About 700 years before Christ, Hezekiah built a 2,000-foot-long tunnel through solid rock to secretly carry water from the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem to the Pool of Siloam (also called the Pool of Siloah) just outside the wall around ancient Jerusalem and at the base of the Temple Mount (II Kings 20:20).
Hezekiah built the tunnel and Pool of Siloam (a water reservoir like a swimming pool that was about 53 ft long, 18 ft wide, and 19 ft deep) to ensure that Jerusalem had water if the Assyrians surrounded Jerusalem and tried to capture the city.
The pool was located on a stone path (called the Pilgrimage Road) that led to the Southern Gate of the Temple (about 70 yards).
According to Josephus, about one million Jews would visit Jerusalem three times a year (spring, summer, and fall) to celebrate Jewish Feast Days (Lev. 23).
Many Jews would stop at the Pool of Siloam to take a required ritual bath before they went to the Temple.
Scholars believe Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Pool of Siloam when Babylon invaded Israel (about 605-586 B.C.).
Nehemiah repaired it when he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:15), Herod the Great enlarged it and built an Arcade around it during his reign, and Titus destroyed it again when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
Before the Romans destroyed it, Jesus encountered the man born blind and healed him at the Pool of Siloam (Jn. 9:1-41).
Jesus declared that He is the Light of the World at the Pool of Siloam (Jn. 9:5).
Some (Got Questions) say Jesus was at the Pool of Siloam when he said, “if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” (Jn. 7:37-38).
After the Romans destroyed it, the Jews scattered, and it was not rediscovered until about 150 years ago.
Not much happened until 2004 when the water company accidentally broke a water pipe near the site.
This created an interest in developing the site, but a 14-year court battle over ownership of the site prevented any development from taking place.
The court battle has now been resolved, and on Dec. 27, 2022, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced that work will begin in Jan. 2023 and be completed (and the site will be opened to the public) in about a year.
It is one of the most important discoveries ever, it has global significance, it is evidence of the accuracy of the Bible, it is evidence of a Jewish presence in the Promised Land (and in Jerusalem) for thousands of years, it is believed that millions of visitors will soon be going there every year, and those that visit a rebuilt Temple will need a place to take a ritual bath.
Restoring the Pool of Siloam could be a sign that a rebuilt Temple is not far behind.
Here are more things that could have global significance (could be signs of the approaching Tribulation Period).
One, concerning the division of Israel: in my article two weeks ago, I wrote that on Dec. 22, 2022, it was reported that the EU has confirmed that it is actively working with and for the PA to protect the rights of the Palestinians and to ensure that Judea and Samaria are part of a future Palestinian state.
On Jan. 4, 2023, it was reported that the powerless Jewish Sanhedrin warned the EU that their actions are in opposition to the Scriptures.
They warned the EU that the Scriptures say God gave the land of Israel to the Jews and He will punish the EU countries in the Valley of Judgment by God (the valley of Jehoshaphat at the Battle Armageddon) for dividing the Promised Land.
(More: On Jan. 4, 2023, it was reported that former member of the Israeli Knesset, rabbi Yehuda Glick, said, “We should condemn violence on the Temple Mount, and not condemn people who are visiting and people who are praying.”)
Two, concerning the entire world being against Israel during the Tribulation Period: on Jan. 5, 2023, the UN Security Council (UNSC) met to discuss and condemn Itamar Ben-Gvir’s 15-minute visit to the Temple Mt in the early morning of Jan. 3, 2023.
With all the wars, economic problems, famine, persecution of Christians, China invading Taiwan’s air space, Russia threatening to use nuclear missiles, Iran trying to build nuclear missiles, etc., going on in the world, the UNSC held a special meeting to condemn one Jewish official for going on the Temple Mount for 15 min. in the early morning when there was only a handful of people present.
For whatever it is worth, the U.S. is a powerful member of the UNSC and could have vetoed this UNSC condemnation, but the U.S. participated in it.
