JERUSALEM, Israel —It is quite a sight to see a group of cattle arriving at Israel’s busy Ben Gurion Airport.

A recent delivery of five red heifers from Texas to Israel is causing quite a stir. Talk is growing that their arrival is prophetic, and a prerequisite to the return of the Messiah.

Some rabbis believe the ashes of a red heifer are necessary for purifying priests to serve in a future Temple. 

The heifers were discovered and brought to Israel with the help of the Boneh Israel – “Building Israel” – organization and its team leader, Byron Stinson. 

Rabbis from the Temple Mount Institute in Jerusalem approached Stinson about the unique cattle.   

“They said, ‘Byron, could you… in Texas find us a red heifer?’ And I wasn’t expecting that that day and it was shocking to me to think about it. But I know a lot of ranchers and I know a little bit about cattle and being in Texas,” Stinson recalled. “I always say yes to these Jewish rabbis because they’re my friends and I love them, and why not?”

This began an in-depth process of finding the rare heifer that meets key stipulations found in the Bible. 

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