January 02, 2008

An Israeli government official forbids Jews from praying on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

According to a letter written by Israeli Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, a Jew is not allowed to pray in any overt manner whatsoever on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem even if he is just moving his lips in prayer.

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that it accepted the government's position that it was not opposed to individual Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount providing it was not of a demonstrative nature that could lead to public disorder. an arrest for expressing an outward sign of prayer. Dichter said that it was impossible to arrest a person for conversing with God; however, it was possible to carry out an arrest for expressing an outward sign of prayer.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The fact that the Israeli government can forbid a Jew from praying on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is an indication that Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled and maybe in the near future.

The pronouncement by Israel's Public Security Minister Avi Dichter that Jews cannot move their lips as they pray on the Temple Mount has motivated two Israeli members of the Knesset to challenge this ruling. A number of Jews, including members of the newly reformed Sanhedrin, have been visiting the Temple Mount and offering prayer on the spot on this Earth that is most sacred to the Jewish people. Dichter's order to forbid prayers on the Temple Mount will be met by refusal to obey Israeli law according to sources in the religious Jewish community.

This story is evidence that Zechariah was able to prewrite history in his prophetic passage describing Jerusalem as the center of controversy in the Last Days, Zechariah 12:2-3. The Psalmist recorded God's plan to dwell among the Jewish people forever on the Temple Mount, Psalm 132:13-14. Ezekiel, in Ezekiel 37:26-28 reveals that a Jewish Temple will be on the Temple Mount in the future and once there, forever.

Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount forbidden today will be a daily event in the future according to Bible prophecy.