The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI in Rome requesting him to return to Israel — without delay — the Holy Temple Menorah, the vessels, and the treasures that were stolen by the Romans and taken to Rome when they destroyed the Holy Second Temple in Jerusalem in the year 70 ce. These Temple vessels will be used by the priests of Israel in the Holy Third Temple.
We are working intensively so that the Holy Third Temple will soon be built in the lifetime of our generation. By this act we are answering the prophetic call of the G‑d of Israel to His People to rebuild His Holy House on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem now, as Israel is experiencing the climax of the time of redemption in the Holy Land of Israel.
We have sent to the Pope a call from the G‑d and People of Israel to respond without delay. After the destruction of the First Holy Temple by the Babylonians in the year 586 bce, the Persian King obeyed the call of G‑d upon him and returned the vessels of the First Holy Temple which Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, stole when he destroyed the First Temple in Jerusalem. King Cyrus encouraged the Jewish people to rebuild the Holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel in Jerusalem. He even set free the Jewish people from their captivity and sent them back to the Land of Israel. The G‑d of Israel richly blessed him for this:
"Thus says the L‑rd thy redeemer....Who says to Cyrus, my shepherd, who shall perform all my will: saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be rebuilt; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid....Thus says the L‑rd to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, that I may subdue nations before him, and loose the loins of kings; that I may open before him doors and gates which shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the mountainous places level: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the L‑rd, who call thee by thy name, am the G-D of Israel. For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the L‑rd, and there is none else, there is no G-D beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the L‑rd, and there is none else...." (Isaiah 44:24,28; 45:1-6)
Everyone in the world is called to also send a letter to the Pope asking him to return the Holy Temple Menorah, the vessels, and the treasures to Israel without delay. Please ask your friends, family, and acquaintances to also send such a letter of request to the Pope. We have included our original letter below to the Pope for your information. The address for Pope Benedict XVI appears at the top of our letter below.
Any person who writes a letter to the Pope about this matter will be blessed by G‑d and will have an important part in the historical redemption and rebuilding of the end-time Holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel in Jerusalem. If possible, please also send us a copy of your letter to the Pope to ouor address below.
Thank you so much and may the G‑d of Israel bless you richly.
Gershon Salomon, Chairman
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement
[Actual letter sent by the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement to the Pope]
February 20, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI
Vatican City 00120
Re: The return of the Holy Temple Menorah, Vessels and Treasures to Jerusalem
Pope Benedict XVI,
A Call to Pope Benedict XVI from the G‑d and People of Israel to Return Without Delay the Holy Temple Menorah, the Vessels and the Treasures that are presently located in the Vatican, to G‑d's People Israel in Jerusalem.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement in Jerusalem, which is dedicated to the rebuilding of the Holy Third Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the lifetime of this generation that is now experiencing the prophetic end-time redemption of the People of Israel in the Promised Holy Land given by G‑d to Israel in an eternal covenant, is calling you to answer the call of the G‑d and People of Israel to return to the State of Israel, with no delay, the Jewish Temple Menorah and other Temple Vessels and Treasures that were taken away to Rome by the Romans in the year 70 ce after they destroyed the Holy Temple of G‑d in Jerusalem.
As you well know, in the year 70 ce the Roman Empire occupied Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the G‑d and People of Israel, and the Land of Israel. They destroyed the Holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem and demolished and burned the city of Jerusalem. They robbed and took away with them to Rome the seven-branched Holy Menorah and many other Holy Temple Vessels and Treasures used by the Jewish priesthood in the worship of the G‑d of Israel in the Holy Temple. Titus, who destroyed the Holy Temple and burned it, built his Triumphal Arch in Rome on which is depicted until today the Holy Menorah and other Temple Vessels carried to Rome by Jewish captives. Since this terrible event in the history of Israel and mankind, we know very well that the Menorah, the Vessels and the Treasures that were taken to Rome have remained in the vaults of the Vatican. Travelers and visitors to the Vatican throughout history have reported seeing them.
This is G‑d's timing to return these vessels to Israel, and you are called by the G‑d of Israel to return them with no delay to Jerusalem to be used in the Holy Third Temple that is soon to be rebuilt. Today the reestablishment of the Kingdom of G‑d and Israel by the G‑d of Israel is the most exciting fulfillment of G‑d's end-time prophecies and promises.
The climax of this prophetic time will be according to the Word of the G‑d of Israel with the rebuilding of His end-time Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem soon, in our lifetime, exactly as all the prophets of Israel prophesied:
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall go and say, 'Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the G‑d of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for from Zion shall go forth Torah, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall decide for many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken it." (Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:1-4)
Israel is presently experiencing the fulfillment of all the last days and end-time redemptive promises of G‑d for His People Israel. The G‑d of Israel is rebuilding in these days, together with His Chosen People Israel, His Holy Kingdom in the Promised Holy Land that He gave to His People Israel in an eternal covenant. As we said before, the climax of this prophetic time is going to be the soon rebuilding of the Holy Temple of G‑d in Jerusalem by His People Israel exactly as it was prophesied by the prophets Isaiah, Micah and all the other prophets of Israel. The rebuilding of the Holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel by His People Israel will have a deep significance for all of mankind. Real peace for all the nations will come to pass only when Israel rebuilds G‑d's Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem and fulfills the end-time call of G‑d given to His People Israel: "Build Me a temple and I will dwell among you" (Exodus 25:8).
