The Prophetic Past of the Temple Mount
How the biblical history of this sacred site points to our future
For nearly all of human history, the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem has been one of the most sacred and special places on earth. I have written before that this 36-acre plot of land is ground zero for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and will be the staging ground for the Battle of Armageddon.
It plays a critical role for the future, because the Bible says four significant prophetic events will take place here.
The Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D., but Revelation 11:1-2 says the Temple will be rebuilt in the last days.
The rest of Revelation 11 says the two witnesses will minister on the Temple Mount for the first half of the Tribulation.
In 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul writes that the Antichrist will proclaim himself “God” on the Temple Mount.
And the prophet Zechariah says Jesus will return to establish His millennial throne on the Temple Mount.
Those are future events, of course—and as world events progress, it’s becoming clear these may happen in the not-too-distant future. Ultimately, when Jesus returns, the Temple Mount will be the site of our redemption. But because my goal with this site is to educate my readers, I want to share with you in this article not just about the future of the Temple Mount, but about its past.
And that past very definitely foretells the future.