Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MIRACLE OF ISRAEL AND THE THIRD TEMPLE


by Pastor Mike Taylor
"And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all." (Ezekiel 37:21-22)

As I've longed believed, Israel is the door to end time prophecy, and Jerusalem is the key. Things are lining up for Israel to fulfill her destiny and the building of the the 3rd Temple again. More on that in a little bit.
Prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our eyes. And there is not a better example than the nation of Israel. To say that Israel is an astonishment of our modern times to come back into existence after almost 2000 years would be an understatement...This was the will of God and it signaled the count down of the prophecy clock and the return of Jesus Christ.



The prophet Ezekiel prophesied in around 536 BC of this occurrence would happen at the end of days as the nation of Israel would be, once again the same state that was destroyed in 70 AD and the Jewish people banished by Rome some 60 years later after several revolts against the Roman Empire and its rule.
ISRAEL INTO EXILE, AND EVENTUAL DESTRUCTION.

One hundred and sixty-six years before, Sargon II of Assyria besieged and divided Israel and Judea, capturing the Kingdom of Israel. Sargon II followed the practice of removing the nobles from a conquered land and settling them elsewhere. As a consequence, the nation of 'Israel' ceased to exist and its people became known to history as the 'ten lost tribes' of Israel.

When Nebuchadnezzar conquered Judea and settled Judean nobility in Babylon during Ezekiel's lifetime, there was no reason to expect the Jews to escape the same fate as their Israelite cousins 166 years earlier.

But Ezekiel, under Divine inspiration, not only predicted the restoration of a Jewish State, he confidently predicted it would bear the name of a nation that had not existed for generations! This did not fully happen during the 2nd Temple, as Israel was ruled by several nations until Rome conquered the area.


ISRAEL, THE NATION RESTORED.



The nation of Israel almost didn't become a a nation because of rabid anti-semitism being fostered within the nation that would become its greatest friend since 1948. In a letter sent by Chaim Weitzman sent to then President Harry Truman on May 13th of 1948, then President of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, Weitzman asked Truman to recognize their new state. At the time, the Zionist leaders had not even picked out a name for the new state and were arguing over the name whether it should be called Judea, Zion, or until somebody out of left field invoked the question “What about the name Israel?” Weitzman was asking Truman for recognition of a then nameless state.
Abba Eban was Israel's first representative to the United Nations, even before there was a state of Israel. Prior to declaring statehood, Eban was the Jewish Relief Agency's official representative. 
Eban served as the Ambassador the the UN and Israel Ambassador to the USA before becoming Israel's foreign minister. Eban was a man with a quick wit and spoke his mind and was present at every major event involving Israel until his departure from the Knesset in 1988. He fought rash Anti-Semitism wherever it raised it's ugly head. He once proclaimed that if “Algeria introduced a resolution declaring the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass overwhelmingly with a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 absentions.

IN a book written by Eban, he recounted how the Soviet Union had enthusiastically supported the establishment of a Jewish state, while the USA almost withheld their recognition, which would have doomed their new state to stillbirth.

President Truman, a crusty mid-Westerner with no particular love for the Jews, fought a pitched battle with Secretary of State George C Marshall, who told Truman in blunt terms;

"They don't deserve a state, they have stolen that country. If you give this recognition, Mr. President, I may not vote for you in the next election."...Truman ignored his secretary of state and upon advise from the united cabinet, sent a letter of recognition to the new Jewish State. On that day, Israel was born in one day as prophesied.

Who ever heard of such a thing or imagined it could happen? Can a nation be born in a day or come to life in a second? Jerusalem is like a mother who gave birth to her children as soon as she was in labor. “ (Isaiah 66:8)

But that is exactly what happened, and when the Soviet Union realized that Israel was looking west, instead of to them, they blocked the deportation of Russian Jews to Israel....many countries did likewise with their Jewish populations...and the Soviets in turn aligned themselves with the Arabs, Israel's enemies.

But God had proclaimed that the scattered Jews would indeed return to the land given to them in a covenant with their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

"Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;" (Isaiah 43:4-5)



History does not need repeating, as anyone can read the historical accounts as time passed and the wars that Israel had to fight at unspeakable odds, just to survive and won them decisively with the help of God Almighty. Through it all, the scattered Jewish people came from the west from the USA, from Egypt as the Egyptians had blocked their leaving for the new land of Israel, as had the holocaust driven the European Jews back to Israel, and the ten lost tribes of Israel were identified in Afghanistan, northern India, and Africa in the countries of Sudan and Ethiopia. The return of the Jewish people to their homeland has been on going for the last almost 70 years. Some of the Preterest belief that all was fulfilled in 70 AD when Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was no more, was the end of prophecy, But Israel was again populated with the Jewish people from the four corners of the globe and prophecy is being fulfilled at a rapid pace.

