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(Photo above taken of a model of the Ark of the Covenant, purchased in the Shouk in Jerusalem, Summer 2013.)

 

 

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PROMISED LAND The Rest of the StoryPart 2:

From 2nd Temple Destruction to 2nd Restoration to 2nd ComingTHE HOLY SPIRIT & THE TEMPLE OF THE BELIEVER ERA"From 2nd Temple Destruction..."

The 3 Elements of the Era:JEWS          -The "Jewish Diaspora" (the scattering of the Jews)CHURCH    -The "Church Dispensation" (world evangelism to the Gentile nations)NATIONS   -The "Times of the Gentiles" (the trampling of Jerusalem)

Time-That-Was of the Early Church-  30-70 AD:THE DISCIPLES , in a post-resurrection appearance of Jesus, were breathed on and received the Holy Spirit [WELLS of salvation Isaiah 12:3], and the church was born (John 20:22). Later, in a separate experience, while the disciples were gathered (likely on the southern steps of the Temple Mt.) for the Feast of Pentecost, they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues [RIVERS of living water John 7:38] (Acts 1:4-5,8; 2:4).[Sites/TEMPLE MT./Southern Steps of the Temple Mt. Slideshow & Album]. They started as an all Messianic-Jewish church [Sites/JERUSALEM/Upper Room & Trials of Jesus Slideshows/First Church Grotto on Mt. Zion], until Peter converted the first recorded Gentile to the Lord, Cornelius (Acts 10) [Sites/CENTRAL TO N. ISRAEL/Mediterranean Sea Slideshows/Joppa & Caesarea ]. Time-That-Was of Paul's Journeys-  46-64 AD:PAUL, a persecutor of Christians, was converted through a personal visitation by the Resurrected Christ [Sites/N. ISRAEL/Golan Heights Slideshow/Nimrod Castle guarding the Damascus Road], with a call to take the Good News to the Gentiles that God had provided salvation for all people through the blood of Jesus. That began the evangelizing of all the world. Paul said that believers are indwelt by the Spirit of God, therefore their bodies are the Temple of God (2 Cor.6:16), and that God does not live in buildings made with human hands. Time-That-Was of the 2nd Temple Destruction & Exile-  70 AD:ROMANS destroyed the 2nd Temple on the 9th day of Av (same month and day as the 1st Destruction), almost forty years after Jesus wept & said it would happen (Luke 19:41). [Sites/TEMPLE MT./Southern Steps Slideshows & Album/cast-down stones in the Archeological Park]The Temple Mount has remained without a Temple for almost 2000 years.

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this event of the 2nd Temple Destruction & Exile

ended

the previous ERA of the “2nd TEMPLE".***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Time-That-Was of Modern HistoryThe Trampling of the Gentiles Continued:-324-640 AD:THE BYZANTINES The Roman Emperor, Constantine, influenced by his Greek mother, Helena, professed a Christian conversion. He designated Bible sites and built churches throughout the Holy Land. Christians enjoyed a period of relief from persecution by the Roman Empire. These Graeco-Roman Christians did not show a Temple Mount on their mosaic map, discovered in Madaba, Jordan, the oldest known ancient map of the Holy Lands. - 640-1917 AD:THE MUSLIMS besieged and took over the Temple Mount with the rise of their new religion. They either built or took over an existing eight-sided building to become their shrine called the Dome of the Rock. The building is over an outcropping in the bedrock that people believe is the foundation stone of the world, is the place where Abraham offered Issac, and is where the Holy of Holies was in each Temple. Some believe the building could have been a church, since other eight-sided Byzantine churches exist in the Holy Land. They put a Muslim crescent on top of what was possibly a Christian building on top of a Jewish mount. Muslim control remained under various caliphates and sultanates, as they warred with each other for control.THE CRUSADERS The only interlude in muslim control was the intervention of the Crusaders for 192 years. They thought the eight-sided building on the Temple Mt. was Solomon's Temple; they took the crescent off and put a cross in it's place. THE MUSLIMS in time, however, took back their control of Jerusalem and replaced the cross with the crescent.-1917-1948 AD:THE BRITISH MANDATE was set up by the League of Nations after WW1 to oversee the area.

