Breaking Israel News: “Last month in Jakarta, Indonesia, Rabbi Tovia Singer taught an 8-hour seminar on Jewish ideas to a mixed audience of 100 Jews, Christians and high-ranking Muslim leaders and scholars. There are approximately 220 million Asian Muslims, 25 million Christians and fewer than 20,000 Jews in Indonesia.
Speaking to Breaking Israel News, Indonesia-based Singer said, “I’m asked to speak by non-Jews. They love that I teach Torah and answer their questions.”
As part of the seminar, Singer took questions from the audience. One audience member asked, “When will the Messiah come? What are the Jewish people waiting for?”
Opinion: The Rabbi is missing something: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (NIV) Matthew 36:36.
Did you know that the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is often called the feast which no man knows the day or hour – since it officially begins with the sighting of the new moon?
And how interesting that Jewish kings began their reign on Rosh Hashanah giving credence to the theory that Jesus was born and will return on some future Rosh Hashanah after the great and final war of Armageddon.
There are interesting parallels in the ancient Jewish marriage tradition:
In ancient Jewish marriages, the father of the groom would find the bride for his son. In the marriage of Isaac and Rachael, Abraham, (the Father), sent his most trusted servant Eliezer (Holy Spirit) to find a bride for his son Isaac (Christ), the groom.
“No man knows the day or the hour, not even the Son” has confounded Christians for 2000 years. How could the Son not know?
The answer again can be found in the Jewish wedding ceremony: the wedding could only begin when the Father of the groom (God), tells the Son (Christ) to go get His Bride (Rapture of the Church).
Only when the Groom (Christ) brings the bride (Church) to His Father’s house (New Jerusalem) can the Marriage Supper take place. Eliezer brought Rachael (bride/church) to Isaac (groom/Christ) and paid the betrothal price (Cross/blood sacrifice).
The feast of Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated October 2-4, 2016.