Time to Build the Third Temple

The building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

by Rick Brinegar & Dave Robbins


Many of the events prophesied to occur in the end time will be recognizable. These will include the catastrophic Sixth Trumpet War, a peace agreement in the Middle East, the establishment of a world government and one-world religious system, and the implementation of the global-numbering system commonly referred to as the Mark of the Beast.


For those who follow Bible prophecy, once these events occur there will be no denying that we are living in the last days. But most people will view them as a natural progression of current affairs in today’s society since some of these prophecies will take years to culminate.


Whether an individual understands prophecy or not, nothing will compare to one particular prophecy—the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Some deny that a Jewish temple ever stood on the Temple Mount, but the Bible and history easily prove that theory wrong.


Antonio Guterres, the new Secretary General of the United Nations, raised quite a ruckus among the Palestinians when on January 21, he stated that it is “completely clear that the temple the Romans destroyed in Jerusalem (in 70 AD) was a Jewish temple.”


Throughout time, two Jewish temples have stood atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. With the fulfillment of many of the end time prophecies converging at the same time, and with current efforts calling for the building of the Third Temple, it is very likely that we will see construction begin before too long.

Historical Proof of the Temples

Many articles, history books, and encyclopedias state that, “Jewish tradition says…” or, “The Bible says…” that throughout time two Jewish temples have stood on the Temple Mount—thus denoting a hint of skepticism. However, all one has to do is look up the historical invasions and conquests of Jewish history to find proof of the first two Jewish temples.


The World Book Encyclopedia, Copyright 1982, Volume 11 describes it in this manor:


Invasions and Conquests – “In 587 B.C. the Babylonians conquered the southern kingdom of Judah, destroyed the temple (First Temple) in Jerusalem, and took many Jews to Babylonia as prisoners. In 539 B.C. King Cyrus of Persia conquered Babylonia, and he allowed the Jewish exiles to return to Judah the next year. The Jews then rebuilt their temple (Second Temple).”


Roman Rule – “In 63 B.C., the Romans conquered Judah, also called Judea, and made it a Roman province. Roman rule was so harsh that many Jews left Judea to escape its domination. The Jews revolted in 66 A.D. and drove out the Romans for a brief time. But in 70 A.D., the Roman General Titus conquered Jerusalem, destroyed the Second Temple, and took many Jewish captives to Rome. A memorial called the Arch of Titus in Rome symbolizes the Roman victory over the Jews. The Western Wall in Jerusalem (Wailing Wall) is all that remains of the ancient temple.”


The Bible, which is the greatest history book ever written, records the building and destruction of both the First and Second Temples. Historical accounts of the Babylonian invasion of Judea and the First Jewish Revolt against the Romans, provide even further proof of those two Jewish structures.


The accuracy of the Bible, both historically and prophetically, is amazing. Just as we can prove the first two temples existed, the same certainty can then be applied to the building of the prophesied Third Temple.

Third Temple

The Bible prophesies, in many places, that a Third Temple will be built in the near future. In Matthew 24:1-2, Jesus tells His disciples that the Second Temple would be utterly destroyed.


From Matthew 24:3 throughout the rest of the chapter, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Second Temple, while He prophesied of events that would occur near the time of His Second Coming.


In Matthew 24:15, Jesus described an event known as the Abomination of Desolation. The Abomination of Desolation is when the Antichrist stands in the temple claiming to be God. Jesus told His disciples that the Abomination of Desolation would transpire in the “holy place”.


Matthew 24:15, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)…”


The disciples knew Jesus was talking about a future event that would take place in a future temple because (1) He had just told them that the current  temple was going to be destroyed (2) His prophecy of the Abomination of Desolation was foretold to occur at the end of the age, not during their era.


In II Thessalonians 2, Paul describes the Abomination of Desolation, but states that the Antichrist will actually sit in the “Temple of God”.


II Thessalonians 2:3-4, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”


Both Jesus and the Apostle Paul prophesied that the Abomination of Desolation would occur in a future Jewish Temple near the time of Jesus’ Second Coming.


In Revelation 11:1-2, John was given a snapshot of the status of the Temple Mount during the final three and one half years immediately preceding the Second Coming of Jesus and the Battle of Armageddon.


Revelation 11:1-2, “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”


John was told to measure the Jewish Temple, but not to measure the outer court of the temple because it would be under Gentile control. This shows us the Temple Mount will be under an internationally supervised sharing arrangement during the final forty-two months immediately preceding the Second Coming. This sharing arrangement will allow the Jews to build their Third Temple without having to tear down the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque.

