The Windows of Futures Past 7: The Coming Darkness
I purposely chose to wait until the American Senate elections were over before releasing my visions of the final chapter of Zechariah. This was intentional because the events of this chapter do have a direct relationship to the elections of November 4th, whether you initially see it or not. What is seen as the final chapter of Zechariah, is in truth the beginning. The beginning of the end; The beginning of the rebirth; The beginning of a new dawn to settle upon mankind. But for this beginning to take place, it required certain events to be put in to motion. One of these I foresaw was the American Senate elections. Now one might try to argue that a Republican win in the Senate and control of the House is a good thing, as now there is the chance to move legislation throught the government and set things right. One could even argue that it will send a serious message to President Obama and the Democrats that the American people are not happy and they demand to have the country set upon a proper course and reclaim its prominence in the world. But as an outsider to your politics and your government I will say 'no', that will not be the case, and comment that the Republican sweep of the Senate and Gubernatorial races has only set the wheels in motion, ensuring that the events that Zechariah spoke of will certainly take place. One would think that such a tsunami of frustration that bolted the Republicans to controlling both Houses, would push the President to compromise, bring some common sense to his administration that their policies did not work and the people reject them. But perhaps sitting on the outside of your politices provides a clearer perspecitve of exactly what will happen. Your President is like the proverbial spoiled child. This resounding rebuff and rejection of his policies by the people will not be viewed as a signal for him to compromise, to find the common ground, and govern according to the will of the people, but instead he will most assuredly dig in his heels and he will fight back. He will commit himself to the 3 Rs of the insolent child; Revenge, retribution and retaliation because that is and always has been his nature. It was already obvious as the electorial races were winding down and as Democrats saw their hopes sprialling downward they unleashed the race card, the war agaisnt woman, the attacks against the impoverished and the downtrodden, anything that they could possibly use to cause further divisiveness amongst the people, and polarize the vote. But it failed, most saw through these tactics as the President and his Senatorial lackeys tried to convince the public that a vote for Republicans would return the country to a pre-Civil War mentality. Instead, all he has achieved is ensuring that for the next two years of his lame duck presidency, any progress to move forward will receive a resounding stamp of his presidential veto power. Any proposal coming from the houses will be met with further choruses condemning the government's domination by white, male and wealthy, privileged members. Now when it is critical for America to pull together to face the threat if ISIS, domestic terrorism, Ebola, porous borders and a host of other threats, instead the response from your government will be paralytic. Your allies know it. Your enemies certainly know it and they will take advantage of the discord that will ensue. Exactly the situation that all the previous chapters that we have discussed in Zechariah required as the prerequisite for the events of this chapter.
I shudder to think of what will befall this world in the next two years. The majority of you probably think that the situation can't get any worse than it already is. But the election results themself suggested that everyone knew they could get worse and thought taking a broom to Obama and his lackeys would be the best way to prevent any further demise. History has shown that this has rarely worked, and as I mentioned the resultant divisiveness will almost certainly ensure that events will become worse before you will ever see a light shining. To enlighten you, it is in the Democrat's best interest to forestall any achievements by the Republican Senate and Congress over the next two years so they might have a chance in the Presidential Elections of 2016. The more they can disravel government over the next two years, the better the chance that you will see the Republicans as failures equal to the current presidency. And therein lies the fractionation of society whereof Zechariah speaks. To quote one of your more famous and illustrious presidents, Abraham Lincoln, "A house divided cannot stand." You are divided and over the next two years that division will lead to further failures and further collapse. The enemies of freedom, truth and justice are certainly aware of this. They will see this as an opportunity, and they will move swiftly in the next two years to consolidate their gains and their reign of terror. This is the world which Zechariah described, this is the scenario that I envisioned, this is the reality of your time!
Once again I have taken the liberty to translate the Hebrew phonetically so you can read it in its original language.
This is then followed by the standard translation. That in turn is followed by the interpretation (A-Z) that I have been shown about our times. Things become a lot more clear in the context for the 21st century and those specters of doom that Zechariah describes has a far more substantial meaning as we stare out the windows of our present reality only to see a future so accurately described in a past long ago.
1 Henai yoim-bah, la-Yahweh;vehuluk shelalaich, bekirbach.
1. Behold, a day of the LORD cometh, when thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
A-Z: Prepare, for the Day comes when the Lord will let all those that have risen against you to despoil all that you have, all that you considered of value and they will do so in your midst for you will be besieged from every direction and the land of Israel will be conquered in part by its enemies.
2 Ve-asafti et-kol-hagoyim el-Jerusalem, lamilchamah, venilkedah ha-ir venashsu habatim, vehanasim tishgalnah (tishakabnah); veyatsa chatsi ha-ir, bagoilah, veyehtear ha-am, loh yikarait min-ha-ir.
2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
A-Z: Because all the people of evil intent in foreign lands will rise up against the Children of Israel in order to do battle and Jerusalem will surely fall, and your homes will be toppled, your possessions taken, your women raped, your children slaughtered and the city will once again be divided in two, with the enemy in the East and the remnant of Israel’s faithful fighting to hold on to the West.
