Dr. Allen E. Goldenthal is the author of the Kahana Chronicles series of books available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions
I know that many of you were expecting the next installment on Karaite History but it is important to remind all my readers that Karaism isn’t only about reflecting on how the Tanach dictated our past but as a living, breathing document, it still prophesizes our future as well. Some of you may recall my series of articles on the Book of Eleazar that I authored over five years ago, in which I wrote of how the Christian book of Revelation was not a Christian book at all, but actually a Jewish book of prophecy. I see that Nehemiah Gordon has recently adopted my breakthrough ‘revelation’ regarding this book and is now preaching that he’s made an astounding discovery that the book of Revelation is really an ancient Jewish text. I guess plagiarism of concepts and information is a form of flattery but at least let your readers know that it may not have been your own original idea. But that is not what today’s article is about. As I discussed in the Book of Eleazar, the events happening from the period of 2017 to now were a prelude to the final conflict predicted in the ancient Tanach writings. Prelude events including the internal conflicts and demise of America, the pandemic wreaking havoc around the world, the rebuilding of the Persian threat by America and the re-awakening of the Russian bear. All of these were required to setup the meeting that took place in Kiev on the 24th April, 2022.
Pushing Towards War
For those unaware of the meeting, American Secretaries Lloyd Austin and Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday. To quote Secretary Austin, he said they discussed
“What will "enable us to win the current fight and also build for tomorrow." Notice that he did not say ‘you’ but instead chose to say ‘us’ indicating that this was an American war and one in which they see America being actively involved in the war.” Trust me, the Russians will not miss the implications of that statement. But at the same time, Secretary Blinken announced $713 million to be provided in foreign military aid for Ukraine and 15 other U.S. allies, with $322 million specifically to the Ukraine. As America goes bankrupt as a result of inflation, and the American public can’t even persuade their government to defend the Southern border, here is a statement, made most alarming by reference to the 15 other countries. Rather than try and limit the war to one zone, America is now talking about preparing fifteen other fronts for possible military confrontations. If one does not think Russia will see this as provocation, then they are completely ignorant of the history of warfare throughout time, in which any time a build up occurs, it is almost always followed with either a skirmish or all out warfare. And if one still does not see this activity in fifteen countries as intentionally leading to an enlarged warfront, then one merely has to read the words of Lt. Gen. John Kolasheski, the commander of V Corps, who is working with NATO partners to set up battle groups in all the NATO eastern front nations from Estonia to Bulgaria. In other words, putting military forces on high alert along the entire Russian border. What also is not mentioned that often is that Maj. Gen. Chris LaNeve, the commander of the 82nd Airborne, is commanding 4,700 American soldiers in Poland that are attached to the Polish 18th Mechanized Brigade. An American General, actually in command of a combined American-Polish force that is prepared at any moment to cross into Russia.
The Russian And China Alliance in Prophecy
The question is not will they cross over and attack Russia but when. And that is where we can turn to the Tanach for answers. Because as I will point out, all of this was written about long ago. Let’s go write back to the beginning, so far back in fact that it is in Genesis 10:2-3. It is written that Japheth had sons Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. Biblical scholars tend to be in agreement that Meshech and Tubal refer to Russia and Magog refers to Mongolia and China. Part of the identification is based on linguistics, and that ancient names of major cities remained fairly constant no matter who was writing about them. So Tubal it is presumed was referring to the Russian Tobalsk and Meshech was Moscow. If there was one major factor that leans towards this possibly being the ‘End of Day’s prophecy, it is that the world’s attitude through sanctions and finger pointing has forced the usual on and off romance between Russia and China to be red-hot once again. So which side triggers this final war. Well, for that answer I need look no further than that which begins with Daniel 11:36.
לו וְעָשָׂה כִרְצֹנוֹ הַמֶּלֶךְ, וְיִתְרוֹמֵם וְיִתְגַּדֵּל עַל-כָּל-אֵל, וְעַל אֵל אֵלִים, יְדַבֵּר נִפְלָאוֹת; וְהִצְלִיחַ עַד-כָּלָה זַעַם, כִּי נֶחֱרָצָה נֶעֱשָׂתָה.
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak strange things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done.
לז וְעַל-אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתָיו לֹא יָבִין, וְעַל-חֶמְדַּת נָשִׁים וְעַל-כָּל-אֱלוֹהַּ לֹא יָבִין: כִּי עַל-כֹּל, יִתְגַּדָּל.
37 Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers; and neither the desire of women, nor any god, shall he regard; for he shall magnify himself above all.
