The ritual of the Red Heifer and the third Temple
A recent article begins with the words, “Last Tuesday, the Temple Institute’s Red Heifer program was blessed with results; an entirely red female calf was born, paving the way for re-establishing the Temple service and marking the final stage of redemption”. This event has been picked up by newspapers world-wide with such lurid headlines as, “First ‘red heifer’ born in Israel for 2000 years triggers Armageddon fears” and “End of the World fears: First red heifer 'born in Israel in 2,000 years fulfils prophecy'.” Secular Jews have gone on record as wishing the young cow would just disappear; some have even suggested that it be destroyed to avoid a potential war. This may seem an over-reaction but Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), the most renowned medieval Jewish scholar known by the acronym Rambam, wrote in his explanation of the mitzvah that “the tenth red heifer will be accomplished by the king, the Messiah; may he be revealed speedily, Amen, May it be God’s will.”
The “red heifer” that has recently been born and certified “unblemished” is the tenth one, and the first red heifer since the destruction of the temple in AD 70. This is a powerful sign for “third temple fanatics” as rebuilding the third temple is closely linked with the appearance of the Messiah and the third temple cannot be built unless there is a way to cleanse the priesthood. That is why they require the Red Heifer.
Read the full article here:
 Harbinger to Messiah: Red Heifer Is Born by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz September 5, 2018, 12:17 pm https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/113476/temple-institute-certifies-red-heifer/
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Peace under the new Cyrus (Donald Trump)?
Trump’s peace plan for Israel will be revealed in September shortly after the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement fast, which happens in the 70 th year of Israel’s existence. Third Temple fanatics have already pointed out that Donald Trump has a name with the same gematria value as “Messiah of the house of David” (see previous posts) and declaring him the “new Cyrus”.
Now they are producing a coin to raise money for building the “Third Temple”:
This is a repeat pattern. The Jews did the same when they approached Cyrus and showed him that their scripture predicted an early return and rebuilding of the temple. The pagan “Cyrus” was the “Messiah” now it is Donald Trump.
A quick reminder – in my commentary on Daniel, “God is Judge” (GIJ) It was suggested that Isaiah 45 was deliberately manipulated to read KORESH (Cyrus) instead of KARASH (workman). There was no pointing (vowels) in the original Hebrew. The “workman” in Isaiah who would restore Jewish fortunes (after the Assyrian invasion) was obviously Hezekiah (who typified Christ). In this I find myself in agreement with Thirtle and Whittaker who held the same views. (There are also many other scholars who argue against a Cyrus reading). I recommend reading the relevant chapter in GIJ and the Addendum (which is on the website – it contains additional new material not present in GIJ). To sum up:
- Cyrus did not rebuild the temple (even Josephus admits this)
- Cyrus issued a decree (that got lost in the archives)
- Darius rebuilt the temple 21 years later
So, on all scriptural metrics the prophecy fails (if it refers to Cyrus). The Jews are doing what they always have done when they act unfaithfully – they use scripture to flatter and manipulate Gentile rulers. Some of the people pushing the agenda are Knesset Mp’s.
"The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away" (KJV Psalm 90:10).
Perhaps the next ten years will be "labour and sorrow"?
 Report: 'Deal of the Century' to be unveiled next month PA newspaper reports Trump peace plan to be unveiled during president's speech to UN General Assembly in September.
