Continuing our discussion about Judas Iscariot, we look into the prophecy of Zechariah 11 / Zachar’yah 11, written 500 years in advance of the actual history that fulfilled the prophecy. This amazing prophecy not only foretells actual events fulfilled by Judas Iscariot, but it foretells events of the entire period from the coming of Messiah to the Roman massacre of 67 CE at the mountain fortress of Gamla, through the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple, all the way to the final destruction of the Nation of Judah in the Bar Kokba / Bar Cochba / Ben Koziba revolt. The enigmatic prophecy of Zechariah 11 / Zachar’yah 11 is unlocked for the first time in the commentary by Eliyahu ben David entitled: “From The Shepherd of YHWH to the Shepherd of Nothing” available at the http://www.tsiyon.org/ website. This program expounds on important highlights of that commentary. Zechariah, in this prophecy, answers the question; “How could God allow calamity to fall upon His Covenant people, the Jewish Nation?” Finally, there is a detailed and accurate answer to that question!
“Y’shua .. was troubled in spirit, and testified, “Most certainly I tell you that one of you will betray me.” Our Messiah who was at peace even when His talmidim were in fear for their lives was “troubled in spirit” by the betrayal of Judas Iscariot. Betrayal is, perhaps, the most troubling situation that ever arises among Messiah’s own. Not only was Messiah to suffer betrayal, but He also foretold widespread betrayal of His own during this final generation: “You shall be betrayed also by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends. And they will cause some of you to be put to death. And you shall be hated by all for My name’s sake.” This study of the betrayal of the King and His Kingdom by Judas Iscariot is meant to fortify us to deal with widespread betrayal foretold for the days shortly ahead. Y’shua’s emissaries / apostles were not ready for the evil day. Don’t let that happen to you! (John 13:21; Luke 21:16+17)