by Tim Buck | Jan 15, 2023 | Isreal, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles
Preparing The Pool of Siloam
New Signs for the Coming Third Temple
1/13/23 By Tim Buck
The biblical Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem will begin being excavated in 2023 says the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The last few years have brought a stunning series of new developments pointing toward preparation for Israel’s Temple.
A quick trip to our archives shows you just how much fascinating Bible truth has been bubbling up to the surface over the past few years, making it feel like God is perhaps sending us a message the hour is getting close.
Last year we saw the exciting arrival of 5 red heifers from Texas to Israel. The red heifer is a rare breed and required for cleansing the Temple sacrifices. The Jewish Sanhedrin is keeping a close watch on the heifers to insure they remain 100% pure red.
We also saw Israel’s announcement of plans to build a high speed rail line designed to take large numbers of visitors arriving at Israel’s Airport directly to the Temple Mount… and carry their sacrifices!
In another development, Israel’s newly elected religious-right government is pushing for more control of the Temple Mount and more rights for Jewish access to enter and pray on the Temple Mount which they currently are not allowed to do.
And now we get the announcement from the Israel Antiquities Authority of the coming expansion and reopening of the Pool of Siloam which is exactly what you’d expect to see if they were getting ready to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, and they are!
The Pool of Siloam, located in the southern portion of the City of David, the ancient epicenter of Jerusalem, and just outside the Old City walls is expected to become one of the most important historic and tourist sites in the city.
We are looking at some amazing developments happening in Israel right now that show us just how close we are to seeing a rebuilt Temple going up in Jerusalem. The pool of Siloam was the place where pilgrims, journeying to the second Temple in the first century, stopped to wash before ‘going up’ to worship the LORD in Jerusalem. The fact that they are getting ready to reopen the pool of Siloam once again to pilgrims can only mean one thing, that a Temple is coming, and guess what? It sure is!
The pool has been a focal point for archaeologists and scholars for the last 150 years. They are getting ready to reopen it to the public, and it has a direct purpose for worship in connection to the coming Third Temple.
The Pool of Siloam, the place where Jesus restored sight to the blind man, has profound significance for us in the closing moments of the Church Age. Jesus, who is the ‘light of the world’, allowed a blind man to see again at the pool of Siloam.
So to what might He be opening our eyes to in 2023?
One thing we can count on seeing is more prophecy signs coming fast and furious! And hopefully we will see the greatest sign of all, the coming of the Lord for His Bride when He meets us in the air!
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered and said, “A man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
by Tim Buck | Sep 15, 2022 | Anti-Christ, Isreal, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles, Tribulation
Israel’s Escape To Petra,
Part 29/15/22 – by Tim Buck
Fotet.orgThen let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; let him who is on the housetop not go down to get the things out that are in his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak. But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days! But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath;
Petra, meaning “Rock” in Greek, is a deserted city south of the Dead Sea in Jordan. In the past it was also known as Seir, capital of the Edomites. In later times, the Nabateans settled in the mountain stronghold and called their capital Petra.
The city is situated about 120 miles southeast of Jerusalem. Indications are that an earthquake and volcanic activity occurred, forming a big canyon with rocky ravines and steep cliffs.
The remains of the spectacular city that could hold up to 5 million people consist of temples, tombs and thousands of dwellings carved out of the sandstone cliffs. The only entrance to the city is through a narrow gorge over a mile long, which can easily be guarded and even blocked if necessary, thus rendering Petra a very safe refuge.
An impressive scene greets you when the multi-colored
sandstone formations of the this famous ghost town looms up before you. Added to this is the expectation that, according to Revelation 12:6, it will probably serve as the refuge to a remnant in Israel when Antichrist orders the genocide of the West Bank Jews, lasting for the last 3½ years of the tribulation period.
