– June 15, 2016
During a condolence call in Bnei Brak, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading authority in mainstream Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, promised a grieving father whose son had just passed away, “The redemption is closer than ever”.
It was reported in Kooker, a Hebrew language Orthodox news service, that Rabbi Kanievsky approached the bereaved man, who asked the rabbi, “How can you console me, when my dear son left behind ten orphans?”
Rabbi Kanievsky answered him, “Don’t be sad. The Messiah is already here. He will reveal himself very soon and your son will see his children again.”
COMMENT: John Durrad – http://setapartbytruth.org
The major hope of a Christian is the Resurrection to eternal life and living forever in the Kingdom of God. The Church of God’s Faithful understand that we are now in the Day of the Lord and Christ has come as “a thief in the night” not yet to appear but to discern.
“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.” Mal 3:1
“For yourselves know perfectly that day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 1 Thess 5:2
Therefore the Rabbi’s comment to the bereaved man was hopefully helpful but also true!
“Don’t be sad. The Messiah is already here. He will reveal himself very soon…”
We would echo these words; words that bring comfort to those who believe in the Holy Bible.