What appears to be the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in this generation, the argument goes, is the consequence of misreading or misinterpreting the Scriptures by naysayers of Old Testament prophets wrote what God would do in the last days of this Age. They have all been wrong.

It took the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall to make the Soviets to the north 'give up'. . Yemeni Jews were transferred enmasse, some 56,000 of them, during what Israel called "Operation Flying Carpet." ("to the south, keep not back").

It is no Scriptural sleight-of-hand trick, or a manipulation or misinterpretation of the Bible. The restoration of Israel -- viewed from our vantage point as personal witnesses to recent history -- is an EXACT match to the Bible's description of how, when and where that restoration would take place. 




JESUS CHRIST SPOKE OF ISRAEL'S RETURN



32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:32-36)
This was Jesus speaking to His disciples concerning the signs of His return. As most know, the sign of fig tree is a sign of Israel...Israel bloomed in 1948, and as Jesus prophesied in V. 34, this generation would NOT pass away till all things be fulfilled. We know from Psalms that the generation of a man is 70 years.

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strengththey be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (Psalms 90:10).

Counting those years that Jesus made this prophecy of what a generation from the founding of Israel would be before all things would be complete, you can see that we are approaching the fulfillment of those allotted years of those born during this time of Israel's rebirth.
All of this, we have covered in past messages, but I wish to cover something that will be in place during the first part of the Tribulation and it is huge news for the prophecy watcher who keeps their eyes open and watching current events as they line up to the Word of God.

THE BUILDING OF THE 3RD TEMPLE

A huge development for the fulfilling of prophecy concerning the 3rd Jewish temple has just broke in the news in last couple of weeks. The Sanhedrin of Israel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin, and USA President Donald Trump to assist them in rebuilding the 3rd Jewish temple.

2Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
3Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.” (Ezra 1:2-3).



It has been pointed out, that God may have raised up POTUS Trump as a modern day Cyrus to bring to pass the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Rabb Hillel Weiss spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.



Since the election of this new administration the tone and support of Israel has done a 180 degree turn-around from the outgoing POTUS, the “traitor in chief” to voicing undying support for our only democratic ally in the Middle East, the nation of Israel. Has God appointed two “kings” of two nations, to bring the Jewish Temple to fruition? If God has chosen Trump to bring this to pass, there is no stopping a POTUS Trump, as God will protect him so that His will be done concerning Israel. What the role of Putin will be may be found in the Gog-Magog coalition that is forming right now.



According to Israel News “The Sanhedrin also recalled Putin’s connection to the Temple in its letter. During his third official trip to Jerusalem in 2012, Putin paid a late-night visit to the Kotel (Western Wall). When he arrived at the holy site, the Russian leader stood in silence for several minutes, offering up a personal prayer, after which he read Psalms from a Russian-Hebrew prayer book.”



I believe it could be true that Trump could be instrumental in the project of the Jewish Temple being at least started..I have reservations about Vladimir Putin being involved, as noted below.



Why is this important for prophecy watchers?



As Israel news emphasized in the article ““We are poised to rebuild the Temple. The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented,” Rabbi Weiss told Breaking Israel News.”



The Bible says that the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple will be connected with other important events.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice 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.”(Daniel 9:27)



For the man of sin, called the Anti-Christ is revealed, there has to be a covenant of 7 years and in those years of the first part of the Tribulation, the temple will be rebuilt. How fast will it go up? The Sanhedrin and the Temple Institute has all the implements, the temple implements , the red heifer and the Priest ordained to minister and cleanse the Temple for resuming the animal sacrifices as were performed in the 2nd temple destroyed in 70 AD. Let us look at a short, possible timeline that will lead to the Abomination of Desolation which stands in the Temple and the beginning of the Great Tribulation.
  1. It is tbelieved that a great war will break out in the Middle East, with Gog-Magog coming into Israel as a cloud and God will defeat them on the mountains of Israel supernaturally, delivered by Ezekiel from God, This is where Vladimir Putin, I believe may fulfill prophecy:
    1Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
2And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.” (Ezekiel 39:2-5
  1. After such devastation, a man of great superior diplomatic skills, a charismatic individual will arise who will bring a “false peace” to the area and allow Israel to rebuild their Temple and assure they will be protected by his regime. To try and speculate who this man is, is an exercise in futility, as we may have an idea, but I believe we will never know, this side of the coming of Jesus Christ for His Church.
    And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice 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.”(Daniel 9:27)
To have these Tribulation events unfold, there has to be a Temple, and the Sanhedrin believes that since there are two leaders who desire the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, there is no better time than the present.
President Trump has given the green light for returning the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, thus recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided captial of Israel. So we see the domino lining up for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. How long? If the covenant is made with Israel, and the go ahead of the Temple is ratified, it could happen within 3 months, as all the building blocks are ready for immediate construction. This could all fall into place in lightening speed. When will this war of Ezekiel bring a clamor for the rebuilding of this Temple? If you look at the region right now, the Arabs, Iran, and Russia are on the borders of Israel to the north, to the east, and from the northeast of the Golan Heights, Lebanon with Hezbollah, Gaza with Hamas and the Russian Bear supporting them all. It could happen in a flash, but it will be a quick war. As God has said He will fight for Israel and 5/6 of this invading army will be destroyed with the plague of destruction following the survivors back to the home country. Note that one event leads to another....the Anti-Christ is alive today and he will make his appearance when God says he will make himself known, but one thing will happen first.



