“Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri said—on his death bed–that Jesus Christ visited him and that He would return to Israel shortly after the death of Ariel Sharon” (realityofchrist.me).
With Ariel Sharon’s death, comes the “prophecy” or speculations on the coming of Christ and some Christians are now believing on the impending “rapture” of the Church.
But before jumping into conclusion and be deceived on the identity of the true Christ, it is advisable to first review some scriptural verses that may not be thoroughly studied even by born-again Christians.
These are the “suffering servant” verses in Isaiah 52:13-53:12 in relation to Acts 1:11, among others, and “the last shall be the first and the first shall be the last” doctrine in the new testament.
These verses will give the readers clues on the identity of “true” Christ.
In Acts 1:11, the angel told the disciples:
11 xxx “Galileans, why are you standing there looking up the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way that you see him go to heaven”. (Note: Today’s English Version ).
If Acts 1:11 is interpreted not in relation to other verses in the scripture, it would result most probably in a superficial understanding-that is-the literal coming down of Christ from heaven. Such interpretation however is weakened by the phrase “in the same way” because such phrase will adversely affect the logic of the statement as there is no similarity between going up to and coming down from heaven. In other words, if you consider the phrase, it will logically result in departure or going up to heaven instead of coming down from heaven. Also, as Christ was seen only privately by disciples in going to heaven, then, it would be inconsistent for others to publicly see him coming.
Also, the statement “Galileans, why are you standing there looking up the sky”, is obviously “questioning the looking up to the sky”. And when immediately connected to the subject of Christ’s coming back to earth, it impliedly suggests to exclude expecting him thru the sky, but to look for the deeper meaning of “in the same way”.
On the other hand, the phrase “This Jesus, who was “taken from you” into heaven” is emphasizing the fact of separation of Christ from the disciples, which was caused and characterized by sufferings. Since Christ’s departure was characterized by sufferings, then it becomes logically acceptable that his coming is also characterized by sufferings, if the same phrase “in the same way” is primarily considered.
This proposition is supported by the suffering servant verses in Isaiah 52:13-53:12, which are substantially complete prophetic descriptions of both the departure and return of Christ. And whether or not the death of Ariel Sharon can be considered as a clue to the identity of the coming “true” Christ as apparently told by Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri , only time and future circumstances will tell, but for sure, the true Christ will less likely be introduced by anybody else or reveal his own true identity but more likely be introduced by the Father in heaven Himself or through the two (2) witnesses.
Next article is on Isaiah 52:13-52:12 verses.
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