It is the time for you to return the Holy Temple Menorah, the Vessels and the Treasures to Israel with no delay to be used in the Holy Temple of G‑d that is soon to be built. Cyrus, the ancient Persian King obeyed the call of G‑d during the time of the redemption of the Jewish people after the destruction of the First Holy Temple and he returned the vessels from the First Temple that Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, robbed when he destroyed the First Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the year 586 bce. The G‑d of Israel blessed King Cyrus exactly as He promised to Abraham and His Seed Israel: "I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you" (Genesis 12:3). King Cyrus was so blessed and appreciated by the G‑d of Israel for what he did that G‑d even called Cyrus "my Machiach" (in Hebrew: "my Anointed") (Isaiah 45:1-7). King Cyrus even encouraged the Jewish people to rebuild the House of G‑d in Jerusalem, set them free from their captivity and regathered them back to the Land of Israel (Ezra 1).
You are called by the G‑d of Israel to do what the great emperor Cyrus did in his time and you will be blessed and deeply appreciated for this by the G‑d of Israel. More than this, it will be for you the greatest privilege and considered as a major historical deed that no other Pope before you had the privilege to accomplish.
You are called to appreciate the major godly redemptive event that is taking place in the Holy Land of Israel at this very special time in the history of Israel and all of mankind. The prophet Zechariah in his prophecy described word-by-word the exciting godly event that is presently taking place in Israel. In the midst of his prophetic words is the rebuilding of the Holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel in Jerusalem where the G‑d of Israel will dwell again in the midst of His People Israel:
"Again the word of the L‑rd of hosts came to me, saying, Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; I was zealous for Zion with great zeal, and I was zealous for her with a great fury. Thus says the L‑rd; I have returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called The city of truth; and the mountain of the L‑rd of hosts, The holy mountain. Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; Old men and old women shall yet again dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for the fullness of days. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; If it be marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, it will also be marvelous in my eyes, says the L‑rd of hosts. Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; and I will bring them in, and they will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they will be my people, and I will be their G‑d, in truth and righteousness. Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; Let your hands be strong, you that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, who spoke on the day that the foundation of the house of the L‑rd of hosts was laid, saying that the temple might be built....Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to entreat the favor of the L‑rd, and to seek the L‑rd of hosts: I will go also. And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the L‑rd of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the L‑rd. Thus says the L‑rd of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men out of all the languages of the nations shall take hold, and shall seize the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that G‑d is with you." (Zechariah 8:1-9, 20-23)
In the year 1990 the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement dedicated and anointed a foundation stone for the Holy Third Temple to begin the process of the rebuilding of the House of the G‑d of Israel on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem and to fulfill the call of G‑d to His People Israel through the prophets Zechariah, Isaiah, Micah, Haggai and other prophets of Israel. This cornerstone was brought to Jerusalem during an exciting event and is waiting to be laid on the Holy Temple Mount through an historical decision by the Israeli Knesset and government in order to start the process of the rebuilding of the Holy Temple of G‑d. The Temple Mount Faithful Movement is doing a public campaign in Israel and all over the world to make it a reality in the lifetime of our generation.
We look forward to you answering this call of the G‑d and People of Israel with no delay and to return the Holy Menorah, Vessels and Treasures of the Holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel, that are presently in the Vatican, back to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the G‑d and People of Israel, so that they can be used in the services of the priests of Israel in the Holy Third Temple that is soon to be rebuilt on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The entire world is waiting for you to answer this call of the G‑d and People of Israel with no delay. All of mankind will appreciate this historical event.
We look forward to your prompt reply.
Sincerely in the Name of the G‑d of Israel,
Chairman, The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement
In the Almighty G‑d of Israel We Trust!
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement wants to deeply thank her members, friends, and loyal supporters all over the world that stand with, help, and support the Movement. We can not even imagine how we could do this holy work without this help and encouragement. May the G‑d of Israel continue to bless these precious people.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement will continue with our godly campaign and holy work. We shall proceed intensively to serve the G‑d of Israel with all of our hearts and devotion to build His Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem and to bring to pass all of His end-time prophetic plans for Israel and the entire world. And G‑d will be with us! Everyone is called to stand, encourage, help and support the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement in her holy campaign to bring to pass this major godly end-time vision in the lifetime of our generation together with our wonderful and devoted friends in Israel and all over the world.
Everyone is called to help the Faithful Movement in her holy campaign. Together with G‑d we can do it! Let us join hand-in-hand and unite to accomplish this privileged holy work and assuredly the G‑d of Israel will be with us.
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