 Yom Kippur 2018 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 18 September and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 19 September
 Jewish Activists, Politicians and Rabbis Reveal the Greatest Step Jews and Christians Can Take to Usher in Geula https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/112478/restore-the-temple-mount-to-its-biblical-intent-and-usher-in-redemption/ The article mentions; Rabbi Pinchas Winston, Rabbi Yehuda Glick and Joshua Wander. Wander is a Republican Jewish American now living in Israel: https://twitter.com/ntarnopolsky/status/997062269577105408?lang=en Rabbi Yehuda Glick is a sitting member (defence minister) in the Jewish Parliament. Wikipedia contributors. (2018, July 5). Yehuda Glick. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:03, August 24, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yehuda_Glick&oldid=848928586 MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Likud member and Head of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation Apr 20, 2017 https://youtu.be/iYluQMhy6aI Rabbi Pinchas Winston: Over the last 20 years, his works have become very focused on the topic "The End of Days" (as evinced by the titles of his later works). He includes Kabbalah, Gemarah and Midrashim in his works; thus, intertwining "ancient texts" with modern issues Wikipedia contributors. (2018, May 21). Pinchas Winston. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:09, August 24, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pinchas_Winston&oldid=842283620
The rise of the right in Israel and the third Temple
This year the “black fast” known as Tisha B'av 2018 fell at nightfall on July 21, and concluded at nightfall on Sunday, July 22. A record 1,200 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Tisha B’av mainly due to the lifting of the ban imposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on visits by government ministers and Knesset members (KM) to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (which lasted three straight years). The far-right especially those in the Knesset are pushing for rebuilding the temple. This must be placed against the background of the recently passed “Jewish-nation-state-bill” on July 19  which moves the Zionist state in a more autocratic (anti-democratic) direction of an ethno-state. This lurch to the right even has implications for Jewish religious pluralism, giving the orthodox Rabbinate a distinct advantage over other forms of Judaism.
This has been a tumultuous week with the “Jewish-nation-state-bill” passing on the Thursday (July 19 th), the “black fast” ending on the Sunday (22 nd), a stone falling out of the wailing wall on the Monday (23 rd) with the week ending with a blood moon and earthquake (Galilee region) on the “joyous feast of the grape harvest” (27 th) which is meant to close the period of “mourning”. The Cabbalist Rabbi’s interpret the portent of the falling stone as a call to rebuild the temple (sic).
All this must be read against the background of the new “peace plan” by Jared Kushner, the Jewish son in law of Trump. Taken together with the movement of the embassy to Jerusalem in recognition that it is the “eternal Jewish capital”, we await developments. Kushner’s peace plan is closely kept under wraps but will soon be revealed. One can assume that it will be to the advantage of the Jewish Zionist state.
Events seem to be “heating up” (in a literal sense as well with global temperature spikes). The push to rebuild the Third Temple and the lurch to an autocratic religiously intolerant state taken together with the revelation of a new “peace-plan” all seem to fit “historic patterns”. Will we see the emergence of an Israeli beast with expansionist tendencies? (Iran the next target?). We need to be less sycophantic towards Israel as they still refuse the Messiah.
“As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes”(Romans 11:28).
 More than 1000 Jews enter Temple Mount on Tisha Be'av, two arrested
 Israeli right dreams of third temple in Jerusalem
 Final text of Jewish nation-state law, approved by the Knesset early on July 19 https://www.timesofisrael.com/final-text-of-jewish-nation-state-bill-set-to-become-law/
 A New Law Shifts Israel Away From Democracy
 The day the Jewish state became Orthodox
 Total Lunar Eclipse visible Friday
 Earthquakes in Israel: Tenth Tremor in a Week Shakes North
Maximum measured was 4.5 but scientists believe a “big quake” is overdue as it strikes every 100 years or so. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-earthquakes-in-israel-tenth-tremor-in-a-week-shakes-north-1.6248542
 Jewish reading for the day is the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:1-7:11) “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” and Isaiah 40:1-26; “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God”. According to Jewish lore 15 Ab was the day when Hadrian allowed the bodies of the Kochba rebels to be buried: “On the 9th of Av, the inhabitants of the city of Betar were killed. Throughout the entire reign of Hadrian, the burial of these people was forbidden. The corpses, although they all lay exposed, miraculously did not decompose. Finally, years later on the 15th of Av, the bodies were buried, and given the proper respect due to them”.
 Western Wall's Fallen Stone: Seed to Grow Third Temple?
