Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Uncovering the Foundations of Faith

The Jewish people have been returning to their ancient homeland for over a century now and their modern nation of Israel came into being in 1948. Jewish control of Jerusalem came as a result of the 1967 Six-Days war - as it happens, just 2,300 years after the goat power of Daniel 8:5-7 overpowered the Persian ram.

Now when
a new area will be added underneath at the famous Western Wall, at the level at which worshippers at the ancient Temple stood in the past, you can wonder how exposing the foundations of the temple, even just the retaining wall of the temple platform, can connect us to the prophecy of Daniel (chapter 8:11-14) which foretold of the Roman power taking away the daily sacrifice, and "casting down" the place of the sanctuary, holy place, or temple.

Do we
we see the evidence of the destruction wrought by the Roman power laid out for the world to view? And are we reminded of the fact that the Bible has decreed that this destroyed place of worship shall be both avenged and restored?

Both Daniel and Jesus say that this destruction would be a temporary matter. Daniel indicates that the scattering power would eventually be broken, and the evening-morning sacrifice restored. Jesus says "until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."


13  Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion; For it is time to have pity upon her, Yea, the set time is come. 14  For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And have pity upon her dust. 15  So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, And all the kings of the earth thy glory. 16  For Jehovah hath built up Zion; He hath appeared in his glory. 17  He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer. 18  This shall be written for the generation to come; And a people which shall be created shall praise {1} Jehovah. {1) Heb Jah}” (Psalms 102:13-18 ASV)

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Uncovering the Foundations of Faith!