South of the narrow gorge that offers access to Petra is a valley several miles wide. A few miles south of the entrance to Petra is the Fountain of Moses and his split rock where Moses struck the rock and water gushed forth. During their journey through the wilderness Moses led the Israelites along this valley to the gates of Petra. From that point, they intended passing through Edom’s territory on their way to the Promised Land, but the hostile and vindictive Edomites twice refused their request.
God’s plans for the remnant of Israel when attacked by Antichrist in the middle of the Tribulation is to bring them back to this familiar location to protect them and care for them during the second half of the Tribulation.
Then the woman (Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should be nourished there 1260 days.
The Command To Flee
Matthew 24:15-20 is saying that the moment the Jewish remnant sees the abomination of Israel’s Temple they are to flee to the Judean hills. Why are they to flee instantly? It is because with the event of Antichrist defiling Israel’s temple he goes from protecting Israel to persecuting her.
Therefore, the sooner that the remnant can get out of town, then the less likely it will be that Antichrist and his forces will be able to persecute the Jews. Another reason why they will be able to flee instantly is because they will be miraculously provided for and protected as they make their way to Petra for three and a half years of safekeeping.
Matthew 24:15-20 also provides a set of instructions for the remnant. Christ tells them where to go: the Judean mountains. Jesus says to flee instantly. Don’t even take a few minutes to collect personal belongings like your cloak in the field or a few items from your house for the journey. That could cost you your life.
He warns that it will be difficult to navigate the mountainous terrain if pregnant or nursing a newborn. Jesus does not say that it will be impossible, but it will be difficult. Difficulty will be compounded if this event occurs in winter or on a Sabbath, because of the added restrictions that these times pose.
The winter in Israel is the rainy season which increases the hazards of travel in the Judean hills because the creeks and rivers provide an obstacle not there during other seasons. The mountainous region around Petra can also get snow making travel in the winter more difficult. The Sabbath imposes a travel restriction that is not in force on the other six days of the week that poses a real problem to the observant Jew.
So why are the Jewish remnant supposed to be aware of a special event which triggers their escape into the Judea wilderness, yet they are not told to make any preparations for that day?
While Matthew 24:16-20 focuses upon the remnant’s response to the abomination, other passages provide a more complete picture of their wilderness sojourn. The parallel passage of Revelation 12:6 says Israel will be “nourished for 1260 days.”
The key word in this verse is “nourished.” This explains why the remnant is told to flee without consideration for any provisions, because God has prepared a place where Israel will be nourished and taken care of just like when He sent manna and provided water for ancient Israel.
More about Petra and Israel’s flight into the mountains coming in Part 3.
For more study, read Isaiah 63:1-6; Zechariah 14:1-2; Mt. 24:15-21; Revelation 12:6, 13-17.
by Tim Buck | Sep 13, 2022 | Anti-Christ, Isreal, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles, Tribulation
Israel’s Secret Hiding Place
In The Tribulation – Part 1
9/13/22 – by Tim Buck
Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; let him who is on the housetop not go down to get the things out that are in his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak. But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days! But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath;
One of the greatest miracles yet to happen for the Jewish people is when the remnant of Judean Jews (West Bank Jews) will be rescued by God and supernaturally protected for 3.5 years during the second half of the Tribulation. This event will be no less of a miracle then when Jehovah God protected the children of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years. That ancient care for Israel in the wilderness occurred at the same place as God’s future intervention for Israel in the area of Petra also known as Bozrah southeast of the Dead Sea.
With its birth in 1948 and after winning a series of modern wars, Israel will come under intense pressure by the international community to divide the land along the lines of the 2-State Solution (Joel 3:2; Zech. 12:2-3; Mt. 24:15-16). Under pressure, Israel will unwisely enter into a 7-year peace agreement with Antichrist that the prophet Daniel says will trigger the start of the Tribulation (Dan. 9:27).
