The Hebrew year 5776 (2015-2016) indicates a very special time with major events in the history of Israel. Three thousand years ago King Solomon built the First Holy Temple and dedicated it for the G‑d of Israel on the Festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). In the year 1990 ce, twenty-five years ago, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement prepared a cornerstone for the Third Holy Temple to be laid on the Holy Temple Mount on Sukkot of that year and to start the building of the Third Holy Temple of G‑d.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement marched on Sukkot, the 30th of September, 2015, to the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem in order to make this year not only a year of memorializing these two major events in the history of Israel and her capital, Jerusalem, but also to make it the year that the cornerstone for the Third Holy Temple, that the Temple Mount Faithful Movement dedicated for the Third Holy Temple, will be laid on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem and will begin the most major event of our time, the building of the Third Holy Temple and will make the dream and the hope of the Jewish people a reality in this year.
It was the first time since the destruction of the Second Holy Temple in the year 70 ce that the cornerstone for the Third Holy Temple was prepared by the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement to be laid on the Holy Temple Mount in order to start the building of the Third Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount on the same location as the First and Second Holy Temples. As the Israeli authorities said to us that the circumstances at that time did not fit to lay the cornerstone on the Holy Temple Mount, we were asked to bring it to the top of the City of David in the front of the Southern Gates of the Holy Temple Mount.
It was an exciting historical event when the cornerstone was dedicated and anointed for the Third Holy Temple in a special ceremony that will never be forgotten in the history of Israel. Like in biblical times, the cornerstone was dedicated by a high-priest, dressed in the special garments of the high-priest, that were prepared to be used in the Third Holy Temple. Vessels for the Third Holy Temple including the seven-branched Temple Menorah, that were also prepared to be used in the Third Holy Temple, were carried by Levites. This event started in the City of David in the same location where King David brought the Ark of the Covenant to later be laid in the Holy of Holies of the First Holy Temple. The cornerstone, which was prepared according to biblical law with a diamond instrument, and absolutely not using any metal, was later taken to the Pool of Shiloach (Siloam) where we conducted the exciting ceremony of the water libation. The water that was collected from the Shiloach Spring during biblical times was taken to the Holy Temple and poured on the altar with a prayer to the G‑d of Israel for a blessed year with much rain and water in the Land of Israel. This time we poured the water libation on the cornerstone with the very same prayers.
Three thousand years ago King Solomon dedicated the First Holy Temple to the G‑d of Israel on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This major event took place in Jerusalem on the Festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). It was the first time in the history of Israel that the children of Israel built a permanent house, a Temple, for the G‑d of Israel. It was after hundreds of years since the exodus from Egypt when the Shekina of G‑d dwelled temporarily in the Tabernacle which was actually a portable temple. It was also the first time that the Ark of the Covenant was located in the Holy of Holies of the First Temple. It was one of the most important and exciting events in the life of Israel. The Holy Bible shares it with us. Everyone can imagine how exciting and moving will be the same event when the Third Holy Temple will soon be dedicated in our lifetime:
"Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chiefs of the fathers of the children of Israel, to King Solomon in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at the feast in the month of Etanim (is called Marcheshban today), which is the seventh month. And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.... And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD. Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. I have surely built thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever." (1 Kings 8:1-4,10-12)
It was not an accident that on the first day of Sukkot 2015 the fourth blood red moon and dark sun appeared again in heaven. This unusual heavenly event that appeared also on Passover and Sukkot 2014 and again on Passover 2015 and now again with the appearance on Sukkot this year. All of them appeared, as history recorded during the last few hundred years, during major Jewish Festivals and events. No doubt that the red moon and dark sun tetrad of 2014-2015 were not a mere coincidence. The prophet Joel explained the significance of this unique heavenly phenomenon. The prophet prophesied that the red moon indicates a special godly event and salvation for the people of Israel and the dark sun indicates judgment upon the nations who persecuted the people of G‑d, Israel. Indeed, according to this great prophet, the red moon on Sukkot, especially this year, 3,000 years since the building of the First Holy Temple by King Solomon and 25 years since the first cornerstone was constructed and carried to the Holy Temple Mount for the Third Holy Temple, should indicate on one hand that the Third Holy Temple is soon to be built and salvation is soon to come to Israel. On the other hand, the dark sun of this past Sukkot 2015 indicates judgment upon the nations that terribly persecuted the Jewish people during the past 2,000 years of history and now, once again, by Arabs and Muslims. They presently attack Israel for the eighth time since 1948 by using cruel terror with the backing of most of the world who want to divide the Holy Land of Israel given by G‑d only to His people Israel:
