Aug 6, 2009

A Group of Religious Jews Have Built the Temple in Jerusalem

Jimmy DeYoung
By Jimmy DeYoung

I must confess the headline for this report is a bit misleading however, I am partially correct. I should have said that a group of religious Jews have built the worlds largest model of the holy temple and it is only a few hundred yards away from the Temple Mount, the site where the Jewish temple existed until 70 AD. The model was built with extensive consultation with the experts and offers a view of the Holy of Holies plus the furniture of the temple including the Ark of the Covenant. And, it was built to help Jews connect with their heritage and to create a desire among the Jews for the rebuilding of their temple in Jerusalem.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The building of the world's largest model of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem is evidence that we are moving closer to the time when the real temple will be built in Jerusalem according to Bible prophecy.

A yeshiva (a school for Jewish young men to study about the temple) located in Jerusalem has built the world's largest model for the purpose of helping Jews to connect to their heritage but also at the same time, to help non-Jews with the awareness of the rich and broad Jewish history that they have in this holy place.

Bible prophecy does speak of a temple standing in Jerusalem in the last days. 2500 years ago, the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah wrote that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, would come back to Earth and build His temple for the kingdom period (Zechariah 6:12). However, the Messiah's temple will only be built after Jesus comes back to the Earth. There will be a temple that the Jews will build in Jerusalem during the Tribulation period, that seven years leading up to the Lord's return. Bible prophecy for that temple is found in Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 11:1.

All the preparations have been made for the next temple, the Tribulation temple. They have 28,000 trained priests. They have the implements to operate the temple and the high priest has been chosen. We are at the point in time when the next temple can be built. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

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