By Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
Rabbi Israel Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute and one of the paratroopers who helped liberate the Temple Mount back in 1967, joined with other members of the priestly family and offered the priestly blessing on the Temple Mount, a first in the history of the modern-day Jewish state of Israel. Security precautions were implemented for all those wishing to ascend to the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day, the 44th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem.
Despite the close proximity of the Moslem police forces always present on the Temple Mount and their obvious anger, this event went off without a hitch, an event that could be very explosive.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Priestly prayers being offered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem for the first time in the modern-day state of Israel, is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.
On the recent celebration of Jerusalem Day marking the 44th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem, Jews were granted access to the most holy place in all of Judaism. On this occasion, a number of Jewish men who claim to be from the tribe of Levi, the priestly tribe, offered the priestly prayers and blessings on the location of the previous Jewish temples.
Though the Moslem police forces on the Temple Mount were angry over this forbidden activity, there was no incident. The fact that the Jews were allowed on the Temple Mount and able to offer prayers there is a great step toward the building of the temple on this very controversial piece of real estate.
Bible prophecy does call for a temple to stand on the Temple Mount, a temple that will be built by the Jewish Messiah when He comes to rule and reign on the earth, and that is according to the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah who recorded that prophecy in Zechariah 6:12-13. The temple that the Messiah Jesus Christ will build is at least 7 years into the future because before He comes to Jerusalem, there will be 7 years of trouble in this world - that's called the Tribulation period. However, there will be another temple built in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount during that 7 years and that prediction found in 4 different passages: Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 11:1.
Religious Jews offering the priestly prayers and blessings on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.
First Time: Temple Mount Priestly Blessing on Jerusalem Day - Arutz Sheva
Tribulation Temple - SpiritandTruth.org (Tony Garland)
Let us pray on Temple Mount - YNET News
An Overview of the Future Temples - WorldoftheBible.com (Randall Price)
Temple Institute Publishes Blueprints for Third Temple - BPB (Chris Perver)