“We do not need another committee. We have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man and be he god or devil, we will receive him.”—Paul Henri Spaak, the first president of the UN General Assembly, first president of the European Parliament, and onetime secretary general of NATO
The Temple Institute, which has already built many of the vessels for the Temple, such as the ark and the menorah, has now embarked on a project to build the altar.
“Unfortunately, we cannot currently build the altar in its proper place, on the Temple Mount,” Temple Institute director Yehudah Glick said. “We are building an altar of the minimum possible size so that we will be able to transport it to the Temple when it is rebuilt."
Source: israelnationalnews.com, July, 2009
David Jeremiah in his book, “Escape the Coming Night”, suggested the
headlines of the Antichrist’s death might read something like this:
“Assassin kills Judas Christopher, U.S. of Europe Mourns Loss of Leader
‘Christopher was pronounced dead on arrival at the International Hospital of Rome this morning. The motorcade of U.S.E. officials was traveling along Via Veneto when the president was hit in the temple by a single bullet. He slumped in his seat in full view of millions watching on interglobal satellite.
After church, where she had been taught about the rapture, a little girl was quizzing her mother. “Mommy, do you believe Jesus will come back?”
“Could He come today?”
“In a few minutes?”
“Mommy, would you comb my hair?”
The doctrine of the immanency of the rapture should motivate us to be ready for it.
“We understand, of course, that there are times the Bible uses figurative language. For example, Jesus is called the Lamb of God 28 times in the book of Revelation. This does not mean that He is a literal lamb. The term lamb, in reference to Christ, is intended to give us a symbolic picture of Christ as our atoning sacrifice. But the symbolic use of lamb does not eliminate the literal truth of Christ as our atoning sacrifice.”
Likewise, the use of language that is sometimes figurative in relation to the end times does not rob it of its literal meaning.
“It is one-nineteenth the size of California and roughly the size of our third smallest state, New Jersey. Israel is 260 miles at its longest, 60 miles at its widest, and between 3 and 9 miles at its narrowest. The nation of Israel is a democratic republic surrounded by 22 hostile Arab/Islamic dictatorships that are 640 times her size and 60 times her population.”