Calling for the Third Temple

Prominent leaders appear to be joining forces to promote the construction of the Jewish Third Temple. U.S.-born Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who survived an assassination attempt in 2014, entered the Israeli Knesset in May 2016. He attended President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. Until he joined the Knesset, Rabbi Glick was chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and had previously worked as the executive director of The Temple Institute, which wants to see the Third Temple built on the Temple Mount. “A place of prayer for all people,” was a phrase frequently used by Glick when he showed visitors around the Temple Institute, explaining the significance of the utensils and furnishings recreated to restore temple service.

Adnan Oktar Urges Jews and Muslims to Build the Third Jewish Temple

Rabbi Glick has been in Turkey twice for live, televised meetings with Turkey’s most prolific Islamic author and TV personality, Adnan Oktar. Oktar, who also goes by the pen name Harun Yahya, has more than 65 million books in circulation. Oktar’s live broadcasts have often expressed his desire for Jews and Muslims to build the Jewish Third Temple together on the Temple Mount next to the Dome of the Rock. Three members of the re-established Sanhedrin met with Oktar on live television in Turkey in 2009, and then again in 2012. The Sanhedrin delegation and the Muslim author/TV personality generally agreed that there is not much difference between the Islamic Mahdi and the Jewish Messiah.

Sanhedrin Asks Trump and Putin to Build Third Temple

In late January 2017, the reestablished Sanhedrin, which was reborn in 2005, sent a letter to U.S. President Trump, blessing him and challenging him to take the lead in restoring America and the world. The Sanhedrin urged Trump to bring back family values and to lead the war against radical Islamic terror. It also sent letters in mid-November 2016, to both Vladimir Putin of Russia and then-President-elect Donald Trump, asking them to take up their Cyrus-like roles to help build the Third Temple.


Cyrus the Great, King of Persia in the 6th Century B.C., announced in the first year of his reign that he was prompted by God to make a decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt. (Ezra 1:2) Cyrus sent the Jews under his rule back to Israel with a considerable sum of money with which to rebuild the Temple.


The re-established Sanhedrin has charged two non-Jewish world leaders, Putin and President Trump, to take up this ancient Biblical decree, to fulfill their Cyrus-like roles, recognize the importance of Israel and support the Jewish people in rebuilding the Jewish Temple.

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15 Responses to “Time to Build the Third Temple”

  1. @ Doug norvell
    Yes just in the past 2-2 1/2 years my heart was telling me that something is different with Donald Trump. I mean I prayed for him to win. I was grateful he did! But then I started to notice some things about him. Who he surrounds himself with and his mouth (comments) amongst other things. I recently watched a video…keeping an open mind as always, Sid Roth’s supernatural… “prophetic outlook for 2019”…and the first guy hank kunneman (supposed prophet???) said some odd things that didn’t sit with me.
    Verbatim quote:
    “..but here’s what God does. From New York, He raises up a man. Who was born in New York City. Place where we were wounded. A man who represents towers. A man who represents world trade….”
    That just sent red flags up for me.
    Daniel chapter 7 talks about the rise of the antichrist. 10 kingdoms…10 kings.(verse 24)…now in Spirit and in Truth, the Lord gave me something pertaining to this…”tariffs”…what do tariffs do? They subdue nations…well, how many has Donald issued since he became president so far?
    I need to check into this further.
    If you have any suggestions about what I’m saying, don’t hesitate to do so!

  2. You have given many verses that show 3rd Temple will be built. But is it Gods desire or that of men who do not accept God?

    The 2nd temple, God gave his prophet a name and date to rebuild. Does God give a name and date for rebuild of 3rd Temple. No. God does nothing without telling his Prophets first.

    Even Jews know 3rd Temple cannot be built without the Messiah. But Christians know whoever they claim to be Messiah will be false. He will help them do it. But he will be the man of sin. What he will do is his own will not God’s will.

    Christians who understand prophecy should not be supporting the man of sin and others who will be in league to build the 3rd Temple. Christ not the Temple for us? For the Jew too if they believed; but they will only believe the one who comes in “his name” with flattery.

    If we support the building of the 3rd Temple, Christians say there is a need. But then we void Jesus when we do this. And we support the anti-christ spirit that is behind this.

