Monthly Archives: October 2011

Capital Punishment Under the New Covenant

Capital Punishment Under the New Covenant

 

Richard Lanser, of Associates for Biblical Research, states that the “agreement of the testimonies of two or three witnesses is sufficient to establish the factuality of an event”. Richard gets this understanding from the Scriptural principle of two or three witnesses. The sixth commandment in Exodus 20:13, “You shall not murder”, teaches us not to murder our fellow man. But there are sins that require capital punishment. Putting an individual to death for committing a capital crime is not murder. It is in fact a requirement of Yahweh’s Torah to put a capital criminal to death. Why? to maintain order in society and put the fear of Yahweh into men’s hearts. Yahweh has not repealed ANY of His commandments. In order for Yahweh’s capital punishment system to work, you must have honest witnesses, plural. It is the responsibility of the civil government in our fallen world to uphold Yahweh’s Torah and maintain a safe, orderly society.

 

Lev. 19:11, “You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.”

 

Dt. 17:6-7, “Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. 7The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.”

 

Dt. 19:15-21, “One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established. 16If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing, 17then both men in the controversy shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days. 18And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, 19then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you. 20And those who remain shall hear and fear, and hereafter they shall not again commit such evil among you. 21Your eye shall not pity: life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”

 

Mt. 18:16, “But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’” Notice Yeshua directly quoted Deut. 19:15 above.

 

1 Cor. 14:29, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.”

 

2 Cor. 13:1, “This will be the third time I am coming to you. By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”” Notice Paul quoted Deut. 19:15 also.

 

1Tim. 5:19, “Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses.”

 

Heb. 10:26-31, “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28Anyone who has rejected Moses’ Torah dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of Yahweh underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”says Yahweh. And again, “Yahweh will judge His people.” 31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Mighty One.”

 

Proverbs 14:5, “A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness will utter lies.”

 

Proverbs 19:5, “A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape.”

 

You see, our human judicial system will always be imperfect, because how do we really know whether or not a witness is lying? We don’t, only Yahweh knows. The Scriptures state that every man is a liar, so how can we ever have perfectly truthful witnesses in this world? We can’t, so we must work with what we have, fallen sinners. Our judicial system will be imperfect until Yeshua returns to establish His Kingdom on earth. Can you imagine trying to lie in a courtroom during the Millennial Reign of Yeshua HaMashiach? Someone might try, but they won’t get away with it for an instant.

 

John 20:24–29, “Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when (risen) Yeshua came. 25The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Master.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Yeshua came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

28And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Master and my Mighty One!”

29Yeshua said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.””

 

Thomas did not believe the testimony of his friends, though he knew in his heart that they were honest men and women. Let’s not be like Thomas, let’s believe the testimonies of our saved friends and neighbors.

 

Mt. 10:16, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

 

Acts 5:1-11, “But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. 2And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to Yahweh.”

5Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 6And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

7Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”

She said, “Yes, for so much.”

9Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of Yahweh? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. 11So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.”

 

Yahweh saw fit to take Ananias and Sapphira out just for lying. Our Father demands honesty in His church family. Our human judicial system can never mete out pure, righteous justice like our Heavenly Father can. That’s another reason why He gave us capital punishment. It’s the most merciful thing sinful humans can do to a capital criminal. An executed capital criminal will simply have to wait until Yahweh’s Judgment Day to receive perfect justice. The victims of human crimes will simply have to wait until Judgment Day to receive perfect justice for what was done to them in this life. Matthew 10:28, “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

 

Yeshua, Paul, all the Apostles, including the author of Hebrews, upheld, taught, and lived by the commandments of the Torah. Yeshua never put aside the Old Covenant law, but came to fulfill it and to interpret it properly. On Judgment Day, all crime, all evil, all unpunished sin will be settled once and for all. Yeshua will wipe your slate clean or He will wipe you out of His Book of Life. It’s pretty simple to understand, get saved, have yours sins forgiven, or get tossed into the eternal Lake of Fire.

 

Yahweh believes in Capital Punishment. Yahweh uses capital punishment and will implement it against Satan and his horde of demons. That is why you don’t want to be associated with Satan or his demons. Sinning is a one-way trip to the Lake of Fire, so repent of your sins today and turn to Yahweh through faith in His Son Yeshua. Yeshua paid for your sins on His execution stake way back in 30 CE, so if you will repent and receive His forgiveness, you won’t have to face punishment for your sins. This is His FREE OFFER to you. It’s the best deal going, take advantage of it today.

