What If….

The writer of Hebrews tells us that we, the church, would be able to “see the day approaching”. That day would be the rapture and the end of the church age for those of us that are watching. Today in a sense, we know we are living in the last days by developments in Israel and around the world. But yet, we really don’t know exactly how close we are to His return.

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

Interestingly, the word approaching, is used only two times in the bible. Number two; the number for divisions. The other reference is made in Isaiah chapter 58. If you did not already know, the book of Isaiah is like a mini bible. In other words, every chapter of Isaiah makes a reference to every book of the bible in order. The 58th book of the bible is Hebrews.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins Isa 58:1 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God Isa 58:2

In chapter 58 of Isaiah, the Lord exposes the hypocrisy and shallow worship of His people; then and now. The word trumpet is used as a warning against sin rather than the blessed voice of God calling us home 1Co 15:52, 1Th 4:16.

Much has been said in the media about the Trump administrations “peace plan” for Israel, its’ borders, and the Palestinians. We don’t know the details yet, but surely would involve monetary grants to some of the surrounding neighbors of Israel and the changing of borders with Israel and their neighbors. The Trump team recently recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli land. The details of the plan probably will not be released until after the Israeli general election that will be held on April 9th of this year. Will Netanyahu remain in office, or will another prevail?

We know by bible prophecy that this covenant, if embraced, will not last as God never intended for the original land He gave to the Jewish people to be divided. And we know there are yet many regional prophetic conflicts waiting to be fulfilled most likely before the beginning of the Tribulation. Some of those below.

  • Isaiah 17 – The burden of Damascus
  • Isaiah 19 – The burden of Egypt
  • Jeremiah 49:34-39 – Prophecy against Elam
  • Ezekiel 38 – Gog, the land of Magog

What if part of Trump’s peace plan includes the building of the third temple? Secretary of state Pompeo, whom is a Christian, recently posted a video on his twitter feed of his recent visit to Israel when he met with PM Netanyahu. Towards the end of the short video, it shows a model of what would be the third temple. View the video here: https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1109083029430067200

Everything is already in place for the establishment of the third temple. Establishing the third temple as part of the U.S. backed peace plan/covenant would certainly be enough to get the ball rolling and would give Christians a real, undeniable, confirmation that the day is approaching and the church age is coming to an end! Then would we not “exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching“? Exhorting means to strongly encourage, comfort, and strengthen. 

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate Dan 9:27

After much prophetic regional conflict occurs (listed above), Daniel 9 tells us the antichrist will confirm the covenant. The wording suggest a previous covenant (Trump’s peace plan?) had already been implemented to some extent (and obviously broken), and that he (the antichrist) would confirm it. To confirm something means to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of; to make valid or binding by some formal or legal act; sanction; ratify. You get the idea. The passage does not say the antichrist creates the covenant, but confirms it. 

Keep your eyes peeled after the April 9th election to see what may be in store with the upcoming U.S. peace plan. One can always hope……

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Heifer Candidate Born in Israel!

The last red heifer candidate born in New Jersey back in 2015 was eventually disqualified by the strict Jewish standards of a perfect heifer. The latest candidate was born in Israel, a more fitting place for the Red Heifer’s birth. As a reminder, the current PM of Israel is the only one born in Israel.

The red heifer was born on August 28, 2018 and must be three years of age before it can be sacrificed to cleanse the temple. That would be September of 2021 time frame and depending on how you view a generation in the bible, would not over reach the 80 year generation given in Psalm 90:10 from the year Israel became a nation in May of 1948. Adding 7 years (Tribulation period) to 2021 brings us to 2028, and 2028 minus 1948 = 80.

2028 is the year 5788 on the Jewish calendar – 8, the number for new beginnings. You can see the calf in the video below.

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.

New School for Temple Priests in Jerusalem

The Temple Institute has announced the opening of a school to train descendants of the Tribe of Levi for their eventual return to service in the Third Temple.

Watch the 3 minute video and notice at the end he says “because in the end the Kohanim are meant to serve the entire nation of Israel and all the world”.

Tisha b’Av: The Third Holy Temple Plans Have Begun!

Today, on the Fast of Av, Jews throughout the world mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples of Jerusalem and pray for the rebuilding of the Third Temple.

But one organization has been doing a lot more than just praying.

The Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Holy Temple, utilizing the latest building material and techniques.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198621#.VbaZc_k7euz