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An earlier book, by Leen & Kathleen Ritmeyer, "Secrets
of Jerusalem's Temple Mount", from 1998, was featured in,
"Bible Archeology Review". The book has a dozen possible
sites for the original Jewish Temple, which was destroyed by
the Romans in 70 AD. The Haram esh-Sharif, or what most of the
world calls the Temple Mount, is where all these locations must
be, & yet, I've noticed some anomalies with this almost universal
In the book, the Ritmeyers wrote that, "At the NW corner
of the Temple Mount stood the Antonia Fortress, built by by Herod
on the site of an earlier fortress & named after Mark Anthony,
the Roman commander. Josephus relates that the Antonia Fortress
was built as a 'guard to the Temple.' Manned by a Roman legion,
the fortress had a tower on each of its 4 corners. The SE tower
was 70 cubits high (approximately 112 feet) & so commanded
a view of the whole area of the Temple. Josephus tells us that
the Antonia Fortress was erected on a rock 50 cubits (approximately
80 feet) high & was situated on a great precipice, although
not a trace of the fortress itself has been found, one of the
large buttresses was revealed in the tunneling conducted along
the western wall by the Ministry of Religious Affairs."
Add that statement to the artists depiction of the Temple Mount
area prior to its destruction, & you'll notice that the Fortress
is level with it, and in no way could it "view the whole
area of the Temple." Also, when I showed several of my friends
this picture, they all thought that the fortress depicted was
tiny, and in no way could it hold no more than 1000 soldiers,
yet, a legion contains 3000 to 6000 soldiers! Its rather odd
when Josephus mentions that it survived the destruction of 70
AD, but, Leen says that "not a trace of the fortress itself
has been found."
Another problem with Ritmeyers' book, is that they say, "On
the Herodian street near the southwest corner of the Temple Mount,
the excavators found a large stone block with a Hebrew inscription
on it. Unfortunately, the end of the inscription is not on this
fragment. The piece containing the final letters of the inscription
had broken off, leaving the inscription to various interpretations.
The surviving part of the inscription can be vocalizes l'bet
hatqia lhak...which may be translated "to the place of trumpeting
l'hak-..." Various possibilities have been suggested to
complete l'hak--l'ha-kohn (for the priest); l'hekal (toward the
Temple); or l'hakriz (to herald [the Sabbath])."
The problem, is that the artists depiction on p. 28, shows a
priest blowing a trumpet & facing away from what would be
the Temple area. Clearly, the priest is standing on the southwest
corner looking south. In short, the evidence and the illustration
provide us with a clear indication that the real location of
the Temple was off of the Temple Mount entirely.
A final red flag, is that the dimensions of the Temple Mount
are 1590' X 1035' X 1536' X 912', and as the Ritmeyers admit,
"that is not exactly rectangular." This is true, but,
one would expect more precision in the building of God's House,
wouldn't you think so? The Ritmeyers conclude that a new Temple
will be built on Temple Mount and I agree with them.
IF THESE SHOULD HOLD THEIR PEACE, THE STONES WOULD IMMEDIATELY
Ernest L. Martin, who founded Associates for Scriptural Knowledge,
(ASK), shows in "The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot,"
beyond any doubt, that, what the world knows as the Temple Mount,
has nothing to do with a site where any past Temples were, or
where any future Temple site should be. What is known in Jerusalem
as the Temple Mount, is actually the remains of Fort Antonia,
which was a Roman City. The original site of the Temples was
about a football field south of these ruins, over the Gihon Spring.
When you go to the ASK website, www.askelm.com, you'll find fascinating
artwork of what the area most likely looked like too. For verification,
Dr Martin 1st turns to the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus says,
at Chapter 19:43-44:
"For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall
cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee
in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and
thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one
stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy
As a 2nd witness, he then quotes Luke again at 21:6, where
"As for these things which ye behold, the days will come,
in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that
shall be thrown down."
Similar accounts can also be found at Matthew 24:1-2, and
The Greek word Jesus used in this prophetic context to describe
the Temple and its buildings was 'heiron.' This means the entire
Temple including its exterior building, the walls, and the real
rock base, which was reckoned within the meaning of heiron. Scholars
date the writing of Matthew between 70 to 80 A.D. When Matthew
wrote his narrative, Jerusalem and the Temple were already destroyed
by the Romans. He could have left this out of his records, if
for all you had to do to disprove Jesus, was to open your eyes.
But he didn't because... NOT A TRACE OF IT WAS LEFT!
Further, consider Micah 3:12 which says:
"Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field,
and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountains of the house
as the high places of the forest."
Dr Martin includes eyewitness accounts by Josephus, as in
Wars VII.8,6: "And where is now that great city [Jerusalem],
the metropolis of the Jewish nation, which was fortified by so
many walls round about, which had so many fortresses and large
towers to defend it, which could hardly contain the instruments
prepared for the war, and had so many ten thousands of men to
fight for it? Where is this city that was believed to have God
himself inhabiting therein? It is now demolished to the very
foundations, and hath nothing left but that monument [Fort Antonia]
of it preserved, I mean the camp of those [the Romans] that hath
destroyed it, which [camp] still dwells upon its ruins; some
unfortunate old men also lie upon the ashes of the Temple, and
a few women are there preserved alive by the enemy, for our bitter
shame and reproach."