After 3.5 years of peace and coinciding with Satan’s eviction from the 2nd heaven (Rev. 12:7-12), Antichrist dramatically breaks his peace covenant with Israel in the middle of the Tribulation by launching an unexpected invasion of the Jewish State. The blitzkrieg-like invasion and sordid details are described in Zech. 14:1-2. As a result, Antichrist and his 10-king empire recapture most of the “Greenline” land which Israel won from Jordan in the 1967, 6 DAY WAR which includes the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, taking possession of Israel’s temple.
Jesus warns the Jews who get caught up in this mid-trib nightmare that there is a specific sign they can look for, to identify precisely when this event occurs. The sign He gives them is when they see the temple defiled by Antichrist which is also called the “Abomination of Desolation” – Mt. 24:15.
15 So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
When Israel sees the abomination, Jesus tells them to immediately “flee to the mountains.” So what is the ‘abomination?’ The simple explanation for the defilement of Israel’s temple is the act of the Muslim Antichrist redesigning the temple with minarets and converting it into a mosque for the worship of Allah! Jesus is saying don’t wait around any longer when you begin seeing the conversion of the temple… run and run fast into the mountains!
The conversion of Israel’s temple into a mosque is not unfamiliar to those paying attention to the holy land over the last half of a century. The haters of Israel in the epicenter like the Palestinian’s and the Muslim’s are notorious for stealing Israel’s holy sites and converting them into mosques! And of course, everything is always stolen on the up and up with the backing of the Israel-hating U.N.
Today, dozens of biblical towns have been renamed to fit the Quran and places like Israel’s famous Tomb of the Patriarch’s in Hebron and even Rachael’s Tomb in Bethlehem are now declared “holy mosques” because Satan stole those characters and reengineered them to fit Islam. These special Jewish sites, thousands of years old, are now declared Muslim holy sites by UNESCO. Satan is the great thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy – Jn. 10:10.
The biggest prize in Satan’s career will be the day he steals Israel’s Temple. Once the beautiful, new, Jewish Temple falls into the hands of Antichrist and the Islamic Empire it will become a mosque and Satan’s plan to exterminate the Jews will commence without delay!
More about this amazing sequence of events, the location of the mountains where the West Bank Jews are told to “flee to” and the trauma involved while being chased by Satan will be picked up in Part 2.
For more study, read Isaiah 63:1-6; Zechariah 14:1-2; Mt. 24:15-21; Revelation 12:6, 13-17.
by Tim Buck | Feb 21, 2022 | Isreal, Satan, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles
Israelis walk by the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Clashes erupted after Israeli nationalists visited the contested site, revered by Jews as their most holy Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, during “Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday celebrating the capture of the Old City during the 1967 Mideast war.
UN vote overwhelmingly denies Jewish connection to Temple Mount
The resolution, which passed 129-11, denied that the Temple Mount holds any significance for Israel.
The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday which called the Temple Mount by its Muslim name, Haram el-Sharif, and downplayed the historical connection of the Jewish people to the holiest site in Judaism.
Called the “Jerusalem Resolution,” the measure was passed by a 129 to 11 vote, with 31 abstentions.
The name of the resolution says it all!
It says we’re getting close to the Rapture! And it screams Bible prophecy is coming to pass right before our eyes! (Zech. 12:2-3)
Bible prophecy indicates that in the last days Jerusalem will become the center of controversy with the world claiming it belongs to a people who really have no right to it!
Jerusalem is the City of God but prior to the Tribulation and then all the way up to Christ’s Second Coming, Jerusalem will be in a tug-of-war for its very survival between two titans: Satan vs. God!
With Biden illegally lifting Iranian sanctions on Iran, allowing them to better race to destroy Israel, and now this bazaar UN vote, Satan is having a good week! Both issues, Iranian nukes and control of the Temple Mount are “must haves” for the enemy as we draw closer to the Tribulation. In fact, both are strong signs we are, in fact, getting very close to the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble.”
