Jewish Temples Location can be a Game Changer?


John R. Houk

© October 24, 2013

 

WorldNetDaily (WND) is pushing a documentary  by Ken Klein in which it is hinted that the place the world calls the Temple Mount is not the location of where the last two Jewish Temples had existed. I haven’t seen the documentary thus I cannot rightfully concur or disagree with the Klein documentary.

 

Frankly I am not on board with the supposition that the original location of the Jewish Temples and the place to construct the third Jewish Temple is south of what is called the Western Wall which most scholars believe is a surviving wall of Herod’s Temple (which is a refurbished Zerubbabel’s Temple) left after Roman Emperor (Caesar) Titus destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.

 

Klein’s documentary is interesting because there are some implications for Jews and the Jewish State if Klein is correct. You have to understand the two heathen Mosques on the Temple Mount is one of many sources for Jewish Israel’s conflict with the rest of the Muslim Middle East. It means the Western Wall is not a wall of the last Temple. This means Christian Zionists and Conservative minded Jewish activists do not have to support the concept of removing the two Mosques built on what is called the Temple Mount. Removing the Mosques would immediately cause a violent outrage among Muslims and Politically Correct Leftist Multiculturalists. AND so it means moving forward with the construction of a Third Jewish Temple can be undertaken without an immediate spark for the Muslim world to be united to destroy Israel.

 

Of course you have to realize that Jewish/Muslim heritage conflicts surrounding the Temple Mount is only one such cause for Muslim’s to desire the destruction of Israel and the death of Jews in their ancestral homeland. The primary cause is simply Islamic Supremacism and the encoded Jew-hatred of the Quran, Hadith and Sira and the Islamic belief that once a non-Muslim land is conquered it is forever to remain Islamic. This was the problem with Muslims when early Christian Crusaders dislodged Muslim suzerainty of the Holy Land and is the current problem Muslims have with Jews controlling their own land that was conquered by Muslim armies from Christian Byzantines in the early 7th century.

 

So even if the Klein documentary’s theory on the location on the Jewish Temples is proven correct (which I have doubts still) and a Third Jewish Temple is built, ultimately Jew-hatred will still compel Muslim nations to invade Israel. Below is most of the email sent by WND:

 

‘THE LAST SIGN’
A Weapon of Mass Destruction

New documentary reveals truth about the “Temple Mount”

 

By WND Email Alert

Sent: 10/22/2013 5:34 PM

 

Almost one half the world’s population of 7 billion people is either Muslim, Jewish, or Christian. And each is deeply passionate, and religiously invested in a 35 acre parcel of land in Jerusalem called the “Temple Mount.”

The Muslims fiercely believe their prophet Mohammed left his footprints on the rock sitting underneath the Dome of the Rock shrine; the last remaining evidence of his human existence, before he ascended into heaven. The Jews believe the Temple Mount precinct is the very site of their former two temples and will once again be the site of their predicted third temple. The Christians are deeply invested because their prophets have predicted that Jesus will walk through the sealed “eastern gate” and then sit down beginning His Millennium reign from the Jews rebuilt third temple on the “Temple Mount.”

None of these three monotheistic religions can possibly let go of their deeply seated passions connected to this sacred real estate.

But now there is absolute proof; that this is not the actual site, and the unprecedented film, “Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews” proves this fact conclusively with 100% accuracy.

Watch the official trailer here:

 

http://superstore.wnd.com/video/Ken-Klein_2/Jerusalem-and-the-lost-temple-of-the-Jews-DVD#temple1

 

And while these three religions represent not quite one half of the world’s population, the inhabitants of the whole planet are also deeply affected by this 35 acre controversial piece of land.

 

One would think either Washington D.C. or London or Rome, the very locations of political, financial and religious power and authority would far outdistance little ole Jerusalem in world importance, influence, and significance; but no, not even close.

Jerusalem was; and still is, the center of the Earth, and that is because God chose Jerusalem to be the site where He would place His Name. He magnified Jerusalem’s importance by placing His very presence (His Shekinah Glory) in the Temple underscoring His sovereign choice for His Name on this planet. But …currently it does not seem to be the case, and the world community is totally unaware, indifferent and could hardly care less.

Nevertheless; …the implications of this new film;

“Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews”

are indeed monumental…for it will not only shake the modern day Christian prophecy teachers to their core, but it could change the history and political outcome of the entire middle east.

The Jews, who were appointed to be custodians of God’s “Shekinah” Presence, temporarily forfeited the honor. Yet, providence has turned, and they are once again back in their land; after 2000 years of banishment, and now preparing for their third temple, and thus the return of the “Shekinah Presence.”

These people; with their unprecedented history, are tenaciously committed to the rebuilding of their third temple. They whole heatedly believe God will once again bring His Glory back into their third Temple, thus bringing peace to the earth.

But… under these current dynamics what can allow for the building of the third temple? The answer is…nothing!

Watch the second trailer for “Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews” below:

 

http://superstore.wnd.com/video/Ken-Klein_2/Jerusalem-and-the-lost-temple-of-the-Jews-DVD#temple2

 

Currently…we are presently witnessing another fanciful round of peace talks which actually began in 1948, but will once again pitifully fail. This time; lead by Secretary of State John Kerry, they will prove to be futile, and insignificant. It reminds one of the ridiculous efforts of the United States to convince the Japanese to surrender at the end of World War 2.

…But it took a weapon of mass destruction to end WW2.

And it will take another type of “weapon of mass destruction” to end the impasse in the middle east…

…and most specifically with regard to the “Temple Mount” in order to bring an end to the untenable and impossible conundrum that has a choke hold and blinded all the peoples of the earth.

