the greatest nation on earth. And Joseph has recruited one who is surnamed Trump for the job. Way funny. Eisav HaRasha is in a death spiral because of the combined forces of Joseph and a "defector" who knows all Eisav's tactics. It's like those Russian Cold War defectors - you knew by their actions that they were of a different soul and spirit than their corrupt comrades.
And not to leave Jews out of the equation. Trump surrounds himself with Jews. And they aren't the ones named Weiner, Sanders, or Wasserman-Schultz.
What is that about the final takedown of Eisav, that it can only be accomplished by the descendants of Rachel? (Radak on Obadiah 1:18) It sure looks to be happening right now in plain sight, regardless of who "wins" the election. The plot is the plot. It will be the ultimate flipped over story. Purim is forever. Amalek is headed toward the gallows he constructed for We the People (Jews, Joseph, and the defectors from his own camp)
Rachel died on the way to Ephratah; that is, on the way to fruitfulness. Where David was born - Bethlehem, the house of bread, the bakery as it were, the place where the wheat harvest goes to be made into the staff of life.
What did Rachel see in the dudaim ("mandrakes") during the time of the wheat harvest? The simple meaning: two beloveds, two Davids. Keen vision = beautiful eyes. An eye on the birthright through Joseph and the scepter through Judah (patrilineal descent), seeing ahead whose right it is, and who is his mother.
Dudaim: David + alef + dual plural ending (which is also the abbreviation for Jerusalem). Two Davids in one (the alef joins heaven and earth - yud/vav/yud)
The narrative of Rachel and Leah and the Dudaim parallels the incident with Jacob and Eisav and the birthright.
Noone should wonder why Jacob and Rachel were the perfect match, and what was so special about Joseph.
22. And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb:
23. And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, God has taken away my reproach:
24. And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son:
It has taken a few thousand years to work out the genealogies, the roots and offsprings and souls of nations, and to set the stage for all these needed rectifications. David <-> Shavuot (wheat harvest) <-> Matan Torah. No loose ends in this script.
Where is America in Bible prophecy? Anyone who needs to ask is about to be fired. There goes the prophecy house of merchandise. Not one stone will be left upon another. As far as Trump's hair, there's a word play for that too.
1967 when Israel captured Jerusalem just happened to be the Jubilee, when all property has to be returned to its rightful owners.
1911 was the same, when the move to return Israel to the Jews began.
2017 will again be a jubilee year, and also the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Sabbath, and the beginning of Satan’s tribulation of the saints 3.5 years later, in the spring of 2021.
Fasten your seat belts!
>> “Where is America in Bible prophecy?” <<
Jacob’s prophecy over the sons of Joseph, Genesis 48.
Ironically, that would certainly go a long way in explaining the "lost" in "lost tribes".
Like "this generation" being the one that is putting forth the interpretations of "this generation".
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
Same folks who had the sailor's weather forecast down pat. They could discern the face of the sky, but not the signs of the times.
Perceiving the dual faces of the sky, like knowing the duplicitous faces of the politicians, but not the times, yet they "see": peddling merchandise about end times signs and the meaning of the phrase "this generation".
Flipped over, like the seats of those who sold doves. Reminds me of *Jonah* ("dove"), who was displeased by the anti-climactic outcome.
Wasted popcorn I suppose.
When Yehova makes a promise, he keeps it.
Dispensationalists will be gnashing their teeth for sure!
Sod much to think about. Fascinating parallels indeed.
Chag here, but a quick note on doubles...Machpelah means “doubled” in Hebrew.
That which was in the beginning is embedded in the end.
The Alef-Tav is at the beginning and end of many sentences in Beresheet
Machpelah means doubled in Hebrew.
Thanks. I had forgotten. Klein's etymology is indispensible, for it includes modern words and derivations of derivations.
f.n. MH product (arithmetics)
Might as well throw in some misc. math data FWIW to anyone running across this post.
Machpelah = 175 (years of Abraham's life)
root kaphal = "double" = 130 (same as ayin - well, eye; age of Jacob when he went down to Egypt with 70 souls)
Machpelah = 40 +  + 5
That which was in the beginning is embedded in the end.
40 (first letter) + "ayin" + 5 (last letter)
What is 45... Adam
The soul of Adam full circle (gilgul). First Adam to last Adam (the son of Adam...David... Mashiach). Or how it is literally represented by the letter samech. More on that later.
Ever notice the parts breakdown of the numeral 40? The typeface is not how it is usually written; most people write the angled line straight up and down. But no matter. Same parts.
First we write the "L" portion that is on the left, then lift the pen and write the vertical line. Then we write the 0.
Instead, write the L first, but then write the vertical line next to it: L I O to approximate the shapes. Rotate the L 180 deg:
The "secret" of 40. What you said:
That which was in the beginning is embedded in the end.
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