While our attention is being drawn to wearing masks and social distancing and upcoming vaccines, there is a much closer sign of the Lord’s return about to happen – the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple in Israel. The groundwork for which is being laid right now. The moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem and President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel has far reaching implications; not just that Jerusalem belongs to the Jews and not the Arabs but also to the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. The newly reconstituted Sanhedrin called Trump the 2nd Cyrus and minted a coin commemorating the event. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised his host, US President Donald Trump in unmistakably Biblical terms,
“I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory, so we remember the proclamation of the great King Cyrus the Great — Persian King,” Netanyahu told Trump. “Twenty-five hundred years ago, he proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can come back and rebuild our temple in Jerusalem.”
Why is this important to us? The prophet Daniel explains why –
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” – Dan. 9:26, 27
The term ‘seventy weeks’ is literally ‘seventy sevens’ , and refers to 490 prophetic years (70 x 7 = 490). Note: Throughout the Bible a prophetic year is a 360 day year. The time period threescore and two weeks brings us to the exact day Jesus entered Jerusalem on His Triumphant entry. I teach on this timeline in the article Daniel’s 70 Weeks – Part 1. In this scripture I want to point out “the people of the prince that shall come” shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. We know that the Romans did just that soon after Jesus was crucified, in 70 AD. Therefore the “prince that shall come” is connected to Rome. This prince will confirm the covenant with Israel for 7 years but, he will break it in 3½ years. This will be the ‘man of sin’ Paul speaks about which we call the Antichrist. He will set himself up in the Sanctuary and proclaim himself as god. This 7 year covenant will begin the 70th week of Daniel’s prophesy and the last 3½ years will be the ‘great tribulation’ period Jesus spoke about.
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: … For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” – Matt. 24:15 – 21.
Now I want to point out that this Antichrist cannot commit the abomination of desolation until the Temple exists again. So, this gives new meaning to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s statement of thanks to President Trump. Israel can now start planning for the Third Temple to be built and they are. In the recent article The push for a Third Temple in Jerusalem is gaining momentum, it was written –
“Since the beginning of 2020 we have seen the further push for this third temple among many in Israel. Dr. Minnes who served in the IDF Intelligence Corps and the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service also known as the Shabak came out recently and claimed that Donald Trump’s recent “Deal of the Century” Mideast peace plan echoes that of Persian King Cyrus’’ decree that paved the way for the Jews to build the Second Temple almost 2,000 years ago. stating: “The Trump statement is the declaration of Cyrus of our days,” and then there was a recent story where a Palestinian expert came forward on a television broadcast in the media claiming that Israel is “Building the Third Temple Under the Aqsa Mosque” and then there was a recent speech at the Kohelet Policy Forum in Israel, by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where a Rabbi reportedly interrupted Netanyahu’s speech to remind him of the importance of Building the future Third Temple in Jerusalem.”
The world’s news media quickly covered up the event of President Trump’s declaring Jerusalem Capital of Israel but Trump’s Jerusalem declaration sparks talk of 3rd Temple. And this has prophetic significance for us all. It is a clue to God’s timetable because when the Temple is rebuilt the Antichrist will be set to confirm the covenant with Israel and begin the last 7 years of history for this age. Jesus will come at the end of this 7 years to claim His throne and begin His 1000 year millennial reign.
Also when the Israel rebuilds the Temple it will likely stir up the Muslims and the war of Gog may also happen unless provision is made for the mosque Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock. But, perhaps this is where the Revelation passage on the rebuilding of the Temple comes into play –
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” – Rev. 11:1, 2
This is also the time when the two witnesses prophesy in Jerusalem.
As I have said before, the year 2020 will be a pivotal year which will introduce great changes world-wide. It is time to prepare and to pray. Pray for wisdom to counter the enemy’s moves and pray for faith to answer the trials the spirit of Antichrist will unleash upon us. And pray for the endurance to go through them. And remember that “Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” – Ps. 108:13
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Sounds like you may not believe in the “Rapture”
No Tom, I believe in the Rapture but, I’m not sure it will be a pre-trib rapture.
I just read an excellent book on the rapture and end times prophecies. I loved how he showed the Bible interprets itself and he had lots of good ideas for study. Anyway… it’s available online or as a Kindle book and called “The Rapture Solution” by Allen Beechick.
Thanks for this article. I’m very interested in what is happening in Israel and the world in relation to prophecy yet to be fulfilled.
God, almighty one, give us wisdom in trying times, endurance to withstand evil that’s coming at us, ability to preparefor the hard times coming soon. Make yourself known to many through us, and help us bring all to you that we can, while we can. In Jesus!! AMEN
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Let us not worry and panic as to the day nor hour he may come, but let us who are looking up, say, COME LORD JESUS COME.
Nobody knows the day or hour. There is a point I think you missed. Lots of people have made a number of predictions.
