What follows is an amazing revelation I received from the Spirit of the Lord on January 27, 1993. I wanted to share it with you.
I was watching Grant Jeffries, January 27, 1993 on a Morris Cerullo program talking about the possible return of the Ark of the Covenant to Israel from Ethiopia when I received...
For a long time (since 1982) I have been prophesying that our God's Temple would be rebuilt, and most likely we would see it in our lifetime. Many people have said, "No, we are the temple, and the tabernacle and temples past were a type of the Holy Spirit in us."
I reasoned back, "If that were so, why do we have church buildings and why do Bible prophecies point to a latter day House?"
Then I was told, "Well, Jesus will rebuild the Temple." And others have also said before 1948, that when (Messiah) Jesus came, He would restore Israel as a nation! He did it, but He did it through man.
And, in 1967, Jerusalem became the capital again as was prophesied. (As a matter of fact, I met a Jewish man who fought in the Israeli army in the 6-Day war that took Jerusalem, and he said with a shiver, "I'll never forget that war. There was a power beyond us in that war that came over to take the city. You could feel it! It still makes me shake." We know that to be the Holy Spirit!)
All of that was prophesied in the Bible in Zechariah 12:5-9.
As we know, that came to pass. God is saving a nation, not just a city. Jerusalem has always been known as special in the heart of God because the interaction of a city is so symbolic of the relationship of the Body of Christ.
I know because I have seen other Bible prophecies come to pass that the Temple will be rebuilt! It's not my idea to upset the Muslims. I know wonderful sweet people who are Muslims and I want to live in peace with them. They have many holy sites, but there is but one site for the Christian and the Jew and all the people of the Book, where God proclaimed a House of Prayer for ALL nations. It will be a place where the Arab people would be blessed as they never have been before! And that is Mount Moriah.
I have no personal plans regarding the Dome of the Rock but prayer, but I don't see Scripturally a co-existence of the two holy sites. I love peace and not war. I will seek peace. I will seek the peace of Jerusalem! But the Dome of the Rock is not the Temple of God, neither does it serve for the God of the Bible. It serves people whose book tells lies about the Bible and Jesus and it is on His holy site.
It was on Mount Moriah that Abraham, father of Isaac and Ishmael (the Arab son), offered Isaac to God. It was here David made a sacrifice to God "which cost him something."
It was here where Solomon built the first Temple and the articles from the Tabernacle were moved into it, including the Ark of the Covenant.
Later Zerrubabel and then Herod completed the second Temple here, after Nehemiah had rebuilt the walls of the city. Jesus worshipped in this Temple and discussed doctrine with the doctors (teachers), and even taught there.
I'm sure the disciples thought the anti-Christ would come before 70 A.D. when the second Temple was destroyed, since Jesus prophesied its destruction. The Temple was defiled by an anti-Christ, but another was and is yet to come.
The Temple will be of the God, Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and of David and Jesus. It will not be an anti-Christ temple, as II Thessalonians 2 plainly tells us. Anti-Christ means anti (or against) God's Anointed. As Christians, we know that Anointed to be Jesus.
The Scripture tells us in Romans 11 that a "blindness in part has happened to Israel (the Jews), until the fullness of the Gentiles (in other words, those who are not Jewish by race but who will accept the God of Israel as revealed through Scriptures) has come in."
The Jewish people are looking also for a Messiah to come, and Christians are looking for their Messiah to come again, this time as a conquering Savior for both.
Then He will be a God of ALL nations. The God who created Heaven and earth desires for all to know Him. He is a God of Love and Justice.
At the coming of this Messiah, believers will be raptured, or caught up, and given new bodies. Following this rapture will come a judgment time of tribulation. Some speculate it will last three and a half years, some say seven. We will know when the time comes, unless God releases the revelation sooner!
It need not be a point of contention to those who claim the God of Love. What we do know for sure is that life will be hell on earth during this time of tribulation.
There will be awesome judgments and plagues and death that, as it says in Isaiah 13:12-13, will cause the earth to shake out of her place and a mortal will be scarcer and more rare than the gold of Ophir. Haggai 2:6 also confirms this.
