Daniel 9:24 - 28
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Daniel 8:11 - 14
11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down.
12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.
13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
Some churches are teaching that because Jesus is the temple, or because the Bible says our bodies are the temple, there is no need for the temple in Jerusalem to be rebuilt. This teaching is in error. However, to argue over it is a waste of time. It will soon prove itself, one way or the other.
The book of Daniel was ordered by God to be locked until the last days. Years ago I spent a year studying Daniel. You could find all kinds of books on the other books of the Bible, but study books on Daniel couldn't be found. Why? Because it was "locked" by God until the last days.
It has now been unlocked and couldn't be more clear to believers who take the time to study it instead of just taking someone else's word for what it says. Non-believers still don't understand it. The purpose of writing this, is so when it happens you will immediately recognize it.
It's unclear whether the temple being restored has to happen before the rapture of the church can take place. But it will happen. Some believe it's already happened, but this is also error.
For this to be true, ALL of the last day prophecies will have had to already happened. Never before have we seen last day prophecies being fulfilled so quickly. Bits and pieces have happened before in history, but NEVER so many at one time, like what is happening now.
As concerning the temple in Jerusalem, it could NOT have happened yet. There has never been a time when the antichrist defiled the temple. There has never been a time when the temple has been desolated. For that to be true, the antichrist would have had to already come. But it wasn't. The Western wall still stands.
Don't think the temple is going to be rebuilt for God to live in, as some believe. It's whole purpose will fulfill the prophecies in Daniel.
Preparations are in the works now, to rebuild a total replica, solely for the purpose of training priests. It's being built exactly to the specifications in the old testament as given to the Jews. Much time has been spent researching genealogy to find the descendants of Aaron who God appointed as the Priests.
The implements have already been crafted and numbered. They're being stored waiting for the temple to be rebuilt.
This has never happened before. Soon to be revealed, a one world government with a one world money system and a one world police system. If you don't think this is already shaping up to happen, you haven't been paying attention. You think we're seeing financial problems in the United States? You haven't seen nothing yet.
Non-believers will fall more and more into despair. This will be a perfect time for Mr. Wonderful, the antichrist, to "come as a man of peace" and tell you he'll fix everything. He'll be charismatic, charming, and ultimately deceive the masses into believing he is god. He will then prove to be a deceiver, dark, a viscous killer of all that is good.
When the antichrist makes his appearance, he will make a 7 year treaty with
Israel. Then he will at some point, enter the temple, cause the
sacrifice to cease, practice witchcraft, and defile the temple. He will
raise himself up to be God. This is the abomination of desolation spoken
of in the book of Daniel.
So there's no point in Christians coming unglued at each other, nor in falling into despair. Many will fall away as things get worse, But God is using this time to train a great people of Faith. As the end becomes more and more apparent, they will stand and spit in the eye of the antichrist. They will put their feet on his head. They will not live in fear, but rather in faith in Jesus. Count on it. You think Christians are namby-pamby weaklings? Just watch. When they come out fighting, nobody is going to want to get in their way.
And they will have an advantage because greater is He who is in them than he who is in the world. And the sword of the Holy Spirit will stream out of their mouth.
If you're reading this, and you're not a believer in Christ and you resent churches, hang onto your hat, darlin'. There is quickly coming a time when the antichrist gets his one world church established, you will be FORCED to worship at the feet of the antichrist or be killed. He will try to get Christians to deny their belief in God. But this army of God will NEVER bow before the beast nor the antichrist.