2018 saw many prophetic portents just in regard to the Third Temple. Below are five major events:
The Red Heifer
Numbers 19:2 – “Tell the people of Israel to bring you a young red female cow without fault or defect and which has never borne a yoke.”
According to The Temple Institute on the 17th day of Elul, 5778, (August 28th, 2018 on the Gregorian calendar), a red [adom H122 אָדֹם] heifer [parah H6510 פָּרָה] (Parah Aduma) was born in the land of Israel, foreshadowing the rebuilding of the Third Temple and the arrival of their long awaited Mashiach (Messiah). At one week of age, the heifer underwent an extensive examination by rabbinical experts, has been certified by the Rabbis as meeting all of the scriptural requirements, and has not been disqualified as of this writing.
The Falling Stone
Habakkuk 2:11 –“A stone shall cry out from the wall, and a rafter shall answer it from the woodwork.”
On Monday, July 23rd, 2018 in the Hebrew Year 5778, a massive stone fell out of the Kotel section of the Western Wall onto the Robinson’s Arch used for egalitarian prayers. The stone fell from the ninth level of stones and happened the day after the fast of Tish’a B’Av (9th of Av). One follower of the Kabbalah teachings believes that the event signaled a permanent end to the Jewish exile and the beginning of the supernatural regeneration of the Third Temple.
Isaiah 44:22 – “I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
On September 30th, 2018 in the Hebrew Year 5779, the last day of Sukkot this year, a thick mist began to rise up from out of the ground on the northeastern corner of the Temple Mount, enshrouding the holy site and obscuring the base of the Dome of the Rock. The mist remained for approximately half an hour, remaining close to the ground and confined to the Temple Mount Compound. This happened during the Hoshana Rabbah service which represents the day when redemption is at hand!
The Slithering Snake
Micah 7:17 – “They will come trembling out of their hiding places like snakes slithering on the ground. They will tremble in the presence of Yahweh our God; they will stand in awe of You.”
On October 31, 2018 a Coin Snake was witnessed wriggling out from between the stones of the Western Wall. The snake made its appearance at the same time as a hotly contested mayoral election, whose main debate was about which candidate would allow the Third Temple to be built! The Sanhedrin wrote letters to both candidates demanding they address this issue and build the new Temple. They had already written letters to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin demanding the same thing.
The Zohar teaches that the snake will make a reappearance in the days before Messiah’s appearance at the end of the age and that the fixing [tikkun from כּוּן kûn H3559] of the snake will be accomplished in the Third Temple. Is the rebuilding of the Third Temple a part of the yet unrevealed Trump Peace Plan? Time will tell.
The Stone Altar
Isaiah 9:1 – “The people that walked in darkness have seen a brilliant light; On those who dwelt in a land of gloom Light has dawned.”
The Sanhedrin produced a declaration to the 70 nations that was read in Jerusalem on the last day of the Chanukah holiday in December. The Chanukah ceremony included the consecration of a stone altar formed of easily transported loose stone blocks that has been prepared for use in the Third Temple. Kohenim (Priests) wearing Biblically mandated apparel lead the ceremony and reenacted the Korban Olah Tamid (the daily offering).
The state of Israel is a fact and Jewish authorities are preparing to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. The appearance of the red heifer, the falling stone, the mist, and the slithering snake all are seen as prophetic implications that the time is ripe. All of the gold and silver utensils and the garments needed for Temple worship have either been recovered or remanufactured. The Kohenim have been trained and the Stone Altar has been dedicated. Only the Ark of the Covenant awaits recovery.
Prophecy as foretold by the Hebrew prophets continues to unfold in an escalating pattern. The stage is nearly completely set. The great and terrible Day of Yahweh, Joseph’s Trouble, hastens forth and will not delay. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.