It will not be a chemical, biological or nuclear weapon, but a weapon that is mighty in bringing down strongholds in people’s minds; “a spiritual weapon of mass destruction.”

Deeply imbedded traditional religious views based upon fanciful myths, legends, folklore and false histories must be brought down, and it will take a spiritual weapon to bring this to pass.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Cor 10:1-6

 

This new film “Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews” is that weapon, and that is why it is more than just another DVD.

It is mighty through God to the pulling down of stubborn and persistent strong holds, and the casting down of vain imaginations and baseless religious traditions. It’s unprecedented claims are built on the solid proofs of archeological evidence, eye witness accounts, and co-oberating biblical texts.

You will visit all the sights and see for yourself along with vivid CG animations, re-enactments and expert commentary the truth that can finally be told.

This film promises to alter your world view, reversing the disturbing political impasse of the middle east, as it conclusively and convincingly proves and demonstrates the actual site for the Jews 3rd temple; the residence of God’s Name and His Physical Presence.

Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews” is beyond an historic film, it is a prophecy of what is to come…

“A Spiritual Weapon of Mass Destruction.”

Watch all six of the trailers here:

[Blog Editor: The above link takes you to the WND Superstore for the documentary which is where all six trailers are located.]

 

Annoyingly the WND byline that caught my attention is “A Weapon of Mass Destruction”. That WMD that is implied to destroy Israel’s enemies is the video documentary. Really though the documentary is a controversial theory that definitely is in the minority opinion among Western Christians and Jews.

 

The Temple Mount and Eretz Israel Faithful Movement – Jerusalem puts forth some theories on the location of the Jewish Temples. Principally the location they push is the majority position of the Temple Mount location:

 

The Location of the Temple and the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount:

The Present Dome of the Rock is the Location of the Temple

The Rock Which is Under the Dome of the Rock is the Location of the Holy of Holies

 

TempleMountFaithful.org

 

1,932 years after the destruction of the Second Temple, there are various theories as to the location of the Temple and the Holy of Holies. Some believe that the Temple was located north of the Dome of the Rock while others believe that it was south of the Dome of the Rock. Some of these theories are an attempt at compromise because of the actual situation that the rock is today located under the Dome of the Rock and because of a fear that the removal of the Dome of the Rock and the building of the Temple on this place could cause World War III. These theories do not take into account the fact that no compromise can be made with the Word of Gd Who assigned the location of the Temple and showed it in prophecy to King David.

 

The Third Temple can only be built on the same location which the Gd of Israel indicated to King David in prophecy and where the First and Second Temples were built. The Third Temple and the Holy of Holies cannot be relocated by even one centimeter to the north or south. Only Gd controls war and peace and the destiny of Israel. There is no doubt that Gd is testing Israel today on the Temple Mount, which is the key place in the world. Gd expects Israel to rebuild His house on the correct position on the Temple Mount with no fear of the Moslem enemy which, at the end of the seventh century CE, built the Dome of the Rock on the most holy place of the Gd and people of Israel and desecrated the hill of Gd and revolted against the Word of Gd. Gd promised the people of Israel that in the endtimes He would redeem His holy hill and Jerusalem together with the people and land of Israel and He would protect them and fight for them against the enemies who would try to prevent His prophetic endtime plans for Israel.

 

The conclusion that I immediately want to place before you and for which I will later bring the evidence is that the location of the Temple is in the same location as that of the present Dome of the Rock and that the rock itself is the rock which was in the Holy of Holies and on which the Ark of the Covenant was situated in the First Temple. I will also show that Rabbi Shlomo Goren, z”l, who was the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Defence Force during the Six Day War and later became the Chief Rabbi of Israel, brought a unit of military engineers to the Temple Mount immediately after the war. They surveyed all the Temple Mount according to the Torah, the Mishnah and the Talmud and other sources. His conclusion was that the rock was the rock on which was situated the altar. However, he did not doubt that the rock was in the location of the Temple and that the Dome of the Rock is located there.

 

There are other theories on the location of the Temple. One, that of Dr. Asher Kaufman, locates the Temple north of the Dome of the Rock and states that the Dome of the Spirits is on the rock. Another theory, that of architect Tuvya Sagiv, locates the Temple south of the Dome of the Rock. Neither of these people are archaeologists.

 

In the following article I will bring evidence that will show that the Dome of the Rock is located on the site of the First and Second Temples and that the rock under the Dome of the Rock was in the Holy of Holies.

 

The importance of identifying the real rock that was in the Holy of Holies is that the size of the Temple is very well known and it is thus possible to set its lines from the position of the rock. One of the most important modern researchers and experts of the Temple Mount and the Temple is Rabbi Zalman Menachem Koren. We shall do our best to present the evidence from READ THE REST

 

Yeah I’m not going to do anything to fix the ‘question mark’ punctuation. So essentially the theory runs for Jewish Temple locations north of Dome of the Rock, South of Dome of the Rock and right smack on the Dome of the Rock.

 

If my guesser is working well I believe Klein is pointing to the south of the Dome of the Rock Mosque. That theory runs like this:

 

New Evidence for the Site of the Temple in Jerusalem

(The Complete Abridged Edition of Dr. Martin’s Temple Book Begins After the Two Reviews Presented Below)

 

Associates for Scriptural Knowledge (A.S.K.)

Temple Update Article

Expanded Internet Edition – December 12, 2000

 

“Two Academic Reviews of my New Research in the Book “The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot.”

 

* The first is from: Prof. James D. Tabor, Dept. of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Given in May, 2000.

