The Temple Mount
The Jewish News Service reported that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who assumed office Jan. 1, said it is “completely clear” that Jerusalem’s Temple Mount was home to the ancient Jewish Temple.
Guterres told Israel Radio last Friday that it is “completely clear the Temple that the Romans destroyed in Jerusalem was a Jewish temple,” referring to the second of the two Jewish Temples. He added that there is “no doubt” that Jerusalem is holy to all three Abrahamic religions.
Guterres’s comments comes amid ongoing Palestinian attempts to erase the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Last October, the U.N. cultural body UNESCO passed two Palestinian-backed resolutions ignoring Jewish and Christian claims to the holy sites in Jerusalem.
Many of the events, prophesied to occur in the end time, will be recognizable. From the catastrophic Sixth Trumpet War, a peace agreement in the Middle East, the establishment of a world government and one-world religious system, to 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, since some of these prophecies have or will take years to culminate, will view them as a natural progression of current affairs in today’s society.
However, whether an individual understands prophecy or not, nothing will compare to one particular prophecy and that is the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount.
Some deny that a Jewish temple ever stood on the Temple Mount, but the Bible and history easily prove that theory wrong. 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 not unlikely that we could see construction begin before very long.