The Ashes of the Red Heifer

“…bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed. ‘You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence…” (Numbers 19:2b-3, NASB)

There is probably no more obscure subject in Scripture to most people than the chapter on “the ashes of the Red Heifer.” Yet, the most obscure passages can give us the richest truths! In Numbers 19, the Lord gave Israel directions to sacrifice a Red Heifer (a red cow) outside the camp, and later outside Jerusalem, upon the Mount of Olives. This Red Heifer had to be completely redwithout blemish, and never having worn a yoke. This special sacrificial animal was killed in view of the tabernacle, and later after settling in Jerusalem, upon the Mt. of Olives facing the Eastern Gate of the Temple. The blood of the Red Heifer was sprinkled by the priest who made the offering toward the Tabernacle, and later, toward the Temple. Then the Red Heifer was placed upon the altar to be completely burned along with the wood. All of this was to be completely burned to ashes. Then, these ashes were to be mixed with water that came from a running stream. The gallons of mixture which resulted was to be stored and used for future sprinkling upon the people, priests, and objects which became defiled so they could be holy and usable in God’s service.

As Christians, this teaches us the high regard our Holy God has for our holiness as His people!! Israel would become defiled from the battles they had to fight, from coming in contact with dead bodies and animals. Defilement also came from committing acts of disobedience to God, such as sexual sins, stealing, and rebellion in attitudes and actions, etc. Much in our lives can defile us today in our daily walk! The blood of Jesus justifies and cleanses to save us and to enable us to serve Him as a holy people. Interestingly, sacrifices, continued in Israel to POINT BACK to Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, until 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed by the Romans (Heb. 9:13-14). We see, then, that it is God’s desire for us to be cleansed outwardly AND inwardly by faith in Jesus Christ! So, we should be living sacrifices to God daily! (Rom. 12:1-2)

God provided this and other sacrifices for Israel to offer continually to point the people to their need for holiness in thought and action to serve a Holy God. However, these sacrifices could not cleanse the conscience. (Hebrews 9) So, Jesus Christ, Who died in our place on the cross, as God’s complete sacrifice for our sins, justifies us before God, by forgiving our sins and sanctifying, or purifying us daily to serve Him. Interestingly, Orthodox Jews today plan to re-institute the sacrifice of the Red Heifer. This would enable them to purify the Temple Mount, to prepare the people to rebuild the Temple and purify the priests to restart the Temple sacrifices and service. Bible prophecy shows us that the Temple will be rebuilt!! The hunt for a qualified Red Heifer in Israel is ongoing, as well as searching for the ashes that may still exist in or around Jerusalem. These are prophetic indicators to us of the approach of the last days, and soon coming of the Lord to rapture the church. Now we know more about the “ashes of the Red Heifer” and their importance to teach us of our need for HOLINESS and PURITY to serve God!! As you watch for Jesus’ coming, Are you ready?

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Passover Sacrifices Restarted in Israel

In recent years, there has been a restart of the Pascal Lamb sacrifices in Israel four days before Passover each year. Tel Aviv based i24 News reported, April 14, 2020, how growing numbers of Israeli families are again publicly sacrificing the Passover Lamb, in Hebrew, called the Korban Pesach. They are doing this with great celebration! It was an AMAZING sight for me to behold!!

A report from Breaking News Israel on April 7, 2020, states that Israeli PM Netanyahu, based on a formal request sent to his government from the Temple Mount Foundation, is actually considering granting permission to permit the Korban Pesach sacrifice to take place on the ancient Temple Mount for the first time in 2,000 years. Remember, that that this is the Passover Lamb that the Jews were commanded to sacrifice while in Egypt in preparation for their deliverance from the plague of the death of the first born (Exodus 12). In this official letter of request to the Israeli government, the Sanhedrin stated:  “God forbid we should allow the coronavirus to strike His children without rising up to bring about the solution given in the Torah for epidemics.”

The Jewish Sanhedrin has been functioning in Israel for the last number of years and plans to bring an already constructed altar to the Temple Mount for the Korban Pesach to eventually be made there. Normally, the Temple is considered necessary for sacrifices to occur. The Temple’s construction would first require a sacrifice of a red heifer on the Mount of Olives to purify the site.