 

“When I first read of Ernest L. Martin’s thesis that both the 1st and 2nd Jewish Temples, those of Solomon and Herod, were located south of the presently accepted Dome of the Rock location–down in the area of the ancient City of David over the Ophel spring, my reaction was short and to the point–impossible, preposterous!! Having now read his arguments I am convinced this thesis, however revolutionary and outlandish it first appears, deserves careful, academic and critical consideration and evaluation. I am not yet convinced that Martin has ironed out all the problems or handled all the potential objections, yet he has set forth a case that should be heard. His arguments regarding the size of the Fortress Antonia, based on Josephus and other evidence we have about Roman military encampments, must be addressed. He also makes a most compelling argument based on Luke, writing a decade or so after the 70 C.E. destruction, and obviously wanting to report on the lips of Jesus an accurate prediction of the state of things regarding “not one stone left upon another” in the post-War city of Jerusalem. Historians of the Byzantine, Islamic, and Crusader periods are more qualified to judge his arguments from subsequent epochs, however, my initial reading of Martin’s presentation has left me with the same impression–all of this evidence needs to be reexamined in the light of this radical proposal. Martin’s thesis is so bold, so utterly non-conventional, and so potentially upsetting, radically altering central aspects of the theological, historical, cultural, and political understanding of Jerusalem and its holy places, it should not be ignored. I hope Martin’s book will begin a most interesting debate and critical discussion of all relevant issues.”

  

* The second is from: Dr. Michael P. Germano, Editor, bibarch.com. Professor Emeritus Ambassador University, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and who holds earned doctorates from the University of Southern California and the University of La Verne. He has completed post-graduate study in anthropology, archaeology, and theology at Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University at College Station in Texas. You can contact him at PO Box 2494 Cullowhee, NC 28723-2494. It is my pleasure to recommend his excellent BibArch Web Site that explores the world of biblical archaeology. It is fully scholarly and is at http://www.bibarch.com%5D. Given in May, 2000.

 

“This is an unexpected, exceptional analysis of the historical and archaeological data of the Temples of Jerusalem. This new explanation of the venue of the First and Second Temples provides the solution to heretofore incongruous statements in Josephus with the evidence of the biblical and archaeological records. Not only a work of significant scholarly impact it may well serve as the awaited stimulus for the building of Jerusalem’s Third Temple by shifting our collective focus from the Haram esh-Sharif to the area of the Gihon Spring.”

 

[ASK Editor] Note: This article contains many endnotes. These are noted within the text as superscript numbers 1 . Simply click on the number to read the endnote. Then use the browser BACK button to return to where you were in the article. – webmaster.

 

A new and accurate evaluation is essential regarding the site of the former Temples in Jerusalem. Neither the Dome of the Rock near the center of the Haram esh-Sharif in Jerusalem, nor the Al Aqsa Mosque occupying the southern side of the Haram (nor ANY area within the four walls of that Haram) was the real spot in Jerusalem where the holy Temples of God were located. Biblical and literary accounts dogmatically place the site of all the Temples over the Gihon Spring just north of the ancient City of David (Zion) and on the southeastern ridge of Jerusalem. All the present antagonists fighting in Jerusalem over the Temple site are warring over (and for) the wrong place. They need to turn their swords and guns into plowshares.

 

The first source to discover the true site of the Temples in Jerusalem is to read the biblical descriptions about the location of Mount Zion because in the Holy Scriptures the term “Mount Zion” in many contexts is synonymous with the site of the Temples. Any modern map of Jerusalem will correctly indicate the true location of the original Mount Zion (also called the City of David). Zion was situated at the southern end of the southeastern ridge of Jerusalem. This is the section of the city that Josephus (the Jewish historian of the first century) called “the Lower City.” The fact that the original “Zion” was described by Josephus as “the Lower City” became a geographical enigma to early scholars since the Bible itself consistently described “Zion” as a high and eminent place. How could something “high” be legitimately called “low”? 1 This misunderstanding about the former eminence of the southeast ridge was the first confusion that caused even religious authorities to lose the true site of “Mount Zion” and also the location of the Temples. But historical and biblical evidence reviewed and analyzed between the years 1875 and 1885 C.E. 2 finally indicated that the southeast ridge was truly the original Zion.

 

It was the indefatigable efforts of W. F. Birch in England with his numerous articles in the Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly over that decade (along with the discovery in 1880 C.E. of the Hezekiahan inscription about the construction of the tunnel from the Gihon Spring to the southern end of the southeast ridge) that finally settled the controversy over the true location of “Zion.” It was then determined by the scholarly world that the former designation of the southwest hill in Jerusalem as “Zion” (what was written in Josephus as the “City of David” being located in the “Upper City”) was not the correct evaluation for the original site of “Zion.” So, the world finally learned (correctly so) that the southeast ridge was the actual site of “Mount Zion” (the true City of David) and that Jerusalem was built in ancient times around and over the Gihon Spring in order to have water from the only spring within a radius of five miles of the city. This correction was a major step in the right direction in restoring true geographical parameters to Jerusalem. Unfortunately, when the scholars properly returned “Mount Zion” to the southeast ridge, the Temple location was not considered an issue in the matter. They continued to accept that somewhere within the Haram esh-Sharif was the Temple site. This was in spite of the fact that many texts in the Holy Scriptures identified “Zion” as equivalent to the “Temple.” And, the Bible even indicated that the Temple was abutting to the northern side of the “City of David.” This should have been a significant clue to the nineteenth century scholars that the original Temples had to be positioned very near the “City of David.” on the southeast ridge, but those historians failed to make the needed correction. They retained the site of the Temple as being about 1000 feet to the north of the Gihon Spring and that it was once located within the confines of the Haram esh-Sharif. This region had become the popular Temple site since the period of the Crusades (by Christian, Muslim and Jewish authorities). 3 The actual location of all the Temples, however, was over the Gihon Spring immediately to the north of (and abutting to) the City of David. When the Temples are rightly placed at that site, the biblical and historical accounts about “Mount Zion” being equivalent to the “Temple Mount” consistently make sense.

