The Windows of Futures Past 4: Obama Rising
As I was writing the next chapter regarding Zechariah's prophecies interpreted in our times it was one of those epiphany moments that I had described previously. On TV, President Obama walked from the back room at the White House to the podium to give his speech the evening before 9/11 and talk about his sudden change of heart in moving more weapons and personnel into Iraq, while preparing to bomb Syria. Much too late, I said to myself, and as I read the line I was working on from Zechariah's chapter 11, which just happened to be sentence 9, I realized yes, it was definitely way too late to change what is about to happen. Before the speech began, it didn't even occur to me that I was writing on chapter 11. Nor that I had reached line 9 when Obama stepped out to the podium. Coincidence? Hardly, as I also mentioned there are very few things that are coincidence in my life. If you read line 9 from Zechariah, it emphasizes that there is nothing that can be done now. Those that are intended to die at the hands of ISIS will do so, and that the escalation of the war (It is a war even though the president refuses to label it as such and call it exactly what it is) just means as the end of the sentence describes, 'more to feed of the flesh to either side.' It will not end the death and destruction, only elevate it to a completely new and unprecedented level. Once again, I will say that I cannot make you believe what I am about to describe in this article. That takes an act of faith and as this chapter also describes, there are very few of you that possess that faith. But I do hope that you will take the time to read Zechariah's work, and then you will read those sentences labeled AZ, for Aryeh-Zuk, the name I was given and fourth in my family to have done so, and see how the same sentences were revealed to me as a message of our time, our present time in this particular situation. And perhaps you just might happen to see how it is Barak Obama that is being described in the closing sentences of this chapter. It is the coalition that will falter and as such, so many in this world will fall in battle as the spread of radical Islam consumes even more countries, including the devastating attack on Israel described as the land of cypresses. Though this threat is huge, particularly to Israel when ISIS reaches its borders, the coalition will still attempt to restrain Israel from counterattacking with all its force. According to Zechariah, the government of Israel will bow to the pressure of its supposed friends and allies. A mistake, a very serious mistake. I still believe the outcome can be changed, otherwise why would I even be sent the visions of this future, but to do so those of the 'poor flock' must convince the others to see the truth of world events and recognize that the 'Foolish Shepherd" is about to send this world over a cliff because he will not fully accept or commit to the enterprise of destroying ISIS. Already today, John Kerry is telling everyone, "This is not a WAR." If not a war, then what do you call it when your facing down the barrel of your own destruction?
Zechariah Chapter 11
1 Petach Lebanon, delatechah; vetoicol aish, ba-arazechah.
1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
AZ: From the North the enemy will come down and decimate Lebanon without resistance, destroying all in their path. The Arabs of the coalition, will fall before them unable to block their advance.
2 Haylail berosh key-nafal erez, asher adirim shudadu; haylilu aloinai Bashan, key yarad ya-ar habatzir.
2 Wail, O cypress-tree, for the cedar is fallen; because the glorious ones are spoiled; wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down.
AZ: And the cries from the lands of Syria and Lebanon will wail in terror and resonate in Galilee; the invaders will crash through the defensive lines set up on Golan and the mighty soldiers of Israel will fall in their wake.
3 Kol yillat haroim, key shuddah ahdartam; kol sha-ahgat kefirim key shudad ge-oin hayardain.
3 Hark! the wailing of the shepherds, for their glory is spoiled; Hark! the roaring of young lions, for the thickets of the Jordan are spoiled.
AZ: Know this, that all the words of the coalition leaders will mean nothing, their promises empty, the resolution faltering and their plans for victory spoiled. The Lions of Judah and its neighbours and its defenders are crushed as the invaders pass over the Jordan from the east.
4 koh amar, Yahweh elohai: re-ai et-tzoin haharaigah.
4 Thus said the LORD my God: 'Feed the flock of slaughter;
AZ: Yahweh, my God says, “My flock will now to be slaughtered, fed to their enemies by the hands of their friends and allies.”
