Third Temple and the Two Witnesses-Revelations Chapter 11 Part One by Reuven ben Gershom
The Three relevant Temples in Yerushalayim - Jerusalem:
In Revelation chapter 11, specific reference is made regarding temple services as well as the desecration of that temple in the middle of the tribulation. Therefore we should be asking, “What temple are we speaking about?” First we should be looking at history as well as the prophecies regarding Israel and we will find that there are references to the three temples:
1: This temple was built by King Solomon and it is known as the “First Temple.” Sadly the temple was destroyed just prior to the Babylonian captivity, but after Israel and Judah returned to Jerusalem it was slowly, but eventually rebuilt. It was still referred to as the first temple.
2: The next temple was built for the Hebrews by *King Herod the Great in the last century long before the coming of Yahushua our Messiah. It is known as the “Second Temple.”
3: The next temple to be built will be the “Third Temple” and it will arise very fast during tribulation period, being the 70th year-week of Daniel, after a covenant is made with the Anti-messiah, also knows as the Beast. It will be a grand and a huge structure as the image above so clearly shows. It will be built by the Ultra Orthodox Hebrews for the right reasons in their hearts, well, I suppose of sorts, considering they just do not know their blessed Saviour. But, once they commence to use it that will be only for around three to no more than four years maximum, for in the middle of the tribulation this temple will be hideously desecrated by that evil one, the Beast, also known as the Anti-messiah, being led by that false prophet and Satan. We need to understand that this is the evil trinity which is the evil pagan curse of the globe, both then and sadly even today!
The apostle, Yochanan - John described the measuring of the temple, as well as its desecration as follows:
“Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying: Rise and measure the temple of Elohim, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the Sanctified city under foot for forty-two months.” Revelations 11:1-2.
*King Herod the Great was born from a wealthy, influential Idumaean family, and the Idumaeans came out of the Edomites who were the descendants of Esau. They were converted to the faith of Israel by the Hasmoneans, although Herod supported his faith in part, but also Rome and other faiths as he was extremely suspicious, as well as being one of the most evil of men!
The Beast and end of sacrifices – a new covenant:
Amazingly this prophecy was written some 25 years after the second temple had been destroyed by the Romans in 69 AD, and thus it can therefore only refer to a third future rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. This third temple will be completed and used during the first half of the tribulation period for services by the new priests of Israel; however, after a certain event occurs in Jerusalem, the temple will be desecrated by the Beast who is also called the Anti-messiah, known to the “Christian” world as “Anti-Christ.” Apart from the prophecy in Revelation chapter 11, there are various other references related to the third temple in the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!
“Then he (and he was directly referring to the anti-messiah), shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (“one week” = week of seven years), but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.” Daniel. 9:27.
The termination of the sacrifices in the middle of the tribulation period will coincide with the time when the Beast will assume his role as evil military dictator and declare himself to be the elohim (god) and have an image of himself placed inside the temple. In fact inside the Sanctified (Holy) of Holies, where in the past only the High Priest entered only once a year to bring a blood sacrifice for the nation and sprinkle it on the replacement of the original “Ark of the Covenant” of the true YaHVaH Elohim, this the evil one will order his image to be placed there and demand it to be worshipped in the place of the true Elohim. Regarding this evil and rebellious act, Daniel says:
“And forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. … Then the king (the Beast) will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and will speak monstrous things against the Elohim of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done.” Daniel 11:31, 36.
Our beloved Messiah Yahushua also referred to the abominable image of the beast that will be erected in the temple at the beginning of the second half of the seven year tribulation period, described as the great tribulation:
“Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the Sanctified place … then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains … For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Mattityahu - Matthew 24:15-21.
The apostle Shaul - Paul of Tarsus also mentions the Beast’s desecration of the temple in the middle of the tribulation, when he describes him as:
“… the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshiped, so that he sits as Elohim in the temple of Elohim, showing himself that he is Elohim.” 2 Thessalonians. 2:3-4.
