The Return Of Jacob's Biblical Sheep In Promised Land, Could Be Prophetic Precursor For The Third Temple
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Jacob's sheep return in the Holy Land as prophesied by Ezekiel. This prophetic ingathering of the exiles that includes the four-legged returnees to Israel is deeply significant and could be a prophetic sign for the Third Temple.
The 119 sheep are believed to be the breed that biblical forefathers shepherded across Israel. The sheep made their comeback in Israel on Nov. 30, 2016. This was the same day rains, at last, began to fall in Israel, which ended the strenuous drought. This fulfills Ezekiel's prophecy at Ezekiel 34:12, "As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are separated so will I seek out My sheep; and I will deliver them out of all places whither they have been scattered in the day of clouds and thick darkness."
The breed experts said that the sheep originated in the north of Biblical Israel. Then, they were sold to Egypt and the Moors traded them to Spain and then to England. They were favored in England for their unique spotted appearance and four horns. The collectors also brought them to North America, according to Charisma News.
The Jacob's sheep saga began with a couple, Gil and Jenna Lewinsky, who noticed the unique sheep three years ago, and something about the sheep spoke to their souls. This couple met in Israel and went to Canada. They bought 70 sheep and started a not-for-profit farm. They knew that the sheep were meant for greater things and decided to bring Jacob's flock home. On the other hand, their petition to export the sheep to Israel was rejected in 2015.
When they were about to give up, Rabbi Amram Vaknin, a well-known mystic from Ashdod, saw the photos of the sheep and said that they have the resemblance to their Biblical ancestors. He further said that the sheep have a special blessing on them from Jacob in the Bible. He added that the shofar horn from the Jacob's sheep is the holiest in the whole world.
The diplomats in the Israeli Embassy in Ottawa intervened and the petition to bring Jacob's sheep was reconsidered and accepted. The journey of Jacob's sheep started and accompanied by thunder and lightning with a four-month quarantine. Then, they board planes for Israel.
Gil said that not one sheep died during the difficult journey. They did not also fail the tests given by the Department of Agriculture. He also said that the number 119 is seven times 17, in which in the Getmaria or Hebrew numerology for the Hebrew word for sacrifice equals 17. The number seven also means natural cycle or perfection; this indicates significance to each number in the equation, according to Breaking Israel News.