Tuesday, April 29, 2008

PA: Olmert Ready to Give Up Temple Mount

Curt Here....

According to the news link below it appears that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is ready to give up control of the Temple Mount and will also allow all religions freedom of worship on the Mount. This is amazing and highly prophetic news if it turns out to be true.

To show you what I mean, let's look at a verse in Revelation.

Revelation 11:1-2

1. Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.

2. "Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.

From this passage it is clear that for 42 months (3 1/2 years) that part of the Temple Mount (the court) will be given over to the gentiles. If the above news article turns out to be true, then it appears that part of the Temple Mount will be given over to the gentiles in the near future for other forms of worship just as prophesied in the book of Revelation.

From the scriptures I find the time of 42 months to be very interesting as this is exact amount of time that the AC will reign. Here is some scripture to review.

Daniel 7:25

25. `He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

Time, times and half a time equals 3 1/2 years. One more verse.

Revelation 13:5

5. There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

I am of the opinion that the 42 months that the gentiles are given access to a portion of the Temple Mount is the same time frame that the AC reigns.

If so, we are getting close.



(IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority officials quoted Saturday in the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar said that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had agreed in principal to allow Arab or Muslim authorities to control the Temple Mount. Olmert had asked to keep the Old City of Jerusalem along with the Mount of Olives and the neighborhood of Mei Shiloach (Silwan), they said, but was willing to split control in a manner that would allow all religions freedom of worship.

The sources said negotiations between Olmert and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas had failed, as Olmert’s offers did not come close to meeting Abbas’s expectations. Olmert wants to keep 15 percent of Judea and Samaria, including part of the Jordan River Valley, they said, and is unwilling to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign Arabs to settle in Israel. Abbas, on the other hand, says he will allow Israel to keep a maximum of two percent of Judea and Samaria, and insists that at least 100,000 foreign Arabs be granted Israeli citizenship in the next decade.



Constance Cumbey said...

Very telling information -- both on Jerusalem and on Javier Solana. Thanks and keep up the excellent work!


the70thweek said...

Thanks for checking in Constance, along with the encouragement.


Anonymous said...

Hi Curt,

The Antichrist will be allowed to reign for 84 months, 3 1/2 years in "peace" (whether it's revealed to God's people that he is the Antichrist or not, I'm not certain) and after the abomination of desolation (the Antichrist entering the temple and claiming to be God) he will reign an additional 3 1/2 years until he's cast into the lake of fire.

This may be the first 3 1/2 years of "peace" that the event of your article is possibly ushering in. Any thoughts? Have I missed something?

Thanks for your work, Curt. God bless!

the70thweek said...


Thanks for reading and for adding your thoughts to this blog, I appreciate it.

Let me try and answer your question. I believe that the 84 months (7 years) that you are referring to is the 70th week of Daniel. I do not believe that the AC reigns for the full 84 months, mostly because I can not find a scripture that states this. The only scriptures that I can find on the time length of his reign are the ones that I listed in the original article, and they state that the AC will reign for 42 months (3 1/2 years).

So I believe the first half of the 70th week could very well be a period of false peace as you suggested, but I do not believe the AC will be in charge (or begin his reign) until the mid week at the Abomination of Desolation.

Hope that answers your question.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Curt.

It takes me a while to chew on things. I now need to process this.

My understanding was that the signing of the peace covenant with the Palestinians, the rebuilding of the temple, and the re-institution of the daily sacrifice would be under the watchful eye of the eigth horn, meaning that the Antichrist would be in power but not yet "revealed". This would be the first 3 1/2 year period.

I guess pre-trib thinking has gotten me confused. I've been saved 5 years (praise the Lord), and was taught that the tribulation period lasted 7 years. The more I read the Word, the more I began to see that the tribulation really doesn't begin until the abomination of desolation. That only leaves the Antichrist 3 1/2 years of taking vengeance out on the people of God.

So, I guess I better get back to the Book. God bless you, brother. Thanks again, Curt, for being a watchman. I appreciate your's and Constance's dedication. I'm learning a lot.


the70thweek said...

God bless you also Jeff. I learn more and more everyday as I dig into the Word, so your not alone.