As chapter six of the book of Revelation begins, we see Jesus take a scroll from the right hand of the Father, who is sitting on the throne of God in heaven. All contracts in ancient Israel which deal with titles for property, had a clause for the redemption of that property. Upon its redemption, the seals of the contract are are broken one at a time and the one who is coming to redeem the land, will fulfill each of the terms that are specified. In regard to the earth and her redemption, there are twenty-one judgements that will take place. Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets, Seven Bowls. Each of these successive judgments becomes more severe than the one previous.
By His death and resurrection, Jesus has already meant all of the terms of redemption for the earth, In the sixth chapter of the book of Revelation, Jesus opens each of the seven seals and allows the particular events that are described to take place. Continue reading “The Seven Year Tribulation Begins With Peace”
Current tensions in Israel over the Temple Mount that began on September 13, 2015, during the Feast of Rosh Hashanah, may be a precursor to the rebuilding of the third Temple at that location.
In order for the prophecy of Daniel’s 70th week to be fulfilled, this Temple must be built in the first three years of the seven year Tribulation Period. For a long time it has been a mystery how this could be possible, given that Arab leaders would seemingly never permit such an event.
Picture from Reuters, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/KENA BETANCUR/POOL
Residing on the Temple Mount today is the holy Muslim site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Just north of the Mosque, also called “The Dome of the Rock,” is an area that is the precise location of the second temple that was destroyed by Titus in 70 A.D., in direct fulfillment of Jesus prophecy that “not one stone shall be left upon another.” This will be the location of the Third Temple. Continue reading “Tensions Over the Temple Mount in Israel May Lead to the Building of the Third Temple”