A cryptic coded message from a Kabbalah-steeped rabbi that was posted on his website a year after his death is gaining considerable attention among Christians these days.
The “Christ in Prophecy” television program recently focused on the shocking revelations in “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah: The story of Yitzhak Kaduri and His Prophecies of the Endtime.”
The author, Carl Gallups, found that Kaduri, a highly venerated rabbi, revealed when he died that he believed the name of the Messiah is Yehoshua, or Jesus.
The documentation needed to be presented in a book, because the media that originally reported on the case suddenly dropped it.
Gallups, in an interview with David Reagan of “Christ in Prophecy,” said Kaduri had reported a spiritual encounter with the Messiah. The rabbi wrote down the name of the Messiah and sealed the document.
Kaduri’s instructions were to open the document a year after his death.
When it was opened, the name was in code, but it was revealed to be Jesus. It was reported by media but then suddenly dropped, because of the shock that rippled through the Jewish communities.
Gallups said Israel Today and other news outlets reported on the message for a short time.
When the reports stopped, Gallups when to work.
“I wrote the story journalistically … not as a Baptist pastor,” he said. “I just wanted the facts out there. … Somebody has got to put this out there.”
He said the book provides a complete overview, including the fact that Kaduri was deeply steeped in Kabbalah before his death.
Gallups said he’s unfazed by criticism of his reporting.
For example, some insist God wouldn’t reveal himself like that today, particularly to someone like Kaduri.
But Gallups argues Jesus revealed himself to a murderer on the Damascus road, who later became the Apostle Paul. And there also was the fellow who encountered God in the back country of the Middle East: Moses, he said.
“Why could not, would not God reach down one more time … to the most venerated rabbi?” he asked.
As for the impact of the message, the 300,000 people who attended Kaduri’s funeral likely would have paid attention, he noted.
Gallups said the message has mostly been shunned, and the Jewish media has not taken up the issue.
No matter, Gallups said.
“Now the whole world knows about the message of Rabbi Kaduri, and it cannot be stopped,” he said.
Regarding the book, he said, “Jews are coming to Jesus like never before,” even though there were allegations the revelation of the name was fraud or manipulated.
Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger,” several renowned biblical experts, as well as former students of Kaduri’s rabbinical training school have weighed in on the book.
“The feedback from people who have read the book and/or seen the movie has been overwhelmingly positive,” Gallups said.
“The only negative feedback is from people who falsely assume the conclusions which they believe the book may draw,” he said. “But, they haven’t read it yet. I think most people will be pleasantly and greatly surprised when they read through the book. There are some, however, who would prefer this story not get out to the world.”
Chuck Missler, founder of Koinonia House ministry, says that in the book, Gallups “explodes one of the biggest bombshells of our lifetime.
“The implications of these astonishing declarations from the most venerated ultra-orthodox rabbi in Israel impacts every one of us, not just those of the traditional Jewish faith. This is a must-read for anyone who takes God seriously,” he said.
“I have been preaching the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah for many years and have seen many salvations and miracles,” Porat told WND. “However, I have never seen such a supernatural revival as is happening right now in Israel. The clear hand of God is on these evangelistic tools, the book and DVD. There is no doubt about it. We are in the end times. This is a Kaduri revival.”
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