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  • Writer's pictureDavid Chadwick

Hidden Signs of Jesus' Return: Temple Libations

Our Hidden Signs of Jesus’ Return series has been inspired by “End Times Made Easy" by Joseph Morris. He shares his perspective on the topics included in this series if you would like to explore further. This treasure hunt is taking us through some of the hidden signs of Jesus’ return drawing near. The next sign is a fully dressed reenactment of the Temple libations on the foot of the Temple Mount. Throughout the Old Testament, in Temple times, we see the consecration of the priests. Any utensils and garments used in service to God first had to be cleansed with water. The libation of water was made together with the pouring out of wine as a part of a cleansing ceremony. On October 11, 2022 this Temple libation actually happened. Thousands participated in it. Previously, Jews have been hesitant to gather near the Temple Mount. But not now. Is this a preview of something that could happen again when the Temple is reconstructed? Where sacrifices used to have to be made, Jesus comes on the scene and becomes the sacrifice to cleanse us from all righteousness (1 John 1:9). If we put our hope in Jesus, he makes us clean (John 15:3). Love God’s Word. Recite it. Be washed by the water of the word (Ephesians 5:26), which cleanses and prepares the bride to be presented to Jesus without spot or blemish. And make sure you keep watching for more hidden signs. As you do, make sure you stay in the shelter of the Most High (Psalm 91:1). It’s the safest place you can be.

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