With all that’s going on in the world, why is the UN so lazar focused on Israel? Last year, out of 20 UN General Assembly resolutions that criticize countries, 70 percent were focused on one single country— Israel.
What drives these lopsided condemnations is Satan’s powerful political agenda to demonize the Jewish state as part of his strategy for world dominance.
Satan is the “ruler of this world,” a phrase Jesus used 4 times in the Gospel of John describing Satan. The Greek word used for “ruler” in each case is “archon” which is a political tern reminding us that Satan has real influence over the nations and governments of this world. Now his sights are set on the Temple Mount!
‘US is perceived as weak in the region,’ CBN Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell tells ISRAEL NEWS – as Biden waives sanctions against Iran.
by Tim Buck | May 7, 2021 | Isreal, Peace Plan, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles
Are Israel and the United Arab Emirates planning for a Third Jewish Temple? It sure appears so!
Construction of the UAE’s massive Abrahamic Family House may become the model for the construction of Israel’s Temple on the Temple Mount.
To be Built in 2022
Soon after the United Arab Emirates signed the peace accord with Israel they announced an interesting project regarding their intent to construct the Abrahamic Family House.
The project consists of a massive complex of three large religious structures “fostering interfaith reconciliation” between the three Abrahamic faiths of Muslim’s, Christians and Jews.
It’s possible, even likely, that the real purpose behind the project may be that God’s sovereign hand is intervening to influence the nations concerning Israel’s Temple.
The Abrahamic Family House may be the model for what can be accomplished on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. This timely project could open the door for Israel’s Temple.
Designed to be of equal size and height, the three buildings, set to open in 2022, will include an Islamic mosque (oriented toward Mecca) a Jewish synagogue (to face toward Jerusalem), and a Christian church (with an altar pointing east).
What makes this more interesting is that the Abraham Accords agreement between Israel and the UAE included the following language:
“Muslims who come in peace may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa mosque, and Jerusalem’s other holy sites should remain open for peaceful worshipers of all faiths.”
The straightforward wording about worship in Jerusalem has caused concern among Muslim observers as they feel it intentionally leaves the door open for Jews to ascend the Temple Mount to worship and pray.
The entire 35-acre rectangular plateau is referred to by Muslims and the UN as the Haram al Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and is considered by them to be off limits to Jewish worshippers.
This of course, is despite the fact that King David purchased the sight for Israel’s Temple under the instructions of God some 3000 years ago!
Currently, If a Jew is even caught moving his lips like he is praying he can be arrested for blasphemy against Allah on the Temple Mount. Many have learned to get around that prohibition by praying into their phone as if talking to someone!
I often point out, concerning the turn-of-events on the Temple Mount, how Satan has used Islam to capture God’s Sanctuary, and then boldly renamed it Allah’s Noble Sanctuary! One can see the brazen power of Satan’s deceptions!
The sacred site is the former home of Solomon’s Temple that was later redesigned by Herod when Jesus taught there. Now the sight is in the hands of the enemy!
Some observers believe the wording in the Accord may be intended to restrict Islamic worship to only the Al Aqsa Mosque itself (at the south end) which would allow both Jews and Christians to ascend the Temple Mount for prayer and worship in the near future. That has Muslim’s nervous!
Most Muslim’s are keenly aware that Orthodox Jews are eager to construct the Third Temple in preparation for the coming Jewish Messiah. Some within Islam are convinced the U.A.E. knew this when it agreed to this specific wording, and they accuse the wealthy nation of pandering to Israel’s religious beliefs and selling out the interests of the Islamic world! How interesting?
For its part, Israel has grown weary of Jordan’s role in running the Temple Mount since the 1967 Six Days War. Behind the scenes during the Abraham Accord negotiations, it appeared President Trump wanted Israel to consider Saudi Arabia as a better choice for running the care and religious management of the Temple Mount.
Israel’s government is increasingly concerned over the growing influence of Turkey, which seeks to control both the Temple Mount and the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem under the banner of its re-emerging Neo-Ottoman Empire.
