A snake was seen crawling between the stones of Israel’s Western Wall. This has now sparked some claims that a prophecy about the Messiah’s coming is about to be fulfilled.
The claims were made after a video of a snake scaring away a pigeon was posted on YouTube. Some Hebrew bloggers claim the symbol of a pigeon fleeing a snake shows we are living in ‘dangerous times’ directly pre-dating the coming of the Messiah.
‘The evil inclination, personified by the snake in Eden, will make a resurgence in the days before Messiah,’ the bloggers were quoted as saying by Breaking Israel News.
Several references to the Messiah saving an afflicted or endangered people are made in the Old Testament.
The site points out that in Jewish teachings, Israel is usually compared to a pigeon or dove.
The Breaking Israel News said, “Just as the pigeon is safe so long as it seeks shelter among the stones of the Temple Mount, the Jews are protected by the Torah commandments.”
‘When the pigeon comes out from the stones or the Jews move away from the Torah, they are in danger. We are truly in the dangerous times that directly precede Mashiach (Messiah).”
Is this a sign of the end of time?