By Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel
Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript from Christine Darg’s prophecy update video mid-September 2018 entitled “End-Time Beasts.”
What does the birth of a new-born cow in Israel have to do with End-time events and the re-building of the Temple in Jerusalem? And why would God allow the Jewish people to reinstitute a sacrificial system of putting innocent animals to death?
We’ll also explore how secret laboratories are engineering hybrids of humans and animals into grotesque monsters known as chimeras— and, by the way, could the Anti-Christ in some form be a chimera, a hybrid human?
Shalom, I’m Christine Darg. Talk about the possible fulfillment of a major End Times biblical prophecy!….Recently a red heifer was born in Israel that’s become yet another candidate to be raised and especially cared by the orthodox Jews in the hopes that the young cow will be able to fulfil conditions that will ultimately lead to the reinstitution of Temple sacrifices. In order to reinstitute animal sacrifices, the Bible specifies that the ashes of a red heifer are necessary for purification rites.
The newborn heifer underwent an extensive examination by rabbinical experts, and they determined that the young cow is currently flawless and therefore she’s a viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer that’s described in Numbers Chapter 19. The newborn heifer was certified by a board of rabbis. But the animal will have to be examined again in order to determine whether it continues to possess the necessary flawless qualifications to qualify as the biblical red heifer for sacrifice. You see, such a candidate is an absolute necessary prerequisite in order to start Divine services in a Third Temple that’s yet to be rebuilt.
In an announcement, the Temple Institute explained that the red heifer is essential to the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem because the animal will be needed to be sacrificed in order to complete the ritual of purification for the Temple. Religious Jews also believe this step is part of the process that signals the coming of the Messiah and the final judgment. Throughout Jewish history, there have been reportedly only nine true red heifers, all of which formed the continuity over the generations for the ashes of purification, and now the 10th candidate will reportedly herald the construction of the Third Temple.
Several red heifers have been born in the past decade or so, and they’ve created quite a stir, but they were all eventually disqualified for not meeting the strict Biblical requirements. The red heifer must be born from a natural birth and be entirely red with no more than two non-red hairs on its body. So the reddish-colored female calf is being raised in accordance with the Jewish laws specified in the Torah. In Numbers Chapter 19, the Lord spoke to Moses and his brother Aaron the high priest, saying,
“Speak to the children of Israel and have them bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and upon which never came a yoke of servitude… The priest is to take some cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet wool [all symbolic pictures of salvation] and throw them onto the sacrificed heifer. Then the ashes of the heifer are to be gathered up and put in a ceremonially clean place and kept by the Israelite community for use in the water of cleansing; it’s for purification from sin.”
Jewish tradition requires that the heifer be three-to-four years old when it’s sacrificed for the purification and rebuilding of the Temple.
The writer of the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament made mention of the red heifer in Hebrews Chapter 9, explaining that the sacrifice is all about salvation and the ultimate blood sacrifice of the Messiah. Hebrews says,
“The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, how much more will He cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”
Amen! Those of us who are assured that our sins have been covered and forgiven by the Blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus, rejoice in our salvation that we receive by faith, but we also watch carefully what’s happening in Israel because all of this activity around the coming Third Temple does point ultimately to the redemption of Israel when Yeshua the Messiah returns as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. All of this animal imagery in the Bible is so important to understand prophetically.
At his first coming, Jesus came from heaven as the lamb of God to accomplish atonement for the world at the Cross by voluntarily offering up his sinless blood for sinners. At that time, the Jewish people were expecting the Lion of the tribe of Judah to deliver them from the oppression of Roman rule. Jesus was indeed from King David’s line, from the tribe of Judah, but his mission on his first coming was to be God’s Suffering Servant as portrayed and prophesied in Isaiah 53. Now soon he will return in triumph like the roaring Lion of Judah to put down Israel’s enemies and to save the Israeli nation. All prophetic events are leading up to his soon return. Meanwhile, this is the third consecutive year of a record-breaking number of Jews ascending the Temple Mount, seeking God. Jews from all walks of life, religious and non religious Jews, public figures, young, old, former paratroopers from 1967, rabbis, students, they’ve all been visiting the Temple Mount despite persecution from Muslim minders, and the Jewish people have been increasingly trying to reconnect with the Place that they believe the G-d of Israel chose as his dwelling place on earth.
