Appendix K: The New Holocaust – from Reckoning of Time

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016

The Holocaust (Zec 12, 13, 14)

The Battle of Yerushalayim (Joe 3)

Yerushalayim becomes a threshold* of weakness (during the feast of Hanukkah) to all the nations when they gather against it in the siege of Israel (for nine months)^ (Zec_12:2-3). And it shall be throughout all the land that two thirds are cut off and die, and one third is left. And He brings the third into fire, and refine them as silver and gold are tried. They shall call on His Name, and He answers them, ‘This is My people,’ while they say, ‘YHVH is my Elohim.’ [And He will bring the third in fire so that they should bear the birth pang of the Messiah and the war with Israel in order to be tested as to whether or not they are true.] (Zec_13:8-9) And the city shall be taken and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into exile, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off. [Not all of them will be exiled. He permits the nations to exile half of them and to plunder the houses so that they would not say they have not come for war] (Zec_14:1-2), (Zep_3:8, Rev_16:14).

Then I shall gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. And I shall enter into judgment with them there for My people, whom they have scattered among the gentiles, and they have divided up My land. (Joe 3:2) Proclaim this among the nations, “Prepare for battle! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of battle draw near, let them come up. Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning-hooks into spears; let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ Hasten and come, all you nations, and gather together all around. O YHVH, let Your mighty men come down here. Let the nations be aroused, and come up to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. For there I shall sit to judge all them on every side. Put in the sickle, for the harvest has grown ripe. Come, go down, for the winepress is filled, the vats overflow, for their evil is great. Sun and moon shall become dark and stars shall withdraw their brightness. (Joe_3:9-15)

And in that day this is the plague with which YHVH plagues all the nations: their flesh decays while they stand on their feet, and their eyes decay in their sockets, and their tongues decay in their mouths. And a great confusion from YHVH shall be among them. And Israel shall fight at Yerushalayim as well (Zec_14:12-14). And in that day the leaders of Israel say in their heart [when they see that the others who have been gathered are plagued and they are saved], ‘The inhabitants of Yerushalayim are a strength to me, through YHVH of hosts, their Elohim.’** On that day YHVH will make the leaders of Israel as a fire among sheaves. [They will in return wage war with those nations] and shall consume on the right and on the left all the nations round about, and Yerushalayim shall still stay in its place. Before the inhabitants of Yerushalayim come out of the city, they shall have a salvation – to return to their tents and to their homes – and afterwards the salvation shall come to the inhabitants of the city. And YHVH shields them and seeks to destroy all the gentiles. And the inhabitants of Yerushalayim look on me+ whom they had pierced, and they mourn for Him greatly as one mourns for his only son (Zec_12:2-11).

Yet even now,” declares YHVH, “turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.” And tear your heart and not your garments, and turn back to YHVH your Elohim, for He shows favour and is compassionate, patient, and of great kindness, and He shall relent concerning the evil. Who knows – He might turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him, a grain offering and a drink offering for YHVH your Elohim? Blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, set apart a fast, call an assembly. Gather the people, set the assembly apart, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes. Let a bridegroom come out from his room, and a bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, servants of YHVH, weep between the porch and the altar. And let them say, “Spare Your people, O YHVH, and do not give Your inheritance to reproach, for the gentiles to rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their Elohim?’ ” And let YHVH be jealous for His land, and spare His people. And let YHVH answer and say to His people, “See, I am sending you the grain and the new wine and the oil, and you shall be satisfied by them. And no longer do I make you a reproach among the gentiles. (Joe_2:1-32)

On that day, a spring shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Yerushalayim for purification. [YHVH will forgive their sins as they become purified.] He cuts off the names of the idols from the Land, and they shall no longer be mentioned and the prophets and the evil inclanation (Zec_13:1-2).

[no parallel]

His feet stands upon the Mount of Olives, which faces Yerushalayim on the east. The Mount of Olives is split in two, from east to west, a very great valley, and half of the mountain moves to the north and half of it to the south. And the inhabitants of Yerushalayim flee to the valley of My mountain that reaches to Atsal [when they see this great wonder]. And the Lord comes; all angels with them. And in that day known to YHVH, there is no light, but darkness, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. (Zec_14:4-7)

And YHVH shall roar from Tsiyon, and give forth His voice from Yerushalayim. And the heavens and earth shall shake, but YHVH shall be a refuge for His people, and a stronghold for the children of Israel. Mitsrayim shall become a ruin, and Edom a ruin, a wilderness, because of violence done to the people of Yehudah, whose innocent blood they shed in their land. (Joe_3:16-19) And I shall avenge their blood, which I have not avenged. And YHVH shall be dwelling in Tsiyon! (Joe_3:21)

*Px% (Px% SP) ac: Gather co: Lip: The pictograph x is a picture of a thorn representing a turning, the p is a picture of a mouth. Combined these mean “turning mouth”. The rim, or lips of the bowl, which circle around it. The bowl is used for gathering things together and for eating. A container with a lip, Threshold: The lip of the door or anything that has the shape and form of bowl, door. (AHLB) In the eastern world, the threshold was the most sacred part of the entire house. It was where covenants were made with one another and into the threshold of the door so one could put the blood into it at the threshold, and then put it on the doorposts. (Gen_15:17-18) Those who cross over His threshold (Yerushalayim, the place of covenant) with evil intent shall be cut to pieces like animals as if one broke covenant with another man right after walking through the animal pieces like the example in Genesis 15.

**When you understand that the nations are more numerous than you, and that you, with your own power, cannot defeat them but are totally dependent on God’s help, then you need not fear them. But if you begin to believe that you can defeat them on your own, then you indeed have great cause for fear. (Maasei Hashem on Deu 7:17-18)

^Rav said: The son of David will not come until the [Roman] power enfolds Israel for nine months, as it is written, Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel (Mic_5:3). (Sanh. 98b)

Israel will be given up to the power of the empire of the world until the coming of the Messiah; that is to say, until the nation shall accept the Messiah as its own Redeemer.

+Mosheh Alshekh (16th century) interpreted Zechariah 12:10 as follows (cited in M’Caul (1837: 163):

I will do yet a third thing, and that is, that “they shall look unto me,” for they shall lift up their eyes unto me in perfect repentance, when they see him whom they pierced, that is Messiah, the son of Yosef; for our rabbis, of blessed memory, have said that he will take upon himself all the guilt of Israel, and shall then be slain…to make an atonement, in such a manner, that it shall be accounted as if Israel had pierced him, for on account of their sin he has died; and therefore, in order that it may be reckoned to them as a perfect atonement, they will repent, and look to the blessed One, saying that there is none beside Him to forgive those that mourn on account of him who died for their sin: this is the meaning of “They shall look upon me.”

Also, in Mat_24:30, Yeshua refering to Zec_12:9-14 makes it clear that Israel will mourn for Him at His second coming:

At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the tribes of the Land [the land Israel, see Zec_12:12-14] will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming with the clouds of heaven, with power and great kivod [a reference to the bar-Anosh (Aram) or ben-Adam (Heb) of Dan_7:13].

Refer also to the series of articles concerning the War of Gog of Magog or use Tab “Gog of Magog”.