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Edition 391: November 14th 2017.
Temple Stones – Amazing Signs!
When we look into the history of Babylon and Jerusalem, we see some amazing things that are in fact signs for this generation. There will be no tribulation period start and no rapture until some of these things are at least in sight. Recent signs in the sky are a pure detraction, and a waste of time. All the pieces of the jigsaw must be in place together for anyone to proclaim the rapture or tribulation start.
Babylon – the world:
Up to the time of the tower of Babel there was one universal language. Part of the destruction of Babel (and Babylon), involved the confusing and mixing of language into many, so that the people could not work together, to reach God - man’s way.
The Greek form of the word “Babylon” in the New Covenant means “The gate of God” or the “crossing point to God.” In Hebrew the word Babel means “confusion or mixing together.”
In pagan belief systems, The Tower of Babel was seen as a transfer point between dimensions. It was the place of crossing-over into the heavenly dimension of stars and constellations.
Nimrod was the king of Babylon. He had a bloodline type that represented 666. He is also associated with the number 13, which is the number of rebellion. Nimrod’s symbol was a cross with a loop at the top, known as the “anck”, meaning “The symbol of life and fertility.” Yet he was death personified.
Nimrod had another well-known occult –inspired symbol. It was “X”.
In pagan belief, Nimrod was born on the 25th December – the “Sabbath of Babylon!”
Nimrod was referred to as the king of kings and lord of lords in the Egyptian “Book of the dead.” He was the ruler of a one-world empire system. He was the founder of the modern banking system. He was known as the “ruler of the world”.
To be a king you must have a city and a tower. The two together identify characteristics of the people of that city.
Nimrod defiantly went against God by saying, “We will build a tower, whose top will reach heaven, and we will make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the earth,...” (Genesis 11:4) It was Lucifer who said “I will ascend to the throne of God.”
The people defied God again and said, “We will not be scattered.”
The name “Nimrod” originates from the Akkadian people who according to occult legend, embarked from the planet Nibiru when it visited the earth long ago. Nimrod was closely identified with the god Marduk, the god of Nibiru, and the constellations!
His name means “Rebellion.” Nimrod was known for his ongoing rebellion to God.
Nimrod’s name carries a much more serious meaning: It means the “right to rebel”, or the “right of revolution”. It is the right and duty of these people to rebel against God. It carries the idea of corporate rebellion.
The one thing that identifies end-time Babylon is corporate rebellion to God and rejection of His word and ways.
►The spirit of end-time Babylon is the spirit of antichrist and will always rebel against God’s ways.
The spirit of Babylon lives on in the world-system today. The spirits of Nimrod and other key figures continue today.
Jeremiah 50 & 51 describes the total destruction of end-time Babylon, never to rise again.
Jeremiah 50:39 “The wild desert beasts shall dwell there...it (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more – forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.”
Today there are many who teach that end-time Babylon is literal Babylon, in Iraq which will be rebuilt fulfilling the end-time prophesies of “Babylon the Great.”
If end-time “Babylon the Great” is to be a massive literal city of world commerce, industry and politics, built in Iraq, first you must get rid of Islam, then you need to wait 50 years or so for a city of that significance to be built. And then of course, real “Babylon the Great” – the world-system, gets off the hook of God’s judgement, because it will all fall on that city in Iraq.
You can’t fit all the end-time Babylon verses into one as yet un-built city in Iraq. They don’t fit.
“Babylon the Great” will arise very soon with a new supernatural power. It will be the entire world-system headed by the ancient gods, demons, and devils of old and the antichrist.
Some say Babylon has already been rebuilt.
No, Babylon has not been rebuilt! Saddam Hussein began rebuilding Babylon, but it was not on the original site. He gave up in 2004, and now what remains is a half built tourist centre the size of a shopping mall. – Look it up!
“Babylon the Great” of the end-times can only be the world-system, which would include the cities of the world like New York, Paris, Rome, London etc.
Its ultimate destruction will come about at the end of the tribulation period, as our Lord returns.
Jeremiah 51:8 “Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed...”
Jerusalem - Israel:
In the end days God will restore to Israel a pure language – Hebrew. But look what for:
Zephaniah 3:9 “I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
How amazing is that!
At the destruction of the tower of Babel God confused and divided the world into numerous languages, so that they could not work with one accord. Now, here we see the opposite.
God has brought the language of Hebrew out of obscurity for His end-time purpose which will include His people serving Him in one accord – His way! This is a reversal of Babel in a sense.
The Tower of Babel is called “The House of Nimrod” by the Hebrew Rabbis. How right they are! Babylon is the house of rebellion – the house of the antichrist.
