Israel 365: Along with the prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Zephaniah, Rabbi Amichai Cohen of Tzfat in the Galilee is a descendant of Aaron, the first High Priest of Israel. These male descendants are known as kohanim.

I hereby take your fellow Leviim from among the Israelites; they are assigned to you in dedication to Hashem, to do the work of the Tent of Meeting;  Exodus 18:6

Among traditional Jews, the lineage of male descendants of Aaron the High Priest is carefully preserved. Interestingly, over 98% of Jewish men who identify as kohanim, and who have had their DNA tested, have a specific genetic marker in common.

Certain vestigial laws apply to kohanim today, but when Jerusalem will once again have a Temple, their priestly roles will become significantly more influential.  Read More …

Opinion: Jimmy DeYoung December 31, 2019

The Bible does call for a temple on the Temple Mount, in fact, two Temples in the future. The Messiah’s Temple which will be in the kingdom period, Zechariah 6:12 & 13 will be built by Jesus. But the Tribulation Temple the next Temple to be built will be built by Orthodox Jews and is called for in the prophetic passages of God’s word, that’s Daniel 9:27 …

Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week 
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering …

Three and 1/2 years after allowing a temple in Jerusalem, Antichrist will cause a disruption in Jewish worship…

Matthew 24:15:

Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand)”

In order for Antichrist to perform the abomination in the holy place (temple), there first must be one. Antichrist will set up an image of himself in the temple to be worshiped. When this happens, the Jews are told to flee …

Matthew 24:16

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”

There can be no temple, however, without a High Priest descended from the line of Moses’ brother Aaron:

Excerpt: Antichrist: The Search for Amalek:

In a January 2000 post from the Jewish website Aish.com, an
article by Dr. Karl Skorecki considered a hypothesis:

“If the Cohanim are descendants of one man, they should have a common set of
genetic markers — a common haplotype — that of their common

That even though Cohanim can be significantly different in
stature, skin coloration and hair and eye color, they can still be from
the line of Cohanim, direct descendants of one man — Aaron, the
brother of Moses.

High Priest Problem solved:

Calculations based on the high rate of genetic similarity of
today’s Cohanim resulted in the highest “paternity-certainty” rate
ever recorded in population genetics studies — a scientific testimony to family faithfulness”

Possible order of events: 

  • Rapture of the Church and Bema Seat Judgment (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 2 Cor. 3:11-15)
  • 7 year peace treaty Israel and ‘many’ confirmed by world leader (Daniel 9:27; Rev.6:1-2)
  • The Tribulation/Day of the Lord Begins: (Jeremiah 30:7; Rev. 6:1-2)
  • The diaspora is complete and the last of the Jews return to the land “not leaving any behind” (Ezek. 39:28)
  • 3rd Temple is built (Dan. 9:27; Mat. 24:15; II Thess. 2:4 and Rev. 11:1)
  • Revival of the Roman Empire, 10 nation confederacy formed. (Dan. 7:24; Rev. 13:1-2, 17:3)
  • Rise of the Beast (Antichrist), 11th king (Dan.7:8, 24 24; Rev. 13:1-8)