The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Uh Oh, The Bad News Piles On - Glick Met With Oktar About Rebuilding the Jewish Temple

Adnan Oktar and Rabbi Yehuda Glick (Photo: Courtesy)

I cannot over emphasize the importance of the Turk Adnan Oktar’s (above with Yahuda Glick) participation in the plans to rebuild Solomon’s temple. He is the most influential Muslim in the world on this issue. I believe the Turks would like nothing better than to rejuvenate their influence in Palestine.

Keep in mind also that Israel's Temple Institute is scheduled to make a major announcement on 12 July.
Temple Mount activist and head of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation Rabbi Yehudah Glick met with Muslim religious leaders in Turkey last week. Glick was an honored guest in celebration of the month-long holiday of Ramadan.
Several leading religious figures and muftis reached out to Glick, inviting him to visit Turkish mosques and participate in joint public condemnations of terror and violence in the name of Islam.
Glick is an American-born Israeli whose life’s work is dedicated to increasing access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest site. A controversial figure, he survived an assassination attempt in October when a Palestinian terrorist shot him four times in the chest at point-blank range.
Discussing his decision to travel to Turkey, which in recent years has not been friendly to Israel, Glick explained “For the past several years I have been involved in promoting dialogue between believers in the One and Only God. When I call for freedom of worship, human rights, respect to every other person, I mean it. This mission is deeply connected to the vision of our prophets turning the Temple Mount into a House of prayer for all nations.” (Uh oh, this is not good; our God is a jealous God and He will not look kindly on false gods being worshipped in a rebuilt Jewish temple.)
Considering the current political and religious tensions in Israel, Glick explained that he felt that taking this trip could promote dialogue and peace. “This time, I felt I couldn’t say no. While these days Muslims are disgracing God’s name and conducting terror attacks around Israel, I was invited by Muslim leaders to celebrate as a guest of honor during the special month of Ramadan. I was invited to come to their mosques and to hear them preaching publicly to condemn any kind of terror and violence.
“This week I will be meeting several muftis who share these beliefs. I hope I am doing my small part in promoting world peace in the name of God, whose name is Shalom (peace), and in the name of the city of Shalom – Jerusalem.”
 “I met with a major Mufti of Istanbul – Ideen Hyman of the Dulmabache Mosque. I also met with a governor of Istanbul,” said Glick.
In an interview with Adnan Oktar, a prominent author and television host on the A9 satellite channel who has spoken out in the past about the brotherhood between Jews and Muslims, Oktar expressed his admiration of Glick and reaffirmed his condemnation of violence.
“The assassination attempt was terrible,” said Oktar. “It was terrorism. We denounce that very powerfully. No normal Muslim can think of this or do this.”
Thanking Oktar for speaking in the name of God against violence, Glick encouraged others to stand up for truth against radical Islam.
“When somebody does [violence] in the name of God, and we know that God is eternal life, that He can’t be for killing, He is for living, then this is what is so painful, and this is what we, people who are faithful in God, must talk out against,” he stated. “I think what Mr. Oktar is doing every day, calling to people and saying that God is not the God of evil, God is a God of mercy, is so important because we have to prepare mankind for these special days.”
Speaking on the true cost of Islamic terror, Glick added: “The damage of these people who are doing [violence] in the name of Islam is not a damage to us, it’s mostly a damage to Islam. We know that the Koran talks about the Jewish people as the People of the Book, of the Holy Land, and these people who are talking in the name of Islam, they are causing damage most of all to the name of Islam.”
Oktar agreed, saying, “You are right, they attack Koran and Islam in this way, by doing something like this. We will see very beautiful days, God willing. We will see that the children of Abraham will hug in the Holy Land, and we will see Moshiach (Messiah).” (Watchman comment: In my opinion, Oktar is referring to the anti-christ not Yeshua Hamaschiach.)
“We regard you as a hero,” he added. “Your mission is not over, your mission continues, we will see Moshiach (Messiah), we will see Solomon’s Temple, we will all together pray there, God willing.”
Adnan Oktar, who uses the pen name of Harun Yahya, is a controversial but highly influential Muslim intellectual and author with more than 65 million of his books in circulation worldwide. Oktar in recent years has met with three representatives from the re-established Jewish Sanhedrin, a group of 71 Orthodox rabbis and scholars from Israel, to discuss how religious Muslims, Jews and Christians can work together on the project.
The objectives of the alliance include waging a joint intellectual and spiritual battle against the worldwide growing tide of irreligiousness, unbelief and immorality. But even more unusual is their agreement with regard to the need to rebuild the Jewish Temple, a structure that Mr. Oktar refers to as the ‘Masjid (Mosque)’ or the ‘Palace of Solomon.’
An official statement about the meeting was published on the Sanhedrin’s website. Concluding the statement is the following call:
“Out of a sense of collective responsibility for world peace and for all humanity we have found it timely to call to the World and exclaim that there is a way out for all peoples. It is etched in a call to all humanity: We are all the sons of one father, the descendants of Adam, and all humanity is but a single family. Peace among Nations will be achieved through building the House of G-d, where all peoples will serve as foreseen by King Solomon in his prayers at the dedication of the First Holy Temple. Come let us love and respect one another, and love and honor and hold our heavenly Father in awe. Let us establish a house of prayer in His name in order to worship and serve Him together, for the sake of His great compassion. He surely does not want the blood of His creations spilled, but prefers love and peace among all mankind. We pray to the Almighty Creator, that you harken to our Call. Together – each according to his or her ability – we shall work towards the building of the House of Prayer for All Nations on the Temple Mount in peace and mutual understanding.”

