In my humble opinion: Yes.
In fact we may very well be looking at a piece of the puzzle that explains how and why the Jews are deceived by the Antichrist for a time until he pulls Abomination of Desolation trick in the rebuilt Temple at the midpoint of the Tribulation. (Matt 24:15, Daniel 9:27)
As a born again Christian myself I do sincerely hope that some way, some how both Sharon and Kaduri came to know the Lord before passing on. RIP. That is far and away the most important detail to all of this. I hope that the Lord is working on their loved ones right now.
Here is the original story that spells out exactly what this so-called Kaduri prophecy is all about.
LA Marzulli did a nice breakdown overview and presented the potential scenarios at the end for this. You can take all of 60 seconds to look over the comments area beneath the story to see as good of a snapshot as any at the lack of consensus.
I think that lack of consensus and all the mixed signals people are getting is very telling.
If this really were of Jesus Christ should there really be this much doubt and mixed signals going on here? I don’t think so. I understand Christians disagree on any number of things but this isn’t a “secondary doctrine issue.”
For me that much mixed reaction and takeaway is another easy tip off that people should hit the pause button on this and zoom the camera lense back and take in the big picture.
I don’t discount that the Lord has had to go Old Testament to reach some people out in parts of the world like the Middle East. Some of these genuine conversion testimonies of ex Jihadists are a prime example. I really have tried to give this a fair hearing because frankly I’d love for Kaduri to be right! I hope he is!
The defense Scripture I have seen cited in favor of this and a lot of other very suspect things for that matter is Joel 2:28:
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
Context, context, context.
By my best reading and study…for whatever that is worth!….This is talking to the Jews during the Tribulation Period. Not now. Chapter 2 opens with “The Day of the Lord” clearly identified as the subject for the entire passage to follow. The entire chapter is describing The Day of the Lord. That is the Great Tribulation. This is also partly why I am skeptical of the Blood Moons concept because Joel 2:30-31 is cited as the primary defense in favor of it. To be fair at least I have some concrete astronomy I can look at for the Blood Moons but I digress.
Israel is still well into the “gathered in unbelief” stage. This also has nothing to do with the Church and Christians whatsoever. I see so much nonsense passed off by using this passage out of context it is astonishing.
I don’t see “Ariel Sharon” nor do I see “Kaduri” or any figures that remotely resemble either of them in the Bible. I don’t see Jesus Christ’s Second Coming and/or Rapture tied to any specific “heads up tip off” event like this, either.
I should already have enough laid out to either kill this off or at least raise some warning flags but sadly this and more is not enough for some. This is right up there with the Comet ISON hype that just somehow refuses to die. I do not see anything remotely Biblical for the idea that “Comet ISON represents a sign of the coming of the Son of Man.” These are the same types trying to hype this Kaduri concept right now.
When I hear someone “God told me/Christ told me” it had better be Scriptures quotes or it is time to switch the dial or run out of the building.The Scriptures are sealed. 66/40.
I ran this Kaduri item by someone I know that knows some Hebrew and a few other languages shortly after the WND piece went up.
I am no one special and I don’t have any friends in high places to speak of. I’m a normal layman and if I could do a little research in about five minutes then so could anyone else.
“”“Hit’abra bezrat hashem nishmat mashiach b’adam m’yisrael” – translation: “With the help of God, the soul of the Messiah has attached itself to a person in Israel.”
The Bible of course says no such thing. But as we know, Satan will inhabit the body of the antichrist.”
I think this is deception setup fodder myself if anything ends up happening.
Sharon has no relevance one way or the other past some really poor date setting attempt which is what this smacks of to me. That seems to really be en vogue lately which goes right along with the warnings Jesus gave us about the time and season leading up to His return. False signs and lying wonders. Easy distractions.
I’m fully prepared to see more “false prophecies for the sake of a setup” take place whether it be a Petrus Romanus thing or possibly something like this.
Here is a more authoritative analysis. http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23877/Default.aspx
Overall: I see the description of the Antichrist not Jesus Christ in a number of details and especially the kinds of expectations people, including the Jews, would expect and he will seemingly fulfill for a time. The fallout and reaction to this concept is also a tip off to me that this is very likely NOT about Jesus Christ.
Down the road this could be one of a number of things the AC might tip his hat to and say to people: “See? This prophesied about me and here I am!”
Let me boil it down for the TL;DR crowd. I owe a friend of mine named Carmela for this succinct summary:
I still stick with one thing. .. if he TRULY saw Jesus, why did he remain silent and allow his people to die in their sins. He never says that Jesus told him to remain silent. That alone seals it for me.
We never see from the Great Commission on forward a directive or situation in the Bible where someone receives the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ and then sits on it or is told to by anyone.
Furthermore ask any born again Christian what they were like when they accepted Christ and they will tell you that had a fire and couldn’t stay quiet if they tried. I remember this well myself. I miss that fire. I wish it could be that way all the time but that’s another topic for another time. 🙂
Look at Moonpies’ comment right below this piece for the clincher.
“Then if anyone says to you,`Look, here is the Christ!’ or`There!’ do not believe it. 24 “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 “See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you,`Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or`Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Mat 24:23-27.