 

The Importance of the Gihon Spring

 

The Gihon Spring is the only spring within the city limits of Jerusalem. We have the eyewitness account of a person from Egypt named Aristeas who viewed the Temple in about 285 B.C.E. He stated quite categorically that the Temple was located over an inexhaustible spring that welled up within the interior part of the Temple.  4 About 400 years later the Roman historian Tacitus gave another reference that the Temple at Jerusalem had within its precincts a natural spring of water that issued from its interior.  5 These two references are describing the Gihon Spring (the sole spring of water in Jerusalem). It was because of the strategic location of this single spring that the original Canaanite cities of “Migdol Edar” and “Jebus” were built over and around that water source before the time of King David. That sole water source was the only reason for the existence of a city being built at that spot.

 

The Gihon Spring is located even today at the base of what was called the “Ophel” (a swelling of the earth in the form of a small mountain dome) once situated just to the north and abutting to “Mount Zion” (the City of David). The Ophel Mound was close to the City of David. David soon began to fill in the area between the two summits with dirt and stones (calling it the Millo or “fill in”) to make a single high level area on which to build his city and after his death the Temple. 6 David’s son Solomon completed the READ THE REST

 

The above essay is from 2000 and is from Dr. Ernest L. Martin’s book “The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot”. You should check out an essay from Dr. Martin entitled “The Temple Mount and Fort Antonia” which posits that the Western Wall considered part of the wall of Herod’s Temple is actually a wall from a Roman fortress called Antonia. Fort Antonia is thought to overlook Herod’s Temple. Martin believes Titus left this structure up as a tribute to Roman architecture after the total destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD. As I wrote above I have not seen Klein’s documentary. If Klein was smart he used some of Dr. Martin’s data to prove his point. Dr. Martin is very convincing with his academic logic but I still have a gut feeling the two Jewish Temples were actually located on the Temple Mount.

 

JRH 10/24/13

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Jesus did Walk the Courts of the Jewish Temple


Jesus Scourages Money Changers 2 lg

John R. Houk

© August 31, 2012

 

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu writing for the Israel National News catches some information that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas calls the existence of the Jewish Temple as alleged. This is typical double speak for claiming the Temple never existed.

 

Then Gedalyahu came up with a bit of logic that is lost on the West. If Abbas is claiming the Jewish Temple never existed then Abbas is saying Jesus never went through the Temple chasing out the money changers. I might it also means Jesus was never dragged to the presence of the Jewish High Priest at the Jewish Temple in the night the Sanhedrin condemned Jesus as a blasphemer for asserting he is the Son of God.

 

These are essential Christian beliefs of which the latter leads to the Lord Jesus Christ’s crucified death, burial and finally bodily Resurrection that delivers humanity from the bondage of this world age in which Satan is influential.

 

Where is the OUTRAGE from Christians in the West, particularly Biblical Christians from America?

 

Part of the lack of outrage is because the Western Mainstream Media (MSM) fails horribly in exposing the hatred that emanates from Islam toward Jews and Christians. There is also fault to pass upon Christian leaders as well. When the pulpit is silent about Palestinian Muslims blaspheming Jesus, then how is the Church to react appropriately in public national prayer to keep the Temple Mount at least as holy to Jews and Christians as it is to Islam.

 

Here is the story.

 

JRH 8/31/12

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Abbas Denies Jewish Temple and Christian Theology

Abbas refers to the “alleged” Jewish Temple, but if not Jewish, how did Jesus chase the money changers?

 

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

First Publish: 8/27/2012, 12:49 PM

Arutz Sheva 7 – Israel National News

 

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas frequently refers to the “alleged” Jewish Temple, but if it was not Jewish, there is no basis for Christian belief, as written in the New Testament in Matthew (21:12), that Jesus chased Jewish “moneychangers” from the Holy Temple. However, Christians so far have not reacted to the implicit denial of their belief.

 

The PA campaign to eradicate Jewish history at the Temple Mount, as well as in the rest of Israel, has escalated sharply in the past two years.

 

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) documented and translated statements from Palestinian Authority leaders, including Abbas, his advisor Ahmad Al-Ruweidi, clerics and ministers, all of whom used the term “alleged Temple” 97 times in 2011 and 2012.

 

PMW pointed out that the number 97 refers only to the term “alleged Temple” and does not include thousands of other denials of the existence of the First and Second Temples and Jewish history in the rest of Israel. Many Jewish sites, such as Rachel’s Tomb at the edge of Bethlehem and less than a mile from Jerusalem, has been given an Arab name by the PA, whose clerics claim it was a Muslim site – before Islam was founded.

 

Last week, Abbas said in the official PA WAFA news agency and in the PA official daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, ”[Israel’s] purpose is to achieve its black goals: Destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque, building the ‘alleged Temple,’ taking over the Muslim and Christian holy sites, and destroying its [Jerusalem’s] institutions in order to empty it, uproot its residents, and continue its occupation and Judaization.”

 

PMW also uncovered Abbas’ statement “that all of Israel’s archeological digs and tunnels… will not change the reality of the city… and will not create a [Jewish] right based on fantasy and legends.”

 

The statement ended, “There will be no peace, security, or stability unless the occupation [Israel], its settlements and settlers will be evacuated from our holy city and the eternal capital of our state.”

 

Abbas has previously declared that “Palestinian” history is 9,000 years old and said last year, on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, “Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history,” PMW stated.