The Rabbis believe that the opposite of the wilful rebellion of Babylon is seen in the building of the two Temples and the Third Temple soon to come in Jerusalem. That will be “God’s tower”, so they believe.
Bear in mind that Jerusalem means, “city of peace,” while Babylon means, “confusion”! Today the world of confusion wants to take over the city of peace! That’s also just what Satan wants for you personally – destruction of your peace with his confusion.
Mount Moriah is the spot on which the two previous temples were built and were destroyed. It is referred to by the Rabbis as “the centre of the world.” Today, the Western Wall is actually one of the foundation walls of the Second Temple and not the Temple itself, which was totally destroyed.
The meaning of Mount Moriah is, “heavenly light or vision”.
The Hebrew Sages teach that the Western Wall will never be destroyed. Yeshua said “Not one stone will be left standing upon another” applying that to the Temple itself and not the Western Wall which is the foundation.
Jerusalem has been destroyed and rebuilt nine times but the Western Wall remained. (Nine is the number of finality.)
When the last temple was destroyed, tradition maintains that all the gates of heaven were closed except the Gate of Tears. This is the “gate” or entrance to the “Wailing Wall,” another name for the Western Wall. Messiah Himself will open the Golden Gate further up the wall.
At the end of the Six Day War the cry went out with numerous shofar blasts from the Lion’s Gate, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold I lay in Zion a foundation stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I will give you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
The incredible “Pierced Stone.”
The greatest rock in the entire world lies under the covering of a golden Islamic Dome on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. It is hidden from the Jews. They are not allowed by Islamic law to look upon it. No Jew can see this pierced rock!
This is the “Rock” of the Dome of the Rock. It is the rock on which Abraham laid Isaac to sacrifice him. It is the rock of the centre of Eden and upon which God created Adam. It is the rock over which the two previous temples were built. In one corner is a piercing or hole right through the rock, giving it its name.
This pierced rock was also believed to be the spot where John the Baptist, spoke of “preparing the way for the Messiah.”
The Rabbis call this the “Foundation Stone of the World.” It is on the spot the Rabbis call “The centre of the world.”
It is the most important rock in the world, but it is under Islamic occupation – for now!
The great veil in the Holy of Holies in the Temple was torn from top to bottom, supernaturally, as our Messiah was pierced and died on the cross. That opened the view to and of Messiah. But the Jews rejected Him and the work of the cross, leading to a supernatural “veil” of spiritual blindness upon them and a new “veil” – the Dome over the pierced rock.
Very soon the Jews will see all the real treasures of Jerusalem. They will see their Messiah, the Jew of all Jews. He is now the Lion of the Tribe of the Jews! A roaring Lamb of compassion to many, and a fearsome Lion of wrath and destruction to others.
It is the “Jews who seek a sign”, says the Bible. Do you see what I see? Oh, what a sign indeed!
It’s not just the Third Temple that is coming to the Temple Mount, but real sight of the Jewish, pierced and risen Messiah – King of Kings.
God placed a spiritual veil of blindness on the Jews because of their rejection of the pierced Messiah. Islam has placed a physical “veil” (the Dome) over the pierced rock, also to the Jews. Does this mean that as the spiritual veil is lifted, the physical Dome will also be removed?
As the Temple veil was torn in a moment, so the covering of the pierced rock will be removed in a flash. It may be by an act of war, or earthquake or it may be by an act of agreement!
Today there is an incredible secret move afoot within the Jewish Sanhedrin to accept plans by Muslims to rebuild the Temple on this spot! We may even see some sort of supernatural event occurring, as the veil was torn supernaturally!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your (Jerusalem) foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones, like chaff that passes away. It shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, clothe yourselves in sackcloth, and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, for the plunder will suddenly come upon us.” (The context is an attack from the north – Gog / Magog)
One thing you can bet on, is that the full revealing of the pierced stone will be a massive sign to the Jews of just who their Messiah is!
This is why the location of the Third Temple is so important. It must be right in the very spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands over that stone of great significance – the foundation stone of the world!
This pierced stone is called “The Foundation of the world” by the Hebrew sages. The cross of Calvary is the real, true foundation of the godly world and the kingdom to come. It is the only foundation stone of personal salvation.
Today there are many who teach that the Third Temple does not have to be built exactly where the Dome stands today. They are wrong. The Temple Institute already has plans drawn up for the new Temple. They say they are waiting for this one spot to become available! They will not build it anywhere else.
Let’s take these glorious analogies a step further. If a satanic, Islamic Dome is the covering obscuring the pierced stone, could we say that it is the spirit of antichrist hiding the identity of the real Messiah from the Jews? Yes, we can.
