Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months. Revelation 11:1-2
John is asked to participate in his vision by measuring the temple court. He is informed that it has been given over to the Gentiles and will not be included in the future 3rd temple. Currently, the dome of the rock mosque occupies that place. How amazing that this would be the reality in our time. Beyond that, “they” will tread under foot Jerusalem for a season. Who is “they”? Recently, some Bible scholars suggest it will be Muslims, led by the antichrist.
Do I understand that there is a cosmic battle at work in the universe?
God, it will be fascinating to see world events unfold. Help me express Your love and righteousness in the world. Give me insight to understand the prophecies of the Bible.