by Jessilyn Justice: The Dome of the Rock, which is known to the Jews as the Temple Mount. The Temple Institute has rebuilt the altar for the Temple of the Lord. (Reuters)
rebuilt an altar to the Lord in Jerusalem, and international scholars are marveling at the significance behind it.
As part of the "Temple Movement" in Israel, the altar was inaugurated in December, and reports indicate it could be ready for Passover.
"We know that end-time prophecy cannot be fulfilled without the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem," says New York Times best-selling
author Jonathan Cahn. "The abomination desolation prophesied in Daniel
and in the Gospels, must take place within the Temple precincts. So,
too, the apostle Paul speaks of the 'man of sin,' or the Antichrist,
sitting in the Temple of God. What many people don't realize is that
along with the Holy of Holies, the altar of the Temple is the most
central and critical part of the Temple."
The Temple Institute's
goal "is to rekindle the flame of the Holy Temple in the hearts of
mankind through education. Our long-term goal is to do all in our
limited power to bring about the building of the Holy Temple in our
time," according to their website.
Jewish pilgrims are seeing the impact of the rebuilt temple, as well.
Though the full temple has not been reconstructed, the Institute is pressing toward that.
"What's so special about coming here on Tisha Be'av is that this is
the location where the Temples were destroyed – just on the other side
of the Wall," Gutman Locks tells the Jerusalem Post. "And that's where the third one will be built when the Messiah comes, and that one will not be destroyed.
though it's the saddest time of the year, we can see Jews come back to
the land again, which was prophesized for thousands of years. We can
actually see it happening."...Continue reading...