|Temple Institute announces production of priestly garments|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 10 March 2008 06:00|
This link from my friend Sandy. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem have announced that they have begun the process of manufacturing 120 sets of garments, which are to be worn by the priests in the daily administration of the Third Temple. The priestly garments are being made using special flax imported from India. The spools of thread are presently being spun onto larger spindles in Israel, after which they will be woven into linen garments according to the prescribed method detailed in the Torah. The Temple Institute state that this will be the first time in 1938 years that such garments will have been manufactured in Israel.
Quote: "EACH SET OF PRIESTLY GARMENTS will be tailored to fit its individual purchaser. The garments being created are not museum pieces or collector's items. Their cost is 2,500 shekel, (approximately $695). They will be sold only to true descendants of the High Priest Aharon, who aspire to be fully prepared for the day when they can once again perform the Divine service in the Holy Temple, may we merit to rebuild it soon!
During their presentation of the High Priest's Golden Crown last November, the Temple Institute revealed that they were planning to manufacture the priestly garments. They have also completed the manufacture of the garments of the High Priest, including the breast plate and the blue ephod. On that occasion Rabbi Chaim Richman, head of the Temple Institute and member of the Jewish Sanhedrin, also stated that the organization was working on the blueprints for the construction of the Third Temple. And in May of last year, the Sanhedrin announced they were planning to send a letter to every nation on earth, calling for the speedy rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin believe that the world is heading for a great catastrophe, and that the only way this disaster can be averted is through the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, and the subsequent return of God's presence to earth. Of course the Temple may be rebuilt in accordance with prophecy (2nd Thessalonians 2:4), but the Shekinah Glory will not return to the Temple at this time. When Christ first cleansed the Temple He said, "My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves", Matthew 21:13. But when Christ left the Temple for the last time, just before His public rejection as Messiah and subsequent crucifixion by the nation of Israel, He stated, "Your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until [the time] come when ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord", Luke 13:35. Today the Lord dwells not in a temple made by hands, He dwells in our hearts through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ (John 14:23). Under the new covenant, our bodies have become God's Holy Temple (1st Corinthians 6:19). The Holy Spirit indwells every believer who has put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation (Ephesians 1:13).
I believe the Temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt. But it will not be indwelled by the Lord just yet, for Jesus Christ said that He would not return to His Temple until the nation of Israel recognized Him as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10). The Temple must first be defiled by an impostor, the Antichrist, who will enter it and claim to be God, bringing upon the unbelieving nation of Israel the great catastrophe that they presently fear (Matthew 24:25). As we can see, the day is fast approaching when Israel will be ready to rebuild the Temple. And so the day must also be fast approaching when our Lord will come. Have you trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation? Have your sins been forgiven, and does Christ dwell in your heart by faith (Ephesians 3:17)? Trust in Jesus Christ for salvation today.
Source Temple Institute