Sunday, July 12, 2015

The 10th Red Heifer: Understanding the Significance of the Red Heifer to the Rabbis of the Temple Institute

[NOTE:  For the much-anticipated "big" announcement from the Temple Institute, please see the previous post]

So to those of us who believe in Yeshua as the Messiah, the appearance of a Red Heifer is not such a big deal.  It tells us that we are in the End Times for sure.  However, we also believe that the anti-Christ will ultimately defile the 3rd Temple and only then will the true Messiah (Yeshua) bring the 4th Temple down from heaven.

But, to the rabbis of the Temple Institute, they believe that there have been only 9 Red Heifers in history and that the 10th Red Heifer will be prepared by the Messiah.  This is based on Maimonides saying:
"... and the tenth red heifer will be accomplished by the king, the Messiah; may he be revealed speedily, Amen, May it be God's will."
So, for them, all they really have to do is raise the 10th Red Heifer and then sit back and let the Messiah swoop in to do the rest.  They think that this act of raising the 10th Red Heifer is the ultimate act of building the Temple!  

The reality is that the real heroic act would be to destroy the Dome of the Rock.  Raising cows is easy.  Taking on the entire Middle East...that's heroic!

1 comment:

  1. The glory goes to YHVH for the Kingdom. The Moshiac of David comes somewhat after the fact.

    The Dome of the Rock(Moriah) is not the place of the Temple. Mt Zion(city of david) is.
    In fact that Mount Zion will raise thousands of feet into the sky, the sanctuary will be at the base, as will the alter, just as it was at Sinai.


    Zach 14 shows us that the area of Moriah/Dome/Mt olives, splits and the present temple mount goes into the crevace of the earth, just as the tents of korah and ruebens sons did at the rebellion.