 

Gene Benjamin II

October 31, 2011 CE

 

 

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Be Thou Not Fooled by Sharia Law

DEFINING SHARIA: For those who may not be familiar with the term or meaning of Sharia, Islamic theology divides the world into two spheres locked in perpetual conflict: The House of Islam and the House of War. The House of Islam (dar al-Islam) embraces territory where Islamic law (Sharia) is the law of the land, while the House of War (dar al- Harb) comprises the rest of the world. The House of Islam is enjoined by Allah to make war upon the House of War until the latter is permanently assimilated into the former. The term jihad, which literally means “struggle,” denotes the military effort to bring new lands into the House of Islam. While the state of war between the Islamic non-Islamic worlds is sometimes hot or sometimes cold, it is permanent until Sharia law reigns over the entire planet. Westerners assume blindly that Muslims practicing their faith are not so very different from the true believers of other religions. This assumption is not merely wrong it is deadly. Today’s preachers of multiculturalism and tolerance, who champion Islam at the expense of Western mores, demonstrate ignorance of a suicidal order. Sharia law is used in many Muslim countries to justify shocking acts of barbarity including stoning, and the subjugation of women. Sharia does not permit freedom of conscience; it prohibits Muslims from renouncing their Islamic faith or converting to another religion. The penalty for doing so is death. Sharia does not support religious liberty; it treats non-Muslims as inferior and does not accord them the same protections as Muslims. In these and other instances, Sharia is explicitly at odds with core American and Western values. It is an explicit repudiation of freedom of conscience and religious liberty as well as the premise that citizens are equal under the law. (WMD/ Former US Republican Senator, Rick Santorum.)

Stoutheart

Stoutheart

 

Today’s Scripture is Psalm 76, “In Judah Yahweh is known;

His name is great in Israel.

2  In Salem also is His tabernacle,

And His dwelling place in Zion.

3  There He broke the arrows of the bow,

The shield and sword of battle.

Selah

4  You are more glorious and excellent

Than the mountains of prey.

5  The stouthearted were plundered;

They have sunk into their sleep;

And none of the mighty men have found the use of their hands.

6  At Your rebuke, O Mighty One of Jacob,

Both the chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep.

7  You, Yourself, are to be feared;

And who may stand in Your presence

When once You are angry?

8  You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;

The earth feared and was still,

9  When Yahweh arose to judgment,

    To deliver all the oppressed of the earth.

Selah

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You;

With the remainder of wrath You shall gird Yourself.

11 Make vows to Yahweh your Mighty One, and pay them;

Let all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared.

12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes;

He is awesome to the kings of the earth.”

 

In verse 5 we see the word stouthearted, meaning: angel, bull, chiefest, mighty (one), stout [-hearted], strong (one), valiant. Yahweh’s mighty valiant warriors have been plundered and beat down. The prophetic Scriptures state that the strength of the children of Yahweh will be shattered in the end times, Daniel 12:7, “Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.” These days are coming upon the saints soon. The saints of ages past have already been beaten down and martyred. They are resting in slumbering sleep as we write, awaiting their great resurrection day. It’s amazing to me that as we wrote in the blog yesterday, the end times have slept until the right time, now we see Yahweh’s valiant warriors, the mighty men of old, are also slumbering until the end of time. Wake up day is upon us.

 

Psalm 76 is speaking of judgment day also. Look at verses 7-9; Judgment Day is just about here. Yahweh’s anger is about to spill onto the earth in His wrath. He is going to bring the world to its knees in silence. But look at verse 9; the purpose of Yahweh’s judgment is to deliver the oppressed of His people!!!! Rejoice saints, your deliverance is just around the corner of time.

 

And look at verse 10; even in the days of the great war at Armageddon, when the wrath of man reaches its pinnacle, it only results in praise to Yahweh!! Is that wonderful or what? Man at his worst, in his most angry state of wrath, with all his nukes and nasty chemical and biological weapons unleashed, will only result in the praise of Yahweh. That should cause all men, saint and sinner, to sit down and shut up and slap their hands over their mouth in fearful awe before Yahweh.

