Since Dec 2018 the following events have occurred in Israel;
- Sanhedrin letter inviting 70 nations to Israel
- Dedication of the altar at Hanukah
- Selection of the Red heifer
- Plan to sacrifice a lamb at Passover
These preparations are all happening during the 70 th "Jubilee" anniversary of Israeli nationhood. The events point to a desire to establish the Third Temple as a "house of prayer" for all nations. Some rabbi's have calculated the significance of certain feast days (using the so called "bible code") as the date when the messiah (obviously not Jesus) will be revealed. See the following interviews with a messianic Jew who regards the developments in a positive light although he (rightly) denies the necessity for a temple.
Five in Ten 12/12/18: Rabbi Zev Porat - Prophetic Event in Jerusalem
And the altar dedication at Hanukah (Dec 2018):