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Jesus did Walk the Courts of the Jewish Temple

John R. Houk

© August 31, 2012

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Easter: The Signs of the Times


Jesus Savior of World

 

John R. Houk

© April 8, 2012

 

I am a proud Christian Zionist. This means I fully support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish State, all of Jerusalem is Israel and the Jewish people’s capital city and the Biblical land of Promise is Jewish land.

 

For Christian Zionists the year 1948 was a prophetic moment that seemed the thing myths are made of until physical manifestation caught up with Biblical Truth. The Jews had begun to return to their homeland and became an independent nation in the 1948. Since the last expulsion of Jews from their homeland in 70 AD I don’t think anyone believed that the Jews would return to Israel and become an independent nation in God’s Land of Promise. That is of course no one believed in the possibility except the devoted Jews that would culminate prayers with something “Next Year in Jerusalem.” This was a prayer on the lips of devoted Jews for nearly 2000 years until in Biblical style a far outnumbered amount of Jews managed to stave off about six invading Jew-hating Muslim armies and indeed became that independent nation in 1948.

 

After Hitler’s Holocaust attempted to exterminate Jews from the face of Europe, 1948 must have been a blessed joy to all Jews globally knowing a place existed in which the indigenous government would not persecute them for having a Jewish heritage.

 

For Christian Zionists Israel’s reestablishment meant that the hope of generations from that first Easter Sunday may be closer than ever imagined; i.e. the return of Christ Jesus in Glory to establish the Kingdom of God on earth above all human nations with Jewish Israel as the Holy Place of the true New World Order. This would be a NWO in which King Jesus the Son of God would rule in Justice, Mercy and Righteousness. This would not be a NWO based on Marxist-Socialist principles of an elite forcing humanity to conform to a pseudo-utopian government design that cull the unwilling by force. Nor would a NWO be ruled be an anti-Christ religion that denies the Virgin Birth of Christ, the bodily Resurrection from death to Life and the reacquiring of the Divine attributes laid aside at the incarnation birth as the Son of God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are ONE God in three persons. Christ Jesus is simultaneously fully man as the son of man via Mary’s human ancestry traced through the Davidic line and is fully God as conceived by Father via the instrument of the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary. Jesus had to be fully man in order for a man to be sacrificed as purer blood than the DNA strain of Adam that sold allegiance to Satan which included Adam’s charge the earth. The death of Christ on the Cross became that innocent Blood to Redeem humanity from the twisted contaminated blood warped at Adam’s betrayal. Christ’s Resurrection is defeat of Satan that offers humanity to choose a Savior and return to God or to chose (sic) spiritual death and a share of Satan’s final outcome.

 

State of Israel Born byline

 

Easter represents this hope in Christ’s return by Bible believing Christians and has become more expectant by Christian Zionists by the sign of the reestablishment of Israel.

 

1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.

2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.

3 For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I gave Egypt for your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.

4 Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I have loved you;
Therefore I will give men for you,
And people for your life.

5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west;

6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’
Bring My sons from afar,
And My daughters from the ends of the earth—

7 Everyone who is called by My name,
Whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”

 

8 Bring out the blind people who have eyes,
And the deaf who have ears.

9 Let all the nations be gathered together,
And let the people be assembled.
Who among them can declare this,
And show us former things?
Let them bring out their witnesses, that they may be justified;
Or let them hear and say, “It is truth.” (Isaiah 43: 1-9
NKJV)

 

3 “Thus says the Lord:

 

‘I will return to Zion,
And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth,
The Mountain of the Lord of hosts,
The Holy Mountain.’

 

4 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘Old men and old women shall again sit
In the streets of Jerusalem,
Each one with his staff in his hand
Because of great age.

5 The streets of the city
Shall be full of boys and girls
Playing in its streets.’

 

6 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days,
Will it also be marvelous in My eyes?’
Says the Lord of hosts.

 

7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east
And from the land of the west;

8 I will bring them back,
And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
They shall be My people
And I will be their God,
In truth and righteousness.’

 

13 And it shall come to pass
That just as you were a curse among the nations,
O house of Judah and house of Israel,
So I will save you, and you shall be a blessing.
Do not fear,
Let your hands be strong.’

 

14 “For thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘Just as I determined to punish you
When your fathers provoked Me to wrath,’
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘And I would not relent,

15 So again in these days
I am determined to do good
To Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
Do not fear.

16 These are the things you shall do:
Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;

17 Let none of you think evil in your[a] heart against your neighbor;
And do not love a false oath.
For all these are things that I hate,’
Says the Lord.”

 

20 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘Peoples shall yet come,
Inhabitants of many cities;

21 The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying,
“Let us continue to go and pray before the Lord,
And seek the Lord of hosts.
I myself will go also.”

22 Yes, many peoples and strong nations
Shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem,
And to pray before the Lord.’

 

23 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’” (Zechariah 8: 3-8; 13-17; 20-23 NKJV)

 

I ran into some more exciting news that I consider a sign. This Passover 2012 which closely corresponds with Easter this year, A Jewish organization in Israel known as The Temple Institute ran a simulation of the Temple Passover blood sacrifice. The Temple Institute has been slowly creating Temple instruments for some time with the belief that someday the Jewish Temple will be restored.

 

Here is an account meant to inspire Jews, but I got to tell you – it should inspire Christians as a yet another signs of the times are showing an ever increasing moment in which King Jesus will come to reclaim His own and establish God’s Kingdom to incorporate all the nations of the earth.

 

JRH 4/8/12

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The Jewish Cohens practice the Sacrifice of the Pesach Korban Lamb; Has the Day of the Messiah Come!

