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We'll see how it all works out -- if not from here, then from heaven.

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Submitted by michael S, Mar 3, 2017 at 06:40

Hi, Tovey

In the Lord's time, of course. If my health doesn't improve, I might be seeing all these things happen from the other side. Many of my friends have also gone that route. You said,

"Zechariah 14:16) And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles."

Many Jews believe that Messiah will hand-deliver Beit haMikdash when he comes. I believe that at least the altar will be constructed before then, because the Beast will cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease, 3½ years before then.

There are some in Israel, who would like to see the temple rebuilt. They are a fringe group right now, like some on the Christian Right in this country. Factions like this existed in Jerusalem during the First Century as well; it's prat of the Jewish character and history to have divided opinions on these matters. I think an Israeli victory over the combined forces of Turkey,Iran, Sudan and Libya may embolden and strengthen the hand of zealots like this; and they may begin construction of the altar and temple. The Beast may desecrate the place, and Messiah may re-sanctify it, as in the days of the Maccabees.

Turkey is moving in Syria. The last I checked, they had captured Al-Bab from ISIS; and were trying to skirt the Syrian Army and capture Kurdish Manbij on their way to Raqqa. Here's a recent situation map:

https://i2.wp.com/www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Map-2.jpg

It looks like the Turks are bottled up there; and if they move against Manbij, they are heading right into a US Special Ops HQ. I don't know what will be happening, say, a month from now.

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