15 Adar I 5779
Shushan Purim Katan
Every year around this time, a spirit blows through this land - a spirit of renewed hope and rejuvenation - that gives the world another push towards the final redemption. Purim/Pesach time is approaching and there are already hints that this spirit is beginning to blow even now.
This is one of the outer gates to the Temple Mount. It is called the Golden Gate or the Mercy Gate (Sha'ar HaRachamim). We have a tradition, known also to the Muslims, that the Redeemer of Israel will enter through this gate. Therefore, our enemies have blocked it off, sealed it up and planted graves around it to prevent this happening, as if any power on earth could stop it!
It is noteworthy that this week, there have been rioting and arrests on the Temple Mount of Muslims calling for the opening of the Mercy Gate! Not this one though.
Just inside the Mercy Gate, there is an entrance to Al Aqsa Mosque (one of several apparently). Judging by the distance obvious from the picture above, can you imagine the size of what has been built underground? (See Secrets under the Al-Aqsa Mosque.) In the following video, you can see the "gate" under discussion being removed.
While police remove this flimsy metal barrier in response to a Palestinian outcry on the Temple Mount this week, behind them stands the massive walled-up outer gate which Muslims have depended on for centuries to prevent the entrance of the Jewish Messiah.
Heaven is just waiting for the Jewish outcry in order to open that outer gate and bring Mashiach's long-awaited arrival - in these days at this time.