[Be sure to also read The Personal Experiences of Gershon Salomon During the 1967 Six Day War]
On 28 Iyar 5771 (June 1, 2011) — the godly date commemorating the liberation of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and the biblical areas of the Holy Land of Israel from Arab occupation in the Six Day War 1967 — the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement marched from Ammunition Hill, located in northern Jerusalem, to the biblical city of Jerusalem and up to the Holy Temple Mount.
As every year on this great day during the history of the end-time redemption of Israel, many thousands of Israelis marched along the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. However, this year the march of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement to the Temple Mount was the most unique one as this place is the location of the First and Second Holy Temples and the soon coming Third Holy Temple, the building of which has been the greatest hope and desire of the Jewish people throughout the past 2,000 years, ever since the destruction of the Second Temple. The climax of this exciting march came when we arrived at the Temple Mount through the gates of biblical Jerusalem. During this special march the Temple Mount Faithful Movement carried the message and shared with the people of Israel and the entire world that the time of the Western Wall, which symbolizes destruction and exile from the Holy Hill of G‑d, is over. The Faithful Movement declared the decision of G‑d to return His holy Temple Mount to His People Israel in the year 1967 and to no longer continue weeping in front of the Wailing Wall. Instead, they are to immediately remove all manifestations of the foreign Arab-Islamic occupation from His Temple Mount, and to restore it back to Him and to rebuild the holy Temple of the G‑d of Israel so that it will be a house of love and worship for Israel and for the entire world.
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement was the only group to march on Jerusalem Day from Ammunition Hill to the Holy Temple Mount. This route had special significance in the battle of the Israeli soldiers of G‑d on their way to liberate biblical Jerusalem and the Temple Mount after almost 2,000 years of destruction. On Ammunition Hill, which was covered with huge fortified Arab bunkers, one of the most heroic battles by the Israeli forces took place, where many of them sacrificed their lives for the G‑d of Israel in their efforts to liberate biblical Jerusalem and the Temple Mount from a long Arab-Islamic occupation, with its resulting desecration. These soldiers gave their lives to liberate these most holy places — the heart and soul and eternal capital of the G‑d and the people of Israel — and to begin a new stage in the godly redemption of the people and the Land of Israel and the entire world.
The most exciting part of the day came when we arrived at the gates of biblical Jerusalem and ascended to the holy Temple Mount. It was a godly historical moment that has not occurred since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. As we stood there, Gershon Salomon, head of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement, stated that the Temple Mount Faithful Movement has answered the end-time call of G‑d and, on a practical level, has begun the process of the rebuilding of the Third Temple of G‑d by dedicating two corner stones, each one weighing six and one-half tons. He went on to announce their exciting decision to immediately begin preparing other stones for the Third Temple according to biblical law and prophesy. The second exciting historical event at Jaffa Gate was when Gershon spoke the declaration of G‑d in reference to the sovereignty that He gave to Israel in the eternal covenant He made with Abraham and his seed Israel concerning the Land of Israel and His call to Israel to make Jerusalem and Mount Moriah the capital of His people Israel, where He will dwell among Israel and the entire world forever.
This godly event started when the Faithful Movement declared the words King David spoke to his generation and to all future generations forever. This declaration should be heard in the ears of the entire world at this critical time when most of the nations want to divide Jerusalem, to take it away from Israel, and establish it as a "Palestinian capital" in order to make the Holy Temple Mount an Islamic locale of mosques instead of the Holy Place of the Almighty G‑d of Israel:
"I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the L-RD: when our feet stood within thy gates, O Jerusalem; O Jerusalem, built as a city that is compact together: there the tribes used to go up, the tribes of the L-RD, an appointed practice for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the L-RD. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they who love thee shall prosper: peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. For the sake of the house of the L-RD our G‑d I will seek thy good." (Psalm 122)
Inside the gates of Jerusalem the Temple Mount Faithful Movement proclaimed the declaration of G‑d to Abraham and his seed Israel, calling the Israeli government to announce it to all the nations who want to divide the Land of Israel and to establish an anti-godly foreign Islamic terrorist state, so called "Palestinian state", and to those who oppose the holy Word of G‑d and His covenant with His People Israel. Gershon called all those nations to respect this eternal decision of G‑d and His Word: "I created the entire world and it belongs to Me, and therefore, I have the right to give the Land of Israel to My People Israel." Then he spoke the declaration and the covenant of G‑d made with Abraham and his seed Israel:
"In the same day the L-RD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates... And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a G‑d to thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land in which thou dost sojourn, all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession; and I will be their G‑d.... But my covenant will I establish with Isaac... for in Isaac shall thy seed be called." (Genesis 15:18;17:7-8,21;21:12)
The Faithful Movement continued to speak the declaration in the ears of the entire world: "Since the time of the covenant with Abraham and his seed Israel along more than 4,000 years, G‑d fulfilled His Covenant that He made in front of the eyes of the entire world and kept the Land of Israel and its Israeli sovereignty until today and He will continue in the everlasting future. Many powers and nations have tried to rob the Holy Land from Israel and did not succeed. G‑d did not allow them to do so. The Holy Land always returned, even after devastation, to the people of Israel. Here, in the Land of Israel, lived the people of Israel who created values of faith in one G‑d, righteous ethics, and morals, a godly culture, and who fulfilled G‑d's mission for them to be 'a light to the nations'. Even during 2,000 years of destruction and exile, no nation could settle itself in the Holy Land or make Jerusalem its own capital. During this lengthy time the beautiful Holy Land became a wilderness, and under the protection of G‑d, the Land waited for her children, the People of Israel. Even during hundreds of years under Islamic control, the Holy Land refused to become any kind of Islamic state and Jerusalem was never an Islamic capital nor the capital of any other nation. Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible more than 700 times and not even once is it mentioned in the Qur'an, the holy book of the Muslims. In a godly event during the last century, the people of Israel have been regathered back to the Holy Land of Israel, and Jerusalem and the Holy Temple Mount again have become the eternal capital of Israel. Since Israel returned to the Land, the Holy Land has become a blossoming garden and '...a land of milk and honey' as G‑d blesses it only when His people Israel dwell in the Land."