Jewish law states that the Passover Lamb Sacrifice (Korban Pesach), if done on the Temple Mount, CAN be offered WITHOUT the Temple as long as it is done upon a BIBLICALLY CONSTRUCTED ALTAR! The Temple Institute already has a biblically constructed altar waiting in Shilo. It can be transported to the Temple Mount when needed. The report continues to state: “The Sanhedrin emphasized that the plan to bring the altar to the Temple Mount was entirely consistent with President Trump’s recently released Deal of the Century which recognized Israel’s full sovereignty over the site.” Normally, a request for an offering to be made on the Temple Mount is rejected out of hand by the Israeli government. But, this year is different. The request is being seriously considered. Many leading Rabbis consider that this sacrifice is essential to Israel’s survival in view of the recent Coronavirus outbreak!

Biblically, the Passover Lamb is a type, or picture of Jesus Christ. John the Baptist announced concerning Jesus, in John 1:29, “Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.” We see, in the writings of the Prophets, such as Ezekiel, that Jesus will re-institute Temple Sacrifice after His return to the earth as a MEMORIAL to His ONCE FOR ALL sacrifice of ATONEMENT on Calvary’s Cross. The revival of the Passover Sacrifice in Israel is prophetically significant! Bible prophecy indicates that a third Temple is to be rebuilt in Israel just before or during the 7 year Tribulation Period. We know that sacrifices there will again occur. And After Jesus’ return to Jerusalem at His second coming, a Millennial Temple will be constructed. Recent events in Israel, much inspired by the Coronavirus outbreak, signal the fulfillment of latter days Bible prophecy. Today, therefore, is a great day to trust Jesus Christ as personal Savior and to get saved! He is coming soon!!

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The Rapture

In Mark Hitchcock’s book, The Amazing Claims of Bible Prophecy, he writes concerning the Rapture (pp. 220-221):

“Our word rapture comes from the Greek word harpazo in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, which is translated “caught up.” It means to seize, snatch, or even to seize forcibly. The Greek word harpazo is found 13 times in the New Testament. This Greek word was translated to the Latin word rapio by Jerome in the Latin Vulgate, and that’s where the word rapture originates.”

Hitchcock points out that, “many people find the idea of a rapture, a simultaneous, sudden snatching away of millions of people to heaven without dying, difficult to accept. It just seems too strange and bizarre to be true. After all, they say, nothing like that has ever happened before. But that’s not true. Many are surprised to learn that according to the Bible, there have been at least six rapture events in history:”

In summary:  First, the rapture of Enoch (Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5)–Second, the rapture of Elijah (2 Kings 2:1,11)–Third, the rapture of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-3)–Fourth, the rapture of Jesus, through His ascension from earth to heaven. (Revelation 12:5)–Fifth, the rapture of Philip (snatched away, not to heaven, but to another location) (Acts 8:39-40)–Sixth, the rapture of Paul (when he was “caught up” to “Paradise” and then returned to earth.) “When Paul spoke of believers being “caught up” or raptured in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, he knew what he was talking about. He had experienced his own personal rapture. And he couldn’t wait for all believers to experience what he had known.”

Based on what Dr. Hitchcock said above, it is important for you to know that the rapture of the true church is still future and will be sudden, literal and shocking to the world.  Many have spoken about a “secret rapture.” While I believe the rapture will be sudden and unexpected to the world, it will definitely leave much of the world in a state of shock and perplexity at the unexplained disappearance of perhaps millions of people. I believe the graves will be burst open, and many planes and vehicles will crash, and much of the world economies will nearly collapse. Yet, the rise of the Antichrist will occur after the rapture and will bring a temporary feeling of “peace and safety.” But this peace will not last long, as the Great Tribulation begins and the mark of the Beast, 666, is soon revealed along with the Beast himself. (Revelation 13)

Are you ready for the Lord’s sudden return for believers? Or will you be left behind? It is a good day today, through prayer, to trust Jesus Christ as your personal Savior who died for your sins and rose again. Why not pray to receive Him right now? “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the sons of God, even to those who believe on His name” (John 1:12).

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Jewish Temple to Be Rebuilt

On the Temple Mount in Jerusalem today there is an amazing amount of empty space. The Muslim dome of the rock Building which was built over the place where the temple holy place once stood is not going to be there forever. Some have said the temple will be rebuilt elsewhere, but it can only be built on its ancient location, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Lord Jesus Christ will return to Jerusalem and will be the Lord over His newly rebuilt Millenial Temple and Lord over all the earth! In spite of what the false prophets and false political and anti-Israel political and religious leaders say; world events are shaping up both to warn the world and encourage watching believers in Jesus Christ, that the Son of God is returning soon!

