The Red Heifer


   “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 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.” (Num.19:1,9)


   “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building: neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption four us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” (Heb.9:11-14)


  The bible prophesies of a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and a resumption of animal sacrifices by modern day Israel during the great tribulation period just before the Lord Jesus returns. Unsaved Jews, with no spiritual discernment, are planning now for the building of their temple in Israel. They are trying to find a suitable red heifer for purifying both the priests and the temple. They say that the long-awaited Messiah will return to become king of Israel and high priest of a rebuilt temple. Acquiring the red heifer is the number one project for the “temple institute” in Israel.


   But instead of doing it for Christ (Messiah) they are doing it for antichrist. The bible tells us that it is the antichrist who brings peace to the Middle East and contributes to the restoration of the temple and its sacrifices. According to (Dan.9:27, Dan.11:31-39), and (2 Thes. 2:3-4) during the great tribulation period the antichrist will reveal his satanic nature and stop the sacrificial offerings and declare himself as God.


   The Jews are set to turn back to the temple and their Old Testament sacrifices for purification of sin - but it is futile and foolish. They have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ who is the temple (Jn.2:19-21) and the only one who can purify them of their sins. He is the one and only purificator. – Amen and Amen. This antichrist temple with its reinstituted sacrifices will be the most antichrist and blasphemous act ever done on planet earth.


   But it’s even more foolish to have so-called Christians helping the Jews do this in total repudiation of Christ’s saving work on the cross. We are plainly told in (Heb. 9) that the ashes of the red heifer typify Jesus Christ and his great supreme sacrifice on the cross. Jesus cleanses and washes us from our sins in his blood when we get saved and born again. He is our sacrifice - the wrath of God’s hell falls upon him and not upon us. We are saved from hell the second death, hence the ashes. “The blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sins.” (I John 1:7).


   Cattle ranches in Texas are helping Israel to cross-breed the perfect red heifer. There are several all red breeds of cattle including our only U.S. breed- the santa gertrudis – developed at the King Ranch in Texas. (A deep cherry red color), the color of blood. (Is.1:18) says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Yes, like the beautiful song says, “wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”


   No true born again Christian has any business helping the Jews build the great tribulation temple for antichrist or helping the Jews find a red heifer to burn for the ashes of purification. All this has been fulfilled in the Lord Jesus on the cross of Calvary. When Christ said “It is finished,” that was the end of sacrifice for sin forever. He is the perfect, spotless, blemishless, sinless, supreme sacrifice for sin. He fulfilled all the Old Testament sacrifices. If they are true Christians then they need to preach salvation and purification through Christ to the Jews – not help them go backward to Old Testament sacrifices and the temple. “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering often times the same sacrifices which can never take away sin.” (Heb.10:11). They are only helping them backslide like a backsliding heifer – “For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer.” (Hos.4:16)


   Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the red heifer. He is the only one that purifies from sin. He shed his red blood for the cleansing of sin, yea, he was red with blood. He suffered without the camp, at Calvary, not in the temple. (Makes you want to go to old-fashioned bible-preaching camp meeting- Amen) A red heifer now is anti-bible, anti-God, and anti-Christ. God’s temple until Christ comes back is saved, sanctified people washed in the blood of God’s dear son. God no longer dwells in temples made of wood or stone said the preacher Steven in (Acts 7:48) but in saved people of flesh and blood.


This rebuilding of the temple and re-instituting of sacrifices is the counterfeit work of Satan. All this will do is give the antichrist a place to exalt himself as God- (2 Thes.2:4). These so-called fundamentalists from Texas helping to provide a red heifer for Israel points to the antichrist from the U.S., probably from Texas. Texas has all these Santa Gertrudis cherry red cattle and the antichrist will ride one of these red cattle, as it were, like a cowboy, straight into the new temple in Jerusalem. Antichrist will be the devils counterfeit emperor, ruling the world for a short time and leading the world to Armageddon. 


   Then the true emperor of planet earth comes back in power and great glory as King of Kings and Lord of Lords wearing his scarlet robe dipped in the blood of his enemies- (Rev.19:13-16). Then the mockery of Pilate’s soldiers when they stripped Christ and put on him a scarlet robe of a king and mocked him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews” will suddenly come true- the king has come back, not just as king of Jews but king of the whole earth.


   Jesus Christ is not jus the red heifer sacrifices at his first coming, but he’s the scarlet- robed King of Kings at his second coming. Yes, the King ranch in Kingsville, Texas and their red heifers indeed.


   Then Jesus Christ will build his millennium temple and we shall help him. It is written in (Zack.6:11-15) and especially (vs.12-13) “Thus speaketh the lord of hosts, saying, behold the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: even he shall build the temple of the Lord: and he shall bear the glory etc.” when Jesus came the first time Pilate brought him forth to the people and said ‘behold the man’ (John 19:5) and then he made Jesus carry the branch cross to Calvary to be sacrificed on and there Jesus built the spiritual temple of the Lord for his Father. In (2 Sam.7:13-14) it says- “He shall build and house for my name and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father and he shall be my son.” It is no happenstance that Jesus was a carpenter, for on the branch of Calvary he built the spiritual temple of his Father. The soldiers used carpenters tools- hammer and nails- and nailed his flesh into the wooden branch.


   But Jesus is coming back after the great tribulation and he will build the third millennial temple. He will be the master carpenter and we will assist him in building it – as it is written in (Zack.6:15) “And they are far off shall come and build in the temple of the lord etc.” We helped him build the church, the spiritual temple of the Lord and we’ll help him build one also. He’s coming back as the executive branch and the legislative branch and the judicial branch of government to rule this world with true justice and judgment. Then there will be sacrifices also. Just as the Old Testament sacrifices have value in pointing forward to the death of Christ so these sacrifices have equal value in pointing back to the death of Christ as an accomplished fact as a memorial.


But alas, the antichrist temple will be built and the red heifer will be burnt to ashes and used to supposedly purify sinners (much like the Catholic priests use their holy water and Ash Wednesday). Then antichrist will show himself in the new temple and declare that he is God and he is to be worshipped as God and his image shall be worshipped. These will be worldwide idolatry of one man- the beast.  


   Just at the time the temple of antichrist is to be built, God will send his two witnesses, his two prophets, and they most certainly will preach the truth concerning the temple – (See Rev.11:1-3). Israel and the whole world will know exactly what they are doing in their rejection of Christ and their accepting of antichrist.


   We must preach the truth to the Jews so that they can be purified by Jesus Christ. As the apostle Paul did in (Rom.10:1-4) “Brethren my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth.”


   May the whole world, both Jew and Gentile, come to the light of Christ and be saved. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ for remission of sins and he will purify your heart and souls. And give you eternal life.