In ancient Israel, the Jewish Temple was the center of worship and national identity. The Lord God (YHWH) commanded the Hebrew people that when they entered THE PROMISED LAND, they were to offer sacrifices and worship in a centralized location, the place that YHWH HIMSELF would CHOOSE to place HIS NAME.
Deuteronomy 12:10: When you cross the Jordan and live in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in security, 11 then it shall come about that the place in which the Lord your God will choose for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to the Lord
JERUSALEM ( Yerushalaim)
What’s in a name? In the Bible, names mean alot more than just what you call someone. Biblical names are rich in symbolism. Some names signify origin. God named the first human “Adam,” which means “ground” in Hebrew, reminding us that Adam was created from the dust of the ground. (Genesis 2:7).
Other Biblical names denote purpose. A fisherman called Simon (means hear or obey) became one of the first people to hear Jesus’s call and become His disciple. Jesus’ Biblical Name (YESHUA) means YHWH’S SALVATION (deliverance from harm or ruin). Jesus brought SALVATION to the world. The Bible tells us that WHOSOEVER WILL BELIEVE on Jesus’ redemptive act on the Cross will have their sins entirely forgiven and wiped away and thus SAVED from ETERNAL death and destruction in the LAKE OF FIRE. Jesus IS the water of LIFE! Those who REFUSE God’s FREE GIFT OF GRACE (God’s riches at Christ’s expense) will NOT have their sins FORGIVEN! They will be REQUIRED to pay their own debt that comes with an eternal destiny in the lake that burns with fire.
Jesus IS YHWH’S MESSIAH! Jesus IS YHWH’S SALVATION! Jesus IS YHWH’S RESCUE PLAN FOR MANKIND!
Revelation 22:17: And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
YHWH caused HIS NAME to dwell in JERUSALEM
1 Kings 9: Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house (Temple) of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all that Solomon desired to do, 2 that the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
Ezra 6:12: May the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it, so as to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued this decree, let it be carried out with all diligence!
Jerusalem (Yerushalem ירשלם means “In Awe Of Peace or Teaching Peace“. The verb שלם (shalem) means to be or make whole or complete, and is also used to describe a righteous recompense or proper restitution (whether positive or not). The familiar noun שלום (shalom) means wholeness, completeness or peace.
If Jerusalem is a city of peace, why has she never really known peace? For centuries, there have been many wars fought over Jerusalem, and even now, she has become a cup of trembling for the whole world. The book of Zechariah tells us that “In that day” (the Day of the Lord/Tribulation), Jerusalem will be a burdonsome stone for the whole world, and all nations will be gathered against it. However, whoever tries to lift or move it will themselves be severely injured because God is going to protect HIS CITY JERUSALEM and HIS PEOPLE, the Jewish people.
Zechariah 12: “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. 3 It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured.. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it
Clearly, Jerusalem is not going to be a city of peace until Jesus returns. Israel’s TRUE MESSIAH YAHSHUA (JESUS) will RETURN to RESCUE her from all the nations of the earth who will be gathered against her. JESUS will FIGHT for ISRAEL, defeating her enemies as HE sets HIS FEET on the MOUNT OF OLIVES, shaking the land with a GREAT EARTHQUAKE. After this, RIVERS OF LIVING WATER (HOLY SPIRIT) will FLOW from Jerusalem. Only THEN will Israel fulfill her purpose as the city of peace that God intended.
Isaiah 9:6: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Zechariah 14: 3: Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. 4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
Zechariah 14:8: And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter. 9 And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only one, and His name the only one.