3 Veyatsah Yahewh, venilcham baGoyim hahaim hilachamoi, beyoim kerav.
3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fighteth in the day of battle.
A-Z: And when all seems lost, then and only then will Yahweh turn the tide of battle and with renewed vigor the Children of Israel will rise up against those nations, invigorated by the spirit of God as if He was fighting amongst them with His own hands.
4 Ve-amdu ragliv beyoim-hahu al har ha-zaitim asher al-penai Jerusalem, mikedem, venivka har ha-zaitim machtzoi mizrachah vayamah, gai gedoilah me-oid; umash chatzi hahar tzafoinah, vechtzeyoi-negbah.
4. And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleft in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, so that there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
A-Z: And the Children of Israel will release a weapon with the power of the Almighty, so great is its impact that it will forever remove that part of the city that is besieged by their enemies, utterly destroying and separating the East from the West, and quaking the earth in its intensity so the land and the city will never be the same.
5 Venastem gai-harei, key-yagiah gai-harim el-Atzel, venastem ka-asher nastem mipnai hara-ash, bimai Uziah melech Judah; uvah Yahweh elohai kol-kodeshim imach.
5. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azel; yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come, and all the holy ones with Thee.
A-Z: And you will run for your lives, into the fields and the countrysides, in all the nations, hiding in fear for nations upon nations will rise up against you, but when all seems lost, the Lord will send men of honour and men of truth that will fight on your bestead.
6 Vehayah, beyoim hahu; loh-yichyeh oir, yikaroit yikpaoin (vekipaoin).
6. And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light, but heavy clouds and thick;
A-Z: And that day shall surely come, when the weapon released will blacken the sky with heavy clouds of fallout and those that meant to cause you harm will be covered by its darkness.
7 Vehayah yoim-ehud, who yivadha le-Yahweh-loh-yoim veloh lilah; vehayah le-at-erev, yichyeh-oir.
7. And there shall be one day which shall be known as the LORD'S, not day, and not night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time there shall be light.
A-Z: So dark will the sky’s be, that no man will be able to distinguish the day from the night and the duration of that time will be known as the Lord’s revenge because when the darkness finally breaks, your enemies will have fallen.
8 Vehayah beyoim hahu, yatsu mayim-haiim mi-Jerusalem, chetsiyam el-hayam hakadmoini, vechetsyam el-hayam ha-achroin: bakayitz uvachref, yichyeh.
8. And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter shall it be.
A-Z: And when that day comes as it surely will, the life will flow from Jerusalem, in rivers of blood, death ensuing for all those caught by the darkness, whether it be those on the right or the left of the dividing line, rivers of death ebbing from the city for many seasons to come.
9 Vehayah Yahweh lemelech, al-kol-ha-eretz; beyoim hahu, yichyeh Yahweh ehud-ushmoi ehud.
9. And the LORD shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall the LORD be One, and His name one.
A-Z: But when that day comes, all will come to know that there is but one God, and Yahweh is his name and those that defied Him perished.
10 Yisoiv kol-ha-eretz ka-Arabah mikvah leremoin, Negev Jerusalem; vera-ahmah veyashvah tachtiyah lemisha-ar Benjamin ud-makoim sha-ar harishoin ud-sha-ar hapinim, umigdal Hananel, ud yikvai hamelech.
10. All the land shall be turned as the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel unto the king's winepresses.
A-Z: For all the lands of the enemy shall exist no more, all of the Arab lands shattered until they are nothing more than the dust of the desert from whence they came, reduced to rubble, stretching from their farthest regions in the east, to the gates of what was once East Jerusalem. A ruin of desolation.
11 Veyashvu bah, vehairem loh yichyeh oid; veyashvah Jerusalem, lavetach.
11. And men shall dwell therein, and there shall be no more extermination; but Jerusalem shall dwell safely.
A-Z: And the time will come when the darkness that was will no longer be a threat from these lands, the spectre of death no longer present in the air they breathe, and what remains of Israel will be safe and secure.
12 Vezoit Tihyeh hamagaipah, asher yigoif Yahweh, et-kol-ha-amim, asher tzavu, al-Jerusalem; hamak besaroi vehu oimad al-raglav, ve-ainuv timaknah bechoiraihen, ulshoinoi timak befihem.
12. And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
A-Z: And at the time the darkness hovers over the Eastern lands, there shall also come a plague upon the Earth that Yahweh shall send to afflict every nation and people that had taken up arms against the Jews; a disease so horrid that their inner organs shall hemmorrhage and all they will waste away, consumed from within.
13 Vehayah bayoim hahu, tihyeh mehumat-Yahweh rabah bahem; vehecheziku, ish yad re-aihu, vealtah yadoi, al-yad re-aihu.
13. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
A-Z: And when that day comes as it surely will, the enemies of Yahweh will be in turmoil, blaming each other for their demise and they will turn against one another and they shall utterly destroy themselves by their own hands.
