PART II – THE ANTICHRIST TEMPLE
“Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, ‘Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.’” (Revelation 11:1-2)
We started to make the point last time. While believing Jews will have much to do with the rebuilding of the Temple, Gentiles will also be a major contributing force. In fact, the plans have been laid for quite some time now. But what is it that is being rebuilt and why? To learn that, let’s look at a little history.
Now before the first Temple was built by Solomon under God’s instructions, Yahweh told Moses to supervise the building of a Tabernacle. God’s people worshiped there as they wandered through the wilderness before entering the Promised Land. Solomon’s Temple was built somewhere between 970 and 931 BC. Its construction took about 20 years to complete. It was destroyed in 586 BC by the army of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar.[i] After the Jews returned from the Babylonian exile, the Second Temple was begun in 516 BC. David Reagan writes: “The platform on which it sat was greatly expanded and beautified by King Herod, as was the temple itself, but since the sacrifices were never stopped during this renovation and expansion, the new temple was still considered to be The Second Temple.”[ii]
That takes us to today. The Bible tells us that there indeed will be a Temple in Jerusalem in the Last Days, specifically during the Tribulation. Daniel 9:27 tells that this will be where the Antichrist puts an end to the Jewish sacrificial system. “ Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” As we saw last time, that is when “the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2Thessalonians 2:3-4) This then, is the Temple of Antichrist. So, what’s behind this wide-ranging desire to build a Third Temple?
Well for one, it is a Masonic dream. They consider it to be the fulfillment of their religious purpose. As Tom Horn tells us in his new series, The Rabbis, Donald Trump And The Top-Secret Plan To Build The Third Temple, public evidence of this desire by the forces of Freemasonry was on display over a century ago. “ The Illustrated London News, August 28, 1909, ran a spectacular supplement detailing this goal. The article was titled, ‘The Freemason’s Plan to Rebuild Solomon’s Temple at Jerusalem.’ Three years later, September 22, 1912, the New York Times published an outline by Freemasons to rebuild the Temple under the title, ‘Solomon’s Temple: Scheme of Freemasons and Opinions of Jews on Rebuilding.’” Within a couple of years, some sources were claiming that the Temple Mount had been secretly purchased for future use.[iii] But let’s go deeper. Why the interest?
The answer to that question revolves around the fact that Freemasonry acts as a de facto religion. This is confirmed in their own words. David Bay of Cutting Edge Ministries did some important research on this a few years back, providing quotes that can be sourced to foundational Masonic writings. We’ll start with a couple from Albert Pike, a Confederate Brigadier General in the War Between the States, a founding member of the Ku Klux Klan a 33rd Degree Mason and a Luciferian. In his seminal work, Morals and Dogma he wrote: “It [Masonry] is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity. [Morals and Dogma, pg 219] Just a few pages later he confirmed the thought. “Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion, and its teachings are an instruction in religion.” [Morals and Dogma, pg 231] And it was not Pike alone that had that view. Another Masonic heavyweight, Albert Mackey, wrote in Freemasonry’s version of an authoritative encyclopedia: “Masonry may rightfully claim to be a religious institution.” [A New and Revised Edition: An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences, Volume II, pg 618.][iv]
Now, a look at some of Pike’s other writings gives us a view of what that religion is all about. On page 321 of Morals and Dogma, he writes: “Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!” Then there is this quote that fleshes out Masonic religious thinking. “That which we must say to the crowd is, we worship a god, but it is the god one adores without superstition. To you sovereign grand inspector general, we say this and you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees – the Masonic religion should be by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer were not god, would Adonay (the God of the Christians) whose deeds prove cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and His priests, calumniate Him? Yes, Lucifer is god, and unfortunately Adonay is also God, for the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods. Darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil, as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive. Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is heresy, and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay, but Lucifer, god of light and god of good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the god of darkness and evil.”[v]
The allegiance to Lucifer is confirmed by Domenico Margiotta, another 33rd degree Mason. “Palladism is necessarily a luciferian rite. Its religion is Manichaean neo-gnostism, teaching that the divinity is dual and that lucifer is equal of Adonay, with lucifer the God of Light and Goodness struggling for humanity against Adonay the God of darkness and Evil.. Albert Pike had only specified and unveiled the dogmas of the high grades of all other masonries, for in no matter what rite, The Great architect of the Universe is not the God worshipped by Christians.”[vi] So there you have them in their own words.
