19 February 2008

Insights on Tehillim - A Blueprint for the End of Days?

If you want to see what's in store for this generation, see the following...

Tehillim 46 - Our present day.

...God is for us a shelter and a strength, a help in troubles; He is very accessible.
(This pasuk is for our time, the time of chevlei Mashiach.)

Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains totter into the heart of seas. His waters shall stir and be muddied; mountains shall quake from His pride forever.
(This pasuk describes the climate change that is a major harbinger of this time period. Note that there is in fact a mountain poised to fall into the sea at this very moment which could unleash a major tsunami upon the East coast of the United States. I found the following in my files:

Source: R' Dov Bar-Leib's blog
According to Rabbi Yosef Kaduri and the Arutz-7 journalist, the Kabbalistic elder referred to a known esoteric concept of a "Struggle Between the Oceans" and said that the large oceans (HaOkeanus HaGadol) would strike the world. Rabbi Yosef Kaduri said that his grandfather's warning includes Jews of the Americas.

Source: "Daniel's Rav"
...the sign that he said will show us that Moshiach is mamash about to be revealed. He said that in a certain stage, in New York the statue of liberty will be destroyed....

Source: Global Disaster Watch
CANARY ISLANDS - CUMBRE VIEJA VOLCANO - "We may never know if we came close to Armageddon this Tuesday" when Tropical Storm Delta passed near La Palma, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. It's predicted that a future eruption there will drop a 500 billion ton chunk of rock into Atlantic waters. The initial splash will soar more than 3,000 feet high. Then the splash will form a "mega-tsunami" and ripple across the Atlantic faster than a jetliner.

The east coast of Florida and the United States will be nine hours away. Mountains of debris would be pushed 12 to 20 miles inland. All east coast cities would be obliterated. Fifty million people would die. The fear Monday was that Delta's rains might trigger an eruption. If the volcano burped a hot bubble of lava, water trapped in crevices would heat to steam and the steam pressure would create cracking, the scientists say. But heavy rains never came. Cumbre Vieja didn't even hiss as Delta passed many miles to its north.

Computer-generated, animated simulations of what will follow the Cumbre Vieja collapses. One map shows waves 160 feet high striking the Florida east coast. Although the Canary authorities are anxious to do all in their power to play the catastrophe scenario down, claiming such a slide is hypothetical and could take place a thousand or more years hence, in reality they are quietly beavering away behind the scenes, stepping up the vigilance on the mighty Cumbre Vieja. Perhaps the seriousness with which they regard the situation can be judged by two of the latest monitoring schemes to be implemented in the area which have been tellingly dubbed Alerta I and Alerta II.
The vigilance initiative includes the permanent location of three geochemical instrument stations. In the coming weeks and months two further hi-tech gadgets will be installed, described as hydrochemical stations to keep checks on the temperature, pH content and flow of subterranean water. A separate programme includes periodic scientific fact-finding missions to measure levels of carbon dioxide emissions and temperatures.



But as for the river-its rivulets shall cause the city of God, the holy place of the dwellings of the Most High, to rejoice.

This pasuk is reminiscent of the river described in Yechezkel 47 that is supposed to burst forth from under the Foundation Stone on the Temple Mount when the Third Temple will be standing.

God is in its midst that it should not totter; God shall help it as morning approaches.
"Morning" usually refers to the Redemption and Zechariah 14:10 says: "The whole earth shall be changed to be like a plain, from the hill of Rimmon in the south of Jerusalem; but it [Jerusalem] will be elevated high and remain in its old place; ...."

Nations have stirred, kingdoms have tottered;
Major action in the geopolitical realm---there are many examples from recent events, but only yesterday Kosovo declared its independence and today, Fidel Castro has stepped down.

He let out His voice, the earth shall melt.
What the world is calling "Global Warming."

The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress forever. Go and see the works of the Lord, that He has wrought devastation in the earth.
Do not fear the awesome things you see coming upon the world. All is by the hand of HKBH.