(More: Ben-Gvir is a conservative. He believes the Temple is the House of God on earth, and he wants all faiths to be allowed to worship on the Temple Mount. One well-known prophecy teacher believes Ben-Gvir’s visit to the Temple Mount will eventually lead to a partition and sharing of the Temple Mount. I have read several articles about Gen-Gvir’s visit, but I have not read anything about this leading to the partition and sharing of the Temple Mount. However, we know that the Temple will be rebuilt, and the Temple Mount will be shared by Jews and Gentiles (Rev. 11:1-2).
Also, it is common knowledge that some scholars believe the Temple can be rebuilt next to the Dome of the Rock and a wall or partition can be erected to separate the two. The Jews and the Temple would be on one side of the wall or partition, and the Muslims and the Dome of the Rock would be on the other side of the wall. The outer court of the Temple would have to be left out because it would go around the Dome of the Rock, the Arabs would have to go through it to get to the Dome of the Rock, and that would not work. If the outer court is left out, there will be room for the Temple and the Dome of the Rock. The Jews and Muslims could go up on the Temple Mount through different gates, and the wall would separate them, but they could both use the Temple Mount. This could be important and have prophetic and global significance. It could also be a sign that we are close to the arrival of the Two Witnesses.)
(More: The day after Israel’s Defense Minister Ben-Gvir visited the Temple Mount, a group called Return to the Mount said they hope Ben-Gvir will agree to let them carry out a sacrifice at a small altar in an open space on the Temple Mount this Passover, Apr. 5-6, 2023. Ben-Gvir has supported Return to the Mount in the past, but he must get the approval of Prime Min. Netanyahu before he authorizes an animal sacrifice on the Temple Mount this year. It will be interesting to see what Mr. Netanyahu does. Netanyahu’s heart is in God’s hands, and God’s Word will be fulfilled at the time of His choosing.)
Three, concerning the rise of the Antichrist and the coming one world religion: on Jan. 6, 2023, there was an incredible article on Koenig’s Eye View by William Koenig (former White House correspondent, author, and prophecy conference speaker) and Emily Jordan that has global significance.
Here are two important quotes from the article:
- “If the Globalists have their way, God will be removed entirely from everyday life. The people of the planet will live under forced control by elite humans who think they are God. Our great nation will be usurped by a global tyrannical power. Political freedom will be obsolete, and Americans will no longer enjoy religious freedom under the God of the Bible, who allows all people to have free will and worship Him only if they so choose.”
- “It is the Globalists who seek to conquer humankind and are themselves enemies of the United States. It is they who seek to destroy, they who are exclusionary, fascist, and sexist, and they who are committed entirely to anything and everything that makes a mockery of God and the world He has created, as outlined in the Bible.”
Here is a link to the entire article.
Four, concerning world government (global significance): on Jan. 10, 2023, The Expose posted an article that said a secret committee in the World Health Organization called the International Health Regulations Review Committee (IHRRC) was meeting from Jan. 9-13 to finalize proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHRs).
The schedule calls:
- For the IHRRC to submit their final proposed amendments to the WHO by Jan. 15, 2023
- For the WHO to submit the proposed amendments to the 76th World Health Assembly the required 4 months before their meeting on May 21-30, 2023
- For a simple majority of the 194 members (nations) to approve the amendments which will make them global law.
Here is just a sample of the proposed amendments (in my words):
- Make WHO recommendations legally binding all over the world.
- In addition to letting the WHO regulate things that endanger public health, empower the WHO to regulate things that could potentially endanger public health.
- Empower the WHO to require medical exams, treatments, quarantines, and more.
- Create a global system (digital or paper) to track tests, vaccinations, recovery, travel, etc.
- Allow the WHO to release citizens’ personal data.
- Empower the WHO to censor misinformation and disinformation (reports and opinions that disagree with them).
Since these are amendments to already existing IHR’s, if passed, it will not be necessary to submit them to world leaders (the U.S. Pres., U.S. Senate, etc.) for approval, and they will automatically become global law at the set date.
