The Rebuilt Temple
By David J. Stewart
2nd Thessalonians 2:4, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
The history of the temples in Jerusalem are fascinating to say the least. Most fascinating is the next and final temple to be rebuilt at any time, which will be the end times temple that the Bible mentions during the Tribulation period. It is in this temple that the coming Antichrist will commit the abomination of proclaiming to be God. The daily sacrifice and Jewish worship will cease and the temple rendered desolate.
Here is an eye-opening excerpt from Dr. Max D. Younce's life-changing book, I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW...
The Rebuilt Temple: Revelation 11:1-2.
There are five temples:
- Herod's, (standing at the time of Christ and destroyed in 70 A.D. by Titus and the Roman Army),
- Antichrist's Temple, spoken of here in Revelation 11,
- Christ's Temple that will stand during the Millennium (Ezekiel, Chapters 40-48).
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” (v.1)
“But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” (v.2)
We know this is the rebuilt Tribulation Temple, as the Antichrist makes a covenant with Israel almost immediately after the Rapture (Daniel 9:27). A dear friend of mine for many years who had visited Jerusalem several times, and was a missionary to the Jewish people, and had this to say concerning the Tribulation Temple. “The Jewish Rabbis had revealed to him that the temple's structure was already pre-cut and needed only to be assembled, and which could be erected within a couple of months. The water supply and modern facilities are already there to flush the blood of their sacrifices to the Brook Kidron and on down to the Dead Sea.”
Then, after 3 1/2 years, the Antichrist breaks his covenant with Israel and seats himself in the Temple, declaring himself to be God. He is described in 2 Thessalonians 2:4,
“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
The Antichrist seeks to exterminate all Jews, if he can. (Read Matthew 24:15-22). According to Zechariah 13:8,9, only one out of three Jews will survive in their land. The Jews will be run out and the Gentiles will occupy their land, Jerusalem, and the area adjacent to the Temple in worshipping the Antichrist.
“But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”
This is the fulfillment as the Gentiles will totally dominate the Holy City (Jerusalem) and the court which is outside the Temple “is given unto the Gentiles.” They will tread under foot, i.e., occupy, Jerusalem for forty-two months. This is the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, before Christ comes in judgment and will establish His Kingdom for a 1,000 years. There will be no Jews in Jerusalem, as they are scattered throughout the world. (Matthew 24:15-22)
SOURCE: Dr. Max D. Younce, I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW, pg. 150-151; ISBN-13-978-0-9833648-2-5; Morris Publishing.
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After Babylon in 586 BC annihilated the first temple built by king Solomon, the second temple was built by Zerubbabel in 515 BC...
"About 70 years after the destruction of Solomon’s Temple and the Jewish deportation an entirely new Temple was built on Mount Moriah, by a decree of the Persian king. The new Temple was dedicated on March 12, 515 BC, some very old people who could remember Solomon's Temple regarded it a poor thing in comparison with the splendor of the original Temple. Yet their prophet Haggai predicted far greater glory for it in days to come (Haggai 2:3-9)."
SOURCE: Zerubbabel's Temple
Herod greatly renovated the second temple built by Zerubbabel, hiring 10,000 skilled laborers to do the renovation..."None of the restorations or extensions of the Second Temple of Zerubbabel could compare with the work begun by King Herod I (the Great) at the beginning of 19 BC. Herod complained that the Temple of Zerubbabel was built like a fortress and was shorter than that of Solomon’s Temple by about 90 feet because of a decree made by Darius, the Persian king. King Herod no doubt wanted to be remembered forever as the builder of the greatest temple of the Jews.
Although the reconstruction was equal to an entire rebuilding, still the Herodian Temple cannot be spoken of as a third Temple, for Herod even said himself, that it was only intended to be regarded as an enlarging and further beautifying of that of Zerubbabel’s.The work of rebuilding the Temple began in 19 BC which was the 18th year of King Herod’s reign. There were 10,000 skilled laborers and according to Josephus (Ant. 15.11.2) the laity could not enter certain parts of the building, therefore 1000 Levites were specially trained as builders and masons, and carried out their work so efficiently and carefully that at no time was there any interruption in the sacrifices and other services. The work was started by leveling larger portions of the Temple Mount, so that the new building might be erected on a broader base. It was also made much taller, so that the white stone gleamed in the bright Palestinian sun and could be seen from miles away.
