Daniel 9:27 (ESV) “And he [the antichrist] shall make a strong covenant [peace agreement] with many [Israel and surrounding nations] for one week [seven years] and for half of the week [the last three and a half years] he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations [against God] shall come one [the antichrist] who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator [antichrist].”
If you are going on a trip, you plan out your route and get your things ready to go. Same with baking a cake. You need to buy all the ingredients, warm the oven…in other words “plan”.
Israel has been in the “planning stages” for many years. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has been planning for the Messiah to come for over three decades. The Institute has completed all the furnishings, with the exception of the Ark of the Covenant (of which they say they know the location}. They are currently training Levites to serve in the future temple.
Now the Temple Institute just announced a major development in its quest to find the “perfect red heifer” necessary for the cleansing of the next temple. With the arrival of five red heifers from America that are vying for perfection, there is much excitement. Truly we are living in amazing times. The government of Israel is also preparing for the completion of the Third Temple by upgrading its already impressive international airport. It is working on a railway infrastructure that will bring international travelers directly from the airport to the Temple Mount.
All of these things are relevant to Biblical prophecy. We can clearly see the “Day of the Lord” approaching!