So here we are at the beginning of the four blood red moons – the first to occur on Jewish feast days since 1967-68. And I was reminded of the future Jewish Temple. Just after publishing this last post about these blood moons, I ran across an article which reminded me of Daniel 9:27 and Jesus’ reference to that verse in Matthew 24:15. Together, those two verses refer to the Antichrist setting up an abomination in the Temple area that causes the desolation.
These two verses don’t say anything about how the Temple will be rebuilt or when it will be rebuilt. These verses talk about something happening with the Temple, assuming the Temple to be existing at that time. That said, I knew the Temple Institute in Israel had for years been remaking all the Temple implements including the menorah, table of showbread, and the altar. And they had been getting ready for the time to build the Third Temple and have been practicing for the sacrifices.
The article I ran across was reported on the Al-Monitor website. During Passover week this year, three days after the first of the four blood moons, Jewish men who have been taught the laws and rites of being Temple priests will actually conduct the slaughter and sacrifice of a Passover lamb in Jerusalem. This will be the first time in centuries this will be officially done, and it is being allowed by the Israeli government. It will not be done on the Temple Mount, but at a location nearby. The picture is a capture from a video on the Temple Institute events page, but you can also see it on YouTube.
Surprising to me is that Al-Monitor, being left-leaning and secular and more concerned with events in Muslim countries, would even report this story.
The timing of this first “sacrifice” is interesting. It comes at the time of the first blood moon. The blood moon tetrad itself is a harbinger for something momentous that is coming, which I believe is the Second Signpost. The Second Signpost will place the world on track for the Tribulation and the Second Coming.
Actions being done to restore and rebuild the Temple of course go right along with Daniel 9:27. The Antichrist will “put an end to sacrifice and offering.” And now in addition to the rebuilt menorah, the altar and the table of showbread, as well as the priestly vestments having been made, the would-be priests are going to practice that very same sacrifice that would be blocked by the coming Antichrist.
The end times are happening before our very eyes.