So having established that Freemasonry is a religion, let’s turn our attention to their preoccupation with erecting a new Temple in Jerusalem. Will start with an excerpt from the Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, by Albert Mackey and Charles T McClenachan. “Of all the objects which constitute the Masonic science of symbolism, the most important, the most cherished, by the Mason, and by far the most significant, is the Temple of Jerusalem. The spiritualizing of the Temple is the first, the most prominent and the most pervading, of all symbols of Freemasonry … Take from Freemasonry its dependence on the Temple; leave out of its ritual all references to that sacred edifice, and to the legends and traditions connected with it, and the system itself would at once decay and die.” The authors then drive home their allegiance to the Old Testament system as opposed to the New Covenant of Jesus. “Masonry has derived its temple symbolism, as it has almost all its symbolic ideas, from the Hebrew type.”[vii] Looking at the evidence, David Bay concludes that “Masonry has derived its temple symbolism, as it has almost all its symbolic ideas, from the Hebrew type …” [Ibid] Since the Old Testament was written originally in the Hebrew, and the New Testament in the Greek, Mackey is clearly stating that Freemasonry is rooted in the Old Testament!”[viii] Yet even there, the understanding is skewed and fatally flawed as demonstrated by the worship, in the higher degrees of Lucifer over Adonai.
So what they are setting out to build is NOT the Temple of God – but a Temple of Lucifer – a Temple of Antichrist. Jesus warned of AC’s revelation in the Temple. Matthew 24:15-16: “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Daniel 11:31-32 describes the same event. “His army will take over the Temple fortress, pollute the sanctuary, put a stop to the daily sacrifices, and set up the sacrilegious object that causes desecration. He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.” (NLT)
Daniel 12:11-12 gives the prophetic significance and a timeline to the end. Remember, it will be the Antichrist that will stop the daily sacrifice in the Temple and declare himself to be god. “From the time the daily sacrifice is stopped and the sacrilegious object that causes desecration is set up to be worshiped, there will be 1,290 days. And blessed are those who wait and remain until the end of the 1,335 days!” The end is planned from the beginning.
But that has always been Lucifer’/ Satan’s dream. To supplant God as the ruler of the universe. It was the temptation offered to Eve and Adam in the Garden in the beginning – to be as gods. And in Isaiah 14 we see Satan’s own evil desires spelled out and his own fall. “How you are fallen from heaven , O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
So you can see the plan has been in effect for a very long time, since even before the Garden. It will culminate when Satan reveals his man in the middle of the Tribulation – in the Temple itself. So a Temple is necessary to fulfill Satan’s purposes – which is necessary to fulfill God’s purposes. The plans to rebuild the Temple then are perfectly in order. And it’s being arranged even right now.
[i] The History of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, Haaretz, August 11, 2014
[ii] Dr David Reagan, The Third Temple: When will it be built?, Lamb & Lion Ministries, viewed March 20, 2019
[iii] Dr Thomas Horn, The Rabbis, Donald Trump And The Top-Secret Plan To Build The Third Temple – Part 2, SkyWatch TV,
February 12, 2019
[iv] David Bay, Fervent Masonic Desire to Rebuild Solomon’s Temple…, Cutting Edge Ministries, accessed March 20, 2019
[v] Freemasonry Data Bank, General Albert Pike, Grand Commander, sovereign pontiff of universal freemasonry, giving instructions to
the 23 supreme councils of the world, Christian Restoration, viewed March 20, 2019
[vi] Domenico Margiotta, quoted by William Schnoebelen, in Masonry: Beyond the Light, Christian Restoration, viewed March 20, 2019
[vii] Albert Mackey, MD, 33º and Charles T. McClenachan, 33º, Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, Revised Edition, by Edward L.Hawkins,
30º and William J. Hughan, 32º, Volume II, M-Z, published by The Masonic History Company, Chicago, New York, London, 1873,
A.G. Mackey, 1927, by the Masonic History Company
[viii] David Bay, Fervent Masonic Desire to Rebuild Solomon’s Temple…, Cutting Edge Ministries, accessed March 20, 2019