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The Altar of the Lord has been reconstructed by the Temple Institute. This major Bible prophecy advancement is exciting for both Jews and Christians. The Institute, based in the Old City of Jerusalem, announced it has finished building an altar that is essentially "ready for use" in sacrificial services.

This alter was the last component required for reconstruction before practices such as animal sacrifice could be performed after the Third Temple is constructed. It is a major component among many others, but the plans for a third Jewish temple are now more promising than ever before.

This announcement will surely excite prophecy watchers around the world. Regardless of one's eschatological leanings, every sincere student of the Word of God knows there are at least hints, if not clear declarations, of something happening just before the return of the Lord that involves altar sacrifices and the distinct possibility of a rebuilt temple on the Temple Mount.
In the past, attempts have been made to sacrifice goats on special occasions such as Passover. The events were held on the Temple Mount, but received strong criticism from other religious groups, namely Muslims, who consider the hilltop as the third most sacred spot in Islam.

The returning Jews built this holy altar although fears of attack from surrounding enemies were almost a given. Once the altar was rebuilt, regular sacrifices were reinstated and the returnees celebrated their first festival — the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Temple Institute has been ready to reconstruct the Third Temple for several years and this alter has ignited their ambitions even further.

There has always been special interest for news of the Third Temple in the Christian community. It makes sense because this generation has been really exciting and news about the third temple reminds us that Jesus Christ is about to return. Watching Bible prophecy unfold before our eyes is incredible and it's exciting to see what the future holds.

Source: WHD