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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jeruusalem Contingency For Messiah Arrival is in Rental Clauses



Why Jerusalem Renters Are Wary of Messiah’s Arrival

Many Jerusalem residents believe not only that the Messiah will return, but that his arrival is imminent—so imminent they have taken legal precautions to ensure they can return to Jerusalem immediately upon his return.
  In apartment contracts around the city, there are clauses stipulating what will happen to the apartment if or when the Jewish Messiah, or mashiach, comes. The owners, generally religious Jews living abroad, are concerned that he will arrive, build a third temple, and turn Israel into paradise—and they will be stuck waiting for their apartment tenants’ contracts to run out before they can move back.
  It is prophesied in the Jewish scriptures that there will be no more war, murder, or theft, the Jerusalem Temple will be rebuilt (all that remains today is the Western Wall), and all the Jews will return to the land of Israel upon his arrival. This period is known as Olam Haba, or the World to Come.
  Because rental contracts are handled privately, rather than by the municipality, there is no count of how many leases in Jerusalem contain such a clause. But although not standard, the Messiah clause is requested enough that every Jerusalem property manager and real estate lawyer contacted by The Christian Science Monitor had heard of it, and all except one had dealt with it firsthand., 12 February 2014

Although only a small minority of Jerusalem’s Jews are waiting for the coming of the Messiah, they certainly cannot be ignored. Who will this Messiah be? It will be the one based on the interpretation of the religious Jews, according to their own heart’s desire. We know that Jesus did not qualify as the Messiah of Israel by the religious authority; He was rejected and crucified. This same Jesus made a prophecy regarding the coming of the false Messiah, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5:43).
(For more on Israel in prophecy, read The Messiah in the Temple, Item 2274.)

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