Time & The Temple – My Meeting with Yehuda Glick

It was an important meeting.

I sat there in the hotel lobby wondering if the meeting would take place, then after some delay, the dignitary walked in with his bodyguard. I sat down and talked with Yehuda Glick at the Herbert Samuel Hotel in Ziion Square, Jerusalem about the Temple Mount.

For those who do not know of Yehuda Glick, he was elected to the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in May of this year taking the place of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. He currently serves in the Likud party under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Glick is the Chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and was previously the Executive Director of the Temple Institute, which is working toward building the Third Temple on the Temple Mount.

A few weeks prior to this, after hard launch copies of my book were finished, the news of the coup attempt in Turkey came out and it was confirmation [along with the alignment of Turkey, Russia and Iran] that our trajectory was in line with my study.

It says in scripture to “ask, seek and knock”, meaning, that if you sense God leading in a certain direction you not only pray about it, you put action behind it. I continually thought about Israel, their leadership and what kind of truth they could pull out of scripture with the veil still over their eyes. Specifically, if they could see the correlation of current day events to scripture without the Holy Spirit, who leads us into all truth…. even in the things which are to come.

So, I reached out to the office of Knesset MK Yehuda Glick and requested a meeting, giving detail to the reason for the meeting. Thinking that I would be overlooked I did not expect a response back. However, much to my surprise, I received an email from his office requesting further background information. After a few weeks of delay I received an email from MK Glick’s assistant with two times that he could meet. It would be a last minute trip, but when a door like this opens you jump on a plane and go.

Before I knew it, I was on a plane to Israel.

The day of our meeting I would ascend the Temple Mount in the morning, prayer walk the Dome of the Rock asking for the power of God to move in Jerusalem, then later that morning I would worship with the believers of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Then, after church, I took some time to pray and prepare for the meeting with the MK that afternoon.

I arrived at the designated hotel that afternoon and after some time waiting, with security detail arriving before his arrival, MK Glick entered with his bodyguard. With a pleasant and humble demeanor we greeted each other and sat down. After some initial conversation I jumped into the reason for requesting his time and pulled out a sheet of paper with a section from my book, the heart of the matter, regarding the Temple.

After reading the information Glick began the conversation…

“So… you think in 2018 we are going to be building the Temple.”

I replied, “Well, sir… there is strong historical evidence which suggests you are in a tabernacle or transition season, entering into a building season after the 70 years [the life of a king] is complete.”

We talked about David and the transition to Solomon, the 70 year period from Temple destruction [586 B.C.] to reconstruction [516 B.C] which marked the Babylonian exile, and the 70 year connection to the destruction of the Second Temple.

He smiled and said, “You know we are celebrating our 50th.” [Referring to the Jubilee Year.]

“Yes sir, I know.” I replied.

He responded, “The more important date is 2017. Have you ever heard of the Balfour Declaration?”

“Yes sir, I have.”

Then he left it there. Seeing that he couldn’t say anything more in public he shifted the conversation to small talk and we talked as friends would very casually in the lobby. Then I gave him a copy of my book.

“Sir, here is a copy of my book which gives a more complete picture of the study. It won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t want to read it.”

He replied, “Thank you. No I like to read, I am sure it is great.”

Then he gave me a copy of his book, signed it and we exchanged contact information. I shook his hand thanked him for his time and the meeting, my reason for going to Israel, was complete.

Matt Cote and Yehuda Glick

The trip seemed as though it was ordained. We met at the Herbet Samuel Hotel in Zion Square, which in and of itself holds significance. It is the location of the old Zion Cinema, the central landmark in post World War I Mandate Palestine and the historical center of post war Israel. Although he held back from sharing too much, I knew why he mentioned the Balfour Declaration.

The Declaration

The Balfour Declaration was a letter dated November 2, 1917 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild. Rothschild was a leader of the British Jewish community and a Zionist.

In short, the declaration pre-dated the Battle of Meggido [1918] and the United Kingdom stated that:

“His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object…”

It would later be used in the Sèvres peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire and the Mandate for Palestine. Meaning, that the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I against Ottoman held Palestine was with greater, pre-planned purpose.

Herbet Samuel, the namesake of the hotel to which our meeting took place, played a significant role in this. One month after Britian’s declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire in 1914 Herbert Samuel met with Chaim Weizmann, who would become President of the World Zionist Organization and the first President of Israel. Samuel believed that Weizmann’s demands were too modest and in Weizmann’s memoirs he detailed Samuel’s remarks.

“Samuel did not want to enter into a detailed discussion of his plans, but mentioned that “perhaps the Temple may be rebuilt, as a symbol of Jewish unity, of course, in a modernised form.”

Where We Stand Today

As I have detailed through my writings we are entering into a convergence of anniversaries which mark generational completion, it means the next step, accomplished in the next generation, is upon us.

The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

In 1995 a very important piece of legislation was formed which many know little about.

It is called the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Introduced to the senate after the Olso Accords, the act calls for the US Embassy to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It was left unsigned by then President Bill Clinton and became law on November 8, 1995. However, every President from Bill Clinton to Barack Obama have exercised the Presidential Waiver, a provision added in 1998, to put off moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Why is this?

It is due to the controversial nature of Jerusalem as the declared and sole capital of Israel, which is not recognized by the international community. Not a single embassy is located in Jerusalem, they are all located in Tel Aviv, however 10 nations operate consulates in Jerusalem. A consulate is simply a representation of the embassy in locales outside of the capital city. They are as follows:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Turkey
  • Holy See (Apostolic Delegation to Jerusalem and Palestine)
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Greece

These nations do not submit letters of credence to Israel or the PLO. The move of the US Embassy has been waived in order to remain neutral regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

“The act also called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city and for it to be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel. Israel’s declared capital is Jerusalem, but this is not internationally recognized, pending final status talks in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.”

In short, in order for the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to be finalized it is contingent on a peace covenant or treaty with Israel & Palestine. The covenant mentioned by Daniel in Chapter 9 which precedes the ‘final week’ or 7 year Tribulation.

A potential site for the US Embassy has been demarcated by Israel and the US, located in the neighborhood of Talpiot. Talpiot is an Israeli neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem, established in 1922 by Zionist pioneers. There is significance for the selected location of the site. It marks completion of the Zionist crusade which started with World War I.

In 2015 an amendment was made to the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 called the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015.  It states that it is US policy to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. It does the following:

  • Amends the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to eliminate the President’s authority to waive certain funding limitations for Department of State acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.
  • Requires any official U.S. document which lists countries and their capital cities to identify Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • Limits appropriations that may be obligated in FY2015 for Department acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.
  • States that for each of FY2016-FY2017, of funds authorized to be appropriated for Department acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad, necessary sums should be made available until expended only for construction and other costs associated with the establishment in Jerusalem of the U.S. Embassy in Israel.

You can read it here: Source

It may not matter who wins the US election, because Trump has stated he would move the Embassy to Jerusalem. Yet also, Hillary may conclude this work which started under her husbands administration. Similar to the Bush legacy of the Gulf and Iraq War.

We stand at the precipice of a generational crossroads. My book details the complete picture and explains the ‘end game’. I encourage you to read it, for your preparation and benefit. Here is a video about the book.

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About the Author:

Matt Cote is the Founder of Concept Church, a digital media ministry. He is the author of the book, End Game.