The period of great tribulation has already passed. The abomination of desolation was the desecration and destruction of the temple by the Romans as they destroyed Jerusalem.
Matthew 24:34 “ This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished.”
The Biblical generation (30-40 years), the events Christ described would come to pass. The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD fulfilled this prophecy. Daniel had prophesied a coming “abomination that maketh desolate” (Daniel 11:31; 12:11).
Jesus stated Matt. 24:15 “When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),
16 then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains:”
Check out Matthew 24:16, 20 Christians actually heeded the warnings back then and were able to get away.
Furthermore, when Chris comes back the Kingdom is going back to God at His coming. When we come forth out of the grave the last enemy is conquered. 1 Corinthians 15:23-28.
In Acts 2:34-36 – with the 1st gospel sermon Peter is telling about this reign of Jesus and he speaks of it then as being a fact and a reality in that Jesus in reigning at that time
John 6:39 says repeatedly that the Lord is coming on the last day. There won’t be a lot other days. We do not want to subscribe to anything that says otherwise. Having said that in the very beginning of Revelations it says these are things signified; when you put signified things and make them into Literal things it is very easy to come into contradiction to what the plain things of the scriptures says.
Revelations does not mention at all a second coming of Christ, it’s not there; it does not mention a bodily resurrection, it does not mention a reign on earth, it does not mention anything about a Jerusalem of Palestine, it doesn’t speak of Christ on earth.
There is something else that is going to happen when the Lord comes and the bible is very explicit about this. In 2 Peter 3 it tells us that when the Lord comes and it uses the term The Day of the Lord. We have already seen that refers to the coming of Jesus. What does it say will happen on the day of the Lord? 2 Peter 3:10-15
Peter says how ought we to live since we know these things. There is this great day of when Jesus comes. In which there is going to be 1 resurrection of good and bad. There is going to be 1 judgment. God is going to get the kingdom at this time. And then the earth is going to be destroyed.
The Second Coming of Christ IS mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, where Jesus comes back, and the angel sounds the trumpet, and where the dead in Christ shall rise. Maybe it’s not in Revelation, but it certainly IS in the Bible.
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Enlightenment is well appreciated. Thanks
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I believe that we have already begin in the tribulation period. As Christ said this is the beginning of sorrow. As a pastor of a freewill Baptist church this is the way I explain this event. We are symbolic to the children of Israel coming from Egypt to the wilderness. While they were in Egypt they were in bondage near the end of their stay, which would be their tribulation. When they reached The wilderness it would have been their great tribulation, because they were tested for their faith, the same as I believe that many in these last days will be tested for their faith. I believe if we follow the trail of the Hebrews from Egypt to Israel we will see exactly where we are today. Many turned from God in the wilderness, and never made it to Canaan. I believe now we are in the wilderness to see who is worthy for the Kingdom of God. So I believe this is the purpose for tribulation simply because God said those that take hold of the plough and look back is not worthy of the kingdom of God. There are false prophets deceiving many Christians by persuading them of a better future, when really they are setting them up to be devoured by the antichrist, which will sit in the temple pretending to be Christ by performing many deceiving tricks. I personally believe we are in the end times as of now. P S this is a small scale of explanation.
Yes we are in Tribulation & time of silence in heavens[have not seen a plane in ages] fire from heaven burning 1/3 the trees & suspect most of the grass .Waiting to see Great Mountain fall into the Sea[Mediterranean -Mt Etna?] then the waters poisoned by Meteorite? Followed by the evil ones permanent removal[Dn7;26 -pending] The Man of sin fell[Dn7;25] in Time [Jesus & his 2 Last Prophets -3.5yrs] Times[x3.5yrs] &a half a time[+1.75yrs] =14years. WAS 1996 WAS NOT 1999 WAS AGAIN 2009 until election failure April 2019 [caretaker king] until coalition May 2020 then election failure March 2021 then removal June2021 is 14yrs to the day! Please see my post exposing the son of perdition /anti Christ/ man of sin -hopefully it is put up here!….Maranatha Shalom…….old Messianic Jew….Yeshu ha Moshiach…HE Lives!
I love how you pick and choose which comments you put on here. I wish you would post my comment and open it up for discussion.
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Forgive my maths, but where you are quoting “And after threescore and two weeks”…….
You then go on with your mass of calculations stating… “The term ‘seventy weeks’ is literally ‘seventy sevens’ , and refers to 490 prophetic years (70 x 7 = 490).
By my maths (and kindergarten children) the “threescore” is 3 x 20 weeks = 60 + 2 weeks = 62 weeks
Therefore, where are you calculating it makes “70” weeks???
In Daniel 9:25 7 weeks are allotted to the first return from Babylon then in Dan. 9:26 the 62 weeks are added making a total of 70 weeks.
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