THE 13TH KING OF ISRAEL
PRINCE TO COME IN HIS OWN NAME
List of Prime Ministers of Israel Since 1948
by Luis B. Vega
…’but I know you, that you do not have the love of GOD within you. I have come in My Father’s Name, and you have not received Me; but if someone else comes in his own Name, you will receive him. How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only GOD?’ –John 5:42-44
The purpose of this lengthy study is to correlate the first 13 Kings of both the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel with that of the first 13th ‘Kings’ of modern day Israel in terms of its Prime Ministers since 1948. This study suggests that perhaps the 13th Person to rule the modern State of Israel will have a parallel destiny in terms of what the number 13 means, what the term might represent, and if it could be associated with the last Ruler of Israel before the rightful King of the Jews, Jesus returns. For the purposes of this study, the Persons holding the office of Prime Minister will be likened to that of the ancient Kings of Judah and Israel. Why the 13th King? Israel is on the verge of having a 13th Person be Prime Minister or Ruler and will pass the 70th year time marker since 1948. Many who study End Times suggest that a convergence might be underway.
This theory is assuming that the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will not be the 13th Person for prophetic reasons that this study will present. Whomever the next Person after Netanyahu will be, he will constitute the 13th Prime Minister or ‘King’ of Israel. The question this study will seek to consider is, would or will the 13th Person be the coming AntiChrist? This is not to say that the next Prime Minister will be the actual AntiChrist but that in some manner, the geo-political landscape of the entire Middle East and in particular, that of Israel will foster such a Ruler, or need for one. A lineup of the modern Israeli Prime Ministers will be shown how they parallel the first 13 Kings from both the Northern Kingdom called Israel to the first 13 Kings of the Southern Kingdom called Judah. Why the 13th King and 13th Prime Minister?
According to BibeStudy.com, the number 13 is ‘symbolic of rebellion and lawlessness. For example, Nimrod, the ‘Mighty Hunter’ tried to take the place of YHVH and invade Heaven itself through the Tower of Babel ‘Stargate’ of Babylon in Genesis 10. He was the 1st type of the coming AntiChrist as he was the 13th in Ham's line after the Flood of Noah. The number 13 represents all the governments created by men, and inspired by Lucifer, in outright rebellion against YHVH. King Solomon spent a little more than 7 years building the Temple of YHVH. However, Solomon spent a total number of 13 years building his own home.’ The other rationale for considering the coming 13th Ruler of Israel is based on the fact that Israel has reached the 70-year time marker as noted. In paraphrase form, the following is taken from Bibestudy.org on the meaning of 70.
The 70 Year Fig Tree
The number 70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible that is made up of the factors of 2 perfect numbers, 7 and 10. The number 7 represents perfection and 10 represents completeness and YHVH's Law. The number 70 symbolizes perfect spiritual order carried out with all power. It can also represent a period of judgment. For example, there were 70 Elders appointed by Moses. According to the Bible, Moses took 70 Elders of Zion, along with Aaron and his sons up on Mount Sinai. They all personally had a special meal with YHVH on the Sea of Sapphire, etc. Ancient Israel spent a total number of 70 years in the Captivity of Babylon. The number 70 is also specially connected with Jerusalem. The city kept 70 years of Sabbaths while Judah was in the Babylonian Captivity to redeem the time required of the Promised Land to rest.
Per the prophecy of Daniel, there are to be 70 7’s or 490 years determined upon Jerusalem for it to complete ‘time’. The nation of Israel had its beginnings in Egypt with Joseph. He, as a type of the Messiah to come rose in power in Pharaoh's Court. Jacob had migrated his entire household into Egypt. A total of 70 Israelites started the nation within Egypt that would grow to more than 2 million by the time of the Exodus. Thus, the examination of this 70th year, being 2018 or 2018 years from 70 AD pertaining to the line of Israeli Prime Ministers could find some interesting correlations that could very well be prophetic. What is the significance of this 70th year anniversary is that Israel has now ‘matured’ if one takes the Fig Tree parable of Jesus at face value. This could mean then that Israel is ready to continue where it left off prophetically. It might mean then that the current Pentecostal Church Age is to finish.
If by coincidence or not, there have been 12 People so far that have been Prime Ministers of the modern State of Israel since 1948. The lineup will only note those Persons in sequence when they first ascended to the office. It is not based on a time sequence but on only how many Persons have occupied the office of Prime Minister of Israel regardless of any reconfiguration of a government or subsequent re-election at a later point in time. The parallel lineup of the modern Rulers of a united Israel starts with the divided Kingdoms that came only after the 1st 3 Kings of Israel, that being Saul, David and then Solomon. Up until King Saul, Israel was a Theocracy, meaning that there was no earthly King of Israel, except YHVH Himself. His Laws for the Kingdom were communicated through the Tabernacle of Moses. This form of divine government was managed on Earth through YHVH’s Prophets and the Priests, etc.
