By Mark Ellis –
A prominent rabbi in Jerusalem has found a mysterious connection between President Trump and King David that may herald unfolding biblical prophecy. He says the signs first became evident during President Trump’s election campaign and improbable victory.
“King David also had to overcome great opposition in order to establish his kingship,” Rabbi Yosef Berger told Breaking Israel News (BIN). “Trump connected to that. This cycle was completed when the president recognized Jerusalem as the true capital of the Jewish People, just as King David did.”
Rabbi Berger is the rabbi overseeing King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, and the son of a respected Hasidic leader.
In September 2016 – during the fury and heat of the presidential campaign – Republicans organized an event in the Old City of Jerusalem on behalf of Trump.
“It was logistically far more difficult to arrange an event in the Old City, but we wanted to connect with the heart of Jerusalem,” Mark Zell, chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel, told BIN.
The organizers chose an unlikely catering hall overlooking the Temple Mount for their event. What they didn’t know when they planned the event was that the site chosen was situated directly over the actual burial place of King David — a holy site in a cluster of caves where several other kings and prophets have been buried.
During the event, pre-recorded speeches by Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence were viewed on a large screen. At that point in the campaign, no one thought Trump had any chance of winning the presidency.
Rabbi Berger believes this event established the future president’s link with King David, helped him win the election, but also set him on an even more auspicious path.
“Donald Trump in Gematria (Hebrew numerology) equals 424, which is the same as Moshiach ben David (Messiah from the house of David),” Rabbi Berger explained.
“This certainly does not mean he will be the Messiah, but it indicates that he will play a role in preparing the way for the arrival of the Messiah. He clearly has this inclination. Why else would he have a campaign event overlooking the Temple Mount? No other presidential candidate has done this.”
Rabbi Berger is also intrigued by the fact that the presidential seal of the United States contains the Bald Eagle. He says the eagle plays into end-times prophecy.
“The eagle represents the House of David. The eagle was not permitted near the covenant with Abraham at the time, but in the end of days, the Messiah from the House of David will stand up before all the other nations and bring them to David’s city in order to complete the covenant with Abraham.”
“Trump, under the sign of the ayit (eagle), opened the way for the other nations, who are now coming to Jerusalem and opening their embassies in preparation for the Messiah,” Rabbi Berger said.
While the Jewish people await the first appearing of Messiah, Christians eagerly await the Second Coming of Messiah Jesus.
Rabbi Berger also thinks that President Trump – the master builder – will play a role in the construction of Israel’s Third Temple.
Some rabbinical sources say the Third Temple will be built by the “descendants of Edom,” a phrase that in later rabbinical literature refers to the Christian world, Berger explained to BIN.
The Hebrew word Edom means “red”, and is derived from the name of its founder, Esau, the elder son of the Hebrew patriarch Isaac, because he was born “red all over”. As a young adult, he sold his birthright to his brother Jacob.
President Trump was derided in the campaign because of the shade of his hair – which had an orange-reddish hue.
Rabbi Berger explained: “No leader in history has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jews and Israel…Trump is the representative of Edom that will perform that final historic reparation for his entire nation by building the Temple.”