Prominent Rabbis from the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox sector have offered their own curious interpretations for the upheaval that is spreading through the Middle East.
These Rabbis stating that the events are a clear proof that a higher power is at work.
The cellular portal Haredim, which offered a collection of responses on the matter, quoted Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox Lithuanian sector in Bnei Brak, as blaming the instability in the region on contemptuous attitudes towards Torah study.
“Recently it appears that there is a powerful effort to destroy and agitate the world of the Torah, through various attempts to prosecute kollels and yeshiva students,” Steinman said. “When you try to agitate the world of the Torah, God agitates the world.”
Steinman explained that the sages of the Talmud teach that there is a connection between Torah study and the existence of the world.
“God does great and strange things in the world, to make them deal with the (disasters) instead of looking for ways to mind those observing the Torah and the mitzvot,” he said. “Because if they don’t study, it will continue to move closer to us.”
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, an unconventional Lithuanian leader who is believed to have mystic powers, offered a different explanation. “It is evident that many unnatural things are happening,” he said. “People have come to me and said that it’s ‘Gog and Magog’. We cannot know. But it’s probable that any unrest that God creates shows that the Messiah is coming, and that we must begin to prepare for it and become stronger.”
Source: Ynet News
I do not agree with the entire article (for example: Rabbi Kanievsky’s “mystic powers.”) But let us pinpoint the heart of the article, and the point of it.
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky says: But it’s probable that any unrest that God creates shows that the Messiah is coming, and that we must begin to prepare for it and become stronger.”
It is not “probable” Rabbi that the Messiah is coming. But in fact it is completely the truth that Jesus Christ Our Savior and Messiah is coming. The “unrest” in the world is happening as our Savior Jesus said it would.
2 Timothy 3:1
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
“And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.”
It is our human nature to feel frightened and it’s an automatic instinct at times. But Our Messiah tells us not to be, for he is in control always and his coming is near. Jesus will come in the Glory of God very soon.
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Written by: Gloria