Friday, February 11, 2011

Temple Institute Publishes Blueprints for Third Temple

By Chris Perver
Prophecy in the News

The Temple Institute, an organization which has tasked itself with preparing for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, has published the first set of blueprints for a small part of the building. Architects have completed work on an area known as the 'Chamber of Hewn Stone', the place where the 71 members of the Sanhedrin are to sit.

The Sanhedrin is a religious council that is made up of 71 of the most learned Jewish scholars in the land of Israel. The Sanhedrin, which presided over the trial of the Lord Jesus Christ, was dissolved in the year 358 AD. The council was officially reconvened on the 13th of October, 2004. Often in direct opposition to government policy, they have taken on various projects, such as planning for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple and anointing a king to replace the democratically elected Knesset. They have in the past attempted to reinstate the sacrificial system, which the Bible prophesies will recommence just prior to or during the tribulation period (Daniel 9:27).
But as you can see from what is happening today, this rebuilding of the Temple is being done in unbelief. The very fact that the Sanhedrin have focused their attention on designing the building where they will sit, rather than on God's dwelling place, shows just how full of self-importance they are. It seems that even God Himself must take second place to them.
The same mindset still exists in the Sanhedrin today. This is still very much 'their house', and it will remain desolate until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This will be the house that the Antichrist will eventually defile during the tribulation period (2nd Thessalonians 2:4). Only when the Jewish people recognize the Lord Jesus as their Messiah, will the Lord return and set up His kingdom (Zechariah 12:10).

Praise God that we are alive to witness these events coming to pass. How close must be the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. At His first coming, John records that "He came unto his own, and his own received him not" (John 1:11). The Jewish Sanhedrin and the nation in general did not recognize Christ at His first coming. But the Bible says that "as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12). Have your sins been forgiven? Have you believed on Jesus Christ for salvation? He came into this world the first time that He might "put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself" (Hebrews 9:26). And Hebrews 9:28 promises that "unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation". Don't wait until it's too late. Turn away from your sin, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation today.

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Mid Stutsman said...

Don, this is very interesting in light of what's going on with Israel's enemies that surround her... !!!

Don said...

I believe that many of the events we see rapidly taking place around the world are all part of the Lord God's plan for the endtimes. There are many such events today...too numerous to mention here...but, the Egyptian situation and the Sanhedrin's plans for a third Temple are certainly included among them.

Although Egypt's dictoratorship would appear to have ended, my fear is that the Muslim Brotherhood will soon control the country with Islam's Sharia law. If that happened, it would be a major step toward having Israel surrounded with the goal of destroying her, as well as their goal toward total domination of the Middle East and the world. Of course, Scripture predicts Israel will be surrounded by enemies who would attempt to destroy that nation.

We know from Scripture that a third Temple will be built. The Temple furniture is ready for use...the blue dye for the Priest's robes has been found...aggressive efforts to locate a red heifer are being carried out...Priests have been selected and are being trained for animal sacrifice...and much more. And, now we have learned that final architectural plans for a portion of the Temple have been made public.

All of the many events are can be viewed as a huge jig-saw puzzle with pieces quickly falling into place. The picture now can be clearly seen. Each day brings us one day closer to that great day believers are longing for. Watch, pray, and keep looking up!



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