Temple Institute: ‘Build for Me a Sanctuary’ and the ‘other 612 Torah commands’?

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In its newsletter today, the Temple Institute had the following:

“Build for Me a Sanctuary”

(Exodus 25:8)

I Adar 3, 5779/February 8, 2019

If you were G-d and had one wish what would you wish for? …

The answer to this question is revealed in this week’s Torah reading, Terumah, and remains the Torah’s number one preoccupation throughout the remainder of the book of Exodus. Sequestered away with Moshe, high atop the mountain peak of Sinai, G-d confides in His chosen prophet: “And they shall build for Me a Sanctuary (Mikdash), and I will dwell among them.”(Exodus 25:8)

But is “build for Me a Sanctuary” simply a request, or is it a command, in keeping with the other six hundred and twelve Torah commandments that G-d is sharing with Moshe during their forty day seclusion on Sinai? G-d has already answered this question with the preface to His request: “Speak to the children of Israel, and have them take for Me an offering; from every person whose heart inspires him to generosity, you shall take My offering.” (ibid 25:2) G-d’s “commandment” is an outright and unambiguous request, a wish, as we have stated above. …

Can G-d dream? Can G-d’s dream come true? We know that our own dreams possess prophetic potential. If G-d’s dreams are what we call prophecies, uttered by the mouths of men, then our answer is an emphatic yes. And it is unquestionably within our power to make G-d’s most humble of dreams, to dwell among His nation, come true!

For while the goal of the Temple Institute is to build another temple, only an altar is actually necessary for sacrifices to resume.

A tent and an altar are all the Moses (called Moshe above) had built.

Later, after the temple Solomon built was destroyed and left in ruins, the Bible shows that sacrifices were made in the time of Ezra BEFORE the second temple was ready:

6 From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid. (Ezra 3:6)

The Jews basically only need an altar as well as implements needed to perform the sacrifices (some of which I personally saw in October 2013 when I visited the Temple Institute).

Both the Temple Institute and reconstituted Sanhedrin have told me that they do NOT need an actual massive temple to resume animal sacrifices as an altar will do.

And to demonstrate that, as well as to ‘sanctify’ an altar, they performed a sacrifice and made an offering on December 10, 2018.  The Continuing Church of God (CCOG) is put together the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel related to it:


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Sanhedrin makes burnt offering to dedicate altar!

The Reconstituted Sanhedrin performed a ceremony on December 10, 2018 to dedicate a new altar for the use of daily sacrifices. High Priest Rabbi Baruch Kahane officiated. How does this align with Bible prophecy? Daniel wrote three times that the daily sacrifices must stop, hence they first must resume. The Great Tribulation will begin shortly after these sacrifices stop. In this video Dr. Thiel, who has also been to Israel and spoken with The Temple Institute quotes several scriptures and explains why the actions by the Sanhedrin align with prophecy and the end times.

Here is a link to our video: Sanhedrin makes burnt offering to dedicate altar!

Now, what about “the other six hundred and twelve Torah commandments that G-d is sharing with Moshe during their forty day seclusion on Sinai?”

Well, much of that is basically Jewish tradition.

Jesus warned that the Jews of His day put too much emphasis on their traditions (e.g. Mark 7:1-13). And they do so to this day.

For if the Jews were willing to believe what the New Testament confirms about the Messiah from the Old Testament, instead of relying on improper traditions pushing them away from Jesus, they would accept that Jesus is the Messiah.

For more information on that, check out the following:

Proof Jesus is the Messiah This free book has over 200 Hebrew prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus. Plus, His arrival was consistent with specific prophecies and even Jewish interpretations of prophecy. Here are links to seven related sermons: Proof Jesus is the Messiah, Prophecies of Jesus’ birth, timing, and death, Jesus’ prophesied divinity, 200+ OT prophecies Jesus filled; Plus prophecies He made, Why Don’t Jews Accept Jesus?, Daniel 9, Jews, and Jesus, and Facts and Atheists’ Delusions About Jesus. Plus the links to two sermonettes: Luke’s census: Any historical evidence? and Muslims believe Jesus is the Messiah, but … These videos cover nearly all of the book, plus have some information not in the book.

Of course, it is not just Jews that rely to heavily on traditions.

Various ones in the COG, for example, accept tradition over scripture when it comes to the identity of the ‘man of sin’ in 2 Thessalonians 2 (see Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2?).

Those Protestants who call themselves ‘Messianic’ have their own traditions as well (see Messianic Judaism Beliefs Differ from the Continuing Church of God), such as many believe that they have to keep 613 Mitzvot–there are NOT 613 Torah commands that Christians are to keep (see also Which Laws were Superceded? Which Remain?).