I really cannot do Dr Martins' book any justice by trying to
condense it. I'll just say that his conclusion is essential for
any research on the Temple.
The destruction of the Temple is ample proof that Jesus was the
prophesied Messiah, and that Jesus was who He claimed to be.
Without the Temple, all genealogical records are permanently
lost leaving us with no way to trace and verify a bloodline.
Any future claims by anyone being the Messiah after 70 A.D.,
would be by a pretender. "The Da Vinci Code" centers
around such a false bloodline, and can be proven to be a lie
by only one verse in the Bible. This verse was the centerpiece
of the scroll that the Ethiopian eunuch was reading when Phillip
preached to him about Jesus, and then baptized him.
Actually, you only need one line of the verse, if you believe
that all prophecies about Christ were fulfilled, and that He
did, in fact, fulfill all the Messianic prophecies. (If a = b,
then b = a). That verse is about the Suffering Servant, at Isaiah
53:8, where it reads: "And who shall declare his generation?"
This is a rhetorical question. The word 'generation' can be rendered
'genealogies' or 'descendants'. Who can say that Jesus was married
and had children? No one can! At the end of his 3 & 1/2 year
ministry, (in the middle of the week), He caused the sacrifice
and oblation to cease. With the perfect blood sacrifice of Jesus
Christ on the cross, further animal sacrifices in the Temple
were an abomination in God's eyes, and He had to make it desolate.
We can never go back to a sacrificial system inside an earthly
Temple, but, man will attempt to it, just the same.
In Ephesians 2:6, we learn that through Christ,God "...hath
raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places
in Christ Jesus." The heavenly place, or 'holy place' is
also mentioned in Matthew 24:15 as it reads:
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
stand in the holy place..."
Please notice, that this verse is not a fragmented description
of some action, but rather, an order to actually stand in the
Holy Place; in the heavenlies with Christ. To put it another
way, ever since Jesus ascended into heaven, & is now sitting
on the right hand of the Father, He is now saying, "Come
The ones playing a Satanic shell game will add 'ing' to 'stand'
to make the Bible conform to their theology. If the holy place
is the Holy of Holies inside the Temple, only the High Priest
would be allowed in and see it. For everyone to see the a-bomb
of desolation, it would have to be the Temple. To further illustrate
this point, I will now discuss the sister passage in which the
Ritmeyers, and Dr Martin don't bring up. At Mark 13:14, we have:
"But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not..."
We need to note that both passages mention something similar,
and yet distinct. Now, if both were combined by copy and paste,
with the repetitious words mentioned only once, it would look
something like this:
"But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not,
stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
In other words, any future Temple built by man would be an
abomination and ought not stand, but, it will be built, and it
will be built on the 'Temple Mount', where as Dr Martin had demonstrated,
could not have been built, nor should a future one be. There
is nothing preventing the Jews from building it at the historically
correct site, and when this Temple is built, expect the fit to
hit the shan, as it marks the entrance through the Great Tribulation.
AND THIS I SAY, THAT THE COVENANT THAT WAS CONFIRMED BEFORE IN
With these words from Galatians 3:17, and we see that when
compared to Daniel 9:27, they show that the "he" in
Daniel, is the Messiah. There are those who say that the "he"
is "the prince" mentioned in verse 26, because this
was the last person mentioned. However, this rule of theirs can
be shown to in error, by going back no further than Daniel 9:2,
which says: "In the 1st year of his reign, I Daniel understood
by books, the number of the years, whereof the Word of the LORD
came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish 70 years
in the desolation of Jerusalem." If you're to go by their
reasoning, then the "he" mentioned would have to be
Jeremiah, who would have to ensure that Jerusalem would remain
desolate for 70 years, even though Jeremiah was long dead &
buried. No, The "he" at Dan 9:27 is the same main focus
of verses 24-27, the messiah; and the "prince" at verse
26 was Prince Titus who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. It is the
Jesus Christ who confirmed the covenant (testament) with many,
at the last supper, when Jesus said to his disciples, "For
this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins." At Revelation 11:19, the same
ark of the covenant is referred to as "the ark of the testament."
The new covenant made by Jesus is "a better covenant,"
"the first covenant," as well as "the everlasting
covenant." Neither by the blood of goats, but by his own
blood Christ entered in once into the holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us.
We can never go back to the system of blood sacrifices in an
earthly temple, but, because the Jews continued Temple sacrifices,
despite the perfect sacrifice of Jesus, God destroyed the Temple.
In God's eyes, the Temple was then spreading abominations, so
he had to make it desolate.
FATHER, FORGIVE THEM; FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT WHAT THEY DO
Jesus, when He was on the cross, became our defense attourney,
& pleaded with the Father, to pardon us. There are two legal
terms to express, "not knowing what we do," & they
NON SUI JURIES Lat:not by his own authority or legal right.
