TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECLARATION SPARKS TALK OF 3RD TEMPLE


WND: While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before.

“What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations working towards making the Third Temple a reality.

He added, “This necessarily had to come from a non-Jew in order to bring them into the process, so they will be able to take their part in the Temple.”

Fried sees Trump’s role similar to the one played by Cyrus, the Persian king who ended the Babylonian exile and helped build the Second Jewish Temple.

“There have been amazing advances towards bringing the Temple this year. It was clear that Trump was part of that process, guided by Hashem (God),” Fried declared. more …

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: That President Trump is the first US president to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel since Harry Truman, lines up perfectly with Bible prophecy that says that there will be a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the tribulation.

Exodus 25:8 “AND THEY SHALL MAKE A TEMPLE AND I WILL DWELL AMONG THEM”

Jewish Fact and Lore:

  1. The Temple Mount is said to be where God gathered the dust to form Adam’s body.
    The holiest spot on the Temple Mount is a bare rock, covered since the 7th century by an Islamic building called the Dome of the Rock. The Rock is known to have been the cornerstone of both Solomon’s and Herod’s Temples.
  2. The Temple Mount is known as the center of the world; a place that connects heaven, earth and the netherworld. “This is Jerusalem; I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are about her” (Ezekiel 5:5).
  3. The spot where Abraham bound Isaac for sacrifice. After an angel of the Lord stopped Abraham and provided a ram as a substitute for the sacrifice, he called this place “The Lord will provide” (Genesis 22: 1-19).
  4. When Isaac goes out into the fields to pray prior to meeting Rebekah for the first time, he is standing on Mount Moriah (Genesis 24:63-67).
  5. The place where Jacob laid his head after he left his father’s house to go to Haran to find a wife (Genesis 28: 10-11).
  6. God has declared that this is the place that He will establish His name and will dwell there forever (Deuteronomy 14:23).
  7. Scripture indicates that Antichrist will clear the way for the third temple to be built.

Possible order of events:

Rapture of the Church and Bema Seat Judgment (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 2 Cor. 3:11-15)
The diaspora is complete and the last of the Jews return to the land “not leaving any behind” (Ezek. 39:28)
The Tribulation/Day of the Lord Begins: (Jeremiah 30:7; Rev. 6:1-3)
Revival of the Roman Empire, 10 nation confederacy formed. (Dan. 7: 24; Rev. 13:1, 17:3)
Rise of Antichrist, 11th king (Dan. 7:8, 24; Rev. 13:1-8)
Temple is built (Dan. 9:27; Mat. 24:15; II Thess. 2:4 and Rev. 11:1)

(see Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 10 ‘Unfulfilled Prophecy’ here)

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Trump’s great gifts to Israel and America


With his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump gave a Hanukka gift to the Jewish people. But he also gave a Christmas gift to the American people.

Trump’s gift to Israel is not merely that 68 years after Israel declared Jerusalem its capital, the US finally recognized Israel’s capital.

In his declaration, Trump said, “Israel has made its capital in the city of Jerusalem, the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.”

By stating this simple truth, Trump fully rejected the anti-Israel legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama.

In his speech in Cairo in 2009, Obama intimated that Israel’s legitimacy is rooted in the Holocaust, rather than in the Jewish nation’s millennial attachment to the Land of Israel…. read more

Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration ‘Enormous Step Towards Bringing Third Temple’


President Donald Trump’s epic proclamation on Wednesday acknowledging Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people was a major step towards establishing the Third Temple and bringing the Messianic era, said a number of Jewish activists working to rebuild the Holy Temple.

“What he did last night was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations working towards making the Third Temple a reality, told Breaking Israel News.

He added, “This necessarily had to come from a non-Jew in order to bring them into the process, so they will be able to take their part in the Temple.”… read more

Clashes, riots & violence in West Bank, Jerusalem & Gaza Strip as Palestinians mark “Day of Rage”


PATens of thousands of Palestinians demonstrate with clashes, riots & violence in West Bank, Jerusalem & Gaza Strip; Hundreds of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces in West Bank; IDF increases forces throughout West Bank and Jerusalem; Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel last night, IAF retaliated, Dec. 8, 2017.

Riots, demonstrations and clashes broke out between Palestinians with IDF and Israeli security forces throughout the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip on Friday, following the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Hamas and factions of the Palestinian Authority called on Palestinians to take part in a “Day of Rage” Friday, thousands of Palestinians taking to the streets of Gaza Friday denouncing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh continues to call on Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Arab Israelis to start an intifada, stating on Friday “We want the uprising to last and continue to let Trump and the occupation [Israel] regret this decision.” He previously warned that Trump’s decision “will open the gates of hell on US interests in the region.”… read more

Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and EU Sign on to World’s Longest Natural Gas Pipeline


BIN: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for construction of the world’s longest underwater natural gas pipeline is to be signed by the the energy ministers of Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and the European Union on Tuesday.

Israel’s Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz confirmed to Tazpit Press Service that he will attend the summit that will be held in the Cypriot capital Nicosia.

