The Bible prophesies that a third Jewish temple will be constructed before the halfway point (3.5 years) of the final seven years before the return of Jesus Christ. It is in this temple that the Anti-Christ will proclaim himself to be god. This event is very significant because it will begin the period known as the Great Tribulation. The Great tribulation is a 42 month period, or three-and-a-half years that will be the worst tribulation the world has ever known since the beginning of the world (Matthew 24:21-22).
When is this temple going to be constructed? We are not entirely sure when this will happen, but we do know that it must be constructed before the 3.5 year point of the final 7 years. We also know that there is a major hurdle that is preventing the temple from being constructed: the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This mosque is a large concern because it rests on the Temple Mount which is where the temple must be constructed. However, the book of Revelation tells us how the world will solve this issue: the temple mount will be shared between Jews and gentiles, or Jews and non-Jews. (Revelation 11:1-2).
It is believed by many that the peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians will produce the solution to this problem. If this is the case, then the building of the third temple will quickly follow the peace treaty.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Daniel 9:27)
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15)
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
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