However, it is in Revelation chapter 13 where the full implications are clearly spelt out regarding the placing of the image of the Beast in the temple and of the forced worship of the Beast as the self-declared god of this world:
"He (that is the false prophet) was granted power to give breath to the image of the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak and cause as many that would not worship the image of the Beast to be killed.” Revelations 13:15.
In the middle of the tribulation the Beast will declare himself to be “God.” He will not only stop the Hebrew religious sacrifices, but he will put a stop to ALL religions, as he will exalt himself above every god that is worshipped throughout the world, for he will claim that he is “the only God!” Therefore that will mean total obliteration of every religion and thus all these will be substituted with the universal worship of the Beast by people of all faiths, or they will die!
We know that the Beast will as an end-time ruler will be a living human being on the earth during the Second Coming of Yahushua THE Messiah (Revelation 19:19; 2 and Thessalonians. 2:8).
Satan’s conflict is ongoing until?
We should realise that a great deal of animosity that will come against Satan’s (the Beast’s) temple is not just confined to the end-time. It is recorded that through the ages the Temple Mount has been and sadly still is one of Satan’s prime targets. Why is that? The reason is because YaHVaH Elohim chose to establish His Name on that Sanctified site in Jerusalem, a place that He gave to the Children of Israel FOREVER to be their Capital!
In addition, from there He made many vital and important revelations (Tehillim - Psalms 48; 132:13-15). Jerusalem, or as it is also known as Zion, is also the place to where our Messiah Yahushua will return as His feet will touch down on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem (Zecharyah - Zechariah. 14:4) and He will have destroyed His enemies. Yahushua will then walk down and cross the Kidron Valley and enter the temple site through the Eastern Gate, which is also known as the Golden Gate and He will proclaim His position as Messiah-King and restore the throne of David for His Millennial reign. Blessed be His Name!
The “Golden Gate,” as it is called in general “Christian” literature, is the oldest of all the current gates in Jerusalem’s Old City Walls. In more ancient times, the gate was known as the “Beautiful Gate.” Hebrews used to pray for mercy at the gate, hence the name Sha’ar Ha’racha’mim,” - “The Gate of Mercy.” But for many years now, there are mostly two names that are associated with this very special gate, 1; the “Eastern” or 2; the “Golden Gate.”
The Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent who was in control of the land in Jerusalem had heard about the prophecy how the Messiah of Israel would be returning through that gate and be the King of Israel. Thus he decided to completely seal the gate in such a way it could never be opened by man, for not only was the entrance on both sides closed and sealed, but even the inside porch was completely filled with large stone blocks, thus no man could possibly open it. The Sultan felt that this would prevent this great Hebrew Messiah’s return into Jerusalem as was prophesied.
For many centuries the prophecy and events, be it the Passover, as well as the temple blood sacrifices have prophetically demonstrated Elohim’s plan of salvation, such as the atoning death and the shedding of the blood in and through our Saviour Yahushua, who would complete and end the shedding of blood sacrifices once and for all. Every sacrificial animal that was brought through the Sheep Gate to the temple to be sacrificed pointed to the “Lamb of Elohim” who would be slain for the sins of humanity.
Thus now you can understand why Satan, the adversary, or the evil one, and his wicked hordes so intensely hate this precious place, whist the world is trying to take it from the Hebrews and give the Sanctified City of YaHVaH Elohim, and the Mount to the Palestinian’s who never even owned it in the past. For who are they historically? For originally they were the Philistines and their land is located in the Gaza region along the coast line, which has long been returned to them. Remember it was the Philistines who fought Israel and stole the Sanctified (Holy) Ark of the Covenant and YaHVaH Elohim cursed these evil pagan people, who were and sadly still are the children of Satan the adversary!
Elohim’s intention has always been to transform the Temple Mount into a place where He, the Creator of Heaven and Earth and all that is therein is worshipped and that day will come when Yahushua has returned!