This unique relationship, not bestowed to any other nation but Israel, as a nation was ratified through an unconditional Blood Covenant that started with Abraham. Mount Sinai was where the entire nation of Israel entered in after they left Egypt. Later on, once in the Promised Land the Israelites rather wanted to be directly ruled by YHVH through an earthly King, like the Nations and whom YHVH warned would exploit them. In the case of modern Israel, the current rendition of rulership is that of a somewhat disguised form of democracy. Officially, Israel has a Parliamentary System. Executive Power is exercised by the Prime Minister of Israel. This person is the head of government and leader of its multi-party system. The Legislative Power is vested in the Knesset.
The President of the State of Israel is the de jure Head of State. This position is largely an apolitical and ceremonial role, and is not considered a part of the government. The Knesset is Israel's uni-cameral legislature seated in Jerusalem. It has 120 members that are elected to a 4-year term. Jewish Religious Courts are also under control of the Prime Minister's office and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. These courts have jurisdiction in only 5 areas: Kashrut, Sabbath, Jewish burial, marital issues and Jewish status of immigrants, etc. In reality, the government of Israel has been largely modeled after the former Soviet Union communist collectives. With such a geo-political foundation, a brief background on the lineup of the modern rulers of Israel will be given later on in the study. Then several observations will be noted pertaining to some of the key Kings of the ancient Israel, both from the Northern Kingdom and that of the Southern Kingdom.
As noted, this study suggests that perhaps the coming 13th Ruler or ‘King’ of the modern State of Israel could very well be the coming Leader that to Bible-believing Christians will be the AntiChrist but to the Jews, in general will be the coming of the Messiah. In particular, as the division of ancient Israel started with Solomon, this study also suggests that a mirror of such a Ruler and King will be fulfilled in the coming AntiChrist false Messiah. In what way? A brief study on Solomon will highlight his rise and fall. This study will suggest that his various attributes will echo in the personality and character of the coming false Messiah. He will be a ‘Man of Peace’, as Solomon’s very own name meant ‘Peace’. We was paid a salary of 666 talents of gold, which echoes of the 666 numerical value of the coming worldwide Mark of the Beast system.
He will cause craft to prosper as Solomon expanded trade and diversified an economy unmatched up to that time. He will make Israel prosper with wealth as did Solomon in his day. He will build the Temple of YHVH and initiate the Daily Sacrifices to begin on the Temple Mount, as did Solomon. It will seem as though he ‘fixes’ the problems of the world, geo-politically. Dignitaries from all over the world will came to pay homage and respect as they did to Solomon. However, there will be a dark side to this coming false Messiah as there was a dark side to Solomon. As this coming ‘Messiah’ or King of the Jews figure will wage war through ‘Peace’ and humility as a ‘Lamb’, he will later speak as a ‘Dragon’. For example, Solomon used forced labor to build the House of YHVH and his fortresses. He basically broke all the prescriptions YHVH gave for a King to guard against. Such was the multiplying of war horses, chariots, gold, silver and women. Most of all, his heart left the true worship of YHVH, unlike his father, King David.
Some have suggested that Solomon dabbled in the secret mystery religions due in part by all the false gods and idols his 700+ wives brought to Israel. He delved into the Black Magic arts and the interactions with Fallen Angels and the disembodied spirits that teach the ‘Doctrine of Demons’. As a result, one attribute of this episode of this “Messiah’ King was that a whole new genre of Cabalism emerged. Solomon derived magical charms, amulets, seals to cast spells and work magic, etc. Such will be the similar case in that the book of Daniel and Revelation give a glimpse of how the coming King of Israel will come in the power of Lucifer and who will give Signs to Israel but only to deceive. The coming King of modern Israel will be after ‘Lying Signs and Wonders’.
Prime Ministers of Israel (1948–present)
This study will list the Prime Ministers of modern Israel since the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948, which happened to be on Pentecost based on the Creation Calendar. A total of 12 People have served as Prime Minister of Israel, 5 of whom have served on 2 non-consecutive occasions. Additionally, 1 Person, Yigal Allon, served solely as an Interim Prime Minister and is not counted. The other 2 who have served as interim Prime Minister have gone on to become the Prime Minister and are counted. The red lettering highlighted in name is for the Labor Party. The blue highlighted lettering in name is for the Likud Party. The purple color lettering in the name is for the Kadima Party, etc.
