Obama, Moshiach, and Gog
The election of Barack Obama is for me a source of interest and what I would describe as an emotion bordering on the edge of excitement.
Why? Because Hashem is clearly guiding our paths each day and each moment, both individually and nationally, and this election is bringing the final redemption closer.
What makes me say this? The following Torah code that was sent to me in an email.
These verses are from the beginning of Yechezkel 38, which speaks of the war of Gog Umagog.
ויהי דבר י-ה-ו-ה אלי לאמר. בן אדם שים פניך אל גוג ארץ המגוג נשיא ראש משך ותבל והנבא עליו. ואמרת כה אמר אדני י-ה-ו-ה הנני אליך גוג
Every seven letters gives us Obama’s name. The significance of seven is that it denotes malchus.
What his role precisely will be remains to be seen.
By the way, his name is also encoded in this weeks parsha in the story of Hagar and Yismael (one of only a few places in the Torah with a short skip).