But today we are living in the preparation time of the closing chapters that is heading all of us toward the new “One World System,” where there will be a “Cashless Society” that is almost ready to begin, and later there will be the universal worshipping of the Beast here during his evil reign on earth. Since the seventh century in 638 AD, which was six years after the death of Mohammed, the Temple Mount has been in Arab hands (they were not Palestinian). It is as if Satan challenges Elohim through the temples of a foreign god on this site, which is intensely sacred to the Hebrews and the faithful in Messiah. Yet, as we all know, the “Al Aqsa Mosque” and the “Dome of the Rock” now stand there, yet, amazingly the Islamic prophet himself has never ever been to Jerusalem and he never makes mention of the city in any of his writings! So why is Jerusalem so important to the Muslims, well they are followers of the moon god and other multi deities, why do you think there is a moon on their mosques and flags? The truth is they are in reality pagans. Read who is Allah? Then use the link at the bottom on that page.
But yet, for some reason, the Dome of the Rock sits right on top of the rock where YaHVaH Elohim commanded Avraham to sacrifice his son, Yitzchak - Isaac, who was a type, a picture of the Messiah. Many do not know this, but on the dome of the Rock the following words are inscribed: “God does not have a son!” The question is why would Muslims make such an outrageous statement right there on this mountain? Obviously they are being led by Satan. They say that they regard it as “blasphemous if anyone says that God has a Son,” and they will spit on the ground or in your face if you claim it, in contempt. In addition, Allah who is mentioned in the Koran is not the Elohim found in our blessed Scriptures! Further more, the Muslims claim it was Ishmael, not Isaac, who was to be sacrificed on Mount Moriah. Clearly, ‘Ishmael’ is still mocking ‘Isaac’ (Bereshis - Genesis. 21:9). However, who ever said that the Muslims are descendents from Ishmael anyway, for they are from many nations, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Syrians and the list goes on. The only descendants of Ishmael would be some of the Bedouin in Saudi Arabia and a part of Jordan.
Rebuilding of the temple:
For a good number of years there have been much work and preparations at hand towards the rebuilding of a new, or the third temple. Obviously it will be built on its original site (not where the Dome of the Rock stands) on the Temple Mount and is in planning by many of the ultra “Orthodox Jews”, those who are known as the “Chassidim.”
The Chassidim includes a good number of groups and the Jewish cult known as the “Lubavitcher Movement” who operates from their “Chabbad Houses” around the world and have slowly taken over 90% of the general orthodox (non Chassidic) Synagogues. This evil cult is based in the USA. A friend in Israel received a card from one of their followers who is one of their missionaries as they are quite active in that field amongst the Hebrews. When he read it, he posted it to me, and on it there is a photo of their late Rabbi Schneerson and below is written the following unbelievable and evil statement … “This is the God Mashiach.”
This wicked Jewish group also practices countless pagan rites and teaches great error, much in the same way as sadly the greater “Christian Church” does, with their erroneously appointed day of rest on “the venerable day of the Sun.” as stated and commanded by Constantine in 321 AD. We need to remember that he was always a worshipper of the sun god till the day of his death. Also it is the church who introduced the pagan feast of Ishtar or Oestre (Easter) the moon and sun gods, as well as the famed moon egg, for this is their sex related feast of remembrance, therefore there is the bunny at that pagan sex feast of Oestre (Easter)! Then there is what they dare to call “Christmas” or “A mass for Christ”, which has nothing to do with our beloved Saviour Yahushua whatsoever! For if we check the Scriptures we will know that He was not born anywhere near that time of the year, but it has a lot to do with the pagan gods once more. Also these Babylonian feasts originate a thousand or so years before our precious Saviour even came to the earth and walked with men! Please beloved, read my articles on these evil and horrid feasts and all will come very clear how the world has been deluded by Satan! Visit the Main Index.
Now back to the rebuilding of the third temple. Some Israelis may cherish the idea of the temple being rebuilt, for obviously it would be their ultimate dream and it would be like crowning their capital city with glory! But the truth is really this, the vast majority of Israelis are secular, sinful and godless to the extreme and thus many may think it great and that it would be a nice building and good for the country, but it would have no religious significance to them whatsoever! There are those of course who regularly go to their Synagogues who would be from mildly interested to greatly hopeful, but the whole idea is driven by the ever growing numbers of non working, attributing to the nation financially ultra Orthodox Jews, who have considerable power in Government.
