Prophecy Update #772 – How About Now, Red Cow?

Hamas Spokesman: October 7 attack launched to stop the red heifers.

That was the January 17 headline on


Abu Obeida, the military spokesman for the Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization, gave a rare speech on the 100 day anniversary of the war against Israel. In his speech, he cited the arrival of the red heifers in Israel as one of the motives for the massacre of Jews on October 7.

The Palestine Chronicle translated his speech. Among the reasons he cited, “the ‘bringing of red cows’ as an application of a detestable religious myth designed for aggression against the feelings of an entire nation in the heart of its Arab identity, and the path of its prophet (the Night Journey) and Ascension to heaven.”

The ‘red cows’ are rare, spotless red heifers whose ashes are necessary to purify the implements in the Jewish Temple. Last September, five red heifers arrived in Israel amid great fanfare. To replicate the ceremony mentioned in the Bible, they need to be at least 3yrs old. They are almost 2yrs old.

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has been busy for decades replicating all necessary implements to perform animal sacrifices. The ceremony needs priests who have not been defiled by touching anything dead. They have identified nine such men.

Why is that seen as an act of aggression? It is assumed that the site of the Jewish Temple is where the Al Aqsa Mosque is currently built. That presents a problem.

Daniel in the Old Testament prophesied that there would be a Temple in Jerusalem on the holy site during the seven year Time of Jacob’s Trouble that we commonly call the Great Tribulation. Jesus validated Daniel and spoke of certain events that must take place in the middle of the Tribulation in the Temple.

This is exactly what we expect to be happening based on the unfulfilled End Times prophecies in the Bible.

We monitor biometrics, cashless commerce, the manipulation of human DNA, global government, the exponential growth of human knowledge, one-world religion, instantaneous global communication, the rise in popularity of the occult, a falling-away from the faith in Christendom, and all things Israel.

All of these are increasingly trending in the news – just as you’d expect.

We live in the Church Age, between the first coming of Jesus and His return to establish and rule the Kingdom of God on earth. His return will be preceded by a seven year time of incredible trouble upon the earth. Most commonly it is called the Great Tribulation, but the prophet Jeremiah calls it the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. It is a reminder that God will use that time to reveal Himself to unbelieving Israel. By the end of the seven years all Israel will be saved.

Jesus promised His Church, “I… will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

He keeps us entirely out of the 7yr Great Tribulation by raising deceased Church Age saints, then rapturing “we who are alive and remain.”

When? The return of the Lord for us is imminent. It could happen any time. Nothing needs to occur before Jesus can come for us.

Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!

“When in the end that church will suddenly be caught up from this, then it is said,

‘There will be tribulation such as not been since the beginning, nor will be.’ ”

Irenaeus (AD130-202), Against Heresies 5.29