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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Staking a Jewish claim to the Temple Mount

Prophecy Sign: The rebuilt Jewish Temple

A third Jewish Temple will be built.  Bible prophecy in several places, (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, and Thessalonians), makes note of a temple being in place during the coming Tribulation.  This new temple will be desecrated by the Antichrist when he stands in the temple and declares himself to be God.

He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV

Staking a Jewish claim to the Temple Mount
The Temple Mount was captured by the Israeli military in the 1967 war, but returned to the control of the Muslim endowment, or waqf, that has been the site’s guardian for centuries. While the access rules have helped maintain a fragile peace, a fringe group of ultra-religious Jews has been defying the constraints on Jewish access to the site for decades. But these days, as hardliners have increased their political power in Israel, the issue has turned into a topic of public debate and has even moved up to the Knesset. Earlier this week, extraordinary scenes erupted at Knesset Committee for the Interior, when Arab Israeli lawmakers objected to some of their fellow parliamentarians’ demands for Jewish visitation rights at the Temple Mount. "The second intifada broke out because al-Aqsa was threatened, it will be the same for the third intifada and it will be your fault,” shouted Ahmed Tibi.
But their objections are unlikely to silence diehard supporters of the measure such as Yitzchak Reuven, deputy director of the Institute of The Temple Institute. "When the Jewish nation is united and decides we need to come back here, then we are convinced that the other nations will respect our choice,” said Reuven. Reuven believes that a third Jewish temple should be built on the site, where Jews believe the First and Second Temples stood about 2,000 years ago. He explains that all the plans are in place for his controversial project.

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