I previously mentioned that Gilad Shalit and his captivity may hint to Mashiach ben Yosef. Following what I mentioned in Israel's 18th Knesset regarding Rabbi Kaduri's prediction that Sharon's goverment would be the final one before Mashiach, i find the connection being intensified even further as I will explain.
As the election was nearing, talks continued for the release of Gilad Shalit. To satisfy voters, the Kadima-led government was discussing the possible release of 1000 terrorists for him. It was a feverish skit to get him out immediately. It sounded like a dream, to hear some reports that he may be home within the week. But it would have largely been for selfish political gains; to guarantee a left-wing victory in the election.
Even now, with elections over, there is still a lot of hype and talk about getting him out. The stance taken by the Israeli side also becoming tougher as well.
It is definitely an interesting juxtaposition of events: The ending of [hopefully the last] government before Mashiach and the feverish attempt to end it off with the release of Gilad Shalit. Unfortunately, he still needs our prayers and has not been returned safely home. But it is quite possible that the same wicked government that uprooted thousands of people of Gush Katif with false promises and left them to literally wander the country, does not merit bringing about such a redemption of Gilad Shalit.
Maybe the anti-religious government would like to bring the redemption, but their attempts are futile as they forgot about Hashem. Maybe Gilad Shalit and his captivity does somehow hint to Mashiach ben Yosef, who will appear on scene, sometime very soon. But it is an exercise in futility to try to mix the two - the government of Israel and Mashiach and hence we have not yet merited Gilad's release.
We do however see a big change in this election; that in all likelihood a "right-wing" coalition will be formed. Although I do not really expect this to happen for real, the discussions have an impact on our thoughts. We are witnessing major shifts and definitely for a good reason. In His wonderful kindness, Hashem is mentally preparing us to transition to the Kingdom of Hashem on Earth. With baby steps, He lets us see small miracles that anyone with open eyes can see. The True Kingdom is on its way.
Let's keep praying for Gilad's release and for Mashiach to come right away!
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