March 29, 2016

An Islamic leader claims that Israeli PM Netanyahu is preparing to rebuild the Jewish Temple

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At a conference held in Doha Qatar, an Islamic cleric told the attendees that the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu may try to build the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and he said that when the Jews build the Temple, they will do so upon the destruction of the al Aqsa Mosque, a site sacred to Moslems.

Sheikh Salah said the solution to the Jewish threat against Jerusalem is a complete mobilization of the Arab world including the religious leaders who need to act and recruit the Moslem masses to confront their duty towards the problem in Jerusalem and al Aqsa Mosque.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The claim by a Moslem cleric that Israeli PM Netanyahu will try to rebuild the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem has an interesting connection to what Bible prophecy says about that coming Temple.

My experience with the Israeli government is that they steer clear from any action or statements that refer to the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Israeli political leaders recognize this issue as very controversial and that it could lead to a major conflict. Israeli religious leaders, however, recognize that the Bible does speak of the previous Jewish Temples and a coming Temple to be built in Jerusalem.

Three thousand years ago, King Solomon built the first Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, II Chronicles 3. That Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians, was rebuilt by Jews returning from the Babylonian cativity under the leadership of Zerubbabel, Ezra 1-6. The Temple in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus, Herod's Temple, was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Bible prophecy reveals there will be another Temple in Jerusalem, in fact, two more temples. Jesus, when He returns, will build His Temple, Zechariah 6:12. But, before that time, during the Tribulation Period, there will be a Temple built in Jerusalem, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4 and Revelation 11:1.

Preparations for this next Temple are ready.