Monday, March 27, 2017

Solving Biblical Enigmas? The Two Witnesses Arrive? Restarted Sacrifices?


Breaking Israel News: Rabbi Baruch Kahane
Happy Rosh Chodesh Nisan/Aviv! This is the other Jewish New Year, and it has a deep meaning too, like an enigma.  
The Bible has many unanswerable enigmas. One that I study is the two unknown clean men from Numbers 19. Who are they? Orthodox Rabbis have never ascertained who they are, and they’re an enigma to Messianic Scholars too. Another enigma is who the Two Witnesses might be? Could they be the same men? Another enigma is when the sacrificial system would restart. Is there another connection between these three enigmas?

Let’s consider the reinstitution of the Sacrificial System first. Based on Hebrew letter types and shadows, it could begin on Nisan 1 of any year, found in Exodus 38:21 and chapter 40.

These are the accounts of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, recorded… Exodus 38:21, and in Hebrew: eleh p'qudei (remember/visit/appoint) HaMishkan (THE Tabernacle) Mishkan (important repeat for emphasis) ha’adute (the chosen ones of the congregation) asher puqad (important repeat of remembering/visiting/appointing) ... (later in the parshah, chapter 40) ...in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month (Nisan 1/Aviv 1) the Tabernacle was erected. Moses erected the Tabernacle (important repeat).
Nisan 1 is tonight. In any year, Nisan 1 could be an interesting date to watch.

According to my research, the Sacrificial System will restart on Nisan 1 in the end of days with Holy Sacrifices (Zevach: zayin-beit-chet) on a Holy Alter (Mizbeach: mem-zayin-beit-chet) near the Holy of Holies (Naos), with nothing but a simple tent (Tabernacle/Ohel Moed/Miqdash and/or Chuppah/Kippur) to cover everything. Hebrew and Greek scripture supports that there will be ‘No Temple’ until one descends from Heaven without human involvement in passages found in Daniel 9, 2 Thessalonians 2, and all of Revelation.  
To restart sacrifices, we need a High Priest: Sanhedrin Appoints High Priest in Preparation for Third Temple

We don’t need an end time’s human built temple, or what everybody expects: THE Antichrist Temple. The original Hebrew and Greek texts confirm end time’s sacrifices, but no temple. Plus, we don’t know who the Two Witnesses are, or what they will do. Finally, the sacrifices can’t be restarted whenever we desire, because God prescribes decrees related to these events. Jewish sages describe this “as the quintessential decree of the Torah, meaning that it is beyond human understating.”
Based on Numbers 19, you can’t just determine to restart everything in human ways, for God must provide two unknown ritually clean men to initiate the processes. Please note, only Enoch and Eliyahu qualify as ritually clean men able to restart sacrifices by adding items to be burned with the Red Heifer. The conundrum is the unknown men become unclean by slaughtering the Parah Adumah (Red Cow), and the other unknown man becomes unclean by gathering the burnt ashes (If top Orthodox Rabbis don’t understand this Chuqat Decree, why should I get it?).  

[Who and What?] HASHEM spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: “This is the decree of the Torah which HASHEM has commanded, saying: Speak to the children of Israel, and they shall take to you a completely red cow, which is without blemish, and upon which a yoke has not come. You shall give it to Elazar the Kohen; he shall take it out to the outside of the camp and someone [Who? Enoch?] shall slaughter it in his presence. Elazar the Kohen shall take some of its blood his forefinger, and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the Tent of Meeting [Tabernacle/Ohel Moed, no Temple needed] seven times. Someone [Who? It must be another man. Eliyahu?] shall burn the cow before his eyes—its hide, and its flesh, and its blood, with its dung shall he burn. The Kohen shall take the cedar wood, hyssop, and crimson thread and he shall throw [them] into the burning of the cow.
The Kohen shall immerse his clothing and immerse himself in water, and afterward he may enter the camp; and the Kohen shall remain contaminated until the evening. The one [Who? Eliyahu?] who burns it shall immerse his clothing in water and immerse himself in water; and he shall remain contaminated until evening. A pure man [ Who? Both men are now unclean.] shall gather the ash of the cow and place [it] outside the camp in a pure place. For the assembly of Israel it shall remain as a safekeeping, for water of sprinkling; it is for purification. The one who gathers the ash of the cow shall immerse his clothing and remain contaminated until the evening. It shall be for the children of Israel and for the proselyte [believing Gentiles too!] who dwells among you as an eternal decree. Numbers 19:2-10 (Chumash Stone Edition)

Who can draw a pure thing out of an impure one? Is it not the one [God]? Job 14:4
“It is not the corpse that causes contamination or the ashes of the cow that cause purity. These are the decrees of God, and man has no right to question them.” (Midrash)

Timing: On the first day of Nisan, the day the tabernacle was inaugurated, they [the laws of the Red Cow] were given again in the form of a commandment, and the very next day, on the second of Nisan, Moses oversaw the burning of the first Red Cow. (Gittin 60b; Yerushalmi, Megilah 3:5)
Somewhere in the final seven years, the Two Witnesses arrive. In my estimation, they are Enoch and Eliyahu, the only two men that never died. I believe the Two Witnesses arrive before the final seven years to activate certain ritual processes. My logical date would be in Nisan, of any year. So, watch Nisan, just before Passover this year.   

