“The people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built…Is it time for you to dwell in your roofed houses, and this house lie waste?… Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified.” (Hagai 1)
” In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen and close up the breaches thereof and I will raise up his ruins and I will build it as in the days of old.” (Amos 9:11)
“And He said unto me: ‘Son of man this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Yisrael for ever.’” (Ezekiel 43:7)
WHERE DOES THE LORD WANT HIS TEMPLE?
Ask almost anyone, “Where does the Lord want His Temple to be built?” And they will answer, ‘”On the Temple Mount in Jerusalem”. By the ‘Temple Mount’ they mean ” Al-Haram al-Sharif’, where stands the Dome of the Rock. But they are mistaken. This is the WRONG location.
Any Temple on the Haram would be for the gratification of man, and not for the habitation of HaShem. If Hashem allowed a Temple on the Haram to stand, it would be meaningless. Korbanot (sacrificial offerings) in the wrong place would be meaningless.
When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple…When all the children of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the earth on the pavement, and worshipped and gave thanks to the LORD…Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD. (2 Chronicles 7: 1,3,4)
If the Temple is to be the House of the Lord, it can’t be built just anywhere in Jerusalem.
The temple has to be built exactly where the Lord wants it to be. And He does not want it on the Haram.
THE TRUE LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE: IF NOT ON THE HARAM, THEN WHERE?
The whole world knows, and so do the Orthodox patriarchs who hid the holy Ark of the Jews, the Aron HaBrit, that the Ark belongs inside the Jewish Temple; for more than a thousand years they’ve thrown every obstacle into blocking the building of the Temple in Jerusalem.
The simplest obstacle has been the most effective: disinformation. Since the rule of Constantine, Jews who have come to Jerusalem seeking the ruins of their Temple have been pointed in the direction of Al-Haram al-Sharif, “Your Temple stood on that hill.” This lie was repeated so often and so convincingly over the centuries that Al-Haram al-Sharif has become entrenched in Jewish consciousness, and in world consciousness, as the ‘Temple Mount’, but the Haram is NOT the Temple Mount. The Temple has never stood on that little hill that’s been loaded up on all sides with landfill.
The true Temple Mount is 500 metres west of the Haram, in the Jewish – Armenian Quarters. In the mid-sixth century, Emperor Justinian built the Nea Church over the correct area of Solomon’s Temple.
Archaeologists at the Zion and Nea digs will soon discover indisputable proof that they’ve found the correct site of the Jewish temples. They have already found the cistern that carried ‘Living Waters’ to the Temple. a mikveh, animal bones (from Korbanot), a huge number of shells of the Murex trunculus snail, from whence comes ‘tekhelet’ the ‘blue’ of the clothing of the High Priest. Those very shells came from creatures that were used to colour the vestments of a High Priest who could trace his lineage back to Aaron, the brother of Moses.
There will be no avoiding the truth when archaeologists come upon an enormous quantity of salt in a very small chamber. The Chamber of Salt housed salt for sprinkling on the Korbanot before they were placed on the altar. It also housed salt for sprinkling on the ramp of the Altar and for tanning hides.
It’s easy to demonstrate that the Temple of Solomon never stood on the esplanade of Al-Haram al-Sharif (see Breaching The Haram Deception). Books have been written on the subject by experts in the fields of geology, archaeology, mathematics and religion. Professionals have provided irrefutable evidence that the Temple was never located on Al-Haram al-Sharif. But one problem remains, the deception, based on centuries-old misinformation, has become such a rock-solid belief that it’s difficult to direct Jews away from the “Wailing Wall”, and to the right place. The correct place for the temple, and for prayer until the temple is built, is from Deir Al-Zeitune from the west, to the Nea Church to the east.
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