1. Water confirmed flowing from Temple Mount Rock
Weekend News Today
By Andra Brack
Source: Temple Mount Faithful

Tue May 18 , 1999 -- One of the most exciting events over the last few days has been the news of the water flowing from the holy rock of Abraham and Isaac on the Temple Mount which was in the midst of the First and Second Temples. According to what we now know, the water is definitely flowing from under the rock. The Arabs on the Temple Mount deny this and have tried to stop the flow by many means but have not succeeded. What we now know is that they are trying to bring in special pumps to stop the flow. In any case, the water continues to flow. Nothing can stop it. This special news has caused much excitement in Israel. Since the destruction of the Second Temple the Jewish People have anticipated this event with great desire and prayers because we always knew that this would be one of the signs of the last days and the redemption of Israel and that the Third Temple is soon to be built and Mashiach ben David is soon to come. Now, at the climax of the major redemptional process of Israel, this major godly event has occurred before our very eyes. This event will show everyone in the world who is trying to stop G-d's determination to redeem the people of Israel, to cancel the last signs of pagan, foreign presence on the Temple Mount, the holy hill of G-d, and any foreign occupation in the land which G-d promised to Israel alone in an eternal covenant. We are expecting more major godly events and redemptional miracles with the people and land of Israel. The water which is now coming from the holy rock on the Temple Mount is again bringing a testimony from G-d. Everyone who loves the G-d of Israel, trusts and worships Him, should be strong and walk together with the G-d of Israel and not fear anyone, only trust Him and they will have the privilege of seeing the accomplishment of this wonderful godly process of the redemption of Israel and all the world. This is the real significance that everyone should give to their lives in these last days. The G-d of Israel is expecting you to do so and to be blessed by being a part of this exciting redemptional event. Editor's note: For the VERY prophetic signifance of this water, read Ezekiel 47:1-12 which describes conditions in the millenial reign of Jesus Christ, Mashiach ben David.




2. Date forwarded: Tue, 25 May 1999 12:15:47 -0400
From: Temple Mount Faithful (gershon@templemountfaithful.org)
Update on the Water from the Temple Mount Islamic Diggings and Remains on the Temple Mount

Important news about the water flowing from the Temple Mount comes from the Israeli newspaper, HaTsofer. In the 15th May edition of the Journal, (pg 5) Eliazer Sheffer states that his Arab neighbour, Mohammed shared with him very secretly, and very emotionally, that water had started to flow from the rock on the Temple Mount. Mohammed told him that he had not seen it himself, but that he had heard that the Islamic Mufti of Jerusalem is very concerned by this happening because, according to Islamic writings, this is a good sign for the Jews and a bad sign for the Muslims. People who we have sent to check the situation could not see the water but the information that we have received and which was spread throughout Israel states that the Arabs on the Temple Mount have done everything possible to stop the flow of water, including by means of special pumps that they brought in for the purpose.

As we know, and our people have checked this and even photographed it, the Arabs, with the help of hundreds of workers from the Islamic Movement in Israel are busy with very intensive excavations on the Temple Mount, the purpose of which is to destroy the last remains of the First and Second Temples and in this way to deny the Jewish identity of the Temple Mount. According to one account, during these diggings they broke into one of the water sources and the water started to flow out of the rock and in trying to stop the flow, they temporarily diverted the water in another direction which is currently unknown. It is very well known that under the Temple Mount there are many water sources and it is not surprising that one or more of them started to flow out. This news which was spread all over Israel put joy and great hopes in the hearts of the Israelis as an important sign of redemption.

One of the most damaging excavations is being undertaken under the Israeli police station on the Temple Mount which is not far from the location of the First and Second Temples and the Holy of Holies. The Arabs do not allow any Israeli to check these diggings and it may be that the source of the water is from here and perhaps the purpose of these diggings is to discover important hidden remains and vessels from the Temple.

