May 30, 2007

The Israeli High Court has rejected a Muslim burial site next to the Temple Mount

In a ruling by the Israeli High Court of Justice, it upheld the decision by Israeli Public Security Minister Avi Dichter to ban Muslim burial sites on the grounds immediately Southeast of the Temple Mount which is designated as part of a national park.

The area, which borders the Eastern Wall of the Temple Mount, is believed to have contained important archaeological artifacts from the first temple period which is an extremely sensitive area in that the Temple Mount is considered Judaism's holiest site and the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The proposed Muslim burial site that has been rejected by Israel's High Court of Justice, has prophetic significance in light of the End Times scenario for the Temple Mount found in Bible prophecy.

The Israeli High Court of Justice decision to uphold a ban on any new Muslim burial sites next to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a major decision by Israel in the preservation of Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount. On a site that has never been a cemetery, the Muslim's have endeavored to establish a Muslim burial site in order to prevent any excavations of the surrounding area next to the Temple Mount that will contradict the Muslim claim that there has never been a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest site on Earth.

The prophetic significance to this unfolding scenario could be, and in fact, is indeed found in the pages of Bible prophecy. Zechariah said that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem would be a very sensitive location in the Last Days, Zechariah 12:2. The Psalmist said that the Lord has chosen this location to dwell among His people forever, Psalm 132:13-14. Ezekiel revealed the future temple that will stand on this spot, a temple built by Jesus Himself, Ezekiel 40-46.

The Muslim desire for a burial site next to the Temple Mount is indeed a step towards the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.