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  • Steve M
    Posted at 15:37h, 18 February

    I’ve always held the opinion that the only way for Israel to get control of the Temple Mount will be by force or the result of winning a battle/war. That could coincide with the 7 year peace treaty. Ask yourself, why would Israel’s sworn enemies who want to see them wiped from the planet sign a peace treaty with them that allows them to rebuild a third temple except for the result of getting their butts kicked? Even after Israel winning such a battle, they still allow the devils to have a place on the TM as the Gentiles will still hold the outer court. I’ve always wondered what Jordan’s role in all this will be.

  • Javier
    Posted at 17:25h, 18 February

    Joel

    That’s an interesting reading. It is said that Obama and Kerry are pressing the Israeli goverment to make great consessions to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians through the plan they have made to achive this. Let’s not forget that the scenario presented in Revelation 11:1-3 is of one Jewish Temple yet the city of Jerusalem is given to the gentiles.

    God bless.

  • David W. Lincoln
    Posted at 01:48h, 19 February

    Let’s face it, Jerusalem does not trust the Arabs, or the EU, or the UN, when it comes to access to holy sites.

    So, what other options are there? Plus, when you have Christians entering the IDF, the door is open for a number of things to take place.

  • Jim
    Posted at 03:58h, 19 February

    In Matthew 24:2 Yeshua prophesized that “not one stone will remain on another.” From this we know that the Western Wall is NOT part of Herod’s Temple since those stones are still standing. Thus the Dome of the Rock is not on the temple site. (it is likely the Western Wall is from the Antonia Fortress.)

    IMO Israel will make a discovery that will open their eyes to this fact and the new temple will be built on its correct site but the outer court will be left to the Gentiles (the Dome of the Rock.)

  • Robert Macniel
    Posted at 14:49h, 20 February

    I think at some point Israel will come to realize that it will never be allowed to come to fullness when it will seek the approval of the US, EU or even the Arabs. And when they finally realize that they will just go ahead and claim what is rightfully theirs anyway and build their Temple. The right kind of political figures stepping up could also speed thing up. From the look of it Feiglin could be the one to just go ahead and build that Temple regardless off what the rest of the world thinks. All that is needed it seems is for him to be in the position that Bibi is in now.

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:44h, 21 February

    Steve,

    The answer to your question is actually very simple. Muslims use peace treaties as the means to defeat their enemies. This is after the pattern of Muhamamd and what is called the treaty of Hudaibiyah. While the radicals may not agree, those posing as moderates would indeed do so, which is specifically what the Bible says the Antichrist will do. Its says he will use deception to gain power over and the trust of Israel. There is no need for Israel to win any major war.

  • Steve
    Posted at 12:21h, 24 February

    Yeah Joel, kinda like Dan 8:25, 11:21-23. Also, Do you think the revealing of ark of the covenant will play some sort of role in the rebuilding of the Temple? This could bring even secular Jews into the mix as a “national pride” type thing.

  • Joel
    Posted at 12:33h, 24 February

    Time will tell. We can only speculate.

  • Christopher
    Posted at 00:02h, 25 February

    Joel,
    You State In Your Comment That ‘There Is No Need For Israel To Win Any War’.
    Does Not Israel Win The War In Ezekiel 38.
    It Is My Belief That The Antichrist Comes After This War. What Better Time To Build The Temple Than After a Great Victory.
    I Think Islam Will Experience Defeat But Will celebrate the building of The New Solomons Temple. Time Will Certainly tell.

  • Joel
    Posted at 00:27h, 25 February

    Hi Christopher,

    The idea that Israel wins this war is a significant misconception. The battle ends with Israel being returned from captivity among the surrounding nations. The Battle of Gog of Magog as described in Ez. 38-39 is simply one more retelling of the wars of the Antichrist and his armies. I have several article son this in the article section, but I would highly encourage you to get my book Mideast Beast.

    Blessings

  • Christopher
    Posted at 01:31h, 25 February

    Joel,
    If I Hear You Correctly You Are Saying That Israel will Once Again Go Into Captivity?(Ezekiel 39:25)
    I would strongly Disagree With This Belief.
    I Believe This Is a Reference To Israel’s Previous Captivity And Dispersion And The Judgment Against Israel And The Completion Of Transgression.
    (Daniel 9:24)
    Since Israel Has Been Brought Back From Captivity, They will Never Again Go Into Exile Or Captivity.

  • Joel
    Posted at 02:01h, 25 February

    Christopher,

    The coming partial but dramatic exile of much of Israel is a concept that is replete throughout the prophets. Jesus also makes it clear that when the Antichrist invades Israel during the “days of vengeance”, many of the inhabitants will be taken away as captives to the surrounding nations.

    Because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. “Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people; and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Luke 21:22-24

    The reference in Ezekiel takes place after the destruction of Gog and his armies. This is yet future. It is clearly after all of Israel comes to know the Lord. This has not yet happened. This takes place at the end when Jesus returns. We must submit our opinions to the Scriptures.

    “And the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God from that day onward. “The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword. “According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.”’” Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Now I will fnrestore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name. They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they fnperpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid. When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified fnthrough them in the sight of the many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer. I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 39)

    Curiously, why do you capitalize every word?

    I hope this has helped bring clarity.

    Blessings

  • Christopher
    Posted at 18:41h, 25 February

    Thanks Joel,
    That Did Help Me Understand The Timeline That You Present. I understand The Events a Little Differently. The Days Of Vengeance Are For The Victory Of Ezekiel 38,39.
    Israel Wins Against This Prince And Will Then Enter a Peace Treaty.
    They Will Proclaim ‘Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace.
    During The So-Called Time Of Peace the Temple Will Be Rebuilt Only To Be Trampled Later By The Antichrist And The Gentiles.
    I Am Just Sharing My Perspective Of The Scriptures And Do Not State Thus As Fact.
    Thank You For Your Time And Patience In Sharing Your Perspective. We Should Be Quick To Listen And Slow To Judgment.
    My Smart Phone Capitalizes Every Word Automatically, I Apologize. I Just Enjoy Your Conversations And Would Like To Comment From Time To Time.
    Please Forgive My Failure To Provide Scriptural References In Above Comments.
    I Know The Word Abides In You Richly.

  • Christopher
    Posted at 02:19h, 28 March

    Hey i was wondering how long till the 3rd temple mount is built the rapture should happen sood wondering how it went exactly with revelation prophecy i believe it will be built after the rapture saw it was only 4 1/2 hrs a day the jewish people can work on it popular belief is after anyways god bless

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