Recently the Temple Institute posted on Facebook that in the past year, 28,800 Jewish persons had ascended the Temple Mount, they claimed, in purity. But as somebody commented on Facebook, how can the Jews ascend “in purity” when the people of Israel are still considered ceremonially impure until the red heifer is sacrificed and the ashes of purification become a reality? It’s an interesting question. And these are all issues of great prophetic significance to say the least!
While the possibility of a red heifer initiating Temple service keeps us on our toes prophetically, there’s a much more sinister aspect prophetically to the world of animals concerning the controversial issue of transhumanism. The goal of transhumanism is to fundamentally transform the human condition by developing technologies that purportedly will enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. But the issue boils down to this: God created humans in his image. Dare we change what God has created into a hybrid species? Already scientists have announced that they’ve created the first successful human-animal hybrids. Scientists have proven that human cells can be introduced into non-human organisms, namely pigs, and human cells can grow inside a host animal. A website that networks organ procurement for organ transplants reported that every 10 minutes a person is added to the national waiting list in the USA for organ transplants. And every day, 22 persons on that list die without obtaining the organs they needed. What if, rather than relying on a generous donor, you could grow a custom organ inside an animal? Sounds reasonable? Knowing the human capacity for depravity and deception, could such research and experiments ever be considered ethical? I can only think of Mary Shelley’s sinister novel Frankenstein, the story of a young scientist who creates a grotesque monster in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
According to the national geographic website, one scientific team has created a chimera, an organism that contains cells from two different species. So far public opinion has resisted the creation of part human and part animal organisms. But many scientists enthuse that human-animal hybrids will benefit mankind with lab-grown organs. To me it’s definitely not kosher, but pig organs have a notable similarity to humans. Although they take less time to gestate, pig organs apparently look a lot like ours. The fact that scientists are placing human cells into animals is not new; this has reportedly been a common practice for years. What apparently is new is that such implantations involve human stem cells being placed into animals. Apparently human stem cells are being placed into developing animal embryos where they can become any type of cell—to harvest as organs. The larger goal of such a practice could be, for example, growing a human kidney in a pig for a transplant back into a human. It seems society is on a slippery slope towards acceptance: already most people now generally accept the practice of genetically modified food. But are genetically modified organisms acceptable? Are we willing to accept an animal-human chimera?
One scientist asks: “Where to draw the human boundary?” Placing human stem cells into animal embryos raises profound questions about the nature of humanity. At the end of the day, if truth be told, only Scripture can give lasting answers. And the truth is….human beings are created in God’s image—there is indeed an inherent distinction between humans and other created things. How can we therefore merge and muddle them without causing immense trouble? Will technology, often in the hands of atheists or agnostics, seek to preserve the worth, dignity and value of human beings (as distinctly different from all other life)? Tragically, I don’t think so. Theologians express legitimate concerns because of the reality of human depravity and deceit. It’s difficult to be optimistic about the future use of many technologies. We simply don’t know the long-term effects and consequences of human stem cells placed in animals. The ethical argument claims that human life itself is of far more value than merely the quality of human life. Our ultimate goal should not be the quality of life; in other words, the quality of life must never overshadow the value and meaning of life itself as defined in the Bible.
I found the following quote very reassuring: “can does not mandate ‘ought.’ Just because technologically you can do something doesn’t mean you ought to do it! Perhaps with some of these procedures, such as placing human stem cells in animal embryos, it would be wise not to do them at all. As a civilization, are we that arrogant or confident in our own wise judgment to be certain that these technologies will never be used for nefarious ends?” History doesn’t give me much confidence in the ability of the human race to make such wise and righteous decisions. Take for example Nazi Germany: Nazi Germany’s racially based social policies placed the biological improvement of the Aryan race or Germanic master race through eugenics at the center of Nazi ideology. In Germany, eugenics were mostly known under the synonymous term racial hygiene. According to Wikipedia, following the Second World War, both terms effectively vanished and were replaced by human genetics.