לח וְלֶאֱלֹהַּ, מָעֻזִּים, עַל-כַּנּוֹ, יְכַבֵּד; וְלֶאֱלוֹהַּ אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יְדָעֻהוּ אֲבֹתָיו, יְכַבֵּד בְּזָהָב וּבְכֶסֶף וּבְאֶבֶן יְקָרָה--וּבַחֲמֻדוֹת.
38 But in his place shall he honour the god of strongholds; and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and costly things.
לט וְעָשָׂה לְמִבְצְרֵי מָעֻזִּים, עִם-אֱלוֹהַּ נֵכָר, אֲשֶׁר הכיר (יַכִּיר), יַרְבֶּה כָבוֹד; וְהִמְשִׁילָם, בָּרַבִּים, וַאֲדָמָה, יְחַלֵּק בִּמְחִיר.
39 And he shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god; whom he shall acknowledge, shall increase glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price.
In sentence 36, we get the impression that the President of the United States (the King) does according to his own will, not listening to the people or even bothering to try to respond to the needs of the nation. He begins to pass laws and ordinances that have no basis is Judeo-Christian foundation, appealing instead to those that wish to tear down the morality and old traditions of the nations. He is indignant, oblivious, paying no heed to the people’s want, because that which his party has determined necessary in their own self-interest, this President will pursue until it is done.
Now sentence 37 becomes very interesting in light of recent societal events which were unavailable when I last tried to make sense in the past of why in the same breath as mentioning of worshipping the gods of his forefathers (Christianity), Daniel would talk of regarding the desires of women. He lived in the time when the desires of women were totally disregarded, they were chattel, to be bartered and traded and used for alliances. But in the 70’s the world began to change and the equality of women was slowly being recognized and the desires of women were being respected, if albeit at a rate that was still less than desirable. But under the Biden administration, all that was gained is beginning to crumble. They can’t even define what is a woman and they have let the false narrative of multi-gender rights erode the gains that woman fought hard to achieve. Women now need to compete against the notion of ‘wannabe’ women that compete for positions, relationships and even toilet seats. It is clear now that the reference was towards a total disregard of religion and the safeguard that religion provided over the defined sexes.
The god of strongholds in Sentence 38 is no different from the many references in ancient mythology to the God of War. And sentence 39 is exactly what the introduction spoke about, the US providing funding to numerous countries on the border of Russia with money and weapons, which only serves to divide the East from West and make those nations receiving the funding further obligated to America. These nations will be come dependent on American aid, thus increasing the glory of American military interference that will surely renew the cold war divide that had been eliminated over thirty years ago. But the strongholds in 38 and 39 imply a more defensive strategy than actually attacking, and that is exactly what we see now. In the name of providing defensive deterrent against Russia, America is arming the border nations to the teeth but in essence daring the Russians to cross the line.
מ וּבְעֵת קֵץ, יִתְנַגַּח עִמּוֹ מֶלֶךְ הַנֶּגֶב, וְיִשְׂתָּעֵר עָלָיו מֶלֶךְ הַצָּפוֹן בְּרֶכֶב וּבְפָרָשִׁים, וּבָאֳנִיּוֹת רַבּוֹת; וּבָא בַאֲרָצוֹת, וְשָׁטַף וְעָבָר.
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him; and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow, as he passes through.
מא וּבָא בְּאֶרֶץ הַצְּבִי, וְרַבּוֹת יִכָּשֵׁלוּ; וְאֵלֶּה, יִמָּלְטוּ מִיָּדוֹ--אֱדוֹם וּמוֹאָב, וְרֵאשִׁית בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן.
41 He shall enter also into the beauteous land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall be delivered out of his hand, Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
And in Sentence 40 the Russians do cross the line. But it does not come alone. Along with the bear from the North, the attack also involves the dragon from the nation that is South of Russia. And the war will extend to a second hotspot, that being the land of Israel, which is an obvious tactic since the Russians are already in Syria, along with their allies from Tehran. All of the Arab countries fall to this onslaught in the Middle East and as the rest of the Chapter indicates, this World War on at least two or three fronts is too much for the King (President) that believed their wealth would sustain them against the attacks from the East and the North (Sentence 44) but this over-confident King is defeated as seen in the next sentence because even those he thought were allies, abandon him, despite promising them treasures of gold, silver and precious things.
There does not appear to be any pre-emptive strike against Russia from the border countries. In fact, the whirlwind attack by Russia and China would appear to happen so fast that it left America with the only recourse to attack out of Israel, but learning quickly that those it thought were its allies would roll over and surrender rather quickly.
