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Today is Tish B' Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, the date in history when both the first and second temples were destroyed. Rabbi Yoel Keren in Jerusalem tells us that the Jews mourn over these destructions but also are praying for a Temple to be rebuilt by next year at this time.
Rabbi Yoel Keren: Well that is really the question now. The question is why are we doing this? Has the mourning and the sitting on the floor and the reading Lamentations, has it become a goal in and of itself or are we doing it for a reason, are we doing it to motivate ourselves to get back and find the will of God and seek His will, and seek to be with Him and to do what He wants of us or has we just become used to the mourning and that in itself is the goal? That is the question.
That is what we are trying to get people to realize. The Temple Institute just put out a new video that is a feed of all the people sitting on the floor in the synagogue on the ninth of Av, they are all mourning and the rabbi is up there, he is crying and the children are in a room to the side and one boy stands up and points at a picture of the Temple and starts to talk to the other children and the kids all have these toy tool belts, they all strap on these tool belts and they all walk out and pull their fathers up off the floor and say come let's go build it! That is the question the Jewish people are beginning to ask themselves. God willing they will come to the right conclusion soon.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
As the Jews pray for the next Temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem, they have already prepared everything for construction to begin on that Temple.
For over 25 years, men who claim to be Jewish priests who will be able to operate the Temple have been studying to do the duties of the next Temple. They have prepared all the implements, they have a red heifer, they know exactly where the Ark of the Covenant is, they are ready to rebuild the Temple as Bible prophecy calls for them to do in Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 11:1,2. These passages of Scripture tell us that there will indeed be a Temple on the Temple Mount in the Tribulation Period, that seven years of judgment yet to come which begins right after the Rapture of the Church.
With everything ready to build the next Temple on the Temple mount in Jerusalem, indeed Bible prophecy is ready to be fulfilled.