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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ancient Prophecy Dated 1217 AD

Ancient prophecy from 1217 AD  May 31, 2017

Rabbi Judah ben Samuel published a prophecy 800 years ago, based on his view of 50-year Jubilees (rather than 49-year cycles). Although the Ottoman Turks first appeared in the pages of history in the year 1215, just two years before the prophecy was written, he foresaw the time when they would conquer Jerusalem 300 years later in 1517.

Rabbi Judah ben Samuel - “When the Ottomans (Turks) – who were already a power to be reckoned with on the Bosporus in the time of Judah Ben Samuel – conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”

1217 AD. The prophecy.

1517 AD. Ottoman Turks take Jerusalem and rule for 8 Jubilees.

1917 AD. British take Jerusalem, but do not annex it. “No man’s land” for 1 Jubilee.

1967 AD. Jews take Jerusalem and rule it for 1 Jubilee to 2017.

2017 AD. “The beginning of the Messianic end time.”

No doubt the rabbi thought that Jerusalem would stand forever, and perhaps be ruled by the Messiah beginning in 2017. It remains to be seen whether 2017 will see a Jewish messiah or the real one who comes this time of Joseph. Will the old Jerusalem be the mother of the inheritors? Or will the New Jerusalem give birth to the Kingdom inheritors?  

Was Paul right or wrong in Galatians 4:28-31? Perhaps this “controversy of Zion” (Isaiah 34:8 KJV) will be resolved in 2017.

Galatians 4:21-31 NET  Tell me, you who want to be under the law, do you not understand the law?  (22)  For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.  (23)  But one, the son by the slave woman, was born by natural descent, while the other, the son by the free woman, was born through the promise.  (24)  These things may be treated as an allegory, for these women represent two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai bearing children for slavery; this is Hagar.  (25)  Now Hagar represents Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.  (26)  But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.  (27)  For it is written: "Rejoice, O barren woman who does not bear children; break forth and shout, you who have no birth pains, because the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than those of the woman who has a husband." 

(28)  But you, brothers and sisters, are children of the promise like Isaac.  (29)  But just as at that time the one born by natural descent persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so it is now.  (30)  But what does the scripture say? "Throw out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman will not share the inheritance with the son" of the free woman.  (31)  Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.

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