2004 Earthquake Result on Temple Mount was nothing Compared to Future Revelation 11 Event on It.
July 1, 2006
The Temple Mount is among the most Holy Sites on the earth to both Jews and Christians. It is the third most Holy Site in Islamic worship. As is the case with all creations of man, its substructure has weakened with each passing century, thereby making it increasing susceptible to earthquake activity.
Please read the following article from Arutz Negev News Service, followed by Prophecy Update 155B from our Prophecy Update Archives. You will find both to be very informative. 155B discusses the past and anticipated earthquakes in Israel.
Temple Mount Ramp to Be Removed
Friday, June 30, 2006 / 4 Tammuz 5766
By Hana Levi Julian
Arutz Negev – NationalNewsService
A ramp which leads from the Western Wall to the Temple Mount will be removed by the Israel Antiquities Authority soon, putting into action a plan that has been on the table for the past two years.
The Mugrabi ramp, located in one of the most politically, militarily and spiritually sensitive places
in the world, was nonetheless deemed unstable in February 2004 after one of its supporting walls collapsed in the Western Wall plaza.
At the time, city engineers said the ramp, which is used by non-Muslim visitors to enter the Temple Mount, should be removed.
The ramp is also used by security services to access the area during riots.
The plan was put on hold, however, due to political and security concerns.
General Security Service representatives nixed the idea, as did the Prime Minister’s military secretary. Plans for archaeological excavations at the site were also held up for fear of Muslim riots.
“Now that the Palestinian Authority is paralyzed and incapable of resisting,” an unnamed source told the Haaretz news service, “it is an excellent opportunity to carry out the plan.”
Fears of bloodshed nonetheless haunt archaeologists. “Digging in this place goes way beyond the archaeological sphere,” warned archaeologist Meir Ben Dov on Thursday.
“This place is far too sensitive and the price would be much too high,” he said.
The Western Wall Heritage Fund was given responsibility for the holiest area in the world in January 2005. The organization is linked with Jewish groups that actively settle areas in East Jerusalem.
Archaeologists also opposed a plan by the Fund to build a bridge in place of the ramp, saying the structure would severely damage the archaeological site south of the ramp. The Israeli government had contributed NIS 5 million to the plan at the time.
End Arutz Negev Article
Begin Archive Uodate 155B
SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 155B
January 20, 2004
Jerusalem Earthquake Damage Greatest at Temple Mount
A survey, commissioned by the Jerusalem municipality three years ago, has just been concluded.
It was initiated by city engineer Uri Sheerit, at a cost pf NIS 400,000, to help draw up the city’s future construction plans, and was carried out by the Israel Geological Institution. This was the first such survey conducted for the city of Jerusalem in modern times and gave clear evidence the Temple Mount at the Old City would be the worst hit in Jerusalem.
The old city itself with its underground caves and tunnels,
and a north-south fault scarp just west of the Wailing Wall, is the most unstable zone in the environ. Among the other neighborhoods that were described as high risk areas are the city’s southeastern regions extending into the old city of David, including Emek Refaim, Abu Tor, Bakaa, and East Talpiot.
Several Arab villages on the outskirts of the city were also included in the danger zones. The survey indicated that the Temple Mount and its surrounding area have “a highly sensitive geological location, as well as problematic infrastructure that could destabilize the land during an earthquake.” (See Birth Pangs Figures 41 to 49 and Birth Pangs 24 to 27 in Archives on Menu)
There was a major earthquake in Jerusalem in the days of King Uzziah that burned a vivid remembrance in the minds of Israelis for hundreds of years, the earthquake recalled dramatically with the warning of another future major earthquake by Zechariah in the Old Testament.
Zechariah 14:5 – And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
And there was an earthquake of less intensity than that of Uzziah’s day when Christ was crucified, which was associated with the ripping of the veil of the temple from the top to the bottom, forever opening the way into the holy of holies, into the presence of God, by the crucifixion of his Son for the sins of all who would believe in him as the propitiation for their sins.
Matthew 27:50,51 – 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;
Some five major earthquakes have occurred in the Jerusalem environs since the resurrection of Christ. The last large earthquake in the area was in 1927, when a magnitude 6.3 quake struck Jericho and the Jordan River valley. The Jordan River was dammed up for several hours at the Biblical location of Adam by landslides in the upper Jordan during this cycle of shakings. This is likely when the cracks in the Al-Aksa Mosque compound’s outer wall occurred, which some researchers claim is in danger of collapsing. This earthquake also damaged the Church of
the Holy Sepulcher, which is built around a skull-shaped rock outcropping of Cenomanian limestone that most experts believe was where Christ was crucified. Some Israeli scientists have warned that another major quake will strike Jerusalem within the next 50 years.
The Great Rift Valley, which I have surveyed from the western base of Mount Herman in the Golan Heights to the valleys
of Ethiopia and the Plains of Kenya, is the major culprit in the production of all earthquakes in Israel. If you will peruse the large number of diagrams we have made available in our Birth Pang Archives, and read Birth Pang Updates 21 to 48, it will give you a very thorough briefing on it.
The Great Rift in the earth’s crust runs for 3,000 miles between Syria and Mozambique, and passes on both sides of the Dead Sea, below Jerusalem’s eastern hills. Another fault line runs from the northwest to the southeast beginning at the Port of Haifa, continuing past the Tel of Megiddo (Armageddon), and finally intersecting the Jordan River east of Nablus. It is in this valley the Bible indicates the hottest part of the final battle of Armageddon will be fought.
The researchers used computers to map the subterranean stratigraphy of the Jerusalem environs. They mapped the topography, geology, soil, and subterranean labyrinth of complex tunnels, caves, and many old cisterns.
The conclusion of the report was that “the Temple Mount at the Old City would be the worst hit part of Jerusalem if a serious earthquake were to strike the capital.” All of the experts are certain that an earthquake of at least the same magnitude as the one that devastated the Iranian city of Bam recently will, sooner or later, hit Israel. The earthquake prediction model for Israel, completed last year, indicates that the rift valley of Israel is due for a big one. The Scriptures also indicate the same thing! I believe it will not be too long before the dead bodies of the two end time witnesses will lie in the city of Jerusalem, where our Lord was crucified, and that the first of a long series of Jerusalem earthquakes will occur.
Revelation 11:8-13 – And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.  And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.  And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The tenth part of Jerusalem that will fall is the section to the east of the N-S scarp bluff fault that lies some 90 yards to the west of the Wailing Wall. This is a weaker structural zone of Turonian limestone than the Cenomanian limestone to the west of the fault scarp. Please check our diagrams in the Birth Pangs Archives on the Menu.
This is the same danger area the latest survey identified.
Zechariah 14:10 – All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.
Zechariah 14:4 – And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and
half of it toward the south.
Revelation 16:18,19 – And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Revelation 22:20 – He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
“Quickly” is an adverbial modifier used as a descriptive adjective and, as such, refers to the manner of his coming, not the chronological time of his coming.
I Corinthians 15:52 – In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
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