• If December 21, 2012 is The End of the World, Are You Ready?

    If December 21, 2012 is The End of the World, Are You Ready?

    It is just one day before the world is supposed to end, according to some not-so-experts. Survival gear, Ready-to-Eat meals, guns and ammunition are selling at a brisk pace. Many people are taking the threat of Earth’s end seriously.

    Scientists say that there is no chance that the world will end tomorrow. Theologians postulate that there is no indication in the Bible that December 21, 2012 is the end of the world.

    I have written extensively on the subject, and I am certain that there are no Biblical prophecies that define 12-21-2012 as the final day of the existence of life on earth.

    The Bible does say that the end of the world will come at a specific time, and it actually tells us the precise moment that the end of the world will occur. First Jesus will return to the earth in an event called “The Rapture”. This will happen quickly, violently, and without any warning. Suddenly, perhaps a Billion people will disappear from the earth and be seen no more.

    The Bible describes the Rapture with these words:

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

    Verse 18 encourages those who understand the meaning of these words, to find “comfort” in them. If we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, and are awaiting His return, then these words can bring us great comfort. If on the other hand, we have not committed our life to Jesus Christ, then the thought of a Billion people suddenly vanishing from the face of the earth is very frightening.

  • Bible Studies, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rebuilding the Temple, Rob Robinson, The Book of Revelation

    Posted on September 24th, 2012

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    The Building of the Third Temple in Israel

    The Building of the Third Temple in Israel

    Revelation Chapter 11:1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 “But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. This is a truly amazing chapter in the Book of Revelation. Remember that this was written about 90 A.D., more than 1,900 years ago, and yet it speaks clearly of the temple in Jerusalem being measured. At the time John is writing this, their own temple had already been destroyed in 70 A.D. by Titus and his Roman army. John sees a temple that is future for him, the Third temple that will exist on this site, will not be built until the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation period. You see, we have a bit of a problem right now, in that the Islamic Religious site, the “Dome of the Rock”, occupies the Temple mount site in Jerusalem. How is it that John knew 1900 years ago, that a gentile religious building would occupy the temple mount site, other than the temple itself? If you think about it, this is an outrageous thought to any Fundamentalist Jew. That a gentile religious site would share the temple mount site with their temple. And yet 1900 years ago, John sees that there is just such a structure there in the outer court of the temple, amazing!

  • What is the Big Deal with Israel?

    What is the Big Deal with Israel?

    Have you ever wondered why the entire world seems to be making such a big fuss over the tiny little nation of Israel?

    The land mass of Israel is about the size of the state of New Jersey. You could drive across the entire country lengthwise in about 2 hours.

    One of the better Bible Prophecy web sites on the Internet, devotes most of their resources to tracking the daily activity that is centered around the nation of Israel. With all of the activity by Secretary of State Clinton, a huge push is underway to secure a peaceful solution to the tensions in that part of the middle east.

    Okay, okay, so there is lot’s of activity on Israel now, but all this attention on Israel has not just occurred at this place in history. The interest and focus of the world has been on Israel since she became a nation again in 1948. The Palestinians insist that the land is theirs, the Jews insist that God gave the land to them as an eternal inheritance. The rest of the world watches the two sides fight over property rights like two small children screaming that the toy is “Mine”.

    The purpose of this post is to point out that the real reason that the tiny little nation of Israel is on the hearts and minds of the whole world, is because this land is on the heart and mind of the Lord of Heaven. Every since the Lord called Joshua to bring the former complaining and doubting children of Israel out from the desert, into their own land, the land of Israel has been a huge priority for the Lord.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on July 25th, 2010

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    Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple in Brazil

    Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple in Brazil

    This week, as Jews around the world observed the fasting day of Tisha B’av, commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Jewish Temples in ancient Jerusalem, a Brazilian megachurch received planning permission to build a 10,000-seat replica of Solomon’s Temple in the city of São Paulo. As Tom Phillips of The Guardian noted, a Brazilian newspaper, Estado de São Paulo, reported that the church will cost an estimated $200 million and should be completed in four years. According to a post on the blog of Bishop Edir Macedo, the founder of Brazil’s evangelical Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, which is building the replica, the structure will be 180 feet high, making it nearly twice as tall as the Christ the Redeemer statue that towers over Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Macedo also said that stones of the same type used by Solomon had been ordered from Jerusalem to be used in a complex which will also house 36 Bible schools, television and radio studios and a 1,000-space parking lot.

