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The Jewish Temple In Israel Will Be Rebuilt
To prove that a future Jewish Temple will be rebuilt we have the “overspreading of abominations” in Daniel 9:27, by which the “sacrifice and the oblation” are to cease in the midst of the seventieth week, are yet to happen. That is to say, the ceasing of the “sacrifice and oblation” does not speak to Christ’s death, nor of the time of our Lord’s Ministry here on Earth, but to the daily sacrifices and prayers (evening and morning) of the future rebuilt Temple in the Tribulation period (Exod. 29:39; Dan. 8:12, 26, 12:11). In fact, it is impossible to have an “overspreading of abominations” without a Temple; that is a clear simple fact!
In suit, it is these very prayers and sacrifices that will cease by the hand of the Antichrist in the midst of the seventieth week, when He shows Himself to be God (2 Thess. 2:4), and sets up that which is abominable (Dan. 8:13, 9:27, 11:31, 12:11; Matt. 24:15). In sum, these seven salient points confirm that there will be a seven-year Tribulation, in which the rebuilt Jewish Temple is desecrated in Jerusalem, just as the Greek Septuagint so precisely acknowledges.
So important is this particular point, that Christ said, “But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let him that readeth understand), then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains” (Mark 13:14)! Judea? It is the newly converted in Judea, that is, when their blindness lifts after the Gospel returns to them (Matt. 24:32-33; Rom. 11:25).
Now some would object to the notion of a rebuilt Temple being desecrated in the midst of the seven-year Tribulation. Yet the Bible, by the Law of deduction shows the existence of a future, rebuilt, Jewish Temple in “tribulational” Israel. The point being: Never has just the Outer Court willingly been given to any Gentile people anytime in history. Therefore, the following in Revelation remains to be a future event. John wrote:
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. 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. (Rev. 11:2)
After the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, John wrote the above description of the future Temple around AD 85 to AD 90 on the Isle of Patmos. By John’s account, the Outer Court will be given to the Gentiles. If anything, this fact eliminates the possibility of this Temple being the Heavenly Sanctuary as Seventh Day Adventist's teach and believe. Because, in Heaven, the Gentiles are inside the Temple of God (Rev. 7:9, 15), not just the Outer Court. Thus the Heavenly Temple will never be trampled by the Gentiles. Obviously then, our Seventh Day Adventist Brethren have the wrong Temple in their 2300 Day Prophecy (Dan. 8:13).
Also, this fact eliminates the Temple in question as the earthly Temple of AD 70, because then, the Gentiles (the Roman Army) had the whole Temple, not just the Outer Court. Note: Some claim the year 1967 as the year of the Gentile fulfillment, however, in the timeline of the above passage, Israel never had a temple, much less an Outer Court for the Gentiles to trample. Therefore, the date of 1967 is in grave error.
Without question, then, “. . . the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months,” can only pertain to earthly Jerusalem in future “tribulational” Israel, especially since it is earthly Jerusalem that will be trodden under foot for forty-two months in the Tribulation, not Heavenly Jerusalem. Factually, then, the Temple in question can be none other than a future, rebuilt, Israeli “tribulation Temple,” which will be trodden underfoot until the completion of the Gentile Times (Dan. 8:13-17; Luke 21:24; Rom. 11:25), not the Heavenly Temple (nor the Temple of AD 70).
Now here lies a mighty wrench thrown into the works of Preterism. Applicably, the future treading underfoot of Jerusalem in Luke 21:20-24, and the Holy City in Revelation 11:2, are one in the same (see also Dan. 8:13). In fact, both narratives speak to the fulfillment of the Gentile Times on the Holy Mount, which fulfillment couldn’t have happened in AD 70, or in 1967. With this fact in mind, the Preterist view that Christ came in AD 70 is unfounded. Indeed, the treading underfoot of Jerusalem, which really reflects the fulfilling of the Gentile Times, remains to be a future event. For then, and only then, will all of Israel no longer be totally blind to the Gospel (Rom. 9:27-28; 11:25).
