Israel / Middle East, Prophetic Portents

The Third Temple

Jerusalem will be the place where the two witnesses will be killed and Jerusalem will also be the home of the third temple in which the antichrist will declare himself to be god.  Further conjecture predicts that it will be the antichrist who will actually build the third temple.  If Pope Francis I really is the final pope who cooperates with the antichrist, then we should see other signs that the temple is about to be rebuilt.

Temple Moves
In October 2004 the Sanhedrin was reestablished for the first time in 1,600 years during a ceremony in Tiberius on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. According to Wikipedia, the Temple Institute and the Temple Mount & Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement have both made progress towards rebuilding the third Temple on the Temple Mount.

In fact, the Sanhedrin is making plans for the rebuilt third Temple and the Temple Institute has already made several items to be used in that rebuilt Temple.

Papal Moves
Francis I has made several overtures to both Israelis and Arab people, saying “it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam.”  Pope Francis has also extended his wishes to Rome’s chief Rabbi and Jews worldwide in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between Judaism and Catholicism.

Israeli Moves
Israel National News reports that: “Jewish groups held a mock Passover sacrifice on Thursday opposite the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The ritual slaughter was not merely a historic reenactment, but, they say, practice in advance of the reconstruction of the Temple.”  The sacrifice included building both an altar and cooking pit, the slaughter of a goat, and Leviim singing while dressed in priestly clothing.

Jordanian Moves
A historic agreement has been signed in Amman between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.  The agreement entrusts King Abdullah II with the defense of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, confirming a verbal agreement made in 1924 which gave the Jordanian King custodianship over the city’s holy sites.  One of its other aims is to engage Amman in future peace talks between Israel and its enemies.  The meeting was attended by the Religious Affairs Ministers of both Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

Muslim Moves
Another historic move has been chronicled by numerous sources.  Hassidic writer and publisher Mordechai Housma wrote: “If a significant Muslim leader would declare that Solomon’s Temple should be rebuilt, then if the Muslim community would follow, it is likely the Jewish people would jump at the opportunity and be able to overcome whatever ceremonial obstacles also lie in the path.”  Reality is stranger than fiction.

In just such a move, a prominent Muslim TV producer in Turkey, Sinem Tezyapar, has called for the rebuilding of the “Prophet Solomon’s” Temple.  She says this should not be a problem, as “There is a broad expanse of land around the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The land there is quite convenient in that respect, and the Temple can be placed just a little way from Qubbat As-Sakhrah, and a little ahead of Masjid el-Aqsa.”  She further states: “Prophet Solomon’s Temple being rebuilt in all its magnificence and glory would be a great delight for me, as it would be to any Muslim,” and that this move should engender love, trust, and brotherhood between Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

Location, Location, Location
Many people have tried to locate the actual site upon which the first two temples sere constructed.  Robert Reiland claims that there is “a Temple to be built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  It will be ‘The Third Temple’ – Messiah’s ‘Headquarters’ for His rule of all the nations of the Earth.”  Hal Lindsey and Dr. Asher Kaufman would probably agree with the latter assessment, as both have noted that Revelation 11:1-2 informs us that the rebuilding of the Third Temple is not to include the section of the Temple Mount known as The Court of the Gentiles, upon which the Dome of the Rock currently is believed to sit.  Kaufman believes the most likely location is under what is called The Dome of the Spirits.  Dr. Leen Ritmeyer believes that the Dome of the Rock overlays the original location of the first two temples.  Tuvia Sagiv has performed infrared scans of the Temple Mount, and believes the Temple site lies “due east of the Western Wall, under the clump of trees between the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque.”  Ken Klein, however, claims: “the site of the holiest place on Earth, is not where most people presume it stood, and is not where the Muslim Dome of the Rock presently sits on the Temple Mount in Israel’s capital.”

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Time is short — Is anyone else awake and seeing the burgeoning signs?  Jerusalem will be the place where the Temple will be rebuilt. If Pope Francis I is the final pope who cooperates with the antichrist, then signs that the temple is about to be rebuilt should become more and more obvious.  The reconvening of the Sanhedrin, the mock sacrifices, the agreement between the PA and King Abdullah II, and the utterly surprising call for a new Prophet Solomon’s Temple by Sinem Tezyapar all point to the nearness of that event.

Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew prophets. The stage is being set. Each day is one day closer to our Lord’s return.  Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon.  Get busy reaching the lost.