THE FIRST TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM (Solomon’s Temple)
God (YHWH) chose JERUSALEM to be HIS CITY where HE placed HIS HOLY NAME. YHWH determined that the sons of Jacob (Israel) would build His House (Temple). ULTIMATELY, Jerusalem will be where His Messiah YAHshua (Jesus) will set up His Eternal Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
God chose King Solomon (King David’s son) to build the first Temple in Jerusalem. The Temple would be the permanent resting spot for the Ark of the Covenant, and the place where God’s Glory could reside among His people. Solomon began building the Temple around 966BC. He spared no expense for the building’s creation. He ordered vast quantities of cedar wood from King Hiram of Tyre (I Kings 5:10-11), had huge blocks of the choicest stone quarried, and commanded that the building’s foundation be laid with hewn stone. A very interesting fact concerning the building of Solomon’s Temple IS that it was built in silence
1 Kings 6:7: The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
The Bible does not tell us why Solomon chose to build the house of the Lord in silence; however, we can only assume it is because of the Lord’s Great Holiness. The Old Testament prophet Isaiah fortold of another “silent night” when our Messiah YAHshua (Jesus) was taken to the Cross to die for the sins of all mankind...Perhaps the silent build of Solomon’s Temple was yet another foreshadowing of our Holy Messiah Yahshua (Jesus).
Isaiah 53: 7: He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
Matthew 27: 12 And while He (Jesus) was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer. 13 Then Pilate *said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 And He (Jesus) did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
When the Temple was completed, Solomon inaugurated it with prayer and sacrifice. YHWH (GOD) showed up in a big way, with amazing miracles and with His Shekinah Glory.
2 Chronicles 7:1: Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
According to Rabbinic literature, Solomon’s Temple stood for 410 years. It was destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon circa 586 BC. God’s glory LEFT the Temple before its destruction, and never returned. God’s glory did NOT reside in the 2nd Temple. Moreover, there is no record of God’s shimmering, luminous glory ever again occupying an earthly building
God glory gradually departed from the Temple and Jerusalem
Ezekiel 9:3: Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub on which it had been, to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord.
Ezekiel 10:18: Then the glory of the LORD departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.
Ezekiel 11:22: Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them. 23 The glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city and stood over the mountain which is east of the city
After the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple in 586BC, the Jewish people were exiled into Babylon for 70 years as prophesied by Jeremiah. After 70 years of Babylonian exile, Persia captured Babylon and permitted Israel to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city. Persia’s King Cyrus was the one who wrote the decree that allowed Israel to return to her land to rebuild the Temple.
Isaiah 44:28: “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd!
And he will perform all My desire.’
And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’
And of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’”
Isaiah 45:4: For the sake of Jacob My servant, And Israel My chosen one, I have also called you by your name; I have given you a title of honor though you have not known Me.
Isn’t YHWH amazing! One hundred and fifty years before Cyrus ever came on the scene, LONG before Cyrus was BORN, long before the Temple was destroyed, God Almighty, through the prophet Isaiah, called a PAGAN KING by NAME as the one who would CAUSE HIS TEMPLE and JERUSALEM to be REBUILT! One hundred and fifty years later, this prophecy was fulfilled.
2 Chronicles 36:22: Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah—the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, 23 “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
THE SECOND TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM (Zerubbabel’s Temple)
After King Cyrus’s official decree, many Israelites returned to restore and rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. Cyrus put Zerubbabel in charge of this building project, as Governor of Judah.
The second Temple was not nearly as large or as GRAND as Solomon’s Temple. It took Zerubbabel two years to rebuild the foundation of the temple. Construction was then delayed by Israel’s hostile neighbors. The Temple sat unfinished for 17 years. Finally, God sent the prophets Haggai and Zechariah to encourage and support Zerubbabel (Ezra 5:1–2), and the work on the second temple resumed. Four years later, in 516 BC, the temple was completed and dedicated with great fanfare (Ezra 6:16).
The Jews who remembered SOLOMON’S TEMPLE were disappointed. This Temple was not nearly as grand, ornate, or large as Solomon’s Temple. At the first temple’s dedication (Solomon’s Temple), the altar had been lit by fire from heaven, and the temple had been filled with the Shekinah Glory of God; attendees at the second temple’s dedication witnessed no such miracles.
Over the next four hundred years, a series of Gentile rulers alternatingly built up and defiled the second temple. The cycle culminated in a 39 BC battle in which King Herod took control of the temple, slaughtering many of the priests and defenders in the process, but also keeping the Roman soldiers from entering the sanctuary. . Herod proposed to renovate the temple in 20—19 BC, his reason being the second temple was sixty cubits shorter than Solomon’s original. Herod, an Idumean appointed King over Judea by Rome, wanted to win the favor of his Jewish subjects. He initiated the building in about 20BC. Finishing touches continued until about AD63. The Herodian Temple cannot be spoken of as a third Temple, for Herod even said himself, that it was only intended to be regarded as an enlarging and further beautifying of that of Zerubbabel’s.
