Quoting from this article we read, "Israel's Housing Ministry wants to reopen a sealed gate in the wall ringing Jerusalem's Old City... The plan to break through the 15-foot-thick stone wall - part of a project to build up the Jewish ‘Quarter and increase its population - also is likely to anger the Palestinians, who oppose any changes in Jerusalem's eastern sector."
Benjamin Netanyahu had been strongly supportive of the Religious Right's agenda for Israel and the religious implications of opening the Eastern Gate were intriguing to say the least. Unfortunately the article gave no date as to when Israel planned to break through the gate.
In 395 AD they were displaced by the Byzantines who remained until the Arabs overthrew them in 636 AD.
The historical record since the gate was sealed fully demonstrates why Bible prophecy teachers are in awe of prophecy during our present age.
On that very day Britain's General Edmund Allenby surrounded Jerusalem and demanded the Turks surrender. The Turks surrendered without a shot being fired.
In 1922 the British conquerors divided the territory into two sections, thus creating the Arab emirate known as trans-Jordan. Falling into Jordan's control was the eastern portion of Jerusalem which included the Golden Gate.
It was also on this incredible day that the famed 6-Day War ended and Israel regained possession of the eastern portion of Jerusalem. This included the Eastern Gate.
It is significant that he is called the Anti-Christ in the Scriptures. This title in the original language not only means one who opposes, but also one who tries to stand in place of Christ.
- He will come to the Jews with overtures of peace (Dan. 9:27).
- He will come portraying a great king (Rev. 6:2).
- He will come to the Temple in Jerusalem (Dan. 9:27 & II Thess. 2:4).
- He will perform many great signs and wonders (II Thess. 2:9).
- He will have a forerunner much like Elijah who is prophesied to come before the true Lord (Mal. 4:5 & Rev. 13:11-13).
- He will even imitate the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rev. 13:3 & 12).