Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Muslim wants Jewish Temple rebuilt

This opinion piece, appearing in the Jewish Press several days ago, is of interest. The author is Sinem Tezyapar, She is an executive producer at A9 TV, broadcasting from Turkey, Istanbul. She is a political and religious commentator and a peace activist. She is also a Muslim. She wrote a lengthy piece in The Jewish Press proposing that the Temple at Jerusalem, which is currently closed to Jews for prayer while open to Muslims, is a spot where both faiths could share. The piece is titled: A New Muslim Vision: Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple Together

Here is an excerpt of her piece:
"As a devout Muslim, I take pleasure when Jews pray to Almighty God, and their praying anywhere in the world, including at the Temple Mount, would be a glad tiding for me as well.

As a devout Muslim, it would be a joy for me to see Prophet Solomon's Temple rebuilt as well. No, you did not hear me wrong. Prophet Solomon's Temple being rebuilt in all its magnificence and glory would be a great delight for me, as it would be to any Muslim. Under different circumstances, in an atmosphere of trust, love and brotherhood, Muslims would welcome this with enthusiasm. The Temple of Solomon is also a historically important place, and rebuilding it would be a wonderful occasion for all believers to contemplate. Every Muslim, every believer, will want to experience the spirit of those days again, and strive to bring the beauty of those days back to life. Actually, it is everyone’s aspiration for that city to be adorned, to be beautified, and to regain the magnificent glory it had in the days of the Prophet Solomon.

Solomon's Temple being rebuilt does not entail any harm to these shrines."

This piece is only one opinion after all, so why do I take especial note of it? Because here is what the bible says the Temple will be like during the Tribulation:
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months.(Revelation 11:1

There are three different areas of this holiest of sites that are mentioned in the verse.
--The temple building itself. This includes holy place, the holy of holies, the altar and the people who gather there to worship

--the outer court, the open area that surrounds the temple. In the verse John is told not to bother with that

--the holy city, the city of Jerusalem.

The temple will have been rebuilt by the time the Tribulation comes along. We know this because the antichrist stands in it and stops the sacrifices (Dan 9:27) Verses in Matthew 24:15 and 2 Thessalonians 2:4 also refer to the temple during the Tribulation. For there to be sacrifices, there must be a holy place. For the antichrist to stop the sacrifices, they must have started.

We also know that the Temple Mount organization has spent much time developing all the items necessary to resume sacrifices. They have trained Levitical priests, practiced sacrificing, woven the priestly garments, and built an altar. All this they did according to Old Testament Law. They have even gotten the cornerstone and blessed it. It is like a pre-fab building, parts are ready and all they need is the go-ahead to build. It won't take long, perhaps a month, I've read. Later today when I come home from work I'll put up the links to all these so you can see how far along they are.

The only problem, aside from the political one and the religious one, lol, is the spot to build it on. Many people have said that there IS room at the Temple Mount to build a third temple, and not have to touch the Muslim Al Aqsa mosque which squats there like a buzzard. And according to the verse in Revelation 11, there does seem to be a picture of the two existing side-by-side at the same time.

End time students already know that the third temple will be rebuilt, the discussion has always been, where. Some have proposed that the last days wars of Psalm 83, or Ezekiel 38-39 would mean that the Muslim mosque is razed during the fighting. Others have said that a spot at Shiloh for the third temple is likelier, because Shiloh was the original place of the tabernacle for 400 years. Still others deny that any temple at all is built, but we see from the verses in Daniel and Revelation, among others, that this is the least likely scenario.

The most plausible one is that the two religions co-exist and the temple is re-built on the exact spot we all think it will be: atop the temple mount in the holy city of Jerusalem. There has always been room for a temple at the holy spot, despite the Muslim occupation at their mosque. And the Revelation verse proves it. What we could not imagine was the climate of the day allowing such a thing as side-by-side religious activity.

Today's evil spirit is of an ecumenical bent. We see too sadly, Evangelical Christianity co-existing with Catholicism, Buddhism's mystical side permeating fundamental Christianity, Chrislam, etc. Judaism and Islam will co-exist as revelation shows, exactly as the Muslim opinion writer proposes. The Lord will see His plan come to pass. Changing minds and hearts to see that it happens is the very power of God. Praise Him in all His ways!

8 comments:

  1. I am very surprised that there are not death threats against this woman in the middle east!

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  2. Under the banner of co-exist the third temple may very well be built.
    Don't write this off.....

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  3. Their is a difference between being nice to others of different faiths, as we are instructed to do so, then accepting their faith as true or thinking they have the truth as well. Jesus said he is way(John 14:6) the only way; again be nice to unbelievers, but I will not confirm to their views. But as in the days of Noah..

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  4. Elizabeth, I'm with you on this one. When I read the
    Scripture about the outer court, it made me think and the more I studied, I came to your conclusion. I've read some of the articles about The Temple Mount Faithful and that they have everything they need to set up Temple worship. At one time, I think the red heifer was an issue but it seems that I read an article some time ago that they now have one.
    Anyway, what you said sure makes sense to me.

    Pam

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  5. The problem is not the Al Aqsa Mosque...it resides on the southern most part of the platform. The problem is the Dome of the Rock. The Third Temple would have to be built where it now stands! Leen Ritmeyer and other biblical archaeologists have studied this problem, and the DoR is right over the rock cut-out that matches the biblical narrative for the position of the Ark...

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  6. It looks like the new One World religion is on the move...
    and maybe that will be the time for the holy covenant, a religious covenant? Daniel 9:27 "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the 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." and Daniel 11:28 "Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land...."

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  7. Its only done after a war like '3rd world war'. The Israel is expecting a 'Messiha'- A powerful ruler. Once they confirm that the one is Massiha, once after the victory against odds and he start the rule on entire world, including the nations who got defeated by Israel will believe False Massiha, the start of 1260 days begins. Then he will get the power to sit in the rebuilt temple of Solomon.

    Christians need to believe and to watch this because it were all for-told.

    'Many against one' (alike 6 Day War), even they continue to win.
    But How and why Israel got attacked from all sides & by every major nations?
    Common factor is Islam. They can never have peace with Jews, They will cover the world. Then major nations (under new Islam) wage war against Israel. After again they defeated, the temple will rebuild, False-massiha will gain power, 1260 days left for him, to rule the world of cursed!

    Then Jesus will be back!

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  8. Praise the Lord, for our Lord is ruling the world. The whole world is under the governing of the Lord we must be watchful for us to be rapture by the Lord on His coming back But How and why Israel got attacked from all sides & by every major nations? But How and why Israel got attacked from all sides & by every major nations? This is your answer. I will encourage you to read Joel 1:2-4. In this scripture we could see four locusts each taking over one another. Four words are used for locust in verse 4, ie cutting, swarming, licking and consuming, probably referring to the various stages of growth. The four stages of this one kind of locust refer to the nations that devastated Israel in four consecutive empires i.e BABYLON, MEDO-PERSIA, GREECE AND ROME EMPIRE INCLUDING ANTICHRIST WHO WILL BE THE LAST CAESAR OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. The armies of these empires were like locust in Joel 2:25 coming to devastate and consume Israel because they did not hid to the advice of Jehovah.

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