This comes from the section of my book, The Heifer Martyrdom Connection. I have a few sections connecting Christian martyrdom to the sacrifice of the red heifer. I will include something that I just recently noticed about the ashes/water that make up the waters of pirification. Make sure you read until the end.
“In Jonathan Edwards “Notes on the Bible” no. 307 and Jonathan Edward’s Interpretation of Revelation 4:1-8:1 by Glenn Kreider, he compares the sacrifice of the red heifer to the martyrs under the altar in Rev. 6:9. Art Katz had always made a point to say that the church in the great tribulation should suffer as Christ did. We are in fact His body so it wouldn’t be a surprise if we too should have to take on that kind of suffering and death. The early church was not only crucified and beheaded for Christ’s sake, but they were also burned to death as Edwards also points out. Jason Ring pointed out to me that “the church would only be as a reflection of His testimony”. He went on to say, “Jesus is the living Word of God and it was His testimony that He was crucified for”. When you look at Revelation 1:9, John was on Patmos for this same reason, the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus.
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Then when you take a look at Revelation 6:9 at the martyrs under the altar, they held the same testimony. “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:” What was that testimony they held? Jesus Christ. Throughout history, Christians have died for these two reasons and it will not stop until Jesus comes back.
Kreider ends his commentary with these words, “whenever the church suffers, she suffers according to the pattern of the red heifer”. Oh how it will ring so true! I believe when this red heifer sacrifice happens this will start the final onslaught and persecution of the church being
that the church suffers according to her. We can see this happening in the Great Tribulation. There is also a connection to the Red Heifer and the hiding place of Petra in these last days. I mentioned earlier how Kadesh Barnea was known to be Petra a few hundred years after Jesus. This is according to Eusebius, one of the ‘Church Fathers’.(http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-exodus-ancient-geographers-eusebius-onomasticon-323ad.htm)
Moses was given this Heifer commandment from God at Kadesh Barnea. It’s interesting that it was given at this location and not at the Mount of Olives, where every Heifer since that time has been sacrificed. This final Heifer will take the Jews back to where the first sacrifice took place. They will enter the Valley of Moses and await the Messiah who was their final sacrifice once and for all. With what Edward’s and Kreider had said, this could very well be a prophetic moment in history. Will it go down like this? It makes sense in my mind but we will just have to wait and see.”
I also agree with Edwards and Kreider that “whenever the church suffers, she suffers according to the pattern of the red heifer”. And this just doesn’t go with the “end times” but has been historically accurate since after the resurrection of Jesus. And as far as Petra goes, I’m not opposed to some the end time saints physically hiding in Petra given its significant with Moses and those in the wilderness.
With that said, I recently came across the mention of these waters of purification that were made from the ashes of the red heifer. Did you know these waters of purification were mentioned twice in scripture? The first time is in Numbers 19 regarding general instructions and with the red heifer sacrifice. The second was in Numbers 31 which was related to the spoils of war. Let’s look at Numbers 31.
This next little section comes from Mark Lane and it is another great example of this red heifer sacrifice and what it means spiritually for believers. “Numbers 31 the LORD instructed Moses to send the warriors of Israel to completely destroy the Midianites. Not one Israelite warrior died in the battle but all Midianite warriors died. Every male in Midian and every woman in Midian who had slept with a man was put to the sword. But the young girls who had never known a man intimately were not put to death. Of the spoil, Moses instructed that all metals be put through the fire and then washed in the water of purification. Spoil such as leather that could not survive fire was washed in the water of purification. The warriors of Israel and the captive girls bathed on the third day and on the seventh day. On the seventh day they washed their clothes. After purification, they and the spoil entered the camp. These purification instructions were required in all wars. It is significant that these instructions are recorded in connection to the defeat of the Midianites.
Midian was a nation with a spiritual heritage: Midian’s father was Abraham by his wife Keturah. Moses was married to a Midianite woman, Zipporah, the daughter of a priest of Midian (Exodus 2:21). Moses was in close relations with the Midianites through his father-in-law Jethro who revered the LORD (Exodus 18:9-11). The elders of Midian sinned because they harkened to the voice of Balak son of Zippor and allied with Moab against Israel. Midian did not seek the will of the LORD in this matter. They turned from the LORD and followed the leader Balak, the King of another people, the Moabites (Numbers 22).
