Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Rest of the Temple Institute's Incredible Message Part 3

In the previous two posts I've shared parts of the Temple Institute's announcement of its plans to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem. (Tweet that!

Today I wanted to share the rest of the Temple Institute's newsletter message from the 9th of Av / July 26, 2015. (I'm sharing their message because I can't locate it on their site. If I could, I'd simply link to it.):

Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of The Temple Institute notes: "One third of all Torah commandments pertain to the building of and service in the Holy Temple. Today, we not only mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples, but also our inability to fulfill one third of the Torah. But the time has come to cease mourning and begin building in earnest. Over the last three decades, the Temple Institute has done everything in our power to research and prepare for the Third Temple. As world Jewry sits on the ground mourning the first two Temples, we have taken a huge leap towards the rebuilding. The architectural plans for the Temple and our current project to raise a perfect Red Heifer are two complimentary components essential to begin the immediate building of the Holy Temple."

The "Torah" mentioned here corresponds to the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), also known at the Pentateuch. (Penta means five, like the Pentagon having five sides.) This is also called, "The Law," as in when Jesus referred to "the Law and the Prophets," which is basically the whole of what we know as the Old Testament.

Many Christians don't understand why the Temple needs to be rebuilt. I've heard from many, many Christians who seem resistant – or are outwardly, even vehemently, resistant – to the rebuilding of the Temple. (Tweet that!) I can understand that as Christians, we know the Temple is no longer needed to atone for our sins since Jesus did that. (Tweet that!)

However, the Temple does need to be rebuilt to fulfill the Bible's End Times prophecies. (Tweet that!

If you did not know that, what I just said in that previous sentence, THIS is why it is so amazing to see The Temple Institute working towards, and announcing, the rebuilding of the Temple. We are seeing Bible prophecy being fulfilled in our lifetimes, right before our very eyes. (Tweet that!) If that doesn't amaze you, it should.

There is, of course, so much more to talk about regarding the Temple and how it portrays the work Jesus did while here on earth to open the way into God's presence for all who choose to believe in Him. But with the Shemitah 2015 on its way, we'd better save that discussion for a later time.

In the next post, we’ll resume our conversation and learning about the Shemitah coming on September 13, 2015. If you haven’t yet ordered your e-book, The Shemitah, you can pre-order it right now and get it as soon as it releases. This e-book collects everything on this blog up to this date in one place for your review, convenience, and to help you share with others. Learn more about The Shemitah e-book here. 

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  1. The temple in Jerusalem will never be rebuilt (literal). So if the prophecies you are referring to are the fraudulent inclusion at the end of Ezekiel then it won't happen either. You may want to look at the figurative understanding of some other passages which have comparable meaning.

    1. Thanks for your comment, LLP. Yes, the temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Literally. It must be to fulfill certain End Times prophecies, such as Daniel 9:27.

      There is no "fraudulent inclusion at the end of Ezekiel." Sounds like you just want to discount what disproves your beliefs by calling it a "fraudulent inclusion." Sorry. Truth doesn't work that way.

    2. Thanks, PMI. I appreciate the confirmation and encouragement.