This is the next major blow that caused the split between the members of the original Jewish Church. Jerusalem ceased to be the center of the Messianic Jewish church after the Destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. This is why the Book of Revelation, started its messages to the 7 churches at the Church of Ephesus. The Book of Revelation was given to the last living Apostle John on 90 A.D.
By: LOPE COLUMNA, MESSIANIC-KABBALIST PASTOR GENERAL, The BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY OF LIFE
The First Temple was destroyed because of the 3 sins of sexual immorality, murder and idolatry. And the Jews were exiled for a period of only 70 years. After this period, God allowed them to return to their land and rebuilt the 2nd Temple which stood another 400 plus years.
WHY WAS THE 2ND TEMPLE DESTROYED?
"The Jewish Sages teach that every generation in which the Temple is not rebuilt is as wicked as the generation in which it was destroyed; for, had we been worthy, the Temple would have been rebuilt in our days."
Then this 2nd Temple was also destroyed. Most of the Jewish sages believed that the reason behind the destruction of the 2nd Temple is the so-called Sinat Chinam, or BASELESS HATRED. And with this seemingly minor sin of Baseless hatred, both the Jews and Christians were exiled for almost 2,000 years now, and the 2nd Temple is still not rebuilt! And there are powerful groups in Israel that are bent on building the 3rd Temple, but still they are not successful. The punishment seems to be greater than the first Temple! WHY?
The sin of Baseless Hatred is only one of the reasons of the 2nd Temple destruction. According to the LORDChrist Himself, there is a more terrible major cause of the 2nd Temple destruction! What is it?
THE REAL CAUSE OF DESTRUCTION OF THE 2ND TEMPLE ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST!
During the time of Jesus Christ the 2nd Temple was still standing, and He prophesied that it will be destroyed.
"As Jesus left and was going out of the Temple complex, His disciples came up and called His attention to the Temple Buildings. (Mat 24:1)
"Then He replied to them, "Don't you see all these things? I assure you: Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!" (Mat 24:2)
About 40 years later, it really happened. WHY?
"He beheld the city and wept over it, saying, If you had known, even you, even at least in this day of yours, the things for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. (Luk 19:41-42 MKJV)
"For the days will come on you that your enemies will raise up a rampart to you, and will surround you, and will keep you in on every side. (Luk 19:43 MKJV)
"And they will tear you down, and your children within you, and will not leave a stone on a stone BECAUSE YOU DID NOT KNOW THE TIME OF YOUR VISITATION. (Luke 19:44 MKJV)
BECAUSE THEY DID NOT KNOW THE TIME OF CHRIST'S FIRST COMING; THEY WERE DESTROYED!