Since 70 CE, Jews have been pushing for the building of the Third Temple1, after both Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple were ruined by Nebuchadnezzar II2 and the Roman Empire3. These Orthodox Jews have already created the tools and “ritual vessels” for the new temple, and claim that until this temple is created, they do not have the Shekina (Divine Presence) in the world4.
It is grievous that these Orthodox Jews yearn for the Shekina glory of God, but refuse to believe that they can easily revere, worship, and enjoy God—Jesus– wherever they are. His Divine Presence is everywhere! It causes me to be incredibly thankful that Jesus paid it all, so that I might have full, uninhibited, intimate relationship with God.
The idea of the Third Temple being built is also a sign of the end times! We don’t have much time left, and this inspires me to not let my time be wasted, as it usually is. This does not mean that we must incessantly work, or that we cannot enjoy what Jesus gives us… but it does mean that, in all things, He is our Lord and Savior. All things must be submitted to His Lordship, and our lives must be led by His Spirit (Galatians 5:18).
Friends, if you believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, there is always more of Him to be had. He is coming soon, and those in this world, including the Jews, need to hear the Gospel. May we remember that we are only given so much time—and spend it following, obeying, and enjoying Jesus.
*** This post is in tribute to the first anniversary of Reverend Billy Graham.
It is also in tribute to a woman we will call K, as she is recovering from very severe illness. Please keep her in your prayers. ***
Do you know Jesus?
We do not need to work our way to heaven. It is a free gift, given to all those who believe in Jesus Christ as their King and Savior. Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done, here.
Please pray (find the prayer sheet here)…
- For the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.
- That the Orthodox Jews would come to know Jesus.
- That people would come to know Jesus in these end times.
- That Christians would not be ashamed to share their faith in Christ.
- For K’s recovery.
Thank you for your prayers!!!