On June 7, 1967, Israel recaptured the Temple Mount at the end of the Six-Day War at the hands of the 55th Paratrooper Brigade. Commander Mordechai Gur broke radio silence to announce, “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” It was the first time in nearly 2,000 years that Israel controlled the real estate where her ancient temples stood. The second temple was destroyed in AD 70 by the Roman legions under the general Titus. The Six-Day War recaptured not only the Temple Mount, but also Samaria and the Golan Heights (ancient Bashan) overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The return of Israel to her land in an unregenerate state is necessary for the preparation for Daniel’s 70th Week, which begins with a covenant with the Antichrist by a spiritually-blind Israel and the building of the third temple, which will be desecrated by the Antichrist when he presents himself as God and demands global worship. “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” (Da. 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:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains. … For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Mt. 24:15, 16, 21). Revelation 11 describes the measuring of the third temple and the preaching of the two prophets of God during the first half of the Antichrist’s reign.
(Friday Church News Notes, June 12, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)