Just a few quick points that came to mind. Would love to hear your take on this.
1) Oil spill happened in the water, in Hebrew: Yam=50. It happened during Sefirat HaOmer where we count 50 days from Pesah to Shavuot.
2) Oil in Hebrew: Shemen = 390 + Water (Yam) = 50 = Total of 440. 440 is "Met" in Hebrew (dead). This may be hinting to something America needs to worry about.
3) As Jews, we are compared to oil and the nations of the world to water. While the nations are plentiful, we are small. Oil and water don't mix. They may mix temporarily when shaken, but quickly separate when left alone. The oil spill can be hinting to the sorry state of intermarriage or even just the state of mingling with non-Jewish ideas. Both of which need to stop. The mention of "death" in #2 above may also be referring to the state of a Jew who so defiles himself.
When the Chafetz Chaim was asked about who will see the Mashiach and the redemption, he replied anybody who's an "Ehrliche Yid" - as he explained a Jew who has no non-Jewish ideas, behaviors, habits, music and even fashion. Not an easy feat, especially in the Galut.
With the news coming in about imminent war on Israel and Iran's current plans - it is just really frightening.
Rabbi Lazer Brody explains how a miracle this past Monday night prevented an Iranian attack on Israel. He also describes how there are concrete plans by our enemies to attempt to destroy us this coming summer. My guesstimate is during the "three-weeks". See interview with General Paul Vallely for the real verified military info.
Before Mashiach comes, everybody's Emunah in Hashem will be thoroughly shaken and tested. The one's who can hold strong will see the redemption. We're witnessing this "shaking" now and while it seems unbearable, it seems like it's only the beginning. Hold on tight!
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