August 03, 2006

Thousands of Jews gathered at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to pray for the Jewish Temple to be rebuilt

Because of intelligence reports of possible violence, Jerusalem police have closed the Temple Mount to all non-Muslim visitors as the nation of Israel marks the day Tish B'Av and the destruction of the two previous biblical Jewish Temples.

Intelligence reports had indicated that thousands of Muslims were planning to flock to the site to protect it from Jews who were planning to visit on Tish B'Av and possibly move to start reconstruction of the next Jewish Temple. Thousands of Jewish worshippers did gather at the seven gates leading up onto the Temple Mount to read the biblical book of Lamentations as they mourned the destruction of the previous two Jewish Temples and to pray for a rebuilt Temple to be on the Temple Mount next year on Tish B'Av.

Jimmy's Prophetic Propsective on the News

Thousands of Jews praying at the gates to the Temple Mount for the Temple to be rebuilt does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. The Jewish holy day of Tish B'Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, is a day of mourning for the Jewish people.

It is the day on the Jewish calendar in 586 BC when the first Temple was destroyed, and the same calendar date, in 70AD, that the second Temple was destroyed. Howerver, it is also a day of prayers for the future Temple to be built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a prayer of the Jewish people on a daily basis all through the year.

This prayer will one day be answered when Jesus Christ returns to the earth, Zechariah 14:4, to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and He builds His Temple, Zechariah 6:12, where He will rule and reign for a thousand years, Zechariah 6:13. But, I must remind you there are two Temples in the future for the Jewish people: the one that Jesus Christ will build and the one that man will build during the seven year Tribulation Period as referred to in the book of Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 11:2. The preparations for the next Temple have already been made, and there are those in Jerusalem ready to start construction of the next Temple.

Tish B'Av is a reminder there will be a Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, possibly very soon.