There is a prophecy that has yet to be fulfilled that is important to the discussion re the 3rd physical temple possibility.That isEzekiel 44:1-3 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut. Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. It is for the prince; the prince!Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
and also.Acts 1:10-12 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet,
You can see the picture of them hereThis will happen, it has not already happened, Jesus has not returned like he left yet, he will physically return just as the scripture says..And he will enter the temple through this gate.This gate is currently blocked as you can see in the photo and the Muslims prevent anyone from hanging around it from the inside.Yet the earthquake and Christ's return will change all that.You see there is another gate under the eastern gate, that is the original gate.Much of the old city lies under the new city because it was built over many times.Do not think God is constrained to your understanding of scripture.He can and will restore the broken off branch in the way He chooses.He will allure His people back to Israel.This is the gate below the Eastern gate.It was discovered by Dr James Flemming whom I met in Israel in 92.Please look at the pictures.This will happen.