Red Rust On The Moon, Red Heifers In Israel, And A Red Horse That Is Preparing To Ride

What does the color red mean to you?  Today, I was thinking about several recent news stories that are related to Bible prophecy, and I realized that they all had something to do with the color red.  So I asked Google what the color red symbolizes, and I was sent to a Wikipedia article that explains that red “is the color of blood” and that it “has historically been associated with sacrifice, danger, and courage”.  In addition, the color red is often used to convey some sort of a warning.  Just imagine what it would be like if all stop signs were colored yellow.  That wouldn’t work nearly as well.  The reason why stop signs are red is because the color red gets your attention.


Recently, one of my friends shared a story with me that really got my attention.

According to NASA, large amounts of red rust have been discovered on the surface of the moon…

While our Moon is airless, research indicates the presence of hematite, a form of rust that normally requires oxygen and water. That has scientists puzzled.

Mars has long been known for its rust. Iron on its surface, combined with water and oxygen from the ancient past, give the Red Planet its hue. But scientists were recently surprised to find evidence that our airless Moon has rust on it as well.

This completely shocked the scientists that discovered it.  The following comes from CNN

“At first, I totally didn’t believe it. It shouldn’t exist based on the conditions present on the Moon,” said Abigail Fraeman, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in a press release.

Not only is there no air on the moon, but it is flooded with hydrogen that flows from the sun, carried by solar wind. Rust is produced when oxygen removes electrons from iron; hydrogen does the opposite by adding electrons, which means it’s all the harder for rust to form on the hydrogen-rich moon.

“It’s very puzzling,” said Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii, the lead author of the study, which was published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. “The Moon is a terrible environment for hematite to form in.”

Will the Moon eventually appear red in the sky just like the planet Mars does?

I don’t know.

But in recent days lots of people have been buzzing about this on social media.

Meanwhile, there is a tremendous amount of speculation that a red heifer ceremony could soon be conducted in Israel.

In September 2022, I wrote about five red heifers that had been transported to the land of Israel from the state of Texas.

Those red heifers are still alive, and earlier this month CBS News published a story about them…

When Hamas spokesman Abu Ubaida began a speech marking the 100th day of the war in Gaza, one confounding yet eye-opening proclamation escaped the headlines. Listing the motives for the Palestinian militant group’s Oct. 7 massacre in Israel, he accused Jews of “bringing red cows” to the Holy Land.

The cows he was talking about are red heifers, which now graze at a secure, undisclosed location in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Some Jews and Christians believe they’re key to rebuilding the Jewish temple that once stood in Jerusalem, and to beckoning the Messiah.

A man named Yitshak Mamo has been heavily involved in the red heifer project, and he told CBS News that these red heifers are being closely watched to see if they develop any white or black hairs…

Instrumental in bringing the heifers to the Holy Land was Yitshak Mamo, of Uvne Jerusalem, a group committed to seeing a new temple built in Jerusalem’s Old City.

“You can check to see if they have any white or black hairs,” he told CBS News, explaining that any hair that isn’t red would disqualify the cows from fulfilling their prophesied role.

There have been reports that one of the original five red heifers has been disqualified but that the other four are still perfect.

So will one of those remaining four heifers soon be sacrificed?

They need to be used before they are too old, and so the clock is ticking.

And it has been reported that “a practice run of the purification ceremony” was conducted last year…

Just two weeks ago, near the site of the biblical Shiloh, where the Tabernacle was kept during the time of the judges, a group of Jews descended from the tribe of Levi and the priestly families, enacted a practice run of the purification ceremony.

The event occurred at a site called “Ancient Shiloh” affiliated with the Temple Institute, and contained explanations of the priestly functions, including sacrifice. The event also featured a “Temple banquet” containing foods from the Second Temple and biblical periods.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of one of the five red heifers.

There have been rumblings that an official purification ceremony could be conducted at some point this year.

When asked about this by CBS News, Mamo indicated that one may happen soon…

Back at his settlement in the West Bank, Mamo told CBS News the heifers need only pass a final purity test. The ceremony that he hopes will resurrect the temple and usher in the Messiah could take place any day. He said he understands why Hamas could be outraged.

We shall see.

If it does happen, it could cause tensions in the region to escalate greatly.

Of course the truth is that the Middle East is already on the brink of all-out war.

According to Zero Hedge, Israel has been feverishly making preparations for an invasion of southern Lebanon…

Israel has continued signaling that it is preparing to launch a major new operation against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon following months of tit-for-tat escalation. Some 80,000 Israeli residents whose homes are near the border have remained evacuated since October and November, and are essentially internally displaced. Because of this, pressure has mounted on Israeli leaders to do something that would allow their return, and ensure the security of Israel’s north.

Israeli media, particularly YNet News reported on Sunday that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is preparing “contingency plans” for a wide-scale attack on Lebanon. Israeli Army Northern Command head Major General Ori Gordin in a meeting with settler leaders from northern Israel stated, “We are preparing contingency plans to launch an attack in Lebanon. Our commitment, mine, is to change the security situation so that the residents can be returned home.”

YNet further unveiled plans to initiate the army’s “Operation Steady Anchor” which aims to protect civilians during the expected escalation in fighting. Hezbollah is widely estimated to possess over 150,000 rockets – some of which can likely reach Haifa and Tel Aviv.

The Israelis are absolutely determined to push Hezbollah north of the Litani River, and Hezbollah will never go willingly.

So there will be war.

On Tuesday, Hezbollah fired approximately 100 rockets into Israel after the IDF stuck targets deep inside Lebanon…

Hezbollah fired over 100 rockets on Israel on Tuesday, while the IDF struck multiple strategic targets of the terror group around 100 kilometers deep into Lebanon in one of the most tense days of the conflict in the North.

Alarms sounded in the Galilee and the Golan Heights. The first round of rockets contained around 30 rockets, and the second round contained around 70.

Rocket crashes were reportedly sighted in open areas near Ein Kuniya, Snir, Sha’ar Yashuv, and Kfar Szold.

Hezbollah said it fired these Katyusha rockets in response to Israeli bombardment deep into Lebanon in the Bekaa region Monday night.

There is going to be so much death and destruction in the Middle East during the months ahead, and this war will ultimately become one of the conflicts that defines World War III.

The U.S. and Russia are rapidly approaching a point of no return as well, and this week Vladimir Putin warned that his nation is ready for nuclear war

Vladimir Putin today declared his readiness for nuclear war should the US deploy troops to Ukraine as Moscow’s fight against Kyiv rages on.

‘From a military-technical point of view, we are, of course, ready,’ the 71-year-old dictator declared in an interview with state-controlled Rossiya-1 television.

In unsettling comments, he reminded the state-controlled channel that Russia’s nuclear doctrine permitted use of nuclear weapons in the event of a perceived threat to national security.

‘Weapons exist in order to use them,’ he declared. ‘We have our own principles.’

As I detail in my latest book, the Russians have developed extremely impressive weapons systems that the U.S. cannot match.

We are so close to the unthinkable, but most Americans are completely and utterly clueless about what is really going on.

Most of them assume that our leaders have everything under control and that there is no risk of nuclear war.

But over in Russia, there is constant talk about the possibility of nuclear war on their news programs.

There are no winners in a nuclear war, but the Russians understand that whoever fires first will have the best chance of surviving one.

If our leaders push the Russians too far, they will press the button, and at that point there will be no turning back for any of us.

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