2019 saw many prophetic portents just in regard to the Third Temple. Below are four major events:
More Red Heifers
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.”
As of January 2019, two more female red heifers have been born which might also qualify as the needed Para Aduma. On August 16th a heifer was burned in exactly the manner that will enable the Jewish people to be purified in preparation for the dedication and building of the Third Temple.
The Architectural Plans
Isaiah 2:2 –“In the days to come, the mount of Yahweh’s house shall stand firm above the mountains and tower above the hills; and all the nations shall gaze on it with joy and stream unto it.”
In March 2019 Saudi Arabia, Jewish religious leaders, and Donald Trump were negotiating behind the scenes in efforts to encourage the building of the Third Temple. By May 2019, the plans for the Third Temple had been unveiled. The altar has been constructed, and the corner stone cut, prepared and stored off-site. The Temple Institute has invested millions of dollars into recreating the utensils, garments, and tools needed for sacrifices.
The City of David
2 Samuel 5:7 – “David captured the stronghold of Zion, also known now as the City of David.”
By April 2019 new discoveries in the City of David, just south of the Temple Mount, gave hope that the Temple might actually be built at one of those locations, rather than atop the Mount itself, according Rabbi Moskoff. In November new fears were stoked by renewed calls for the construction of a third Jewish Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount
Isaiah 56:7 – “I will bring them to my sacred mountain and let them rejoice in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; and my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
In 2015 Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount was legally mandated by the courts but the police were permitted to enforce the law based on security considerations, which severely limited how or even if Jews could pray on the Mount. Continued increases in the number of visiting Jews is beginning to change this, however. At first, communal prayer was forbidden, but then a special Rabbinic dispensation allowed Jews on the Temple to pray while walking.
In December 2019, a quorum of ten Jewish men, called a minyan, led by Rabbi Eliyahu Weber stood and prayed on the Temple Mount. The men stopped for between five and 10 minutes to recite the cantor’s repetition of the central Amidah prayer, including the components for congregational participation. A member of the priestly line, a Kohen, gave the blessing to the worshipers. The prayers were recited in full view of the police officers escorting the group around the Temple Mount, and they afforded the worshipers the time they needed to complete their prayers. It appears that tacit consent by police officers now allows the Jewish worshipers to be able to openly pray on the Temple Mount.
Rabbi Weber says simply “The final goal, however, is to rebuild the Temple. The ultimate goal is to be able to offer sacrifices in the Temple.”
The state of Israel is a fact and Jewish authorities are preparing to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. The appearance of the red heifers, the architectural plans, and the ability of the Jewish people to openly pray on the Temple Mount are all 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 re-manufactured. 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.