6”And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8And THEN shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-9)(my emphasis)
Notice that one must proceed the other...there is a power that is holding back evil to rule this world with a hindrance. The evil is Satan and his demon hordes that wish to destroy mankind, but receive worship for himself beforehand, as he knows his time is short...THEN that power (the Holy Spirit) which is the only power that is keeping evil in check according to God's will for men to choose either good or evil, will be removed from HIS fullness....But those who have the earnest deposit of God's Holy Spirit will be removed prior to this revealing of the Anti-Chirst.

It all centers around Israel. Never has there been a people, a nation that has caused so much turmoil by just existing, as the tiny nation of Israel which is no bigger than New Jersey...Why? Because Satan hates Israel and explains the rabid hatred of anyone, or anything that supports their existence. Why do you think that there is so much opposition to POTUS Trump? Liberals hate anything that speaks of the God of Israel and when a POTUS supports Israel, as this President does, it gives them even more reason to hate him. They may be opposed to conservative policies, or “draining the swamp”, but backing it up is the forces of Satan putting the idea of rebellion in the hearts of a godless half of the country, epitomized by the Democratic/Communist party. But God is in control and no one can thwart His will.

ARE YOU PREPARED?

Why do I say prepared? Because this could happen in the next few years..it could happen tomorrow...what you say? Tomorrow? I'm not talking about the war of Ezekiel 38-39, or the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, but what could happen tonight, tomorrow or the near future, is the removing of God's Holy Spirit from it's fullness to Pre-Pentecostal manifestations of His power, and the removal of His church out of the way of His coming wrath. All these events are dove-tailed together. Israel, the temple, the Gog-Magog War, and the most important for those who look forward to the appearing of our Blessed Hope, the removal of the body of Christ before these events begin. We may see the Gog-Magog war, but I am believing we won't even see that, because right on it's heels is the 7 year covenant signed by the Anti-Christ. If you read scripture closely and take in the beginning of the wrath of God in Revelation chp. 6, and all we have discussed here in an abbreviated fashion, then I pray you see the prophecy that Paul spoke up come to pass:

50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal mustput on immortality” (1st Corinthians 15:50-53)
Don't be one of the scoffers that don't believe that Jesus is coming soon and live for themselves, not accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Peter made that prediction on his epistle in 2nd Peter:

3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2nd Peter 3:3-4).
Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be save:

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Israel being the key to the end of this Age...I pray you can see the signs and symptoms of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ...For the miracle of Israel has already happened and we await the 3rd Temple being rebuilt and Jesus coming in the clouds of heaven prior to its construction.

This is pastor Mike Taylor, praying you make that decision for Christ. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear. Email me at realteam1999@sbc.global.net, . God bless you all,


TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET


6 comments:

  1. I don't know about anyone else, but I am so excited about Israel and the rapture with the Holy Spirit going to heaven. Yes! I can hardly contain myself.

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  2. I don't know about anyone else, but I am so excited about Israel and the rapture with the Holy Spirit going to heaven. Yes! I can hardly contain myself.

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  3. I believe all of this and I believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for us all in the name of Jesus and I ask your prayers for me......

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  4. This is very good teaching Mike...
    Very sound doctrine...
    Pretty well on the mark to what I have believed.
    Will continue being in prayer in understanding the times we are living in.
    May we learn to keep our oil lamps full (our temples/lives full of the Holy Spirit) as we await in expectation for the very vety soon return of the Master
    firstly coming on the clouds of heaven to catch the church up then his physical return to earth to rule and reign in the new Millenium for a thousand years...
    Another interesting study there too...
    Keep up the great work!

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  5. Won't be long now. I honestly think the rapture takes place before the end of 2018 (1948+70 years (a generation)). Matthew 24:34. The only thing that may alter the date is the Jewish use of 360 days in a year, from long ago.

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  6. Pastor Mike, thank you another great article indicating the imminent time of change these last days. I was encouraged by a Christian friend to listen to Steve berkson titled are you saved. This concerns legalism and not a topic which am knowledgable. I was wondering if you cared to comment?
    Thanks Pat

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