The third Hurva Synagogue was rededicated today in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter of East Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the Israeli Government deployed 3,000 police officers to the Temple Mount while dozens of bus-loads of Islamic worshipers flock towards the Jewish capital in an attempt to thwart a prophecy made nearly three centuries ago.
As we reported in an earlier article, Vilna Gaon, an influential Jewish Kabbalist mystic, prophesied that the Hurva Synagogue, viewed by some as the center of the world of Jewry, would be destroyed twice. Furthermore, construction of the Third Temple of Jerusalem would begin on the day after the third synagogue opened. So far, Vilna Gaon has been correct. The Hurva Synagogue has been reduced to rubble twice, only to be rebuilt just as many times.
Many Christians, like Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye, believe that construction of the Third Temple will coincide with the appearance of the Antichrist, though some Jewish orders, particularly Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, view the completion of the Third Temple as a necessary fulfillment of the Messianic Era. It is widely acknowledged that Freemasons, as an offshoot of the “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon” but more commonly known as the “Knights Templar,” have been working for centuries to rebuild Solomon’s Temple.
As we reported in our earlier article, the Georgia Guidestones monument might also point to tomorrow, the March 16th date foretold by Vilna Gaon as the beginning of the Third Temple.