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What's Going On: Prophecy Update - The Red Heifer

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September 28, 2022 11:55 am

What's Going On: Prophecy Update - The Red Heifer

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September 28, 2022 11:55 am

On this weeks Hopecast, David Chadwick and Jenn Houston discuss current events, specifically what the Red Heifer means in terms of end times prophecy. 

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Welcome to this week's cast with my dear friend Jim Houston joints meet weekly with these in case you don't know one week deals with the pastoral personal issue that you may be wrestling with the other week deals with a prophecy update of what's going on in the world because I believe there are all kinds of prophetic signs around us that we need to note as we await the second coming of our Lord. Jen, I hope you're doing well. I'm doing well thanks for having me David. I am glad to have you with me. Well today I want to talk about the red heifer and everybody others going what what does that have to do with a biblical prophecy about the second coming of Jesus. It may have more than you realize gin for there to be the reestablishment of the temple which biblically must happen before Jesus returns. There's also going to need to be the reestablishment of the temple sacrifices all the outlined animal sacrifices in the Mosaic law that are in the Bible and one of those biblical sacrifices that must take place in order especially to cleanse the priest, who can then cleanse the people is the sacrifice of the red heifer it's found in Numbers chapter 19 verse two. Jim, would you read that verse for us. Sure, Numbers 19 T says this is the statute of the law that the Lord has commanded tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect in which there is no Glennis, and on which a yoke has never come in Israel right now there's something called the Temple Institute that has been formed and they have placed together all of the instruments necessary for the sacrifices to occur. They have everything that's necessary for the reestablishment of those temple sacrifices. There is one thing that they have not had that is necessary for all of the sacrifices to occur again because this red heifer's ashes that need to be gathered are for the priests cleanliness in order for them then to cleanse the people of all of their impurities and that is a red heifer a red heifer that two things. First of all is red in color, which is different for a cow to have that perfect red color. And secondly, to be perfectly unblemished. There can't be one white hair or one dark black hair that's found all this heifer. It has to be perfectly on blemished will the Temple Institute and those Orthodox Jews looking for the reestablishment of the temple sacrifices have not been able to find a red heifer rabbinical training says that red heifer has to be born in Israel, but biblically there have been those who thought will, maybe it could be born someplace else and brought to Israel.

Interestingly, headline news this week as we do a prophecy update.

There are five perfect red heifers that have been flown from Texas to Israel, met by Orthodox Jews there who did the Kiam, the dance of praise as the red heifers were deported from the plane and also blew the shofar, which is necessary for the red heifers to occur in the sacrifices so when there is this perfect red heifer the red heifer will be killed and will be burned up in those ashes will be used to sprinkle upon the priest for their purification. Now, does this mean anything. I've got to at least pause I got to think there has been a Temple Institute that's been established, they have been looking at read the reestablishment of the temple sacrifices. They need a red heifer for decades, there has been no red heifer and suddenly now there are five red heifers that have shown up in Israel that meet the qualifications of being perfectly red without any blemish of any kind of white here or black here or anything else, and it causes me pause to think okay this is yet another sign that as we look at signs in biblical prophecy.

Now why is that important because one day the temple has to be rebuilt now for those who don't know biblical history. There are three temple periods. The first Temple was the one built by Solomon and David and for several hundred years. It was the epicenter of Jewish worship until the Babylonians came in and in God's judgment upon Israel's disobedience, all of Jerusalem was razed to the ground. The walls the city and even the temple itself and then with the Jews came back to the homeland. They began a second Temple time. When the ruble and others rebuilt the temple the book of Ezra in the Old Testament is about a man who gives oversight to the temple worship during the second Temple time. In 70 A.D. the Romans came in just frustrated with all of Israel's continued rebellion against them and raised Jerusalem to the ground again. What else was destroyed the temple. All of the temple sacrifices ceased. Will that Temple has not been rebuilt. In fact, in the seventh century the Muslims took over that part of the world and built their third holiest site in the place where the temple once was called the dome of the rock that's the fancy phrase this been given to it through the years and the Muslims honor that particular site.

The Jews have not been able to rebuild their temple on that site because of that particular I'll ask our mosque that is there. In fact, in 1967 of the Jews overtook the Palestinians and actually could have taken over the Temple Mount but gave it back to the Muslims because they knew that would set off a world war. But if you're going to have the reestablishment of all of these temple sacrifices.

There has to be a Temple. What's going to happen one of biblical prophecy. We believe in Daniel 927 gin would you read that verse as well because it's a wonderful prophecy verse about the reestablishment of the temple and its sacrifices sure Daniel 927 says that and he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one he makes desolate until the decreed and is poured out on the desolate or what it's talking about the reestablishment of the temple and the man of lawlessness that Jesus talked about in Matthew 24 verses 15 and 16, and Paul talked about in second Thessalonians to two through four. This man of lawlessness is the Antichrist. Now as the end times approach there's going to be a war that breaks out Ezekiel 38 very clearly says it is an alliance with Russia, Iran, Turkey, Sudan other places that surround Israel and attack God will then bring his angelic forces against those attacking Israel, and though it looks dire for Israel, God will intervene in Israel will win that war. Interestingly, by the way, there will be birds that take the bodies apart in order to clean up the numbers of soldiers were killed right now on the Temple Mount. There are 172 Carrion flesh eating birds that have never been there before in the history of the world as yet another sign that we can look at at another time. And then what we believe biblically is that that we could talk about in Daniel 927 represents seven years there will be 3 1/2 years after this great war with the Ezekiel 38 prophecy in Russia and Turkey and Iran and other nations invading Israel and God saves them there's going to be such chaos in the world. It may be a rogue missile is shot and hits the LS got mosque may be the dome of the rock is obliterated during that war. And this man of lawlessness. The antichrist steps on the scene of the world and says I can bring peace. I have solutions and is the one world government. The one economic system that will be brought in any also for those first 3 1/2 years makes a peace accord with Israel and many believe it's during that time he will say to Israel without Muslim interference because they have been obliterated as well in the Ezekiel 38 war will be able to rebuild the temple and will be able to reinstitute all of the temple sacrifices during that 3 1/2 years of peace and of course after that 3 1/2 years he will walk into that temple. The man of lawlessness, the Antichrist, and declare himself as God, he will declare that he needs to be worshiped and at that point, God will pour out all of his wrath all of his anger against the sinfulness of humanity and the particularly against secular godless Israel.