Thus, now that Israel is their homeland and Jerusalem is their capital once again, they feel that this is the best time to commence the whole idea of rebuilding the temple. However, the biggest obstacles in their way is obviously the fact the huge profile that Islam has had for some time with the two structures sitting on the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque. Muslims allege that Mohammed ascended to heaven from the rock that the Dome of the Rock has been built. But the truth is however that Mohamed never visited Jerusalem at any time and he never at any time mentions the city in his writings, Mecca yes, Jerusalem, no! It was only later that for some reason, Satan placed it into the pagan based religion that this city suddenly became their third holiest place on earth and that is after Mecca and Medina, thus it is not even their most important city. Therefore if Mohamed did go to heaven from the rock in Jerusalem you would think it would receive a greater and a more dominant place in Islam, but as there is no record of this, they ended up giving it a mere third. The Dome of the Rock was recently restored at a high cost, including new golden plates on its dome this is an indication that Islam has no intention of leaving the Temple Mount.
Biblical scholars over the years have thought that the Dome of the Rock was on the same place that the first and Herod’s temples had stood, but archaeological excavations has now very clearly disproved this and located its actual site. The Temple of Israel was build directly north of the Dome of the Rock and there would be about 3½ metres between the two buildings.
Beloved, we need to keep in mind that the Beast will offer himself as the common messiah of all the faiths, it is to be expected that both the third temple of man and the Dome of the Rock will stand together, for Islam, Judaism and Christianity will then co-exist as sister religions with all the other amalgamated world religions for 3½ years. Thereafter the crisis of Daniel 9:27 will arise when the Beast will declare himself as being the only “god” in the temple. The Jews will then reject him and break their covenant with him!
As we have already learned earlier there has been considerable Israeli pressure groups, mostly from the Ultra Orthodox Chassidim, who campaigned and planned for the rebuilding of this new third temple for at least 45 or more years. They have formed into a powerful and a well-known organisation called the “Temple Mount Faithful”, which was originally established by Gehrson Solomon very soon after the Six Day War in 1967. Their objective is to free the Temple Mount from what they call its “illegal Arab occupation.” After the restoration of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount during the Six Day War to the State of Israel as its capital, the former minister of defence, Moshe Dayan, transferred the civil administration of the 35 acres of the Temple Mount to a Muslim council, the “Waqf.” Solomon’s group describes this decision as a “great shock” and it being an error, thus it was a major set-back for the temple project.
Over the years Solomon’s group has made countless attempts to gain control over the Temple Mount. Although it is still a Muslim stronghold, The Temple Mount Group believes that the Jewish temple will be built on the Mount in the very near future. In 1990, this group attracted the attention of the international media when they asked permission to lay the cornerstone of 4½ tons on the temple site. Yet permission was denied, and the Government advised the Muslim authorities on the Temple Mount accordingly, thus riots broke out. Muslims ended up stoning Jewish worshippers located far down at the Western Wall, even though they had nothing to do with that group, but the Muslims had been provoked, thanks to the Jewish Government! Their actions of violence forced the Israeli soldiers to open fire on them and during the ensuing violence some 17 Arabs lost their lives.
At a later date Solomon’s group once again attempted to lay the corner-stone, but like the last time again without success. These Orthodox activists are convinced that they will ultimately achieve their purpose. Gehrson Solomon says “that God commanded him to introduce a new period in Israel’s history in which the restored temple service will play a vital role.” However the author personally doubt that statement very much, for it would be more likely have come from another source entirely as the next temple is NOT the temple of Elohim and it will not be blessed!
