The Paris conference on Sunday, in which representatives from 70 nations met to sign an anti-Israel agreement, brought together many factors, all pointing at a final showdown that pits the 70 sons of Jacob against the 70 nations under Gog in a pre-Messianic war.
This Biblical concept of 70 nations reappears in ancient Jewish sources as the 70 nations that will rise up against Israel in the End of Days. The Talmud states that the gematria (numerical value of the Hebrew letters) of Gog and Magog (גוג ומגוג) is 70. Gog and Magog are the nations that will be defeated by Israel, ushering in the Messianic era.
This internal aspect of 70 contained within Israel was made apparent while the 70 nations were meeting in Paris. On the very same day of the conference, Jews all around the world were reading the specific section of the Torah in the first chapter of the Book of Exodus relating how 70 souls, the offspring of Jacob, went down to Egypt.
The 70 nations, unified under Gog, will face Israel. Israel, though only one nation, is composed of the 70 children of Jacob, as a counterpoint to the 70 nations under Gog.
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, attended the Paris conference to protect the interests of President Obama. Even though he only has five more days in office, Obama is playing a central role in unifying the 70 nations against Israel.
Obama’s ability to unify is hinted at in numerology. Joel Gallis and Dr. Robert Wolf, who wrote extensively about Obama in their blog, Redemption 5768, noted the gematria of the president’s full name, Barack Hussein Obama (בּרק חוסיין אובּאמה), is 501, equal to the gematria of the word ראש (head, or leader). The type of leader he was is revealed through another calculation: Obama’s first term was as the 44th president of the United States, and the 44th word in the Torah is ולחשׁך (and to the darkness).
“The gematria of Barack Obama בּרק אובּאמה is 357, just one short of the 358 of Mashiach (Hebrew for messiah),” Gallis and Wolf noted. “But the one that is missing is Hashem, the Master of the Universe who is one. Without God on his side, he is nothing but a false messiah.”
In contrast, it could be understood that president elect Donald Trump (who is 70 years old) stands in direct juxtaposition to the Paris conference of 70 nations which came just five days before he will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The gematria of Trump’s full name in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, equal to ‘Messiah from the house of David’ (משיח בן דוד).
In an interview with Breaking Israel News before the elections, Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, explained that the gematria indicates a connection between Trump and the Messiah, not that Trump himself is the Messiah.
“He is connected to the Messianic process which is happening right now,” Rabbi Berger said in November. “When he promised to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, he attached himself to the power of Moshiach, which gave him the boost he needed.”
This is also hinted at by Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel: David Friedman, a strong supporter of Israel who advocates moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. In a remarkable coincidence, the gematria of Friedman’s name, דיוויד פרידמן, is also 424 and equal to ‘Messiah from the House or David”.
The meeting in Paris comes after the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, declaring it illegal for Jews to live in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, and Hebron. The resolution also grants a religious monopoly on the Temple Mount and the Western Wall to Islam.
The true nature of the UN resolution is also hinted at by numerology. Only Simchas, a religious website, wrote that 2334 in gematria is בגגד. In the rules of gematria, a repeated letter is for emphasis, turning בגגד into an emphatic בגד, which means ‘to betray’. By abstaining, US President Barack Obama betrayed his alliance with Israel, paving the way for the conference in Paris.