14 Vegum-Judah-tilachaim, bi-Jerusalem; ve-aisaf chail kol-haGoyim saviv, zahav vekesef uvgadim-laroiv me-oid.
14. And Judah also shall fight against Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
A-Z: And the Jews shall clear the remnant of the enemy from the midst of Jerusalem and they shall make a stand there against all the other nations that have been bought over by the wealth of oil and immeasurable greed, daring to prize these material things over the true value of justice, honour and truth.
15 Vekain tihyeh magafat hasus hapered, hagamel, vehachamoir, vekol-habhaimah, asher yihyeh mamachanoit hahamah-kamagaipah, hazoit.
15. And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in those camps, as this plague.
A-Z: And the plague that has been unleashed upon mankind will mutate until it can be carried by the domestic animals that dwell amongst these peoples and all will succumb to its lethality.
16 Vehayah, kol-hanoitar mekol-haGoyim, haba-im, al-Jerusalem; ve-alu midai shanah beshanah, lehishtachoit lemelech Yahweh tsevaoit, velachoig, et-chag haSuccoth.
16. And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
A-Z: And when it is all over, the remnant of people that have survived the war and the plague, even all those that dared to raise up arms against Israel and its people, will no longer make their pilgrimage to places of false idols but will come to Jerusalem to praise Yahweh, the Lord of Hosts, and they will build booths as in the time of the Exodus, dwelling in these huts in a festival of dedication that will dot the countryside where they will bequeath themselves to the Torah, keeping its holy writ.
17 Vehayah asher lo-ya-aleh ma-ait mishpechoit ha-eretz, el-Jerusalem, lehishtachoit lemelech Yahweh tsevaoit-velo alaihem, yihyeh hagashem.
17. And it shall be, that whoso of the families of the earth goeth not up unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, upon them there shall be no rain.
A-Z: But those who remain the sworn enemy of Yahweh, the Lord of Hosts, and his people, will not join His family, and become one with the Jews gathering Jerusalem, they will continue to suffer, their crops failing, their desert becoming nothing more than dust without a single drop of moisture to survive.
18 Ve-im-mishpachat Mizraim lo-ta-aleh ba-ah, velo alaihem; tihyeh hamagafah, asher lo ya-alu, lachoig et-chag haSuccoth.
18. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, they shall have no overflow; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
A-Z: And should the lands of the African continent, not change their ways, and embrace Yahweh by joining with his people and coming to Jerusalem to share the feast of booths, then famine, drought and plague will utterly destroy all of their nations.
19 Zoit tihyeh, chatat, kol-haGoyim, asher lo ya-alu, lachoig et-chag haSuccoth.
19. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
A-Z: Not only the African Continent, but all nations that choose to defy the command to commit to the Torah and join in the feast of Booths shall suffer this same fate.
20 Bayoim hahu, yihyeh al-matziloit hasus, kodesh, leYahweh; vehayah hasiroit bevait Yahweh, kamizrakim lifnai hamizbacha.
20. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses: HOLY UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the basins before the altar.
A-Z: And when that day comes as it surely will, when only those people remain that worship Yahweh and fulfil His commandments, there will be a great celebration and the bounty of the Lord’s mercy and generosity will overflow upon all the people as in the days when the brazen basins before the Altar were filled in the Temple.
21 Vehayah kol-sir biJerusalem uviJudah, kodesh laYahweh tsvaoit, uva-u kol-hazovchim, velakchu mahem uvishlu bahem; velo-yihyeh kena-ani oid vevait-Yahweh tsevaoit, bayoim hahu.
21. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy unto the LORD of hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein; and in that day there shall be no more a trafficker in the house of the LORD of hosts.
A-Z: Every family amongst the Jews and those that have come to worship Yahweh, the Lord of Hosts, with them shall have their pots filled and they will want for nothing in body or in soul, and there will no longer be any that will lead the people astray from the House of the Yahweh as had been done in the past by promises of other religions with their false gods and failed redemption.
This brings us to the conclusion of examining Zechariah's appropriateness to applying his ancient prophecies to our current timeframe. As I said in the beginning of this series of articles, I had been provided with an insight into these events over a span of many years, the images only falling like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle into place now that current events are aligning with those prophecies. Relaying this information to you is an obligation that I do not relish. In fact, I can think of a thousand different ways to spend my time and efforts without having to share what others will obviously use to point the finger of derision with accusations of 'madness' in my direction. But if it is one thing I have learned from my past experience, when I try to avoid this obligation, then events in my own life have taken a turn for the worse and I suffered consequences that I could only remedy once I did as I was originally instructed. When I listen, then the rewards in my life have been bountiful. I consider myself fortunate in that regard. But I know that good fortune has been the result of my unswerving faith in Yahweh, and my willingess to follow His instruction and for that reason these seven articles have been passed on to you. I suggest you read them well. I suggest you read them over and over again until you understand and appreciate the situation you are about to encounter. Place your faith in Yahweh and together we will manage to reach the end of Zechariah's final chapter and verse.
Avrom Aryeh-Zuk Kahana