Oktar explained his vision for the rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple: “The Palace of Solomon is a historically important palace and rebuilding it would be a very wonderful thing. It is something that any Jew, a Christian or a Muslim should welcome with enthusiasm. Every Muslim, every believer will want to return to those days, to experience those days again and, albeit partially, to bring the beauty of those days back to life.”
Oktar added that the Temple of Solomon “will be rebuilt and all believers 
will worship there in tranquility.” During his meeting with the Sanhedrin Rabbis, Oktar expressed his belief that the Temple could be rebuilt in one year:
“It could be done in a year at most. It could be built to the same perfection and beauty. The Torah says it was built in 13 years, if I remember correctly. It could be rebuilt in a year in its perfect form.”
Rabbi Abrahamson and Rabbi Hollander, two of the Sanhedrin representatives have conferred with Oktar. Regarding the rebuilding of the Temple, Rabbi Hollander explained, “The building of the Temple is one of the stages in the Messianic process.” But another possibility that has been presented is that the Dome of the Rock that sits so prominently on the Temple Mount be used as “a place prayer for all nations.”
 “This should be fairly simple,” explained Rabbi Hollander. “It is said that the structure of the Dome in Haram E-Sharrif (the Temple Mount) was originally meant by (Caliph) Omar to be a House of Prayer for Jews, and the Al-Aqsa for Muslims.”
However, he also explained that religious Jews would not be able to enter the Dome of the Rock unless it had first been ritually cleansed according to Jewish halakhic regulations.
Above, Yahuda Glick with Adnan Oktar. 
Yoav Frankel is an Orthodox Jew who has been deeply involved in interfaith dialogue with Muslims and also envisions a shared Temple Mount. The Interfaith Encounter Association is working on a project called “God’s Holy Mountain.” It sees the day when the rebuilt Jewish Temple will exist side by side with the Dome of the Rock.
These plans fit with the U.S. and Europe calls for internationalizing the city of Jerusalem and as I reported last week checkpoints are being built between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Israeli soil, a prelude to internationalization.
Historically, nearly two-thirds of Israelis back the idea of rebuilding the Temple.
Meanwhile, the work of the Temple Institute, a group that has openly dedicated itself for years to rebuilding the Jewish Temple goes on.
It has already created many of the most significant priestly utensils and pieces of furniture necessary for the Temple once it is ready.
The suggestion of rebuilding the Jewish Temple is deeply significant to Christians, particularly those who are students of Bible prophecy. According to the Bible, an impostor messiah known as the Antichrist will someday invade the land of Israel and ‘set himself up’ in the ‘God’s Temple.
Your Watchman and Joel Richardson believe the biblical Antichrist is one and the same as the Quran’s Muslim Mahdi.
The Bible abounds with proofs that the Antichrist’s empire will consist only of nations that are, today, Islamic. the specific nations the Bible identifies as comprising his empire are today all Muslim.
Joel Richardson believes the key error of many previous prophecy scholars involves the misinterpretation of a prediction by Daniel to Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel describes the rise and fall of empires of the future, leading to the “end times”. Western Christians have viewed one of those empires as Rome, when, claims Richardson, Rome never actually conquered Babylon and was thus disqualified as a possibility.
It had to be another empire that rose and fell and rose again that would lead to the rule by this “man of sin,” described in the Bible. That empire, he says, is the Islamic Empire, which did conquer Babylon and, in fact, rules over it even today.
Many evangelical Christians believe the Bible predicts a charismatic ruler, the Antichrist, will arise in the last days, before the return of Jesus. The Quran also predicts that a man, called the Mahdi, will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. Richardson makes the case these two men are, in fact, one in the same. Below Oktar meets with the Israeli delegation. 

A link and painting of the Jewish Temple is below.

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