Pirkei Avot, the ancient Jewish “Chapters of our Fathers” states, “Who is a wise man? He who sees what will be born.”
Some commentators understand this to mean that a wise man is a person who gathers available historical and real-time information, sifts and analyzes it, and based on this analysis predicts a likely future course of events and course of action based thereon.
Thus, in a sense, a wise man is much like a weatherman, who analyzes historic and real-time data to predict future weather events.
So too, we “End of Days” prognosticators are eschatological weathermen. And like meteorological weatherman, our predictions can shift, change, and be dead wrong!
Shifting Edom v. Paras Event Line
In previous posts I’ve posited that the battle of Edom (West/America) and Paras (Iran) will take place before the establishment of a Pal State in Judea and Samaria. The thought was that after the threat of Paras is eliminated, the Nations would come down hard on the SOI, arguing that “there is no Iranian threat to fear, and therefore, make Peace . . (fiendish laughter with outstretched claws)”
Now, I am leaning towards a different event line, which, G-d willing, will ultimately provide the greatest consolation to the Jewish people.
Recently, I’ve written about the coming Exile of Our Time, the coming UN-establishment of a Pal State in Judea and Samaria. I now believe that this event may happen before and/or concurrent with a Edom-Paras war.
Purpose of Edom v. Paras?
The Holy Zohar teaches that nations who act evilly have a preset time for their downfall which gives them ample time to repent and avoid destruction. If the nations do not repent by that time, the downfall occurs. However, if the nations gather together to harm the Jewish people, their downfall occurs before the preset time. (E.g. Mitzraim’s preset downfall was 400 years, but their actions against the Jewish people caused their downfall after only 210 years).
Applied to current events, the Nations gathering against the Jewish people and splitting of E”Y will trigger their downfall before the preset time of 6000 years. The instrument of their downfall and their very punishment itself will be the horrific Third World War of Edom v. Paras. (HaShem should protect us).
This is in line with what the holy Sage the Chofetz Chaim said about the final third installment of the war of Gog and Magog – Hashem will punish the Nations by confusing them to do battle against one another and the nations will chicken-scratch each other to death, with a holy remnant of the Jewish people remaining.
War and Salvation
A nasty, likely nuclear, Edom-Paras war is coming – PBO has every interest in making it happen. An American led war will appease the Saudis, and the Republicans. It will be PBO’s best bet for winning in 2012.
But have no fear (or at least try our best not to) – The first blessing, the blessing of light before Shema reads, “. . .He creates new things, He is the master of wars, He makes salvation sprout.”
New creations in the world manifest through war; it is the way of the world. G-d willing, the purpose of the Edom-Paras is to finally and forever “break the shells” of the Nations so that our salvation can sprout, and true prophetic leadership can fully and finally be restored to the Jewish people and the world.