Another of the terrible excavations and destructions that the Arabs are undertaking on the Temple Mount is in the great and beautiful halls of the historic Hulda entrance to the Temple Mount through which millions of Jews used to enter the Temple Mount for pilgrimage and worship. We have recently written about this but people who were sent to again check the situation, were shocked to see that this barbaric work of destruction of one of the last remains of the Temple which has remained intact over the last 2000 years continues and even intensifies. More than this, during the diggings, the Arabs discovered other halls which had not previously been known about. These had also been part of the complex of the Second Temple. Our people also saw that covered trucks were going out from the diggings and we are very worried that they have discovered important vessels from the Temple that were hidden by the priests before the destruction of the Temple. The purpose of this work is, on one hand, to destroy and cancel the Jewish identity of the Temple Mount and, instead, to build a fourth mosque on the Temple Mount in the Hulda halls and other secret rooms. This is the same as the did in the past few years in the so-called Solomon Stables on the Temple Mount which were not stables but another important part of the Second Temple complex where they built the third mosque. This is a terrible abomination on the most holy place of the Jewish people and all the world. It is a criminal action against G-d Himself, the Jewish people and all mankind for whom this is the holiest and most important place in all the earth. It is a crime against Israeli laws and the destruction of very holy and important remains that are irreplaceable. It breaks the heart of everyone in Israel, especially because the Israeli governments are too weak to immediately stop it and bring the perpetrators to court. They are frightened of the Islamic and international reaction and we also blame the UN which so quickly reacts when Israel does something for her safety but agree with such a terrible, barbaric crime against mankind by keeping silent. Where is the President of the United States who, as a Christian, should know the holiness and importance of the Temple Mount and the remains of the Temple? Why does he react so quickly when Israel builds houses in Jerusalem for the honour of G-d and to glorify Him in His holy city, the capital of Israel and now he is silent?

This terrible news is breaking the hearts of all of us in The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement and we have contacted the authorities in Israel to stop this barbaric destruction, theft of holy vessels and the building of more mosques in the most holy place of G-d, Israel and all mankind. If for any reason, this is not immediately stopped, we shall immediately make a petition to the Supreme Court of Israel. We are also going to send an urgent letter to the Security Council of the UN asking them to immediately stop this barbaric crime against all mankind, even though we don't expect that they will do anything as they are such good friends and supporters of the Arab enemies of Israel. But we shall do it nevertheless, because we want to show their hypocrisy to all the world. This terrible event occurs at a very critical time in Israel. On the one hand there is the major event of the godly redemption of Israel on the other hand there is the campaign and efforts of the enemies of Israel to stop this godly event and to destroy Israel and her historical godly values. Again we feel the need to warn all of them that they have bitter delusions if the expect to succeed in their anti-Israeli activities. They have never learnt anything from history especially their own experiences with the G-d and people of Israel. They want to forget what the G-d of Israel showed them and everyone in the world again and again, that only He controls the history of Israel and He will not allow anyone to touch His people or to stop His determination to accomplish the redemption of Israel. At the same time G-d is expecting us to undertake the battle for Him and for His prophetic plans with Israel and not to allow the destruction of the most holy remains of His house; to trust in Him alone and not to fear any power which will try to attack Israel in such a situation. Everyone in the wo[r]ld is called on to immediately send letters and to contact their leaders and governments, the government of Israel, and the UN to protest these barbaric activities and to ask them to immediately stop. G-d will never forgive us if we remain passive and silent.




3. TEMPLE MOUNT HOLY WATER?
TO: Friends (and friends of friends) of Bridges for Peace
FROM: Clarence H. Wagner, Jr., International Director - Jerusalem
DATE: June 11, 1999

Editor's note: We have been receiving so many letters asking about rumors of a "miraculous" flow of water coming from the Temple Mount, that we decided to go and check it out for ourselves. I went with my husband, Tom Brimmer, to the site. Following is his analysis of the subject. - Becky Brimmer

I love a good mystery. For weeks we've been hearing about water flowing from the Temple Mount. What in the world is going on? On June 5th, 1999, I decided to visit the places I had heard about and take a look for myself. One report told of dampness around the rock in the Dome of the Rock. Another spoke of holy water being collected in the tunnel next to the Western (Wailing) Wall. Yet another spoke of water flowing from the top of the Temple Mount and that the Moslem authorities were unable to control it. I decided to visit the El Aksa mosque, the Dome of the Rock, the tunnel, the Eastern Gate and the southern face of the Temple Mount retaining wall.

Our group consisted of Becky, who was on assignment for Bridges For Peace, Dennis, who was acting as escort for two young women who were curious, and myself who just couldn't resist.

Our first stop was the top of the Temple Mount. There was no water flowing. We moved on to the El Aksa mosque and there was no water there either. Next, we went to the Dome of the Rock where we actually went in and under the rock. We took our shoes off and walked in our socks. We could not possibly miss any dampness on the floor. We did not notice any water. Then we went out to the inside side of the Eastern Gate. Here we did see some water. There were two hoses and we could hear a pump. There was just a small trickle of water coming from the two hoses. We decided to leave the top of the mountain and go down to the wall on the western side. There we did see a trickle of water dripping into the tunnel on the men's side of the prayer area. Someone had placed a cup under the dripping and they were collecting water to be given away as holy water.

