Monday, June 13, 2011

The first rabbinically approved sacrifice in 1500 years has been performed in Israel

It's been 1500 years since there has been a rabbinically approved sacrifice to take place in Israel and the rabbis did approve a Gentile who trained under the leadership of selected rabbis to perform the sacrifice of two turtledoves recently in Israel. The ceremony took place in the Jordan Valley near Jericho as a number of rabbis watched to make certain all Levitical laws were kept in the offering of these two doves.

There are a number of religious Jews that have been preparing for the building of the temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem who believe that Jews need to become accustomed once again to the offering of animals for the sacrifices called for when the temple is once again standing in Jerusalem.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A rabbinically approved sacrifice being performed in Israel is tangible evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. Since the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70AD there has not been an opportunity for Jews to offer any of the required sacrifices called for under Levitical law. Over the last 2000 years there have been several occasions in different parts of the world where rabbis would approve the offering of animals in sacrifice but nothing compared to the days when the temple was standing in Jerusalem. Recently a Gentile, one trained by a number of rabbis, performed a sacrifice of two turtledoves in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea, the first rabbinically approved sacrifice in 1500 years.

This is a part of a program to prepare the Jewish people for the restoration of the sacrificial system that is called for in the first 7 chapters in the book of Leviticus. Daniel 9:27 reveals that the sacrificial system will be restored when there is a temple in Jerusalem. Even the Messiah's temple described in Ezekiel 40-46 calls for sacrifices to be restored as a part of daily Jewish life. There will be two temples in the future for the Jewish people, one in the Tribulation period and then another in the time of the Millennial Kingdom of the future. In both of these temples, sacrifices will be made. In fact for the next temple all preparations have been made and its ready to be built in Jerusalem even right now.

A sacrifice made in Israel recently is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.


  1. It's been awhile since I studied eschatology. Why do you think the Lord would have animal sacrifice being performed in the millennial kingdom? Thanks for reporting on this, I hadn't heard about it.

  2. It does mention sacrifices in the Millennial Kingdom which confuses many Christians since we know Jesus was the Lamb of God sacrificed once and for all for our sins.

    I am not qualified to comment on that, as I am merely a student of God's word and have much to learn.......however, I did hear a VERY good Messianic Preacher (Paul Cohen, who is director (Ariel Ministries) Australia) teach on this on his 4/23/10 podcast The Fourth Temple of Scripture. It was very interesting and addresses all the problems that Christians have with sacrifice in the Millenium as well as the differences between those sacrifices and the OT sacrifices. I HIGHLY recommend you hear it. Listen to it here: The Fourth Temple of Scripture or you may subscribe via Podcast URL .