18 May 2016

In the Era of the Redemption, the Beis HaMikdash will Descend from the Heavens


The Third Beis HaMikdash and Mashiach

There is a classic difference of opinion between our Rabbis regarding the construction of the Third Beis HaMikdash. The Rambam states(1) that the Beis HaMikdash will be built by man, more specifically by Mashiach ... its construction will be one of the signs of Mashiach’s advent.

Rashi(2) ... explains that the Beis HaMikdash has al­ready been constructed by G‑d and exists in the heavenly realms, waiting for the time when it will descend to the earth. For the Third Beis HaMikdash will be “the Sanctuary of G‑d, established by Your hands.”(3) (Chabad) [So, in a way, this brings together both Rashi's and Rambam's opinions.]


When the setting within the world is appropriate, this heavenly structure will descend and become an actual reality within our material world.

LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS? 
THESE ARE STILL SHOTS FROM A VIDEO.*
IN THE VIDEO THE OBJECTS LOOK LIKE 
JERUSALEM STONE IN THE SKY.
THERE WAS NO EXPLANATION FOR THIS.
THESE ARE NOT CLOUD FORMATIONS.
THESE ARE NOT LENS FLARES OR PHOTOSHOPS.
THESE ARE STRUCTURES IN THE SKY.
(This idea was inspired by Devorah of Shirat Devorah. Kol HaKavod)



















In the Era of the Redemption, the entire Beis HaMikdash will descend from the heavens with the exception of the gates

“Behold, one like a son of man came on the clouds of heaven.” Daniel 13

Our Sages relate (Bamidbar Rabbah 15:13, Eichah Rabbah on the verse cited) that the gates of the Beis HaMikdash were fashioned at the order of King David. This endowed them with an eternal invulnerability (Sotah 9a). When the Babylonians laid waste to the Beis HaMikdash, the gates were not destroyed. In­stead, they were swallowed by the earth. In the Era of the Redemption, the entire Beis HaMikdash will descend from the heavens with the exception of the gates, which will ascend from the earth. Mashiach will then connect the gates to the Beis HaMikdash. Our Sages explain that con­necting the gates to a building is considered as equivalent to the construction of the entire edifice (Bava Basra 53b; see also Shaarei Zohar to Sukkah 41a). Chabad.org

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Another Source:

Probably the best collection of messianic midrashim is a recently published Hebrew work entitled, "Otzrot Aharit HaYamim" by **Rabbi Yehudah Chayoun (Benei Brak, 1993). This text brings together well known messianic material alongside much that is not so well known. This text has even been condensed and translated into English under the title' "When Mashiah Comes" published by Targum Press (NY, 1994).

Traditionally, midrashic literature (found in Rabbi Chayoun's work) relates that Mashiah ben Yosef is to arise only after all the nations of the world have been defeated in a horrible world war by Edom-Rome (i.e., the Western powers, possibly with the U.S. at their head). The new leader of the "New World Order" is said to be "Armilus" who in one midrash, (Milkhamot Melekh HaMashiah), is actually referred to by the Christian term, "anti-Christ."

After subduing the world, Armilus will turn his attentions towards Israel. He is to approach Mashiah ben Yosef and demand of him that all Jews convert and accept him (Armilus) as our long expected Mashiah. Mashiah ben Yosef of course will refuse. A great war is to break out, where Mashiah Ben Yosef is to be killed by Armilus, the children of Israel are to be persecuted and cast out of all civilized areas of the world.

Only after a period of hardships is the true Mashiah (ben David) to appear out of the sky with an army of angels. He will destroy Armilus and usher in the messianic era. This is in brief the traditional messianic scenario. Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok – End of Days

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1. Mishneh Torah, Hilchos Melachim 11:1,4.
2. Sukkah 41a, Rosh HaShanah 30a. See also Tosafos, Sukkah, loc. cit.
3. Shmos 15:17.
15.See Bava Basra 53b; see also Shaarei Zohar to Sukkah 41a.


* This Video is from the 'scientific' work of one, Steve Olson, whose Videos were introduced to us by ShiratDevorah. This latest Video was amazing, as it showed structures in the sky that prompted the thought of our Third Beis HaMikdash on its way from Heaven (Shamayim) to Yerushalayim. Fantasy, maybe, but the Video was conclusive in that the vision was of a structure, resembling Jerusalem Stone, in the sky. Say what you may, but our Sages have told us that this is how it will happen, as written above.
** "Otzrot Aharit HaYamim" by Rabbi Yehudah Chayoun (Benei Brak, 1993). Does anyone have a copy of this book?

4 comments:

yaak said...

A condensed version of that book has been on a website for years:

Aharit.com

Anonymous said...

Also believe that the Beit HaMikdash will come down from Heaven. Heard that by a Rebbitzen Eliashav who gave a lecture to a class of women and also she said that the gates will come from the earth because when one builds the doors of a home, it is as if he built the whole home.
Personally, I think that most Jews are under a false impression thinking about Moshiach Ben Dovid being a person they think they might know who it may be. The truth is the coming of Moshiach tzdkeinu will be a super natural event just as we had super natural events at y'tziat Mitrayim. Moshiach Ben Yosef does not necessarily mean it is a person; it might mean it will the wars that will be fought by Jews who will vanquish our enemies. If there be a leader who will do this and, c'v, be killed, it will be Moshiach BenDovid who will revive him.

L'havdil, the xtians will probably want to accuse the real Moshiach of being the anti-xtian; whatever they believe is their business and has nothing to do with us.
For us only Truth has been foretold. H' will take nekama at the War of Gog U'Magog.

Yankev said...

The Lubavitcher Rebbe said, edited, and printed a talk in which he explains that the 3rd Beis Hamikdash will descend from shomayim onto the house of the leader of the generation and from there proceed to Yerushalayim together with all the shuls of golus. See for yourself:

English:
https://dvarmalchus.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/beis-rabbeinu-shbbavel-a-must/

Hebrew:
http://www.torah4blind.org/hebrew/k770h.htm

Video:
https://dvarmalchus.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/video-shiur-kuntres-beis-rabbeinu-shbbavel/

Neshama said...

Yes there is a Big War going on now. Anonymous, Meir Ettinger is fighting a war, he is fighting the war of ideas and misconceptions and lies that have clouded the eyes of the Jews for centuries. King David also fought those same wars, and he wrote Tehillim describing them.