1. David Ben-Gurion
(1886–1973): Provisional Government, Mapai Party
1st Term: 14 May 1948 - 26 January 1954
2nd Term: 3 November 1955 - 26 June 1963
2. Moshe Sharett
(1894–1965): Mapai Party
26 January 1954 - 3 November 1955
3. Levi Eshkol
(1895–1969): Mapai Party/Labor Party
26 June 1963 - 26 February 1969
— Yigal Allon
(1918–1980): Alignment/ Labor Party
26 February 1969 - 17 March 1969
13th Government (acting)
4. Golda Meir
17 March 1969 - 3 June 1974
5. Yitzhak Rabin
(1922–1995): Alignment/Labor Party
1st Term: 3 June 1974 - 20 June 1977
2nd Term: 13 July 1992 - 4 November 1995 (Assassinated)
6. Menachem Begin
(1913–1992): Likud Party
1st Term: 20 June 1977 - 5 August 1981
2nd Term: 5 August 1981 - 10 October 1983
7. Yitzhak Shamir
(1915–2012): Likud Party
1st Term: 10 October 1983 - 13 September 1984
2nd Term: 20 October 1986 - 13 July 1992
8. Shimon Peres
(1923–2016): Labor Party
1st Term: 13 September 1984 - 20 October 1986
2nd Term: 22 November 1995 - 18 June 1996
9. Benjamin Netanyahu
(1949–): Likud Party
1st Term: 18 June 1996 - 6 July 1999
2nd Term: 31 March 2009 - Present
10. Ehud Barak
(1942–): Labor Party
6 July 1999 7 - March 2001
11. Ariel Sharon
(1928–2014): Likud/Kadima Party
7 March 2001 - 14 April 2006
12. Ehud Olmert
(1945–): Kadima Party
14 April 2006 - 31 March 2009
13. Man of Sin ?
The Messiah believed to be by Israel that comes in his own Name.
Term of Office
Netanyahu, that started the 33rd Government of Israel will tie Ben-Gurion to become the longest serving Prime Minister in modern Israel's history. He will break that record for himself one day later on July 17, 2019 when elections are scheduled to be held. Herein is another clue in that the number 13 resurfaces in the lineup of Israel’s modern day Rulers of ‘Kings’ perhaps. This correlation is not to implicate Netanyahu as the coming 13th King of Israel, especially if he loses the election in 2019. Regardless, he cannot be the 13th Person based on the lineup of only Persons holding the office. However, it is intriguing that Israel’s modern ‘Kings’ started with a ‘David’ and lasted 13 years. Could such a form of government also end with such a duration of also a 13-year Ruler?
1.David Ben-Gurion: 13 years and 127 days total
first term: 5 years and 257 days
second term: 7 years and 235 days
2.Benjamin Netanyahu: Incumbent 12 years as of 31 March 2018*
1st term: 3 years and 18 days (Passover-Rabbinical and Blue Blood Moon)
2nd term: 9 years*
3. Yitzhak Shamir: 6 years and 242 days total
1st term: 339 days
2nd term: 5 years and 268 days
4. Yitzhak Rabin: 6 years and 132 days
1st term: 3 years and 18 days
2nd term: 3 years and 114 days)
5. Menachem Begin: 6 years and 113 days
6. Levi Eshkol: 5 years and 247 days
Yigal Allon*: 19 days (interim)
7. Ariel Sharon: 5 years and 39 days*
This time including a 100 days period of temporary incapacitation due to coma.
8. Golda Meir: 5 years and 19 days
9. Ehud Olmert: 2 years and 351 days
10. Shimon Peres: 2 years and 264 days total
1st term: 2 years and 37 days
2nd term: 227 days
11. Moshe Sharett: 1 year and 281 days
12. Ehud Barak: 1 year and 245 days
13. AntiChrist ? 2520 days ?
The coming King of Israel will eventually rule the known world though peace, property and personality. He will however force the entire world to be subjugated to his number, that of 666 against the penalty of death. He will expand his power and influence beyond Israel proper and cause the return of the Luciferian Golden Age. He will decree as Solomon did to build the 3rd Temple. He will commence the Daily Sacrifices once again as in the day of Solomon. In all his exploits, the modern State of Israel will be convinced that at last their ‘true’ Messiah has arrived. As Ezekiel foretold, YHVH was going to regather the last remnants of the Jews worldwide. The Jews would be back to the Promised Land in the Last Days and never to be removed again. However, Israel is yet to nationally repent toward their Creator YHVH and above all, recognizing or ‘seeing’ that Jesus was their true Messiah.
History proved to be right as Scripture declared it that the modern nation of Israel came out of the ashes of the Nazi Holocaust. Jews from mainly all over Europe and various Middle Eastern and African nations immigrated back to their ancestral land. However, most, at least those who managed and lead the geo-political aspects of modern Israel where largely either religious atheists or political Zionists. Ironically, it was and has been mainly the Orthodox Jewry that has objected to such a modern State of Israel because in their interpretation. Such do not serve in the Israeli Defense Force IDF, for example. They believe that the Diaspora was a judgment of YHVH and only the Messiah when He is to return will then reconstitute the Kingdom, united under the kingship of the Messiah.
This Jewish Messiah will then build the 3rd Temple and subdue once and for all the Muslim enemies of Israel. It will be the time when Israel can be restored as a united Kingdom. Israel will reverberate to that of the time of Solomon when Israel was the head of the Nations. Then there will be worship and prosperity in ‘Faith’ toward YHVH as an entire nation, etc. Most Bible believing Christians would agree, to the point where who will be that coming Messiah. For example, since the Zionist Congresses of the 1800’s, it has mainly been the political Zionists that have led the cause for a free and sovereign State of Israel where all Jews from the scattered corners of the globe could return to a homeland they could be safe in. Thus the initial form of government for modern Israel was largely influenced by the Marxist and socialist models to a large extend.
