We also know, there is no Temple on the Holy mount yet because the land belongs to Jordan and there are several very important Islamic mosques/buildings not least the Al Aqsa mosque and the one we know as the Dome of The Rock.
To be able to build the Jewish Holy Temple there, another prophecy will have to be fulfilled – namely a peace treaty between Israel and her neighbours and confirmed by the antichrist.
Most of the vessels for The Temple are already made however they should be purified with water containing the ashes of a kosher red Heifer which is ritually killed when it’s over 2 years old. It has taken many, many years to breed such an animal. I have spent time with the rabbis at The Temple Institute over the years and they have shown me photographs of some of the attempts going back many years. So, eschatologically, this is exciting news… [scroll down for info about Bible Prophecy!*]
The last (9th) Red Heifer gave birth to a lamb!
Although reported by the secular historian Josephus, we don’t know if this story is true but the spiritual implications are powerful.
Apparently there have been 9 red heifers used over the centuries to purify the temple vessels – that is the ashes of them have been used for that purpose according to Torah. That is 9 up until the Lamb of God appeared!
Josephus states that when they had prepared the 10th in an effort to purify the temple vessels and hoping that God would do some sort of miracle and hold back the invading Roman armies of Titus and Vespasian, the heifer gave birth to a lamb…
This was obviously an aberration which made the heifer unclean – and of course we know the Temple was indeed destroyed.
The spiritual implication being that the literal Pesach (Passover) Lamb had been sacrificed once for all – and He had fulfilled the requirements of the red heifer.
Many rabbis therefore say that the 10th (the next!) red heifer will be the one to purify the vessels for Mashiach (Messiah) – which is why they are getting very excited.
Remember that we know the Temple will be rebuilt to allow Antichrist to take his place – so you need to be sure of WHY we are excited about this happening.
The clue is – Maranatha! Even so, come Lord Jesus!
Bethel Communications made a DVD about Bible Prophecy some years ago – which includes info about the Temple along with interviews with many top experts such as Dave Hunt, Ken Ham, Roger Oakland, Barry Smith, Gary Kah, Chuck Missler and Rabbi Chaim Richman who featured in the film clip shown here.
The film is called ‘Cup of Trembling-countdown to Armageddon’ available from Bethel Communications Sound Teaching Shop
Another good one is The Daniel Project which is a professional documentary made for TV which shows more than 20 of the major prophecies. It is on Netflix or the DVD is available with some amazing extras at The Daniel Project website.