Gershon continued to declare, "The Holy Temple Mount and biblical Jerusalem, the heart and soul of the G‑d and people of Israel, was returned to the people of Israel in the godly war of redemption in 1967. Several nations who built their foreign pagan houses of worship upon the Holy Temple Mount of Jerusalem disappeared altogether from the stage of history under the judgment of G‑d and the Holy Temple Mount returned to the people of Israel and was purified. Forty-four years after the Six Day War, the Temple Mount Faithful is standing today inside the gates of Holy Jerusalem, the City of David and the Holy Temple Mount of the G‑d and people of Israel, swearing in the Name of the G‑d of Israel: no foreign Palestinian state or any other foreign state ever existed and will never exist in the Land of Israel. The Land of Israel was and will be forever under the G‑d of Israel and His Holy Word as one state and one nation, as the people of G‑d, Israel. In the ears of all the nations that want to divide the Land of Israel and the anti-godly organization of the United Nations, we declare on Jerusalem Day 2011: Your resolutions will not come to pass, but only the resolution and the Holy Word of the G‑d of Israel, the Creator of the universe, will come to pass, Who gave this Land only to the people of Israel in order to be "...a kingdom of priests, a holy nation and a light to the nations" (Exodus 19:6). No one in the world can stop the determined decision of the G‑d of Israel and His end-time Holy Word to remove the foreigners and their shrines from His Holy Temple Mount and to rebuild His Holy Temple through the historical godly decision of the Israeli government for the sake of Israel and all the nations." (Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:1-4, Ezekiel 40-48)
The Temple Mount Faithful called on the Israeli government and the people of Israel to not fear the increasing pressure coming from enemies and from the entire world but rather to obey the Word of G‑d and to continue to settle the Land in Judea, Samaria, and all other parts of the Holy Land of Israel, exactly as G‑d is calling Israel to do in these current days:
"Behold, days are coming, says the L-RD, when the ploughman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And I will bring back the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink their wine; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them, says the L-RD thy G‑d." (Amos 9:13-15)
When we marched from the Jaffa Gate to the Holy Temple Mount through the streets of biblical Jerusalem, we were witnesses to another exciting fulfillment of end-time prophesy, when we once again watched thousands of Israeli children, youth, elderly people, and families dancing in biblical Jerusalem in glorious celebration on this great Jerusalem Day and how the end-time prophesy of the prophet Zechariah became an exciting reality in front of our eyes:
"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 very age. 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 in 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." (Zechariah 8:3-9)
This historical event came to its climax when we arrived at the Temple Mount. We could feel the glory of the Shekina covering the Holy Hill of G‑d. We felt the presence of the G‑d of Israel among us calling the people of Israel to not wait any longer to build the Holy Temple of G‑d. The atmosphere on the Temple Mount was very exciting; we all felt as though we were opening a new era in history. During those holy moments we knew again that Israel is not alone but that the eyes and the attention of Almighty G‑d is on His People Israel to protect them and to control their destiny and to never allow the enemies and all those nations who are coming against Israel and Jerusalem at this critical time to hurt Israel or to divide her land and her capital, Jerusalem, exactly as He promised in His Holy Word:
"In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thy hands be slack. The L-RD thy G‑d is in the midst of thee; a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will be silent in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. At that time will I bring you in, and at that time I will gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all the people of the earth, when I restore your captivity before your eyes, says the L-RD." (Zephaniah 3:16-17,20)
We were so thrilled and honored to pray and bless the wonderful and beloved friends of Israel who are in the Faithful Movement of G‑d, who are standing with the people of G‑d and His faithful servants in a time when it is so desperately needed. It is G‑d Himself Who chose them from among the peoples of the entire world and touched their good and righteous hearts to encourage with such great love His people Israel in a time when so many nations and powers are blind to see and to understand what G‑d is doing together with His Chosen People in the Holy Land of Israel for the godly and moral future of mankind. We know that G‑d loves and deeply appreciates them; everyone of them is written with holy letters in G‑d's Holy Book of love and He will:
"...Bring them to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." (Isaiah 56:7)
In front of the location of the Holy of Holies of the Holy Temple we prayed that G‑d would soon fulfill His end-time promises with Israel and the entire world:
"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 man 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." (Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:1-4)
On this special day upon the Holy Temple Mount we felt like we could hear the voice of the G‑d of Israel telling us through the passage of the end-times that we are experiencing now that time is short, and every word of G‑d in this prophesy is soon to come to pass and that no human power in the world can stop it.
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