NO WOE ZONE
Biblical Chronology and an End Times Perspective
The Red Heifer
The red heifer brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world, rebuilding the Holy Temple for all nations, and welcoming the Messiah. This is spearheaded for the Haredim by the Temple Institute, located near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. They are special breeding red heifers, have all the priestly vestments, vessels, and altars made to occupy Temple III, and the blueprints are ready. Temple priests have been raised since childhood. The Sanhedrin is already in place. The ultra-orthodox Jews of this generation will make it happen. [Go to www.templeinstitute.org and there confirm the details. Only their interpretations matter to them.]
In the Revelation we have read that there will be a rebuilt Temple where the two witnesses will preach. This precedes the return of Jesus Christ as Messiah. We need a Temple III, and then Christians can say, Amen. Come Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)
Temple III will only be built where the Dome of the Rock now squats. It and Al Aqsa Mosque occupy the Temple Mount, Islam's third most holy site. Destruction of the Dome of the Rock will trigger war. Not a local war. Not the Great Tribulation. Just a basic World War with a religious flavor. Temple III = WW III.
Knowing such an outcome, who would blow up the Dome of the Rock? An American Christian and an Australian Christian have been previously arrested in their attempts, just so they could say, Come Lord Jesus. A number of Jewish plots have been foiled. And there are certainly militant Muslims that would do it to unite Islam against the world, and, of course, blame the Jews. But these bunglers didn't have today's technology.
A drone is one of those whirligigs that can deliver your Amazon order or a well-placed explosive. Fly it low to the Dome and press the button. All it takes is one motivated fanatic who thinks God/Allah/Jehovah has called him to welcome Jesus/Mahdi/Messiah by preparing the way for Temple III. Only one motivated person with a nice toy, a chemistry set, and a little practice can change our world, digging millions of graves.
So why is the red heifer at the front of the line? We can read in Numbers 19 that Moses was in charge of burning this cow without yoke or blemish, along with cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet wool thrown in the fire. The ashes were mixed with water and the solution would purify an unclean person. There were nine red heifers burnt and used through the destruction of Temple II in 70 AD. Why do we need a 10th red heifer?
The Haredi Jews require it. They are the ultra-Orthodox that some characterize with their curly sideburns and funny hats. They describe themselves as the most religiously authentic group of Jews. If it is written in the Torah, the first five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) that is their main guide. Moses and the priests in Solomon's Temple and Temple II had the ashes of a red heifer for purification, so they must also have those ashes. A true Jew must have a 10th red heifer for purification. Period.
The Haredim represent over one and a half million worldwide, and about 13% in Israel. They seldom intermarry and their birth rate is more than double the local average. The men refuse to serve in the military so they can study the Torah while the wife works. CNN has a short video HERE with a flavor of their dedication (after the ad runs). They are active in politics. They are active with the Temple Institute. With a 10th red heifer they could be active in your future.
An all-red calf was born in Israel on October 25, 2018. If it reaches three years of age without blemish and no odd-colored hairs it is officially a red heifer. But now there are two (2) red calves in contention for the funeral pyre. An informative Israeli article published March 6, 2019 is HERE which fills in more background details.
From a Christian perspective you might like the Perry Stone video "Ashes of the Red Heifer" HERE (after the ad runs). Stone relates the red heifer as a picture of Jesus and His crucifixion. He also notes the red heifer to precede a Temple III. The Temple Institute says they do not need the earlier ashes whose location is suggested in the copper scroll to proceed.
So we presently have potential red heifers available in less than three years. Will that encourage a super-Orthodox to finger a control box for a blown drone? Haredi children are specifically being raised to be pure before God in a new Temple. In February, 2019 I went through the exhibit at the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, and in two places they were specifically encouraging the youth of today to prepare the way for a new Temple. On their website you can purchase T-Shirts with with a new Temple in progress and the words "Temple Under Construction!" in sizes for 2 years old and up. How old do you need to be to fly a drone?
Dedication? The Haredi males do not work or serve in the military and are immersed in Torah study 24/7. They dress the part. They live the part. They will justify their existence by fulfilling their calling by G-d to be ritually pure after a several millennium hiatus.
For decades I have advised, "When you see the Dome of the Rock destroyed on CNN, don't sit there and watch the news. Get to the market and abuse your credit card. Prop up your bed with extra cans of beans." I've had some guesses as to timing, but no worry until someone flattened the Dome. In the context of End Times Jesus said we would recognize the time when the twigs of a fig tree got tender. (Matthew 24:32-33) Are fig twigs red?
In summary, for the ultra-Orthodox Jew the ashes of a red heifer are necessary for purification to occupy a new Temple. The Temple is necessary for the first coming of Messiah. Simple methods and dedicated Jews are available for clearing the Temple site by removing the Dome of the Rock. That destruction will result in war. The timing may be soon. (Toward the end of 2021 if present red calves stay red and someone doesn't get impatient.)
PS If you believe you will avoid the next war in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture or grit your teeth with a Mid-Trib or Post-Trib Rapture then justify two (2) raptures. Ask God when are world conditions such that He MUST fulfill His promise to save the living Saints? On the Last Day the armies of Gog and Magog surround the camp of the Saints. At that moment there are two groups of humans on Earth, the saved Saints and the armies representing the unsaved agents of Satan. These living Saints MUST be translated from mortal to immortal, aka Raptured. And for the bad guys, "Fire came down from Heaven and devoured them." (Revelation 20:9) And then the Great White Throne Judgment. It's good to be a sheep.