Life for me lately has gotten very hectic, and has limited the amount of time I have been able to devote to blogging. Having said that there has been some very significant prophetic news that has broken over the last few weeks. This blog entry is an attempt on my part to report on it all under one post. As it turns out, since it broke over a couple week period of time, it is kind of nice to be able to summarize it all under this one post and it really helps bring home how significant this could be.
A couple of weeks ago, a poster by the name of Adamantine over at http://www.fulfilledprophecy.com/ posted a link to a website (you can find it here.. ( http://www.korbanpesach.org/en/korban/pesach_now.htm ) put up by the recently reestablished (2004) Sanhedrin inviting the word to participate in what they called the "Sanhedrin Initiative" this Passover in Jerusalem. Here is an insert from their home page.
This year in Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin Initiative is calling upon the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world to participate in the Korban Pesach. The Sanhedrin Initiative will choose sheep to be offered in the Korban Pesach, and all preparations will be made in the expectation that we can renew this ancient, traditional offering. In the event that political or other obstacles intervene, the Sanhedrin Initiative has taken halakhic precautions to ensure that the monies for purchasing the sheep can still be used for charitable donations.
Any person wishing to participate in the Korban Pesach can enroll himself and members of his family for the price of seven shekels per person --the estimated cost of a Kezayit of meat, the minimum portion necessary for fulfilling the commandment. The process will be supervised by licensed accountants, whether the monies will be used for the original purpose or will be donated to charity.
In case you were wondering the Korban Pesach is the sacrifice of Passover also known as the "Paschal Lamb." It is the sacrifice that the Torah mandates to be brought on the eve of Passover.
This of course is big news by itself, but when you put it together with an announcement that was made by the Temple Institute around Christmas time, it could be potentially huge. On Christmas day the Temple Institute announced that the construction of the sacrificial altar had been completed. If you have been following this blog, than you are aware that back in July I posted that the Temple Institute had started construction on the sacrificial altar (you can read about that here... http://the70thweek.blogspot.com/2009/07/temple-institute-to-build-sacrificial.html ). It has now officially been completed. Here is a link to that story...http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/135199 , which I would encourage you to read, but I have posted a picture of this altar for your viewing. This altar has officially been ruled as Kosher and has been constructed to meet the exact specifications that are required to except sacrifices.
So after digesting this information, a lot of questions come to mind. Since it appears as if the Sanhedrin are really going to attempt to start sacrifices this Passover season, then are they going to use this newly constructed altar? What about the Temple, it is not built yet, do they need it? Fortunately another poster by the name of made4eternity at Fulfilled Prophecy had the guts to email the Sanhedrin directly and ask them these questions along with a few others and to my surprise they answered. Below is a copy of the questions and answers to that email.
Question: Do you intend to use the newly built alter? I understand it is mobile. I have also heard that other tools have been prepared for use.
Sanhedrin’s response: Yes
Question: Another very important question I would love to know, do you intend to erect any kind of tent or portable Tabernacle?
No need for a tent. The sky is enough. But every step is depended on the permition of the secular government of Israel. Mean while the government is afraid from the Arabs. And afraid of changing the Jews attitude to the religion following such act.
Question: Surely the Israeli government will soon realize nothing will appease the Arabs and it is time to move forward in Israel's best interest?
There is a difference between the state ISRAEL and the nation ISRAEL. The state Israel is a state of 2/3 Jews 1/3 non-Jewish the majority of this 1/3 are hating the nation ISRAEL. About 1/3 of the Jews are assimilated Jews who reject in some way their Jewish identity and they are behaving like traitors (This is a result of the long time being spread among Non-Jewish – 2000 years). To this balance add the international pressure which is operated on Israel only, because Israel is not a mad state, and Israel is Of Jews which means beat again the Jews, and Israel has not oil, and what remain from the Jewish nation is 14,000,000 persons instead of 500,000,000 persons (if not the continues holocausts during 2000 years), and because the Muslims are counted 1,500,000,000 and their political power is very great, and the pope (That leads more or less another 1,500,000,000 persons) wants, silently behind the walls, continuously, to erase Israel from the earth because it's existence made theological problem to Christianity, and the leadership of the Israeli state does not claim the right for Israel because it was s gift from G-D but uses secular reasoning (because it is a secular leadership) that are useless. All these together means that the government of Israel is not reacting well against outside pressure and from time to time it's relation toward Jews worst than it happened to Jews in another country.
Question: Regarding the Temple, is it already built and ready to be transferred to the Temple Mount?
Sanhedrin's response: No
Question: If not, will it take long to build?
Depending upon the resources that will be invested in the project. According the existing technology it may be finished during 3 months.
Question: Or, do you have a tent/tabernacle such as was used in the wilderness in the days of Moses?
No tent will be constructed! It is contradictory to the Torah. The tent of Moses was a temporary unique event in history.
You can find this here...http://www.fulfilledprophecy.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=53782.
Let me try to quickly tie this altogether. This blog has been following a seven year agreement between the EU and Israel called the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP). It was officially agreed to on October 24, 2006 and it went into effect on January 1st, 2007. Passover season this year starts on March 30th and goes through April 4th (Easter). Quick math on this shows that this passover season is 42 months from October 24, 2006. 42 months from January 1st, 2007 would be around the June, July time frame of this summer. We know from scripture (Daniel 9:27) that in the middle of the 70th week (42 months) the Anti-Christ will put a stop to sacrifices. He will also walk into the Temple of God and display himself as being God.
27. "And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."
2 Thess 2:4
4. who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
In order for the above scriptures to be fulfilled the Korban Pesach sacrifice must at some point start again and for the ENP theory that I have been watching to have any chance of being true this must happen very soon. Is this the year? Are we really that close? Absolutely mind boggling if it is.