Not all the religious leaders in Israel are prepared to provoke violence in their efforts to secure Jewish rights on the Temple Mount. Rabbi Jehuda Getz, the chief rabbi of the Western Wall said that; “It is not for man to decide how the Jews will gain control over the Temple Mount. That is a matter for Elohim.” Getz expressed the opinion that the time is not yet ripe for the temple to be rebuilt. He says that a prophet must first come and indicate the exact spot where the altar should be. In the meantime, no one can start construction work on the temple until this prophet has come.
In spite of these stumbling-blocks to the rebuilding of the temple, an organisation called the Temple Institute is busy preparing for this event. They oversee the manufacturing of golden and silver artefacts, as well as ceremonial pitchers and vessels that must be used in the restored temple. The Institute also exhibits various items such as the linen robe that the priests must wear, the cap of the high priest, as well as harps, trumpets, fire-pans, etc.
The Institute’s director of public affairs, Chaim Richman, says that “his organisation do their work in obedience to HaSHEM” (The LORD), which is YaHVaH of course. The Institute does not see itself as a political organisation and consequently does not negotiate with the Muslims or try to drive them from the Temple Mount. Their objective is purely religious, within the framework of the Jewish religious laws, to try to expedite the building of the temple by peaceful means.
Furthermore, there is a school for the training for a number of levitical priests in Jerusalem. Should the temple be built at short notice, well-trained priests must be available to conduct temple services. It is accepted, and DNA tests have tended to confirm, those Jews with the surname of Cohen and Kaplan, among others, who are descended from the tribe of Levi and are therefore eligible to be trained as priests. To be an expert in Jewish law demands knowledge of all the laws prescribed in the Torah, as well as rabbinical rules in the Talmud. According to orthodox Jews all these laws and traditions must all be revived and honoured in the Messianic era for which the temple will be rebuilt. Dramatic events are expected in the near future in Jerusalem and those who have a prophetic expectation and they feel that the time for all this is near.
For all the faithful that have just read the above statement, one must feel rather sad for the Children of Israel, for they, that is the Orthodox really believe that they must uphold ALL the Torah Laws, including the sacrifices, as well as those man-made laws. How tragic, when we know that Messiah Yahushua has come and … “for Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” I Corinthians 5:7.
Thank You our blessed Saviour, for You have given everything, for You suffered for us and you gave your life for us, meaning all those who believe, and repented of their sins and continue to live according to Your commandments and ways will enter into the “Kingdom of Elohim” and will have eternal life! HalleluYAH.
The Two Witnesses:
Considering the world will be in total spiritual darkness after the true faithful in Yahushua THE Messiah will have been removed and separated by the power of Elohim, He will have raised up two special witnesses to gather a harvest for the Kingdom of Elohim from amongst Israel as well as from the nations during the next three and a half years!
Revelation 7:14 looks ahead at the results as the angel reveals to Yochanan - John some of the works that the Two Witnesses will accomplish by the power of Elohim. And the angel states; “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation.” The same chapter also mentions the 144,000 Hebrew evangelists (verse 4) who will obviously enter into an evangelistic ministry.
Revelation 11, a mention is made of these two witnesses who will be used by Elohim to proclaim the truth of His World to a people that has been led astray for over two thousand years, even by the churches, as well as the new age and other evil and satanic cults, and these two men will strongly rebuke the beast, ala anti-messiah, the false prophet, the sinful, and all of Elohim’s enemies!
“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before YHVH of the earth. If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Master (Yahushua) was crucified. For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from Elohim entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here’ and they ascended to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the Elohim of heaven.” Revelations 11:3-13.
Various commentators are of the erroneous opinion that the two witnesses will be Eliyahu - Elijah and Moshe - Moses, reincarnated in mortal physical bodies, who will return to the land and people of Israel. However, the truth beloved is, that both men died right here on earth and they will not be resurrected until those who are asleep in Him will rise first, and then those who remain alive will be caught up in the air! Many will say, but Eliyahu was taken up in a chariot in the air, and we know the rest of the story. BUT beloved do you really?
Let us look at the question regarding Eliyahu – Elijah catching up!
