The death of Ariel Sharon, the former Prime Minister of Israel, after suffering from ‘stroke’ is a sign of the coming true Christ, both prophetically and physically.
Prophetically-as Christ’s coming that is written in Isaiah 52:14-53:4 is consistent to Sharon’s physical ordeal before his death and physically-as what happened to the physical body of Ariel Sharon before his death, ought to prophetically happen also to the physical body of Christ before coming.
If Sharon suffered from ‘stroke” before he died, Christ’s physical body is prophetically stated to suffer from ‘stroke’ before coming. If Sharon was deprived of his memory for so many years before dying, Christ is prophetically deprived of the knowledge of who he is before his coming consistent to Matthew 24:36.
36“No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows”. (Matthew 24:36, God’s Word Translation)
Just like Ariel Sharon before dying, the physical existence of the coming Christ is now on earth but the day or hour of his actual coming through the clouds solely depends on the Father in heaven. In fine, both the physical vegetative existence of Ariel Sharon before dying and the coming Christ are under the sole control of the Father in heaven.
Contrary to the proposition of Judaism, the suffering servant verses in Isaiah 52:13-53:12 pertain to departure 2000 years ago and the return of Christ. The verses are all poetic narration of the suffering of Christ when he departed (Isaiah 53:5-9) and when he returns (Isaiah 52:13-53:4) and the verses thereafter refer to statement justifying his award. (Isaiah 53:10-12)
For example, Isaiah 53: 5-9 verses fit to the description of Christ’s sufferings when he was crucified.
5 But because of our sin, he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.
6 All of us were like sheep that were lost, each of us going his own way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him all of us deserved.
7 He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep to be sheared, he never said a word.
8 He was arrested and sentenced and led off to die, and no one cared about his fate. He was put to death for the sins of our people.
9 He was placed in a grave with those who are evil, he was buried with the rich. Even though he never committed a crime or ever told a lie.
Applying “the last shall be the first, the first shall be the last” principle stated in the new testament, the prior verses (Isaiah 52: 14-53:4) refers to Christ’s sufferings when he returns. These two-stage sufferings-that are-when he departed and when he returns were initiated by a penultimate success verse in Isaiah 52:13, as follows:
5213The Lord says, My servant will succeed in his task; he will be highly honored.
Isaiah 52:14-53:4 refer to Christ’s sufferings when he returns characterized poetically by “marring or disconfiguration of his physical body”, “growing like plant taking root in a dry ground”, “no dignity or beauty”, “nothing attractive about him” “nothing that would draw us to him” , “despising and rejecting him”, “no one would ever look at him”, “we ignore him as if he was nothing”, ” body pain and suffering”, “suspected that his suffering is a punishment sent by God”, all of which are being undergone by one who suffered from ‘stroke’ while recovering.
Isaiah 52:14-53:4 states as follows:
14 Many people were shocked when they saw him, he was so disconfigured that he hardly looked human.
15 But now many nations will marvel at him, and kings will be speechless with amazement. They will see and understand something they have never known .
53 1 The people reply, “Who would have believed what we now report? Who could have seen the Lord’s hand in this?
2 It was the will of the Lord that his servant grow like plant taking root in a dry ground. He had no dignity or beauty to make us notice of him. There is nothing attractive about him, nothing that would draw us to him.
3 We despised him and rejected him, he injured suffering and pain, No one would even look at him, we ignored him as if he were nothing.
4 But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, The pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God.
While Isaiah 53:10-12 refer to the verses applicable to both sufferings of Christ and his rewards thereafter.
10 The Lord says,“ It was my will that he should suffer, his death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And so he will see his descendants; he will live a long life, and through him my purpose will succeed.
11 After a life of suffering, he will again have joy; he will know that he did not suffer in vain. My devoted servant, with whom I am pleased, will bear the punishment of many, and for his seek I will forgive them.
12 And so I will give him a place of honor, a place among the great and powerful. He willingly give his life and shared the fate of evil men. He took the place of many sinner, and prayed that they might be forgiven”
The proposition of Judaism that above verses refer to Israel is not logical as the title of the verses is not “punished servant” but “suffering servant”.
Note: above verses are taken from Today’s English Version.