It is November 7th. and our Presidential election is still hanging in the balance. Both sides are claiming victory and it looks as if it will be decided in the courts but, perhaps God has already decided.
Even if President Trump doesn’t win perhaps he has fulfilled the destiny God had for him by declaring that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel, thus setting in motion the rebuilding of the Third Temple. I referred to this movement in Rebuilding the Third Temple and Update on the Third Temple and it’s behind the scenes momentum has not stopped. But, perhaps we should be paying more attention to what comes next?
We know that the Third Temple must be in place before the Antichrist comes on the scene because of Daniel’s 70 Week prophesy –
“Seventy weeks (sevens) are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself (Jesus is crucified); And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (Rome destroyed the Temple). The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined (2000 years of dispersion).
Then he (the prince who is to come) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” – Dan. 9:24-27
490 years (70×7) of history were allotted to Israel. After 483 years (69×7) the prophetic clock stopped because Israel rejected her Messiah and they were dispersed as ’till the end of the war desolations are determined.’ As that time neared Israel would be brought back to her land, Jerusalem would be restored and her Temple would be rebuilt. The false ‘prince’ will confirm a covenant with Israel for seven years, which will be the last seven years of Israel’s history. But, he will betray that covenant in 3½ years and begin his desolation. This ‘prince’ will be connected in some way to Rome as Daniel declared that “the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary” and we know that it was Rome that destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple shortly after the time of Jesus.
Thanks to President Trump, Jerusalem has now been restored to Israel as their Capital and that includes the Temple Mount. All that is left is for the Third Temple to be rebuilt. The Roman ‘prince’ is probably out there somewhere and he is probably a pseudo peacemaker. While President Trump has begun the peacemaking process between Israel and her Arab neighbors, perhaps he will be the one to finish it. But regardless, he will confirm a covenant for seven years with Israel. Either the Temple will be rebuilt just before this covenant or its building will be part of the covenant agreement. While it will bring joy to many, and many will be saying “peace, peace”, nevertheless, it will usher in the time of Jacob’s trouble for the nation of Israel. Jeremiah prophesied of these days –
“Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.” – Jer. 30:7
And Jesus also spoke of this time –
“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
Unthinkable world wide tribulation will begin as the ‘prince’ shows his true colors. And for Israel, they will experience the Revelation 12 prophesy in reality.
“Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days (3½ years) . . . . Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time (3½ years), from the presence of the serpent. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.” – Rev. 12:6, 13-16
But Israel will not be the only one to suffer –
“And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. ” – Rev. 12:17
Christians will also become the target of Satan’s wrath. It is worth noting that this ‘prince’, otherwise known as the Antichrist, will be a product of the globalist society who are pushing for a one world government. People may be sorry they voted for Democrats, who are tools of the globalist leaders.
Israel’s wilderness experience is spoken of in several other prophetic scriptures, where it is known as the Bozrah Deliverance. It is spoken of in Micah 2:12
“I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold (Heb. Bozrah), Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head.” – Micah 2:12, 13
The picture is one of the sheep being walled in the sheepfold until their shepherd comes to break down the walls and lead them out. I write about this in the article Yet to Come. Notice that they go in as Jacob but, they come out as Israel, Prince with God. The remnant of Jacob that will flee into the wilderness of Bozrah, which is in Edom, will come to recognize their true Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus) as He fights to deliver them from the Antichrist. The prophet Isaiah also speaks about this.
“For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; Indeed it shall come down on Edom, And on the people of My curse, for judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, It is made overflowing with fatness, With the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.” – Isa. 34:5, 6
“Who is this who comes from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength?— “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone, And from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, And trampled them in My fury; Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, And I have stained all My robes. For the day of vengeance is in My heart, And the year of My redeemed has come.” – Isa. 63:1-4
This deliverance is also spoken of in Revelation, as the Lord comes out of heaven on a white horse.
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.” – Rev. 19:11-13
His robe was already “dipped in blood” so, He has already been to Bozrah to deliver the Israel remnant when He comes with the armies of heaven.
These are the events that are about to happen and how well are we prepared for them? Being known as a Christian will no longer be comfortable. The Church has been enjoying the comforts of this world for too long but, all that will soon cease as we will have to choose between Jesus Christ and the Antichrist globalist society. I pray you will choose wisely.
We need to remember the words of Jesus, as He spoke about these times –
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” – Matt. 10:32, 33
But, I believe those who are reading this article will be among those who confess Jesus the Messiah before men, even at the cost of their own lives.