In an interview earlier this week, End of Days expert Rabbi Mendel Kessin told radio talk show host Tamar Yonah of Israel News Talk Radio that anti-Semitism is a signal that God is accelerating the end times.
“We are very close to the end. We are looking at a messianic process that has been going on for quite awhile. And what you’re seeing now unfolding is a process that will bring the Moshiach (Messiah). That’s really what’s happening.
“What you’re looking at, in many ways, is an acceleration of the end, just like it happened in Egypt. What God seems to be doing is rushing up the end, therefore there are so many things going on simultaneously.”
Kessin spent a considerable amount of time exploring the connection between anti-Semitism and the End of Days.
“As we approach the Messianic era, anti-Semitism will rise,” he explained. “This is driven because Satan, who is the major enemy of the Jewish people, is dying. What you are looking at are the death throes of the Satan. And that is why he’s trying to bring in all the energy he has, in order to do away with the Jews.”
“When holiness is about the enter, then evil and corruption energize and try to stop the entry of righteousness. And that’s really what you’re looking at,” Kessin elaborated.
He connected the chaos of what’s happening on the political map today to the End of Days War of Gog and Magog.
“Anti-Semitism isn’t new. It’s been going on since [the time of] Avraham Avinu (Abraham our father). It will always be. But you have to understand that at the end of time, it gets much worse. Because the Satan is dying and you are looking at the beginning of the entry of holiness. There’s an incredible attempt of evil to stop the entry of holiness.”
Kessin further explained that the First and Second World Wars absorbed most of the worst prophecies associated with Gog and Magog. As a kindness, Kessin claimed, “God distributed Gog and Magog over three different wars. Therefore, the last war will be a confrontation, as opposed to a real war. And we are seeing now the confrontation between Israel and the entire world.”
He further pointed out the contradiction between a rise in anti-Semitism on the one hand and “an incredible rise in the stature of Israel among the nations,” on the other . “It’s not just anti-Semitism. Israel is rising among the nations. They are gaining incredible respect. Economically they are now spread out – Africa, Asia, India. Even Europe is beginning to turn against Hamas.
“You’re looking at a duality here. It’s not just the rise of anti-Semitism. It’s the rise of the Jewish people. How do you explain that?” he challenged.
He concluded this point by emphasizing that “we are looking at a spiritual war between the side of good and the side of evil. And that is what Gog and Magog is really all about.
“Israel is supposed to rise among the nations and that is the beginning of the messianic era. At the same time, the Satan is trying to destroy Israel. This will happen in the end of time because evil is threatened by its end and by the entry of good,” he summarized.
When asked directly by Yonah, Kessin predicted the arrival of Moshiach, “within 10 years, maybe sooner.”