Steve Coerper (5
Mashiach?? "Birth pangs of the Messiah""
Dear John, Randy and
Randy, you mentioned
something in your posting that really caught my
attention. At the bottom, in the material from Chevlei
Mashiach, the article says,
Moreover, we have been through some of the
"birthpangs of Mashiach," those awesome events that have
taken place in our generation (Israel as Nation, Jerusalem
as its capital, Sanhedrin established,
the war in Iraq, etc).
goes into some detail regarding the difficulties of the
re-establishment of the Sanhedrin, but the Sanhedrin must
be in place before the fulfillment of
the "Feast of Trumpets." Why? Because the REAL
Feast (up to now, they've all been "dress rehearsals")
cannot begin until the two witnesses (see Rev.
11:3) testify before the Sanhedrin that they have
observed the New Moon.
Yom Teruah is the only
festival that no man knows when exactly it will occur.
This is due to the fact that it begins on the new moon.
The new moon was sanctified when two witnesses see the
new moon and attest to it before the Sanhedrin
in the Temple. ("The
Rapture on Rosh Hashanah")
duly-constituted Sanhedrin in place, there would be no one
for the witnesses to testify to. I seriously doubt
that this year, Rosh Hashanah will begin with two random
guys - I think it's gonna be the beginning of something
We shall see, of
course. And possibly from the mezzanine this time.