I'm new to studying Jewish history, so this may be old news to some or most of you but I was surprised.....to say the very least, when I found out that a man named Moshe Dayan had captured the temple mount during the 6-day war of 1967..................and 12 hours later gave it away to the enemy - to the their own surprise! The temple mount! The most sacred of all their sites!
I keep scratching my head over this and wondering WHY?!? The only possible reason I could think of (from limited knowledge) is that perhaps the secular government was averse to the renewing of Torah worship & sacrifices to resume.
An online friend in a discussion on this very subject was helpful and wrote directly to the Temple Institute to ask the same question:
I wrote a short email to the Temple Mount Faithful, asking about this, and the Temple Mount Institute replied with the following data:
"The Israeli defense Minister at the time, Moshe Dyan personally made the decision and was responsible for handing the Temple Mount back over to the WAQF (Islamic Trust) just a few hours after Israeli soldiers captured it. He said he did this because he was afraid of Islamic retaliation and to foster peace with the Arabs. Basically, he was a complete secularist and saw absolutely no value in Israel keeping the Temple Mount. It was a horrible crime and sin and it never should have happened. The same thing is happening today.........."
Did you know............ (Exo 26:31 describes the inner veil of the tabernacle): The inner veil separated the Holy Place (which contained the Altar of Incense, the lampstand, and the table for the bread) from the Most Holy Place, or Holy of Holies (which contained the ark of the Covenant and the mercy seat)..............Jewish historian Josephus reported that the veil was four inches thick, was renewed every year, and that horses tied to each side could not pull it apart. It barred all but the high priest from the presence of God.
Mat 27:51 tells us at the moment of Christ's death on the cross that veil was torn from top to bottom "And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split."-
The Exo. veil and the Matt. veil are 2 different "temples". The first being the tabernacle which moved around with the Hebrews in the desert during their 40 years wandering, being assembled and disassembled at each place they camped. Eventually Solomon built the first temple The latter is in the actual 2nd temple of the Jews (destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Romans) and was probably about 18" thick!!!
All preparations for the third temple have been finished. All the garments, implements, etc. exactly as per God's description in the Bible. Personally, I believe the rapture will occur before the 3rd temple is again on this earth. Either way..........Maranatha!