It was the early leaders of Israel like Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion that come from the former Soviet Union. He thus had a deep impression of the socialist and communist model of governance. Such were the centralized Kibbutz systems of operation that for the purposes of nation building, actually worked. Most of his political kind were political, however being a ‘Jew’ and what that meant was still very much in the mind, heart and soul of such Zionist pioneers and modern day Israelis. The Blood Covenant of YHVH for His Earthy People still runs deep in their veins, it seems of every Jew regardless of their level of commitment to their GOD. The point is that as the modern State of Israel was founded by such men and women, time has elapsed in the prophetic lineup of YHVH, precisely 70 years now. The current generation of Jews are now aspirating for a return to the Bible, to return to a Temple and Daily Sacrifices. Why? Israel is experiencing a ‘revival’ but Israel has always been a dichotomy of Humanity.
A Spiritual Dichotomy
There are those elements in Israeli society that aspire for the return to the Bible and a Temple in growing numbers. For the most part, Jews in Israel are secular and to some degree, hedonistic. For example, it is now accepted that the gay capital of the world is Tel Aviv, etc. How can this be? One possible explanation has to do with demographics. Israel is a very unique case study in eugenics and demographics. It starts with its history. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was judged for their sin and absorbed into the Assyrian Empire, never to return. However, the 10 Tribes of Israel are not lost. YHVH has kept track of them. For example, during the time of Jesus, more notably at this presentation to the Temple account from Luke 2, it states that YHVH knew and knows who are from what tribe still.
‘There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband 7 years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was 84. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.’
One wonders if the 7 and 84 coefficients are clues to Israel’s prophetic time concerning the presentation of a Messiah at the Temple. What if one adds the 84 years to when the modern State of Israel regenerated in 1948. Thus 1948 + 84 years = 2032 – 7 years = 2025. Will such a year be when perhaps the false Messiah will present himself at the Temple as the true Messiah, as Jesus was? As the last remnants of the Southern Kingdom, that of Judah were banished to the 4 corners of the globe by the Romans starting in 70 AD, the Jews as they were then called from that point on infused themselves in practically every culture of the world. And to some degree, this has also been accompanied by a racial mixing.
Although what constitutes being a ‘Jew’ is stipulated by the bloodline of a mother, many Jews have taken on the cultural, linguistic and political attributes of their host nations. What this means for Israel is that as YHVH has re-gathered them to the modern State of Israel since 1948 specifically, Jews from around the world have poured into a true ‘melting pot’ of ethnicities and races. There is good and bad aspects to this demographics. Contrary to popular belief in that some enemies of Israel are labeling Israel as an ‘Apartheid’ State, such refuse to consider that Israel is probably the most racially mixed and diverse society on the planet.
The point is that there needs to be a common core identity or symbol that will unite all the Jews. What can do that? A Temple. There are 2 main reasons for such a need, well actually 3 with the last being the most important and really the only reason. The first reason for a 3rd Temple is to, as alluded is to unite all the Jews socially, culturally and religiously. The Temple would be the central focal point of the identity of a ‘Jew’ and would concretely unite all of Jewry, for the most part regardless of national background. In recent years, polls have been conducted to show that even secular Jews are in agreement and aspire to one day have a rebuilt Temple. The 2nd reason would be that the Temple would ‘atone’ for the sins of not only the nation of Israel but individual Jews.
Since the destruction of the 2nd Temple in 70 AD by the Prince Titus of Rome, Jews have fallen into a religious and spiritual conundrum. What to do about their sin? Because of this problem, the spiritual leaders of then basically redefined and codified Judaism as it is now, not Biblical. The Jewish Elders of Zion could not explain-away why the Torah warned of the coming of the Messiah and His death, resurrection and rejection of Jesus. The spiritual leaders, those one in the same that condemned Jesus, steered-away YHVH’s Earthly People into a ‘spiritual blindness’ in part. This has been the main reason why Israel as a nation failed then as now to ‘see’ Jesus as the true Messiah. Sadly, it will be the same reason why they will ‘see’ and accept the false Messiah to come in his own ‘Name’. The synagogues became the replacement for the Temple. However, there is still the issue of sin for the Jews individually. How is it to be atoned for as it was in the past through the Temple?
The solution has been to have a work-based religion but not necessarily the Torah but on the Rabbinical commentaries of the Torah, such as the Talmud and other writings that prescribe ‘good works’ to earn ‘salvation’. Some delve into the sorcery of forbidden books and operate on magic crafts and demonic intermediaries. Some groups go so far as needing to sacrifice chickens to have the blood ‘cover’ a person as the animal is held above the head. There is actually far worse practices and those against innocent Christian children but it will suffice for now. The 3rd reason and for sure the most important one is that YHVH prescribed it to be so. It was YHVH’s way of communing with His human creation without being defiled by their sin until Jesus shed His blood and sprinkled that on the true Mercy Seat in Heaven.
