Here’s an imagined look at what a rebuilt temple on the Temple Mount could really look like…
I wanted to release this book on October 9th because it is also the 21st day of the seventh month (Tishri) on the Jewish calendar this year, and it marks the end of the biblical feast of Sukkot. That is special because about 2,500 years ago, the prophet Haggai wrote this on the same day:
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’“Haggai 2:1-9 (NIV)
This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.
‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty.
‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
May the words of Haggai be fulfilled again in our days…
With peace between Israel and many of her neighbors now in view, wouldn’t it be awesome to also see a normalization of access to the Temple Mount and the rebuilding of a Jewish temple next to the Dome of the Rock, in its proper place, as pictured above?
This book is an attempt to change world opinion on an incredibly controversial and critical issue for Israel by a complete outsider. It reveals solid proof that the northern location conjecture is correct, which means that no Islamic building needs to be destroyed in order to rebuild a temple. But changing the dominant accepted view about the temple is like trying to get a mountain uprooted and cast into the sea. I can’t do that. But God can. I know this book has the right answer, but if just the facts and reasonable arguments could convince scientists and academics of truth, then people wouldn’t believe in evolution instead of creation. So all I can do is make the information available. I’m praying that God will bless this book and that regular people will read it and share it, until the truth can’t be suppressed anymore and the Jews are allowed to begin rebuilding the temple, praying on the temple mount, and resuming temple service. The arguments for why Christians should support rebuilding the temple are spelled out in the book, but I’ll share one simple argument. Christian Jews and the Apostles continued to visit the temple after Jesus ascended into heaven and until its destruction in A.D. 70 (37 years after Christ’s crucifixion). If it was wrong for Christians to support Jewish temple service, then they wouldn’t have continued to go. The only reason they stopped was that Jerusalem and the temple was destroyed. Of course that doesn’t mean that they were visiting to atone for sin, which was paid for once and for all on the cross by Jesus. They were honoring God and the place where He chose to set the soles of His feet and His throne.
Let us pray that once again the temple may be rebuilt and that there will peace in Jerusalem. I hope you will order your copy of The Temple Revealed today.