|Kabbalist claims Messiah's name is Yeshua|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 17 May 2007 17:00|
An Iraqi Kabbalist that said he met the Jewish Messiah in 2003 is causing controversy in Israel, after a note that was thought to be written by the man revealed the Messiah's name, Yeshua (or Jesus). Kabbalah is a mystical form of Judaism which has been made popular of late by pop-stars such as Madonna. Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri claimed during his lifetime that the Jewish Messiah is currently living in Israel, and that when the people recognize him, he will save Israel from Islam and Christianity. Kaduri stated that the Messiah will not take political office, but will communicate through the media to the people. Before his death, Kaduri reportedly wrote the name of the Messiah in code, placed it in an envelope and instructed his followers not to open it until one year after his death. Some Rabbis think that the note, containing the name of Yeshua, may be a forgery. Some Christians wonder if the Messiah Kaduri is predicting may be the False Prophet.
Quote: "A few months before his death, Kaduri gave a Yom Kippur address in which he gave clues as to how to recognize the Messiah. He told those gathered for the Day of Atonement in his synagogue the Messiah would not come until former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies. Sharon was stricken while in office Jan. 4, 2006. He remained in a coma until replaced by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. While many expected the imminent passing of Sharon, he has remained alive but unconscious ever since his attack.
Certainly what the Rabbi says in regard to the Messiah currently living in Israel is not Scripturally correct, even though he may be right about the real Messiah's name. Islam teaches that "Jesus" will return to earth and reign over Jerusalem for seven years. During that time, this false Jesus will be able to do miracles, and will call on all people to embrace Islam and will kill those who refuse. The book of Revelation depicts the False Prophet as having two horns like a lamb (appearance of Christianity), but will speak as a dragon (like his father Satan), Revelation 13:11. Whether or not this false Jesus will claim to be Jesus Christ, I don't know. But as Rabbi Kaduri said, the non-religious will accept him easily, for they will have no pre-conceived ideas on who or what the Messiah should be. Satan gives people just enough truth to get them hooked on his lies, and perhaps this lie that Yeshua is going to rule over Israel during the tribulation period may be enough to deceive the nominal Christians and unbelieving Jews. What's for sure is that we are now living in the days when these things will soon come to pass.