Imagine a battle over 35 acres capturing the attention of the entire world. This is not just any 35 acres. This is the place where Abraham raised the knife over Isaac 4,000 years ago. It’s the place where Solomon built Israel’s First Temple 3,000 years ago. And, it’s the place the Bible prophesies that modern Israel will build her Third Temple within the next few years.
The battle over the Temple Mount has raged off and on for the last 3,000 years. At least, 40 wars have been fought over Mount Moriah, which today is referred to as the Temple Mount.
The prophecies of the Bible state that a solution will soon be reached settling the dispute over the Temple Mount. A peace agreement is going to be signed between Palestinians and Israelis that will place the Temple Mount under a sharing arrangement. Jews will then be allowed to build their Third Temple, while not disturbing the Muslims’ Dome of the Rock or the Al Aqsa Mosque.
In Revelation 11:1-2, the Apostle John was told to measure the temple and those that worship therein; but to leave out the outer court of the temple since it would be trodden down of the Gentiles for the next 42 months. The entirety of this prophecy will be fulfilled right in front of our eyes are the next few years. How amazing is it to know in advance world events that are soon to come to pass? That is the blessing of understanding the prophecies of the Bible. Jesus said, “I tell you things before they come to pass, so that when they do come to pass, you might believe.”