Wealthy Jews of the dispersion (those living outside Palestine) sent costly offerings to enhance the magnificence of the place."
SOURCE:Herod's Temple - The Jewish Temple in the First Century A.D.
Jerusalem Called Sodom And Egypt
Biblically, Israel is the center of the world. Everything throughout history has centered around a tiny nation along the Mediterranean Sea called Israel. Jerusalem is the city of the Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, it is also a city as wicked as Sodom and Egypt. Revelation 11:8, “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Wow, Jerusalem is also called Sodom and Egypt? Sodom is an infamously wicked place, and Egypt always pictures the unsaved world. It's amazing how accurate the Bible reveals the truth about so many things.
Israel did not exist as a nation again until 1948. The Jews were scattered amongst the Gentiles after 586 BC. Jeremiah 52:30 tells us that 4,600 Jews were taken into Babylonian captivity. In 722 BC the 10 northern tribes of Israel (their capital was Samaria) were taken captive by Assyria. Please read, THE SAMARITANS. Most of the lost northern tribes were scattered around the Gentile world. Contrary to popular rumor, the tribes didn't migrate through Europe and become the United States of America.
Today in 2012, the most hideous evil in America is Hollywood, which is predominantly owned by the Jews. Hollywood is saturated with adultery, homosexuality and child abuse. Most movies blaspheme the holy name of Jesus Christ. There is an overwhelming spirit of Satanism saturating Hollywood. The same arrogant Christ-rejecting spirit amongst the Jews during Jesus' time is prevalent amongst most Jews today. Matthew 27:25, “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” It does not surprise me that the Bible refers to Jerusalem as Sodom and Egypt.
There is much rejection of Christ in Israel. Less than 2% of the population in Israel today profess to be born-again Christians. In America, 600,000 of the 2,000,000 Jews living here are active Buddhists. The Jews are God's people, but they are as idolatrous today as ever, worshipping other gods! I love Jewish people. I love Muslims. A person cannot be right with God and hate any race of people. Albeit, the truth is what it is, and most of God's people are not God's children. Galatians 3:26 and 29, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. ... And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” No Christ-rejecting Jew will ever be heirs of the promises of God concerning eternal life, Heaven and all the blessings of God. Ye must be born again (John 3:5). Romans 2:11 teaches that God is no respecter of persons. Romans 10:12, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”
I only mention that truth because Zionism is a false doctrine which has crept into many churches, elevating the Jews above the Gentiles. The Bible says repeatedly that Hell does not discriminate. No one is guaranteed Heaven simply because of their heritage or race. John Hagee errantly teaches that the Jews have a special covenant with God and don't need to be born again to be saved.
Longtime Hollywood director Paul Verhoeven authored a book in 2007 titled, “JESUS OF NAZARETH.” The book portrays Jesus as having been conceived after a Roman soldier brutally raped Jesus' mother, Mary. Verhoeven has already received financiering to produce a movie based upon his book. Here's what Verhoeven says about his book on AMAZON.COM...
“Building on the work of biblical scholars—Rudolph Bultmann, Raymond Brown, Jane Schaberg, and Robert Funk, among others—filmmaker Paul Verhoeven disrobes the mythical Jesus. ... Gone is the Jesus of the miracles, gone the son of God, gone the weaver of arcane parables whose meanings are obscure.”
—Paul Verhoeven, from profile by Mark Jacobson in New York Magazine
Hollywood is predominantly Jewish owned. No wonder God calls Jerusalem Egypt and Sodom! No one attacks, discredits and blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ in this world any more in this world than God's people. And likewise, some of the best people in this world are Jewish Christians. The farther the pendulum swings one way, the farther it swings the other. We see both the best and the worst from God's people. This can certainly also be said for God's children (Christians). May we all pray and ask the Lord to “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:13).
Why Do We See The Great Pyramid and All Seeing Eye Everywhere?
