Yes, OP...I believe this too. Quoting: abeliever
I think the third temple is not a figure of speech. I think it is real. However, I do wonder if the mosque on the temple mount is an abomination in itself.
How about this:
I've been wondering if it is possible after the defeat of islam in the gog magog war - if the structure of the rock of dome could be used for a temple.
It could be cleansed - the dome removed? Place a side structure for "sacrifices/tabernacle" outside the temple portion.
The alter would be used for sacrifices and walla - the antichrist would fume over this and then go in and stop the daily sacrifices.
That is if the antichrist is a muslim as many think he will be.
Joel Rosenberg has this to say about the defeat of islam:
As a result, I believe Ezekiel 38-39 describes the end of Radical Islam
and effectively the end of all of Islam
as we have known it. When the God of Israel destroys the forces of Radical Islam supernaturally while Muslims watch on Al Jazeera, how will they wake up the day after and believe that the Qur’an is true and that Muhammad is a true prophet? The vast majority of Muslims will abandon Islam.Many will turn to faith in Jesus Christ. Not all, of course, but many will because theywill have seen the Word of God come true right in front of them and the Word wasGod and the Word is God and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and Hisname is Jesus the Messiah. (John chapter 1)...