The Turks have managed to infiltrate Jerusalem by funding important community projects bringing them considerable influence among the Jerusalem Muslim community. While the church sleeps, Satan not only controls the Temple Mount but is already opening doors for the revived Ottoman Caliphate’s future control of Jerusalem in the Tribulation. And it’s happening under our watch!
In light of all this, some questions must be asked: Is it possible that Israel negotiated this peace agreement, in part to fend off the advances of Turkey at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem?
If so, one has to wonder if there is a plan in place to divide the Temple Mount between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity for the purpose of “fostering interfaith reconciliation just as the U.A.E. is attempting in their own country with the Abrahamic Family House project?
Is it possible that, with its wealth and growing influence in Israel, the U.A.E. may partner with the Jewish State to facilitate, or even fund the construction of a Third Temple in fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
Is it possible that this is part of God’s plan to set up the construction of Israel’s Third Temple and we are watching it unfold?
Time will tell as to what role the unique Abrahamic Family House in the U.A.E. will have on influencing the Middle East and also how the Abraham Accords continue to unfold in these last days.
by Tim Buck | Mar 11, 2021 | Islam, Isreal, Saudi Arabia, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles
TRUMP’S LAUNCH OF THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS CONTINUES TO HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT WITH MORE AND MORE MUSLIMS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST WARMING TO THE IDEA OF A THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
Muslim’s Supporting Israel’s Rights To Build the Temple
Tom Nissani, head of the Temple Heritage Foundation, told Arutz 7 this era is a golden opportunity. “It is becoming increasingly clear that the main obstacle – the Temple Mount – is in our hands,” he said.
“This is a historic opportunity to expel the hostile, Muslim Waqf control from the Temple Mount and transfer it to full Israeli management that will allow full freedom of access and religion to the mountain in cooperation with the Emirates, Saudis and Moroccans, Jews and non-Jews who will attain shared goals.”
Last week on Twitter, Saudis conducted a campaign promoting Islam’s true holy sites, Mecca and Medina, while downplaying the importance of Jerusalem in the religion of Islam. There is a growing excitement in the Middle East right now, thanks to the Abraham Accords, for a rebuilt Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. And the best part? Muslims are calling for it!
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”
It is a fact of Bible prophecy that there will be a rebuilt Third Jewish Temple during the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” in Jerusalem after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church takes place.
We see this in multiple places in both the Old and New Testaments. The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt including the renewal of animal sacrifices for the purpose of symbolically showing that Jesus is the Lamb of God.
In the middle of the Tribulation, the armies of Antichrist, will take possession of the Temple as Jesus described in Matthew 24:15.
In departure from the Palestinian narrative, the Saudis have begun to recognize a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
This developing story of Muslim nations showing favor to Israel’s historic right to the Temple Mount is strong evidence for the fast approaching Tribulation. Buckle your seatbelts as the church’s flight to heaven may be getting ready to lift off!
FROM ISRAEL TODAY: One of the more viral tweets was posted by Saudi cartoonist Fahd al-Jabiri, who wrote that “the direction of the prayers of the Jews is not important to us, what is important to us is only our homeland.” By referencing the “direction of the prayers of the Jews,” al-Jabiri implicitly recognized the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, thus contradicting the Palestinian narrative on the matter.
An English-language tweet by a man from Morocco named Ibtassam really got people heated when he not only emphasized that the Temple Mount is of no particular importance to Muslims like himself, but then went on to express his hope that the Third Jewish Temple will soon be built there. See below.
Dear brothers and sisters, Join the Saudi hashtag “قبلة_اليهود_لاتعني_لنا#”. This recent Saudi twitter movement believes that there is no importance of the temple mount to Muslims, and the waiting for the [Jewish] third temple. A new era, one of peace is coming. #قبلة_اليهود_لاتعني_لنا