Can we also say that the soon coming unveiling of the antichrist, will also trick many into believing that he, the antichrist, is the Messiah? Again, yes we can.
Many Jews will go into the new Temple and look upon the pierced stone and see Yeshua, their Messiah in salvation. Tragically, many others will go into that new Temple and see only a dead, pierced stone! But they will also see antichrist disguised as the true Messiah.
“He was pierced for our iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:5)
The “piercing” in the stone is the entrance to a cavern below it known by Jews as the “Well of the Souls.” The Muslims believe it is the waiting area for souls awaiting Judgement Day and hell. This well, according the Hebrew Talmud, is believed to be the source of the River of Paradise.
The Jews who continue to refuse their Messiah will think the antichrist is their Messiah, but he will be Babylon’s un-pierced messiah, driven by the spirits of Nimrod, all the popes, Hitler, and all the new world order leaders, manifest in the final antichrist.
The Great Catastrophe:
The Balfour Declaration was published on 2nd November 1917 – one hundred years ago. It was the original support document in which Lord Balfour of the British Government paved the way for the establishment of a Jewish State in the land of Israel.
It was the foundation document for the State of Israel which was birthed in May 1948. This is the day the Palestinians call the “great catastrophe.”
The Declaration loved by the Jews and hated by the Palestinians, remains controversial today, for one stupid short-sighted reason. The world and their Palestinian puppets believe that Lord Balfour had no authority to give the land of Israel to the Jews, because it was not his to give!
They all made one giant devil-inspired mistake! The land is God’s and He has the authority to give it to the Jews through whichever agent He chose! He declared many times, even by eternal covenant that He would give the land to the Jews. So, if you remove God and His word from the equation, then, yes, Balfour was out of line!
In these days you have to make peace with God’s word and accept it...or make peace with Satan’s word and reject God’s!
God gave the land of Israel to the Jews and made eternal covenant promises to them for one very simple reason. He knew, in His foreknowledge that they would eventually obey Him, come to salvation, and go on to take salvation to the world.
It is Babylon – the world-system and its religion that hates that, simply because they hate God!
So, we have an ongoing “Great Catastrophe” in the eyes of Islam (and Babylon – the world.)
Their “Great Catastrophe” is God’s blessing to the world! “The Foundation Stone of the World,” lying at the “Centre of the World,” is our pierced Messiah and out of Him comes salvation for the world, and pure and holy resurrection life.
As an evil imposter, Satan himself will dwell upon that pierced rock calling himself God and deceiving half the world – but only for a very short season!
Talk about exciting times!
Psalm 95:3 “The Lord is a great God, and the great King above all gods!”
The soon coming great sign will be seen on the Temple Mount. It will be something that will facilitate and allow for the new temple to be built right there.
The new temple is required by prophecy to be there at the midway point in the tribulation period. A pre-tribulation rapture means that we may not see any construction taking place, but we are very likely to see the forerunners to it.
Until there is at least sight of the beginnings of the Temple, there can be no tribulation-start and therefore no pre-tribulation rapture. So a lot hinges on this.
These things may occur very quickly. In the previous edition, I outlined why we will see the plans being made for the antichrist to be revealed. That is a major sign to watch for.
My friends, the tribulation period will not start without the antichrist. The antichrist will not arrive while the restrainer (the Spirit indwelt church) is here.
The major signs to watch for are the plans for the coming of the antichrist and his peace covenant, and the coming of the new temple. At this point in time, these signs are not on the stage, but as said, they can occur quickly.
I warn you again – looking for signs in the sky, watching and then predicting the rapture and tribulation start without taking note of these signs, will get you into big trouble with God – watch and see...that lot is just awakening now to its satanic role.
I hope you see the futility, meaninglessness and senselessness in seeking and pursuing all sort of signs in the sky while all of these things are not in place.
Today there are too many self-appointed watchmen out there with eyes full of mud. They watch for meaningless signs, failing repeatedly. They are becoming more in number, and more dangerous!
You can’t simply apply what meanings you want to scripture. Most times it knocks on to other verses or doctrines.
As said many times of late, I believe we are on the verge of great and exciting new things. Many churches and ministries will go with the prophetic flow in a new found unity...its coming. But be careful, great deception travels that highway too.
A soft, humble, broken heart before God and His word, and a hard, impenetrable heart to error, false doctrine and deception, will get you a real long way in the kingdom.
“Rock of ages, cleft for me! Let me hide myself in Thee”.
I took these pictures in KwaZulu/Natal. The background is a fever-tree forest. I took the zebra picture nearby and merged them all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!