Yes, yesterday a 5.3 earthquake shook the Temple Mount in Jerusalem! People all over the world are talking about it---except in the United States.
Sad to say, most people in America do not even know what the Temple Mount is!
And even sadder . . . most Christians don't even know.
It makes a person wonder: "What did we learn in Sunday School and church all those years?"
It is really embarrassing!
Just a few weeks ago I was standing on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Yes, indeedy, there I was looking out at the Mount of Olives and the closed Eastern Gate. Actually, I was not only standing on the Temple Mount, but I was lined up perfectly from the site of the Holy of Holies.
As I stood there I was praying and contemplating the return of Jesus and how the Mount of Olives will split in half when His feet are placed there. Half of the mountain will go north and half of it will be moved south, creating a valley approximately eight miles wide---all the way to Azal.
By the way, the Mount of Olives has three summits: One is Olives, one is Mt. Scopus, where Hebrew University is located. The other one is called Mt. of Corruption. Just below this summit is where the Arabs have literally "corrupted" the Jewish cemetery by throwing their garbage and refuse on it. Olives is between Scopus and Corruption.
Most of the Bible footnotes tell us that "Azal" (Zechariah 14:5) is "some place in the desert" (how's that for being vague?), or "the Hebrew is unclear". What a joke this is.
Azal is about five miles south of Jerusalem on the way to Bethlehem. One of my Israeli friends has been there hundreds of times. You might like to know that "Azal" is also called "Government House" and "Evil Counsel".
It is also the headquarters and location of the United Nations in the country of Israel!!! Surprise, surprise!
The 6' X 5' hole caused by the earthquake February 17 is being called "holy hole", and most prophecy scholars believe that these recent quakes in Israel are precursors to the BIG ONE when Jesus stands on the Mount of Olives.
Earthquakes this size usually occur once every 80 years in Israel. But there have been four of them in the last two months!
"Get rapture ready"! This phrase is being sent all over the internet.
If you do not know how to "get rapture ready", it is very simple. Believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confess your belief with your mouth. (Romans 10:9-10)
This earthquake is not an accident. The Bible declares that the earth trembles even when the Lord just glances at it. (Psalm 104:32)
Jesus is coming soon. Get ready.
Church people . . . wake up!
"Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob" (Psalm 114:7).
"The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth" (Psalm 97:5).
"The mountains quake at Him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at His presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein" (Nahum 1:5).
P. S. The Arabs are blaming the Jews for the damage done by the earthquake. Is the Waqf dumber than a box of rocks?
P.S.S. By the way . . . The Temple Mount is
1. Where God created Adam (later "placed" him in the Garden Ge. 2:15)
2. Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac so many years ago
3. Where David bought 35 acres from Araunah (2 Sam. 24:24)
5. Where Solomon built the Temple, 1 Kings 6:1
6. And is the location of the Dome of the Rock, erected in 688 A.D.
Interesting fact: The number "1260" is mentioned three times in the book of Revelation ( 11:3; 11:6; and12:6).
Israel became a nation in 1948.
1948 minus 1260 equals 688, the very year the Dome of the Rock was built!o the 6' X 5' hole on the Temple Mount, caused by the recent earthquake is now called theelieve that recent earthquakes in Israel are a precursor of the BIG ONE coming when Jesus