Thus, the vengeance of the LORD upon the Midianites was because they turned away from him and followed the King of another people. The King of Moab hired a prophet named Balaam to curse Israel.
Balaam brought a plague upon Israel by enticing the men of Israel to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. What began as spiritual harlotry in Midian turning away from the LORD ended with spiritual harlotry in Israel: the men of Israel sacrificed to the Moabite god Baal of Peor (Numbers 25). Midian foreshadows the Gentile church. Midian was a non-Israelite nation that revered the LORD. The destruction of Midian foreshadows the falling away of Christian believers in the last days (Jethro had seven daughters (Exodus 2:16): a daughter represents believers or followers. Seven means ‘The End’ of ‘Times’.
Midian was a nation of true believers in Jehovah. Moab was a nation under the authority of a man, Balak the King. Due to Balak’s persuasive words, Midian allied itself with Moab and put itself under the authority of a man. By doing so, they insulted their true king: Jehovah. A short time after the affair of Peor, the LORD commanded that Midian be destroyed. This is a warning to us! He is a jealous God. There are many religious Christians who believe Jesus died for their sins. However, by belonging to a religion they have denied the primary tenet of their confession which is ‘Jesus is Lord’. How long will the Lord Jesus endure this insult? When the destruction of the church comes in the last days should we be surprised? Any more surprised than when the LORD commanded the destruction of Midian?”
In the spiritual we see the symbolism of the red heifer the death of the saints that brings life. In the natural with these Zionists Jews we are seeing the cult of the red heifer which is actually their golden calf. The irony is that rabbis believed that the whole point of the red heifer with Aaron and Moses was to atone for the sins of the golden calf. The other ironic point with all of this is that they believe the heifer is symbolic of their Shekhinah or the Divine Feminine.
Let me add another point about their divine feminine. The night before Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement the Jews take a rooster and swing it over their heads as a sign that this rooster now atones for their sins. The rooster in the occult is interchangeable with a Phoenix as in rising from the ASHES. Their shekinah or divine feminine is represented as this Phoenix that rises from the ASHES. What kind of ashes would that be you might ask? How about some genetically modified red heifer ashes. And how many times have we seen the rooster come up since Trump became President? And don’t forget that he was symbolised as a rooster by the Chinese people when he was elected in the year of the rooster. Do you see the connections or are they mere coincidences?
We know this female red heifer in Scripture spiritually represents the Church. In looking at this with your spiritual eschatological glasses on, we as heirs with Abraham through Jesus Christ alone, are a lot like these Midianites. I will speak on the American church for a second. The American church is more like the Midianites than they would like to admit. The “Church” believes in God and they believe in Jesus, but there is no faith there to be found in either. Their ears are tickled by a soothsayer called Trump blowing a song in their ears that they want to hear. Baalam led the Midianites away just the same as Trump is doing with the Christians. And ironically, the connection with these ashes in Numbers 31 to what is going on today is uncanning.
Remember, the church suffers according to the pattern of the red heifer. Also take note in this story, every Midianite was put to death except for the female virgins. Can you think back in the Book of Revelation (7&14) where it mentions the 2 groups of virgins who were not defiled with women? I’d say that Numbers 31 is a type and shadow of this. Baalam the false prophet is the one who deceived the Midianites as how Trump is currently doing with Christians. Trump is a type Antichrist but not the Antichrist. The Antichrist or false prophet will finish what Trump has laid out. That is my opinion.
I pray you see the end time connection to what is being said here on Numbers 31 in reference to these ashes of this up and coming red heifer. It is going to be the beginning of the end when this red heifer is burnt and the ashes are recieved….just like I state in my book.
“Rabbi Jill Hammer (http: //telshemesh.org) suggests that the ashes of the red heifer represent G-d, Who causes the living to die and restores the dead to life. She further states that the heifer (who is the only mandatory female animal in all ritual sacrifices) is a symbol of the Shekhinah or the Divine Feminine. This idea inspired the figure of Shekhinah above the red heifer. The small image of the golden calf within the heifer was suggested by Rashi, the medieval French rabbi and Torah commentator, who viewed the commandment concerning red heifer as atonement for the sin of the golden calf simply because it is a ‘chok‘, one of four commandments that require unconditional obedience.” (https://www.google.com/amp/s/imaginarius13.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/chukkat-the-enigmas-of-life-and-death/amp/?source=images)