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A Decisive Tisha B'Av in Jerusalem: 5774/16 July 2013

The Faithful Movement Marched to the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem Calling the Government of Israel to Open the Eastern Gate and to Build the Holy Third Temple

On Tisha B'Av 5774 (July 16, 2013), the day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Holy Jewish Temples on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem (586 bce and 70 ce), the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement marched to the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The Faithful Movement marched with a very deep feeling that time is short. End-time prophecy is going to be completed by the G‑d of Israel with His Chosen People in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel and it will come to pass in the lifetime of our generation. This is the current feeling in Israel. We feel the presence of G‑d abiding with us. The critical events taking place in the Middle East and throughout the world, and in the Islamic countries that surround Israel with threats of annihilation against the People and the Land of G‑d — together with the pressure that comes from the entire world upon Israel and Jerusalem, are all clear signs that we are in the midst of the end-time war against Israel and Jerusalem. The prophets of Israel prophesied that this war will be the time of judgment by the G‑d of Israel upon the nations who came to destroy Israel in the past, and the nations that persecuted the People of G‑d throughout history and are presently attempting to destroy the nation of Israel. This war will complete the period of time that the prophets called: "the birthpangs of redemption of Israel". Soon after it the redemption of Israel, and even the entire world, will be marked by the rebuilding of the Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. At that time Messiah, Son of David, will reign over the world from Jerusalem with perfect justice and the moral excellence of the G‑d of Israel.

The Faithful Movement, which is dedicated to the building of the Holy Third Temple in the lifetime of our generation and to calling Israel to again become the biblical nation that fulfills her biblical mission, demonstrated in front of the location of the ancient Holy of Holies and the Holy Mountain of G‑d in Jerusalem. The Faithful Movement called Israel not to wait any longer but to fulfill the expectation of the G‑d of Israel at this special time and to immediately build the Holy Third Temple, which will genuinely improve life for all mankind and bring a high moral and godly standard to the world. The Faithful Movement also called the Israeli government to open the Eastern Gate (the Golden Gate) of the Holy Temple Mount. The Faithful Movement proclaimed that we are presently living during an extremely special period in the history of Israel, a very critical time of redemption. Time is short! The G‑d of Israel is going to complete the exciting process of the rebirth of His People Israel that began in 1948, and He will complete it with the climax of this process: the rebuilding of His Holy Temple by Israel.

In Jewish tradition the Eastern Gate is the Holy Gate through which the G‑d of Israel is going to bring Messiah Ben David, the seed of King David, onto the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He will lead the People of G‑d and the entire world according to the eternal Word of the G‑d of Israel. The Eastern Gate should be opened immediately by the government of Israel! This great and godly event will fulfill the desires and prayers of the Jewish people during the last 2,000 years of destruction and exile to become once again what G‑d destined them to be: "... a holy nation, a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations" (Exodus 19:5-6). This event will also bring to pass the call of the G‑d of Israel to our generation, the end-time generation, through His prophets Isaiah and Micah:

"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)

Gershon Salomon, the chairman of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement, also called upon the Israeli government to not trust or fear any human-powered, anti-Israel reactions or threats that are bound to come from all the nations when Israel begins to open the Eastern Gate and to build the Holy Third Temple. The government of Israel should trust only the G‑d of Israel and immediately fulfill this prophetic call of G‑d. Israel should not fear the pressure that is mounting up against her from nearly the entire world, even now during these critical days. This pressure comes to make the Holy Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and the entire Land of Israel again a foreign, anti-godly, Islamic center. The goal of those who hard-press Israel is to divide the city of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel, which was given by G‑d only to His People Israel in an eternal covenant so that Israel can fulfill an everlasting mission that will benefit the entire world. The ultimate goal of those who pressure Israel is to stop what G‑d is presently doing with His People Israel in the Holy Land.

Gershon sent a call to the entire world to quickly bring an end to this anti-godly pressure and to listen to the Word of G‑d, to stand with Israel and her efforts to rebuild the Kingdom of the G‑d and People of Israel in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. He also called them to give attention to G‑d's warning to the nations that are attempting to divide the Land of Israel and to make the Holy Temple Mount and Jerusalem into an Islamic "Palestinian" capital that never existed and will never exist in the Holy Land of Israel. G‑d will never allow it!