 

Verse 11 reminds me again of Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Yahweh, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to Yahweh, which is your reasonable service.” The only present Yahweh wants from us today is us, wholly sold out to Him, dedicated, consecrated, committed to His service, 24/7. He doesn’t need or want the blood of bulls and goats, He has the blood of His son Yeshua. He wants you, to save you, to speak with you, to grow you up in obedience to His will. You are Yahweh’s present. He created you to be a gift to Him as His children. He wants your fellowship, your relationship. Give your life to Yeshua today.

 

Verse 12. Make no mistake, Yahweh is coming in judgment to crush every civil government, to slay every prince that is not His, to defeat and wipe out the nations of the earth. His Kingdom is coming and no other kingdom or nation will stand before Him. It matters not whether or not you believe His word. It will happen, just as He said.

 

Gene Benjamin II

October 24, 2011 CE

The End of Time Has Come

The End of Time Has Come

 

 

Ezekiel 7:6, “An end has come, the end has come; it has dawned for you; behold, it has come!”

 

Here’s another way to read this verse: An end of time has come, the end of time has come; the end of time has awakened from its slumber against you; behold, the end of time has come! The idea being that the end of time has abruptly come upon us as one suddenly awakened from sleep and is now starting up from this sleep. This concept is repeated in several verses in Ezekiel and is portrayed in several ways, but the end result is the same. THE END OF TIME HAS SUDDENLY AWAKENED AGAINST US! This is the only Word from Yahweh today, one verse, but it packs a whale of a punch. We know Yahweh is speaking of the end of time, because of verse 7, “Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; the time has come, a day of trouble is near, and not of rejoicing in the mountains.” We know from other Scriptures that the day of trouble is the Tribulation years coming upon the whole earth.

 

Today is Sunday, October 23, 2011 CE. I understand that there is a great economic summit taking place today, where the financial gurus of the world will try to pull a miracle out of their body parts to save the Euro. If they do not succeed, you may see the end of the EU as we know it and its economy, which will pull down the U.S. economy, and probably the rest of the world’s economy. I don’t trust any of them, but I know Yahweh knows what He’s talking about. Some kind of end is happening TODAY. Yahweh is always doing His work according to His own calendar and schedule of events. He tears down nations and sets up nations by His will, not ours. More than likely, the crisis in Europe will result in a German-led, German-owned European empire. Germany is the only nation in Europe that is making it right now. Whatever is happening in Europe, it’s to fulfill Scripture prophecy. If the Euro and the Dollar go down, the world financial elite will own the world economy, which is precisely what needs to happen for a One World Order to come into fruition.

 

The final years of human history as we know it was ordained by Yahweh from the foundation of the earth. These final years of trouble have been sleeping for about 6,000 years, but Yahweh has now awakened THE END OF TIME FROM ITS SLUMBER!! It is abruptly arousing itself from this slumber against the human race!! When Yahweh says the end of time has come, three times in one verse, you can bank on what He states. I could be wrong about the end of time being only seven years long. Yahweh DID NOT state in verse 6 how long a period of time the end would be. Maybe Yahweh just launched the final 30, 21, 10, or 7 years. I don’t know. Ask Him.

 

I am grateful to Yahweh that He waited until the Fall Feasts were over, before waking up the end of time. My suggestion as always is to watch and pray. There are many events happening daily that are putting the end time puzzle of prophecy together before our eyes. Ezekiel 7:19, “They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be like refuse; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of Yahweh; they will not satisfy their souls, nor fill their stomachs, because it became their stumbling block of iniquity.” Money will not save you in the end of time. Yahweh is the only one who can save you, through faith in His son Yeshua HaMashiach. You want to get saved before the end of the end of time. Then is too late, now is the day of salvation. I implore by the mercies of Yahweh, turn from your sins and turn to Yahweh, not against Him. Yahweh showed me today in my daily reading what will happen at the end of the end of time in Isaiah 45:22-25, “Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am Yahweh, and there is no other. 23I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath. 24He shall say, ‘Surely in Yahweh I have  righteousness and strength. To Him men shall come, And all shall be ashamed Who are incensed against Him. 25In Yahweh all the descendants of Israel Shall be justified, and shall glory.’” It’s past time to forgive Yahweh for whatever you hold against Him, whatever He has done to you or not done for you, and receive forgiveness from Him. You wrath against Yahweh will not prevail, so if you don’t get right with Him, His wrath will prevail against you. That’s what this end of time is all about, get right with Yahweh, or be ashamed when He establishes His kingdom on earth.

