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A recent survey in Israel reveals the desire of the Jewish people both the religious and secular Jews who want a Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Our broadcast partner, Yoel Keren in Jerusalem has this report for us.
Yoel Keren: Just this last week, major newspapers in Israel, I couldn't believe it, I picked up the paper and I see a large picture of the Temple Mount and it was a new set of surveys of how many people want a Temple on the Temple Mount, how many people believe it's important for Jews to be visiting the Temple Mount. Unbelievably, the percentage of secular, non religious Jews that want Jews on the Temple Mount, that want a Temple is a greater percentage than the Ultra-Orthodox who want the Temple and want Jews on the Temple Mount.
That may be hard to understand, but for an Israeli, he understands the way the Ultra-Orthodox mind thinks and how he believes everything must stay exactly as it is and never change, the Temple is a very frightening thing for him and he doesn't want to think about it. He wants to believe that when the Messiah comes He'll bring the Temple with Him from Heaven or something like that. It may very well be that just as the state of Israel was initially built up by the secular, the Temple may well come about through the same means.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
According to a recent survey taken among both religious and secular Jews in Israel, it was revealed that the mass majority want a Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which is an end time scenario found in Bible prophecy.
According to Bible prophecy, there will be a Temple in Jerusalem, Zechariah 6:12 which says that the Messiah will build a Temple on the Temple Mount, that will be during the Kingdom Period, that thousand year period of time when the Messiah, Jesus Christ comes to rule on the earth. However, other Jewish prophets foretell of a Temple before that Kingdom and that is talking about a Temple that will stand there during the Tribulation Period, Daniel 9:27 also Matthew 24:15 where Jesus said when you see the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, flee for the wilderness. The Apostle Paul wrote also in II Thessalonians 2:4 there will be a Temple where the Antichrist will enter and John the Revelator says that it will happen in the Tribulation Period, Revelation 11:1-2.
This recent survey says that Jews want a Temple in Jerusalem and indeed this is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.