17 Sep 2018

A Red Heifer!…?

Word has come from Israel that a (tentatively) spotless red heifer has been born. IF it is the long-awaited red heifer, huge prophetic implications are in place. Of course, in order for the New Temple to be dedicated, a spotless red heifer will have to be sacrificed in Jerusalem. Such has not existed for millennia (and Jews are considered impure until this is done).

According to a report, the Temple Institute has made the announcement:

“Last Tuesday, the Temple Institute’s Red Heifer program was blessed with results; an entirely red female calf was born, paving the way for re-establishing the Temple service and marking the final stage of redemption.

“Almost three years ago the Temple Institute inaugurated its Raise a Red Heifer in Israel program. Due to laws restricting the importation of live cattle into Israel, the Temple Institute imported frozen embryos of red angus, implanting them in Israeli domestic cows. The pregnant cows were raised on cattle ranches in different locations throughout the country. The cows are giving birth this summer with several calves already having been born.

“One week after it’s birth, the newborn red heifer was certified by a board of rabbis as fulfilling all the Biblical requirements. The rabbis emphasized that the heifer could, at any time, acquire a blemish rendering it unsuitable. They will be inspecting the calf periodically to verify its condition.”

Well, this is news indeed!

The red heifer was perhaps the key element in a biblically mandated purification ritual.

You can read for yourself the description in Numbers 19.

The three main criteria for establishing THE red heifer are 1) no spot or blemish (actually, the heifer can have no more than two “non-red” hairs) 2) it hasn’t been used for labor and 3) it has never been pregnant.

The whole story is one of fascinating details. The report goes on to say that such red heifers are extremely rare and in fact, Moses prepared the first one and from that time until the destruction of the Temple, only nine heifers were prepared (the amount of ashes needed is very small).

Now here’s where it gets especially interesting. According to Jewish tradition—tradition, not Scripture—there will only be a total of 10 red heifers in history, with the tenth ushering in the Messianic Age.

I have heard for years that THE red heifer had been born, but each eventually became unsuitable for the ritual. This one might pass from the scene as well, but if it does not, then we are privileged to live in this Age in a special way.

As our dear friend Tommy Ice likes to say:

Maranatha!

Jim1fletcher@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

10 Sep 2018

Justice?

I watched an extraordinary movie over the weekend: “Operation Finale.” It was the true story of the Mossad’s capture of Nazi war criminal (and Holocaust mastermind) Adolph Eichmann. If you get the chance to see it in a select theatre, please do so.

The 1960 operation, in Argentina, brought to justice a fiend responsible for millions of Jewish deaths. Members of the squad sent by David Ben Gurion were conflicted in what should be Eichmann’s fate. One or two wanted to kill him outright; others said no, it is better to bring him to Israel and try him.

They did so and the overwhelming evidence rendered a guilty verdict. Eichmann was hanged in Jerusalem on June 1, 1962.

I thought about this issue of justice. Jewish tormenters still operate out in the open today. There are millions of Eichmanns.

Terror activity on the Gaza border has now “lessened” to the extent that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has decided to reopen the Erez Crossing, allowing Palestinians more freedom of movement.

A report said this:

“A Fatah delegation arrived in Cairo and held a short round of talks with the Egyptians. The talks again illustrated the negative role played by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which links the arrangement with Israel with the internal Palestinian reconciliation. The PA has also threatened to impose additional sanctions on Hamas if it reaches an arrangement with Israel without PA participation. A Hamas spokesman said the talks in Egypt were being postposed for a few days. According to the Egyptians, the postponement is meant to give the Fatah leadership time to consult with Mahmoud Abbas about the proposals that had been made.”

This is madness. Consulting Abbas? He is a war criminal! So long as the Palestinians are allowed to have leeway in all this, terror will continue.

Rioting thugs at the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus hampered Jewish worshippers. Molotov cocktails and an IED were thrown and set in order to harm the IDF presence.

President Trump has said that the issue of Jerusalem had been “taken off the table,” further enraging the Palestinians. The White House has also announced a $200 million reduction in aid to the dysfunctional Palestinians, and of course it’s not their fault.

At what point do Israel’s enemies take sole responsibility? Eichmann didn’t, to the end. He said he was following orders. He watched children be shot in front of their parents.

Today, the Palestinian Authority fiend Saeb Erekat has accused the U.S. of harming the Arabs at Israel’s expense. According to the thuggish Erekat:

“The decision revealed the true significance of American foreign aid, which is intervention in the internal affairs of other nations and influencing their national freedom of choice (Wafa, August 25, 2018). On August 25, 2018, in an interview with al-Mayadeen, he claimed that the American decision to cut its foreign aid was an attempt to blackmail the Palestinians, and that the United States and Israel were trying to exploit the situation in the Gaza Strip to harm them.”

What utter nonsense.

I get that Jews are moral and want to take the moral high road. This though has led to more Israeli deaths, because the Enemy will not stop until it is broken completely. This is what I advocate. Only a truly innovative approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict has a chance to bring some real peace, but I doubt that will happen. I advocate a different home for the Arabs, outside Israel’s borders.

And if we are looking at things prophetically, it is worth noting a conference held in Japan last month. Dubbed the UN’s Conference for the Arms Trade Treaty (the U.S. will keep her weapons thanks, and the message comes from the crew of the U.S.S. Arizona), the event sponsors hosted among others Omar Hijazi, an aide to the Palestinian foreign minister for multilateral relations.

Whatever that is. Just another PA thug growing rich off foreign aid and his own people’s misery. He should be dragged out into the street so he can answer to his constituents, instead of protected by Western and Eastern diplomats.

The event was held in Tokyo, and “Palestine” has been a member of the conference since March of this year.

Did you get that? A country that doesn’t exist is being shoved down Israel’s throat. This will all have its own Operation Finale when the prophecies of Zechariah are fulfilled.

Which won’t be long from now.

Justice is coming.

Jim1fletcher@yahoo.com