Jerusalem the “city of David”. So called by the Old Testament Scriptures; and given to the nation of Israel. In Jerusalem is a mount on which at the present time stands a mosque of Islam. It is on a sight which is respected by two groups of people.
It is respected by the Jews because of it being the place of Solomon’s Temple which he built by request of his father David. It was a glorious temple of beauty, sacred devotion to Jehovah [YHWH], and great design. It is respected by Islam because that is the place where Al Aqsa Mosque is presently standing.
There is still a battle raging over this special site in Biblical history. Scripture promises that the temple will be rebuilt. What this means for the mosque is up for discussion, and could mean one of several things; which I will not get into here.
Recently, however, the Moslem Mufti, Sheik Sabri told thousands of moslem children that the temple of the Jews would never be rebuilt. You may read more of this story here at Prophecy Today. What exactly does that say concerning the Scriptures, God’s Word. Islam claims to have such high regard for the Bible, yet we see time and again their disdain and disrespect for the promises of God to the Hebrew people concerning their land, and the temple.
The City of Jerusalem is still the “City of David” as the Scriptures proclaim (called “city of David” at least 43 times from 2 Samuel 5:7 – Nehemiah 12:37). It sounds to me as though it is the “City of David”, and not the city of Mohammed.
It was king David’s desire to build a temple to Jehovah, and GOD would not permit him to do so, but passed that honor on to Solomon; because of the “blood on David’s hands”.
It is possible that the temple will be not only rebuilt, but there will be another temple built in that one’s place when Jesus returns. See 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Ezekiel 40-42.
For someone to give a message that God is not going to fulfill His Word is to doubt God and His promises. To doubt God and His promises is to wage war against the Most High, and declare Him a liar. Yet the Word of God is true, “Let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4). The Mosque may crumble and fall, and never be rebuilt; however, the temple will be on the Temple Mount once again. And it could be very soon. God will fulfill every word of Scripture.
Come Lord Jesus. Come soon.
-Tim A. Blankenship