For the past decade, these activists, who are preparing for a rebuilt Temple by recreating some of the ancient tools used in Temple rituals, have been practicing offering sacrifices in the days before Passover.
On Monday, the activists wanted to practice using the altar but had to suffice with only part of the service because the Jerusalem municipality would not let them slaughter an animal in a public park. more …
Opinion: What will awaken the people is written in prophecy:
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.” Daniel 9:27
- ‘he’ is Antichrist who will confirm (not create) a ME peace plan
- 1 week = 7 years (Hebrew, a week of years)
- middle of week = 3.5 years
- End to sacrifice means animal offerings will have started in the beginning of the 7 years
Let’s back up to just before Daniel’s prophecy. There are 3 wars prophesied to take the world to the end of the age:
- Psalm 83 (Arab nations surrounding Israel attack)
- Ezekiel 38-39 (Gog and Magog)
- Daniel 11:40-45 (Armageddon)
It is during the Gog and Magog invasion, when God intervenes with a massive earthquake that turns the enemy armies against each other (Ezekiel 38:18-21), that the true descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will know that it is time to go back to the land:
“then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer” Ezekiel 39:28.
With a renewed longing to return to a covenant relationship with God, the Jews will demand a temple. Since they will not yet recognize Jesus, animal sacrifice will be mandatory for atonement from sin. A world leader grants their request. It will be the last 7 years of the law, Daniel’s 70th week (Daniel 9:24).
After 3.5 years, that same man will have grown very powerful and will enter that temple and demand the Jewish people recognize him as messiah, creating the abomination of desolation and canceling animal sacrifice fulfilling Daniel 9:24.
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains” Matthew 24:15-16.
Antichrist will be enraged as the third world war of Armageddon will get under way to annihilate the remnant of the Jewish people. The Jews will flee to the mountains of Petra (Edom) where they will be protected until Jesus returns and kills the enemy (Isaiah 63:1-3).
Antichrist will fail (2 Thess. 2:8; Rev. 19:20) and upon Christ’s return, the Jews will recognize Jesus as Messiah, and be saved:
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn” (Zechariah 12:10).
The millennial reign of Jesus Christ begins (Revelation 20:1-2).