October 10, 2006

Thousands of Jews gathered at the Western Wall for the Priestly blessing as plans for a synagogue on the Temple Mount were revealed

During the three Jewish feast days that Jews are required to come to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, of which the Feast of Tabernacles is one, those Jewish men who say they are qualified to serve as priests in a future Temple gather at the Western Wall to receive the priestly blessing.

These Jewish worshippers and those of the priestly family received the priestly blessing and at the same time, an Israeli member of Knesset was unveiling a plan to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount for Jewish worshippers. Upon learning of the plan, a Palestinian member of Knesset said that this provocation would bring nothing but war and bloodshed.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Thousands gathering at the Temple Mount for the priestly blessings and the announcement of plans to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount are both events that may well set the Bible prophecy scenario for the Last Days in motion, sooner rather than later.

On an annual basis, since the Jews reunited the city of Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 Six Day War, there have been gatherings at the Western Wall adjacent to the Temple Mount for Jewish men who claim to be of the tribe of Levi, men qualified to be priests in a future Temple who have received the priestly blessings. This year is no exception, and during the Feast of Tabernacles, the largest gathering ever was witnessed by Christian and Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem for the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Then, the announcement from a prominent Jewish political leader of plans to build a Jewish synagogue on the Temple Mount stirred a controversy both among the Jews and the Muslims. The Israeli government has shyed away from any mention of Jewish worship on the Temple Mount of any kind, much less the building of a Jewish place of worship on this holy site. There of course was immediate Muslim reaction to the planned synagogue, a statement of threat for war and bloodshed.

Zechariah, the ancient Jewish prophet said 2,500 years ago that the Temple Mount would be the focus of controversy in the Last Days; an intoxication to those who control it and also a heavy burden for those same people, that's Zechariah 12:2-3. The prophet also said that Jesus Christ would come back to build His Temple on the Temple Mount, that's Zechariah 1:16 and 6:12.

Priestly blessings and a planned synagogue on the Temple Mount do indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.