"For a stone shall cry out from the wall, And a rafter shall answer it from the woodwork". Habakkuk 2:11 (The Israel Bible™)
100-kilo Dislodged Stone Falls Off Western Wall, Almost Hits Worshipper
 Kushner says Trump's 'deal of the century' Mideast peace plan will be unveiled soon
Jared Kushner’s Middle East Fantasy
Third Temple –Muslim appeal
An interesting article appeared on March 21 (2018) concerning an appeal by the “Sanhedrin” to the “Sons of Ishmael” (Arab Muslims) to help build the Third Temple (excerpts below):
“This move is far more than symbolic. It is intended to bring the entire world one step closer to the global peace that will characterize the Messianic era.
“I will bring them to My sacred mount And let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices Shall be welcome on My mizbayach; For My House shall be called A house of prayer for all peoples.” Isaiah 56:7
The rabbi explained that should the quoted Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, a foremost Jewish authority from the 18th century known as the “Vilna Gaon.”
“If a single sacrifice is brought in the Third Temple,” Rabbi Shtern said, quoting the Vilna Gaon. “The shofar announcing the Messiah will already start to blow.”
Of course the “Sanhedrin” is affiliated with the Temple Mount Institute and is a minority fundamentalist group. The Israeli government does not promote such views neither do many religious Jews. However, these developments and undercurrents are interesting and the Rabbi’s are correct – if they ever manage to build the third temple and commence sacrifice (especially together with Muslims) – the trumpet (Shofar) will announce the Messiah…..because it will be the Last Trump.
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever” (Rev.11.15).
Such a structure would be an abomination to God and not a house of prayer.
 Sanhedrin Calls on Arabs to Take Their Role in Third Temple as Prophesized by Isaiah
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/104480/sanhedrin-calls-on-arabs-to-take-their-role-in-third-temple-as-prophesized-by-isaiah/#rrYeJB4MoeKlt291.99
What do Donald Trump and Cyrus have in common?
Question: What do Donald Trump and Cyrus the Great have in common?
Answer: According to the Jews they are both the Lord's anointed.
Rabbi Berger believes that President Trump’s election has already begun this process. The rabbi noted that Donald Trump’s name in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) in gematria (numerology based on Hebrew letters) equals 424 – which is the same numerical value of the phrase, “Moshiach (Messiah) from the House of David (משיח בן דוד).”
“But Donald Trump is not righteous enough or knowledgeable in Bible to actually be the Messiah,” Rabbi Berger noted. “Trump’s connection to the Messiah is that he will play a role in one of the major functions of the Messiah. He will pave the way for building the Third Temple.”
“Trump will not personally merit building the Temple,” he continued. “Like Cyrus, he will pave the way for men who will begin the construction, and when the time is right, the Third Temple will descend from heaven.”
Of course, our commentary on Daniel makes it clear that the "Lord's anointed" in Isa 45 is a reference to Hezekiah (the suffering servant) NOT TO CYRUS. There was a Jewish exilic faction that pushed an agenda for an early restoration and they deliberately interpreted the “workman” (karash) of the Lord as Koresh (Cyrus). The same strategy is being used 2,000 years later, namely; pointing out to a foreign ruler that they have been chosen to fulfil prophecy and restore Jewish fortunes.
In the end Cyrus did very little (as most scholars acknowledge). It was during the reign of Darius the Great (21 years later cf. Dan 10.) that the temple was restored.
 Perhaps the Rabbi should also have mentioned that the “Donald” is not from the tribe of David, that he is a gentile and a Catholic to boot! I suppose beggars can’t be choosers.
 Trump has already done more than Cyrus did….at least he has restored the US embassy to Jerusalem!
The Eschatological Temple
Pop Quiz - does the future temple look like (A) or (B)?
(B) Or like this?
The correct answer: “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it” (Rev 21.22). The theology of the NT and the OT point to Jesus and his saints becoming the temple; Reminder to King David “Go and tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? (2 Sam 7.5) …. Reminder to Christians “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 7.48) and the words of Jesus; “"Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."(John 2.19).
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