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Is a red heifer sacrifice a sign of the end times to the Jews?

Scripture: Hebrews 9:13, Numbers 19:2
Is a red heifer sacrifice a sign of the end times to the Jews?
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Caller:  I’ve been told that the Jewish people are looking for a red heifer in these latter days that’s without blemish and I was wondering in the fifth year of Jubilee, I was wondering if that was in the Bible, and if so, where I could find that?

Pastor Doug:  Well it does talk about they had a special red heifer offering that they would offer for – I think it was for cleansing a field where there had a murder – and it also talks about the blood of a heifer in Hebrews.  But I have heard about this.  It’s almost an obsession that some Christians have, that the Jews have to find these ashes of the red heifer offering.

And you know I really don’t find support for that in the Bible.

Caller:  Ok.

Pastor Doug:  I’ve read it in a lot of this conspiracy literature and some of the sensational things that are floating around out there.

But I’m kind of looking on my computer right now and, let me see.  In Hebrews chapter 9, verse 13, I want to give you at least a Scripture or two.  It says, ‘For if the blood of bulls and goats and ashes of a heifer sprinkling….’ Here it is.  Numbers 19:2 is the one I’m looking for:  ‘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 they give it to the Priest and this was a special offering that the people had.  But the idea that that needs to be found before something extraordinary happens in Israel, I don’t find that supported in prophecy.

I’ve spent a lot of time doing seminars on Revelation and Daniel and studying Ezekiel and Zechariah and I’ve really never found anything in prophecy that says that these ashes of a red heifer have to be found.

Caller:  Ok.  I just thought that was one of the signs of the end times but I guess it’s not.

Pastor Doug:  Well I’ve heard that before.  Some people are saying that the Ark of the Covenant must be found before Jesus returns and there have been a number of speculations but – that’s the best I can do.

Caller:  I sure thank you very much.

Pastor Doug:  Ok.  God bless.

Caller:  You’re sure doing a fine work.

Pastor Doug:  Thank you very much.

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