Caveat: God makes the rules. Even though Chaim Richman from the Temple Institute believes he has a High Priest and two ritually clean men from his dozens of Cohens, he has no one that’s ritually clean by Torah Standards. We need two men that are ritually clean (Tahor), by God’s standards to slaughter the Red Heifer before the Sacrificial System may restart. What if these men are found in Revelation and Zechariah?
[Who? from Revelation] I was given a measuring rod like a stick and told, “Get up, and measure [with a plumbline in the hand of Z’rubavel] the Temple [Naos mistranslation: only the Holy of Holies] of God and the altar [Mizbeach: mem-zayin-beit-chet], and count how many people are worshipping [Zavach: sacrificing: zayin-beit-chet] there! But the court outside the Temple [Naos mistranslation, only the Holy of Holies]: leave that out; don’t measure it; because it has been given to the Goyim, and they will trample over the holy city for forty-two months. “Also I will give power to my two witnesses; and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.”  These are the two olive trees and the two menorahs standing before the Lord of the earth. If anyone tries to do them harm, fire comes out of their mouth and consumes their enemies — yes, if anyone tries to harm them, that is how he must die. They have the authority to shut up the sky, so that no rain falls during the period of their prophesying; also they have the authority to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. Revelation 11:1-6 (CJB)

[Who? From Zechariah] This message from Adonai came to me: ‘The hands of Z’rubavel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will also finish it.’ Then you will know that Adonai-Tzva’ot sent me to you. For even someone who doesn’t think much of a day when such minor events take place will rejoice at seeing the plumbline in the hand of Z’rubavel. So these seven are the eyes of Adonai that range about over all the earth.” I replied by asking him, “What are those two olive trees on the right and left sides of the menorah?” Then I asked the question again: “What are those two olive branches discharging gold [-colored oil] through the two gold spouts?” He replied, “Don’t you know what they are?” I answered, “No, my Lord.” He said, “Those are the two who have been anointed with oil; they are standing with the Lord of all the land.” Zechariah 4:8-14 (CJB)
The Two Witnesses need to arrive before the final seven years to restart “The Holy” (at the Alter/Mizbeach). He will make a strong[er] covenant [gevar in Hebrew, he strengthens the covenant] with leaders for one week [of years]. For half of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice [Zevach] and the grain offering [Minchah]. On the wing [Knaph/not a Temple] of detestable things the desolator will come and continue until the already decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator.” Daniel 9:27 (CJB)

“So when you see the abomination that causes devastation spoken about through the prophet Dani’el standing in the Holy Place [Alter/Mizbeach, by inference: Near the Naos/Holy of Holies]” (let the reader understand the allusion), “that will be the time for those in Y’hudah to escape to the hills. Matthew 24:15-16 (CJB)
For the Day will not come until after the Apostasy has come and the man who separates himself from Torah has been revealed, the one destined for doom. He will oppose himself to everything that people call a god or make an object of worship; he will put himself above them all, so that he will sit in the Temple [Naos/Holy of Holies, by inference: Near the Alter/Mizbeach]” of God and proclaim that he himself is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (CJB)

[When?] When they finish their witnessing, the beast coming up out of the Abyss will fight against them, overcome them and kill them; and their dead bodies will lie in the main street of the great city [Jerusalem] whose name, to reflect its spiritual condition, is “S’dom” and “Egypt” — the city where their Lord was executed on a stake. Some from the nations, tribes, languages and peoples see their bodies for three-and-a-half days and do not permit the corpses to be placed in a tomb. The people living in the Land rejoice over them, they celebrate and send each other gifts, because these two prophets tormented them so. But after the three-and-a-half days a breath of life from God entered them, they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. Then the two heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up into heaven in a cloud, while their enemies watched them. In that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were awestruck and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come. (The Seventh Trumpet) Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, Revelation 11:7-15 (ESV)
Here’s my Two Witnesses’ chronology: The Two Witnesses arrive prior to the final seven years to restart the sacrifices. They also bless and seal the 144,000 from twelve tribes. “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads!” I heard how many were sealed — 144,000 from every tribe of the people of Isra’el: Revelation 7:3-4 (CJB)

The Seven Seals open prior to the final seven years. All seven are survivable. The first four Trumpets are explainable; whereas, the final Three Woes are unnatural. All Seven Trumpets occur during the first forty-two months of the final seven years. The final Seven Bowls are poured out on humanity during the last forty-two months of the final seven years. Please add the Three Woes to the Seven Bowls to arrive at Ten Final Judgements, rhyming with the Egyptian plagues.
Revelation 11:14 clearly states: “The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.” This is a way of stating we’re almost to the mid-point of the final seven years.

Nearing the mid-point of the final seven years, the Beast arrives in Jerusalem after selectively slaughtering all the non-Jewish Sons of Abraham described in Daniel 11:36-45. He has only one goal remaining: Kill the Two Prophets and force all Jews to worship him. They will accept him, and then reject him.
After the Beast receives a head wound, he will revive to kill the remaining Jews on the planet. There will be a Second Exodus as detailed in Isaiah 11:11-12 & 19, Jeremiah 16 & 23, Amos 9:14-15, Zechariah 10:10-11, and Revelation 12:14

The Beast’s only opportunity to nullify God’s plans is to kill all of the remaining Sons of Abraham, and break God’s promise to them. He will nearly succeed, but fail.
There won’t be any Jews in Jerusalem requiring Two Witnesses and their advice after the mid-point, so that’s why they won’t be there.

Shalom, and Happy New Year!