When the Israeli Army captured the Temple Mount from the Jordanian Army in 1967, one of the Army officers leading the advance was Gershon Salomon (Pictured to the right). Moved by the Jews having taken control of the Temple Mount for the first time in centuries, he formed an organization called the Temple Mount Faithful later that year. Their stated objective was the development and building of the Temple on the Temple Mount that his armies had just captured. They were the first group to advocate the Jewish takeover of the Temple Mount. They tried several times in the 1970s and 1980s to accomplish this objective without success.
During this time, many Orthodox elements of this large organization broke with the Temple Mount Faithful and formed the Movement for the Establishment of a Temple and the Temple Institute. While the Temple Mount Faithful attempts to work withing the confines of Israel law, while other organization feel the Israeli government has purposely kept the Jews from even praying on the Temple Mount. Even to this day, many groups have begun "priestly training" for that time when the Jews will take the Temple Mount and rebuild the Temple. They have attempted to put forth legislation in the Knesset to bring this to pass. Officials of the Temple Institute have been given access to the Temple Mount, but they have been forbidden from engaging in any religious activities while on there.
The Christian Element
After many of the Orthodox Jews left the Temple Mount Faithful, Mr. Salomon turned to several Fundamentalist Christian groups for both funding and support for his endeavors. With the advent of Hal Lindsey's bestselling book, The Late, Great Planet Earth, many Christians became aware of the issue and decided to become part of this movement. Despite Mr. Lindsey's contentions in the book that an end-time world leader he called "the Antichrist" would build this Temple and then proclaim himself "God" in this Temple (Depending upon his interpretation of II Thessalonians 2:4), many Dominionist Christians have since objected to Mr. Lindsey's interpretation, claiming he is pulling this verse out-of-context to support his viewpoint. They have instead argued that the Temple needs to be rebuilt before Jesus Christ can return to earth and set up His Kingdom. They contend that it is up to them to "take the Temple Mount by force" and then rebuild the Temple (Matthew 11:12).
When billionaire businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election over former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he won partly with the support of many Dominionist Christians, some of who "prayed over him" during the Republican Primary Season. Since many of these people have contributed to his election successes, they will expect the now President Trump to help them achieve their goal of rebuilding the Temple. However, many of them do not understand how President Trump makes deals. He believes in the art of negotiation, the give and take necessary to make a business deal a reality. The Biblical word for this is compromise. Yeshua (Jesus) makes it clear what He thinks of people compromising their faith:
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)
Considering the Issues
Most Orthodox Rabbis, many Christian, and many Messianic Jewish elements object to any human effort to "rebuild the Temple" because they feel that the Messiah is the one who will rebuild the Temple. They quickly cite these verses in support of their contention:
And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. (Zechariah 6:12-13)
These pastors and rabbis remind people that "THE BRANCH" is none other that the Messiah, who will return to earth and build His Kingdom. The Christian and Messianic elements contend further that "THE BRANCH" is none other than Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashiach. That when He comes, He will rebuild the Temple and bring it to a greater glory than what was seen, even in the time of King Solomon.
When we run into issues like this one, with all sides claiming they have scripture to support their contentions, we understand that the Bible Codes have to become an arbiter to solve this issue. However, as we did our studies, we realized that our study was not going to be a simple matter of doing a code, proclaiming it to the world, and then expecting the world to fall in line behind whatever the Bible Codes decide. Instead, we were taken on a trek of Bible Codes that would show us both, what is happening now and what could happen in the future. Another code actually tells us how the Temple Mount will be prepared for a potential rebuilding of the Temple. To start our research, let's look into Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East.