Also, a major poll shows that more than half the public wants the temple rebuilt. Scroll down for that one
From the Temple Institute NEWS FLASH:
After 2000 years, FRESH SHOWBREAD is being baked in Israel Today
“And you shall take fine flour and bake it [into] twelve loaves. Each loaf shall be [made from] two tenths [of an ephah of flour]. And you place them in two stacks, six in each stack, upon the pure table, before the HaShem. And you shall place pure frankincense alongside each stack, and it shall be a reminder for the bread, a fire offering to the Lord. Each and every Sabbath day, he shall set it up before HaShem [to be there] continuously, from the children of Israel an eternal covenant. And it shall belong to Aharon and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place, for it is holy of holies for him, among the fire offerings of the HaShem, an eternal statute.” (Leviticus 24:5-9)
“Following intensive experimentation and in-depth research based on traditional Jewish texts, as well as other ancient sources, experts have succeeded in recreating the showbread that was placed by the priests on the golden showbread table inside the sanctuary of the Holy Temple, bringing Israel and the world one step closer to the renewal of the Divine service. For the first time since the Holy Temple was destroyed by the Romans 1,940 years ago, (in 70 CE), showbread, (lechem panim), has again been baked in the land of Israel. Following intensive experimentation and in-depth research based on traditional Jewish texts, as well as other ancient sources, experts have succeeded in recreating the showbread that was placed by the priests on the golden showbread table inside the sanctuary of the Holy Temple, bringing Israel and the world one step closer to the renewal of the Divine service.”
Much more at link.
The Jews have not clamored for their temple, nor have kept the Laws of sacrifice since the day the temple was destroyed in Jerusalem in 70AD. Jesus said He would not return until the Jewish people acknowledge Him as Savior. That is an event that will occur just after the Abomination of Desolation. Though initially thrilled that the peace treaty the Antichrist makes strong (Dan 9:24-27) included allowing for a Temple and sacrifices, they realize their mistake in thinking him the Messiah when he stands in the Holy Place (temple) and desecrates it by declaring himself God. Then the persecutions begin, and they make the WWII Holocaust look like a picnic. It is in the wilderness, the rose red city of Petra, that the Jews flee to and finally, blessedly, realize that Jesus is the One and praise and accept Him as their Long-Promised Redeemer and Deliverer.
Just as the LORD is lifting His hand of protection in preparation for the closing of one phase of the Age of Man, (Church Age Dispensation) He is also lifting the hardening from the Jews and they are beginning to stir and hunger and thirst for the privilege of worship under the old laws. In the last few years, the Levite priests have been gathered, a school for training has been established, a practice sacrifice has been conducted, and altar built and consecrated, priestly robes and Temple implements made, and now the showbread baked. All they need is a Temple, though the Old Testament states that if they have their altar they can sacrifice anywhere. These heartbeats of the Old Law have been gathering steam over the last two years, and for the first time in centuries now More than half the public wants to see the Temple rebuilt!
“Half the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple to be rebuilt. This is the main finding of a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel and carried out by the Panels Institute. The poll was taken in advance of this Tuesday’s national day of mourning, known as Tisha B’Av, on which the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, respectively.”
Lord is coming soon, it seems!