ONE of the major problems in negotiations between the Jews & Moslems, is the Temple Mount. It is holy to both Jews & Moslems. And it is where the Dome of the Rock Mosk sits. This is a huge problem when we consider that the Jews are going to rebuild their temple during the Great Tribulation period. I believe Rev. 11 gives us a hint as to how this will take place. In measuring the temple of God, John was told NOT to measure the outer court, which had been given to the Gentiles. In Ezekiel 42:20, there was to be a wall to separate the Holy areas from the common areas. I believe Antichrist’ 7 year treaty with Israel during the Great Tribulation will include building a wall on Temple Mount to allow the Jews to rebuild their temple north of the Dome of the Rock where a small Dome of the Tablets is today. Many believe that is the original site of the Holy of Holies. This could work for the Jews & the Moslems. It is probably the reason the outer court was not measured (Ez.42:20). It is in this future outer court that the Dome of the Rock is located today. Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013
v.6 For five months, no matter how badly injured they are, people will not be able to die. “DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY”
v.11 Abaddon and Apollyon both mean “destroyer.” This is Satan, the king of the demons.
v.14 Euphrates is the river that ran through the ancient city of Babylon. Babylon was the center from which all the satanic cults originated.
v.16 200 Million Man Army.
v.20-21 The people left alive after these plagues will continue to worship Satan. “Sorceries” comes from the Greek word pharmakia which is the use of drugs for hallucinatory purposes.
“Our Love is not to be only a verbal love; “ I love you brother, I just love you so much”. In fact I often get a little suspicious of a person who is constantly asserting how much they love me. Love isn’t shown by words alone. (1 John 3) Talk is cheap. Love is manifested by actions. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8) Jesus didn’t come to earth to say; “I love you,” and then let us go to Hell. Jesus loved in deed and in truth, and we are to do the same. That may seem impossible but 1 John 3:20 tells us God is greater. Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013