1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Today at church a fellow believer told me, in tones of innocent wonder, about a man I’d never heard of called Rabbi Kaduri. Rabbi Kaduri was an orthodox Israeli who allegedly mentioned that Jesus is the Messiah shortly before his death. He also allegedly made many accurate predictions during his earthly life, including his prediction that the Messiah would be revealed soon after the death of Ariel Sharon. The question in my mind then became: was Rabbi Kaduri a true prophet? I had to do some digging to find out.
The article below has been reproduced from:
In it, Stephen Yulish contends, with biblical backing, that Rabbi Kaduri was deceived and a deceiver, helping to usher in the man of sin, the AntiChrist. I have felt lead to put this article online to warn fellow Christians about this deceiver, as too many seem to have uncritically accepted his teachings. Jesus warned us about being deceived in the end times, as we may end up serving not the Kingdom of God but that of the AntiChrist:
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
One caveat before reading the article below: do not take this as a definite indication from me that the rapture of the church is imminent. We cannot possibly know this (didn’t the Lord warn us in Mark 13:32 that the Father alone knows when the end of the world will be?). Hence we should stay focussed on living faithful, righteous lives, helping to bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and avoiding being deceived.
KABBALISTIC RABBI DECEIVED ABOUT SIGNS OF THE ENDTIMES IN ISRAEL
A friend just sent me an article from Arutz Sheva, Israel National News, entitled “Kabbalist urges Jews to Israel ahead of impending disasters.” I was very tempted to just delete the article because of my disdain for anything to do with Jewish mystical lore (i.e. Kabbalah). From personal experience, I had found out that it is all demonic, but something inside me told me to read the article. After I had finished the article, I knew that it had been the Ruach Hakodesh, the Holy Spirit that had coaxed me to read what I did not want to read. What I found strengthened my belief that we are indeed in the last of days and that the people of Israel are being setup for the reign of the antichrist. May God have mercy on their souls.
On Tuesday night, September 13, Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, a Rabbi steeped in Jewish kabbalistic, mystical lore told his yeshiva class (Jewish school) that Jews all over the world needed to return to Israel due to impending natural disasters which threatened to strike the world. I asked myself how he could know that this was going to happen. Was it because he used gematria (numerology) and other kabbalistic divinations, witchcraft, and demonic practices that the Lord called detestable to Him in Deuteronomy 18:10-12? Of course not, but Satan knows that his time is short (Revelation 12:12) and he will give people just enough knowledge to condemn them to hell with him for eternity.
We know from Scripture that the Jews will return to the land of Israel in the end of days (Isaiah 43:5-7). We know that the Church is about to taken up to be with Jesus in the clouds at the harpazo, the rapture (I Thess. 4:16-17, I Cor.15:52). We know that the man of lawlessness, the antichrist, will then be revealed (2 Thess.2:3-4) and will take his place in the rebuilt Temple and declare himself to be God. Rabbi Kaduri said that when the danger comes to Israel, the Temple will be rebuilt and the righteous Messiah will be revealed. Open your eyes people and see how Satan is using Rabbi Kadori to bring Jews back to Israel and to worship the soon to be revealed “unrighteous messiah”, the antichrist, in the rebuilt Temple.
We know that the Temple was destroyed in 70AD but that it is mentioned again in 2 Thess.2:4 where the antichrist takes his seat. What do the terms rebuilt Temple, “Messiah” and Israel all connote? Either the Millennial reign of Jesus (Revelation 20:4) or the three and half year reign of the false Messiah (Daniel 9:27), the antichrist?
Rabbi Kadori said that many dangers and disasters would come upon the earth. He is correct. After the rapture of the saints, the seven years of tribulation will begin which the prophet Jeremiah called the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). During that time 2/3 of the Jews will perish (Zechariah 13:8) until the Messiah returns and “all Israel (the 1/3 left) will be saved (Romans 11:26).
Instead of Jews (unsaved) realizing that Yeshua (Jesus) is their Lord and Savior, not only are they going to be left at the rapture, but they are going to be misled and deceived once again to accept a false messiah as their savior and two thirds will die in the tribulation. Rabbi Kadori said that the great Rabbi Schneerson told him that he would live to see the coming of the messiah. He also said that the current government of Israel will be the last one of the old era. Sharon will the last PM. The new leadership will be that of the messianic era. If that is true, although it will be the antichrist false messiah, then our time here on earth is short. We soon will be taken into the clouds with Jesus. Look up brethren because your redemption draws nigh! (Luke 21:28).
Maranatha! Come quickly Lord Jesus!
Stephen M. Yulish, born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947, received his BA from Case Western Reserve University in 1969, his MA in 1972, and his PhD in 1975 from the University of Illinois. His first book, The Search for a Civic Religion, was published in 1980. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson and then became a Jewish Community Professional in Phoenix. Currently disabled with Multiple Sclerosis, the author is co-leader of Chayim Chadashim Messianic Fellowship and is on the Board of Reference for Jewish Voice Prophetic Magazine. He lives in Flagstaff, AZ, with his wife Paula and daughter Andrea.