- The Third Holy temple is already built in heaven ready to come down to earth.
- The Third Holy temple will be the healing of all sadness and hopelessness.
- Until the Third Holy temple appears, prayer is the universal connection to God.
The Jewish people this week fasted on the 9th of the month of Av in mourning for the destruction of the two holy temples in Jerusalem. Each year on this day thousands of Jews throughout Israel visit the place of the Western Wall where stood the holy temple. This year because of Corona virus the crowds were limited. The prayers were made in limited groups of twenty participants.
The Jewish people were chosen by God to separate themselves from the rest of the world to become a holy nation. Separating from the world allowed the Jewish people to unite to participate in World Unity and Peace as a separate nation. Each person is part of the world as an individual with the job in his life of making the world a better place to live for all of mankind. The Jewish people also have an interest in World Unity and Peace each one as an individual but more than any other nation or religion were given a separate duty by God especially the duty of building the Temple of God in Jerusalem.
The Jewish people built in Jerusalem their holy temple two times. The first temple was built by King Solomon the son of King David who completed the conquest of the Land of Israel. The first temple stood for 410 years until it was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. The second temple was built by Ezra and the Jewish people returning to the land of Israel from Babylon seventy years later. The second temple stood for 420 years until 70 BC when it was destroyed by the Romans.
Moses the prophet built in the wilderness a portable temple which the Jewish people used for sacrifice and prayer forty years. After forty years under the leadership of Joshua they carried this portable temple into the Land of Israel. They used a portable temple until the land was completely conquered when was built the first temple in Jerusalem. The portable tabernacle stood 369 years in the Samarian city of Shiloh.
The Jewish people were commanded in the Torah the five books of Moses to build a tabernacle to be a dwelling place for God. In the Tabernacle were two altars used in service of God. An enormous altar was used for sacrifices of animals and birds. A smaller altar was used for the burning of incense. Every act performed by the priests in the temple was designated by Moses. Each one of these acts including sacrifices have deep mystical significance. The whole purpose of the sacrifices and services in the temple was to bring the light of God into the world. The works of the temple made a big difference for the Jewish people and for mankind in general. When the two holy temples were destroyed the World lost mystical treasures which added life and peace to civilization. The destruction of the temple on the 9th of the month of Av is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. The world not only the Jewish people lost the blessings of its presence in Jerusalem the holy city.
Two temples were destroyed and there is a prophecy in the Book of Ezekiel for the building of the third temple. There is a prophecy in Zecharia that the third temple will be a place of prayer for all the nations of the world. The third temple will be built in peace without war. Its presence will return as if it had come down from heaven without human interference. Today when the world suffers Corona Pandemic, the remedy for this Pandemic is to rebuild the third holy temple. From the third holy temple in Jerusalem will come the healing of the world. Mostly it will shine the light of God in the world. Jews pray that the holy temple will be rebuilt soon in our days. The world needs the holy temple dwelling in the darkness of Corona Pandemic. According to a new age prophecy, Moses has resurrected together with Jesus and Mohammed, and they are dancing and singing under the place of the holy temple. The third holy temple is ready to come down from heaven, a house of World Unity and Peace.
Rabbi Jonathon Saks the chief Rabbi of England discusses the significance of the holy temple in our difficult times.