 

Think about it, but think quick, because the end has come upon you.

 

Blessings,

 

Gene Benjamin II

October 23, 2011 CE

 

After America, There Is No Place To Go

After America, There Is No Place To Go

 

By: Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that
Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected
him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any American
publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and
took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce
was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people
were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want
to work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and
believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup
and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.
The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each
other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were
destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let
them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in
power since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or
crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about
persecution of any group — Jewish or otherwise.
We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of
life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end
of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses
would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight
percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler
for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had
candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and
everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle,
we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was
employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through
the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was
a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An
able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his
family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could
retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
Hitler Targets Education – Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The
population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools.
The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to
find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag.
Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t
pray or have religion anymore.
Instead, we sang “Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,” and had physical
education.
Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were
not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if
they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first
time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the
third time they would be subject to jail.
The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the
day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun
and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our
parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of
public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and
she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a
very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political
indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once
in a while, on holidays, I went home.
I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they
were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived
without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a
baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so
suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so
that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
Equal Rights Hits Home:
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was
rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a
full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t
get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death.
Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable
skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.
Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young
people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps.
During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to
their barracks for military training just like the boys.
They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal
corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the
front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most
of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to
handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was
severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I
was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.
Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare: When the mothers had to go
out into the work force, the government immediately established child care
centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave
them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the
government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no
motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in
child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we
had been had.
Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors
trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was
socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The
problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for
everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people
were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you
needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There
was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine.
Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left
Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income.
Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to
establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and
education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and
college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such
as food stamps, clothing, and housing.
We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law
owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he
had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves
on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom
facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t
meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned
the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in
control.
We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free
enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially
designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the
live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
“Mercy Killing” Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps .
The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were
closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried
and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were
15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual
work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well.
He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw
Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were
going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would
teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to
sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months.
They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause
homesickness.
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a
natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what
was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died
within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.
The Final Steps – Gun Laws: Next came gun registration… People were
getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals
(we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns.
Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station
to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it
was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew
who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the
government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only
Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943,
to realize full dictatorship in Austria … Had it happened overnight, my
countrymen would have fought to the last breath.
Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom
handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by
little eroded our freedom.
After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped,
preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either.
When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could,
dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards
of fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The
Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses.
Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who
couldn’t, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to
those women who were massacred by the Russians.
This is an eyewitness account. It’s true…those of us who sailed past the
Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.
America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip
Away!
“After America , There is No Place to Go”

Please forward this message to other voters who may not have it.
IN GOD WE TRUST
“When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the
government fears the people there is liberty.” Thomas Jefferson

Pros of Capital Punishment

Pros of Capital Punishment

Leviticus 24:17, “Whoever kills (murders) any man shall surely be put to death.”

 

Numbers 35:30-31, “Whoever kills (murders) a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of witnesses; but one witness is not sufficient testimony against a person for the death penalty. 31Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death.”

 

Israel’s plan to release 1,027 Palestinian terrorists for 1 Israeli soldier is an offense against Yahweh and His Word. Numbers 35 is clear that no ransom is to be offered for the life of a murderer. This is just more proof that Israel is just another secular humanist state with no respect for their Creator. Gilad Shalit, nor 30 shekels of silver, can be paid for the lives of those murderous terrorists. They should have been executed within days of their arrests. If they had been executed, there would be no discussion today about the pros and cons of releasing these evil people. They would already be rotting corpses in the ground as atonement for the defiled land of Israel. There are no cons to capital punishment.

 

As long as Israel continues to be an affront to Yahweh, they will continue to be a target of terrorism. Until they come to faith in Yeshua, there is not much hope for Israel as a nation. The Scriptures are pretty clear that Israel will be spanked (judged) at least one more time before Yeshua returns to establish His Messianic Kingdom on earth in Jerusalem. Pulling a stupid stunt like they are doing this week, making deals with devils, guarantees their spanking. They are not called the children of Israel for nothing. They still act like arrogant, ignorant, spoiled brats that still need their Father’s correction. Well, He’s up to the task, but is Israel ready to pay the price?

