|Jungreis urges Jews to prepare for the coming of Messiah|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 30 October 2008 11:30|
Jewish inspirational speaker Rebbetzin Jungreis is warning the world is now experiencing the birth pangs that are to herald the coming of the Messiah, and there is just a limited amount of time in which to avert the cataclysmic events that have been foretold to take place during the tribulation period. In a recent interview for Arutz 7, Jungreis said that God is bringing the world closer to redemption, through a process called 'chevlei Mashiach' - the labour pains of the arrival of the Messiah. Citing several ancient Jewish sages and scholars, Jungreis points to a number of signs which indicate that we are now living in the last days, including the global financial collapse, the rise of Islamic extremism, increased lawlessness and the break-up of families. Jungreis also believes that the Messiah must come before 6000 years of human history have run their course, and that the world must mend its ways in order to 'hasten' the arrival of the Messiah and usher in the Messianic era, without having to pass through the time of trouble that has been foretold in the Scriptures.
Quote: "In order to reverse negative prophecies which warn of pain, suffering, famine, and death during the end of days, Rebbetzin Jungreis says one must first understand the imminence of the arrival of the Messiah. This world, as we know it today, cannot last beyond 6,000 years. "Listen carefully, friends, to what I'm telling you. Hashem, Elokei Yisrael, created this world that we are living in today in six days. Every day was a thousand years. This world, as we know it today, cannot last beyond 6,000 years. Right now, we are in the year 5769, which means it's Erev Shabbos of the world. By the year 6,000, Mashiach has to be here. He could come much earlier. But by the year 6,000, he has to be here... the Vilna Gaon said that the last war, Milchemet Gog uMagog, is going to last only 12 minutes because they are going to have such weapons...We know that the final redemption, the final Geula, it's going to be like when you left Egypt – only one-fifth of our people left Egypt. Four-fifths perished... during the plague of darkness. "So I'm appealing to every Jew. Every negative prophecy can be changed. We can bring Mashiach today. Right now, we are living in a period called Erev Shabbat. It's Erev Shabbat, because when Mashiach will come, it will be the day that will be all Shabbat, the seventh day... Let's bring Shabbos early, and let us to bring Shabbos with menucha [ease], with shalom [peace], with simchah [happiness] – Is it possible? Absolutely?! Every negative prophecy can be changed."
Unfortunately many Orthodox Jews have this wrong concept, that the Messiah's coming is dependant on the nation of Israel reforming their ways. The Bible knows nothing of the concept of self-reformation. The Lord Jesus Christ said there was only one thing that would prevent His return. Only when the nation that rejected the King of Jews is willing to say, "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord", would He be willing to come to them (Matthew 23:39). Sadly many Orthodox Jews are also ignorant of their own Scriptures, which prophesied that the Messiah would be born in the town of Beit Lehem (Micah 5:2). When the Jewish sages were asked where the promised Messiah was to be born, the reply was given to King Herod, "in Bethlehem of Judea", Matthew 2:5. Today the town of Bethlehem forms part of the Palestinian territories. If the messiah the Orthodox Jews are expecting arrives any time soon, he would most likely be born a Palestinian Arab. Even if Israel were to recapture Bethlehem from the Arabs, the Messiah could still not now come out of Bethlehem. For the book of Daniel foretold the exact day that the Messiah would enter into Jerusalem, and how He would ultimately be rejected by the nation of Israel (Daniel 9:25-26). As we can see, the messiah the Orthodox Jews are looking for is not the Messiah of the Bible. The Messiah of the Bible will not return until the nation of Israel is willing to look unto the One Whom they pierced (Zechariah 12:10). What about you? Have you looked unto the One Who was pierced for your sins? Jesus Christ died for you. He bore God's punishment for your sins, so that you could be forgiven, and have everlasting life in heaven. Why don't you trust in Him for salvation today.
Source Arutz 7