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Many Will Come Saying: I am Christ

There are many today that desire to be looked upon as the Savior. I believe many politicians fit this description as well as many pastors. It appears that President Obama had been assuming the role of Savior since he assumed his office as Commander in Chief.  Yet, like others who would be king, he always seeks more power. His latest reach to extend his liberal philosophies and policies now extend to the Supreme Court.

The sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Scalia is fishy to say the least. Many believe there are lingering  questions about his sudden death at a remote southern Texes resort after an active day of hunting.

What an opportunity to make sure to send a message.  The message that all who stand in the way of the next would be world leader’s liberal intentions to “transform” the world’s military leader and chief protector of Israel, America, should give up all resistance! The message is, do not oppose Obama; a man whom many look to as the messiah!

Even if the death of Mr. Scalia was natural, it would have looked much better for Mr Obama to have waited at least twenty-four hours to begin expressing his hopes for an immediate replacement.

His choice will undoubtedly reveal his desire to further his liberal, anti-family and anti-law enforcement, pro-Islamic and anti-Christian agenda in preparation for new world order (Caliphate?).This will be a new order of the coming Antichrist which the Lord Jesus Christ will destroy when He returns to Israel to establish His world Kingdom, with Jerusalem as His capital. (Revelation 13, 19-20)

 

 

 

 

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Decrypting the Effort to Decrypt the San Bernardino Terrorist’s Phone

With the trends of the times being so full of latter days deception, we should ask: How do we know that the Syed Farook’s phone has not already been opened and decrypted? The highly public effort to get Apple to cooperate with the FBI who say they cannot get into the phone without Apple helping them might well be a ruse.  Why? The answer cannot be known just yet. Yet,  I find it hard to believe THAT THE FBI CANNOT UNLOCK AND DECRYPT THAT PHONE.  We know the general public is gullible.  Most are taking this story, like the one that Justice Scalia simply died of natural causes, at face value.

A possible motive to produce a ruse such as this would be to assure Islamic terrorists that these phones are safe for them to continue to use for planning operations and or for recruiting. Another motive for this could be the government’s effort to control a private company, like Apple, through a government agency such as the FBI.  Obama has already successfully infiltrated the IRS to hinder and even cripple conservative non-profits and, to a great extent, the Justice Department as well, to frustrate law-enforcement as the diligent and dedicated socialist that he is.   Overall, the Obama Admin seems strangely silent on this whole issue.

Typically, for Obama, the less the American people know about the details of Islamic terror in Israel or the U.S., the better. And, reveling the contents of Syed Farook’s cell phone might further imply that Mr. Obama and his hyper-liberal administration are at least somewhat sympathetic for the cause for which Radical Islam wants to destroy America and Israel.  Strong delusion is, no doubt, being promoted in America in these latter days.  Could this be further preparation for the coming Antichrist?  “For he will send them strong delusion that they might believe the lie” (2 Thess. 2) There will be many deceptions in the latter days for the wicked to get and keep unquestioned power.  I believe that the highly publicized effort to prevail upon Apple to open and to decrypt Farook’s phone, which may well already have been opened, and the intrigue associated with it, is possibly one of those latter days deceptions.

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New Hampshire’s Trends for America’s Future

 

Socialist, Bernie Sanders has soundly beat corrupt and discredited liberal Hillary Clinton for the Democrat Party!

The Prospects for repentance in America seem farther off than ever! The people’s desire for a godless Socialist is so great that they have left radical liberal Hillary Clinton in the political “dust.” The demonic spirit of unbelief seeking the rise of a new global leader is gaining strength!

Republican winner, Donald Trump is far from a spiritual giant, although he stands aggressively for several important conservative issues!

True, biblical spiritual leadership is not on the top of America’s list for their desired future! The trends are diverging from true Christian or biblical foundations in many ways. Bible prophecy shows that in the last days the nations will seek a world leader that will promise to bring about the fulfillment of man’s felt needs and fleshy desires.

The Antichrist will do just that, at least for a while as he rises to power, but in the mid-point of the Tribulation, he will claim to be God and will require absolute authority and loyalty!

As Christians we should not seek salvation in any man but only through our God and Savior, Jesus Christ! The true hope for America will be found in believers that are surrendered to the Lord and who pray for righteousness to rule in the Land.
Yes, Christians should vote!
Yet, in reality, if the New Hampshire primary shows anything in terms of future trends for America, I believe it shows that two words will serve to describe it: “communist” and “dictator.” Both of these words describe the underlying philosophies of the, perhaps soon coming, Antichrist.

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