All this stuff about Nibiru etc, doesn’t mean that there won’t be a physical component to it all too, but that the main ‘impact’ - at least for Jews - is spiritual and emotional.
A few weeks’ back, Dave Dobbs predicted a huge earthquake to take place around Dec 4th / 5th. He’s been pretty spot on so far, so when Mount Agunge in Indonesia started smoking, and then a few dormant volcanoes in Iceland and Mexico woke up two weeks’ back, I thought to myself: ‘Aha, here it comes!’ But then strangely, absolutely nothing exploded.
But then when Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as the Jewish people’s capital (whatever that actually means, long-term…) I realized that this was the earthquake we were waiting for.
And earthquake it definitely is, at least on some level, because the thing about earthquakes is that they make the whole landscape slide, and they tear down whatever flimsy structures were built on top - like hazy ideas about ‘peace processes’ and ‘partners for peace’, and even crazier ideas like Europeans and the Pope actually wanting the best for the Jewish people.
A big earthquake causes fissures, landslides and a lot of destruction and rubble.
Ultimately, an earthquake causes the earth to shift and the landscape to change.
But it doesn't exactly look like that, right now.
I’m not a cartoonist, but if I was, I’d draw a picture of Hamas’ rockets falling on Israel, and Palestinians randomly stabbing and shooting Jews to death and burning tires in the street, and I’d call it: BEFORE TRUMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT
And then, I’d draw exactly the same cartoon, and I’d label it: AFTER TRUMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT.
All this talk about starting the third intifada is kind of a joke, because over the four years that I’ve lived in Jerusalem, no-one knew it had stopped. For sure, this year has been much quieter as far as stabbings etc go, but many people in Israel believed the third intifada began back in 2015 already, when the Palestinians started shooting and stabbing a whole bunch of Jews over Succot.
Or maybe, it began in 2014 when the Arabs of Jerusalem ran riot for three days solid and then Hamas started rocketing the whole country?
Point is, the Arabs were rocketing, stabbing and shooting at Jews - lots! - before Trump got involved, and if they continue doing that afterwards, nothing really has changed.
For all the reports you’re seeing online, Jerusalem is actually pretty quiet right now, and the stress levels are not higher than normal.
Sometimes, it can be quiet and extremely stressful together, as we all sit here waiting to see what’s going to be, but that anticipatory stress seems to be completely missing at the moment. Practically speaking, Trump’s announcement feels like so not a big deal, right here on the front lines.
But of course spiritually, it is a big deal.
Not so much because he ‘recognised Jerusalem’ which doesn’t strike me as so meaningful, but more because Trump wouldn’t have done something like that unless the Israelis had promised him something massive in return.
That’s business, and there are no free lunches with Trump.
What the ‘something’ is that our secular leaders promised for this almost pointless gesture by Trump I guess we’ll all have to wait and see. But it’s for sure going to be something significant, and ultimately, something that will bring us closer to Moshiach and geula.
But in the meantime, the earthquake definitely happened.
Now we have to wait for the dust to settle, and to see what old ideas were reduced to rubble and what really is going to be built instead.
I hope it’s the Temple, instead of yet another attempt at forcing the Jews to give up part of the land God gave to them for a people who are 100% backed by the anti-semitic Pope and European nations.
Europe loves the Palestinians so much because they are using them to ‘show the world’ how bad the Jews really are, and how right the Europeans were all along to be killing us in our millions when we lived in their countries.
Questions of truth and justice have nothing to do with European attitudes towards Israel, it’s just a big, twisted attempt to paint the victims of European and xtian anti-semitism as somehow ‘deserving it’.
So, let’s see what this spiritual earthquake that Trump set off last week is going to lead to. For sure, ultimately it’s clearing a path to Moshiach and a rebuilt Temple. But whether that path is going to be smooth going or incredibly difficult and dangerous is currently anyone’s guess.