 

April 7, 2012 11:23 PM

Destination Yisra’el

 

The Korban-Pesach Animal Sacrifice Offering in the Holy Temple

 

Passover 2012 in Jerusalem, the Kohen (priests of Israel) began to relearn the art of offering the Pesach Offering. On April 2, on the 10th of Nisan, a coalition of Temple Mount oriented organization offered classes to all who chose to attend a seminar in the afternoon of the 10th of Nisan. These classes were held to discuss the mitzvot (commandment) in the Torah in reference to the halakhic offering and the practical applications on how to perform the Passover offering now over 1940 years later.

 

 The Korban Pesach Seminar on Temple Ritual Sacrifice Preparations

 

Included in the seminar session were hundreds of men, women, and children involved in all sectors of Jewish life in Jerusalem today.  By 5:00 p.m. over a thousand people had gathered out of doors as they anticipated a live demonstration of actually conduction a Korban Pesach ritual offering like it was done in the Temple of Herod two thousand years ago.

 

A Ritually Pure Sheep or Goat was selected for the Korban-Pesach Animal Sacrifice Demonstration in Jerusalem

 

Two lambs or goats were selected and an actual shochet (ritual slaughter) was conducted on sight for the entire audience observation.  For the demonstration a small mizbeach (stone altar) was erected for the demonstration.

 

The Blood of the Sacrificial Animal is “dashed against the altar”.

 

Then a complete re-enactment of the animal sacrifice which involved the actually slaughtering of the lamb was conducted. The blood of the lamb was gathered in the mizrak vessel that had already been made for this type of animal sacrifice as the blood was dashed against the altar.

 

The lamb was this ritually dressed by the shochet and then the organs were burnt upon the altar as directed in the biblical commands and then removed and displayed. The lamb was then put on a fire spit as was done during the era of King Herod’s Temple, and then roasted in an oven specially prepared as done during the days in which the Holy Temple was functioning as the “The House of G-d”. Afterwards the Temple Institute distributed the meat to the needy Jewish families.

 

The Gathering of the Jews watching the Ritual korban Pesach Sacrifice

 

One thing of importance concerning this educational experience is the fact that the Korban Pesach offering can officially only be completed upon an altar in reference to precise location of where Solomon’s and King Herod’s Temple once stood on the Temple Mount area. What was also of interest were that over two thousand people attended the korban Pesach demonstration as described by the Temple Institute:

 

Temple Institute – “The two thousand plus crowd who attended was comprised of people of all stripes – ultra orthodox, modern orthodox, and secular. In truth, it was a cross section of the entire nation of Israel. The interest was so strong and the desire to see the demonstration so intense, that the re-enactment couldn’t proceed until a “sterile area” around the proceedings could be established. Local and overseas, religious and secular media alike were enthusiastically covering the event.

 

Most astonishing and rewarding was the palpable excitement which filled the air and animated the attendants. This was not your average afternoon “entertainment.” It was truly as if an ancient collective memory had been revived. A spirit of holiday joy and unity was kindled. As the re-enactment wound down, many heart warming calls of “Next year in the Holy Temple” could be heard from the crowd.”

 

VIDEO: Jews Practice Pesach Sacrifice, Declare: We Are Ready!

 

 

On this same day of the year, the 10th day of Nisan, 2,000 years ago, the High Priest of Israel left through the Damascus Gate to the north to go into the field to choose the most perfect yearling Pesach lamb that would become the Korban Lamb for the upcoming Passover offering four days later. During these next four days the Pesach Lamb was inspected for any blemish by the High Priest in the Temple compound until it was declared “pure” by the High Priest on the 14th of Nisan. On this day of inspection, when the High Priest brought the Lamb from the fields down through the Damascus Street to the temple as thousands of pilgrims thronged the streets in anticipation of this august event.

 

To the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel, it is important for us to understand that the most comprehensive historical documentation of this Passover event was written by the eyewitness talmidim of the Orthodox Jewish rabbi Yahshua HaNotzri (Jesus the Nazarene) who was a Prince of David, and defender of the Halakha of Rabbi Hillel the Great. Yet, he was an Orthodox rabbi who lived his life above and beyond the letter of the law, and to his disciples he said, “Follow Me!” Do as I do, and believe in the G-d of Israel as I do!  Many Jewish people in that day during the 1st century Temple era period did consider that this rabbi was to be the messiah for their generation. As written on BibleSearchers Reflections:

 

The Northern Damascus Gate in Jerusalem – Photo by Robert Mock

 

BibleSearchers Reflections – “It was on the evening prior to the day of the lamb selection by the High Priest, Jesus made special preparations with his disciples (talmidim) for the events of the next day. It was a secret mission. Jesus knew that on the fourth day before the Passover, the High Priest was to leave the city through the North Gate as he went to the sheep herds and inspected the yearling flock for the most perfect lamb of the season. With this in mind, Jesus then laid out his strategy with his disciples.

 

This morning of the 10th day of Nisan awakened. The sky was crystal clear, the cool early spring breezes swept down through the Kidron valley. The ripened barley was waving at the base of the Mount of Olives in the Field of Ashes. As directed, the chosen disciples found a donkey with a young colt tied in a doorway near an open street. On the side of the Mount of Olives, the disciples (talmidim) awaited their Master.