 

Israel has gone down hill since 1993 when they decided to negotiate a covenant of death with the devil, called the Oslo Accords. There is not enough land on earth to make a land for peace agreement with Yahweh’s enemies. Moses continues in Numbers 35:33-34, “So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. 34Therefore do not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I Yahweh  dwell among the children of Israel.’” Since Israel refuses to obey Yahweh and atone for the blood-defiled land, Yahweh will hold them accountable. Capital Punishment may not be politically correct, but it sure keeps the land pure and the society in order. There are no cons to capital punishment.

 

Please don’t get me wrong. Yahweh loves those murderous Palestinians just as much as He loves you or me. It’s true that Yeshua died for their sins, but if they don’t repent of their sins, they’re still lost and headed for the hot fires of the Lake. Even if they all had converted to Christianity or Judaism while in the Israeli prison system, they should still be executed for Yahweh’s sake and for the sake of the Israeli society. This is not hate speech; it is truth and justice. Humans have no concept of truth, equity, or justice apart from Yahweh’s Word. The Israeli, American and every society on earth is sick. Yeshua is the cure and His Torah is our guide to living together in peace and harmony until He comes back to clean up this mess.

 

Until Yeshua shows up, I pray for Israel’s, and our, tormenters that Yeshua would reveal Himself to them and save them. You want peace, prosperity, and security on this planet? Follow Yeshua. Capital punishment is the best we can do as sinners on this planet to satisfy justice. There are no cons to capital punishment. Capital punishment maintains order in sinful societies. Capital punishment is a gift from Yahweh; our societies just need to use it judiciously.

 

Happy Sukkot,

 

Gene Benjamin II

October 17, 2011 CE

The Harbingers of Judgment

The Harbingers of Judgment

 

Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, New Jersey has a series about the harbingers of judgment taken from Isaiah 9:10, “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.” You can listen to his 5-part teaching here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-1Next79yY  His church website is at: http://www.bethisraelworshipcenter.org Mister Cahn ties the attacks of September 11, 2001, to this Scripture. You owe it to yourself and to your Mighty One and country to listen to Mr. Cahn’s sermon. Amazingly, on Sept. 12, 2001, Tom Daschle, then Democratic Senate Majority Leader, spoke to a joint session of Congress and quoted Isaiah 9:10. Soon after, he fell into disrepute. Several years later Senator John Edwards spoke words from Isaiah 9:10 and soon after fell from grace. In his first speech to a joint session of Congress in February, 2009, President Obama spoke the words, “we will rebuild”, again a quote from Isaiah 9:10. None of these men probably realized what they were saying, but the spirit of defiance from which they spoke is why America will continue to face the judgment of Yahweh. America could repent and receive another great spiritual awakening from the Spirit of Yahweh. Pray that we do, but don’t forget we have to fulfill Revelation 17 and 18.

 

You all may already know these things, but I did not remember from my American history classes that the first capital of America was New York City, not Washington D.C. President George Washington’s inaugural address was made at the Federal Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789. You may read the text of his address here: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/inaugtxt.html  Afterwards he and other leaders went to St. Paul’s Chapel to pray. President Washington dedicated America to Yahweh at the corner of Ground Zero, New York City. Here’s his prayer: “”Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.

And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”” St. Paul’s Chapel was the only building at the corner of Ground Zero that was not damaged on 9-11. A steel beam blown out from the North Tower struck the sycomore tree at St. Paul’s Chapel and was destroyed, instead of the building. The foundation of America’s foundation was cracked, the foundation of Federal Hall, on 9-11. The attacks were a harbinger, a warning judgment to America to wake up. Some did, most did not.

 

Seven years later, the Stock Market crash happened at the end of the 6th month of the Hebrew calendar, September 29, 2008, which was Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar. Seven years from 2008 will bring us to the fall of 2015. What will happen then? Will we see another warning judgment from Yahweh? Will we make it to 2015? Will it kick off the final 7-year tribulation? 2015 is 21 years after the comet Shoemaker-Levy broke into 21 pieces and exploded into Jupiter, beginning on Av 9, 1994. Many eclipses will occur on Yahweh’s Feast days in 2015. Will we wake up in time and repent of our national and individual sins, or will we perish under the hand of Yahweh’s judgment? Will the judgments get worse and affect more people?