Here is a link to The Expose article:
Five, concerning the relationship between globalists and corrupt individuals in the Roman Catholic Church: in his message on Epiphany (Jan. 6, 2023), conservative Archbishop Vigano said,
“Today, we see the simple and the leaders of distant nations recognizing the Saviour and conforming their private and public lives to Him while world leaders prefer to gather in Davos for their globalist agenda, and the prelates of the Bergoglian (Pope Francis, whose real name is Jorge Bergoglio) sect think only of hiding their scandals, propagating synodality (partnerships and agreements), and encouraging the most unmentionable vices. Both support each other and recognize each other’s legitimacy. Both see Jesus Christ as an uncomfortable obstacle to the pursuit of their plans for power and domination.”
Vigano quoted Jer. 5:26-31:
“For among my people there are wicked people who spy like lurking hunters, they set traps for men. Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit; therefore, they become great and rich. They are fat and wicked, they go beyond the limits of evil; they do not defend justice, they do not care for the cause of the orphan, they do not do justice to the poor. Should I not punish these sins? Oracle of the Lord. Should I not take revenge on a people like this? Terrifying and horrible things take place in the land. The prophets foretell in the name of lies, and the priests rule at their behest; yet my people are pleased with this. What will you do when the end comes?”
Vigano answered his own question:
“What will you do when the end comes? the Lord asks. Will you create new emergencies, new crises, new pandemics, new wars with which to keep the people subjugated? Will you continue to exterminate innocent children, to render fathers and mothers sterile, to defraud the worker of his reward, to corrupt the young, to kill the sick and the elderly because they are considered useless for your own vile interests? Will you barricade yourselves in your fortresses, hoping to escape God’s wrath and your just chastisement? What will you do, servants of the Great Reset, when your masters have to flee into their lairs and hide in the bowels of the earth? Do you think you can sell yourself to a new owner as you have done so far? Poor, miserable, deluded ones. The terrible day of the Lord will come for everyone, and also for you: first with the particular Judgment, and then with the universal Judgment.”
Vigano is warning that a godless world government, godless world religion, and the Tribulation Period are on the horizon, and apart from Jesus, everyone on earth, great and small, will face the judgment of God.
Here is a link to Vigano’s entire message (posted on LifeSiteNews, Jan. 9, 2023):
Six, concerning a normalization agreement between Saudi Arabia and Israel based on a meeting between Saudis, Jews, and Americans in Nov. 2022: on Jan. 10, 2023, Joel Rosenberg, well-known author and editor-in-chief of All Israel News and All Arab News, said he believes a breakthrough is close at hand, and there is just one thing preventing a normalization agreement between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
That one thing is better relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis are reluctant to make peace with Israel because they see Pres. Biden as an unreliable and unpredictable ally. (Biden called Saudi Arabia a pariah, called the Saudi crown prince a murderer, withdrew some U.S. defense missiles from Saudi Arabia, refuses to sell certain weapons to the Saudis, did not respond when Iran attacked Saudi Arabia with drones and cruise missiles, and more.)
According to Rosenberg, Saudi Arabia has signaled a readiness to sign a peace agreement with Israel, and the only thing that is stopping it is in the White House, not Israel or Gaza. (The obstacle is Biden, not Netanyahu or the PA.)
Seven, concerning deceit, corruption, and treason by the Deep State in their quest to weaken America and surrender U.S. sovereignty to a world government: on Jan. 10, 2023, Dave Hodges (The Common Sense Show) reported that some Democrats are telling the Republicans they cannot investigate the Deep State.
If at least some Deep State members are not immediately held accountable for what they are doing, they will not cease to control elections, weaken America, and submit the U.S. to a world government by 2030 or sooner.
The Republicans in the House must put the U.S. first, stand strong, and expect well-financed opposition from high places.
Be sure you are Rapture Ready.
Eight, concerning corruption in the FBI: on Jan. 10, 2023, it was reported that a confidential list of everyone that will be attending the invite-only WEF meeting next week has been leaked, and FBI Director Chris Wray is on the list.
These people are planning to take over the world, establish a godless world government, cause people to own nothing, and Chris Wray would not have an invitation if they did not consider him to be one of them.
This may explain why FBI agents spied on Trump, lied to courts, arrested patriots, refused to prosecute Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden, etc.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.