August 08, 2008

Sunday marks the destruction of both the first and second Jewish Temples in Jerusalem

Sunday is Tish B'Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, the day which in 586 BC the Babylonian army under King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and it also marks the day, Tish B'Av in 70AD, that General Titus led the Roman army to destroy the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Jews will gather at the seven gates leading into the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to read the biblical book of Lamentations and pray for a Jewish Temple to be on the Temple Mount next year on Tish B'Av. The desire to rebuild the Jewish Temple has caused a number of Jews to work at making preparations for the next Temple by preparing the implements to be used at the Temple when it is in full operation and to train all the men who will perform those activities at the Temple.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As the Jews mourn the destruction of both their first and second Temples on this Tish B'Av, they also pray for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem which is called for in Bible prophecy, and by the way, all preparations have been made for this Temple to be rebuilt.

Jews, on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, Tish B'Av, go to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to read the book of Lamentations as they mourn over the destruction of the two previous Jewish Temples in the holy city. For almost 2,000 years, there has been no Temple on Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Zechariah 6:12 reveals to us that the Branch, a name for Jesus Christ, will come back to build His Temple. That Temple, the Messiah's Temple as described in Ezekiel 40-46, will be where Jesus Christ will rule and reign during the Millennial Kingdom in the future. However, before Jesus builds His Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Antichrist will help the Jewish people erect a Temple on the Temple Mount, Daniel 11:45. This Temple will be the one desecrated by the Antichrist during the Tribulation Period which follows the Rapture. All preparations have been made for this next Temple to be built.

Tish B'Av and Jewish prayers for the next Temple do indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.