586 BC - 1967 AD
Subtracting 70 years for the Desolations of Jerusalem
A 2520-YEAR PROPHECY FULFILLED
and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled
In 586 BC, The city of Jerusalem was destroyed as well as the Temple. This took place 19 years after 605 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar had removed their national sovereignty and had Jehoiakim placed as his vassal. (2 Kings 24:1)
The city of Jerusalem and the Temple lay desolate for 70 years. After that period of desolation the 2520-Year countdown began and culminated on June 7, 1967 when Israel regained control over the city of Jerusalem. They additionally gained control of the Temple Mount, but they had to cede control back over to the King of Jordan, who remains in control of the Temple Mount to this day. The capturing of the Temple Mount was premature on God's clock.
In the 20th century, the Nation of Israel regained her sovereignty and celebrated her Independence on May 14, 1948. Nineteen years later, in parallel fashion, the city of Jerusalem was brought under Israeli control on June 7, 1967.
The Altar was rebuilt and sacrifices resumed in 538 BC (48 years after Jerusalem was destroyed). The Altar has been rebuilt and has also been dedicated and is ready to be used at a moment's notice when given the authorization.
Will that 'authorization' be the "confirming of the covenant" of Daniel 9:27 by "the man of sin." (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
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