In April representatives of the EU, Israel, Italy, Greece and Cyprus signed a joint declaration to promoting the project to export gas to Europe from Israel’s Leviathan field and Cyprus’ Aphrodite bloc and decided to establish a workgroup to promote an interstate agreement. more …

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: Mission control: we have a problem.

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The guy on the right would like to have the guy on the left give the guy on the right control of the Leviathan gas field. If the guy on the left sells gas to the guy on the right’s customers in Europe, the guy on the right is not going to smile any more.

“On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty …” (Ezekiel 38:10-12).

Most energy analysts agree that a major part of Israel’s great wealth is the Leviathan gas field which sits just offshore from Gaza.

In 2010 the Leviathan discovery was called the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometers of the eastern Mediterranean region.

When coupled with Tamar field, in the same location, discovered one year earlier, they give Israel the potential to become a net energy exporter. Since Russia’s economy depends on oil and gas sales, Putin will not tolerate competition for his government majority-owned oil and gas giant Gazprom to lose its biggest customer.

But there are three Bible prophecies that have the potential to make Israel even more of a target.

Genesis 49:25 “By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.”

Deuteronomy 33:19 “They shall call the peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas And of treasures hidden in the sand.”

Isaiah 45:3 “I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.”

If the carefully guarded Golan oil find of October 2016, or a find not known yet, were to make Israel an even bigger threat, Vladimir Putin will be pulled literally with ‘hooks in his jaw’ (Ezekiel 38:4) to take the plunder to protect Russia’s economy.

The road to Gog and Magog gets even shorter with the world’s longest natural gas pipeline.

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(more on the war of Gog and Magog see BP 101 chapter 6 here)

LEADERS WARN PEACE PROCESS DOOMED AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCEMENT


JPost: World leaders warned that US President Donald Trump may have doomed the peace process and called for calm in the wake of violent threats from the Arab world.

The EU calls on all actors on the ground and in the wider region to show calm and restraint in order to prevent any escalation,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also expressed concern in New York: “I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians,” Guterres said. more …

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY: The EU comment is a pathetic reminder of Obama/Kerry moral equivalence:

Scenario: Hamas sets up rocket sites in schools and hospitals before firing hundreds of rockets into southern Israel with the intention of killing Jewish civilians – Israel responds by taking out the rocket sites causing unavoidable civilian causalities and both sides are asked to use restraint … rinse – repeat.

The UN chief is concerned about the prospect for peace when there has not been one for 70 years. Mahmoud “I will not accept a Jewish state” Abbas has not changed his tune, and we learned in April from Hamas (‘chamas’ Hebrew for violence) leaders that they have no intention of putting down their weapons or softening their charter:

Article 19 of the New Hamas Charter repeats that there will never be peace so long as Israel still exists. It declares: “We do not leave any part of the Palestinians’ land, under any circumstances, conditions or pressure, as long as the occupation remains. Hamas refuses any alternative which is not the whole liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.”

But the most stinging criticism came from someone who would know better if he would open a Bible. Pope Francis the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics prayed for the status quo. In other words, keep Arab control of the Temple Mount where they pray at a mosque 5 times per day, but where Jews are not allowed to pray.

Let the status quo continue with stabbings and car rammings, and let the Arabs stage riots over metal detectors after three Palestinians shot and killed two Israeli police in cold blood on July 14, 2017 on the Temple Mount .

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Francis’ concern that he wants Jerusalem to be a place for Muslims, Christians and Jews to pray freely is disingenuous at best and downright dishonest at worst. It is because of the democratic principles of the Israeli government that Muslims and Christians can pray freely in Israel. No other country in the Middle East has such freedoms.

Ironically it is Jews that aren’t allowed that freedom by the Muslims who were given control of the temple mount as a gesture of peace in 1967 (source).

President Trump called out the enemies of God and His covenant land yesterday.

Bring it …

Netanyahu: Israel already holding talks with other countries, who will make a similar recognition


Netanyahu’s public address on Monday evenings (GPO)PM addresses Wednesday’s historic events to Israel FM, “Israel already holding talks with other countries, who will make a similar recognition, Dec. 7, 2017.

Prime Minister Netanyahu again addressed Wednesday’s historic event, speaking to Israel’s Foreign Ministry Thursday morning. He reported that Israel is “already holding talks with other countries, who will make a similar recognition.”

He started by stating “We were all excited last night to hear President Trump’s historical announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This announcement, obviously, is based on ancient rights. The Jewish people made Jerusalem their capital 3,000 years ago. This is where our forefathers walked, this is where our kings ruled. This is where our prophets prophesied. This is where our roots are buried. This is, in essence, our identity card.”… read more

UN Security Council to meet on Jerusalem recognition Friday


UNSC.jpgEight of 15 member states call for meeting on Jerusalem; Turkey claims international laws violated; Arab world condemns USA decision, claims peace process ruined; Netanyahu reports countries already in talks with Israel for moving their embassies; The Philippines to move embassy to Jerusalem, Czech recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Dec. 7, 2017.

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday to address the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as countries globally condemn the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Eight of the fifteen-member council, including Bolivia, the UK, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay called for the meeting following Trump’s address Wednesday, with Turkey’s representative to the United Nations accusing Israel of international law violations…. read more