Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sacrifices Being Performed at the Rebuilt Jewish Temple - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 5 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 27 & 26

In this segment, Joel Richardson continues his discussion of the Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures with Adnar Oktar of Istanbul, Turkish Muslim Leader, a controversial television host.

Mr. Richardson asks Mr. Oktar about the Muslim view of important Bible prophecy about the resumption of sacrifices at the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. (Tweet that!)

[Joel Richardson speaking on the DVD]: "I also asked Mr. Oktar about his belief that during the time of the Mahdi's reign, sacrifices and offerings will be reinstated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. His response was very revealing." 
[Adnar Oktar, Turkish Muslim Leader, Television Host, translated and captioned on DVD]: "At this moment in time, neither Christians, nor Jews, nor Muslims can slaughter their sacrifices there. At the time of the Mahdi -- and we believe that we are at that time -- both offerings and sacrifices will be freely performed there. This will be among the first acts of Mahdi; the rebuilding of Prophet Solomon's House of Worship so that all believers may freely offer their sacrifices, offerings and prayers there."

This is the first I have heard of Islam religion having any kind of sacrifices. What are the Muslim sacrifices anyway? Is there any such thing? (Tweet that!) There are not different sacrifices for different religions doing whatever sacrifices they want on the Temple Mount. Doing such a thing is a perversion. (Tweet that!)

Of course this also reveals the ignorance of a Muslim leader who thinks Christians offer sacrifices on the Temple Mount. Christians do not. We do not because Jesus Christ is our Passover Lamb slain for us. (Tweet that!)

For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinthians 5:7

All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Revelation 13:8, (emphasis added)

Bible prophecies do state that in the End Times, the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and sacrifices will resume there temporarily...until the Antichrist puts a stop to them. (Tweet that!) The Antichrist will confirm a 7-year covenant but will break it half way through, after three and a half years. That prophecy is found here:

He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” 
Daniel 9:27

“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.

Here are some important realities:

  • The pattern of the Tabernacle (in Moses' day) and the later Temple (in David's son Solomon's day) in Jerusalem is a working picture of the Messiah's work to redeem mankind from sin to the One True God. 
  • The picture of the Temple was completely fulfilled in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ when He, Who is God come in flesh, came. (Tweet that!)
  • This same Temple will be rebuilt and the Hebrew/Jewish sacrifices will resume just before the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in flesh to the Temple Mount. This is Bible prophecy. (Tweet that!)

(I taught more about the Temple and the sacrifices picturing the Lord Jesus Christ in my book Prophecies Fulfilled in the Life of Jesus. There are still a few copies of that book available. To get yours, follow that link, click "See All Buying Options," and purchase from Connect Books.)

Any other sacrifices -- other than those given to the Jewish people to perform in the Old Testament of the Bible -- are a perversion and an abomination. (Tweet that!)

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  1. I enjoyed your post as I am doing my own research for a YA Christian fantasy series that will touch on this.

    1. Thank you, Lorilyn. Sounds like a great series. What a great topic. Sounds like it's set in the not-too-distant future?