Enoch shares about the coming third temple, the 2 major obstacles hindering its rebuilding, dramatic progress in recent years towards the third temple and how we as Christians can pray concerning the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount.
Notes from message:
The Coming Third Temple
It is all about God’s presence
God’s Name, Eyes and Heart are there!
““For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My Name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
2 Chr. 7:16
Why doesn’t Israel build the Temple?
Reason #1: – OIC – Organisation of Islamic Co-operation
– Organisation of Islamic Co-operation – founded in 1969 – has 56 member states and is the second largest intergovernment organisation in the world. Founded with the purpose of ‘protecting’ Al Aqsa mosque and liberating ‘Palestine’.
Reason #2: – Modern Judaism doesn’t need sacrifices
Building the Temple Seems Unrealistic
But Jesus refers to a Temple in the End Times:
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” Matt 24
His disciples would have understood this to refer to the Temple
The Return of the exiled Jews after 2000 years seemed unrealistic too
But with God’s promises + prayer and support from Christians – it happened!
It also seemed unrealistic for:
The Hebrew language to be restored (Zep. 3:9)
The desert land to bloom and fill the earth with fruit (Is. 27:6, 35:1)
God is the God of the impossible – if He has said there will be a temple – there will be one!
But we are called to partner with Him in prayer – remind Him of His promises and His Word
A Change in The Air
Rabbi Yehuda Glick
Little known activist
Assassination attempt October 29, 2014
March 2015 Election
#33 on Ballot Paper for Netanyahu’s Likud party
Netanyahu only expected to get 20 seats – but got 30
On May 25th 2016, he was sworn in to parliament
The rise of Yehudah Glick from the brink of death to the national spotlight, and now to the Israeli parliament is truly breathtaking.
The Temple Institute is rehearsing the sacrifices and training up Levites and Priests from the Line of Aaron
In September 2016, the Sanhedrin moved to appoint its first High Priest since the temple was destroyed in A.D. 70
Rabbi Baruch Katane was chosen and is a stand-in ready to perform sacrifices with 2 weeks notice
but…there are ominous developments as well
Compromise with Islam?
Adnan Oktar, a prominent Islamic scholar and television host, invited Rabbi Glick to a Ramadan event in Turkey (7/8/2015). Adnan supports the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple as part of his Islamic End Times views
But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.Rev. 11:2
Why pray for a temple that will be defiled?
God can restore what the enemy defiles
The enemy is always trying to defile God’s house It is setting the stage for End Times
Reason #1. It is the missing piece of End Times Prophecy
“for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed… who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God… so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” 2 Thes 2:3
Reason #2: Jews need to return to sacrifices to understand Yeshua
Reason #3. God wants to dwell among His people
“And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.” Ex. 25:8
Reason #4: There is a spiritual battle over this site.If Israel gets anywhere near it, there is international uproar!
We need to partner with Israel in prayer for this to happen
Ezek 36:2: “the enemy has said of you, ‘Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession”
Is. 14:13: “For you (Lucifer) have said in your heart:‘I will ascend into heaven,I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation (or mountain of divine appointment) On the farthest sides of the north;”
Enoch Lavender was born in Australia, raised in Norway, spent time living in China and is now based in Melbourne, Australia. He has been studying Hebrew and the Jewish roots of our faith for the past decade, and has a keen interest in the Middle East from a Bible prophecy perspective.