One of the most interesting prophecies in Tenach is from Chapter 12 of Daniel. Daniel gives us a way to calculate the end of days. Many Torah scholars have made attempts to decipher the prophecy but to no avail. Since it says that it would not be decipherable until the end, I am excited since I believe two facts have come to fruition: I believe we have its meaning and it must be the end. Daniel was told by Hashem (translation from the Artscroll Tenach):
8 I heard [this} but I did not
comprehend [it}, so I said, "My L-rd, what is the end of these [matters]?"
What does it seem to be saying? The
key word is “abomination.” We have
already seen examples of prophecies that are better understood from the English
translation. The reason being is that it
is prophesying something about an English-speaking country. An example that I have already mentioned is
the information from Isaiah 21 up out the first Gulf war. That prophecy starts
by saying "like Desert Storm's... How profound it is that Isaiah should use the
vernacular, about 2700 years ago, that
the Pentagon decided to call the war in 1991.
9 He said, "Go, Daniel! For the
matters are obscured and sealed until the time of the End.
10 They will be
elucidated and clarified and refined by many [people}; the wicked will act
wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but the wise will understand.
11 From the time the
daily offering was removed and the mute abomination put in place, one thousand two
hundred and ninety days.
12 Praiseworthy is he who awaits and reaches one thousand three
hundred and thirty-five days.
for you, go to [your] end; you will rest - then arise for
your portion at the End of Days.
The word abomination appears in the 5769th verse of the Torah. This was brought to light by several prominent
Rabbis that it was referring to the inauguration of the US president Obama. 5769 or more specifically January of 2009 was
the inauguration of the president. At
that time many jokingly stated that the United States became the Obama-nation. It may have been a play on words but I believe
it was a message from Hashem.
The Hebrew word used in verse 11 of Daniel is שקוץ. If one adds the letter ה
to make the word read “the abomination,” we find that the Gematria is 501. The Gematria of Barack Hussein Obama (ברק חוסיין אובאמה) is 501 meaning that Hashem is truly telling us that he is “the
abomination” that Daniel is being told about.
If we count the days from the time that the Obama-nation was put in
place (the inauguration date), 1290 days brings us to last Thursday, the 14th
of Av. there has already been speculation on other blogs that when Daniel said
"a time, times, and half time" it was referring to the 3 1/2 years
that Obama has been in office. This is
very consistent with the 1290 days coming up to last Thursday. The fact that it follows with verse 12 saying that
“praiseworthy is he who awaits and reaches 1335 days” tells us that there will
be a turbulent period of 45 days which brings us up to the end of the year
5772. The 1335th day is Erev
Why am I saying that these 45 days will be turbulent days? The fact that the prophet is telling us that
we are praiseworthy if we await, meaning that we must be patient, trusting
Hashem and having complete faith in Hashem.
For it says those will be the people who reach the 45th day. With all that is happening in the world, no
one knows, except Hashem, who will survive the 45 days.
was so special about last Thursday that led me to believe that it was the beginning
of the 45 day turbulent period?
we reviewed specific news items that occurred that day, we see very definite events
that we have been watching for a long time. Some of the events (this is not all
inclusive -- there were more) were:
9 He said, "Go, Daniel! For the matters are obscured and sealed until the time of the End.
10 They will be elucidated and clarified and refined by many [people}; the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but the wise will understand.
11 From the time the daily offering was removed and the mute abomination put in place, one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Praiseworthy is he who awaits and reaches one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 As for you, go to [your] end; you will rest - then arise for your portion at the End of Days.
News of Spain and Italy being in financial ruin and possible collapse was exasperated by Germany's lack of cooperation in helping with a bail out. We know that one of the events that has been leading up to the time of Moshiach is the disastrous worldwide financial situation (I mentioned it from Talmud, Soto 49). If Spain and Italy go, Europe will be not too far behind and so may the rest of the world including the very unstable United States.
News of us possibly being within weeks of the war with Iran which will precipitate World War III, came last Thursday (many news items, too extensive to discuss here). More importantly is the statement in the Yalkut Shimoni that war with Iran will occur in the year that the Moshiach will be introduced. That has been a good indication that we have been watching that this is the year. Since it is likely to occur within the 45 day period, we are reassured that prophecy from Daniel is talking now.
News that things are not going too well in Syria and that the time for the end of Assad may be imminent, became more obvious last Thursday when the internal civil war was stepped up in Syria and bordering countries announced an increase in the armament on the Syrian border. The Zohar’s statement that we have been watching that the Moshiach will appear when the king of Syria falls, points to this happening within the 45 days.
All the statements that have been made by the Gedolim – Rav Kaduri, Rav Scheinberg, Rav Kanievsky, etc are all talking place within the 45 day period.