"For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my People and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided up my land....the sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. And the LORD roars out of Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and earth shake: but the LORD will be a shelter for his people, and a stronghold for the children of Israel. So shall you know that I am the LORD your G‑d dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more....But Judah shall remain for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation." (Joel 4:1-2,15-17,20 [Christian Bible: Joel 3:1-2,15-17,20])

Gershon called to the people of Israel not to give any attention and not to fear those ungodly calls and advisories that are coming from nearly the entire world, but rather to listen only to the Word, the call, and the promises of Almighty G‑d to His People Israel:

"So the angel that spoke with me said to me, Proclaim, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts; I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great zeal. And I am very much displeased with the nations that are at ease: for I was a little angry but they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus says the LORD; I have returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be rebuilt in it, says the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem. Proclaim further, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts; My cities shall again overflow with prosperity; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.... for I, says the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.... For thus says the LORD of hosts — (because of his honor he sent me to the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye) — For behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall be a spoil to those who served them. And you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me. Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, says the LORD. And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to thee. And the LORD shall inherit Judah as his portion in the Holy Land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD: for he has roused himself out of his holy habitation." (Zechariah 1:14-17; 2:9,12-17 [Christian Bible: Zechariah 1:14-17;2:5,8-13])

Gershon also called the people of Israel to answer the call of G‑d and to ascend to the Holy Temple Mount of G‑d — to worship there rather than at the Western Wall. The time of worship near the Western Wall is over forever. The Western Wall symbolizes destruction and exile. This is the place where foreign powers who previously occupied the Land of Israel, and who forbid the Jewish people to ascend the Holy Temple Mount, permitted them to pray with strict limitations. This was another part of the persecution of the foreign occupiers against the People of Israel. These foreign occupiers of the past called the Western Wall, "the Wailing Wall". The G‑d of Israel, Who redeemed His People Israel in 1948, returned them in 1967 to His Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem in order to rebuild His Holy Temple and to worship there in the place that He chose to put His Name forever. To continue worshiping near the Western Wall is indeed not the proper place and is not acceptable by the Almighty G‑d of Israel. Gershon called Israel to go up to the Holy Mountain and to worship only there and to build the Holy Third Temple with no delay. The G‑d of Israel is waiting for His People Israel to come to His Holy Mountain where He will welcome them with surpassing love and joy.

G‑d promised through the words of His prophet Zechariah that the sad day of Tisha B'Av would "... become a day of joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts for the people of Israel rather than a day of mourning" (Zechariah 8:19). Gershon called Israel to immediately build the Holy Third Temple and to make the mournful fasting day of Tisha B'Av into a major holiday of gladness and joy with cheerful feasting. The Jewish People dreamed for 2,000 years that the sadness and destruction of exile would become a holiday of joy as G‑d is now calling us to do.

Israel is presently living in a very special and critical time of redemption. No one can stop Israel from continuing to join with G‑d in order to rebuild His Kingdom in Jerusalem on the Holy Temple Mount and throughout the Holy Land. The critical events in the Middle East and throughout our world are yet, as we said, another sign of judgment upon the enemies of Israel and their allies exactly as the prophets of Israel described these turbulent end-times. On Tisha B'Av 2013, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement felt that for all the people of Israel the time is very short. The climax of the redemption of Israel, the People of G‑d, is soon to be completed by the building of the Holy Third Temple of the G‑d of Israel on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on the same location as the First and Second Holy Temples. This will also open up a great time of redemption for the entire world exactly as G‑d spoke to us through His prophets in Isaiah 2:2-4 and Micah 4:1-4

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The dear friends of Israel from the nations who we love and so deeply appreciate and who are standing with the People of G‑d during this crucial period of time when it is so needed, are answering the call of G‑d with open and gracious hearts. They are pioneers of the coming new godly world that G‑d promised in the Scriptures and they will be richly blessed and G‑d will cause them to rejoice in His Holy Temple in Jerusalem:

"Even them will I bring 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)

Everyone is called to answer the call of G‑d during this unique period in Israel's history and also in human history, to stand steadfastly with Israel, to reject the deceitful ploys of Israel's enemies and to assist Israel in the unfolding of G‑d's great moral, just and godly future for all mankind.

In the Almighty G‑d of Israel We Trust!

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