Jerusalem Watch

For First Time in Millennia, Jewish Priests Will Undergo Training to Enter Temple’s Holy of Holies

For the first time in 2,000 years, a group of Kohanim (men of the Jewish priestly caste) living close to Jerusalem’s Old City are studying the relevant Jewish laws to be able to ascend the Temple Mount and enter the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence is said to dwell.

Despite Arab threats, thousands march around Old City walls, marking beginning of Tisha B’Av.

 

Jesus is the only solution, and one day He will come for His people.

In leaked recording, US President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor sounds uncertain whether the administration could find a ‘unique’ solution to the decades old conflict; addressing the Temple Mount crisis, he says ‘a lot of seemingly logical measures taken that somehow became a little bit incendiary.’

Impetus!

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  Zec 12:2

The recent passing of UN resolution 2334 first proposed by Egypt, but possibly orchestrated between US Secretary of State John Kerry and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a Palestinian delegation headed by senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) member Saeb Erekat  is perhaps the first domino to fall leading up to Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel and the building of the temple.

Full text of UNSC Resolution 2334, demanding Israel stop all settlement activity

It is interesting to note that the resolution was passed on December 23rd, but was already December 24 in Israel once it passed. That day was the Jewish month of Kislev 24 and after the first attempt failed to rebuild the 2nd temple under the rule of King Cyrus of Persia, construction resumed in the second year under the reign of King Darius, on the 24th of Kislev. The prophet Haggi had much to say about that day.

18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord‘s temple was laid, consider it. 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you. 20 And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts.

The passing of the UN resolution will do just the opposite of what it was intended for. Israel will never give up Jerusalem and her future decisions regarding the resolution will greatly increase the chances of 2017 fulfilling much biblical prophecy including Jerusalem becoming the official capital of Israel and the building of the temple. Keep your eyes on Israel.

On a side note, New Years has fallen on a Sunday (resurrection day) many times in the past, but this year….right after the passing of the impetus! Will 2017 be the year of resurrection???

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Tit 2:13

Trump, Putin, and the 3rd Temple?

Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

It remains to be seen if Trump will hold good on his promises, but there is one very interesting fact. On the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency (January 21st), he will be exactly 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. Then exactly 7 months later on August 21st, 2017 will be the Great American Eclipse.

Fulness of the Gentiles

Is the age of the gospel of grace coming to an end, when “blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in” Rom 11:25?

While the majority of Israel rejected Christ at His first coming, many of the Jewish people were saved. “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”. Luk 24:47

The gospel, started in Jerusalem, was commanded to be taken to all the world. “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Act 1:8

After Peter’s first sermon on the day of Pentecost, three thousand Jews were saved. “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Act 2:41. Today, the gospel has come full circle making its way back into Jerusalem where many Jewish people are coming to Christ.

Messianic Jewish Groups Claim Rapid Growth

Messianic Judaism Gaining Momentum in Israel

More and more Jews finding Jesus in Israel

Current Estimates of the number of Messiancs

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Turning to Jesus

So some of the Jews were saved during the first years of the Gospel of Grace, but soon afterward destruction came upon Israel with the demolishing of the temple and slaughter of over 1 million by the Roman army. Are we seeing a repeat of history now in the land of Israel?

It does not take much for one to see that the world has fallen away from God and biblical principals, The U.S., once the moral beacon of the world and perhaps one of the greatest resources for spreading the gospel around the world since its beginning, has fallen the most in such a short period of time.

Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

http://lifewayresearch.com/2016/09/27/americans-love-god-and-the-bible-are-fuzzy-on-the-detail

In Genesis we see that God is furious with all except Noah and his family concerning what had happened on earth in regards to the fallen angels mating with women and He gives a set time before the coming destruction of the great flood.

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3

One cannot help but wonder when looking at the timeline below:

  • May 31st – June 4th, 2017 Pentecost – Christians know it as the day the Church started. According to Jewish tradition, Pentecost commemorates God’s giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, 49 days after the Exodus.”The special  Offering  of  the  Wave-Sheaf  of  Firstfruits  during the  Passover  or  Feast  of Unleavened Bread is actually the prelude  to Pentecost with its own special Offering.  From the time of the Offering of these Firstfruits waved before the Lord, the Jewish people were to count 50 days till the Feast of Pentecost. This counting consisted of “seven weeks” (49 days) and then on the next day (the 50th day) the celebration would take place. These two special Offerings are, therefore, vitally connected.The Firstfruits Offering at Passover was a sampling of the full spring harvest to be celebrated 50 days later at Pentecost (Lev. 23:9-16) and exemplified by the special wave Offering of two loaves of bread in the same manner as the Wave-Sheaf”. It is the only Jewish holiday that does not have a “set” date. It is also interesting to note that the Levite priest were commanded to preach until the age of 50. Num 8:25 Fascinating read here: https://www.amazon.com/Pentecostal-Rapture-Church-Jesus-Christ/dp/1498408303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477615755&sr=8-1&keywords=the+pentecostal+rapture
  • July 4th, 2017 – America completes its’ 240th year (120 + 120 a double blessing Genesis 6:3) as a country.
  • September 20th, 5777 (2017) – Last day for the Jewish year 5777.
  • September 23rd, 2017 – The Great sign of Revelation 12 – there is a wide range of opinion out there on what this means, but it is clear the stars and planets will align on that day to depict Revelation 12.

