Will a Third Jewish Temple Be Built Before Christ Returns?

(5th article in the Deceptive Doctrines Series)

In the last article of this series (Is the State of Israel in Existence Today Because the Jews Were Obedient to the Mosaic Covenant?) we saw that the current State of Israel could NOT be born of God because the Jews weren’t faithful to the Mosaic Covenant— the conditions God placed on them for living in the land of Canaan.

Conversely, we saw that the recreation of Israel was contrived by the Papacy and the Masonic Jewish Labor Zionists so the Pope could sit on David’s throne in Jerusalem and create a One World Government.

In this article I’d like to discuss what happens when the Pope comes to Jerusalem.  Will he build a 3rd Jewish Temple?  Will the Pope fulfill the Abomination of Desolation?  Is Jesus coming to save the Jewish nation?

But before I answer these questions, I’d like to review just who the Papacy is.  I don’t want there to be any doubt about WHO the Antichrist is.

The first thing I want you to realize is that the Antichrist, just like Jesus, has a BLOODLINE.  The Gospels give us a bloodline for Jesus (Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23b-38), but where does the Antichrist come from?

In my article, Decoding Scripture to Discover Antichrist, I showed you the bloodline of the Antichrist (or at least a methodology for finding the bloodline).  He comes from the line of Babel, the earliest accounting of the Mystery Religions of Babylon.

That’s why the Whore in the book of Revelation is referred to as MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Revelation 17:5).

The final antichrist system comes from the original antichrist system— the Mystery Religion of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)!

The goal is to follow the Mystery of Babel through time and see where it leads.  The Bible helps us.  We find that we can trace it through 7 world powers.  The 7th power coming out of the 6th.

The first 6 powers were:

1.  Egypt (1400 B.C.)
2.  Assyria (800 B.C.)
3.  Neo-Babylonia (606 B.C.)
4.  Medo-Persia (536 B.C.)
5.  Greece (330 B.C.)
6.  Rome (27 B.C.)

The 7th power would have 10 horns, or 10 kings (Daniel 7:7).  History shows us that at it’s demise Rome was broken into 10 kingdoms.  These kingdoms eventually became known as the HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.  Coming up among them would be another horn, an 11th horn (Daniel 7:8).

History show us that the 11th horn is the Papacy.  As you will see in a moment the 11th horn eventually becomes the 7th world power mentioned above.

The Roman Catholic Church would dominate world for centuries.  It did so OVERTLY through the administration of the Papal States.  It did so COVERTLY through underhanded dealings with the kings of the Holy Roman Empire.

Eventually the world would have enough.

The Papacy is Removed From Power

On September 20th, 1870, the Italian army under the command of General Raffaele Cadorna, marched into Rome and overthrew the Papacy and the military forces helping it.

On that day, Cadorna claimed Rome and the Papal States for the Kingdom of Italy.  The “little horn” (the Papacy) was removed from power.

The Papacy is Restored to Power

It wasn’t until February 11th, 1929 under the Lateran Treaty, that the Papacy regained power.  For their political support, Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, granted them their own sovereign state— THE VATICAN.

The Vatican Becomes the 7th World Power

Today the Vatican is thriving.  She is the single largest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence.  She possesses more material riches than any other institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state on the globe. 

By virtue of her ability to CONTROL FROM WITHIN (see my article, The Society of Jesus) she has become the 7th World Power to carry the Mysteries.  In fact, she IS the Mysteries.  She is the end time Mystery Babylon the Great (Revelation 17:5).  She is drunken with the blood of the saints (Inquisition).  The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies (Revelation 17:6; 18:3)

The Vatican is the Beast that was wounded then healed.

The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a BEAST coming out of the sea. It had ten horns (The Holy Roman Empire) and SEVEN HEADS (Egypt, Assyria, Neo-Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Vatican), with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.  The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.  ONE OF THE HEADS of the beast seemed to have had a FATAL WOUND, but the fatal wound had been HEALED.
Revelation 13:1-3

As we have seen through the Vatican’s history, she is the one who’s head was WOUNDED (General Raffaele Cadorna: September 20th, 1870), then HEALED (Lateran Treaty: February 11th, 1929). SEE ABOVE.

Back To the Present

From 1929 until the present, the Vatican via the Jesuits have been working to create a New World Order.  In my article, The Society of Jesus I showed you how they have infiltrated countries and corporations to win the hearts and minds of nations.  Their goal, like the Mystery of Babel before them, is to create a one world government.  They are on the verge of doing so.  When all the pieces are in place they will create a diversion, most likely a world war.  Then they will move on Israel and take the coveted seat in ZION.

The Abomination of Desolation

Will this move cause what is called the Abomination of Desolation?  Jesus refers to the abomination of desolation in Matthew 24: 

When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by DANIEL the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.
Matthew 24:15-16

Definition:  The Abomination of Desolation is the desecrating of the temple by placing that which is UNHOLY in it.

Daniel tells us about Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a Greek (Seleucid Dynasty) who desecrated the temple in 168 B.C..  References concerning him can be found in Daniel 8:13 and Daniel 11:31.  Antiochus IV Epiphanes desecrated the temple by setting up a pagan alter and sacrificing a pig on it.  He also erected a statue of Zeus.

In Matthew 24, Jesus uses Antiochus IV Epiphanes as a PROTOTYPE for what would happen to Jerusalem and the temple in the near future.  Just 36 years later, the Roman Prince Titus, would enter Jerusalem and desecrate the temple by erecting a statue of Zeus.  He would also destroy Jerusalem and scatter the Jews worldwide.

