The Bible says, "The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first, then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will forever be with the Lord" 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.  All prophecies leading up to the "catching up of the saints," or rapture if you will (as translated in the Greek), have been fulfilled already and we know that Jesus could return for His people at any time.  There are some other major prophecies that will be fulfilled during the last days, but not necessarily before God's people are caught up to meet Jesus in the clouds.  The scriptures tell us that before the wrath of God is poured out upon all the earth, God's people will be gone, "Wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come" 1 Thessalonians 1:10.  We know that in the last days, the Temple of God will be rebuilt in Jerusalem sometime before Jesus returns, in that the third temple (the first two were destroyed) is mentioned in Daniel 11:31, Matthew 24:15 and various other passages throughout the Bible, with reference to the last days.  The rebuilding of the temple is an indicator that we are living in the last days, as foretold in Daniel 10:14 through Daniel 11:31.  It is not widely known or publicized that a devout Muslim by the name of Adnan Oktar (also known as Harun Yahya) met with members of the Jewish Sanhedrin in 2009.  In a "spirit of peace and goodwill," Mr. Oktar has offered to rebuild the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.  Mr. Oktar is a renowned writer and publisher of Muslim books in Turkey and he is said to be extremely wealthy.  He said he could have the Temple built within one year, according to the specifications laid out by the Sanhedrin.  His offer is to actually rebuild a temple for Jews, Muslims and Christians to promote peace in the Middle East, and allow everyone to worship there.  The members of the Jewish Sanhedrin, who met with Mr. Oktar, are very much in agreement with him, so much so that they have posted a notice on the Sanhedrin website stating their affirmation and agreement with Adnan Oktar (  The article is a bit difficult to find on the website, being buried within several links, although this URL will take you directly to it: 5769 Tamuz 9.pdf  Take special note of the introduction on page 1, then the article entitled "Plan of Peace" on page 5.  It is interesting also that the Sanhedrin and Oktar believe the Temple will be a way to bring peace, not only in the Middle East region, but throughout the world.  Of course, the Knesset (Jewish lawmakers in Israel) would have to approve it.  According to the Bible, their plan to rebuild the Tempe and bring "peace" to the region will be successful.  Several passages in the Bible, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, Revelation 11:1, reference a functioning Temple during the time of the end, and it will be the place where the Antichrist eventually sets himself up to be worshiped as God, but not before he "confirms" a pseudo-peace treaty (1 Thessalonians 5:3) with Israel.  It appears that Adnan Oktar and the Jewish Sanhedrin are on their way to fulfilling Bible prophecy before our eyes, and this should send enormous excitement and spiritual preparedness throughout the Christian community today!  The Sanhedrin announced in their article, Plan for Peace:

Out of a sense of collective responsibility for world peace and for all humanity, we have found it timely to call the world and exclaim that there is a way out for all peoples.  It is etched in a call to all humanity: We are all the sons of one father, the descendents of Adam, and all humanity is but a single family.  Peace among nations will be achieved through building the House of G-d, where all peoples will serve, as foreseen by King Solomon in his prayers at the dedication of the First Holy Temple.  Come let us love and respect one another, and love and honor and hold our heavenly Father in awe.  Let us establish a House of Prayer in His name in order to worship and serve Him together, for the sake of His great compassion.  He surely does not want the blood of His creations spilled, but prefers love and peace among all mankind.  We pray to the Almighty Creator that you hearken to our call.  Together - each according to his or her ability - we shall work towards the building of the House of Prayer for all nations on the Temple Mount in peace and mutual understanding.

Adnan Oktar's statement during his meeting with the Sanhedrin, "If we act in the knowledge that we are all brothers, then there will be no need for those walls in Israel," is actually held within a prophetic passage in Ezekiel 38:11, "I will go up to the land of unwalled villages," as stated by Israel's enemies before their attack on Israel.