The church will not go through the Tribulation as many today are saying. The church is the collective body of Christ beginning with Pentecost until the Rapture. Clearly the church cannot go through it as Christ will not separate part of His body through it. Do not let the spirit of the Antichrist deceive you.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb 10:25

 

Making way for the “Kings of the East”

This event happens towards the end of the 7 year Tribulation, but clearly we see the making of it now, so the question is “how much closer are we to the beginning….”

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Rev 16:12

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. Rev 9:14

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. Rev. 9:15-16

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Swarms of snakes are attacking people and cattle in southern Iraq as the Euphrates and Tigris rivers dry up and the reptiles lose their natural habitat among the reed beds…..

The collapse in the water levels of the rivers has been swift, the amount of water in the Euphrates falling by three-quarters in less than a decade. In 2000, the flow speed of the water in the river was 950 cubic metres per second, but by this year it had dropped to 230 cubic metres per second.

In the past, Iraq has stored water in lakes behind its own dams, but these reservoirs are now much depleted and can no longer make up the shortfall. The total water reserves behind all Iraqi dams at the beginning of May was only 11 billion cubic metres, compared to over 40 billion three years ago. One of the biggest dams in the country, on the Euphrates at Haditha in western Iraq, close to the Syrian border, held eight billion cubic metres two years ago but now has only two billion.

Read the article here.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Tit 2:13

The Tower of Syene (Corrected date)

There is no shortage today of articles outlining the burgeoning relationship between Egypt and Israel. It seems the two countries have manufactured a lasting relationship. Here are some articles:

Egypt’s president has urged Israel and the Palestinians to look to the “wonderful” example set by his country and the Jewish state and agree on a solution that lets them exist in peace as two neighboring states. Speaking Tuesday to the UN General Assembly, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi described the Israel-Egypt model as “a real opportunity to write a bright page in the history of our region to move towards peace.”

 

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi applauded the level of cooperation between Israel and Egypt in a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders in New York on Tuesday.

THE EGYPTIAN foreign minister brought a breath of fresh air to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict when he stated unequivocally on August 21 that Israel could not be considered a terrorist state. This further step toward closer relations between Egypt and Israel resonated throughout the Arab world, where accusing the Jewish state of terror against the Palestinians is a basic propaganda tenet.

Considerable evidence suggests that relations between Egypt and Israel have steadily developed during the past two years and that they may be in the process of shifting from conventional cooperation to the level of strategic alliance. Foremost evidence is the following:

Sisi’s New Approach to Egypt-Israel Relations Cairo believes that relations with Israel are strategically and diplomatically beneficial, and the trend toward greater rapprochement will likely continue.

But as previously mentioned, it only seems that way. We know the opposite will happen as the Bible tells us so. Ezekiel 29 outlines a prophecy against Egypt for breaking their fellowship and support of Israel and involves the Tower of Syene that resides next to the Aswan Dam. 

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And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel. When they took hold of thee by thy hand,

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/04/07/thou-didst-break/

, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it. Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. Ez.29

Recently Israel appointed a new ambassador to Egypt. Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, David Govrin, on Wednesday presented his credentials to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at his palace in Cairo, enabling him to begin officially contacting Egyptian government officials in his capacity as a diplomatic representative.”

David Govrin is the 13th (rebellion) ambassador to Egypt since the signing of the peace treaty in 1979. More importantly, in a little over 2 years, we will arrive at the 40th year anniversary of the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty that was signed 26 March 1979. Forty is a period of testing whether it be in years or days. The question is, will Egypt pass the test….not according to what the scripture says. It is also worth pointing out that God will make the land desolate for 40 years due to their betrayal; well into the Millennial Kingdom reign.

No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom. It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance, when they shall look after them: but they shall know that I am the Lord GOD. Ez 29.

Is this a prophecy that will be fulfilled before the Tribulation? The Lord say’sI will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.” This speaks to a humanitarian aid effort, for whole will help them once the Tribulation has started? 

Should we see this prophecy unfold before March 26, 2019…the world will never recover, the Egyptians will be scattered around the world from the devastation created by the flood of the broken dam, and Israel will be in various wars until the signing of the deceptive peace treaty with the Antichrist. As always, time will tell. 

The Antichrist is Not ______

There is much speculation out there as to whom the Antichrist is or may be. One of the most referenced is that he will be Islamic. There is simply no biblical evidence to support this and that is clear if you use:

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2016/07/20/the-king-james-bible/

The Tribulation is all about Israel, not Islam.

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