 

Within the city of Jerusalem, the crowds of pilgrims were in anticipation of a great procession with the arrival of the Pesach Lamb. Every year, four days before Passover, a vast entourage of Cohanim (priests) would file out of the Herod’s Temple. Instead of exiting out of the gate nearest the Temple on the western wall and walking over the overhanging bridge over the Tyropean Valley that connected the Temple Mount with the Upper City, the procession of hundreds of Cohanim (priests) paraded out of the Royal Stoa’s western gate entrance, where the vast temple market place, the Bazaar of Hanan (Ananus the Elder) was located. There they walked down the wide staircase over what is known as the Robinsons’ Arch, turning south, then west and finally north as they connected with the main North-west street of Jerusalem, the Damascus street going to the North Gate, known as the Damascus Gate.

 

The procession entered the Upper City, where the densely packed homes, had the appearance of an impenetrable wall. To the left was the tall imposing Hasmonean Palace, built over a hundred years prior looming high on the horizon.

 

The Cohanim (priests) began to line the sides of the Damascus street, two by two, maintaining positions on either side of the street, as they rocked back and forth with palm fronds in their hands. As the Cohanim positioned themselves, the High Priest and his entourage made its way north to the North Gate. Outside the city they inspected the flocks of yearling lambs to find the most perfect lamb. Year after year this custom was dramatized on the fourth day prior to Passover. Inside the city, the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who flocked to the city had already arrived, each one bringing a palm frond or cedar bough, they had collected in route to the Holy City. The whole city was lined with greenery as they placed these boughs outside the residence that they were staying.

 

The eager Cohanim (priests) awaited the return of the High Priest. When Caiphas, the high priest entered the Damascus Gate bringing the selected lamb by his side, the Cohanim at the gate began shouting, “Hosanna to the Highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the Highest!” (Mark 11:9-10) Upon hearing the shout the people in the city, those who had already purified themselves in the mitzvahs in the southern part of the city, ran out into the street, also bringing their fronds and started shouting, “Hosanna in the Highest!”

 

Outside the Damascus Gate, to the east of the city, the disciples on the Mount of Olives were waiting to rendezvous with Yahshua. We now have a whole group of disciples (talmidim), a mother donkey and her two-three year old colt. A blanket is put over the colt and Yahshua quietly puts his hand on the colt’s mane. This was the colt’s first riding experience. The quietness of the Master was transmitted to the colt as He mounts and they begin the descent into the Kidron Valley into the city.

 

In unison, as cued by the Rabbi Yahshua, the disciples begin to shout, “Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of our Lord!” The flocks of pilgrims join in the chant as Jesus and the talmidim (disciples) went around the northern part of the Temple Mount, below the base of the Antonia Fortress towards the Gate of Damascus.

 

In the meantime, the Caiphas, the High Priest, had now exited the Northern Damascus Gate and was heading out to the fields to inspect the flocks of yearling lambs. The chant intensified, the Cohanim at the Gate hear the chant and began to shout, “Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of our Lord!” The chant now cascaded like a domino down the Damascus Street all the way to the wall to the Temple Mount.

 

Solomon’s Porch in the Temple of Herod– by E Bible

 

Suddenly, the Cohanim at the gate realize, they have been fooled. This was not the return of the High Priest. This was Rabbi Yahshua and his disciples. Some of the Shammaite Pharisees, the dogmatic sticklers of church protocol in defining the letter of the truth, challenged Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” Jesus shouts back to them over the swelling cries of the multitude, “If these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (Luke 19:40)

 

The people began to flock out of their homes, grabbing their palm fronds outside the doors and the shouting swelled throughout the city. Anticipation was high! The whole land had heard of the teachings of the great Rabbi Yahshua. Was this not a Sabbatical year, a special year in which the whole land rests? Were not rumors abounding throughout the land that the messiah would come in the on the Shabbat of years?

 

Not only was it a Sabbatical year, it was a Sabbatical Passover, which only occurred every seven years, the Highest Passover when pilgrims throughout the Diaspora flocked to the Holy Land. The city was swollen with pilgrims throughout the world; Macedonia, Crete, Parthia, Rome, and Ethiopia. Each pilgrim from their own countries, each with their strange costumes akin to their native land, many trying to remember a bit of Hebrew they rarely used, occasionally breaking into the tongue of their land of residence, all producing a cacophony of sound and sight.

 

You can almost see a Cohanim, rocking back and forth with their palm fronds, breaking the rhythm, leaning over and peering up the street. Where is the priest? Where is the Lamb? Suddenly they see. What! “Rabbi Jesus riding a colt, followed by mother ass and a whole entourage of His disciples!” What is this!

 

View of “Royal Stoa,” the cloistered area at the southern end of the temple abutting the court of the Gentiles. – The Preterist Main

 

The crowd became ecstatic; the town was in a tumult. They shouted, “Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of our Lord! Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the Highest!” Jumping in glee they threw off their cloaks, so that the messiah could ride over on a garment-laden path.

 

Yes, said the Zealots, this is our man! We have sealed the perimeters of the city, and the revolt is ripe to take the city in the name of HaShem. Yes, said the Sicarii, we have waited for him. Now we can destroy the hated Romans and the traitorous Temple leaders, the Herodians, and the Sadducees, who have played into and have been bought by the blood money of the Romans. Yes, said the peasants and the populous! Here is the messiah, who will bring in the Kingdom of the G-d of Israel. The crowds thronged behind Yahshua as He headed south to the Temple Mount and the Royal Stoa. The people, the Cohanim were swept up in vast tide of humanity. Guess what?

Caiphas, the High Priest was returning from the northern fields with the Passover Lamb in hand and as he entered the northern Damascus Gate, the street was empty. What’s going on! When he hears that Rabbi Yahshua has entered the city as a royal aspirant to the throne of David, the messiah who is come, and he was furious. Type met antitype at this moment. The Passover lamb met the Lamb of G-d.