Even though Zerubbabel’s Temple was not nearly as glorious as Solomon’s Temple, the prophet Haggai prophesied that Zerubbabel’s Temple would one day have a magnificence to outshine the glory of the first.
Haggai 2: 3: Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not seem to you like nothing in comparison? 4 But now take courage, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord, ‘take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ declares the Lord of hosts.
Haggai 2:9 ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the Lord of hosts.”
Haggai’s word was not fulfilled when Herod enlarged the Temple. Haggai’s word was fulfilled 500 years after he spoke it when Jesus Christ arrived, the MESSIAH (SON OF THE LIVING GOD), CAME INTO THAT TEMPLE.
Luke 2:22: And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him (Jesus) up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
Luke 2:46: Then, after three days they found Him (Jesus) in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
Luke 19:45: Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.”
Zerubbabel’s Temple stood for 500 years, and was destroyed by the Romans in 70AD. The Ark of the Covenant never stood in Zerubbabel’s Temple, neither did God’s glory reside in that temple UNTIL Jesus, the Son of the Living God entered. When the Jewish people rejected their Messiah, Jesus told them that their house would be left DESOLATE (God’s presence was not there), and would remain desolate until they say “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord…which they will do at Jesus’ 2nd coming.
The antichrist, whom they will receive as their Messiah, will turn on them, seeking to annihilate them in the middle of the final 7 years. However, Jesus Christ, whom they have REJECTED, will have MERCY on them and SAVE them when all the nations of the world, under the control of the antichrist, will come up against them.
Matthew 23:37: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. 38 Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! 39 For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
Matthew 24:15: “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18 Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
Zechariah 14: 3: Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. 4In that day HIS FEET WILL STAND ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and theMount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
Age of Grace: Believer’s Bodies are now the Temple of God
In the New Testament we discover that during this age of Grace, our bodies are the Temple of God because the Holy Spirit dwells within all believers! At the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, God tore the veil in the Temple asunder from top to bottom. Because of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, the Church has received A special BETROTHAL GIFT, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This special GIFT began at Pentecost and will conclude at the Rapture, when God’s Church is removed from the earth. This is known as “the age of Grace”. The Holy Spirit has always been on the earth working with people, drawing their hearts to God, but during the days of the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit would only temporarily indwell or “come upon” a particular prophet or person for a particular purpose. The Holy Spirit would then leave when the purpose was complete. However, now that sins have been FORGIVEN through the shed blood of Jesus, the Holy Spirit can literally take up permanent residence within a Believer’s heart. This causes the Believer to be “The Temple of God“. This is an incredible BLESSING!
1 Corinthians 6:19: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
2 Thess 2:6: And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way (tfj: Rapture).
Although believers in Yeshua (Jesus Christ) recognize that our BODIES are NOW the Temple of God, the Jewish people do not yet understand this fact. After the Church is Raptured, God will once again turn His face back to the Jews. The focus will once again be on the physical Temple in Jerusalem….at least for this season.
The THIRD Temple that Israel will build AND the coming of the Jewish Messiah are closely linked.
In Jewish eschatology, the term mashiach, or “Messiah”, refers specifically to a future Jewish king from the Davidic line, who is expected to save the Jewish nation, and will be anointed with holy anointing oil and rule the Jewish people during the Messianic Age. They believe that their Messiah will rule and reign from a rebuilt PHYSICAL TEMPLE in Jerusalem, and will bring world peace.
Honestly, the truth is… the Jewish people are primed and ready to accept the antichrist into the THIRD TEMPLE, who will PRETEND to be their Messiah. The antichrist comes first, before Jesus returns. Two thousand years ago, Jesus prophesied of how the Jewish people would receive the antichrist when he comes….and sadly, they will.
Prophesied by Jesus Himself AND foreshadowed at HIS illegal trial and crucifixion, we saw the SHADOW of the Jews accepting the antichrist while rejecting the TRUE CHRIST (MESSIAH).
