Mar 29, 2010

As Jews Around the World Celebrate Passover, There Is a Call for the Temple to Be Built in Jerusalem

Jimmy DeYoungBy Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
Prophecy Today

The eight day feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread begin at sundown today and Jewish families around the world will sit at a Passover meal to rehearse the story of the first Passover some 3500 years ago as the Jews led by Moses were able to leave the bondage of Egypt for the Promised Land in Israel.

Meanwhile, there is an advertising campaign underway in Jerusalem with posters on over 200 public buses calling for removal of the Dome of the Rock, a Moslem building on the Temple Mount to be replaced by the Jewish temple and those calling for the temple want it to be built in the very near future.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The advertising campaign in Jerusalem calling for the Jewish temple to be rebuilt as Jews celebrate Passover is a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

The celebration of the Jewish feast day of Passover marks the exodus of over 2 million Jews from the Egyptian bondage some 3500 years ago as Moses led the Israelites toward the Promised Land. This year the Passover will include as it has for centuries the prayer for the Jewish temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. However, this year a major advertising campaign is going on in Jerusalem calling for the Dome of the Rock to be removed and the third Jewish temple to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount. These religious Jews that are behind this campaign say that the Israel Supreme Court's decision to not allow the Passover sacrifice and the presence of a Moslem building on Judaism's holiest site must be changed by next year's Passover.

Bible prophecy does call for the Passover sacrifice to take place once again at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 45:21-22). That passage is referring to the temple that the Messiah Jesus Christ will build when He returns to the earth. However, let me remind you that before Messiah's temple will be on the Temple Mount, there will be a temple in Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 11:1). All the preparations for that next temple have been made and its ready to be built on the Temple Mount.

The call by Jewish worshipers for a temple in Jerusalem on this Passover is indeed a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

Related Links

J’lem posters call for 3rd Temple - Jerusalem Post
Christ in the Passover - Jews for Jesus
How did Jesus fulfill the meanings of the Jewish feasts? -
Access to Temple Mount restricted - JTA