Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute has announced the completion of the manufacture of two golden sensors (see video here), which are to be used by the priests in the service of the soon to be rebuilt Jewish Temple.
The Temple Institute has tasked itself with preparing for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, and has reconstructed many of the instruments that will be used in its administration. When I was in Jerusalem I was privileged to see the Golden Menorah, which now stands on the steps facing the Western Wall. The Golden Menorah was once carried off by the Roman armies following the destruction of the Temple in 70AD. The Roman authorities erected a facade in honour of the conquest of Israel, which depicts Jewish slaves carrying the Menorah through the streets of Rome along with other instruments belonging to the Temple. It is significant that after Israel's restoration, the Menorah is back, albeit not yet in a rebuilt Temple.
The Temple Institute has also manufactured many of the other objects that will used in the administration of the Temple, such as the Keter for the Laver, the priestly garments, the golden crown and the blue ephod for the High Priest. They are also working with the Sanhedrin on blueprints for the construction of the Third Temple.
"The Temple Institute has just completed the creation of two new golden bezichin - frankincense vessels. Each vessel, made of 150 grams of 14 carat gold is the result of intensive research, planning and painstaking craftsmanship. The bezichin, like all the vessels created by the Temple Institute, are made in strict accordance to the word of Torah, as it has been handed down from generation to generation since its revelation on Mount Sinai. The bezichin, like all the vessels created by the Temple Institute, are intended for use in the Divine service of the Holy Temple, may we merit to rebuild it soon."There are a number of things that are preventing the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple. The ashes of a pure red heifer are required for cleansing the Temple site. The last red heifer born in Israel was found to have several white hairs in its tail, thus disqualifying it from being a suitable candidate for the ritual. The Temple Institute claim to have cracked the DNA code for producing a pure red heifer, so perhaps this may not prove to be such an insurmountable problem.
Then there is the issue of the peace process. The Muslim world will not presently permit Israel to carry out any construction work near the Temple Mount. But the Bible seems to indicate that this problem will be resolved, and that construction of the Third Temple will begin either shortly prior to or during the first half of Daniel's 70th week. It seems that the Antichrist's agreement (Daniel 9:27), which I believe will be in regard to the status of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, will pave the way for the rebuilding of the Temple and the restitution of the sacrificial system (Revelation 11:1-2).
As you can see, the fact that preparation is now being made for the rebuilding of the Temple and efforts are underway to divide the city of Jerusalem prove to us just how close we are to the fulfilment of end time prophecy.
Have you made preparation to meet God? Jesus Christ is our 'red heifer'. He was the One who was "without spot and blemish", Numbers 19:2. He knew no sin (2nd Corinthians 5:21), He did no sin (1st Peter 2:22), and in Him is no sin (1st John 3:5). The red speaks of his precious blood, which was shed for us (Matthew 26:28). The purity speaks of its efficacy, which is able to cleanse the "iniquity of us all", Isaiah 53:6. He was slain outside the city walls (Numbers 19:3, Hebrews 13:12), and His body was laid in a clean place in which never a man had lain (Numbers 19:9, John 19:41). And He is become our "purification for sin". Have your sins been forgiven? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).
Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. (Acts 13:38-39)
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