TEMPLE WATCHERS SAY FOXES SPOTTED WALKING NEAR THE WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM IS FULFILLMENT OF END TIMES PROPHECY, BUT IS IT? by Geoffrey Grider for Now The End Begins
As the Jewish world is counting the days to the ninth of Av, Tisha Be’Av, the date on which Jews mourn the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem following its destruction by the Romans, foxes have been spotted walking near the Western Wall, a press release reported on Thursday. The understanding, according to the Talmud in the tractate Makkot (24b), is that if the prophecies of destruction have been fulfilled, so will be the ones by the prophet Zechariah about the Temple being rebuilt.
The ninth of Av, Tisha Be’Av, the date on which Jews mourn the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem following its destruction by the Romans, and now foxes have been spotted walking near the Western Wall
The word ‘foxes’ appears exactly 8 times in the Bible, 6 times in the Old Testament and twice in the New Testament. None of the places where the word appears has any discernible connection to any known Bible prophecy regarding the rebuilt Jewish Temple in the end times. When you read a little deeper, you find that they are not quoting the Bible for their proof text, but the Talmud which is not the Bible, not scripture and not the word of God.
“For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.” Lamentations 5:17-19 (KJV)
But as long as we are talking about the coming Third Jewish Temple, let me remind you of a few things. Yes, the Bible clearly says that before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the Battle of Armageddon, there will be a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, the Bible guarantees it. Jesus referenced the end times Temple in Matthew 24 where He gives warning to the Tribulation Saints that will be on earth after the Rapture of the Church.
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” Matthew 24:14,15 (KJV)
In a deal that will be negotiated by Antichrist, the Bible shows us that the Jews are able to rebuild the Temple, thinking that Messiah has come. Except this messiah is the Devil in the form of Antichrist, and they follow him. The entire 24th chapter of Matthew is a warning from Jesus to primarily the Jews in Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble, and Jesus confirms all this by pointing the reader to the book of Daniel where we read this.