New Details Emerge on Rebuilt Altar of Jewish Holy Temple
The recent revelation that Jews associated with the Temple Institute in Jerusalem have completed the sacrificial altar which is a full-scale replica of the altar in front of the temple in Jerusalem which was destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Roman general Titus.
The book of Daniel predicted the end of daily sacrificing and this prophecy has been fulfilled two times already. The first fulfillment of the prophecy to stop the daily sacrificing was done circa 165 BC by Antiochus epiphanies. The second fulfillment of the prophecy by Daniel came to pass in 70 AD when the Roman General Titus defeated the Jews and destroyed the temple and the altar where the daily sacrifices were performed.
In Matthew 24 the disciples of Jesus asked Him what would be the sign of his coming and of the end of this age. Jesus began to list a litany of events, some of which have been ongoing since the crucifixion of Christ.
In Matthew 24:15 Christ makes a statement that has application for our present day. When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,… Verse 16 then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:
The first fulfillment of this prophecy by Jesus Christ was the destruction of the Temple by the Roman General Titus. However, there is yet one to come which is followed by a time like the world has never experienced. (Matthew 24:21) “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
The event Christ was speaking of is yet in front of us and there are certain prophesied events that will take place before the fulfillment of the event mentioned in Matthew 24: 15.
Since Christ referred to Daniel, it is necessary to review the words of Daniel to understand what Christ was prophesying to his disciples and to the world today. The following verses provide the background for Christ’s statement.
Daniel 8:11-12 “Yea, he magnified himself even to the Prince of the Host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
The prophecy is of a great world leader who will stop the daily sacrificing which will start sometime in the 21st century. This individual will be the leader of the entire world as part of the government of the New World order.
The Scriptures indicate that there will be a resumption of daily sacrifices which will come to an abrupt halt signaling the beginning of the great tribulation Daniel 8:13-14. Also, the scriptures indicate
that once the daily sacrificing has been restarted, on possibly this new altar constructed by the Temple Mount Institute, it will continue for a period of 2300 days and then suddenly it will be brought to an end. After the 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation, Christ will return to the “yet to be built third Temple” and Jerusalem and will be the center of worship for the entire world. This stopping of the daily sacrificing is also mentioned in Daniel 9:27. “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifices and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate (desolater)”
The individual spoken of here is the same one mentioned in Daniel 8 who stops the daily sacrifices and establishes himself as the leader of the New World order; the time described in verse 27 is the same as the time of the Great Tribulation mentioned in Matthew 24:21.
At the present time, conditions are not “in place” to allow the construction of a third Temple in Jerusalem and the moving of this newly constructed altar associated with the Temple.
I believe that there will be a triggering event that will cause the Jews to take over the Temple Mount area and construct a third Temple and the altar constructed by the Temple Institute members will be dismantled and reassembled in front of the third Temple. However, the key point to pay attention to has to do with the beginning of the daily sacrifices which will last for 2300 days before they are abruptly stopped by the leader of the New World order and his religious counterpart.
There is not an absolute necessity for the rebuilding of the Temple. However it is necessary for the altar to be in place to begin daily sacrificing as described in Daniel chapter 8. Our book, Woe! Woe! Woe! and then Armageddon” clarifies in an easy reading format the prophecies associated with the daily sacrificing and a future temple.