  • Bible Studies, Israel Fulfilled Prophecy, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on July 19th, 2010

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    The 9th of Av (July 19), An Important Prophetic Day

    The 9th of Av (July 19), An Important Prophetic Day

    This peculiar date on the Hebrew calendar seems to be a date of destiny. On the 9th of Av in the year 586 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Solomon’s Temple and deported the inhabitants of Jerusalem to Babylon. In 70 A.D. the Romans destroyed the Second Temple, unknowingly fulfilling Jesus’ predictions.2 Again, the date on the Hebrew calendar was the 9th of Av. After being delivered from Pharaoh’s slavery in Egypt through the Red Sea, and arriving at Kadesh-Barnea but lacking the faith to enter the Promised Land, God decreed that that generation would never enter His Land. It seems that this, too, was on the 9th of Av. The famous Bar Kokhba revolt against the Romans was squelched when Bethar, the last stronghold of the Jewish leaders, fell in 135 A.D. The date was the 9th of Av. One year later, in 136, the Roman Emperor Hadrian established the heathen temple to Jupiter on the site of the Jewish Temple and rebuilt Jerusalem as a pagan city named Aelia Capitolina, and renamed the land asPalestina, to distance its Jewish heritage. (This attempt to disavow the land from its Jewish roots was echoed by the British in their labeling the land “Palestine.”) The date when the Temple area was plowed under by the Romans was, again, the 9th of Av.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Israel Fulfilled Prophecy, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on July 19th, 2010

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    Israel Wants Their Temple Back

    Israel Wants Their Temple Back

    Israelis on Monday evening marked the beginning of Tisha B’Av, the national day of mourning over the loss of Israel’s ancient temples. The First Temple was destroyed 2,500 years ago by the Babylonians, and the Second Temple was demolished 2,000 years ago by the Romans. To mark the day, the Knesset TV Channel conducted a survey asking Israelis if they desire the building of a Third Temple. A 49 percent plurality said they do. Only 23 percent said they do not want a Third Temple. However, 48 percent said they don’t think the State of Israel should take active steps to reclaim control of the Temple Mount and build a Third Temple there. Israelis across the board fear the hostile and violent international and Muslim reaction that such a move would certainly evoke. The Muslim authorities that today control the Temple Mount play off those fears, and Jews are rarely allowed to visit the site. Jews and Christians alike are forbidden to utter prayers or carry Bibles atop the Temple Mount.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Middle East, Rebuilding the Temple, The Tribulation

    Posted on July 15th, 2010

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    ‘The Temple Will Never Be Rebuilt’, Islamist Movement Says

    ‘The Temple Will Never Be Rebuilt’, Islamist Movement Says

    In the eleventh chapter of the Book of Revelation, John is told to take a measuring device and to measure the temple in Jerusalem. He is told to leave the outer court for it has been given to the Gentiles. Today, through the hard work of Dr. Asher Kaufman we know that there is an area just north of the current ‘Dome of the Rock” on the temple mount in Jerusalem, where there is an open area where a new third temple could be rebuilt. If the Temple is constructed on this present site, the Holy of Holies would align perfectly with the Eastern gate. In the previous two temple erected on the temple mount, both were aligned also with the Eastern gate.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Breaking News, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on March 29th, 2010

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    Group Wants to Replace Temple Mount Mosques with Jewish Temple