5 Asher koinaihen yahargun, veloh yeshamu, umoichraihen yomar, baruch Yahweh va-ashir; vero-aihem, loh yachmoil alaihen.
5 Whose buyers slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they that sell them say: Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich; and their own shepherds pity them not.
AZ: Bought off by their supposed allies and supporters of the Western world, who restrained my people from doing what they must do, and then as My flock is slaughtered these same allies wash their hands of any guilt. Instead they say, it was the will of God that they be killed because their own Jewish leaders faltered and betrayed them but we remain safe and unharmed so it must be true.
6 Key loh echmoil oid, al-yoshvai ha-eretz-neum-Yahweh; vehinai anoichi mamtzi et-ha-adam. Osh beyad-rai-aihu uvyad malko, vechittu et-ha-eretz, veloh, ahtzil miyadam.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD; but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.'
AZ: And Yahweh will no longer take pity upon the people of the Earth, and He will let them all fall into the hands of their neighbouring enemies and into the hands of this self-proclaimed King of ISIS. And ISIS will lay conquest across the Globe and the words of the prophet are too late to deliver any of the people from the conquered lands out of their butchering hands for they would not listen.
7 Va-ehreh et-tsoin haharaigah, lachain ahniyai ha-tsoin; va-ehkach-li shenai makloit, le-ahchad karati noi-am ulachad karati chovlim, va-ehreh et-hatsoin.
7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, verily the poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Graciousness, and the other I called Binders; and I fed the flock.
AH: So I will sit back and watch these sheep that refuse to hear my words go to the slaughter for they are but poor examples of what should be God’s flock. But I will not abandon those that will listen as I take into my hands two staffs, and my words will fall upon the backs of those that are willing to be the flock of God like the sticks of the shepherd. One to guide them in graciousness, and the other one to strike them when they refuse to follow directions and thus keep them in line.
8 Va-akcheed et-shloishet haroi-im, beyerach; vatiktzar nafshi bahem vegam-nafsham bachalah bi.
8 And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; 'for My soul became impatient of them, and their soul also loathed Me.'
AH: And the three populations that chose to follow false demi-gods shall perish in a short time because I, Yahweh have grown impatient waiting for them to recognize that the path they chose was an insult to Me, and not the word of the Lord, their one and only God.
9 Ve-omar, lo ehrah etchem; hamaytah tamoot, vehanikchedet tikachaid, vehanisharoit, toichalnah ishah et-basaar re-utah.
9Then said I: 'I will not feed you; that which dieth, let it die; and that which is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let them that are left eat every one the flesh of another.'
AZ: And as prophet I say, “Don’t look to my words to save you, those that would not listen at first, it is too late, you are already dead, cut off from this world and you will live in the wasteland of your own making.
10 Va-ehkat et-makli et-noi-am va-ehgdai oitoi-lehafair, et-briti, asher karati, et-kol-ha-amim.
10 And I took my staff Graciousness, and cut it asunder, 'that I might break My covenant which I had made with all the peoples.'
AZ: And as prophet I will deliver no more words of guidance to those that would not listen, thus breaking my covenant to seek salvation for all the people of this world as they are clearly beyond hope and only a small remnant have remained true.
11 Vatfar, beyom hahoo, vayaidu kun ahniyay hatsoin, hasmerim oiti, key devar-Yahweh, who.
11 And it was broken in that day; and the poor of the flock that gave heed unto me knew of a truth that it was the word of the LORD.
AZ: On that day that is coming you will know when that covenant is broken and the wretched of you will finally acknowledge that what you had been told was the word of Yahweh but you chose not to listen. Only the poor remnant that always gave heed will find mercy in those days.
12 Va-omar aleichim, im-tov be-ainichem havu sekari-ve-em-lo chadalu; veyishkelu et-sekari shloshim kasef.
12 And I said unto them: 'If ye think good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear.' So they weighed for my hire thirty pieces of silver.
AZ: And then I will say to those that would not listen initially, you want redemption then give me what I want, what the Lord has instructed me to deliver, but if you do not, then live with the circumstances you have created. And those people will pay me with the cost of a slave, thinking that is the price I wanted to serve them.
