March 21, 2006

Study calls for international supervision of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

According to a recently released study carried out by a Jerusalem think tank, Israelis and Palestinians should allow the international community to supervise Jerusalem's Temple Mount and the city's other holy sites.

The document, titled "Jerusalem's Historic Basin - a Situation Report and Alternatives for a Solution," states that continued full Israeli sovereignty would be rejected by the Palestinians and the international community. The study reveals that Israeli officials in fact receive international sovereignty on the Temple Mount as a desecration and they will endeavor to fight the implementation of such a plan.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

International sovereignty of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is not only opposed by Israeli officials but is also opposed by God, that is according to Bible prophecy. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been the center of Israeli-Palestinian conflicts since Israel gained control of the Temple Mount during the Six-Day War in 1967.

Israeli officials are opposed to international control of the Temple Mount, especially Jerusalem's Mayor Uri Lupolianski who says the proposal is an irresponsible political plan that is simply unacceptable for the most holy site in Judaism which would, as a result of the plan, fall under international control.

Bible prophecy presents a scenario for the End Times that seems to be the next step regarding the Temple Mount. Daniel 9:27, 11:45, both reveal the Antichrist, the one-world, false messiah, will control the Temple Mount during the seven-year Tribulation Period. Zechariah 12:2 says that the Temple Mount will be the center of controversy during that same time period. Also in Zechariah 1:14-16, we see that God's possessiveness of the Temple Mount will lead the Lord to build a Temple there where Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will rule and reign from during the Millennial Kingdom.

A plan to internationalize the Temple Mount in Jerusalem does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.