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Ancient prophecy from 1217 AD

May 31, 2017

Here is an 800-year-old prophecy from a Jewish rabbi from the year 1217 that is interesting.

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.

http://destination-yisrael.biblesearchers.com/destination-yisrael/2012/12/rabbi-judah-ben-samuels-jubilee-prophecy-gives-the-year-of-the-messiah.html

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.

The fact is, the real “saints of the Most High” are now arising as caretakers of the Kingdom. The saints are not biological descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but are the sons of God who have been begotten by the Spirit.


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