13 Veyomer Yahweh ailai, hashlichaigu el-hayoitsair, ehder hayekar, asher yakarti mai-ahlaihem; ve-ekchah shloshim hakasef, va-ashlich oitoi bait Yahweh el-hayoitsair.
13 And the LORD said unto me: 'Cast it into the treasury, the goodly price that I was prized at of them.' And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them into the treasury, in the house of the LORD.
AZ: And Yahweh will then instruct me to toss their offer of payment into the Temple treasury, scattering their loathsome cash into the dirt and debris of the Lord’s house that they chose never to rebuild. For such is the value of their money, it is nothing, just as their promise to rebuild the Temple, of bricks, mortar, hearts and souls has been nothing for two thousand years.
14 Va-ehgdah et-makli hashaini, ait hachoivlim-lehafer, it ha-ahchavah bain Judah uvain Israel.
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Binders, that the brotherhood between Judah and Israel might be broken.
AZ: And then I broke my second staff, the one to strike the sheep to keep them on the right path, so that all will then know that the brotherhood between the Children of Israel and those that simply call themselves Children of God is broken. For it will no longer be enough to be born of the covenant. One must earn the right to be one of the Lord’s flock.
15 Veyomer Yahweh, aylai: Oid kach-lechah, keli roi-eh evili.
15 And the LORD said unto me: 'Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
AZ: And Yahweh instructed me to let them go ahead and follow the empty and hollow words of the leader of their ‘free’ world. This man that sways them with the tools of his political trade.
16 Key henay-anoichi makim roi-eh be-eretz, chanikchadoit lo-yifkoid hana-ar lo-yevakaish, vehanishberet, lo yerafay, hanitzavah, lo yechalkail, uvsar habriyah yokol, ufarsaihen yfaraik.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not think of those that are cut off, neither will seek those that are young, nor heal that which is broken; neither will he feed that which standeth still, but he will eat the flesh of the fat, and will break their hoofs in pieces.'
AZ: Their will rise this leader of the free world country, who will become leader of a world coalition, but he cares nothing for the people that suffer at the hands of the enemy, only about his own image and his own stature as a supposed man of conscience and wisdom. While the legs of the oppressed are broken he will feed only his own ego, and even those that stood idle, thinking his leadership wise, will come to the realization that he cares nothing about them.
17 Hoi roi-ee ha-ehlil oizvi hatsoin, cherev al-zeroi-oi ve-al-ain yeminoi; zeroi-oi yavosh tivash, ve-ain yeminoi kahoh tacheh.
17 Woe to the worthless shepherd that leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye; his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
AZ: Great sorrow will come to those that follow this worthless and shallow leader whose heart was never with the people that idolize him and he will abandon them. He will make all the noise necessary to say that he will take the war to the enemy, brandishing the weapons of war in his arms, and proclaiming that he has targeted the enemy in his sights, but when it comes to actually doing battle he will shrivel and shrink from the battlefront, his threats empty and his generals will desert those that they led, leaving them in confusion and darkness.
If you have read and understood the parallel prophecy of our time, then you will know that the 'Foolish Shepherd' has been truthfully identified and now it is only a matter of the flock being led astray into an abyss of terror and devastation. As the bearer of these messages, it is a burden that must be shouldered. But what of your responsibilities? Though my articles and messages are read by hundreds and even thousands, how many of them are actually circulated to others who will not find them on their own? How is it that the foolish shepherd can have an audience of millions, hanging on every false word from his mouth, yet when the truths of the Torah and tanach are being preached, only a handful will prove to be the poor flock so accurately described? How is it that with all our suffering, with all our so-called faith in the Almighty, so many still refuse to read the writing on the wall? We stand at a precipice. We can go over that cliff, like so many before us or so many that will come after us, or we can actually make that leap of faith and believe if we run fast enough, jump high enough, and stretch out our arms far enough, we will make it to that other side.
Avrom Aryeh-Zuk Kahana