If you were to ask the same question to people who watches, studies or is interested in Bible Prophecy in these last days, you will find out real fast how much the majority of them all agree. The majority will tell you that the Jews will rebuild a 3rd temple, the antichrist will set himself up in this temple and claim that he is God, and he will then set up some sort of abomination in the holy place that causes Jerusalem to become desolate. I have read this a thousand times in books that say the same thing but have different covers and titles. I have watched video after video that claims the exact same thing as the video before it. And every last one of them will claim that this is the gospel truth. But, the real question is this? Is it all true? What if one thing concerning these events wasn’t true? Would this allow their whole house of cards to crumble to the ground? What would these so called prophecy experts do if the very bedrock of their teachings ended up like the house that was built on sand? Can we be sure to trust what someone else tells us without testing it with what the Bible says?
This entire teaching of what I mentioned above is loosely based off of Daniel 9:27. I believe this one verse is crucial for knowing how you are going to look at and understand Bible prophecy in this day and age. They take the “he” mentioned in this particular verse and say that it is the antichrist and this is where they get the 7 year tribulation. But….what if the “he” mentioned isn’t the antichrist (and I’m using the term antichrist in place of man of sin or son of perdition because this is the term that has been used in this teaching. Even though the name antichrist isn’t actually ever mentioned in the Bible referring to a particular man, it is used in 1st and 2nd John when representing the spirit that denies that Jesus came in the flesh, denies that He is the Messiah and denies the Father and the Son). What if the “he” referenced back to the One who Chapter 9 was talking about the whole time? The Messiah or the Anointed One to come. No where in this verse alone or the entire Chapter for that matter, does it ever once refer to the antichrist. It would be more obvious to refer the “he” to “the people of the prince”. This would be Titus according to what the Preterist says. But that just isn’t true. So if this “he” is Jesus, then this verse alone changes everything according to modern Bible prophecy.
Then what happens? You no longer have a 7 year tribulation where everyone argues about the timing of the “rapture”. Instead of trying to figure out the foundation to something prophetic, everyone wants to instead fight about something that has no real basis to it. To understand not only the prophetic aspect of scripture for the future, you need to know the historical background to rightly divide it all. What if the disciples knew what Jesus was speaking about when He said what He said in Matthew 24:15? What did it mean when the writers of the Gospel said “whoso readeth, let him understand:”, when Jesus mentioned Daniels abomination? Was He referring to all three abominations mentioned or referencing to one particular abomination? How would it change your outlook on the end times?
Can we be for sure that this 3rd temple will be built? I’m 99% sure this Jewish temple will be rebuilt but that’s not according to scripture. This will only happen because mans heart is continuously wicked. Wasn’t Jesus as our perfect sacrifice good enough or do we still need the blood of bulls and goats? Does Paul refer to an actual temple of God in Thessalonians or did he and in fact Jesus, mention something else about this temple? Was the glory of God ever in the temple in the time of Jesus and what does the historical record say about the inside of the Holy of Holies? If God was going to actually have a temple again (which He never would), wouldn’t it have to be in the exact same location as the first two and not a centimeter off? These are questions that need to be asked.
And if there is no temple that God would ever recognize in this day and age, where is this Holy Place actually at? It cant possibly be in the Holy of Holies can it? Wouldn’t the Ark of the Covenant need to be in its exact same spot to even make it Holy again? Does the Bible ever speak about another Holy location that God recognized as HOLY? And what about this abomination. There is so much speculation on what it may or may not be, does the Bible give us any hints? I am not going to claim that I have all of the answers, but I do believe the Word of God will show us things if we allow to get our own understanding out of the way.
If you are going to read my book “The Temple, Abomination and The Holy Place”, you need to drop every preconceived idea you had about Bible prophecy concerning these topics and look into these matters yourself. I’m not expecting anyone to take my word for it with what I’m saying. I do expect you to research it for yourselves, search the scriptures diligently and come to your own conclusion on what the Scriptures are saying. What do I personally expect from someone reading this book? I personally expect to be called names and be told that I’m in error by the profit prophets of today. As someone once told me recently, I’m sure the piranhas will love having their way with me. If that’s the worst to happen to me, I’m ok with that. I won’t be the one back peddling and having to recall hundreds of books, videos and teachings.