Christian attention and support are beginning to increase as the time draws near on the prophetic red heifers second birthday.
Recently, The Voice of Healing Church in Houston, Texas, joined with Boneh, Israel, and The Israel Guys, a Christian non-profit based in Israel, and broadcast their unified support of reinstating the biblical commandment of the red heifer sacrifice.
The event was led by VOH's Pastor Michael Petro and Boneh Israel was represented by Rabbi Itzchak (Tzachi) Mamo, Mo Bareli and Byron Stinson.
Byron Stinson is the Texas businessman responsible for getting the red heifers to Israel, as well as purchasing land on the Mount of Olives for the sacrifice.
"The one thing we kept hearing, over and over, was that everyone felt so much love at the event," Pastor Petro told Israel365 News. "Christians and Jews, we were all working towards the same vision with the same hopes which is remarkable since this event could never have taken place ten years ago. The Lord is pulling us together for a common purpose."
Petro shared that he has been fascinated with the sacrifices that took place in the Bible, and the relevance they hold for Christians as well as Jews.
"Paul connects the red heifer to the Messiah," Pastor Petro said. "He describes Jesus as going outside of the camp and this is a reference to the red heifer which was sacrificed outside of the camp. God kept his promise and brought the Jews back to Israel so now, whether you are on the Jewish side or the Christian side, we are clearly in a period of getting ready. The heifers are an essential part of that. The coming together of Jews and Christians is part of that as well."
The red heifers that have drawn the attention of the world, landed at Ben-Gurion airport on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
As Charisma News reported, "For the Orthodox Jewish community, this is viewed as one step closer to practicing the Mosaic law as dictated in Numbers 19:2, 'This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying: "Tell the children of Israel that they will bring you a healthy red heifer, which has no blemish, and on which a yoke has never gone."'"
The ashes of a red heifer are needed in order to purify the priests who would serve in the temple, according to Numbers 19. Because the entire animal is burned and the ashes stored and used sparingly—sprinkled into water from the Gihon spring—only nine such sacrifices had been performed throughout history.
These heifers meet the criteria, as the American ranchers who sent them to Israel from Texas did not even tag the ears of the cattle. This ensured their pristine condition was maintained for rabbinical inspection.
"The theme of the event was redemption and how the red heifers play a major role in that," Mo told Israel365 News. "It amazed me that when it came to redemption and the Third Temple, we all had so much in common. The people we met were connected to Torah and felt strongly that they wanted to be a part of the prophetic things happening in Israel right now. Of course, Christians and Jews have significant differences but it was very easy to focus on the important things we have in common.
"The heifers will, God willing, be ready by Pesach next year," Mo continues. "All of the elements necessary, the land and the kohanim, are being made ready in the meantime."
While there are still many hurdles yet to overcome, even as Israel deals with unprecedented civil unrest and persecution from the international community, for Jews and Christians, the question is not if these things will come to pass, but when will they come to pass. God has ordained these events to occur, now the faithful must continue in prayer and supplication that the will of God be done.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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