Up until Jesus, the Temple provided a way to ‘atone’ or cover, but not take away the sin of the Earthly People of YHVH. Such rituals were as an object lesson to demonstrate the pain and suffering of what it costs to commit sin, as a sinner born a sinner, etc. This eternal separation was symbolized by the Great Veil of the Tabernacle and Temples. This same Veil was rent when Jesus died on the Cross to atone and remove such impediment to have a direct and personal relationship with His People, etc. This sacrificial system, contrary to most understanding will not go away even during the Millennial Reign of Jesus. Why not? It is understood that Jesus came to be the last and final Passover Lamb, as a human, not animal to once and for all not only cover sin but also put to death the sinful nature and put sin itself away.
However, during the restored Kingdom of Israel, set at the center of the world there will still be sacrifices made at Ezekiel’s 4th Temple. Why? It is for the same reason as it was prior to Jesus Christ. All the sacrificed animals pointed to the Cross in the future. The sacrifices in the Kingdom will point back to the Cross for all those that remained alive after Armageddon and are to repopulate the world. Such will have the same object lesion provided with the exception that the true Lamb will be on the Throne of David never to die again still. This coming time will be the true Golden Age where Jesus, the true King, Son of David will rule not only Israel but the Nations of the world as the true Solomon, the Prince of Peace. Thus to the religious Jews especially, whomever authorizes the decree to rebuild the 3rd Temple, to them it has to be the Messiah.
The building of the 3rd Temple will be one of his many Signs and credential that have to be in place for Israel to accept ‘Him who comes in his own Name’. The Spiritual Blindness, in part upon Israel has produced such an identity crisis of who the Messiah is, has been and will be for Israel. As a result, it will be of utmost important nationally to have a Temple as it functioned as the means for the High Priest to ‘atone’ for the sins of Israel, for 1 year. Israel required a High Priest to go into the Holy of Holies to sprinkle the blood on the Mercy Seat. What will occur instead is the Abomination of Desolation. The coming defilement of the 3rd Temple will even have the 13th King of Israel usurp the office of the High Priest that could only go in the Holy of Holies and that, once a year on the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. The coming false ruler of Israel, the King will himself enter the Holy of Holies to sit himself down on the Mercy Seat and proclaim to be the only and true ‘God’ to be worshiped unconditionally upon the penalty of death.
This act of entering the Temple will nonetheless be reminiscent of when King David, as also a Priest type went inside the Holies to take the Bread from the table and to feed his men with. In the case of the false Messiah, his blood will not be able to atone for anything. Nonetheless, what is rather peculiar about the modern lineup of Israel’s ‘Kings’ or Prime Ministers is that the modern nation was named Israel. It was the Northern Kingdom that took on this particular name after the division of the united Kingdom. Israel was later known as the 10 Tribes and none of their first 13 Kings were good or ‘righteous’. Eventually the 10 Northern Tribes were exiled by the fierce Assyrians. They were distributed throughout their empire to include Syria, southern Turkey, northern Iraq and as far as Media or western Iran and parts of Afghanistan.
Some believe that the core ethnic makeup of the Kurds, for example could very well constitute one of the strong racial remnants of the 10 Northern Tribes. There are others of course that have a British-Israelite Theory in that such believe the 10 Tribes became the 10 core nations of Europe, etc. For example, the tribe of Dan is believed to be the progenitors of the Danes of Dan-mark and Swe-Dan, etc. The British go so far as to ascribe their bloodline back to that of King David. What is interesting to consider is that the heir apparent to the Throne of England, Prince George of Cambridge the son of Prince William and Catherine is technically Jewish. This supposition would be based on the Jewish bloodline that comes from Catherine’s side of the family. It is no secret that the Rothschild’s, for example have married into the nobilities of Europe and so on.
Another observation about the modern lineup of Israel’s ‘Kings’ or Prime Ministers is that the first leader was named David as was King David that was the King of not only Judah but then all of the 12 Tribes of Israel. King David is the standard by which all other Kings, both in the Southern and Northern Kingdoms were measured against. Out of the 12 Persons so far that have occupied the office of the Prime Minister, only 1 has been a woman, Golda Meir. This also mirrors the royal history of the Kingdoms, especially the Southern Kingdom of Judah in that there was only 1 Queen ruling Israel, that of Athaliah. What is also interesting is that the first 5 Prime Ministers were all from the Labor Party. From that point on, the successive Prime Ministers switched to the more conservative front called the Likud Party started by Menachem Begin.
The majority of Israeli Prime Ministers have been conservative since the assassination of Rabin. In terms of a possible mathematical construct, it would appear that just based on the number of Persons, being represented in an equal value of a unit; the lineup would approximate the phi ratio proportion. This Golden Ratio would comprise the first 5 Prime Ministers if the 13th King is to be the 13th Person to rule Israel in the future. Moreover, the central core spiral, if such a phi ratio spiral was superimposed on the lineup, would center on Golda Meir, the only woman on the lineup thus far. If this phi ratio pattern is of any indication of a prophetic pattern, it could lend some credence to the theory that the 13th ‘King’ of Israel may be the long awaited ‘Jewish’ Messiah.