    Group Wants to Replace Temple Mount Mosques with Jewish Temple

    A right-wing group announced a campaign Sunday ahead of the Passover festival calling for the construction of the Jewish Temple on the location of the existing temple mount mosques.
    The extreme right-wing Our Land of Israel party (Eretz Israel Shelanu) said it intended to mount an extensive bus campaign, with the slogan “May the Temple be built in our lifetime,” along with an artist’s rendition of the completed temple.
    One of the party’s leaders, Baruch Marzel, said that it was “a legitimate campaign meant to convey a message to the Arabs.
    “The mosque on the temple mount is temporary,” Marzel continued, referring to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosques, “and it’s only a matter of time before the Temple which the entire people of Israel are waiting for will be built.”

  • Breaking News, Israel Fulfilled Prophecy, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on March 21st, 2010

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    Temple Institute Wants to Offer Biblical Passover Sacrifice

    Temple Institute Wants to Offer Biblical Passover Sacrifice

    (IsraelNN.com) The Temple Mount Institute has filed suit in its fight for the right to sacrifice a sheep on the Temple Mount prior to Passover, as commanded in the Torah.
    “The command to perform a Paschal [Passover] sacrifice is a positive commandment; the punishment for failing to perform it is ‘karet’ [lit. -- 'cut off', meaning that a person is cut off from the Nation of Israel], and it can be performed only on the day before Passover and only on the Temple Mount,” the organization explained in a petition to the Supreme Court. Fighting the group’s request are the Israel Police, who argue that the sacrifice would lead to Muslim riots and thus threaten public safety.

  • Israel in the News, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on March 6th, 2010

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    United Nations Worried Over Temple Mount Riots

    United Nations Worried Over Temple Mount Riots

    The head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on Saturday slammed Israel’s actions on the Temple Mount Friday.

    OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu decried what he called Israel’s “abuse” of worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque. He said Israel’s actions were in violation of international law and could lead to a religious war. Ihsanoglu called on the international community to stop the “Israeli attacks” on religious sites.
    Approximately 20 policemen and dozens of Palestinians were wounded in the riots, the latest in a flare of violent incidents over Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s announcement incorporating the Cave of the Patriarch’s in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem onto Israel’s list of national heritage sites.
    The United Nations Security Council also expressed concern over the riots.
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement released Friday evening that Israel had crossed every red line and made prospects for peace even dimmer in clashing with Muslim worshipers.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Israel in the News, Rebuilding the Temple, Signs on the Earth

    Posted on November 1st, 2009

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    Where’s the compromise over the Temple Mount?

    Where’s the compromise over the Temple Mount?

    One of the most widely respected Zionist rabbis in the country, Chief Rabbi of Haifa She’ar Yashuv Cohen, has long championed a change in the status quo on the Temple Mount. Cohen, who has chief responsibility for the Chief Rabbinate’s dialogue with the Vatican and has had tremendous success in working together with the large non-Jewish communities in Haifa, has for many years been trying to gain support among both his rabbinic colleagues and the political echelon for establishing a synagogue on the Temple Mount.

    Indeed, “mainstream Israelis,” on whose behalf the Post purports to be speaking, would find a much higher comfort level and far more common ground with the rabbis who support Jews entering and praying on the Temple Mount than with those rabbis who favor a ban on Jewish entry.

  • Archeology, Israel in the News, Jesus v. Everything, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on October 29th, 2009

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    Temple Warning To Gentiles Found

    Temple Warning To Gentiles Found

    When king Herod had rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem between 19 and 9 B.C. he enclosed the outer court with colonnades. The large separated area was referred to as the Court of the Gentiles because the “gentiles” (non-Jews from any race or religion) were permitted to enter this great open courtyard of the Temple area. They could walk within in it but they were forbidden to go any further than the outer court. They were excluded from entering into any of the inner courts, and warning signs in Greek and Latin were placed giving strict warning that the penalty for such trespass was death.