"And I will exhibit wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and the terrible day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) there shall be those that escape, as the LORD has said, and among the remnant those whom the LORD shall call. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Yehoshafat, 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....And the LORD roars out of Zion, and utters his voice from Yerushalayim (Jerusalem); and the heavens and the 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 Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more....But Judah shall remain for ever, and Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) from generation to generation." (Joel 3:3-5; 4:1,2,16,17,20 [Christian Bible: Joel 2:30-3:2, 16-17, 20])
This special and historical march of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement on Sukkot 2015 started at Jaffa Gate of biblical Jerusalem, from where many of the ancient pilgrims used to walk on the same track to the Holy Temple Mount during biblical times. In the plaza of Jaffa Gate, the marchers of the Faithful Movement prayed into the ears of thousands of Israelis who were also making their pilgrimage to the Holy Temple Mount:
"I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD: when our feet stood within thy gates. O Yerushalayim (Jerusalem); O Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), built as a city that is compact together: there the tribes used to go up, the tribes of the LORD, an appointed practice for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Yerushalayim (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 LORD our G‑d I will seek thy good." (Psalm 122:1-9)
From Jaffa Gate we marched through the streets of the Old City to the Holy Temple Mount. In front of the Holy Temple Mount, we demonstrated calling the Israeli government and the people of Israel not to fear the enemies of Israel and their supporters all over the world, who are now trying again to destroy the chosen people of G‑d through barbaric terror and are trying to stop the rebuilding of the kingdom of the G‑d of Israel in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. We called the people of Israel to continue and to trust only the G‑d of Israel and not to fear human powers. Like in the past, soon they will fall and will be judged by the G‑d of Israel exactly as in biblical times.
The declaration of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement was stated very clearly in the front of this most holy place in the world in the ears of the Islamic enemies of Israel, their supporters, and the great powers throughout the world who are "blaming" Israel (such a shame...) and saying that Israel wants to change the "status quo" on the Holy Temple Mount and to build the Third Holy Temple: "Yes! The people of Israel want to immediately change the 'status quo' on the Holy Temple Mount and to build the Third Holy Temple soon in our lifetime. The Arab occupation of the most holy place of the Jewish people that built mosques on the location of the Holy Temple, like they did in other places in the world when they destroyed churches and built mosques over those sites, should be removed by the government of Israel and carried to Mecca, the holy place of the Muslims. The people of Israel have been praying for this for the last 1,955 years, three times each day, and even more. No human power can stop the march of the G‑d and people of Israel back to their Holy Mountain, to G‑d's Holy Temple, where He will dwell forever in Jerusalem in the midst of all mankind. The Third Holy Temple will be a house of love, prayer and worship for all nations exactly as G‑d prophesied it through his great prophet Isaiah: '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)"
In front of the location of the First and the Second and the Third Temple, soon to be built on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Gershon Salomon, the Chairman of the Faithful Movement, lifted his hands to the Almighty G‑d of Israel and prayed, in the name of the G‑d and people of Israel and the Lovers of Israel and Zion throughout the world, the exciting prayer of King Solomon when he dedicated the First Holy Temple in the same location. This inspirational prayer will also be prayed at the dedication of the Third Holy Temple:
"Whatever prayer and whatever supplication is made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, (who shall know every man the plague of his own heart) and he spread forth his hands towards this house: then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) that they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou didst give to our fathers. Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but comes out of a far country for thy name's sake: (for they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray towards this house; hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have built is called by thy name." (1 Kings 8:38-43)
On the Holy Temple Mount, the members of the Faithful Movement surrounded the location of the First, Second, and soon to be built Third Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount with deep prayers in their hearts to be witnesses and to experience the building of the Third Holy Temple in our lifetime. They were impressed with a very special and strong feeling that this year is going to be a pivotal year in the events of the redemption of Israel and the entire world.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement considers this Sukkot and this year as a special era in the history of Israel and even the entire world. The Faithful Movement will work day and night that this year will become the year that the G‑d of Israel will complete all of His end-time plans of redemption for His people Israel, the Holy Land of Israel, Jerusalem, and in the climax and at the top of it, the building of the Third Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. From Jerusalem will go out to the entire world the Holy Word of G‑d exactly as the prophets Isaiah and Micah 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)
In the Almighty G‑d of Israel We Trust!
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