One of the key latter-day Bible prophecies is that, according to Dan 9:24-27, there will come a day when the Jews will go back to sacrificing on the Temple Mount on Mt. Moriah.
Seventy Weeks and the Messiah
“Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place. So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress.
Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”
This ancient Daniel prophecy tells us that the Antichrist will stop sacrifices at the mid-point of the seven year Tribulation, therefore sometime prior to that they must begin sacrificing.
To begin sacrifices, it is assumed the Jews must rebuild their Jewish Temple. To rebuild the Temple they must know where on Mt. Moriah to rebuild.
The Dome of the Rock is assumed by many to be built on the spot of the Jewish Temple and therefore be standing in the way of any new Jewish Temple construction. Others believe there is room to build the Jewish Temple to the north of the Dome of the Rock.
When we travel to Israel and visit the Temple Mount, we see Israeli soldiers in full uniform stationed all over the area. Israel captured the Temple Mount in 1967 and since then has been controlled by Israel.
Israel allows the Muslims to administer the worship on the Temple Mount. And the Muslims don’t allow non-Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount.
David originally purchased the area and put the Tabernacle there until the first Jewish Temple was built by Solomon. The Temple was destroyed by Babylon and after 70 years of captivity in Babylon, the Jews returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt the Temple. It was destroyed again in 70 AD and never rebuilt.
If we’re getting close to Rapture, then we would expect to see interest by the Jews in rebuilding their Temple. And this is exactly what we see today.
An article in the Jewish newspaper ISRAEL TODAY laments the problems associated with Jews not being able to pray on the only spot God allows for sacrifices. They make the case it’s the holiest spot on the earth for Jews and they should be allowed to pray there.
This is huge!
At the moment, the closest Jews can get to their holy site is the Wailing Wall. They “wail” because they can’t sacrifice. And the Bible says their “wail’ will continue to grow louder until they are allowed to rebuild their Temple and go back to sacrifices.
All this is just more proof the end of the Church Age is near.