On the other hand, Protestants like Andy Stanley falsely teach Christians do not need to observe the Ten Commandments (see Andy Stanley continues to rail against the Ten Commandments and/or watch Andy Stanley opposes prophesies of Jesus?), yet that was not the position of early Christians (see The Ten Commandments: The Decalogue, Christianity, and the Beast and Continuing History of the Church of God).

Believe the Bible, and be careful about traditions, Jewish and otherwise, that are not in accordance with scripture.

Some items of possibly related interest would include:

Nascent Sanhedrin structure and high priest: The plan is to start animal sacrifices this would fulfill prophecy! The reconstituted Sanhedrin wants the reimplementation of animal sacrifices. Two related videos are available: Sanhedrin makes burnt offering to dedicate altar! and Sanhedrin pushing animal sacrifices.
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén? Here is a link to a sermon titled The Temple, Prophecy, and the Work.
The Red Heifer, Jewish Beliefs, and the End of the World The Temple Institute is watching a ‘red heifer.’ Why might this be important in the sequence of end time events? Here is a related link in the Spanish language Novilla roja descubierta en EE.UU. e Instituto del Templo está interesado en ella. Here are links to two related videos in English: Red Heifers and the Fate of the World and The Red Heifer and the End of the World.
Tradition and Scripture: From the Bible and Church Writings Are traditions on equal par with scripture? Many believe that is what Peter, John, and Paul taught. But did they? A related sermon is titled Tradition and Scripture.
Which Laws were Superceded? Which Remain? What about the Ten Commandments? What about the 613 regulations (called 613 Mitzvot) in the Old Testament? Which were ‘done away’?
Messianic Judaism Beliefs Differ from the Continuing Church of God Both groups keep the seventh-day Sabbath, but have important differences in doctrines and practices. Here is a link to a related sermon: Messianic Jewish Beliefs.
Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God differs from most Protestants How the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background. As far as some changes affecting Protestantism, watch the video Charismatic Kenneth Copeland and Anglican Tony Palmer: Protestants Beware! [Português: Esperança do salvação: Como a igreja do deus difere da maioria de protestantes]. A sermon is also available: How Does the Church of God Differ from Protestantism?
Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill Could this building, often referred to as the Cenacle, which is located on a Mount Zion, possibly have been the oldest actual Christian church building? There is also a video titled Might the oldest church building have prophetic ramifications?
Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future What does the Bible say about Jerusalem and its future? Is Jerusalem going to be divided and eliminated? Is Jesus returning to the area of Jerusalem? There is also a related YouTube video you can watch titled Jerusalem To be divided and eliminated.
Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2? Is this the King of the North, the ten-horned beast of Revelation 13:1-11, or the two-horned Beast of Revelation 13:12-16? Some rely on traditions, but what does the Bible teach? Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Quién es el Hombre de Pecado de 2 Tesalonicenses 2? Here is a version in Mandarin: 主编: 谁是’大罪人’?Here is a link to a related YouTube video, in English, titled Who is the Man of Sin?
Continuing Church of God The group striving to be most faithful among all real Christian groups to the word of God.
The Ten Commandments: The Decalogue, Christianity, and the Beast This is a free pdf book explaining the what the Ten Commandments are, where they came from, how early professors of Christ viewed them, and how various ones, including the Beast of Revelation, will oppose them. A related sermon is titled: The Ten Commandments and the Beast of Revelation.
Continuing History of the Church of God This pdf booklet is a historical overview of the true Church of God and some of its main opponents from Acts 2 to the 21st century. Related sermon links include Continuing History of the Church of God: c. 31 to c. 300 A.D. and Continuing History of the Church of God: 4th-16th Centuries and Continuing History of the Church of God: 17th-20th Centuries. The booklet is available in Spanish: Continuación de la Historia de la Iglesia de Dios, German: Kontinuierliche Geschichte der Kirche Gottes, French: L Histoire Continue de l Église de Dieu and Ekegusii Omogano Bw’ekanisa Ya Nyasae Egendererete.
Proof Jesus is the Messiah This free book has over 200 Hebrew prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus. Plus, His arrival was consistent with specific prophecies and even Jewish interpretations of prophecy. Here are links to seven related sermons: Proof Jesus is the Messiah, Prophecies of Jesus’ birth, timing, and death, Jesus’ prophesied divinity, 200+ OT prophecies Jesus filled; Plus prophecies He made, Why Don’t Jews Accept Jesus?, Daniel 9, Jews, and Jesus, and Facts and Atheists’ Delusions About Jesus. Plus the links to two sermonettes: Luke’s census: Any historical evidence? and Muslims believe Jesus is the Messiah, but … These videos cover nearly all of the book, plus have some information not in the book.

 



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