 

Yahshua on the other hand, passed under the Robinson’s Archway of the Royal Causeway and dismounted at the base of the assent to the Royal Stoa of the Temple. Up the vast gateway he climbed. This entry gate was awe-inspiring with polished limestone capped with fold plated Corinthian capitals. Into the Royal Stoa, he strode. It was a long hallway straddled out before him with four broad columned aisles. There in the quietness of the Royal Stoa, in the stillness of the hour, in the Temple of his Father, He prayed. It was getting late, so He left the Temple and walked over to Bethany.”

 

The Royal Stoa in Southern Side of the Temple of Herod

 

The Holy Temple services ceased to exist when the Temple of Herod was destroyed and razed to the ground by the Roman forces of Titus in 70 CE.  For almost two thousand years, the Jewish people have been waiting and anticipating that day when again the King Messiah will come and establish or inaugurate the “Kingdom of G-d” again on Planet Earth. This is as Jewish a concept as it can be.

 

Today, during Passover the Jewish people set out four glasses of wine, as the “fruit of the vine” which is a symbol of joy and gladness. These four glasses are used as a “toast” to the four expressions used in the Torah story of the Exodus in which they were to remember their redemption from oppression in Egypt as written in Exodus 6:6-7 – “Therefore say to the Children of Israel: ‘I am HaShem, and;

 

1.    “I will bring you out (hotzaiti) from under the burdens of the Egyptians”;

 

2.    “I will deliver you (hitzalti) from their bondage”;

 

3.    “I will redeem you (ga-alti) with an outstretched arm and with great judgments” and

 

4.     “I will take you (lakahti) to me for a people; I will be to you G-d…”

 

The next verse continues with;

 

5.   “And I will bring you (hai-vaitee) into the land concerning which I vowed to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

 

According to Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin’s seminal book titled, “To be a Jew, a Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life”, we read the following:

 

Rabbi Donin – “This fifth expression is symbolized by a Fifth Cup which is not drunk because during Israel’s long centuries of exile, the people looked upon it as a promise that still needed fulfilment, However, it was set on the table and called the Cup of Elijah. The Prophet Elijah, according to the tradition, is the forerunner of the Messiah whose coming symbolized the ingathering of the exiles and the reestablishment of Jewish sovereignty over Israel: hence the promise of being brought back into the land of the forefathers is associated with Elijah. Many Jews in Israel have been inclined towards adopting the view of many Early and Later Authorities that calls for drinking, not four, but the five cups of wine. Instead of just one more cup following the grace after the meal (which is said over the third cup), an extra cup is introduced in the middle of the latter part of the Seder service.”

 

To the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, as we can see, the Jews of the House of Judah are preparing to the coming of the Messiah. Your burdens and your bondage is from the oppressors of the lands in which you dwell. America, Europe and any other lands is your Egypt today. With an “outstretched arm and with great judgments” you will also be redeemed as the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will take you to Himself to be His people, and He, the G-d of the Jews will also be your G-d.

 

The collective memories of your ancient forefathers are still there within your Israelite neshama soul. Let them come forth and ponder the significance of them upon your life for the G-d of Israel is calling you home.  As your brothers, the Jews of the House of Israel are awakened to the day of the Messiah, so also your soul is being awakened. Now is the time to “reach out and touch someone”, that is your tribal brothers of the House of Judah and the House of Israel.

 

Ezekiel 36:22, 24-28 (parts) – “Thus says the Adonai G-d, “I do not do this for your sake, O House of Israel, but for My holy Name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went…

 

I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols…

 

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your G-d.”

 

Before the G-d of Israel brought the Children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, He first brought to them their new messiah and savior.

 

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One of the roles the Sages of Judah is to become the conduit for the Divine to give us hints as to HaShem’s role in bringing forth the “Appointed Time” and the revealing of the Messiah. The great theme in all of this is the restoration of All Israel. This is not a conditional prophesy and neither is it a Jewish prophesy, but a Hebrew-Israelite prophesy. We will be restored back into brotherhood and fellowship with our cousins, the Jews of the House of Judah for that is G-d’s will (Ezekiel 37). If you want to learn more, Contact “Kol Ha Tor Vision”, the Voice of the Turtledove.

 

Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel. For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria offering tours of Biblical Shomron.

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The Jewish Cohens practice the Sacrifice of the Pesach Korban Lamb; Has the Day of the Messiah Come!

 

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This post had loads of photos of the event or representative of the Jewish Temple. I am not taking the time to recreate those photos here. In some instances the post provided links to the photos.

The Holocaust as Seen in 2011


The oldest saying for Jews of the Diaspora that began in 70 AD went something like “Next Year in Jerusalem”. Why? Being a Pentecostal/Charismatic Christian my guess is that the Jewish homeland is Israel (revived in 1948) and the location of the Presence of God was the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. We call it the Temple Mount because that is the closest phrase of mind that denotes the Temple of God Almighty first built by Solomon and rebuilt by Zerubbabel of the royal line of descent from King David. Zerubbabel’s Temple was then further renovated by Herod the Great whose only real claim to fame was ending the Hasmonean dynasty that followed the line of the Maccabees that established the first Jewish Kingdom since the Babylonians ended the line of David with the first expulsion of Jews from their homeland in roughly 585 BC. Then roughly in 19 BC Herod the Great refurbished Zerubbabel’s Temple on an awesomely grand scale which became known as Herod’s Temple.

 

It is Herod’s Temple that was totally destroyed by the Romans leaving a rubble of which only the foundations of the Temple remained on the Temple Mount which by the way is the location of Abraham’s test of faith when God held his hand from sacrificing Isaac (location aka Mt Moriah).

 

Since 1945 the universal Jewish cry has been “Never Again”. “Never Again” to what you may ask?

 

JRH 5/8/11