And here’s a question that should be asked: why is the Anti-Christ, who is called “The Beast” in the Book of Revelation, why is he called a beast? No word is in the Bible by accident. Bearing in mind that in mythology, chimeras were hybrids, there’s the possibility that the beast of the End times, the Anti-Christ, will be a chimera of sorts. Could history repeat itself? After all, chimeras happened previously in the days of Noah, according to the Bible. Men and women became hybrids called the Nephilim, meaning the fallen ones. This is certainly food for thought. God destroyed all human flesh except for one family in the days of Noah as recorded in the Book of Genesis because angels had corrupted the genetics of mankind by interbreeding with them. The argument goes that Noah and his family were saved not only because of their faith and because Noah was a preacher of righteousness, but also because Noah and his family were not genetically contaminated. In Genesis 6:9, Noah is described as both righteous in his generation and perfect. The word perfect in this context means complete, whole, sound. It doesn’t mean that he was perfectly holy or without any character faults, but many Bible scholars believe perfect could mean that Noah and his family were totally human and they weren’t part of the so-called Nephilim, the fallen ones, and thus Noah and his family qualified to repopulate the earth.
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that the Beast, the so-called anti-Christ of the Bible, might be genetically engineered in some way but certainly he will be indwelt by Satan, thus accounting for his powers and truly making him beastlike. In Revelation 11: 7, we’re told that the Beast ascends from the Abyss, a place where fallen angels are incarcerated, and so he will be indwelt by a demon that has been contained within the Abyss. The Bible severely warns people against submitting to what’s called the mark of the Beast—which will be some sort of mark, tattoo, microchip or DNA alteration located in a person’s forehead or hand– and the Bible warning is so severe that eternal damnation will be the consequence of taking the mark of the beast. The Bible stresses that anyone who receives the mark of the beast cannot be saved. Could it be because the mark of the beast might involve a procedure that could alter one’s genetics? This deception, the mark of the beast, could be presented as a great evolutionary leap forward for mankind. But there would be devastating consequences. Please consider very carefully what I’m going to say: Adam, the first man, was created in the image of God; in theology, Jesus is called the Second Adam who was sent from heaven as the Savior to redeem Adam’s descendants who fell from grace due to sin. The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:47, “The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.” This is what I want to emphasize: Jesus did not suffer and die to save a hybrid race. He suffered and died to save human beings who are created in God’s image!
Yet in Revelation Chapter 13 the antichrist is repeatedly called the Beast at least 16 times. According to the dictionary, a beast is any nonhuman animal, especially a large, four-footed mammal. But the word beast also refers to the crude animal nature common to humans and the lower animals, describing a cruel, coarse, or otherwise beastlike person.
The Mark of the Beast is described in Revelation 13: 17 as being necessary so that no one could buy or sell anything unless they have the mark—which will be the name of the beast or the number of its name. So think about the implications of this– the mark of the beast, by association, would make anybody beast-like, would it not? My friends, such technology is a slippery slope that could alter the human race as we know it. Jesus didn’t die for hybrids. He died for human beings! This is all pretty scary stuff calling for much wisdom and discernment!
Well, getting back down to earth, in today’s program the discussion of the red heifer and the possibility that the Third Temple will be rebuilt soon, brings up questions that are frequently asked by believers who want to know why God would allow animal sacrifices to be reinstituted again, especially since Jesus the Messiah, the Lamb of God, has completed the final sacrifice once and for all for sins. Isn’t the matter closed? The whole idea and push for the reinstitution of animal sacrifices disturbs many Christians because they strongly feel that the sacrifice of Jesus would be denied and ignored by returning again to animal sacrifices. People ask me my opinion about this all the time. All I know is that Bible prophecy reveals that the temple sacrifices in Jerusalem will be reinstituted, whether Christians agree with it or not. We mustn’t always question God’s ways and what the Bible clearly reveals, but rather we must believe that God knows what he’s doing. Many theologians explain that the temple sacrifices that will take place during the Millennium will be memorials of the Atonement that was procured by Jesus when he cried from the cross, “It is finished!” The animal sacrifices will be memorials that will remind us of the awfulness of sin and how grateful we are that Jesus paid the price for our salvation. For the Bible teaches that it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. Quoting Leviticus, Hebrew 9: 22 says, “Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”
So future temple sacrifices will be a reminder of the seriousness of sin.
