Thursday, May 15, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Israel: Look into the Temple Mount Cam

The Western Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
For Christians and for Bible prophecy geeks, keeping an eye on what is happening in and to Israel is important. And the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is of special importance. But today's post takes keeping an eye on Israel to a whole new level. (Tweet that!) Did you know you can watch what is happening near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem live, any time you want to? (Tweet that!)

There is a live camera that overlooks the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. It is called the "Kotel Cam." (Tweet that!)  Kotel is the Hebrew word for the "Wailing" or "Western Wall" in Jerusalem, which is a part or all of the western wall of the ancient Jewish temple that was destroyed by the Roman, Titus, in 70 AD. (Tweet that!)

The "Live Kotel Cam" broadcasts 24/7/365 what is happening at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. You can also view other areas around the Temple Mount, such as Wilson's Arch, live.

You can tune in anytime and watch what is happening through the Kotel Cam here: 

It is especially interesting to tune in on and around Jewish holidays. For example, last year I enjoyed seeing the giant Menorah during Hanukkah.

In the previous post, The Biggest Prophetic Sign Ever: Israel is Back in the Land, we talked about how Israel becoming a nation was a huge prophetic sign unique to our generation.  Another unique aspect of our generation is technology. (Tweet that!)

There are prophecies in the Bible that speak of all the world seeing certain things happen.  Current technology could make "all the world" seeing these things possible, unlike any previous generation. (Tweet that!)

Here are two examples of prophecies that might show world-wide visual communications are needed for End Times prophecy to be fulfilled. Both are found in Revelation.

"And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth... 
"Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth." 

"The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come."

These events might be shown on the evening news or carried as "live" breaking news. Or we might be able to watch them live through streaming on the internet like the Kotel Cam at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. If this is indeed how "the world" sees these events, then the technology that has only come about in our generation that helps us keep an eye on Israel could play a part in fulfilling Bible prophecy.

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Here are two articles I wrote on similar topics for other sites:
"Signs of the End Times? Mass and Vast Communications" by Dianne E. Butts on The Christian Pulse 
"Finding God in Prophecy about Israel" by Dianne E. Butts on Finding God


  1. I remember watching the events of Desert Storm and thinking that CNN might be one of the tools God uses to let the world know that He's come. Now we have a multitude of channels!

    1. You're so right, Sally. We may also see the "two witnesses" in Revelation who testify, are killed, are left in the street for days, and then come back to life! The Bible tells us "the whole world" will watch that.

      This are things that couldn't not have happened until the last century or so.