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16 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 29
WHO UNDERSTAND will KNOW that Christ Messiah when he returns.
has come! 5. Did YEHOVAH God VISIBLY
ascend from the Mount of Olives?
HOW YEHOVAH God Will Return COMMENT: There were a number of
eyewitness accounts of this occurrence.
1. How did YEHOVAH God DEPART? YEHOVAH’s Shekinah Glory remained in the
Ezekiel 10:19. Didn’t His Shekinah Glory leave Second Temple all through the life and death of
by the EAST GATE of the Temple? Same verse. the Messiah and up to the year 66 A.D. -- when it
2. Will YEHOVAH’s Glory return the was seen leaving the Temple and alighting on
same way that it left? Ezekiel 43:1-4, 7. the Mount of Olives. Eusebius of Caesarea
3. After passing through the East Gate of (260?-340? A.D.), in his book Proof of the
the Temple, where did YEHOVAH’s Glory go Gospel, wrote:
to depart from this earth? Ezekiel 11:23. Didn’t “Believers in Christ congregate from all
YEHOVAH leave from the Mount of Olives parts of the world, not as of old time because of
(Mt. Olivet)? Same verse. the glory of Jerusalem, nor that they may
COMMENT: The mountain which is on worship in the ancient Temple at Jerusalem,
the east side of the city of Jerusalem is the Mount but...that they may worship at the Mount of
of Olives. There is a definite focus in these Olives opposite to the city, whither the glory
Scriptures on the EAST. On the east side of [the Shekinah Glory] of the LORD [YEHOVAH,
Jerusalem is the Eastern Gate of the Temple YHVH] migrated when it left the former city”
Mount -- and east of the Gate, the Mount of (Book VI, Chapter 18 (288)).
Olives. From this sacred area YEHOVAH’s A Jewish rabbi by the name of Jonathan,
Shekinah Glory departed, and it is from here that who was an eyewitness to the destruction of
His Glory will reappear. This area, east from the Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D., said the
Temple Mount and including the Mount of Shekinah Glory of YEHOVAH God left the
Olives, is likely the El-Bethel where Jacob had Temple for three and a half years and
his vision of the ladder to heaven. He identifies “abode on the Mount of Olives hoping
the place as awesome and sacred, none other that Israel would repent, but they did not; while a
than the “gate of heaven.” Jacob was lying on the Bet Kol [a supernatural voice] issued forth
Temple Mount, facing east, looking in his dream
at the summit of the Mount of Olives (Genesis
4. What will HAPPEN IN THE DAY
THAT YEHOVAH GOD RETURNS? Zech-
ariah 14:4. Will His feet stand upon the
MOUNT OF OLIVES “in THAT day”? “Day”
here refers to a very brief period of time -- a
24-hour day. And who will appear with Him?
Zechariah 14:5, last part.
COMMENT: The Jewish Tanakh
translates the word “saints” as holy beings --
referring to the angels and other heavenly host.
The Jerusalem Bible and the Revised Standard
Version translate the word “holy ones.” This is The Mount of Olives near Jerusalem -- point of
NOT a reference to the resurrected members of YEHOVAH God’s departure and His imminent
YEHOVAH’s Ecclesia that will meet the return.
What Do You Mean -- “The Kingdom of YEHOVAH God”?