Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The Rebbe: 1992 The Fulfillment of the Prophecy of Isaiah
Isaiah 2: 2-4:
And it shall be at the end of days, that the mountain of the House of Hashem (The Temple) will be firmly established, at the head of all the mountains; and will be exalted above all other hills, and all the nations shall flow to it.
And many nations shall go [to consult with each other], and they will say one to another, “Let us go up to the mountain of Hashem, to the house of the G-d of Yakov .And [Melech HaMoshiach] will teach us of G-d’s ways, and we will follow His paths.”
For out of Tziyon shall go forth Torah, and the word of Hashem from Yerushlayim.
And [Melech HaMoshiach] will judge between the nations, and admonish many peoples.
(Written on the "Isaiah Wall" at the UN:) And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not raise up swordn against nation; nor shall they learn war any more.
It’s happening now
On Parshas Mishpatim, 5752 (1992), a highly publicized conference took place at the United Nations in New York City, between leaders of the world’s major nations.
Among the participants were President Bush (the father), Yeltsin, and leaders of other major military powers.
At the conference, a joint resolution and declaration was made, to begin a global reduction of armaments; and to use the military resources and technology, to further the improvement of the world’s economic conditions, and to increase food production, and to benefit humanity in general.
At the time, the conference and its resolution did not attract much attention from most of us, but the Rebbe, who sees what others do not, spoke about this event at length, at the Shabbat farbrengen that took place the very next day.
He explained, that this declaration of intent by the world leaders to reduce their military operations, and increase food production throughout the world, was the beginning of the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, said thousands of years earlier.
Isaiah foretold, that in the Era of Moshiach, the nations of the world would “beat their swords into plowshares.”
The Rebbe emphasized, that this decision made by the world’s superpowers, was a direct result of Moshiach’s affect on the nations of the world.
A Global Phenomenon
2003- In the eleven years since this declaration, “Swords Into Plowshares” has become a global phenomenon. There is even an international organization called the “Bonn International Center for Conversion” (BICC) –
an independent, non-profit organization, that documents the process of the conversion of military resources to peaceful uses.
The Swords Into Plowshares transformation, has become so prevalent worldwide, that a group of physicists from the China Academy of Engineering Physics, were prompted to write:
“The peaceful use of military technology, represents the trend of history.”
In our own words: “This is the Era of Moshiach!