Well, that's all the water there is to report about on the Temple Mount. It is not a breathtaking fulfillment of Biblical prophecy as far as we could tell. The question remains, is it anything at all?

The Bible predicts water flowing from the Temple Mount in Zechariah 14:4-9, "And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. And you will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD, my God, will come, {and} all the holy ones with Him! And it will come about in that day that there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle. For it will be a unique day which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light. And it will come about in that day that living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter. And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be {the only} one, and His name {the only} one." (NAS)

Even a cursory look at the preceding passage will convince almost anyone that this prophecy has not been fully fulfilled at any time in history. If you are looking for literal fulfillment of biblical prophecy, this is one that should be ahead of us on the time line. It has a lot of details. The flowing of water is only one of them. Yet, we can see that the element of water does exist.

Ezekiel 47 speaks of water flowing from under the threshold of the future Temple, on the southern side of the house, from south of the altar. He mentions that the house faces east and that the water flows as a trickle from the Eastern Gate on the south side of the gate. Naturally, the fact that there is no temple standing on the Temple Mount presents a small problem. There is no house at all on the mount that faces east. There are several small cupolas that might qualify but certainly nothing that could be mistaken for a temple with an altar of sacrifice.

On the other hand, there is a lot of illegal construction activity. We saw no less than hundreds of men busily moving stones and debris from a hidden building site under the El Aksa. There were many tons of cut stone near the eastern gate that were ready to be moved into place. We also know that there are a number of huge water cisterns cut into the stone of the mountain. It would take very little imagination to believe that one or more of these cisterns had been broken or was being drained for some reason. Last year a group of BFP staff visited Solomon's Stables on the Temple Mount. They had been completely renovated for use as overflow for the Al Aksa Mosque. It is likely that they are now turning cavernous cisterns into usable space.

OK, I'll attempt to draw a few conclusions. There are no streams or rivers of water flowing from the Temple Mount. The Bible prophecy that deals with the idea of water from the Temple requires a few additional details to be literally fulfilled. There is no physical Temple on the Temple mount. There is no deep valley across the Mount of Olives for the water to flow through. On the other hand, there is indeed a small amount of water present on both the east and western sides of the mountaintop. To complicate matters, there is a lot of illegal construction. Since the construction is not legal, there is no way a reporter can find accurate information about the possibility of a broken cistern or water being drained from other sources.

I would be interested in knowing the chemical characteristics of the water being collected in the tunnel near the Western Wall Plaza. I have a suspicion that it is neither pure nor holy. The same is probably true of the water that seems to be coming from the eastern gate. (Thomas Brimmer, June 5, 1999)


4. Water from the rock on the Temple Mount
Weekend News Today (http://upway.com/cgi-bin/went)
By Andra Brack
Source: IsraelWire

Fri Jun 11,1999 -- Rumors concerning water flowing from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City continue to circulate from time to time, but to date, ISRAELWIRE has not been able to confirm the accuracy of the reports. We feel it fitting to publicize the information provided below with kind permission of Or Somayach Institutions. In the Messianic era, says the Talmud, a trickle of water will begin flowing from the Holy Temple. This trickle will grow and grow until it becomes a gushing river. The Talmud cites a verse in Zachariah: "On that day a spring will be opened for the House of David and for the residents of Jerusalem." See also the book of Joel that: "And it will be on that day a fountain shall issue from the House of the L-rd." Maharasha explains that this river symbolizes King David's dynasty: Like a river flowing on and on, David's kingship will continue forever. Now, according to recent reports, a "mysterious" trickle of water is rumored to have begun from under "the rock" in the Moslem "Dome of the Rock" mosque on the Temple Mount. Even if true, this may or may not be significant. For one, the Talmud very specifically details how the trickle will emerge from the Temple, yet it's doubtful that "the Dome of the Rock" is indeed built upon the Temple site. In "Bet Hamikdash Hashlisli," Rabbi Shalom Dov Steinberg brings strong evidence that it is not. Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, a leading Torah scholar of our day, agrees. Among other indications, electro-magnetic scans under the Temple mount reveal very deep hollows consistent with those described as having been under the Temple --these hollows however are not under the Dome of the Rock; rather they are under the clear, unbuilt section opposite the Western Wall. Interestingly, this fits with our tradition, recorded almost 2000 years ago in the Zohar, that no building will ever be built on the site of the Sanctuary except for the Temple!

