This is a RED FLAG post!
As you all probably know by now, the UN will attempt to make a Palestinian State and divide Jerusalem in September of this year. This is BIG news because prophetically speaking it talks about the division of Jerusalem and the bible also talks about a third temple being constructed. Some people call this the Antichrist’s Temple because he will sit on the throne as if he is God.
The Temple location has been in dispute for a very long time, but there is evidence that the temple can be built along side the Dome of the Rock. I wrote a post a while ago where I had documented everything I could at the time. It may be worth revisiting that post…
Rev 11:2 And cast aside the outside court of the temple, and do not measure it. For it was given to the nations (meaning Gentiles), and they will trample the holy city forty two months.
What I found after looking closely at this verse is that the outer court or the court of the Gentiles is to be cast aside, and is fact to be not to be measured at all. I have read many explanations concerning the un-measured outer court, but because the outer court of gentiles could well be including the Dome of the Rock then perhaps they are not allowed to measure because of the outrage by the Islamic community? Perhaps this anti-christ temple will be so inclusive that it will include the Dome of the Rock inside the gentile court. These are just questions that I have asking myself of late, and I know that they will be answered in time. Here is what one explanation concerning the above verse it speaks about the outer court/court of the Gentiles and gives further insight.
The court (tēn aulēn). The uncovered yard outside the house. There were usually two, one between the door and the street, the outer court, the other the inner court surrounded by the buildings (Mar_14:66). This is here the outer court, “which is without the temple” (tēn exōthen tou naou), outside of the sanctuary, but within the hieron where the Gentiles could go (carrying out the imagery of the Jerusalem temple).
Leave without (ekbale exōthen). Literally, “cast without” (second aorist active imperative of ekballō.
Do not measure it (mē autēn metrēsēis). Prohibition with mē and the first aorist active (ingressive) subjunctive of metreō. This outer court is left to its fate. In Herod’s temple the outer court was marked off from the inner by “the middle wall of partition” (to mesoitoichon tou phragmou, Eph_2:15), beyond which a Gentile could not go. In this outer court was a house of prayer for the Gentiles (Mar_11:17), but now John is to cast it out and leave to its fate (given to the Gentiles in another sense) to be profaned by them. Robertsons Word Pictures Commentary.
I find this to be very interesting indeed. It seems to me, that if this temple is built according to these maps, then the Dome of the Rock (which is inside the court of the Gentiles, correct me if I am wrong, but that is what it looks like to me and just as a side note I have emailed Prof. Joseph Patrich and am waiting on a reply) shall be left alone and will not to be measured as scripture indicates. This temple may satisfy the Sanhedrin (time will tell), and the gentile Muslims would still have their Dome. An all inclusive place of worship for Jews, Muslims and for those Kingdom Now Christians who don’t know any better, they will think that the kingdom has arrived with PEACE finally being ushered in between all three major religions.
Prof. Joseph Patrich got back to me and he said this:
It is outside the temple court, but still within the screen barring gentile entrance.
In reading Jacob Prash’s book called “Shadows of the Beast” he states this…
Dr. Asher Koffman would place the Temple more than 300 feet north of the Dome on the present location of the Dome of the Spirits (more importantly known as “The Dome of the Tablets”) in a direct line from the present East Gate of Jerusalem, which is constructed upon the Herodian stones of its probable predecessor. If Koffman is correct, or is believed to be correct, it is easily possible to reconstruct a Jewish temple next to the Mosque of Omar with a dividing barrier between the two. This will exactly match the prophecies of Ezekiel 42:20 and would explain the Tribulational Temple of Revelation 11 and the implied Temple of 2 Thessalonians.
I have been speaking with someone on FB and they said the following… I’m following the events closely. The Temple Institute is responsible for the rebuilding of the new Jewish Temple. They have prepared for everything & are just waiting for a go to start the construction. I have already seen the floor plan of the Temple. From the news I gathered previously the Jews were already discussing an agreement with PA to rebuilt it. Seems they will both agree side by side.
If any of you reading this post has any more information about the floor plans or the discussions between the Jews and the PA could you please comment with any links that you come across. I would appreciate it very much.