A new page called “Last Things” will be added to the website by the end of the week (DV). It aims to debunk certain prophetic notions that are wrong (particularly “prophecies” that focus on the UK, USA and Russia). It will also examine some of the attitudes of Christian-Zionists. Last but not least it will look at how Zionism has shaped world history and politics leading up to WWI and how historical revisionism has distorted true facts with propaganda and labelled truth seekers as “conspiracy theorists”. The new page will also contain links to relevant articles – here below follow links to a two part article. The links will also appear on the new page that is under construction but I have also placed it here as a foretaste. The articles are rather long but they are excellent independent investigative journalism – I urge all Christians to read these articles to discover the true agenda.
In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream. This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem’s Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy. by Whitney Webb
How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as “Civil Rights” . The Temple Activist movement is now more mainstream than ever before and its effort to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, has advanced with great rapidity since the year began and has picked up precipitously in recent weeks by Whitney Webb
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
The ashes of the Red Heifer will be ready to use sometime in 2020:
At the ceremony Rabbi Azriel Ariel announced the birth of the red heifer.
“This is the beginning of a long process that will, God willing, allow us to purify all of Israel, Rabbi Ariel said. “This is not us forcing God’s hand. We are simply performing mitzvoth (Torah commandments) as given to us in the Torah.”
He explained that the actual preparation of the ashes will be in two years. Until that time, it is considered an egla (calf) by Jewish law. At the age of two, it becomes classified a para (heifer) and can be sacrificed and burned, it’s ashes used in the purification ritual.
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.
Below are links to two instructive video’s. While not in complete agreement with everything that is said -the points about the temple are valid. The Trump video is also instructive (for obvious reasons);
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.
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
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™)
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.