Biblical prophecy is always a fascinating subject, dealing as it does with the hope of golden age, a repairing of the world, a making whole, a redemption mixed with the equal propensity for apocalyptic destruction. It predates the secular utopianism of a Sir Thomas More or Francis Bacon and appears imminently more welcoming , emancipatory and liberating than Dante’s grueling burden of utopia found in the Republic. Christopher Hitchens will will all the debates, Richard Dawkins, et al. are most convincing and articulate in challenging the validity of ancient wisdom found in the Torah; but artistically, and poetically, these modern academic Dadaists, effectively nihilists of the intellectual avant-gard fall back on their own conventions leading to an artistic backwater that is both boring and depressing: like a life sentence of reading Milan Kundera and listening to Leonard Cohen and the rather dreary and uneventful Utopia of Jonathan Swift.
The radical vibration is simply lacking, fagged out from the heavy lifting of earth required to bury such an immense figure as god. The messianistic vision, the Biblical prophets, the interpretors of the “end times” , the re-unifiers of the houses of Israel, the “ten tribers” are really the first rays of the morning sun in terms of conviction of a better world, the “in the blink of an eye” optimism that is intrinsic to messianic movements….
The call by a rabbi to have Jews take up arms against other Jews and at the same time say that Israel is on the verge of a civil war, Jew against Jew, is a page out of Bible prophecy….
. . . “Ezekiel 37:15-23 reveals a prophetic scenario that does actually call for a second Jewish state which will be titled, “Judah”. Rabbi Wolpo has already called for the Jewish people to be in place in Israel and ready to establish a second Jewish state that is, as I mentioned, called for in Bible prophecy. There will be a second Jewish state in Israel soon after the Rapture, before Jesus Christ comes back to the earth.
Rabbi Wolpo’s actions are indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.. . ” Read More:http://raptureintheairnow.com/news-you-can-use/a-second-jewish-state-judah-happening-as-called-for-in-bible-prophecy
In the middle of all this, is the vision postulated by a Walter Benjamin and even Kafka; a cut where the profane world would be separated from the transcendent. A burst of messianic violence bringing an earthly redemption from the desire or need to enter into this idyllic kingdom in the first place. A negative messianism or even an atheist messianism where divine violence, nihilism represents not the arrival of the divine on earth but the earth’s abandonment of the divine. A messiah who comes but not showing up, or by coming only when its no longer necessary. An act not of redemption but of redemption from salvation.
…Yet removing faith in the messiah from the spiritual and social life of the Jewish people in recent generations has hardly left a void. The Jewish people simply transformed traditional messianism into something else. Messianism symbolizes an aspiration to wholeness and repair; when emptied of its traditional contents, nationalist sentiments proved a convenient substitute. Hence, a secular messianism developed in the form of Zionism. At a later stage, when the word “nationalism” also became uncouth, it was replaced by a type of universal messianism, otherwise known as the peace movement. The fervor accompanying this movement arguably poses a threat just as great as that of any other messianic zeal, for in it, too, ideology holds more sway than reality.