“What we are seeing is certainly a part of the end of days but not in the way many people think,” Ovadia said. “This is an appetizer, a little sound and light show that is a sneak preview of Gog and Magog.”
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“Just like the plagues hit Egypt for a full year, we are just beginning to see the forces of nature in ways we have never seen them before. Just as in Egypt, this is to give the people a chance to repent. After the redemption, after Gog and Magog, there will be no repentance.”
Ovadia bases his statements on classical Jewish esoteric sources.Ovadia explained that the renowned medieval scholar Maimonides described the prophecy of Balaam in the Bible as referring to astronomical phenomena presaging the Messiah.
What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Yaakov, A scepter comes forth from Yisrael; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Shet. Numbers 24:17
“The prophets foretold that asteroids and other astronomical events would presage the final redemption,” Ovadia said.
“Everyone looks at geopolitical developments fo hints of Gog and Magog,” Ovadia said. “The pre-Messiah war is really quite simple. First, the Messiah will appear and then, the nations will rise up against him. We will see the nations rising up against Jerusalem. Until we see that, it is not Gog and Magog.”
“There is no natural way that Israel can make it through Gog and Magog like the prophets say we will. The only way is if nature fights for us. This is what happened in Egypt. The only way for slaves to rise up against the most powerful nation of the time was if nature fought for them.”
Ovadia noted that according to Jewish sources, the final war will begin on Sukkoth.
“It is already too late for Gog and Magog to begin this year. [me: maybe not] But when it does come, the forces of nature will fight for Israel. We will just be sitting in our Sukkoth, celebrating the holiday as events unfold. It might be that asteroids will come raining down from the skies, something NASA has no protection against. This is like the plagues that struck Egypt. The Egyptians thought they ruled over nature but when the Redemption began, they were powerless.”
Today, China and the US both have “*weather weapons” and using them against each other: fires in Calif. and flooding in China, but HaShem will show them WHO is Really in Charge!
* Russia also has them, but they are smarter, letting the US and China go at each other, and then acknowledge that THEY, Russia, are the smarter one: total separation from the V, the banking fiasco with their own currency and more.