Moreover, the overwhelming evidence affirms that the Antichrist will never desecrate the Heavenly Sanctuary in His demonstration of being God, but the earthly. Certainly, then, the Antichrist will consummate the Great Apostasy by His despicable deed of entering God’s Temple in Israel, showing Himself to be God (2 Thess. 2:4). Interesting to note, the Day of the Lord, or That Night before it dawns (1 Thess. 5:1-3; 2 Pet. 1:19, being the Day of Redemption (Eph. 4:30)–or Midnight’s Cry of a new Day–begins at the revealing of the Man of Sin and the Great Apostasy (2 Thess. 2:2-3).
The “Abomination of Desolation” happens at mid-trib (Its meaning is idol worship in the Holy of Holies in the Jewish Temple.). True, again, the antichrist revealing and the Great Apostasy must take place before the Day of Redemption begins (Eph. 4:30; 2 Thess. 2:2-3). The Day of Redemption is also called the Day of the Lord, which is the Day of Jesus Christ (Philip. 1:10, 2:16), or the Day of Christ (2 Thess. 2:2), and also, the Day of the Lord Jesus (1 Cor. 5:5). Surely it is the Day that we are to see approaching while provoking one another to love and good works—and all the more as it approaches (Heb. 10:25).
Just as true, nowhere does the Scripture state that the Abomination of Desolation must place take place before our redemption. So watch therefore, that is, in all four watches of the Tribulation Night—if need be (Mark 13:33-37; Rev. 3:3; 16:15)—for the night cometh that no man can work (even for those in the field or mill—Matt. 24:41). In this vein, the Tribulation Night will progressively get worse as the birth pangs get closer to the dawn of That Day (2 Pet. 1:19), the traditional Second Coming with all His saints (Duet. 33:2; Zach 14:5; 1 Thess. 3:13, 4:14; Jude Vs. 14; Rev. 19:8, 14).
Now again, look at this following single Scripture
one more time; it blatantly teaches that
there will be a third Jewish Temple rebuilt. Not only that, this Scripture has
the future written all over it, as does the entire chapter it is presented in,
Daniel 12. These facts can’t be and won’t be denied by anyone with a knowledge:
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days (Dan. 12:11)!
Not only does the setting up of the Abomination of Desolation attest that the third Temple will be rebuilt, and sacrifices will be re-instituted, it rebuts the idea of Replacement Theology—that God is finished with the nation of Israel. Indeed, the antichrist will enter a real rebuilt Jewish Temple at mid-trib, and He will set up the Abomination of Desolation—giving life to the image of the Beast (2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:15)! Actually, Dan. 11:31, Matt. 24:15, 2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 11:2 also attest to the existence of a future rebuilt Jewish Temple.
In sum, the future Israeli Temple will be rebuilt, and the Antichrist
will enter it and proclaim that He is God at mid-trib, or at the middle of
the seven year Tribulation (2 Thess. 2:4). The faithful of Israel will then
have to flee (Matt. 24:15-16) into the wilderness where they have a place
prepared for them for a thousand two hundred and sixty days (Rev. 12:6)—the
latter half of the seven year Tribulation.
(5 A reference to the Dome of the Rock on Mount
Moriah, when the Temple is rebuilt the Outer Court is the Dome of the Rock.)
6 By the way, Paul very well knew the difference
between the two words temple and church. And this is why he wrote the phrase
"Temple of God" (2 Thess. 2:4), and not the phrase, the Church of God.
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In sum, the future Israeli Temple will be rebuilt, and the Antichrist will enter it and proclaim that He is God at mid-trib, or at the middle of the seven year Tribulation (2 Thess. 2:4). The faithful of Israel will then have to flee (Matt. 24:15-16) into the wilderness where they have a place prepared for them for a thousand two hundred and sixty days (Rev. 12:6)—the latter half of the seven year Tribulation.
(5 A reference to the Dome of the Rock on Mount Moriah, when the Temple is rebuilt the Outer Court is the Dome of the Rock.)
6 By the way, Paul very well knew the difference between the two words temple and church. And this is why he wrote the phrase "Temple of God" (2 Thess. 2:4), and not the phrase, the Church of God.
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