JD: Winkie will you please explain to the Christians listening in to the broadcast today what Tisha B’av is all about and what does it represent?
WM: Jimmy the Jewish people in the land of Israel of course developed various religious and cultural practices and the fact that we were centered around a Temple sacrificial form of worship. Therefore the Temple was extremely central to our national ethnic religious existence in the land of Israel. However, twice the Temple was destroyed. Once by Babylonians and second time by the Romans. In our tradition those events were basically of course catastrophic. In our tradition both of those events took place on the 9th of Av.
JD: And that Temple will indeed be rebuilt on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Talk to me about the preparations that have been made for building that Temple, all the implements, all the training of the priest etc. Let us know what has been prepared.
WM: There has been made a major effort over the past decade. We have the Temple Institute which deals with trying to visualize and actually make examples of all the Temple implements from alters to instruments that we use to carry the sacrifices, or the Temple clothing of the priest. All these are being done and are growing I would say almost everyday.
JD: One final question for you Winkie and I’m serious about this. Do you believe that the Jewish prayers could be answered and there be a Temple on the Temple Mount by next Tisha B’av?
WM: Almost anything can happen in Jerusalem.
JD: God does have a plan He will fulfill it will he not Winkie?
WM: That’s what we believe. That’s what we work for. That’s what’s been actually true in the past and it should be in the near future.
JD: Winkie Medad with the details on how the destruction of two Jewish Temples gives the Jews hope for a third Temple in this coming year.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
My conversation with Winkie Medad helps us to understand how the Jews today can look for their third Temple to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem this coming year. Their prayers fit the prophetic scenario that is found in Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15. These are scriptures for telling a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in the near future. Since all preparations have been made for that Temple we can expect it very soon.