“These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7)
International Bible code expert Rabbi (Rav) Matityahu Glazerson has announced that based on rabbinic sources and Bible codes, the Temple will come down to Jerusalem in 5776, which is this year — if all conditions are right.
Bible code watchmen use computer programs to find words in the appearance of Bible text that otherwise are not seen on a printed page. More specifically, these words point to prophecies. In his program, the Rav found repeated cases of the words in Hebrew for “Jerusalem” and “Messiah” or “Meshioch,” and what he interprets to mean “will come down,” and “God will inform on the 15th of Av.”
In Glazerson’s words, “We don’t know exactly what it refers to,” but he implies that God will notify us that something important regarding the Temple will happen on the 15th of Av [August 19 of this year].
Rav noted that the 19th century Rabbi Zadok ha-Kohen of Lublin wrote that “the 15th of Av is the time for building the Beit HaMikdash (the Holy Temple), since on that date the sin of the spies was.”
This is in reference to the 10 spies who returned from scouting out the land of Canaan with a bad report, thus weakening the will of the people and leading to the 40 year wandering in the wilderness in which an entire generation died out. (Numbers 14)
According to tradition, every 9th of Av during those 40 years, a certain percentage of men died. But on the 40th year on the 15th of Av, the death plague ceased. Still today, the 9th of Av is a day of mourning, while the 15th of Av is a minor holiday.
Although the 9th of Av has seen many more calamities over the generations, such as the destruction of the First and Second Temple, the 15th of Av seems like a likely date for the Lord to bring down His Temple, since it is has been a day of many other blessings:
- The tribes of Israel were permitted to intermarry.
- The tribe of Benjamin was permitted to reenter the community.
- The road blockade, set up by Jeroboam ruler of the northern kingdom to prevent his people from going to the temple to worship, was lifted.
- The survivors of the fortress of Betar, and the last to hold out during the Bar Kochba rebellion in AD 133, were allowed to bury their dead, by decree of the Romans.
- The “breaking of the ax” occurred on this day when the holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, celebrating the annual cutting of firewood for the altar. (Chabad)
Glazerson also points to a Bible code of the current Hebrew year, 5776, which ends on Sunday, October 2nd. Attached to this date, he finds the code for “it will be shining,” which he identifies as the Shechinah or God’s presence and Holy Spirit. Throughout rabbinic literature, the Shechinah is identified with the Temple and is said to dwell in it.
He also points to a code for the words mihahar (from the mountain), which he identifies as Mount Moriah, the site of King Solomon’s Temple.
Glazerson is careful to point out that this coming down of a new Temple is conditional on the behavior of the Jewish people. (Breaking Israel News)
At the same time that Rav Glazerson was announcing his prophetic finding, Rabbi Shalom Berger, the spiritual leader of the Mishkoltz sect of Hassidic Orthodox Jews was meeting with Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading ultra-Orthodox rabbinic authority. During the meeting Berger asked Kanievsky if this year was especially favorable for the coming of the Messiah.
Kanievsky quickly answered, “Of course, the year, 5776, in Hebrew letters (תשע”ו) spells ‘salvation’ (תשוע).”
He also asked Kanievsky how one should prepare for the coming of the Messiah. Kanievsky responded simply: wait, and added, “Now all that can be done is to anticipate the imminent arrival of the Messiah.” (Breaking Israel News)