Two thousand years ago, the Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, offered to free a Jewish prisoner as a gift to the Jewish people to honor their celebration of the Passover. The Jewish people were presented with two possibilities.
One was a violent murderer named Barabbas, whose name means “son of the father”. The other was the TRUE MESSIAH and the TRUE SON of the FATHER (YHWH)…YAHSHUA (JESUS)-whose name means YHWH’S SALVATION. The Jewish people chose to set Barabus free and condemn their MESSIAH YAHSHUA to death.
When the time comes, Israel will receive the antichrist as their Messiah. Like Barabbus, this man will be a murderer and a deceiver who will eventually turn on them and seek to ANNIHILATE them.
THE COMING THIRD TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
Prophecy of a rebuilt third temple and its measurements is found in the book of Revelation, chapter 11. Revelation 11, written by the Apostle John, reveals a specific prophecy about the outer court. The book of Ezekiel also speaks about a Millennial Temple; however, that Temple is so huge it will take a complete change in the topography of the land for it to fit in Jerusalem, something that won’t happen until Jesus returns.
Rev. 11 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.
Since 1987, when the Temple Movement began preparations for the rebuilding of the Third Temple, efforts to see this become a reality have been slowly progressing. Orthodox Jews revived the Sanhedrin, the religious body that supervised the halachic (legal) issues related to the Temple and intend to see it rebuilt exactly according to Jewish customs and traditions.
While reading this, please also keep in mind that the Sanhedrin is the same “Jewish religious councel that orchestrated and oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus.
The importance to Orthodox Jews of rebuilding the Temple lies in its role in what they believe will be the redemption of the world. Orthodox Jews believe that the world will be redeemed ONLY after the Jewish Temple is rebuilt, and the Messiah takes his place in that Temple. What they do not yet understand is that the Messiah Yahshua (Jesus) has ALREADY redeemed the world at the CROSS! However, Jesus Christ WILL eventually take HIS SEAT in THE REBUILT TEMPLE to RULE AND REIGN from JERUSALEM at HIS SECOND COMING.
However, BEFORE Jesus returns, the antichrist will take a seat in the Temple and state that “he is God”. The antichrist is a LIAR! He IS NOT GOD…he is the red dragon (satan) in “human form”…The ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
2 Thessalonians 2:3: Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
The Jewish Sanhedrin, who refuse to believe that Yahshua (JESUS) was the Promised Messiah, will receive the antichrist as their Messiah.…this will prove to be a fatal mistake for Israel.
The Temple Institute is VERY SERIOUS about rebuilding the Temple. They have restored over 60 different sacred temple vessels including: the Priest’s breastplate, the crown of the priest, the shofar, musical instruments, the laver, the mizrak, and more. Some of the most important vessels have also been completed: the Menorah, the Incense Alter, the Golden Table of Showbread.
The institute’s crowning achievement — the Temple’s golden, 200-pound, seven-branch menorah — stands outside in a case overlooking the Western Wall.
Unlike art or history museums, the institute’s goal is to remove the objects from their cases and bring them to the TEMPLE mount for use as soon as possible.
The Third Temple Movement has also focused on public reenactments of Temple rituals. (practice sessions). The Passover sacrifice event, conducted annually since 2012, is the largest of the Third Temple Movement’s ritual reenactments that take place in conjunction with Jewish holidays
Passover reinactment 2018, the Sanhedrin invited representatives from 70 nations to witness the CONSECRATION OF THE ALTER FOR THE 3RD TEMPLE. In Jewish History, there were 70 original nations after the flood.
In 2016, the Sanhedrin selected Rabbi Baruch Kahane as the next high priest (Kohen Gadol), another significant step in preparing for the 3rd Temple.
Christians understand that JESUS CHRIST is the ONLY TRUE HIGH PRIEST FOREVER after the order of MELCHIZADEK (Hebrews 5:6)
The Temple Institute has also released BLUEPRINTS for the 3rd Temple. The FIRST STAGE…the seat of the “great Sanhedrin”
In January, 2011, Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute revealed to the public for the very first time detailed construction plans for the Chamber of Hewn Stone: the seat of the Great Sanhedrin which is a central component of the Holy Temple complex on the Temple Mount.
