Jim Goodrick (8 June 2011)
"Historic dig underneath the Temple Mount"

John and Doves,

1. 1st and 2nd Temple to be unearthed

The world is about to see the remains of the 1st Temple ( Solomon's Temple ) and the 2nd Temple ( during Jesus' lifetime ), due to an historic archeological dig.

"Mazar said she is "absolutely sure" remains from the First and Second Temple periods, including "the Second Temple itself," as well as later remains from the Byzantine and early Islamic periods, are just under the surface of the Temple Mount."
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=307697

My personal belief is that this archeological dig may uncover the Ark of the Covenant. As we all know, the Ark was encased in gold, with a golden lid on top ( Exodus 25 ) . Above the lid was seen the Shekinah glory of the Lord, when He manifested Himself by His Presence in the Temple. ( Exodus 25: 21, 22 )
God Himself abode above the mercy seat ( Ark ). A cherubim was on each side of Him.

2.  Man of sin sitting on the Ark

Another personal belief I have concerning this Ark of the Covenant is that a certain dignitary will attend ceremonies there underneath the Temple Mount, when Israel showcases this newly found Ark. This dignitary will possibly sit on the golden lid of the Ark, thus demonstrating a blasphemy, since the Ark was reserved for the Divine alone.
This is definitely something to be watching for.

2 Thessalonians 2: 4 tells us that the man of sin ( the future antichrist ) will sit in the Temple as God "showing himself that he is God ".  Sitting upon the lid is "showing" himself as God, even though that person is not elevated above the mercy seat.

It IS possible that, through occultic powers, this future antichrist could levitate above the Ark's lid, since the Bible also says in  2 Thessalonians 2: 9  that this person can perform "lying wonders"
( Satan giving him that power Rev. 13: 2.)  

3.  Assassination attempt and "Recovery"

Also -- and this is just my own personal perception -- it is conceivable that some orthodox Israeli, or any one of fervent religious beliefs -- could ( I stress  "could " ) possibly make an assassination attempt against this dignitary, who at that time would receive a head wound ( Rev. 13: 3, 12, 14 ) and supposedly "dies".

Lying with pixels http://hopetotheend.com/fool.html

But this notable dignitary will "recover" ( another lying wonder ) and will become the antichrist, as all the world wonders after him. He will then continue for 42 months ( 3 and 1/2 years ) as stated in Rev. 13 : 5.

4.  Jeremiah 3:16  -- Ark is no longer significant

Now before all this begins, it is well to note that God told Jeremiah the prophet in Jeremiah 3:16 that the Ark of the Covenant was of no spiritual value at all any more. This is what the Bible says :

"And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more,
" The ark of the covenant of the LORD:
neither shall it come to mind:
neither shall they remember it;
neither shall they visit it;
neither shall that be done any more"
Jeremiah 3:16


5. A military presence needed to keep the peace

This archeological dig is a powder keg between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The prevailing mindset in the past is noted here :

"Mindful that the compound has the potential to trigger devastating conflict, Israel's policy is to allow no excavations there. Digging under Temple Mount, the Israeli historian Gershom Gorenberg has written, "would be like trying to figure out how a hand grenade works by pulling the pin and peering inside."
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/05/31/business-financial-impact-ml-israel-underground-jerusalem_8491948.html

So, in order to maintain 'Peace and safety' during this archeological expedition, a military presence is needed at the Temple Mount to help both parties involved to remain calm during the time of this dig. If Israeli police monitor the Mount, then the Palestinians will disapprove. If the Palestinians patrol the area, then the Israelis will disapprove.

So.....there has to be an outside force to maintain the peace. This situation could call for a foreign army to come in and patrol the Temple Mount area in order to guarantee the peace.
Please see http://hopetotheend.com/5bibi.html  for more details.

This could be a Hot summer. Our Lord tells us in Matthew 24: 32, 33  that when we see that summer is near, we are to know that we are at the doors ... we our very selves will be at the historic portals that open up to perhaps the Rapture, the Great Tribulation, the revealing of the antichrist and the false prophet and all that follows.
We are at the doors.

In Him,
Jim Goodrick
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