“Police detained seven Jewish men suspected of planning to sacrifice goats in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday in honor of the Passover holiday… Two of the young men were picked up on Friday morning on their way to carry out the sacrifice” (Times of Israel, April 22, 2016). “They were arrested on account of ‘behavior which was bound to break the peace,’ Police said in a statement” (Arutz Sheva, April 22, 2016). “The Return to the Temple Mount movement is outraged by the arrests. ‘The restraining orders of the Israel Police will not prevent us from the right and duty to offer a Passover sacrifice during this time,’ they said” (ibid.).
Bible prophecy has long indicated that daily sacrifices will again occur—and will be suddenly stopped—as we approach the end of this age before Jesus Christ returns (Daniel 12:11). Something will need to change to permit the resumption of sacrifices to occur peacefully. This could include laws or treaties in the Holy Land that give greater worship rights to all groups on the Temple Mount. The future of the Holy Land is both fascinating and frightening! For more insight into this explosive issue and what is to come in Jerusalem, watch our telecast “Jerusalem: City of Peace?”