Moshe Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership Movement and a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said that if he was elected as Prime Minister of Israel, he will try to build the destroyed temple in Jerusalem – something that is the aspiration of every Jew. Feiglin said that he would take away control over the Temple Mount from the Islamic Trust that now has custodial responsibilities of this sacred spot and reinstate Jewish soverignity over the entire mount and hopefully rebuild the temple. Feiglin said that Israeli political leaders since 1967 have missed the chance to realize every Jew’s aspiration to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
The statement by an Israeli political leader that, if elected prime minister, he would rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, has an interesting connection to Bible prophecy on the subject of the temple.
On a daily basis and three times every day, many religious Jews pray for the rebuilding of their temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Most Israeli political leaders shy away from any talk about the temple, realizing if there is to be a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that the Dome of the Rock, a Moslem commemorative building must be removed which assuredly would spark a major conflict in the Middle East. Now that for the first time an Israeli politician is saying that if elected prime minister he would rebuild the temple, the prospects increase for that major Jewish-Moslem conflict. What is so interesting is that Bible prophecy predicts both will happen. There will be a conflict over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, and there will be a temple rebuild on that sacred spot.
2500 years ago, the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah wrote that Jerusalem, in the last days, would be the center of controversy (Zechariah 12:2-3). The prophet also said that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, would return and rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Zechariah 1:16, 6:12).
Whether an Israeli prime minister will ever have a part in building the temple on the Temple Mount or not, Messiah will rebuild the temple. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.