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Question: If only I could find the article where I read this one. Anyway, have you seen where in the state of Israel they have developed a mobile alter in which to start up animal sacrifices at the Temple Mount? The article told of a mobile alter that has just been developed so as to be able to assemble it at the Temple Mount for their animal sacrifices and then disassemble to remove as they will not be allowed to leave it there. (as Temple Mount is under muslim control, for now) I think I read about it in an Israeli News article. They gave the precise measurements and all and how they built it from blueprints and that it is now available and ready to use. The only thing is they did not mention when they would start this up. Have you heard of this yet and if so then will you elaborate on it as to why now would they be doing such a thing? Thank you in advance and God Bless this Web site of those with Brandon that work so hard to bring forth God’s Truth, in Jesus name.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Kim and I hope you are doing well.
The article you are looking for is titled, ““Jews” to Re-Institute Animal Sacrifices on Temple Mount“. The first half is by a guest writer who was commenting on the article itself which can be found toward the bottom of this piece. There is no mention of when they planned to start doing this and I cannot imagine it will be anytime soon unless the situation with the Temple Mount changes. No one is allowed to pray there except for the Muslims. Here is a quote from the article which I fount interesting.
“The Temple Institute has recently completed construction of a stone altar (‘mizbeach’ in Hebrew) that can be broken down and swiftly transported to the exact original location of the altar on the Temple Mount, in order to facilitate the smooth and rapid resumption of the Divine service, upon the first opportunity that presents itself.”
Why would they be doing it? It would seem as if they are expecting their messiah to return shortly. Just remember, their messiah is not ours.
Question: Hello, Is the mark of the beast implemented before satan gets here or after he’s already here?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Manny.
In case you are not aware the Mark of the Beast is not a physical mark, but a spiritual one. We have a study on this for those who are interested titled, “Mark of the Beast Revealed“. In the book of Revelation there are two beasts spoken of. The first which is a governmental system (beast) and the second which is a religious system (beast), which more accurately is Satan himself who will reign over the first beast of Revelation and the entire world. Now to answer your question, please turn your Bible with me to,
11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”
This is the second beast, the first is written of in Revelation 13:1. Who is this beast in verse 11? It is none other than Satan himself. Notice, he looks like a lamb. Why? Because Satan is trying to imitate The Lamb who is Jesus Christ. This beast also speaks as a dragon, because Satan is the dragon, the devil and that old serpent from the Garden as documented in Revelation 12:9.
12 “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
We are still talking about the second beast, Satan himself who will claim to be Jesus Christ.
13 “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,”
Satan has supernatural abilities and very great ones as the scriptures have documented. The answer to your question is in verse 16, hang with me.
14 “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”
How did Satan, the antichrist deceive the world? By the miracles he performed in the sight of men. Satan will not be hiding, Satan is going to be in plain view, he only has a short time before Christ appears and destroys his short reign.
15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”
Who are we talking about? The second beast, the lamb who spoke as a dragon, Satan himself who claims to be Christ.
He, Satan causes the people of the earth to receive the Mark of the Beast, documenting Satan must be on earth in order to do that. How did Satan cause the people of the earth to accept this mark? Verse 14 already documented this for us. Satan caused them to do this through deception, by the miracles he performed in the sight of men. Satan brings about this mark when he stands on the face of the earth. There is no denying however, that many are already spiritually dead and will easily fall for Satan’s lies and deception when he arrives.
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