What Will Happen in the End Times

Only in Daniel 12:11, do we get a true sense of what will happen in the end times.  Here we read:

And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
Daniel 12:11-12

Here we see that when the end time Antichrist (Pope) comes to Jerusalem he will cause the “daily sacrifice” to cease.  From this we can learn that the Jews must have re-instituted the sacrifices.

Isn’t a Rebuilt Temple Necessary for Sacrifices to Begin?

Apparently not.  When the Jews returned from their captivity in Babylon (536 B.C.) they conducted sacrifices BEFORE the second temple was rebuilt (Ezra 3:1-6).

Modern day Jews are doing the same.

Jews Practice Pesach Sacrifice, Declare: We Are Ready!

But isn’t a temple necessary for the Antichrist to desecrate it?

People get this idea from the following scripture:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in THE TEMPLE OF GOD, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-4

Here we see Antichrist sitting in the “Temple of God”.

Futurists use this to “prove” that a temple must be built.  “How could the Antichrist be sitting in the Temple of God if it weren’t rebuilt”— they ask?

But let me ask you, “Do you think that God would call a Jewish Temple— His Temple?  Yes of course there was a time in history when God’s presence rested in a Jewish Temple.

But do you recall what happened when Jesus died on the cross?

The veil of the temple was ripped from top to bottom to expose the Holy of Holies.

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.  And, behold, the veil of the temple was RENT in twain from the TOP TO THE BOTTOM; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Matthew 27:50-51

The tearing of the veil, ended in God’s eyes the need for a sacrificial system!  Jesus was God's complete and final sacrificial Lamb for the sins of mankind.

And because they rejected Him, Jesus said that their “house was left unto them desolate”.

"Behold, your house is left unto you desolate."
Matthew 23:38

Therefore God’s presence no longer dwells in a Jewish temple.  The Bible tells us that God’s presence dwells in the hearts of men— for all who TRUST Him.

Know ye not that YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16

So what does it mean when we read that the Antichrist sits in the Temple of God?  It means that he attempts to sit in the hearts and minds of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH.  He attempts to pawn himself off as a Christian leader.

Isn’t that exactly what the Pope of Rome is trying to do?  He calls himself the “Vicarivs Filii Dei”, interpreted “In Place of the Son of God”, or in place of the leader of the Christian church— Jesus Christ.

The Beast of Revelation 13 has a number: 666 - Antichrist, Vatican Pope Triple Crown

What Happens When the Pope Sets up His Throne in Jerusalem?

When we understand that a 3rd Jewish Temple is not discussed in scripture and we understand that the Antichrist sits in the trappings of a “Christian Temple”, we get a better idea of what happens when he sets up his throne in Jerusalem based on Daniel 12:11.

1.  He will stop Jewish sacrifices that are being conducted there.

2.  He will erect a statue of himself to be worshipped.  This is the Abomination of Desolation.

3.  From the time that the statue is set up to the time that the Messiah returns there will be 1,290 days (Daniel 12:11).

4.  30 days after the Abomination of Desolation many will flee into the wilderness for 1,260 days.  Of those, the 144,000 (a symbolic number of perfection) will be protected (Revelation 12:14).

5.  Jerusalem will be controlled by Antichrist for 42 months until Messiah returns (Revelation 11:2)

The following chart highlights what’s just been explained:

Note: For a larger image, click on the chart.

What Will Happen to the Jews Living in Jerusalem

Because the Antichrist is such an affront to the Jews and because the “sealed church” is living and witnessing there, many Jews will come to know Jesus as their Messiah.

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
Romans 11:26

Some of these Jews will escape into the wilderness, others will die a martyrs death.

Are the Jews God’s Chosen People?

God’s chosen people are those who choose Him according to the PROMISE.  What promise?

Abrahamic Covenant— a Promise of Inheritance

1.  Abraham was promised SALVATION because he believed God.  His faith was credited to him as righteousness.

Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Galatians 3:6

2.  Abraham was also promised LAND.

For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy SEED for ever.
Genesis 13:15

But who is the SEED of of Abraham?

Now TO ABRAHAM AND HIS SEED were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy SEED, WHICH IS CHRIST.
Galatians 3:16

The promises of inheritance, (salvation, land) were given to Abraham and his SEED, which is CHRIST and to those BORN IN CHRIST.

Therefore a TRUE JEW is one who believes in Jesus, the Messiah by faith.  Just because you are a Jew ethnically does not make you a child of God.

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:  BUT HE IS A JEW, WHICH IS ONE INWARDLY; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Romans 2:28-29

A true Jew will also receive as his inheritance the entire WORLD.

It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be HEIR OF THE WORLD, but through the righteousness that comes by FAITH.
Romans 4:13

This will occur at the second coming of Christ when He comes to claim His Kingdom in Jerusalem.


In this article, we’ve seen what happens when the Pope comes to Jerusalem and sets up a One World Government.  We’ve explored the history of the Roman Catholic Church showing you why the Papacy is the revived Roman empire.

We’ve seen that a 3rd Jewish Temple does not have to be built because the temple referred to in 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4, describes where God’s presence sits— in a Christian or the CHRISTIAN CHURCH.  That the Pope claims to sit in this church, can be seen in the 3 tiered crown he wears.  It states that the Pope is VICARIVS FILII DEI— that he sits “In the Place of the Son of God”— on the throne of David, the place where Christ is to sit.  The very definition of Antichrist!

Dear reader we need to be alarmed at what’s going on in our world.  I fear we are very close to The Great Tribulation.

My prayer is that the false teachings of “Balaam” as discussed in the Introduction of this series won’t lead you astray.

Christ warns us when he says:

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues (The Roman Catholic Church).
Revelation 18:4