There is an organization in Israel known as “The Temple Institute”. This organization is committed to seeing the third temple built on Mount Moriah in the Holy City Jerusalem. This is not the only organization preparing for the future third temple. King David’s son Solomon built the first temple during his reign in the 10th century B.C. It was destroyed in approximately 586 B.C. by the Babylonians. The second temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Romans and this was the temple that stood during the life of Yahshua Jesus. In approximately 690 A.D. a Muslim shrine, known as “The Dome of the Rock” was erected on the center of the Temple Mount platform. This structure has remained until this present day. The temple institute is dedicated to the building of the third temple on the spot of the two former temples. It seems like an impossible task in light of the fact, that the Dome of the Rock stands at the very spot where the two former temples are supposed to have stood. This has not stopped the Temple Institute from moving forward with preparations.
The ancient temple had a candlestick with seven branches as it were. It is found in Exodus chapter 25, and it is what we now refer to as a Menorah. The Temple Institute has prepared a Menorah for the future third temple that is worth $2,000,000 dollars. It is reportedly plated with 95 pounds of gold. It has for the time being been placed in a glass-like case and positioned in a spot overlooking the Temple Mount: its future location for when the time is right. The Temple Institute has also expended great effort and resources researching the alter, the incense, the laver, priestly garments, the table of shewbread, cherubim, pure olive oil, the red heifer, and all the necessary pieces needed for the third temple and has produced well over half of them. Google “The Temple Institute” for more information.
The organization “Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement” has prepared a 13 ton cornerstone for the third temple and paraded it through Jerusalem and to the Temple Mount in 2009.
Israel is at the present a predominantly secular nation; however, there are many ten thousands in Israel, who are keenly aware of the spiritual nature of Israel. Many send up prayers three times daily, that the third temple would be rebuilt. I would like you to notice the words of Christ Himself in Luke 21:24, ” …. and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” During the Six Days War in 1967, Israel took over Eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Shortly thereafter, Israel allowed the Jerusalem Islamic WAQF to exercise control over the Temple Mount. I believe this must have been an act of Almighty God in the fulfillment of Luke 21:24. It seems bizarre, that Israel would seize sovereignty over the Temple Mount and then voluntarily grant the Jerusalem Islamic WAQF custody of the area. The prophecies in the Holy Bible must be and will be fulfilled. I have pointed out in a previous post, that 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 shows us, that there will be another temple built and that at some point the anti-Christ will show up there proclaiming that he is God. I would also like for you to read Zechariah 12:10- , [And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of supplications, and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem.] Let me tell you something my fellow Christians. Almighty God is not through with Israel! When the proper time comes, Israel will build the third temple! I don’t know if YaHVeH will send an earthquake to demolish the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque or if the Israelis will finally destroy these places or if they will be peacefully dismantled or if some other disaster will usher in the demise of these Islamic structures, but this one thing I do know: all of the Holy Bible will be fulfilled in due season and there will not be enough foreign armies to prevent it from becoming reality. Many in Israel will look upon Yahshua Jesus the Son of YaHVeH whom they pierced and they will weep remorsefully over their error and I believe YaHVeH will grant them mercy. Yahshua Jesus will return for His church at the appointed time of the Heavenly Father YaHVeH. I encourage you my brothers and sisters to continue steadfast in your faith in Christ our Redeemer. We live in treacherous times that would cast doubt on all that we hold dear, but do not be discouraged. We walk by faith and not by what our five senses tell us. We trust in what the Holy Spirit inspired in the Holy Bible and not by what scientists, false religions and others say. As for me and my house, we will serve Almighty YaHVeH. We will not fear mockery, beheading, persecution, the reign of the anti-Christ, the evil designs of anti-Christ progressives or anyone or anything else. Our hope and faith is rooted in Almighty YaHVeH until that day, that He grants us eternal life by His great love and grace: blessed be His name.