  • Archeology, Bible Prophecy Updates, Israel in the News, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on October 28th, 2009

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    2,000 Year Old Tunnel Found Under Temple Mount

    2,000 Year Old Tunnel Found Under Temple Mount

    Israeli archaeologists stumbled upon an important historical find outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, on the steep road leading down to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9:1-11). They had been digging in the area for three months, searching for what was the main road in Jerusalem during biblical times.

    The sudden collapse of a stone wall revealed a hole, and when archeologists Eli Shukron and Ronny Reich climbed in the spectacle before them took their breath away. They found themselves in a well-preserved tunnel made of hewn stones, about seven meters (yards) below today’s streets. It is about 70 meters long, 2 to 2.5 meters high and 1 meter wide.

    “The discovery of the tunnel was a total surprise,” Shukron told Israel Today during a tour of the site. “As we were entering, we also discovered the street we were searching for, above us. The street was used by Jewish pilgrims to ascend to the Temple on the three great pilgrimage festivals of Passover, Shavuot [the Feast of Weeks] and Sukkot [the Feast of Tabernacles].”

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Israel in the News, Rebuilding the Temple, The Antichrist

    Posted on October 28th, 2009

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    The Coming Messiah in Israel

    The Coming Messiah in Israel

    When the Messiah actually does arrive on the scene, how will the current Jews in Israel recognize Him and what are the charachteristics that the Rabbis in Israel are looking for in their Messiah?

    I recently visited a web site called “Judaism 101″ in which they describe the various aspects of what they imagine their Messiah, or “Mashiach” will be like. The following is a brief description:

    “The mashiach will be a great political leader descended from King David (Jeremiah 23:5). The mashiach is often referred to as “mashiach ben David” (mashiach, son of David). He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments (Isaiah 11:2-5). He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military leader, who will win battles for Israel. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33:15). But above all, he will be a human being, not a god, demi-god or other supernatural being.”

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Israel in the News, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on October 26th, 2009

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    Violent Clash Erupts at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

    Violent Clash Erupts at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

    JERUSALEM — Israeli police firing stun grenades faced off Sunday against masked Palestinian protesters hurling stones and plastic chairs outside the Holy Land’s most volatile shrine, where past violence has escalated into prolonged conflict.
    A wall of Israeli riot police behind plexiglass shields marched toward young men covering their faces with T-shirts and scarves, sending many of them running for cover into the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the Islamic structures in the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
    They remained holed up in the mosque with police outside for several hours until dispersing before nightfall. Eighteen protesters were arrested, and no serious injuries were reported. But even mild troubles at the disputed compound in Jerusalem’s Old City can quickly ignite widespread unrest, and police remained on high alert.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Rebuilding the Temple, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 14th, 2009

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    Rebuilding the Temple

    Rebuilding the Temple

    How is it that John knew 1900 years ago, that a gentile religious building would occupy the temple mount site, other than the temple itself? If you think about it, this is an outrageous thought to any Fundamentalist Jew. That a gentile religious site would share the temple mount site with their temple. And yet, 1900 years ago, John sees that there is just such a structure there, in the outer court of the temple, AMAZING!

    John is told to take a “Reed” a device used during that time for measuring things.He is to go and measure the temple. He is told to not measure the “outer court” because it “Has been given to the Gentiles.”

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Rebuilding the Temple

    Posted on October 12th, 2009

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    Muslim Leaders want the Jewish Temple Rebuilt

    Muslim Leaders want the Jewish Temple Rebuilt

    For more than 50 years those who study Bible Prophecy have wondered how it would be possible that the Temple could ever be built upon the current Temple mount in Jerusalem, in light of the fact the Muslim Mosque of Omar, or Dome of the Rock currently occupies this site.

    It was inconceivable that the Muslim world would ever endorse the building of a New Jewish Temple on the site that their Muslim Mosque occupied. At least until April of 2009.