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Israeli members of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, are protesting the closing of the Temple Mount to Jewish worshipers due to a threat by the Muslim community to attack any Jews on the Temple Mount which the Israeli legislators say is a surrender to terrorism. These Jewish leaders say the Israeli government has issued another blow to the Jewish rights to worship freely in the land of Israel and especially on the Temple Mount, the most sacred site in the world for the Jewish people - the site of the previous Jewish temples and the expected site for the next Jewish temple.
The Knesset members say the Jerusalem police officials instead of sending signals to the terrorists of Jewish fear, they should back the Israeli citizens, pursue the terrorists, and send a strong message of determination and unwillingness to concede to terrorism.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The closing of the Temple Mount to Jewish worshipers because of a threat of a terrorist attack is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Jerusalem police have the constant concern about security on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem especially when there seems to be a conflict between the Muslims and the Jews who both use the site as a place of worship. Jewish worshipers recognize the security concerns but are dismayed by their own government for condescending to a Muslim threat of attacks on Jewish worshipers on the Temple Mount resulting in the closing of this sacred Jewish site to the Jewish worshipers.
This scenario sees the Israeli government playing into the hands of terrorists as was foretold 2500 years ago by the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah. The Lord told Zechariah (Zechariah 1:14) that He was jealous over the Temple Mount. Actually, the Hebrew says, that the Lord is "arrogantly possessive" of this sacred spot. The Lord also said that He was very displeased with those who are arrogantly secure on the Temple Mount hindering the Jewish worshipers from entering that spot (Zechariah 1:15). The Lord Jesus Christ will come one day and settle the question by building His temple there on the Temple Mount (Zechariah 1:16).
Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.