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Israel's Leading Rabbi Proclaimed Jesus is the Messiah Before He Died

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This has not happened recently, but a video about this story is still drawing much attention on YouTube.

Yitzhak Kaduri, one of the Israel's most prominent rabbis, supposedly wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed for one year.

Kaduri revealed in the note what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah.

“Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid,” he said, according to Israel Today.

The sentence above in bold in Hebrew reads: “Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim,” in which the initials spell the Hebrew name of Jesus.

Yehoshua and Yeshua are derived from the same Hebrew root of the word “salvation.”

The revelation that became known in 2007 didn’t receive much attention from Israeli media and only Hebrew websites News First Class (Nfc) AND Kaduri.net mentioned the Messiah note.

Many Jewish readers were left confused and wondering whether the Rabbi was a Christian. Some of his followers admitted the note was authentic but they had no idea how he got to this name of the Messiah.

Few months before he died, Kaduri had told his followers that he met the Messiah and that He would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. Ariel is the former prime minister who is in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more than a year ago.

This is an excerpt from Kaduri's account describing the Messiah and published on the websites Kaduri.net and Nfc, according to Israel Today.

“It is hard for many good people in the society to understand the person of the Messiah. The leadership and order of a Messiah of flesh and blood is hard to accept for many in the nation. As leader, the Messiah will not hold any office, but will be among the people and use the media to communicate. His reign will be pure and without personal or political desire. During his dominion, only righteousness and truth will reign."

“Will all believe in the Messiah right away? No, in the beginning some of us will believe in him and some not. It will be easier for non-religious people to follow the Messiah than for Orthodox people."

"The revelation of the Messiah will be fulfilled in two stages: First, he will actively confirm his position as Messiah without knowing himself that he is the Messiah. Then he will reveal himself to some Jews, not necessarily to wise Torah scholars. It can be even simple people. Only then he will reveal himself to the whole nation. The people will wonder and say: ‘What, that’s the Messiah?’ Many have known his name but have not believed that he is the Messiah.”

Check here this video about this revelation.