But we don’t have to rely solely on Daniel for presenting this prophecy of our current situation. In the Book of Jeremiah, Chapter 50, we can find confirmation.
ט כִּי הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי מֵעִיר וּמַעֲלֶה עַל-בָּבֶל קְהַל-גּוֹיִם גְּדֹלִים, מֵאֶרֶץ צָפוֹן, וְעָרְכוּ לָהּ, מִשָּׁם תִּלָּכֵד; חִצָּיו כְּגִבּוֹר מַשְׁכִּיל, לֹא יָשׁוּב רֵיקָם.
9 For, lo, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her, from thence she shall be taken; their arrows shall be as of a mighty man that maketh childless; none shall return in vain.
The above sentence uses Babylon to represent all of Mesopotamia, which in our time is referred to as the Middle East. But what is of great interest is that it speaks of a federation of nations from the North. Over the course of history, other Empires conquered this area such as Alexander with his Greeks, the Sassanids, the Parthians and even the Romans. But none of these or those that followed would ever be referred to as an assembly or federation of Nations. But in our time, we do have exactly that; the Russian Federation. An alliance of countries of the former Soviet Union that now refer to themselves as being part of a Russian Federation which does lie to the North of Mesopotamia. The indication that none of their weapons or missiles are fired in vain would imply that the destruction is massive and rapid. The battle is over almost as soon as it started.
Confirmation of the attack being launched first by the Eastern forces is found In Ezekiel, Chapter 38. But the head of this alliance is still the leader found in Moscow (Meshech).
ב בֶּן-אָדָם, שִׂים פָּנֶיךָ אֶל-גּוֹג אֶרֶץ הַמָּגוֹג--נְשִׂיא, רֹאשׁ מֶשֶׁךְ וְתֻבָל; וְהִנָּבֵא, עָלָיו.
2 'Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
That in itself is quite interesting that the Prince or leader that instigated the attack will not be in the direction o China, (Magog), which is where the main forces and threat will come from, (hence telling Ezekiel to look at them, not Russia) but will be the Russian leader. The question that must be asked is whether there is already an agreement in place between Russia and China, that if one nation goes to war, then the other must automatically follow.
טו וּבָאתָ מִמְּקוֹמְךָ, מִיַּרְכְּתֵי צָפוֹן--אַתָּה, וְעַמִּים רַבִּים אִתָּךְ: רֹכְבֵי סוּסִים כֻּלָּם, קָהָל גָּדוֹל וְחַיִל רָב.
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the uttermost parts of the north, thou, and many peoples with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company and a mighty army;
Clearly the enemy of the North being talked about is Russia as indicated in Ezekial 38:15. The land is that which is found in the uttermost north. There is only one nation that occupies what would be considered the furthest lands to the north in Asia. What is described in Chapter 38 and 39 in Ezekiel is World War III. The number of dead will be incalculable. Nations will utterly disappear and the world will be so damaged that it will result in it being the end of wars.
All of the aforementioned prophets speak of this final war in terms of being a good thing as the world will finally value peace after facing this near total destruction. I take a different perspective in that the post-WWIII earth will be a scarred, living hell that mankind never recovers from and that’s why there are no further wars. I know that there are people of the faith that are actively encouraging these events to take place because they believe not only is the end of days inevitable, but they believe the post-war imagery of the prophets that painted a picture of lollipops and unicorns after the war ends. It is a naive belief to think so. The mourning for those lost will continue for centuries. The attempts to rebuild normal living conditions will take lifetimes, and the ability for the earth itself to heal will take generations.
Those that believe the prophecies of the Bible are undeniable, don’t understand why we have been given these prophecies from the past in the first place. They are not to say, “This will happen,” but instead are a gift to us that should be read as “This can happen.” We have the ability to just let it happen, or we can rise up and say no, “We will not let our politicians push us towards the abyss.” There is no doubt that the deaths in Ukraine are horrible and should not be tolerated. But if two concessions such as no arming and joining of NATO by the Ukraine, and ensuring Ukraine remains a neutral trading partner of both East and West is an acceptable pathway to peace, then why are we not pursuing the latter but from day one have been pushing for the former. At what point does someone in leadership recognize the escalation and armaments only lead to war and are not a deterrent from war.
The future has always been in our own hands. We can let the prophecies fulfill themselves or we can take control of our own destiny. But we can only do so when our governments actually represent the people they rule over and sadly that is not the situation either East or West. God help us all when the future is left in the hands of an elite class that already have their escape routes planned. But the time to make our voices heard is now.
Avrom Aryeh-Zuk Kahana
Dr. Allen Goldenthal
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