Interestingly, Nebuchadnezzar used an image (Daniel 3:5-7) and demanded worship at the sound of the music. That's very interesting. Everyone was told to bow to the 90 x 9 foot golden obelisk when they heard the music (Daniel 3:5). Why did king Nebuchadnezzar tell the people from all nations to worship the image instead of him directly? It's because the image projected the man. That's very important to understand. The Great Pyramid and The All-Seeing Eye are iconic images used to represent the coming Antichrist and his kingdom, called the New World Order.
The Antichrist will do the same thing as did king Nebuchadnezzar (Revelation 13:15). It is not mere coincidence that we are seeing occult IMAGES all over the place today, in our faces. The world is being prepared to worship the coming Antichrist. If the coming of the Antichrist weren't near, then we wouldn't see all this preparation for his coming. That ought to either excite you if you are a born-again Christian, or frighten you if you are an enemy of the cross of Jesus Christ. We are now living in the End Times my friend.
The Lord's Return Must Be Very Near
With the temple ready to go, just awaiting a peace agreement to free the Temple Mount from Muslim control, the Lord's return is imminent. World War III is unfolding before our very eyes. The Middle East in 2012 is like a pressure-cooker. The military build-up is getting larger every day. The military conflict in Syria is over destroying the sovereignty of the nations. The globalists behind the New World Order want to control the Middle East. Syria has refused to bow down to the New World Order, and so the globalists are trying to cause civil unrest to divide and conquer Syria.
Anyone who bucks the system must be eliminated. So they send in Al Qaeda (their jackboot thug squads) to incite riots and take out local governments. They are trying to take over the world. What the Communists failed to achieve through two world wars, they are now accomplishing through stealth by trade agreements, international financial fraud and covert military operations. Congress is totally out of the loop.
Even more amazing is the history of The Great Pyramid and the All Seeing Eye, which evidence that Satan has been attempting to achieve World Domination since the tower of Babel. What most Bible students overlook is that Nimrod and his followers were also building a city at Babel (Genesis 11:7-9). God confounded them, changing their languages and geographical locations. The ancient Great Pyramid built by the Egyptians was never finished. One of the earliest references to the missing top-stone (or capstone) is from Diodorus Siculus (60 BC). The capstone was left off for some reason. I believe that it represents the unfinished tower and city of Babel.
The New World Order is the completion today of thousands of years of waiting by Satan to usher in the Antichrist. God at the time in Genesis 11:7-9 would not allow men to finish Babel. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has prevented man from knowing the times of His workings.
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Truly a picture speaks 1,000 words!
Freemason legendary leader, Albert Pike (1809-1892), foretold of World Wars I and II and has provided us with vivid details of World War III. Pike was a 33rd degree Freemason and an admitted Luciferian worshipper. The New World Order is upon us. Pike described World War III in detail, being fought between Israel and the Arab nations, and then drawing the rest of the world into the end times conflict. Pike was privileged to esoteric (the innermost circle of the occult) information.
Illuminati founder, Adam Weishaupt, drew up plans for global government in 1775. The group disbanded a decade later, but in 1848 Karl Marx (whose real Jewish name was Mordecai Levi, a 33rd degree Freemason) published his Communist Manifesto, which reiterated Weishaupt's same plan for World Government (through subversion of government). Marx summarized his Communist Manifesto into 10 Planks. Marx's 5th Plank called for a Central Bank. Marx's 10th Plank called for a public school system. In fact, America today is the total fulfillment of Marx's Communist dream come true. The information which I've just shared with you evidences that the plot for Global Domination (World Government) has been in the planning for hundreds of years.
We are living in exciting and frightening times of Biblical prophecy. The world is becoming one big insane asylum. Every Christian believer needs to anchor them self to the Word of God. The heinous crimes that we read about in the news are unimaginable. I dare not even mention some of the things that I've read in the news just this week. How sad! How tragic! Without Jesus Christ people can become monsters! Anyone is capable of anything if they get away from the Lord. Most people have never even received the Lord and are wandering in spiritual darkness. The Bible tells us that the Scriptures are a Lamp unto our feet in this dark world (Psalms 119:105).
History is unfolding before our eyes. Prophecy is history written in advance. Only the Bible can predict the future, because God authored the Bible and He knows the future. May we trust upon the Lord and lean not unto our own understanding in these last days (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.”
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1st Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
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