 

What most people don’t realize is that these warning judgments are following Yahweh’s Feast and Sabbatical Year calendars. He is always orderly, and He plans on bringing His Kingdom to this earth, sooner, rather than later. For some reason the Jews celebrate the Sabbatical year one year earlier than the historical Sabbatical years used to be celebrated. I believe that came about during the Jewish Sabbatical year debate begun in 1889. The historical Sabbatical began on Yom Kippur, 1889, whereas modern Jews would claim that the Sabbatical year would have just ended in the fall of 1889.

 

The Shoemaker-Levy comet broke up just before the historical Sabbatical year began in 1994, or during the Jews’ Sabbatical year. 9-11-2001 occurred just before the historical Sabbatical year began, or just at the end of the Jewish Sabbatical year, when debts should have been released. The Stock Market crash of 2008 occurred just before the historical Sabbatical year began, or just at the end of the Jewish Sabbatical year. I don’t dare try to predict what Yahweh will do in 2015, if we don’t repent, but I would guess that the judgments will be worse than what we’ve seen so far. Now for the scary news, according to Dr. Stephen E. Jones, blessed years for nations is 490 years (10 Jubilee Cycles), cursed years for nations is 414 years. If you consider America to have begun on May 14, 1607, with the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, then 2021 is 414 years later. Fall 2021 begins the Jewish Sabbatical year, the historical Sabbatical begins one year later in 2022. If America does not repent before 2021 CE, I would state with much confidence that we will not survive the year 2021 as a nation. I love the America that Yahweh created. I want to see another national revival, or Great Spiritual Awakening, in America. My heart breaks when I consider that it may not happen. I want to see people turn to Yeshua for salvation and forgiveness of their sins. But there is a strong spirit of defiance in America, as shown in Isaiah 9:10, and declared publicly and repeatedly by America’s leaders. Father, I ask you to break this spirit of defiance off of America today, right now, through the power and authority of Yeshua HaMashiach, our Master and Savior. Agree with me and believe and pray for revival and spiritual awakening in America and around our world.

 

And what about the historical Sabbatical year of 2029-2030? That’s exactly 2,000 years from Yeshua’s death, burial, resurrection, and ascension!!! And what about the historical Sabbatical year of 2036-2037? Well, that brings us to the 70th Feast of Weeks of Daniel 9:24-27, since Israel recaptured the Temple Mount in 1967!!! You see, there is nothing but exciting events ahead of us, until Yeshua decides to return to us!!!

 

You know the Middle East is about to explode in war, again, but check out the geologic happenings around the Canary Islands on the west side of Africa, which are DUE EAST OF FLORIDA. Residents of the Canary Islands are under evacuation orders RIGHT NOW. A recent earthquake CRACKED the earth’s crust, the EARTH’S CRUST, not some whole wheat pizza crust. Geologists expect the volcano to erupt anytime. The resulting tsunami would be 20 stories high, that’s about 200 feet high, and would WIPE OUT THE EAST COAST OF AMERICA AND CANADA!!! Watch the youtube video, including a computer simulation of the tsunami here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytdXOSW89gk&feature=related  Could this be our 2015 or 2021-22 appointment with destiny? You east coast Americans may want to add scuba gear to your disaster preparedness list. Do not get caught up in the fear of the moment, but learn now to trust Yeshua with your life. We are living in perilous times.

 

It’s time to repent, seek Yahweh and His Kingdom, seek righteousness and humility. Zephaniah 2:3, “Seek Yahweh, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh’s anger.” Is that not what Yeshua desires for us, and why He will rapture us out of here before the final 7 years of Great Tribulation? Luke 21:36, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Rough times are coming to planet earth, I hope and pray that you are buckling down in your discipleship with Yeshua.

 

Gene Benjamin II

October 16, 2011 CE

What Yeshua Told Us To Pray About

WHAT YESHUA TOLD US TO PRAY ABOUT

 

During the 10 Days of Awe, from Tishri 1, Feast of Trumpets, through Tishri 10, Yom Kippur, we prayed a lot for Israel, the nations, and our own country and leaders. But since we are entering the end times, I believe we should learn what Yeshua told us to pray about, because of what is about to come upon the whole earth.