  3. James Chouinard

    Looking at the 1000 year reign of the Messiah and comparing it to the 7 days of creation, means that 6000 years must precede it. Those started at creation. The first 2000 years were accomplished and the Father Abraham and the Jewish Peoples. The Next 2000 years and then the Messiah. The Crucifixion or “Cutting off of the Messiah” in 29 A.D. marked the end of the second 2000 years and beginning of the last 2000 years prior to the 1000 year reign. The 6,000 years of man ends in 2029 BC. Subtract 7 years for the period known in the end times as the tribulation [this is not the wrath of God, that is later as part of the tribulation during the trumpet and bowl judgments when His wrath is poured out]. So 2029 minus 7 years brings us to 2022 give or take part of a year. At this point the world powers will allow the Jews to build the Temple on the Temple Mount and will have worked out some agreement with the Muslims. Then the temple will be built and the sacrifices will be resumed and they will continue for 3 1/2 years until the world leader (The antichrist) break his promise and sets himself up as god in the temple. It is the beginning of the year 2019 so you have 2019, 2020, 2021, and then sometime in 2022 or there about the temple will be built or started and the 7 years of tribulation will begin. Go do a study of Daniel and the dates until the cutting off of the Messiah 7 weeks (of years), and then 62 weeks (of years) for a total of 69 weeks (of years) with the final week (The 7 year tribulation) and it will all come to pass. You look for the pattern in God’s Creation and you will see what is to come. It will not be a random date. In the Hebrew Year of 30 on the day of atonement Yom Kippur in the Talmud it states that the Gates of the temple would not stay closed, the red cord on the scape goat would not turn from red to white, The Menorah on the left side of the temple would not stay lit and the stones taken from the high priests garments to designate which goat ca,e up continually with the same stone for the next 40 years until the temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. and the odds of all four of those things happening every year for 40 years is over eight trillion to one. This is a confirmation the the Crucifixion/resurrection happened in the spring of 29 AD. and showed that the sacrifice of 30 AD by the Jews was no longer accepted. (see the Talmud, both versions). Therefore 2000 years from the cutting off of the Messiah must be 2029 and the temple must be rebuilt in the seven years prior to this date, or maybe a bit before so the sacrifices can be resumed around this date. Trump is not the Antichrist, his helping to establish Jerusalem as the Capitol is only preparatory. The Antichrist will come from the one world government as its leader and the object of worship of the one world religion that will persecute Orthodox Jews and Bible believing Christians. Yes we are close to the time to build the temple and no one can stop its coming, nor delay it. MC

  4. Johnna Palmatier

    Some people are stating that Trump is the AntiChrist because he is helping with the rebuilding of the Temple. Is that possible? Is he evil because he is helping? I’m trying to understand all of this.

  5. Hendo Kalel

    This article was written in 2017. It’s now December 2018 and they have just dedicated the altar. Prophecies are being fulfilled. All highest praises to the most high Yah and the return of our savior Jesus Christ the messiah

  6. Really splendid article by you and please keep us informed of any into which comes to you on the Third Temple. What you provided was fascinating.
    Question, please: Do you agree that the Gospel of the grace of God is identical with the Gospel of the KIngdom (Acts 20:24, 25)

  7. Greg Nahas

    On 8/28/18 a perfect red heifer was born in Isreal; after 3 years 3rd Temple constuction could begin. Saint Malachi prophecy indicates that this current 112th pope is the
    last pope and will be pope when Christ returns. He is around 82 years old. The oldest pope in history died at 92 years old. Israel’s statehood is 70 years old in 2018. Scripture claims that the generation who witnesses the 1948 statehood of Isreal will witness the return of Christ. The average lifespan of a person is around 78 years. The 4 blood moon tetrad occurred over the last few years. The tetrad usually indicates an important event for Isreal like the birth of the recent red heifer paving the way for the construction of the prophetic 3rd Jewish Temple, where the antichrist will produce the abomination of desolations after 3.5 years into the peace treaty. All these indicators point to a possible 2nd Coming of Christ around 2028. Lord, we are waiting for your return.

      • As in Ezekiel chapter 8

        As in Ezekiel chapter 8… I’m the witness from the plains… For I have seen and experienced what has been said in Ezekiel…know this is of abomination…which will cost many men’s souls….as I seen Gabiel write NAMES in the scroll as I have been told…know I am coming to prove what you are doing is wrong…as you will lose Israel….your lives…And be captives once again….I am a Christian woman…And know these Jehovah’s CHILDREN you are destroying if you do so…And as said further in Ezekiel Divine retribution….is this what Israel wants??? Know anyone who follows the building….ask yourselves will you be in the book of life…or will you be as I seen in Enoch??? Make the right choice my brothers and sisters or we may have to live with consequences….And know this the gates of Heaven will not be open until we become one….this is not to be done by power nor might but by spirit….For there is no place for hate in Heaven for heaven is a sacred place…..abominations means hate….Jehovah is Love…why do you want to make JEHOVAH, HIS SON, HOLY GHOST grieve???? BLASPHEMY to the first commandment…..And to the second for not thinking of your brothers and sisters also!!!! AS all who are involved will be exposed as I was told…. be of RIGHTEOUS men….And repent….And I have done edify yourselves of all the scripture….And know what is prophesied is a warning of what not to do!!!!