Ariel Sharon died. His death is disproves at least one TPM hypothesis.

Ariel Sharon (photo by Jim Williamson, Smithsonian Institute)


Ariel Sharon died today:

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died from complications associated with a massive stroke he suffered eight years ago. He was 85.

Israeli news reports say Sharon died Saturday at a hospital near Tel Aviv.

Sharon served as prime minister from 2001 until 2006, when a stroke left him hospitalized and in a coma…

As a soldier, Sharon was known for his daring heroics on the battlefield in the decades following the creation of the State of Israel, most notably during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. In a brilliant tactical display, he led Israeli troops across the Suez Canal, cutting off Egypt’s third army.

He was also known to many for being reckless and brutal. In 1982, he led an invasion of Lebanon that resulted in the massacre, by Lebanese militias, of hundreds of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut.

Dennis Ross, a former U.S. Middle East negotiator, says the military shaped Sharon.

“He certainly came to believe that the only way peace would be possible would be for Israeli strength to be respected.” he said.

As a politician, Sharon was also controversial. As a cabinet member, he promoted the establishment of Jewish settlements throughout the Palestinian territories.

Palestinian scholar Shukri Abed says this won him further hatred among Arabs.

“To say the least, not trusted, and probably hated by many of them, because of his strong positions, because he was an advocate of  building settlements,” Abed said. “He was the father of building settlements.”…

As head of the opposition in 2000, Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, in Jerusalem sparked anger among the Palestinians and triggered the uprising known as the Second Intifada.

He became prime minister in 2001.

His government suppressed the uprising within a few years, and began work on the security barrier that now separates Israelis from Palestinians.

Ariel Sharon had major impact in Israel and among the Palestinians.

And he also impacted William Dankenbring who runs Triumph Prophetic Ministries (TPM).

TPM’s William Dankenbring made a claim or two about Ariel Sharon that did not come to pass.  Notice some of what he wrote:

“an Israeli General, Ariel Sharon, will very likely be a physical antitype, an ‘end-time Zebubbabel’ whom God will use as a ‘governor’ of Israel to rebuild the physical Temple in Jerusalem” (Dankenbring WF. What Can We Do To Help Spread the Gospel? Prophecy Flash; 4(1):12, March 1990).

“The ‘governor’ of Judah today, is none other than ARIEL SHARON! He is the END-TIME equivalent of ancient Zerubbabel…Either Ariel Sharon will FULFILL this prophecy, or God Almighty will cast him aside, and get someone else to do the job!…God’s Temple will SOON be rebuilt!” (Dankenbring WF. Coming Soon — A New Temple of God! Prophecy Flash; 15(5):8, Nov-Dec 2001).

The temple has not been rebuilt in Jerusalem.  Ariel Sharon is dead and he was NOT a type of Zerubbabel.  William Dankenbring’s beliefs about Ariel Sharon certainly were not correct.

William Dankenbring, like Ronald Weinland and James Malm, also has been proven wrong about his beliefs on the start of the Great Tribulation.  Perhaps I should add that although James Malm indicated that the Great Tribulation could begin in 2014, that is not possible (see also you may also wish to watch a YouTube video titled Can the Great Tribulation begin in 2014?).

As far as Zerubbabel goes, Ariel Sharon was never a candidate.  Information about Zerubbabel is found in the articles Who Are The Two Witnesses? and The Final Phase of the Work.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
Who Are The Two Witnesses? What is their job? What does the Bible reveal? What has the Church of God taught on this subject? Might even Roman Catholic prophecies give some clues here? Here is a related link in Spanish/español:¿Quiénes son los dos testigos?
CCOG in Israel: Historical and Prophetic Points This sermon is somewhat of a travelogue by Dr. Thiel for his first trip to Israel. This was put together in late 2013 and made live in January 2014. Dr. Thiel visits and speaks at Joppa, Caesarea, Megiddo (Armageddon), the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, other places in Jerusalem, and the Church of God of Jerusalem’s Western Hill (also currently referred to as Mt. Zion).
Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future What does the Bible say about Jerusalem and its future? Is Jerusalem going to be divided and eliminated? Is Jesus returning to the area of Jerusalem? There is also a related YouTube video you can watch titled Jerusalem To be divided and eliminated.
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén?
Teachings of Triumph Prophetic Ministries William Dankenbring’s ministry–incorrectly speculates on various dates and holds to some odd doctrines.
Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God Ronald Weinland falsely claimed to be one of the two witnesses God is raising up, that the Great Tribulation began on December 14, 2008, Jesus would return late September 2011, that Jesus would return on May 27, 2012, and now that Jesus will return on May 19, 2013. Why else does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? He has other views which show he is not part of the Church of God?
Error-Ridden James Malm Not Doing an Elijah Work James Malm is an ‘independent’ who misunderstands and improperly maligns.
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them. Here is a related article in the Spanish language ¿Por qué estar preocupado acerca de falsos y heréticos líderes?
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?

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