This article’s purpose is to provide information that relates to prophecy. The Mount of Olives plays a role in prophecy: “And his feet [Messiah’s] shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east…”(A) Indeed, the prophet who uttered this prophecy is buried there. (See the picture of Zechariah’s Mount of Olives tomb in the thread.) Ezekiel had prophesied that the Glory of the Lord would leave the temple and go to the Mount of Olives.(B) And in 66 A.D., a rabbi watching the beginning of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem reported that he witnessed the glory of God moving to the Mount of Olives from the Temple Mount.(C) Yahshua ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives (D) and witnesses were told he would return “the same way you have seen Him go into heaven”.(E) So for various reasons both Jews and Christians expect the resurrection of the dead to begin at the Mount of Olives, & many Christians over the centuries have expected Christ to return first to the Mount of Olives.
WHAT IS THE MOUNT OF OLIVES [in Heb. Har HaZeitim]? If you are in the old walled city of Jerusalem, you may realize it was built on the top of a mountain… and that a low area called the Kidron Valley (aka Valley of Josaphat) is to the immediate east beyond the east Golden Gate of Jerusalem. On the other side of this small valley a ridge (or mount) begins called the Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet. It has had Olive trees on it for 3,000 years, and when I visited it, I saw an Olive tree that was there when Christ went to the Garden of Gethsemane to commune with God. The tree would have also witnessed when Yahshua gave his Olivet Prophetic Discourse on the last days (found in MT 24:1-51, MK 13:1-37, & LK 21:5-36). And the tree would have witnessed Christ being arrested in the Olive Garden.(F) You can see a picture of this ancient 2,000 yr. old tree in the thread. The Mount of Olives 2,684 ft. place it about 240 ft. higher than the temple mount.
SOME OF ITS PAST. King David, when fleeing his rebellious son Absalom came to the Mount of Olives first.(G) King David’s son Solomon built pagan altars on the Mount(H), which remained until good king Josiah destroyed them.(I) Besides using the oil from the Olive trees of the Mount of Olives to anoint their kings, the Israelites also built a city of dead, the Silwan Necropolis with 122,000 graves on the Mount, incl. Absalom’s. (See picture in the thread.) Yahshua began his donkey ride into Jerusalem in fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy at ZECH 9:9 from the Mount of Olives. The people placed palm branches and yelled “Hoshana Rabbah” (or in English “Hosanna in the Highest”)
THE TEMPLE. Directly to the west are the limited remains of God’s temple, originally built by King Solomon. President Trump recently visited the Wailing Wall (the Western Wall of the defunct Temple) and prayed for wisdom. Trump at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum on May 23rd said, “I was humbled to place my hand upon the wall and to pray in that holy pace for wisdom from God.” But where is Trump coming from?? He has appointed his son in law Jered Kushner to many important missions, incl. to broker peace between the Israelis & Palestinians. Jered Kusher is very close associate with George Soros, our Illuminati trouble maker who claims Trump is a dictator and needs to be removed. Jered’s family’s real estate business is located at 666 5th Ave., NYC. Quite bizarre…we have an intelligent son in law of Trump’s who looks like he is Illuminati (nominally an Orthodox Jew md. to Ivanka Trump). And he is planning to broker peace for Israel? Jered reminds me of Kevin Lomax (played by Keanu Reeves) in Devil’s Advocate (1997), except I don’t think he is going to switch allegiance from the dark side! Jered also slipped over to Afghanistan with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Taliban have taken over 150 districts of 400 in Afghanistan and are fighting in 50 more. Defectors are joining them. It looks like the U.S. with 10,000 troops in Afghanistan is beginning to lose. Now this relates in a way to the Mount of Olives. In LK 22:39, we read that Yahshua went out as usual to the Mount of Olives and was followed by his talmidim (disciples). The arabic equivalent for Talmid is Talib, and the Hebrew “im” plural in Arabic is “an”…the word “disciples” in Arabic is Taliban! Now you know the rest of that story!
Daniel 9:27 prophecies of the Anti-Christ standing in a rebuilt Temple and doing an “Abomination of Desolation”. Trump is in favor a the temple being rebuilt. Hmmm. But we know in the long run, Christ will reign: “The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders—with great glory.” (Isaiah 24:23)
So much is happening around the world: nanotechnology, genetics, a weak Italian banking system, and various instabilities and tensions around the world. The World’s (Illuminati’s) Kingdom of Death seeks our destruction & death in countless ways. Except for God, we are vulnerable. We are in for a lot of changes in this year and the years to follow. In the middle of all these changes, we can anchor ourselves in the Word of God and have faith in a Creator God, our heavenly Father, who doesn’t change. “For Thou [Lord] art the same, and thy years shall have no end.”(J) “For I am YHWH, I change not;…”(K) “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”(L) Let us accept every good gift and every perfect gift from above!!
Be blessed dear reader.
(A) ZECH 14:4 (B) EZK 11:23 (C) Rabbi Jonathan’s eyewitness testimony (D) ACTS 1:1-12 (E) ACTS 1:11 (F) LK 22: 39-46 (G) 2 SAM 11:7-8 (H) 1 KGS 11:7 (I) 2 KGS 23:13 (J) PS 102:27 (K) MAL 3:6 cf. HEB 1:12, 13:8 (L) JAS 1:17.