These complete and highly intricate plans constitute the first stage of an historical undertaking of the Temple Institute: the drafting of blueprints for the entire Holy Temple complex. These plans, drawn up by a top Israeli architectural firm hired by the Temple Institute, take into account the specific requirements of the Sanhedrin assembly hall, known historically as the Chamber of Hewn Stone.
Let us reason together for a moment before we look at the blueprints and computer animated images below. The first stage of blueprints that were designed for the THIRD TEMPLE is the Chamber of Hewn Stone, the place where the “Great Sanhedrin” will sit! Let’s let that sink in for a moment. They believe they’re building God’s house, and the very FIRST STAGE of the blueprints completed is where the Sanhedrin is going to “sit” (in authority)? Really?? Their initial focus is on where THEY SIT..and not where THINK GOD WILL SIT?? Wow! Truly, there is nothing new under the sun!
Below is a virtual presentation of the “Chamber of Hewn Stone”
Below is a virtual presentation of the THIRD TEMPLE.
It is not just a ‘virtual’ representation, but a portion of a complete and highly detailed architectural plan which has been prepared for the immediate construction of the Holy Temple. The plan includes all of components that will be used in building: marble, stone, concrete, wood, flooring materials, overlay of gold, etc.
One major obstacle to building the 3rd Temple MAY be breached this year, 2020.
In Jewish Law, the people and the land must be cleansed and consecrated BEFORE construction of the Temple can begin (Numbers 19). We understand that the Red Heifer points to Jesus Christ, as the ONLY purification from sin; however, the Jews do not yet recognize this fact.
Jewish Tradition states that there have ONLY been 9 RED HEIFERS since the commandment in the book of Numbers (thousands of years ago). Whatever Red Heifer qualifies for Israel’s ritual purification ceremony will be the tenth. So we can see that prophetically, this is a big, big deal!
As of just a few days ago, the Temple Institute sent a “special priest” to an undisclosed location in Israel to investigate the two qualified red heifers. According to their tradition, the heifer must be at least 2 years of age and have no more than 2 black hairs. There can be no blemish and no holes in the ear, and they can never have carried a yoke. Until the age of 2, the heifer is considered a calf and not a cow. As of today (August 18, 2020) Israel claims to have a red heifer that appears to be a clear candidate; however, it currently has a small patch of hair that is not quite red enough. This red heifer will come of age on August 29, 2020…so very soon. The Sanhedrin feels pretty confident that the hairs will increase in redness, thus qualifying the heifer. They will go back and inspect it again in a few weeks. They may be targeting the Fall Holy Days for the sacrifice of the red heifer, if she should qualify. Stay tuned!
Remember, once Israel qualifies a red heifer and goes through the sacrificial ceremony, she will be “ritually cleansed” and ready to build the 3rd Temple. Politically, it’s difficult to imagine Israel building the Temple, but nothing is impossible for God.
At this point, we have a peace proposal that is on the Table in Israel. For the first time, Israel has AGREED to the establishment of a PALESTINIAN STATE…COMPLETE WITH BORDERS. This means that ISRAEL has AGREED to DIVIDE UP HER LAND..FOR PEACE. The UAE just announced normalization of ties with Israel, and is believed to be the first of many Arab nations who will follow suit. Although the current leader of the PA has publicly REJECTED Mr. Trump’s peace proposal, it is being stated that Mr. Abbas has a young challenger who is not so quick to dismiss it.
Is this the Covenant of Daniel 9:27? Time will tell. We’ve stated before, in other posts, not to ASSUME that it can’t be, for one reason or another. Too many prophecy teachers are coming out and stating that it can’t be the Covenant of peace in Daniel 9:27...BECAUSE they think the Church MUST be raptured before that can take place. Really? Are they sure? We feel very much like the Corona Virus pandemic, the storms, fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and all of the rioting, lawlessness, Christian persecution, wars and rumors of war, etc, are very painful BIRTHPAINS…that are increasing.
These are very exciting developments indicating that we are very, very close to the RESURRECTION (TRANSFORMATION), RAPTURE, to the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple, the antichrist, ultimately leading up to the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ.
Maranatha! JESUS, OUR TRUE MESSIAH is coming soon!