Text Box: The Temple of His Body

(Posted 7-1-12, foreshadowing “things to come”)

Several years ago during the jubilee year watch of 1994 (Promise Study – “Tisha B’Av” - “The Third Watch”) we discovered a discrete 2,300-day time path (4/13/95-7/30/01) that interconnected Passover to Tisha B’Av (“9th day of the 5th month called Av”) which was the day of destruction for both the first and second temples. This was found to be of profound significance since our Lord also pointed out the literal destruction of the temple where He often taught in response to the disciples question regarding the timing for the end of the world.

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? {Mat 24:1-3}

Here Jesus is tying the Roman destruction of the Second Temple that occurred on the Feast of Tisha B’Av in 70 AD to the end of the world. “Tisha B’Av” meaning the 9th day of the 5th month also commemorates the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians in 587 BC. Traditionally, two other biblical calamities include the day when Moses broke the original tablets of stone due to the idolatry of the golden calf, as well the day when ten of twelve spies returned a bad report on their mission to search the land Canaan.

Most recently, in our observance of last year’s Feast of Dedication (2011) we realized that Noah’s entry on dry land identified with Enoch and the rapture being 365 days from the 5-21-11 when the salvation doors were shut. That Feast of Dedication (2011) was exactly 2300 days from the Tisha B’Av roughly six years prior. Along with May 21, 2011 concluding 23 years of tribulation, September 6, 1994 was also 2300 days from the close of the church doors at Pentecost, May 21, 1988. Given the unlikely circumstances of Christ’s prophecy where both temples were destroyed on the same date, which provoked the disciples to relate to the end of the world; we have long pondered the possibility of a deeper hidden message which could tie the date of Tisha B’Av to the timing of the end. Seeing the 2300 days pointing to Tisha B’Av is crucial because it points to the ultimate time when the temple will be cleansed,  which also historically happened at the observance of the Feast of Dedication (Hanukah) in 164 BC:

How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. {Dan 8:13-14}

After the flood, practically the entire account of scripture evolves around the historical events involving first and second temples. God’s promise of inheritance to Abraham, the exodus of Moses and conquest of Joshua targeted the land of Canaan where King David and Solomon established the First Temple as a place of worship and rest place for the ark. The witness of Jeremiah and Daniel prophesied its Babylonian destruction in connection with the end of the world.

At the decree of King Cyrus, contemporaries such as Ezra, Haggai and Zechariah committed to rebuilding the Second Temple through much adversity. Magnified under the re-construction of wicked King Herod, the Second Temple is where Christ taught, preached, judged and prophesying its destruction beyond His crucifixion in 70 AD. With so much biblical volume surrounding the existence of the temples, it seems almost natural that the final destruction of the world would also be timed with their destruction as well. An impending “third” Tisha B’Av against a spiritual temple would relate to the intended “purpose” of God, which the disciples also apparently understood:
And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? {Mark 13:2-3}

Ark of the Covenant


The First Temple, decreed under the reign of King David, took seven years to build by Solomon, his successor. Solomon spent thirteen years building his own house. (1King 7:1) The Lord promised him continued material and spiritual prosperity if he would only be like King David his father. The grand temple was built under God’s detailed instructions with a standard of luxury unprecedented in its time. Upon the seven-year completion, Solomon hosted an elaborate dedication and brought in the Ark of the Covenant. (1Kings 8:65-66) The dedication, lasting “eight days,” preceded the observance of the Feast of Tabernacles. After the dedication the Lord re-appeared and assured Solomon that indeed the temple had been blessed (2 Chronicles 7:1-6). The chronology of this account is closely resembles the our experiences lived today. Seven thousands years after the flood in 2011, God’s remaining watchman observe the Feast of Tabernacles in dedication to the wait and hope of the promise until the Lord’s reappearance.  From the temple’s destruction 587 BC to the year of spiritual restoration 2014 AD equals 2,600 years = 2³ × 5² × 13.

The Ark of the Covenant was designed for the Lord’s purpose to contain the two tablets of stone that inscribed the Ten Commandments, which God gifted the children of Israel specifically on Pentecost at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16, 20:1...). The Ten Commandants represents the Word of  wisdom which is the “Tree of Life,” a phrase God incorporates “ten” times in scripture. (Rev 22:14,  Proverbs 3:13-19)  Being presented on Pentecost, the “Ten Commandments” point to the final ten-day “Sabbath journey” the disciples had to travel to Jerusalem from the point where Christ had ascended (Acts 1:11-12) . Counting 50 (5 x “10”) weeks from the Spiritual Harvest date 5-21-12, the Promise studies have led to this year’s Ascension date May 8-9, 2013 to be the pivotal starting point for the final time-path (10 weeks) to the end in “like manner” to the disciples’ promise journey to Jerusalem (the word “promise” is found “50” (5x10) times in the bible). May 8, 2013 also matches Noah’s covenant dry-land date being the 27th day of the 2nd month (Gen 8:14-16). Exactly ten weeks (Sabbaths) later is Tisha B’ Av - 2013, which memorializes the destruction of both the First and Second Temples; the very same event that Christ relates and prophesizes on Mount Olives where He also ascended as “the end of the world.” (Matt 24:1-3) In parallel according to Jewish custom, the word used for ascend is “aliyah” which refers to the Diaspora or “ascent to Jerusalem,” It also refers to the honor of “going up” to the reading of the torah.

The Promise of  His Coming

As noted the Ark of the Covenant contained the two tablets of stone during Israel’s exodus from Egypt, which means that the Ten Commandments were intimately identified with God’s covenant or “promise” of eternity. This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” {Heb 10:16-17} The Hebrew word for the “ark” (Strong # H727) of the promise is “aron” and represents the presence of the Lord. Alternatively, in Gen. 50:26 the very same word aron is used for the “coffin” of Joseph who like Jacob harmoniously lived “110” years old. In other words, the two men of God lived until he fullness of their time plus a final “ten-period” journey to the promise. Jacob and Joseph were buried with their fathers in the land of inheritance (Canaan) purchased by Abraham (Gen 49:29-33). 


The Hebrew root word for Noah’s “ark” is different from the word used for the “ark” of the covenant. The ark of Noah stems from  Strong’s translation of “tebah” (H8392) , which is also the same word used for the basket that rescued infant Moses from the hand of Pharaoh. In this case the word “ark” emphasizes God’s protection and deliverance from certain death. 


However, as with English, the Greek translations in the New Testament ties all the “arks” together by using the same word for box (“Kibotos”  - G2787)  to translate the “ark of Noah” as well as the “ark of the covenant.” (See Hebrews 9:4 vs. Hebrews 11:7)

~ Excerpt from Promise study # 13 ~

Excerpt from Promise study # 13

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Text Box: 10 degrees 

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?  {Matthew 24:3}

Hezekiah’s sign...

Prophetic Harmony

With Tisha B’ Av (July 16, 2013) falling exactly “70 days” from the dry land date May 9, 2013 (27th day of the 2nd month -  New Moon Solar Eclipse) and exactly 10 weeks prior to the last day of Tabernacles 2013; it turns out that our ultimate conclusion regarding the timing of the destruction of the temple (Tisha B’Av)  is actually the “SIGN” of Hezekiah’s sundial returned 10 degrees backwards to know when to go up to the house of the Lord on the third day... (2 Kings 20:8-11)