 

 

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The 3 elements of this ERA of the “TEMPLE OF THE BELIEVER”

have ended or will yet end with different events in

the next ERA of the "3rd TEMPLE", which has already begun:-the "Jewish Diaspora" ended with the event of the 1948 Rebirth of Israel,-the "Church Dispensation" will end with the event of the Rapture of the Church,-the "Times of the Gentiles" (the trampling of Jerusalem)

will end with the event of the Return of Christ.***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

THE ARK? & THE 3rd TEMPLE ERA"...to 2nd Restoration to 2nd Coming"

Time-That-Is of the 2nd Restoration [The era we are in now}-May 14, 1948 AD    In their War of Independence, the Jews were not able to take back their capital of Jerusalem or get inside to protect the Jews that had been living there for centuries. THE JORDANIANS destroyed the Jewish Quarter and killed the residents. For nineteen years, the Jews could not live in the Old City or worship at their western wall. -1967 to the present time THE JEWS  did not start the next war [called the Six-Day War] either, but when they finished it, with the obvious help of the LORD, they took back the Old City and their wall and reunited Jerusalem - under the control of the Jews, everyone is allowed freedom of worship in the Old City - Jews, Christians, Islamists; the Jews also rebuilt the Jewish Quarter, this time excavating first to the Herodian level of the time of Jesus, seen through floor-windows, to preserve the past.    They had control of the top of the Temple Mt. for only 3 days, and then, because of political pressure, they turned it back over to the muslim waft. Therefore,  THE ISLAMISTS  remain in control of the Temple Mt. and do not allow Christians or Jews to pray or to carry a Bible on top of the Temple Mt.; the muslims pray on the top of the Temple Mt. turned towards Mecca in the south.

 

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The element of the “Church Dispensation", of

the last ERA of the “TEMPLE OF THE BELIEVER”,will end with

the event of the Rapture of the Church, which will occur in

this ERA of the “3rd TEMPLE", when the last 'pre-rapture' Jew or gentile has been saved.***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

“Time-That-Is-To-Come” - the Prophetic Future Will Begin!

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Time-That-Is-To-Come of the Building of the 3rd TempleTHE JEWS will build their 3rd Temple and reinstitute animal sacrifice!(1) Daniel was given a vision that the antiChrist will defile the Temple, so it will have to be in place on the Temple Mt. before that event called the Abomination of Desolation, which will occur in the middle of the final seven years of human government.***"Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days: then shall the sanctuary be cleansed (Daniel 8:13-14 KJV)."******"And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be 1,290 days (Daniel 12:11KJV)."***(2) Jesus said there will be a Temple [the holy place],  desecration of that holy place, and a need to immediately flee the area of Judea.***"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:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains (Mt. 24:15-16 KJV)."*** (3) John was caught up to heaven and shown clearly that there will be a Temple, an altar that's being used, and worship going on in that Temple, while Gentiles are trampling the courtyard [which indicates a shared arrangement - the Dome of the Rock side by side with the 3rd Temple on the Temple Mount].

 

***"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...measure...not...the Gentiles...shall...tread [it] under foot 42 months (Rev. 11:1-2 KJV)."*** -Some believe that the defeat of Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, and other muslim countries that are predicted to come against Israel in the Ezekiel 38-39 War will be so obviously supernatural (without the efforts of the Israeli Defense Forces or the intervention of America), that the Israelis may find a new boldness to rush up to the top of the Temple Mt. to build their 3rd Temple. The "shock & awe" of the cosmic display may also cause those who have hindered in the past to not intervene.  -It could even be a shared arrangement, without having to disturb the muslim buildings at all. Some believe it will likely be built on what is known as the "northern site", north of the Dome of the Rock. Some who have explored the rock topography beneath, believe the small (gazebo-like) Dome of the Spirits, also called the Dome of the Tablets, is the actual site of the Holy of Holies. It is also in alignment with the Eastern Gate that Ezekiel said the Messiah will enter. An ancient Jewish writing, from before the time of the Crusaders, places the "Foundation Stone" (now covered by the Dome of the Rock), as being in front of the Temple, not in the Holy of Holies. ***"Don't measure the outer court; it has been given to the gentiles to trample for 42 months (Rev. 11:2)."******(M) Jeremiah 3:14-18 "...I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers."*** ***Others believe a missile from the Battle of Ezekiel 38 & 39 will destroy the Dome of the Rock, and the Temple will be built there. They also believe the earthquake from the ascent

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