Can the Ashes of a Red Heifer sprinkling

the unclean sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh either now or in the future?

Under the First Covenant's sacrificial and ceremonial system, was not the slaughtering of the animals and the sprinkling of the blood and the ashes of a red heifer only temporary? How then does one take from the following scripture that it will be done again in the future?

 Hebrews 9  (13) For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a red heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: (14) How much more shall the blood of Messiah, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to YAHWEH, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living Elohim?

  In several ways, the red heifer and the use of her ashes very uniquely represented the spotless sinless YAHshua Messiah Who was to be sacrificed without the camp for the sins of the world.

  Numbers 19 (I) And YAHWEH spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, (2) This is the ordinance of the law which YAHWEH hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the Children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke: (3) And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: (4) And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:

As stated in verse five, six and nine, the ashes of a red heifer (consisting of the red heifer's skin, her flesh, her blood, her dung, along with cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet mixed with running water) are to be used for the water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

Numbers 19 (5) And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: (6) And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. (7) Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. (8) And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even. (9) And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the Children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin. (10) And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the Children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.

That water of separation is to be used on anyone that touches a dead body, anyone who is in or comes into a tent when a man dies, anyone who touches one that is slain in the open fields, a man's bone or a grave.

Numbers 19 (11) He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. (12) He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. (13) Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of YAHWEH; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him. (14) This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. (15) And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. (16) And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. (17) And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel: (18) And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave: (19) And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even. (20) But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of YAHWEH: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. (21) And it shall be a *perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even. (22) And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.  

*Strongs # 5769.owlam,  'olawm'; or 'olam, olawm'; from H5956; prop. **concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; gen. time out of mind (past or fut.), i.e. (practically) eternity; freq. adv. (espec. with prep. pref.) always:--always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Comp. H5331, H5703.

**Strongs # 5956. 'alam, aw-lam'; a prim. root; to veil from sight, i.e. conceal (lit. or fig.):-- X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).

 (The anti-type of the sacrificial system itself was veiled or concealed from Israel until its vanishing point i.e.- when the Ultimate Supreme Sacrifice of YAHshua Messiah became YAHWEH's Sacrificial Lamb.)

(Hebrews 10 (8) Above when He said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin THOU wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; (9) Then said He, Lo, I come to do THY will, O Elohim. [Psalm 40:6-8] HE taketh away the first, that HE may establish the second. (10) By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of YAHshua Messiah once for all.)

Now, let us see what the author of the Book of Hebrews, the Apostle Peter, the Apostle John, and the Apostle Paul says about sprinkling of blood, cleansing, purging, purifying, sanctifying, making holy, and venerating them that are called.

Hebrews 9 (11) But Messiah being come a High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; (12) Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His Own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (13) For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, *sanctifieth to the **purifying of the flesh: (14) How much more shall the blood of Messiah, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to YAHWEH, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living Elohim?

*G37. hagiazo, hag-ee-ad'-zo; from G40; to make holy, i.e. (cer.) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate:--hallow, be holy, sanctify.

**G2514. katharotes, kath-ar-ot'-ace; from G2513; cleanness (cer.):--purification.

I Peter 1 (I) Peter, an apostle of YAHshua Messiah, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, (2) Elect according to the foreknowledge of YAHWEH the FATHER, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of YAHshua Messiah: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

I Corinthians 6 (11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Sovereign YAHshua, and by the Spirit of our Elohim.

Ephesians 5 (24) Therefore as the Assembly is subject unto Messiah, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. (25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Messiah also loved the Assembly, and gave Himself for it; (26) That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, (27) That He might present it to Himself a glorious Assembly, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Hebrews 10 (19) Having therefore, Brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of YAHshua, (20) By a New and Living Way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; (21) And having a High Priest over the House of YAHWEH; (22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Revelation 1 (4) John to the seven Assemblies which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before HIS throne; (5) And from YAHshua Messiah, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His Own blood, (6) And hath made us kings and priests unto YAHWEH and His FATHER; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 7 (13) And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they? (14) And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Conclusion: Once all the above is understood, why would YAHshua and His Royal Priesthood who are YAHWEH's Temple and Habitation want to serve the tabernacle in a literal Temple sacrificing animals for either sin or the purifying of the flesh as was done under the First Covenant? Read what the author of the Book of Hebrews said about serving the tabernacle.

Hebrews 13 (10) We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. (11) For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. (12) Wherefore YAHshua also, that He might sanctify the people with His Own blood, suffered without the gate. (13) Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. (14) For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (15) By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to YAHWEH continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to HIS name. (16) But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices YAHWEH is well pleased.

It appears that YAHshua was teaching us by example that it was time to leave the Temple and its sacrificial system when He made His supreme sacrifice without the camp. Therefore, let us follow YAHshua's  example and take our sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving without the camp so we can continue to eat at the proper altar in the New and Living Way.

The slaying of the unblemished Red Heifer represented the sacrifice of the sinless YAHshua Messiah.

The ashes of the Red Heifer mixed with water represented YAHshua Messiah's broken body and blood mixed with YAHWEH's Eternal Spirit.

The continued use of the ashes of the Red Heifer mixed with water without another sacrifice represented the continuing use of YAHshua Messiah as our Advocate without being sacrificed again and again for sin.

I John 2 (I) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the FATHER, YAHshua Messiah the Righteous: (2) And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

 T.A.H.

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