Seventeenth of Elul

 

With the failure of Netanyahu to form a coalition after the April 9th vote, Israel is set to vote again on Tuesday, September 17th. In a rare, variable instance on the Hebrew calendar, that date also corresponds to the 17th of Elul. So why is the 17th so important you may ask…..

The word seventeenth or seventeen in the bible always relates to a negative picture. Man reigning in a negative light or an omen of evil that is to come. Noah’s flood started and ended on the 17th.

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Gen 7:11

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Gen 8:4

Reigning in a negative light.

Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin: 1Ki 22:51-52

In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign. Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.2Ki 16:1-2

 

And finally, on “On September 1, 1939, corresponding to the Hebrew date of 17 Elul, the Nazi Wehrmacht invaded Poland, launching World War II. The war would prove to be the deadliest conflict in history, resulting in the death of some 60 million people, including the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust…..”

So what prophetic result if any will be on this election date for Israel? Will Netanyahu’s reign come to an end? We shall have to wait and see.

 

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