His called people who have not obeyed his commandments. Everybody knows Israel's one of the most secular places in the world today. They have the biggest Gay pride event in all of the world in Tel Aviv. So God's going to pour out his anger against Israel there going to be evangelists going to Israel who are Jewish you bring many Jews to faith in Jesus fulfilling Paul's prophecy of what's going to happen in the end times in Romans chapter 11 and you're going to have. Then Jesus at the end of the three and half years of God's tribulation and wrath poured out. Revelation 6 through 19 describing those in detail. After that at the end, Jesus will come back in his second coming, and he will establish his millennial reign here on earth with those who believe in him and those who don't believe in him. Looking forward to the judgment. They will ultimately face. But here's the whole point. The temple is going to be rebuilt and for the temple to be rebuilt. There needs to be the temple sacrifices for the temple sacrifices to occur, there must be a red heifer and there are now five red heifers in Israel. We've at least got to Paul's Norwegian and look at the signs of the time. Yeah, I like how you always say that we look at the signs of the time were not trying to predict the day or the hour and I have one little piece of information I shared with you prior to this recording. I learned yesterday that generally when cows are born their time to buy the states that they can have a record of agriculture and fascinatingly during Cove said this regulatory process did not happen because of Cove Ed in these five red heifers were not high if they were tagged whole would have been placed in her ear and a blemish in their blandness they would have been led with defect. I did not know that gin, that's absolutely fascinating, yet adds another wrinkle to all of this you know what I tried to do with these prophecy updates is take something that's going on in the world that looks like one of the signs in biblical prophecy that we need to pay attention to. Over the past we've looked at largely what's going on in the mid East and the continued relationships that are increasing in intimacy between Russia and Iran and Turkey. The aggregation of armies on the border of Syria which is bordering Israel itself, and those are largely Russian troops and you at least got to stop and go wow with Lebanon on the border of Israel and Hezbollah receiving $800 million annually from Iran in order to arm themselves with missiles and other strategic warfare, weaponry, and they are angry against Israel. You just look at it and say something's going on that we need to pay attention to it is beyond our understanding, lest we have the biblical narrative before us yeah and you know that some people can hear these kinds of things and be afraid and fearful that you know Jesus said all of these things were going to happen and he wants us to live prepared how do we do that well for first of all, there are those that believe in the rapture and those who believe in the rapture believe that God will rapture out his church before that 3 1/2 years of the peace accord that the antichrist will make with Israel. So that's only going to increase the evil in the world because the Holy Spirit is the restrainer of evil.

So if you take out all the Christians in the world and the Holy Spirit who lives in them. You're removing the restraining power of the Holy Spirit against evil which will only allow in those three and half years. During the supposed peace with Israel, an increasing amount of evil, but many people teach today and I'm sensitive to their teachings biblically that were not to be here so if you believe in Jesus you don't have to worry about any of this. You're going to be at the wedding supper of the Lamb that Jesus has prepared for us a place that he has prepared and if it were not so, he would've told us. John 14 one through three and were going to be there with him celebrating not having to worry about all the destruction is here now, there are those also who do not believe the rapture is true, but if that's true then what Jesus will do. He'll protect us during that time of tribulation, just like with the Jews in Egypt as God poured out in those 11 plagues his judgment against Egypt. He had a land called Goshen and he put his Jews in Goshen and he protected them amidst his tribulation is pouring out of his wrath against Egypt so gin either perspective and I'm sensitive to both. I like the rapture perspective because it doesn't make any sense for me that God's going to pour out his anger in his wrath, but for those of us who believe in Jesus. He's Artie done that on his son and not so why are we going to have to walk through the tribulation. It's a question that I continue to ask, but either way God is going to be with us he's going to care for us and were going to be able to enjoy the moment because of his powerful presence that overcomes all evil in the world. Yeah that is so great I love your approach to end times eschatology David, you're so gracious and clear to you. I really appreciate well.

Thank you, Jen and I want to say one more thing to her listeners today that end times prophecy should not scare us 30% of the Bible is prophecy.

The first verse of prophecy is Genesis 315 in the Bible where God makes a prophetic statement that one day through a woman is going to come, one who will crush the head of Satan, whose cause all of this mess in this world and in the rest of the Bible is the story of how that one named Jesus comes into the world through a nation called Israel that God formed in Genesis through Malachi and this Jesus who died and was raised from the dead will come again. He does oversee this world in all of his sovereignty and glory, and until he does come back. We need to be ready for either the rapture or the second coming. We need to be alert to wake up, not live in spiritual slumbering and also speak up whenever we need to against the evils of the world and then get up and go do some good for his glory. That should he come back today or tomorrow he would find us loving him speaking truth for him and living in a way that advances the kingdom of God serving the poor, feeding the hungry, doing whatever we need to do to serve other people for his glory and his glory alone so encouraging for all of us think he semi-stated.

Thank you everyone. I hope this gives you a great prophecy update this week. Next week will look at a pastoral concern regarding what will I do when someone who's a friend betrayed by David's havoc with my friends in Houston


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