Refers to those who are not legally competent to manage their
own affairs as regards contracts & other causes in which
this incompetency restricts exercise of sound judgment.
NON COMPOS MANTIS Lat:not having control over the mind or intellect;
not of sound mind; insane. In certain circumstances its effect
is lessened to mean only not legally competent.
So, in essence, when Christ was crucified, the lunatics were
running the asylum, & we really don't realize that since
the fall of man, the whole world has been Satanic. That is why,
when the god of this world tempted Jesus in the desert, he offered
Him all of it because he did, in fact, have it all in his hold.
Yet unlike God, he's not omnipresent, that is why he has his
his followers leave his fingerprints for him.
NEITHER DO MEN PUT NEW WINE INTO OLD BOTTLES
Rebuilding from the ashes, as the Phoenix, is the hope of the
secret societies. The world must be destroyed, to bring about
the Utopia of the surviving insiders, in the know. It was George
H. W. Bush who, during his Presidency, on September 11, 1990
said that "a New World Order - can emerge," and 11
years later, we're all familiar with the horrors of September
11, 2001. The granddaddy of these secret societies, the masons,
have been around since the Tower of Babel. These bricklayers
feature reverent depictions of the Temple, destroyed since 70
A.D. In its place now sits Islam's Dome of the Rock, but, the
crowning objective to the Freemasons would be to re-build the
Temple of Herod.
Michael A. Hoffman II wrote, in "Secret Societies &
Psychological Warfare", that..."In 1988, fundamentalist
Judeo-Christians joined with Cabalistic Rabbi's in the search
for the remains of a magical cow, the so-called 'Ashes of the
Red Heifer,' supposedly necessary to the construction of the
Third Temple, where Vandal Jones and his select crew have followed
the step-by-step instructions written 2,000 years ago in the
Copper Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls. At every juncture in the
dig they have found every little detail described in that 'map'
of the location of the Kalil containing the ashes of the red
heifer. The great importance of this search is in the fact that
only when the actual Kalil is found, in which is contained the
ashes of the last red heifer offered in sacrifice in Jerusalem
in A.D. 70, will the restored priesthood in Israel be able to
be sanctified by a sprinkling of these ashes. That has to be
accomplished for the priests to have
proper functions and sacrifices when Israel has its new Temple
in Jerusalem. When this sacred Kalil is actually in hand, the
Orthodox Jews will demand the Temple site where the Dome of the
Moslem shrine now stands.
"Vandal Jones' last report stipulated that his team will
return to the cave to finish the expedition and secure the sacred
Kalil. He works closely with the Hebrew University in Israel.
If Vandal is 'caught up' to glory (raptured) with us in September,
it will be the Jews themselves who will retrieve their sacred
'ashes of the red heifer' and be ready for their Temple.
"Both the New Age irrationalism of the Cabala and the hyper-rational
legalism of the Talmud, though seemingly antagonistic, work hand-in-glove
to support the emporium represented by the Temple of Herod the
Great. The formula of that Temple rule is an esoteric structure
of bureaucrats and administrators, esoterically informed by knowledge
of secret Satanic symbols, words and numbers."
MULTITUDES, MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION
In Daniel, it says that "Knowledge will increase."
Why do we think it will be Godly information, especially since
our government regulates us?
Christian dispensationalists who believe in a pre-tribulation
rapture, encourage all rebuilding efforts of the Jerusalem Temple;
& for what is actually, some very sinister motives. The followers
of the "Left Behind" theory know full well, that, in
their best case scenario, they will be raptured before the Temple
is rebuilt. Therefore, in expecting good from evil, a strange
partnership exists between Christians & Jews. As funds are
raised, the Jews get what they want; a renewed ability to perform
animal sacrifices under the old Mosaic law, while, as the Christians
(goyim) smile at them, they also give them the pie in the face,
being aware that these same Jews will be left behind to go through
the Great Tribulation. The jokes on them though, because they
will be left behind too. Only after the tribulation in these
days will He gather His elect together.
Originally I thought that September 11, of this year might see
another terrorist attack, and as that likely date passed, it
still remains my belief for some time that the Gog and Magog
War will occur some time prior to Inauguration Day of January
10, 2009. This will mark the beginning of the Great Tribulation,
and the soon to rebuilt Jewish Temple will verify this. Even
with Obama now elected, an Executive Order from our current President
could ensure that he remains in office past his current term
because of some 'National Emergency'. The Club of Rome wants
President Bush as the 1st world leader. The United Nations wants
to bring the total population of the world down to a more manageable
1 billion, thus eliminating most of the 'useless eaters.' Further
consider our rights we legislated away to keep us all in safety.
With our now global economic crisis, and our Sabre rattling with
Iran, our resources are stretched.
We may very well be wrong on who the Antichrist is, but this
would not be a salvation issue. With the many antichrists that
are in this world, the odds are that, even with all the clues,
we will get the ID of Mr A wrong, at least until the very end.
History has been full of nominees.
What is a salvation issue is getting the real Jesus correct.
Through the worst of troubles He will walk with you. Find the
real Jesus while you still can.
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN
John L. Moesche
VETS Place Central
3330 W. Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53208