Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Temple Mount may be in danger on Tisha B'Av 5770

The following was sent to the office of the Prime Minister of Israel:

It is my deep concern that there may be a lack of preparation for a possible total disaster on the Temple Mount and around the Western Wall. It seems to me there need to be systems in place to evacuate people rapidly in the event that the Mount really is unstable, and some precipitating event like an earthquake or careless or malevolent human activity causes it to collapse, God forbid during a holiday like Tisha B'Av or a Muslim feast day where many people are attracted to the Mount area.

I can't speak to expertise because I'm not an archaeologist or an engineer, I just see certain patterns in the way things are going. Ninth of Av in particular appears to be a very dangerous time historically to be around the Mount. A source called LightofZion.org points to the numerous instances in Jewish history where this particular date has figured in some disaster involving this site. Given that repetition of events, I should think it would be a very good time, if not to convince people to stay home, to at least be absolutely and fully prepared for the unimaginably worst to happen. My concern is tripled this year because of other circumstances such as increased threat of earthquakes connected to solar eclipses (such as the one coming up July 11, just 8 days before 9th of Av commences this year), continued reports of excavation, legal and not, and of rumors of impending war with Iran over its intentions of destroying Israel and acquiring nuclear weapons.

It should be noted that the Shiite sectarians very likely hold a grudge against the Sunni Muslims for their guerrillas having repeatedly and savagely attacked the third holiest shrine in all of Shia Islam -- the Mosque in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. It is not out of the question that Shiite terrorists may try to avenge Najaf with an attack on the third holiest shrine in SUNNI Islam -- the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa, in other words, the Temple Mount. Shiite-ruled Iran may indeed be looking for a pretext to destroy the Mount by air attack or clandestine means in the event of a war with Israel.

Anyway, please forward this message to the appropriate authorities and may G-d bless the nation of Israel and its people. Shalom.


Turtle of Xanth said...

Tisha B'Av will be sunset July 19 to sunset July 20 in 2010.

Turtle of Xanth said...

By the way, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was reported by Haaretz News in Israel to have fallen ill and in danger of dying from cancer.

Dr. Gene Scott's reading of prophecy was that Egypt will be a troubler in the last days; the peace with Israel will not last and Egypt will be given over to a radical regime hostile to Israel and also to the Antichrist's regime to the north that makes peace with Israel for seven years. Awfully coincident, isn't it.

Turtle of Xanth said...

In case the issues of the Temple Mount in danger seem unclear prophetically -- Jesus Christ said of the Mount, "Not one stone will be left atop another." And it has yet to have happened; the Western Wall still stands. The Third Temple will be built and accept 2,300 days of sacrifices (cut off at 1,010 days by the Antichrist, and ending around Tisha B'Av 5778 in 2018 if I'm correct.) It inescapably means the Temple construction must start at least six months before the Great Tribulations and the reign of the Beast begin, since Israeli engineers say it can be done in a year. Add in several months more for the squabbling and cleanup.... and the Mount would pretty much have to be cleared .... oh, say, within the next few months. Like on Tisha B'Av which is when these things always seem to have happened in the past.

Turtle of Xanth said...

I no longer believe the Temple Mount is in this type of danger because the prophesied destruction on the Mount is much more likely to occur during the earthquake of Revelation 11, upon the deaths and resurrection of the two witnesses that prophesy against the Beast. This event seems also to coincide with the Beast's conquest of Jerusalem which would be on the 1,010th day of the 2,300 days, placing their deaths in January 2015 according to the timetable I elaborated in other blogs. This also means the prophets would show up about a month and a half to two months before the Rapture, when you count back their 1,260 days of prophesying, or about early August of 2011 on my proposed timetable.

The earthquake will destroy a tenth of Jerusalem and 7,000 people, a figure consistent with the number of deaths that would occur in the event of a Temple Mount collapse. Concomitantly, the new Temple would survive the quake... and probably require some repairs, which explains the contradiction between two Jewish traditions that the Messiah will not arrive until the Temple is built, and he will commission the people to build it when he arrives.