Friends, I stand strong on the words of Yahushua our beloved Redeemer, for He did not and never will tell us any lies. For He very clearly stated that … “No MAN has ascended to heaven,” but did you not just say that the faithful were “caught up,” etc? well that needs clarification and that follows! Believe me, not a single person has ever been close to YaHVaH Elohim’s throne, except of course He who came from Him and returned to Him and that was Messiah Yahushua!
There is no doubt that as can be read in 2 Kings 2:11 that Eliyahu was indeed taken up in a miraculous manner into the AIR, which in Hebrew is “Mayim”, and he was safely transported to another location. Now, you might say, how can you possibly say that, for the Word say’s He was taken to Heaven, thus you are wrong!
Well as I have already indicated, the word “Mayim” in Hebrew means the “Air”, even “Clouds”, and as Strongs number 8064 also states; “… alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move.” Thus we are clearly speaking of a space within our own atmosphere and not out there in the far reaches of space, of a place we may think of as heaven where our Heavenly Father resides! But then, He is everywhere, He is with you right now, for if you are a true believer in Yahushua THE Messiah, your body is a temple and He lives in you!
Let me share a truth with you, and this comes from the Word of Elohim, and this will shed a brand new light on the whole event! When Eliyahu was taken away during the reign of King Jehoshaphat who ruled Judah (and he was the 4th.king of Judah) you will find Jehoshaphat mentioned in 2 Kings 1:17 and 2 Kings 3:11 & 12, and Eliyahu’s removal in 2 Kings 2:11 is obviously in the heart of it all.
HOWEVER - Years later after the faithful king Jehoshaphat had died Eliyahu the prophet of Elohim, now living somewhere in security wrote and sent a letter to king Jehoram, who was now the new king in Jerusalem. This is his letter …
“Jehoram received a letter from Eliyahu the prophet, which said: “This is what YHVH, the Elohim of your father David, says: ‘You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah.” 2 Chronicles 21:12.
Now does this come as a shock to you? For you preachers, ministers and priests have been teaching you that Eliyahu was taken up to heaven and was with our Heavenly Father, yet the truth is, as is shown to us very clearly in the Word of YHVH Elohim, that many years later, the very same Eliyahu writes a letter of warning to the new king warning him what would happen to him because of his evil ways. I will now provide Eliyahu’s letter from the book of 2 Chronicles and then the result of this evil king’s life and horrid death.
“Jehoram received a letter from Eliyahu - Elijah the prophet, which said: “This is what YHVH, the Elohim of your father David, says: ‘You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah. But you have walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute them selves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your father's house, men who were better than you. So now YHVH is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow. You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.” YHVH aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites. They attacked Judah, invaded it and carried off all the goods found in the king’s palace, together with his sons and wives. Not a son was left to him except Ahaziah, the youngest. After all this, YHVH afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels. In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great pain. His people made no fire in his honour, as they had for his fathers. Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.” 2 Chronicles 21:12-20.
Thus beloved, I pray that it has now become totally clear that Eliyahu was still alive many years after he was taken up in a whirlwind, which the Almighty indeed did by His blessed and mighty hand, for YaHVaH removed him and allowed Elisha a “double portion” in order for him to continue the work that Eliyahu had commenced, but for reasons of His own YaHVaH took Eliyahu His faithful servant to somewhere else on this earth, to live in another and a safe place! Only YaHVaH Elohim knows why He had to remove him! But, later he would have died like any other of the faithful prophets of the Father and he will be raised up in that day to come as will the greatest prophet of the Tanach, the Old Covenant, Moshe - Moses!
Regarding the case of the catching away of the faithful in Messiah Yahushua, I believe it will be very much the same, for we do know that the Tanach, the Old Covenant has shown us very clearly so many times the principles of what is to come, and we are destined for this earth and the Millennium reign will be here for one thousand years, the Kingdom of Elohim will be on the New Earth, and of course a New Heaven, etc! Where will we be? I do not know, but it will be in a place of safe keeping that the blessed Father and our Saviour will have prepared. The Good News is that our wonderful Saviour is the “Door of Hope!
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