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Delayed Anointing and Laying of the Cornerstone
Due to the situation which currently exists in Israel, the Israeli authorities decided that the anointing and laying of the cornerstone for the Third Temple could not be performed on the 16th October as we had planned to do. Up until the last moment the authorities told us that the event could go ahead but then, because of the events which occurred on that day, they took this decision.
What we were allowed to do according to the new decision of the authorities was to congregate at the Western Wall Plaza at the western gate of the Temple Mount, to march in this area and to bring the testimony of this historical event and to demonstrate. We called on the Israeli authorities not to be in fear of the Arab violence but to trust in the Gâ€“d of Israel to immediately prevent these evil attacks on Israel and to lay the cornerstone for the Third Temple on the Temple Mount as Gâ€“d expects us to do at this godly time. For three hours we marched in this area in front of the Temple Mount and demonstrated.
The media from both within and without Israel covered this event and in this way we could share this historical message with everyone in Israel and all over the world.
In front of the Temple Mount we swore faithfulness to the Gâ€“d of Israel, to His Word, to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the land of Israel: â€œIf I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.â€ (Psalm 137:5,6) We swore that we shall never give up our godly historical task to rebuild the House of Gâ€“d on Mt.Moriah in Jerusalem to be a House of worship and prayer for Israel and all the nations and that we shall always be determined to do it very soon as Gâ€“d expects of us despite all the circumstances. We declared that the Arab attacks will never prevent us from fulfilling the task which Gâ€“d gave us to fulfilled in our lifetime. We declared that we do not agree with the decision of the Israeli authorities not to perform this godly event and in this way to show weakness.
More than this, we declared that the rebuilding of the temple at this time, which is Gâ€“dâ€™s time, will bring a real peace to Israel and all the world. This event will bring all the nations to understand and recognise what the Gâ€“d of Israel is doing with Israel at this great time and to know that Gâ€“d gave the land to Israel for ever in an eternal covenant and Jerusalem to be His capital and the eternal capital of Israel alone. Then it will become the capital of all the earth. We declared that no-one, not even the devil himself who now appears in the form of Yasser Arafat, can prevent the Almighty Gâ€“d of Israel from His determination to fulfil His end-time plans exactly as He promised to Israel in His Word: For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth like radiance, and her salvation like a burning torch. And the nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall express. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken; nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day nor night; you who make mention of the Lord, take no rest. And give him no rest, until he establish, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The Lord has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for which you have laboured; But those who have gathered it shall eat it and praise the Lord; and those who have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary. Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way of the people; build up, build up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his wages before him. And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.â€ (Isaiah62:1-12) â€œI will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.â€ (Isaiah 61:10,11)
Many friends from all over the world participated in this march and event with us and it was so symbolic to the fulfilment of the word of Word of Gâ€“d in Isaiah to be fulfilled in our generation:â€œThe word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 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 God 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. O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.â€ (Isaiah2:1-5) â€œAlso the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and all who hold fast to my covenant; 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 upon my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.â€ (Isaiah 56;6,7)
Together we sang â€œAm Yisrael Chaiâ€ (The people of Israel live) and prayed before the holy mountain of Gâ€“d from which the abomination will soon be removed and where the holy house of Gâ€“d will rebuilt. We swore to Gâ€“d in front of His hoy mountain that very soon we shall again bring the cornerstone to the Temple Mount and start the historical process of the rebuilding of His house.
The event was not cancelled but merely delayed for a short time. The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement is planning to lay and anoint the cornerstone for the Third Temple during the upcoming holiday of Chanukah which runs from the 22nd to the 29th December, 2000. We shall publish the exact date as soon as possible. If Gâ€“d creates the circumstances under which we can do it earlier we will do it so.
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement calls on everyone in Israel and all the world to give their hearts and hands to the Faithful Movement an to Gâ€“d and to listen to what He is saying in these godly days to us and to you: â€œhus says the Lord of hosts: Let your hands be strong, you who hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, who spoke on the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, saying that the temple might be built.â€ (Zechariah 8:9)
In the Gâ€“d of Israel we trust!!