Jerusalem Sandhedrin Ask Trump & Putin to Rebuild the Temple
A new campaign by a group of Jews in Jerusalem called the Sanhedrin is petitioning United States President Elect Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to act as a modern day Cyrus and help the Jews rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem according to the latest report by Arutz Sheva at IsraelNationalNews.com. They report:
Prof. Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, said, "The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented.”
He said that the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple's rebuilding, prompted the Sanhedrin to send a letter to both leaders. The letter proposes that they act jointly as did King Cyrus of Persia 2,500 years ago and show most practically that they recognize the importance of Israel and the Holy Temple.
“We are poised to rebuild the Temple," Weiss said.
Cyrus was a Persian King spoken of and prophesied in the Bible that he would support Israel and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, a prophecy that came to pass when he ordered and decreed 50,000 Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple in the year 536 B.C.
Interestingly some prophetic voices in the Christian community including Lance Wallnau have been comparing Trump to Cyrus since before he even won the primaries.
Trump has been outspoken in his support for Israel going so far as to say the U.S. will relocate its embassy into Jerusalem.
According to the report, Putin is a big supporter of the idea, though he recently outlawed Christian evangelism in Russia. In the article IsraelNationalNews.com reports,
Less well-known is Putin's support for the Holy Temple. As the Sanhedrin writes in its letter, Putin paid a late-night visit to the Kotel (Western Wall) in 2012, during his third official trip to Jerusalem. Upon his arrival, the former KGB agent who became the leader of Russia stood in silent prayer for several minutes, after which he read Psalms from a Russian-Hebrew prayer book. At one point, an Israeli bystander called out in Russian, “Welcome, President Putin.” Putin then approached the man, who explained the importance of the Temple Mount and the Jewish Temple. Putin reportedly responded, “That’s exactly the reason I came here – to pray for the Temple to be built again.”