Apparently, over 2 weeks ago, 15 January 2024, on the 100th day anniversary of Al Aqsa Flood, Abu Obedia, the spokesperson for Al-Qassem Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said during a televised speech that they were motivated to act against Israel on 7 October 2023 because of the “bringing of red cows” (ref. 1). By that he meant the arrival in Israel in the year 2022 of 5 unblemished red heifers for the Temple Institute.
On 26 October 2023, Hamas’ Khaled Mashal also said the same thing during an interview on Egyptian TV (ref. 2).
Now, some Israelis and maybe even parts of the government might back away from the idea of a temple of God and a daily sacrifice, given 7 October and what Hamas has said about the red heifers. But of course, to do this would be to reward terrorism and to submit to the god of Islam.
It is a matter of faith that the LORD, the one Israel calls HaShem, is the true God. Islam and the like are led by rebellious angels pretending to be comparable gods. It stands to reason that an angel cannot be “greater” than God. In other words, a creature cannot be more powerful than the creator. In due time, this will be proven, for all the world to see.
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.Isaiah 44:6
For those wondering about the Father and the Son, technically, Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God and also the Messiah and even the coming King of Israel, is God the Father when he is in heaven. This is because God the Father exists beyond both heaven and earth.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORDDeuteronomy 6:4
Christianity describes this phenomenon as the Trinity (ref. 1 John 5:7). This is reflected in the first sentence of Genesis 1, in the Hebrew grammar of the words “Elohim” (plural) and “bara” (singular, masculine). Plural and singular, at the same time.
Anyway, when Satan and his angels – i.e. demons – are against you, the very thing to do is to turn to God.
Indeed, it is Bible prophecy that before the final 3.5 years can begin, Israel is to return to God the Father, the LORD. More to it, Israel is to do this in a formal way, involving a proper temple of God and a correct daily offering to God.
Another aspect of Israel returning to God in these last days involves stockpiling provisions for Judah and Jerusalem. This is something I brought up in my last post. It is explained in Malachi 3:7-10.
… Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes…Malachi 3:7-11
I suppose, the timing and the specifics of the temple and the offerings will be made clear by the 2 witnesses.
The storehouse thing, however, perhaps should begin sooner rather than later, because it will take time to accumulate enough for Judah and Jerusalem to survive the final 3.5 years.
Hamas in the news talking about red cows means the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, the Antichrist, cannot be far away.
1. Yehuda Dov (25 January 2024), “Hamas Spokesman Blames Israel’s Importing Red Heifers For October Attack”, vinnews.com
2. Truth Dig (1 February 2024), “The Gaza War and the Red Cows of Prophecy”, truthdig.com