Another observation about the successive terms of the modern-day Rulers of Israel is that there were 3 persons that occupied the office of the Prime Minister for just over 6 years in succession, thus a 6-6-6 pattern. These 3 Prime Ministers were Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres. The average time most Prime Ministers of modern Israel were in office ranged from 2-5 years. Since Israel adopted a Parliamentary System of coalition governments based on parties, it has been very difficult to maintain a government as it can easily collapse if one or more of the parties withdraws support. There is no fixed term of office as in the Americas, for the most part, the office of the President supersedes that of a Prime Minister and is fixed in terms of years, anywhere from 4 to 6 years on average. Another observation about the modern lineup of Israel’s ‘Kings’ or Prime Ministers is that the longest term of any one Person holding the office was David Ben Gurion.
As noted, he held the office of Prime Minister for just over 13 years with 2 terms. The only other Person elected as Prime Minster that has come close is Benjamin Netanyahu with 12 years plus thus far. An observation about Netanyahu that is rather particular is that upon his initial term as Prime Minister, he constituted the 33rd Government of Israel. Mind you, Netanyahu is a Mason, a 33rd Degree Mason. It is interesting to see such a possible encrypted correlation as many Christians are in ‘love’ with him. He is very astute and has done much for the cause of modern Israel. He holds Bible Studies in his Cabinet and sponsors Bible competitions for the youth. However, for the times he has heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ being Israel’s true King and only hope for ‘Peace and Security’ from many Evangelical Zionists, one would think he would have become a Christian by now, perhaps he might secretly be one.
Many Jews, both those religious and not are starting to see that the best ally Israel does have are the Evangelical Christians. All others that are compromised and liberal, sadly are against Israel. Of course there is still a great suspicion on both sides due to centuries of abuse and mistrust on both sides. Given the probability of his popularity, both positive and negative, it will most likely be the case that Netanyahu will surpass Ben Gurion as the longest Ruler of the modern State of Israel. There have even been articles written about him as being the modern day ‘King of Israel’, etc. On an aside note, there is a very interesting dealing with the 70th year anniversary of Israel’s birth since 1948, which is in 2018 pertaining to Netanyahu. Netanyahu’s 2nd term as Prime Minister began on March 31, 2009.
What is unique is that on the 70th year anniversary of Israel, Netanyahu’s 2nd government anniversary will fall on the Passover Full Moon which will a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon is when there are 2 Full Moons in a calendar month. Mind you, this only occurs in the Western Calendar. Nonetheless, this celestial convergence of exactly 9 years apart or a 3-3-3 sequence that could be perhaps prophetically significance.. One thing is for sure, the synchronicity of prophetic time does seem to be converging on his watch. As it is, the furnishings, Priests and plans for the 3rd Temple are ready now to be implemented precisely on the 70th year. Israel as the metaphorical and spiritual Fig Tree has matured after 70 years since its ‘birth in 1 day’ back in 1948.
Israel has blossomed and flourished out of a barren land it reverberated to after the last Southern Kingdom of Judah was expelled from the Promised Land due to the rejection of Jesus Christ that did not come in His own Name. Israel stands at the crossroads of Humanity geographically with its newly found sources of gas and oil, advanced technology and military. More so, Israel is at the spiritual epicenter of the world as it is the timepiece for YHVH’s dealings with Humanity on Earth. Although the prophecy of Daniel 9-11 echo a rebirth of Israel and Jerusalem in times of trouble and when Jerusalem becomes a ‘Cup of Trembling’, the building of the 3rd Temple will be during a time of ‘Peace’. Such a prophetic milestone will have YHVH poised to resume the dealings directly with Israel, as unfinished business still has to be resolved with Jesus. Israel has a divine destiny still to encounter with the true Messiah. Before that point in the lineup however, there are some amazing occurrences yet to take place.
There is the conclusion of the Church Age that has to happen first wherein the Gentiles have been supernaturally grafted-into the stock of the Commonwealth of Israel. There is the Rapture or evacuation of the Church Age Believers of Jesus. There is the coming of the AntiChrist or false Messiah that could very well be the 13th King or Ruler of Israel that will seduce the world with his false sense of ‘Peace and Security’ and ‘Lying Signs and Wonders’. There will also be the coming of demons and the manifestation or ‘Disclosure’ of the Alien ‘saviors’ come to help the AntiChrist, etc. There is the anointing and sealing of the 144,000 Jews that will evangelize the whole world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the 1st half of the 7-year Tribulation Period. There is the anointing and commissioning of the 2 Witnesses to come on the scene of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
Per some interpretations, the 2 Witnesses come on the scene specifically during the 2nd half of the Tribulation Period. This segment of Daniel’s last Week of Years is what will constitute the ‘Great Tribulation’ or the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, etc. There will be the coming of the False Prophet that will cause ‘fire’ to come down from Heaven as it was with Solomon during the time of the dedication of the Temple. One wonders, if such an occasion will also be mimicked by the False Prophet and false Messiah during the dedication of the 3rd Temple. Such was the case only seen when the Tabernacle of Moses was initiated. Fire also came down during the time Elijah called it down against the prophets of Ba’al on Mount Carmel during the 3.5 year drought in Israel. This study does not believe the Church Age will or can overlap the time of the Tribulation Period.