...and the water that seems to be, well, leaking out from under the mosque on the Temple Mount.

In the beginning, there was only rumor. Getting confirmation of this intriguing occurrence was difficult, especially since the Arabs were not interested in going public with this one. Furthermore, in light of all the political-leaks these days, the secular Israeli media finds little reason to report on a water-leak, and on Arab property yet.

However, through a bizarre act of Divine Providence this week, I was actually able to speak to someone who has the inside scoop. Yes, the Temple mount is actually leaking. Yes, the Arabs are very concerned about it, and have even sectioned off the area into which the water is emerging (there are big fans set up to reduce moisture and dry carpets). Yes, they have even hired foreign engineers to solve the crisis, but to not avail, and for reasons they don't understand as of yet.

Of course, any sign of trouble for those who occupy the holiest place in the Jewish world--and the entire universe for that matter--is a long-awaited one for those yearning for Moshiach and Temple times. However, beyond such expectations, does the water have any meaning? If the water was the result of Arab excavations (now why would they be digging around there?), is that reason to raise a spiritual eyebrow in wonderment? Perhaps, when one considers the following:

"Then He returned me to the entrance of the House and behold! Water was coming out from under the threshold of the House to the east-for the House faced east-and the water was descending under the right hand wall of the House, south of the altar ..." (Yechezkel 47:1)

It is worthwhile to read the entire quote. According to the Talmud (Pesachim 22a), a stream used to flow through the Azarah (Interior Courtyard of the Temple), and its source was Ein Etam (Yerushalmi, Yoma 3:8); it continued to the Kidron Valley. However, Rebi Eliezer ben Ya'akov teaches that, at a future date (i.e., the time of Moshiach), this stream will be replaced by one coming out of the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount. (My source, call him "Deep Water," told me that the wall on our side of the Temple Mount that supposedly corresponds to the Holy of Holies has been unusually moist!) In the time of Moshiach, this small stream will become a mighty torrent of blessing for all mankind, even sweetening the Dead Sea, and healing the sick and providing food for all. This is one flow we will not go against!

What to make of all of this? That is the $64,000 question that may be answered over the coming months. In the meantime, at least for those who have been wondering: There's water in them thar "hill"!


5. Another report

”While I was in Israel, I heard the reports of many credible witnesses of the water coming from the temple mount, coming down in the Kotel, and also in Hezekiah's cave. In Hezekiah's cave it was like a stream or small river. All of a sudden one evening the Lord gave me this vision.

“He let me see like a large dome of water under Jerusalem. It may be 1000 feet down. It is a tremendous large body of loose rock, water bearing rock, a huge cave full of water. God, at this time, is starting to let rock surface to push the water up through a waterway coming up under the dome of the rock, in the Temple Mount area. Little by little, it is coming up. It is coming up. Even now it is coming up at different places. In the Kotel it is flowing from the ceiling. Underneath the dome it is coming up and causing the people to every day take the rugs out of the mosque so they can dry the water that is coming up through the floor. Also out in the court yard they have to keep pumping all these cisterns because all of this water keeps coming into them even though with the lack of rainfall since 1996 there should be no water in any of these cisterns.

“The Muslims have poured cement down in places to try to stop the water. This is happening. God made this promise that water would come up underneath the Temple Mount in these days. This is it. In the last days there would be water there. The water that is there is more proof that these are the last days. In Ezekiel 47:1-10 it talks about how it comes up as a spring, then a little stream, then a river that will flow down the Kidron valley into the Dead Sea, and cause the dead sea to become fresh water. This is all the beginning of it. People might say because of doubt and unbelief and because they don't want these to be the last days that it is not happening but it is happening.

“I know that God is starting to do things. At the first of this year, I prayed and asked God, that they might be able to see to believe. Lord would you do something that these people that know the time and the season, to see and believe it. That if they can not believe it by faith, what is written, that they might be able to see signs that would cause them to believe. That is when this water started to come up around the Temple Mount area.

“I had been giving the warnings that there would be no abundant rain since 1996. People would mock, laugh, and scorn, and call me a false prophet. The drought is real and everyone knows it is real. In Jordan, already in 1996, they were having to kill their herds of sheep because of the drought. And in the middle of this drought God has caused water to flow at the Temple mount. The Muslims know from their holy writings that it is a very bad sign for them if the water starts flowing from the Temple Mount. They will try to do everything they can to stop it and hide it.