The Temple Part 1

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When Israel can resolve its conflict with Islam and build a temple, the Lord’s return will be close.

The Prophecy

The building of a temple upon Mt. Zion is a sign of the Lord’s eminent return. Jesus said in Matthew;

Mat_24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

It is understood that the Holy Place means the Holy of Holies which was the center of the Temple.  In order for this prophecy to come to pass it is necessary for a temple to be built first.  In Mark we see the additional comment that those who are  in Judea at that time are urged to flee.

Mar_13:14  But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

The Daniel prophecy reads thus:

Dan 11:31  And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

There are scholars who believe the Daniel prophecy had already been fulfilled, As Albert Barnes says;

From this verse, however, to the end of the chapter, there is no little diversity of opinion. One portion suppose that the description of Antiochus and his deeds continues still to be the design of the prophet; another, that the Romans are here introduced, and that a part of the predictions in the remainder of this chapter are yet to be fulfilled;

The book of Maccabees tells us that Antiochus Epiphanes did, indeed, slaughter a pig on the altar, which is considered an abomination.  Likewise, when Titus destroyed the Temple in 70 AD he set up an altar in the place of the temple to Zeus.  But Jesus came after these events, and he speaks of a future time when he returns, so another temple needs to be built.

Israel: the Canary in the Coal Mine

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Israel is at the center of the prophetic clock.

Most biblical Christians realize that Israel is a significant marker in the Lord’s second coming.  The creation of the state of Israel is believed to be a fulfillment of prophecy regarding the return of the Lord.  Why? Because of the Lord’s answer to their question:

Mat 24:3  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 

Jesus said,

Mat 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

In order for this “abomination of desolation” to “stand in the holy place” there has to be another temple built.  There are those who say that this passage of Daniel:

Dan 11:31  And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

Has already been fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes. Presbyterian Albert Barnes explains it this way:

The Covert War of the Globalists versus the Patriots

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Trump’s presidency upset the apple cart of the Deep State

Understanding how Satan will establish his global government for the man of sin to ascend as the world ruler, we must understand the people Satan has been cultivating for millennia to execute his plan.  Too many Christians assume this will come about in a vacuum, without recognizing the steps that have already been taken to bring this nefarious plan to fruition.

The United States and the world is on the brink of destruction by these satanic agents, who have been called the “Shadow government” or the “Deep State”.   But, God….    God has intervened and given mankind a respite and one last chance to repent.  This respite is being executed by God through His human agents known as the “Alliance” or the “Patriots”.

These are military leaders of the US government who were greatly alarmed at the destruction being done to the USA by the last administration and resolved to intervene.  The plan was considered of having a military coup to over throw the Obama administration, but cooler heads prevailed.  A military coup could create unprecedented civil strife and could be more injurious to the citizens than the military wanted to happen.  Instead they made a plan that followed the rule of law for a peaceful restoration of the Republic.