Pride Before the Fall
What is rather unique about the corresponding 13th King of the Northern Kingdom known as Israel is that as Jeroboam was the first King that instigated the division of Israel as a whole, the 13th King was named Jeroboam II. In some studies, Jeroboam II is considered the 14th King. Nonetheless, according to research, he reigned for 40 years. He reigned during the most prosperous time Israel had yet known. The territory of Israel, at that time was the most densely settled in the entire region as it is now. Interestingly, the prosperity then as now was built on trade in olive oil, wine, and specialties, etc. Jeroboam II was victorious over the Arameans or ‘Syrians’ and conquered Damascus which extended Israel’s territory to Hamath by the sea. However, according to the prophet Amos, the accomplishments of Israel and its King fostered a spirit of overconfidence and pride.
According to the Biblical account, these were the sins of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. There was oppression and exploitation of the poor by the rich and powerful. There was an indulgence in luxury and a craving for amusement. Under Jeroboam II, there was idolatry as ‘Jehovah’ was worshiped at Dan and Beth-el through actual images, such as the Golden Calf; much like Roman Catholicism of today with its ‘Christian’ idols, etc. These sins aroused the indignation of YHVH that caused the expulsion of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. In comparison, what is rather unique about the corresponding 13th King of the Southern Kingdom known as Judah is that it was Hezekiah that ruled Judah. This King of Judah became one of the most renowned Kings of the Jews.
At this point, this study will hone-in on the 13th King of the Southern Kingdom, Hezekiah and the Prophet, Isaiah. This study will suggest that many of the attributes and occurrences also of Hezekiah will mirror the term of the coming 13th King of Israel, that being the false Messiah with his False Prophet, etc. One reason for the parallel is that there is so much detail about Hezekiah’s time. Also in recent years, the discovery of Hezekiah’s Seal and that of Isaiah’s are perhaps an amazing signal by YHVH that indeed there will be a coming Prophet and King to resurface in Israel as a prelude and contrast. However, it will be the antithesis of what Isaiah and Hezekiah where and stood for. From research and the Bible accounts, Hezekiah is considered a righteous King.
He is the one that had the episode of having the Sun’s shadow move backwards and 15 years added to his life for his repentance before YHVH. Some suspect that this earthly occurrence had to do with a possible Earth Pole Shift caused by the passing by of the Planet X phenomenon, etc. This Star System was even inscribed on his Royal Seal. Thus, such a coming time will perhaps also see similar celestial occurrences due to the Nemesis Star System that according to the book of Revelation will have similar effects on the Earth during the reign of the false Prophet and King. Hezekiah assumed the throne of Judah at the age of 25 and reigned for 29 years. He is also one of the most prominent kings of Judah mentioned in the Bible and is one of the Kings mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. According to the Bible, Hezekiah witnessed the destruction of the northern Kingdom of Israel by Sargon's Assyrians in 722 BC. He was also King during the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib in 701 BC.
His Own Name
According to the Bible, Hezekiah did not rely on Egypt for support, but relied on YHVH and prayed to Him for deliverance of his capital city, Jerusalem. This is when Hezekiah went into the Temple and there he spread the letter before YHVH and prayed. In contrast, the coming 13th King of Israel will enter the 3rd Temple and proclaim himself ‘God’ enstead. Hezekiah enacted sweeping religious reforms, including a strict mandate for the sole worship of YHVH and a prohibition on venerating other deities within the Temple of Jerusalem. He is the one that destroyed the Bronze Serpent made by Moses because it became an idol of worship for many Jews. Hezekiah also defeated the Philistines in the Gaza Strip. He resumed the Passover pilgrimage and the tradition of inviting the scattered Tribes of Northern Israel (not lost) to take part in Passover. Thus, such parallels might serve as a repeating template of what is to occur during the time of the modern and last 13th King of the State of Israel coming in his own ‘Name’.
The Gospel accounts teach that Jesus came not representing Himself but He ‘did the will on the Father that sent Him’. This was from Jesus’ own words. It was a rescue mission, a successive one in phases. Jesus confronted the ruling council of the Jews, the Sanhedrin in particular and the High Priest. Such were the spiritual leaders of YHVH’s Earthly People. At the time of Jesus, the Jews did have a ‘King’, that of Herod although an Edomite and not considered ‘Jewish’. Moreover, the Elders of Zion later on confessed that they did not want their seats of power taken away and that their only allegiance was to Caesar, their King. Nonetheless, Herod placated the spiritual leaders through bribes and building projects, especially the refurbishment of the 2nd Temple of Zerubbabel. Jesus exposed the fakeness of this body as nothing but ‘White-Washed Tombs’, ‘Brood of Vipers’, and the ‘Synagogue of Satan’ whose ‘Father’ was Lucifer.