Animal sacrifices were initiated by God after Adam and Eve fell in sin. In Genesis 3: 21, God clothed Adam and Eve with animal skin, meaning an animal had to be killed and blood was shed to cover their nakedness; this is a lesson and a picture of their sin being washed by blood and covered. Likewise, in Revelation 3:18 Jesus counseled the Church to buy white garments from Him because its only His blood that cleanses us from sin. As Isaiah 1:18 prophesied, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” This verse spoke of the work of the Lamb of God.
The Jewish people expected the Messiah to be connected to the Davidic line. They expected Messiah to be a member of the tribe of Judah because of the prophecy in Genesis 49, “That from Judah the Messiah would come.” The Jewish people expected the messiah to be a fierce leader and lion-like. They were caught off guard by the Lamb of God. But’s he’s all of that. He’s the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who has over come and he’s worthy in heaven to open God’s scroll with seven seals. Jesus, Yeshua, has earned the right to take back the earth from Satan’s temporary domain. Jesus has proven Himself to be king of kings and lord of lords through His atoning death, his resurrection and ascension to the Father. At the cross and at the grave, Jesus conquered Satan, death and sin. He’s the conquering lion of Judah.
Providentially, his picture as the Lion is already on the flag of Jerusalem. It’s so fascinating in the Book of revelation that St. John the revelator looked in his visions at the Lion of Judah and behold, the lion became a lamb. What a revelation. The lamb is the lion and the lion is the lamb. The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, is also the Lion of Judah who will destroy Satan and set up his kingdom for a thousand years. In John’s heavenly vision the lamb is alive but he appears to have been slain. This is glorious imagery. Some day soon the Jewish people will totally comprehend this imagery of the Lamb of God because it’s in their spiritual DNA. They understand that animal sacrifice is necessary going all the way back to the beginning in the Book of Genesis. God is setting it all up for Israel’s redemption. I just can’t comprehend how people can believe there’s no future for Israel when it’s so clear in this Book. There’s going to come a time of restoration and salvation for them. We long to see that happen to vindicate the Word of God and to prove that God is a promise keeper; no matter how wayward, no matter how far Israel has wandered from God, no matter how secular, how godless, how hostile to the Gospel., the day is coming soon when God will bring Israel to Himself. Lord, we thank You for the veracity of Your promise that all of Israel shall be saved!
Also in the news again this week, in so many ways and monuments Satanists are working overtime to stop the work of evangelicals by trying to infiltrate churches and other Christian organizations to sabotage them. Are we surprised? No, we’re not surprised because in Matthew 24:12, Jesus warned and clearly prophesied that in the Last Days there will be a multiplication of wickedness, but the good news is the Saviour still saves to the uttermost and there’s also great power in prayer. A former Satanist recently told CBN News that Christians should never underestimate the power of prayer; he testified that evangelical intercessors overcame him spiritually. Hallelujah!
Well, I pray that through this program today, Lord, You will convict some Gospel needy persons to receive the Saviour by faith, confessing Him as Lord, Savior, Healer and Deliverer. In the meantime, let’s purpose to be strong as Daniel 11:32 says, know our God and continue to accomplish exploits, the works of the Lord, knowing that time is short! Fellowship is vitally important so let’s encourage one another on social media, and I also invite you to visit our website at exploits.tv where you can watch any of our videos 24/7 and sign up for our free colour magazine Exploits. I’m also reminding you to download our free Jerusalem Channel App. Until next time, always contending for the faith and praying earnestly for the peace of Jerusalem, I’m Christine Darg, shalom and Maranatha!
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