In recent years, there has been a restart of the Pascal Lamb sacrifices in Israel four days before Passover each year. Tel Aviv based i24 News reported, April 14, 2020, how growing numbers of Israeli families are again publicly sacrificing the Passover Lamb, in Hebrew, called the Korban Pesach. They are doing this with great celebration! It was an AMAZING sight for me to behold!!
A report from Breaking News Israel on April 7, 2020, states that Israeli PM Netanyahu, based on a formal request sent to his government from the Temple Mount Foundation, is actually considering granting permission to permit the Korban Pesach sacrifice to take place on the ancient Temple Mount for the first time in 2,000 years. Remember, that that this is the Passover Lamb that the Jews were commanded to sacrifice while in Egypt in preparation for their deliverance from the plague of the death of the first born (Exodus 12). In this official letter of request to the Israeli government, the Sanhedrin stated: “God forbid we should allow the coronavirus to strike His children without rising up to bring about the solution given in the Torah for epidemics.”
The Jewish Sanhedrin has been functioning in Israel for the last number of years and plans to bring an already constructed altar to the Temple Mount for the Korban Pesach to eventually be made there. Normally, the Temple is considered necessary for sacrifices to occur. The Temple’s construction would first require a sacrifice of a red heifer on the Mount of Olives to purify the site.
Jewish law states that the Passover Lamb Sacrifice (Korban Pesach), if done on the Temple Mount, CAN be offered WITHOUT the Temple as long as it is done upon a BIBLICALLY CONSTRUCTED ALTAR! The Temple Institute already has a biblically constructed altar waiting in Shilo. It can be transported to the Temple Mount when needed. The report continues to state: “The Sanhedrin emphasized that the plan to bring the altar to the Temple Mount was entirely consistent with President Trump’s recently released Deal of the Century which recognized Israel’s full sovereignty over the site.” Normally, a request for an offering to be made on the Temple Mount is rejected out of hand by the Israeli government. But, this year is different. The request is being seriously considered. Many leading Rabbis consider that this sacrifice is essential to Israel’s survival in view of the recent Coronavirus outbreak!
Biblically, the Passover Lamb is a type, or picture of Jesus Christ. John the Baptist announced concerning Jesus, in John 1:29, “Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.” We see, in the writings of the Prophets, such as Ezekiel, that Jesus will re-institute Temple Sacrifice after His return to the earth as a MEMORIAL to His ONCE FOR ALL sacrifice of ATONEMENT on Calvary’s Cross. The revival of the Passover Sacrifice in Israel is prophetically significant! Bible prophecy indicates that a third Temple is to be rebuilt in Israel just before or during the 7 year Tribulation Period. We know that sacrifices there will again occur. And After Jesus’ return to Jerusalem at His second coming, a Millennial Temple will be constructed. Recent events in Israel, much inspired by the Coronavirus outbreak, signal the fulfillment of latter days Bible prophecy. Today, therefore, is a great day to trust Jesus Christ as personal Savior and to get saved! He is coming soon!!