Jesus upset and threatened their status-quo as most if not all were made rich from the religiosity that Judaism became as Money Changer devised schemes to make money off of worshipers in the Temple of YHVH. Furthermore, Jesus denounced their source of authority, not being the Torah but their books of wizardry that nullified the authority of the Torah. When the Jews came out of Egypt and Babylon, the leading Rabbis’ commentary called the ‘Oral Tradition’ was elevated above the Torah. The collective writings became known as the Alexandrian Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud. For example, the Jews in Exile incorporated the Kabala of Nimrod’s Luciferian religious secret mysteries. With their ‘Traditions of Men’, they ‘nullified’ the Word of YHVH. It got to a point that the ‘Names’ of Rabbinical commentators are elevated above Scripture.
Thus, so too in the End of Days, the reconstituted Sanhedrin at some point in time will thus accept the false Messiah ‘that will come in his own Name’. This false Messiah along with the False Prophet will present themselves as ‘Men of Peace’, Sages, and ultimate authority over the Jews. It will be rather ironic in that as Israel’s motto for their MOSSAD is ‘by deception, thou shalt wage war’, the coming false Messiah will actually implement this same tactic against the Jews. Lucifer has been riding the coattails of the whole comprehensive restoration of Israel; first the land, then its capital and eventually its Temple. The sole purpose will be to do a ‘bait and switch’ at the end. This switch will center on the Temple, as that will be the centerpiece of his true intent and identity.
The Number of His Name: 666
The Bible teaches that the unveiling or revealing of who this 13th King of Israel that will ‘come in his own Name’ will be will only take place as the Retainer is set aside. As to who this Restrainer is has many debating. Some suggest it is the Holy Spirit, others the Church Body of Christ, which the Holy Spirit indwells the Body even so. Most believe that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ has to occur first in tandem to this unveiling and pegged to some sort of ‘Sudden Destruction’ that will occur also. The unveiling of the false Messiah will be the cause to present himself as a Peace Maker’. In fact, it will correspond to the 1st Seal Judgment that is broken by Christ Jesus in the presence of the Bride at the Court of Heaven that will be in session. It will unleash the 1st of the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse, which being the AntiChrist deceptively comes upon a chaotic world with only a bow, but bent ‘on conquering and to conquer’. This is described as one who is riding a white horse with a ‘Stephanus’ crown.
In comparison, the 1st half of the 7-year Tribulation Period will be a showcase to Israel and to the world. However, not realizing that this same AntiChrist will turn, as did Solomon. As noted, the event that will bring this about is what Jesus debriefed to His Disciples upon the revelation given to the Prophet Daniel. It would be the time when as the 3rd Temple is functioning with the ordinances of the Daily Sacrifices, the 13th King of Israel will put a halt to them. Then the False Prophet will set up some sort of idol on the wing of the Temple. With the directive of the False Prophet, such an idol will be given the power to be animated and speak. Many believe that some sort of Artificial Intelligence AI will be at play. In Revelation, the False Prophet will set up this form of worship to this false Messiah through the interactions under the guise of business transactions, buying and selling. Whatever the Abomination will be, it will cause the House of YHVH to be defiles or become desolated. This event will be what many interpret as the time when the AntiChrist or the 13th King of Israel will demand absolute divine worship from Israel and the world.
The following segment of this study will focus on King Solomon. The reason being is that this study suggests that the coming false Messiah will exemplify the character and attributes of Solomon. There are some very unique renderings about Solomon that are very intriguing. For example, there is the 666 number in 1 Kings 10:14 associated with his salary, if by coincidence. The text in Revelation 13 gives the same number whereby 666 is associated with worship and a Mark, or the Name of the Beast, or the ‘Number of his Name’. Note that the number in Revelation is the Number of the Name of a man.
Did Jesus, the true King of the Jews have anything to say about Solomon? Here is what Jesus had to say about Solomon. In Matthew 5:28-29, Jesus states, ‘Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these.’ Jesus acknowledged, first of all that such a King of Israel existed. Many skeptics of the Bible negate the fact that such Kings as David, Solomon and even Jesus ever existed. Because of his initial great humility and heart before YHVH, Solomon was given wisdom beyond any human. Such wisdom was to rule YHVH’s People with as a Judge in a sense after the likes of Moses. There are 3 books attributed to Solomon: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.
He manifested great wisdom; he built great monuments; he demonstrated a great talent for organization; he developed a great trading empire. Although Solomon was commended for his great wisdom, pride and darkness ruined him. Moreover, the Kingdom of Israel becomes divided. However, this division began in the heart as he started to slowly disregarded the Laws for Kings. Therefore, in a negative aspect, the various characteristics and attributes along with the number 666 can be associated with Solomon’s downfall, his abuse of power, and his turning away from true worship of Yahweh. This is perhaps how the coming false Messiah and possible 13th King of Israel will also be patterned after that could very well be revealed in the coming line-up of Israel’s modern-day successors of Prime Ministers perhaps.