He puts a stop to wars until the end of the earth; He will break the bow and cut the spear [to pieces]; wagons He will burn with fire. Desist, and know that I am God; ...
The next war with the nations will really be the war to end all wars.

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted upon the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress forever.
The final war will herald the time when "...Hashem will be One and His Name will be One."

(Some conclusions: If this Psalm relates events in the order of occurrence, and I 'm necessarily saying that it is, but it would seem logical... IF it is, then the next big event would be the destruction of America (and the Statue of Liberty) by a mega-tsunami and the arrival of Mashiach on our scene. After that, would come possibly an earthquake that would level the mosques, making way for the Beit Hamikdash Hashlishi and an opening for the river to run out from under the even shtiya to Yam HaMelach, which will no longer be called "Melach," because it will become matok. If the US is out of commission, then very likely it wil be a Russian GoG after all which will lead the final war on Eretz Yisrael.)
Tehillim 47 - Days of Mashiach following the War of Gog & Magog
...All peoples, clap hands; shout to God with a voice of praise.
For the Lord is Most High; yea, feared; a great King over all the earth.
He shall plague peoples in our stead and kingdoms under our feet.
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, which He loves forever.
God shall be exalted with the trumpet blast; the Lord, with the sound of the shofar.
Sing to God, sing; sing to our King, sing.
For God is the King of all the earth; sing a song composed with wisdom.
God has reigned over nations; God has sat upon His holy throne.
The volunteers of the peoples have assembled, the people of the God of Abraham, for God has the shields of the earth; He is exceedingly exalted.


Tehillim 48
- Establishment of Jerusalem after the War of Gog & Magog
The Lord is great and very much praised, in the city of our God, the Mount of His Sanctuary.
The fairest of branches, the joy of the entire earth- Mount Zion, by the north side, the city of a great king. God is in its palaces; He is known as a stronghold.
(From the midst of rejoicing in the aftermath, the final days of the old era are recounted followed by praise for the miraculous outcome)
For behold, the kings have assembled; they have passed together.
They saw, so they wondered; they were startled, yea, they were bewildered.
A quaking seized them there, pangs like [those of] a woman in confinement.
With an east wind, [with which] You break the ships of Tarshish.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of Hosts, in the city of our God; God shall establish it forever and ever.
We hoped, O Lord, for Your kindness in the midst of Your Temple.
As is Your name, O God, so is Your praise upon the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.
Mount Zion shall rejoice; the daughters of Judah shall exult for the sake of Your judgments.
Encompass Zion and surround it, count its towers.
Give heed to its walls, raise its palaces, in order that you may tell a later generation.
For this is God, our God forever and ever; He shall lead us as in youth.

Tehillim 68 - A Parallel to Shirat Devorah (excerpts)
A song of redemption by David~
...May God rise; His enemies scatter, and those who hate Him flee from before Him.
...O God, when You went out before Your people, when You marched through the wilderness, forever. The earth quaked, even the heavens dripped; this is Sinai, because of God, the God of Israel. Generous rain You poured down, O God; Your heritage, which was weary, You established.
...There Benjamin the youngest rules over them; the princes of Judah pelt them with stones, as do the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naftali.
...the God of Israel-He gives strength and power to the people; blessed be God.
Maybe you can find others. Note that "Har Sinai" is identified here with Har HaMoriah. The mountain that causes hatred today, right before the complete redemption, is the Temple Mount.

4 comments:

yaak said...

2 others (out of many) not mentioned:
Tehillim 126
Tehillim 149

Sheila, Canary Islands said...

I live on La Palma, and the tsunami risk is greatly overstated. See
http://lapalmaisland.sheilacrosby.com/2008/02/tsunami-risk.html

Devash said...

Yaak, of course. I brought these because I thought it unusual that the three in a row seemed to be following a natural progression of events. I'm not aware of another set of three just like that, but could be. Thanks for reminding us about the others.

Purim Katan Sameach!!

Devash said...

Sheila, nothing in today's world is overstated. If anything, it is highly understated.