Temple Institute begins new academy: Is this prophetic?

The Ark of the Covenant
Depiction of Levites Carrying the Ark of the Covenant


A reader sent me a link to the following:

On the evening of Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, the 14th day of Elul, 5773, after a 2000 year ‘summer break,’ school reopened to teach kohanim (Jewish men of priestly descent) the ‘lost’ art of performing the daily Tamid service in the Holy Temple.

The detailed laws of the Divine service in the Holy Temple have always been accessible in the volumes of Jewish tradition. But now, for the first time in two millennia, an organized academy has been inaugurated to prepare for the renewal of Temple service. The grand opening of the academy began with a semi-dress rehearsal/dry run of the entire daily service from start to finish, reenacted step by step…

An atmosphere of great excitement prevailed throughout the entire evening and profoundly affected all those assembled – ‘players’ and audience alike. All were emotionally charged and visibly moved with the knowledge that here in Jerusalem, these sacred tasks are being reenacted, for the purpose of studious preparation, for the first time since the destruction of the Holy Temple.  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150354149409969.1073741845.22738684968&type=1

The Temple Institute wants to re-implement animal sacrifices as well as build another temple in Jerusalem.

Since having a trained priesthood is required for sacrifices, this academy could be an important prophetic step.  The Temple Institute is basically awaiting Israeli government permission to begin the sacrifices at any time–including without having a physical temple.

Until Solomon built the first temple (1 Kings 6:14), the Bible shows that the Jews sacrificed on altars. David, Solomon’s father, for example sacrificed on an altar (2 Samuel 24:25), as did Aaron and his descendants (Exodus 20:24; Leviticus 1:10-11). And prior to all of that, Abel (Genesis 4:4), Noah (Genesis 8:20), Abraham (Genesis 22:9-13), and others sacrificed animals to God.

Ezra 3:6 shows that animal sacrifices can take place WITHOUT having an actual temple, but simply an altar (and the Temple Institute already has one of those).

The Bible teaches that the time is coming when those sacrifices in the Temple Mount area will once again be started as they will be stopped by a prince (Daniel 9:26-27) who will become the end time King of the North (Daniel 11:31-40).

The steps that the Temple Institute has been taking seem to be preludes to the fulfillment of certain biblical prophecies.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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?
Solomon’s TempleThis is a a 5 minute animated film that shows one artist’s understanding of the details about Solomon’s temple.
Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill Could this building, often referred to as the Cenacle, possibly have been the oldest actual Christian church building?  If there is a physical temple of God at the time of the end, could this building area be it?  There is also a video titled Does the ‘Cenacle’ deal have prophetic ramifications?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2013, 2014, or 2015? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Why might Daniel 9:27 be referring to a peace deal? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?

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