[ Eyes on Israel ]

June 2007 Update

With each passing day, we draw closer to the second coming of our Savior Yahshua the Messiah. Our eyes are firmly fastened upon the prize of Yahweh’s Kingdom, as we look toward the Land of Israel for understanding prophecy. The words of our Savior give us insight into what we should be looking for. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things (See Matthew 24:1-31), you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:32-35; NIV)

More and more, the signs point toward the completion of Daniel 12:11. “From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.” (NASU)

In order for this prophecy to be fulfilled, the morning and evening sacrifices must be reinstituted. This would require the religious Jews of Israel to somehow gain control of at least part of the Temple Mount, and, at the very least, place an altar on which the regular daily sacrifices may be offered. Based on history, this could potentially cause Moslems world-wide to react violently, which could rapidly escalate to bring the balance of prophecy to pass.

On Monday, May 14, 2007, Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) published an interesting article under the headline, “Rabbis Call for Temple Mount Visits.” The rabbis referred to in this article are religious-Zionists. Thirty of them went through the Halakhic ritual cleansing which involves immersion in a mikveh (ritual bath), removing their shoes, and avoiding the areas designated as holy and forbidden. These religions leaders are determined to once again make the Temple Mount a place of worship for Jews.

This was the first time that such a large group of rabbis visited the Temple Mount. The following quote is an excerpt from the Arutz Sheva article: “Rabbi Shilo, asked to explain the timing of the visit, told Arutz-7, ‘For one thing, Jerusalem Reunification Day is approaching. In addition, our hold on the Temple Mount is not yet strong among many people of Torah and others, because of halakhic [Jewish-legal] obstructions that we feel are no longer relevant.’ Biblical law forbids one from entering the holy areas of the Temple Mount, and some feel that the precise boundaries of those areas are not known. However, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel of the Temple Institute has shown that the rock under the Dome of the Rock is in fact the Holy of Holies, and most scholars agree.”

Could this be the catalyst that brings about the fulfillment of Daniel 12:11? We MUST ALL be diligent in watching the Land of Israel to determine Yahweh’s prophetic timetable.

All who read this newsletter should understand the importance of these events so as to be prepared for what is ahead.

Almighty Yahweh promised in His Holy Word that He will protect His people in times of adversity (Psalm 91). He WILL reveal to His dedicated servants the correct interpretation of the end-time prophecies. “Surely Sovereign Yahweh does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7; NASU)

It is our hope and prayer that Yahweh continues to bless this ministry and all who diligently and prayerfully support it. May we all continue to express our deep love for Yahweh and Yahshua and our neighbor as these end times unfold.