But God promised in the book of Revelation that the earth would be repopulated again and that for 1,000 years there would be a time of peace, for Jesus, the Prince of Peace will be ruling and reigning in glory.
The saints who have embraced righteousness will also reign with Him in their new glorified bodies. The Spirit of God will so cover the earth that people will live hundreds of years, and even animals will change from their wild nature to a tame one.
Then at the end of the thousand years, the devil, who had been bound for a thousand years will be released, and will stir the nations against the Lord and His Anointed for a final show-down.
This will see the heavens and the earth vanish away and behold, the white throne judgment of God, where Satan and all who followed him are thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Death and Hades (or the grave) will also be thrown in, and people will live alive forever--in Heaven, with God, ascribing to Him, or they will live eternally in hell.
There will be a new heaven and new earth! And look, the New Jerusalem, the City of God, His people, as a Bride, without spot, wrinkle or blemish, arrayed in white linen, which is the righteousness of the saints, coming down out of Heaven.
We are the Ark of the Covenant!
The Ark of the Covenant on earth has been a type and shadow of things to come.
The Ark that was built by Moses and then seen in Heaven by John (Revelation 11:19) is the New Jerusalem coming out of Heaven as a Bride, adorned for her Husband, the Messiah.
She's a city four-square. The Ark was four-square.
As the Ark of the Covenant was covered in gold, (gold overlaid with wood that would not rot--- just as the work of the Cross was perfect covered in glory), so is this city. The streets are paved with gold and the city will never be destroyed.
Just as the Ark of the Covenant had a gold border or rim or CROWN around the lid (Exodus 37:2), so will we have a King, King Jesus.
The Mercy Seat on top was sprinkled with blood for atonement, so is the Church covered by the blood of Jesus.
The Ten Commandments were placed inside the Ark, symbolizing the righteousness within.
It was carried by the priesthood (by the poles with rings), but since its last Biblical account says that Aaron's rod that budded almonds (fruit) and the manna were not found in it, its perfection and sufficiency has now been attained through the priesthood and ministry of Christ the Anointed.
As symbolic of Noah's Ark, it is an ark of safety. No evil, or flesh, can touch or enter this Ark or it will die, as Uzzah did for touching it, when he tried to stabilize it for King David when the beasts stumbled.
There are two angels above the Ark with their wings spread as a covering. As we know, Lucifer (now Satan) was "the anointed cherub that covered," but when he rebelled and took a third of the angels with him, two thirds of the angels remained in Heaven and cast out Satan who fell to the earth. The other two cherub we know about in Scripture are Michael, the angel of protection and power, and Gabriel, the angel of revelation, and both are symbolized above (covering) the Ark.
Just as Lucifer (which means Light-bearer) said, "I am a God, I sit in the seat of God in the midst of the sea (peoples)" and "I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars (people) of God: I will sit also upon the Mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north (Jerusalem)," so then will the anti-Christ attempt to enter the Temple of God and sit above the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant (The Throne) that is placed within the Temple again.
When he does that, Jesus will destroy him.
On the day the tabernacle was raised up (Numbers 9:15-16), and all the articles had been anointed (Numbers 7:1), the Cloud appeared (the Glory), and then Moses "heard the Voice of the One speaking to him from above the Mercy Seat that was on the Ark of the Testimony (or the Covenant), from between the two cherubim." (Numbers 7:39)
David said in I Chronicles 28:2 that he "had it in his heart to build a house of rest for the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord, and for the footstool of our God," but we know that he could not do it, for it had to come through the Son, as was symbolized in his time by Solomon.
We know that in the new heaven and new earth that there will be no more Temple for "the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple." (Revelation 21:22)
"Thus says the Lord, 'Heaven is My Throne, and earth is My footstool.'" (Isaiah 66:1) And Jesus said, "Heaven...it is God's throne, and earth...it is His footstool, and Jerusalem...it is the City of the Great King," which are the people of God. (Matthew 5:34-35)
The Ark of Safety and Promise, covered with the glory and atonement of God, four-square, covered in gold (perfection), protected and attended by angels, with full revelation, and worships at His feet is our type and shadow of things to come.