Blog note: It is beyond coincidental that this issue of rebuilding the Jewish Temple arises now, just in the time frame of Donald Trumps “Deal of the Century” or the forthcoming “peace and security” agreement (covenant with death). I have blogged extensively about the ramifications of said “peace and safety” agreement with Israel and its prophetic role in the end times. Once Israel agrees to the “peace and security” covenant, the antichrist will ‘confirm’ or ‘validate’ or ‘accept’ and enforce the agreement. This has several purposes. His ‘confirmation’ helps to establish his political authority in the region on his rise to world power. It provides a false notion of peace for the Jews because they are artificially protected for the three and half years. Why would the antichrist allow the hated Jews an opportunity to live in peace and safety for three and half years? The simple answer is that this period allows them to rebuild their Temple to conduct traditional sacrificial sin atonement. Once the Temple is build, Satan possesses the antichrist and conducts the “Abomination of Desolation” in the Temple, announcing himself to be God and that the entire world should worship him alone. Allowing the Jewish Temple to be built is a just a means to an end for the antichrist and Satan. Subsequently, the Jews will painfully and woefully come to the conclusion that they placed their “trust” for ‘peace and security’ with the wrong world leader or the wrong messiah and will turn to the True and Faithful Messiah, Jesus Christ. The fact that the Jews could start on a moment’s notice to rebuild their Temple AT the same time that a ‘peace and security’ plan is about to be unveiled, has tremendous Biblical prophetic implications. The world is NOT falling apart, but falling together as God’s plans come together in the season of today. Consider ALL the signs, consider the Great Convergence of Signs happening today, over the past several months and last couple of years since Trump winning the Presidency. These are exciting, but perilous times, indeed! End of note.
The ‘peace and security’ agreement (covenant) is intricately woven with the time frame allocated to rebuilding the Jewish Temple.
Sanhedrin Calls On Jerusalem’s Next Mayor To Prepare For Rebuilding The Temple
BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ/BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS NOVEMBER 10, 2018
Jerusalem will have a new mayor this coming week and more than any other election this year will decide the religious nature of Israel’s capital. The nascent Sanhedrin has addressed a letter to the two candidates emphasizing the role of the Third Temple in municipal current policy.
The Jerusalem mayoral election held last week ran five candidates, but the results were so close that an additional runoff vote next week is needed to choose between the top two. Moshe Lion with 33 percent of the vote and Ofer Berkovitch with 29 percent will run off against each other – with neither achieving the 40 percent of the electorate required to win office.
The politics of the eternal Jewish capital are most fiercely fought on the battlefield of religion. In addition to his political connections, Lion, religiously observant, was endorsed by leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis, an important asset in a city in which the Haredi represent approximately 35% of the overall Jewish vote.
Berkovich, on the other hand, was the only one of the candidates that led a secular lifestyle. He has campaigned for businesses to open on the Sabbath. Not only is that policy distasteful to the city’s religious residents, but Berkovich perceives Haredi politicians as having a negative impact.
“The other candidates are liable to capitulate to the Haredi extortion, and may not understand the strategic steps the city needs to take in order to flourish and get on the right track,” Berkovich told Times of Israel. “They weren’t partners in the successes of recent years: the vibrant cultural [scene], economic development, the urban revolution… I don’t think they know what is needed, I don’t think they know the city well enough, I don’t think they understand what to do here.”
The religious Jewish aspect of being the mayor Jerusalem was amplified to an even greater degree in an open letter that the Sanhedrin sent to the two candidates.
“With God’s merciful approval, one of you will be chosen as head of the city, may it be built and made ready for its ultimate purpose,” the Sanhedrin wrote. “We call on the candidates as well as the voters to make choices based on truth and on the main aspect of Jerusalem, which is the building of the Temple.”
The Sanhedrin wrote a similar letter to U.S. President Donald Trump after he won the election, calling on him to take a role in building the Third Temple just as Persian King Cyrus helped the Jews build the Second Temple after the Babylonian exile in the sixth century BCE.
“Avoiding this essential issue endangers the existence of the city and its identity as the capital of Israel, thereby endangering Israel itself,” the Sanhedrin wrote to the mayoral candidates. “Every Jew and all of humanity are commanded to ascend to the Temple Mount.”
“We expect you, as candidates, to relate to this role the city has as home of the Temple. This subject is not simply a matter of religious belief but must also be expressed in political, fiscal, and educational terms.”
The Sanhedrin emphasized the importance of Jerusalem in the world. In the letter, they noted that the capital of Israel is frequently the focus of domestic politics and, in the case of Trump, has become an essential part of his platform. In the letter, the Sanhedrin praised Trump for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
“Jerusalem in its entirety is sanctified as Holy and is the spiritual center of the world, the throne of God. We urge you to make public your plans relating to this aspect of the city. There are several ways this can be accomplished, such as festivals of holiness to replace those of impurity.”
The Sanhedrin has already begun working toward this end, holding full-dress reenactments of the Temple service before the Biblical feasts. Another glorious example of this was the World Creation Concert held the week before Rosh Hashana, which several representatives from South American countries attended.
The Sanhedrin emphasized that the city will change when the Temple is built, requiring massive improvements to its infrastructure.
“Jerusalem must prepared to host the millions of pilgrims who will attend the feasts when the Third Temple is built,” the letter said. “We also call on the government to prepare a center for an international body to replace the United Nations and the Hague, one that will be rooted in the Bible.”