Thursday, May 22, 2014

Prophecy in the News | A Red Heifer in Arkansas

The red heifer in Arkansas from The Temple Institute
The Temple Institute reported on their Facebook page that a red heifer has been reported in Arkansas. From the Temple Institute Facebook page;
We have recently received photographs from a rancher in Arkansas showing what appears to be a perfectly red heifer. Note that in this untouched photograph the heifer has a red nose and reddish hooves, essential markings of a red heifer. The note that came with the photo stated that the heifer has never been put to work and has never been yoked. Perfectly red heifers, as this appears to be in the photograph are a rare occurrence among Red Angus cattle. We are familiar with the region where this heifer is being raised and intend to send an emissary to further inspect and document the red heifer.

They are excited because a red heifer is necessary for purity according to Numbers 19:1-11. It is necessary for those who enter the temple to be ritually pure. The only way to purify a person and certain implements is with the spring water strained through the ashes of a red heifer.  And the Temple Institute is very interested in building and using a third temple.
And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke: And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times: And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. 
Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin. And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever. Numbers 9:1-11

The Temple Institute has been looking for a red heifer for many years. They have had other candidates in the past that have been rejected. In March 2010 Rabbi Chaim Richman announced on his radio show on Israel National News that they had a red heifer in Israel and were only waiting for the right time to use it. But that has been over four years. Now there is another candidate and there are other people always trying to breed red heifers. 

The important thing to remember is that Jesus is coming back to judge the earth. If a red heifer is needed to finish prophecy, then at the right time there will be one. It is an exciting time to be alive. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes.

The study of the red heifer is complex. What are the criteria for a red heifer? The next red heifer will only be the tenth since Moses. Is it also necessary to have the old ashes to mix with the new ashes? The Temple institute has a great deal of information on this topic here.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Mark 13:37

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