 

1 – Matthew 6:13, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

 

2 – Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

 

3 – Mark 14:38, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

 

4 – Luke 11:4, “And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

 

5 – Luke 22:40, “When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

 

6 – Luke 22:46, “Then He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”

 

7 – Luke 21:36, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

 

Six times Yeshua tells us to pray not to enter into temptation, Strong’s Number 3986, a Greek word, peirasmos , pronounced pi-ras-mos’, used 21 times in the Renewed Covenant, which means, a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity: – temptation. Thayer’s Definition:

1) an experiment, attempt, trial, proving

1a) trial, proving: the trial made of you by my bodily condition, since condition served as to test the love of the Galatians toward Paul (Gal_4:14)

1b) the trial of man’s fidelity, integrity, virtue, constancy

1b1) an enticement to sin, temptation, whether arising from the desires or from the outward circumstances

1b2) an internal temptation to sin

1b2a) of the temptation by which the devil sought to divert Jesus the Messiah from his divine errand

1b3) of the condition of things, or a mental state, by which we are enticed to sin, or to a lapse from the faith and holiness

1b4) adversity, affliction, trouble: sent by God and serving to test or prove one’s character, faith, holiness

1c) temptation (i.e. trial) of God by men

1c1) rebellion against God, by which his power and justice are, as it were, put to the proof and challenged to show themselves.

 

In Luke 21:36, Yeshua does not use peirasmos, but is speaking of the same life experiences. Luke expands the thought to a specific time in history, what we know to be the coming Great Tribulation that Yeshua spoke of in Matthew 24:21, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” There is a specific testing or proving time coming that Yeshua told us to watch for and pray about, that we might be counted worthy to escape it. Why do we want to escape this coming time? Because it is the time of Yahweh’s judgment and wrath that will be poured out on evil mankind and their nations.

 

The word tribulation in Matthew 24:21 is Strong’s Number 2347, used 45 times in the Renewed Covenant. It is the Greek word thlipsis, pronounced thlip’-sis and means pressure. Yeshua stated that the mega pressure time that is coming has never been experienced on earth before and will never be experienced again. It will be a day of affliction, testing, trouble, trial, tribulation, persecution, and great pressure. What will be so bad about the pressure? Men will sell their souls to damnation in hellfire by taking the mark of the beast in order to eat food, so they can live physically. Men will give in to the pressure and submit to taking the mark, instead of denying their flesh and resisting the evil One World Order. The other side of the equation to taking the mark to gain temporary life is denying the Holy Spirit Who gives eternal life, thus assuring yourself of eternal damnation and cessation of life. It’s one or the other folks, take the mark to live a few more days or years in this physical existence, or deny your flesh, thus risking starving to death, resist the devil’s new media demo, and trust Yeshua to gain eternal life. Better yet, repent of your sins this moment, trust Yeshua to save you right now, and be prepared to face death for your newfound faith in Yahweh and His Son Yeshua HaMashiach!

 

What’s the advantage of repenting today and getting saved today? Yeshua promises you that you will miss out on this Great Tribulation that is coming. Revelation 3:10, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Acts 17:30-31, “Truly, these times of ignorance Yahweh overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” The day of temptation, or testing, is coming soon to a planet near you. Pray that you will not have to enter into that time.

 

The promise is that we will be raptured off this rock BEFORE this time hits the earth. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so Yahweh will bring with Him those who sleep in Yeshua (in death). 15For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Master will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Yahweh. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. 17Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Master. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

 

You want to be ready to go with Yeshua NOW, not when He comes as Judge to pour out His anger in wrath upon the wicked nations that continue to plot against Him and His people. We are headed for war, people. There’s been a lot of saber rattling in the Middle East this year, but sometime soon, one of the nut cases over there is going to pull the trigger that will lead to or begin World War III. Here’s a blurb from the latest Hal Lindsey Report, “How’s this for prophetic precision? Last week, Iran’s Fars news service reported that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad threatened to unleash a missile attack on Tel Aviv if NATO or Turkey dared interfere in Syria’s affairs.

This wasn’t an off-the-cuff, rash remark made in a fit of anger. He’s issued this threat before. On August 9th, Assad told the Turkish Foreign Minister that “it would take only six hours for Syria to devastate Tel Aviv and ignite the Middle East.”

Now, as ominous as that sounds, it’s not the part of the story that raises the red flag for prophecy watchers. Middle Eastern hotheads have been threatening to wipe out Israel for decades.

Here’s the critical part. Debkafile.com reports that after the first threat, Israel sent Syria a warning. In part, the message said, “If a single missile explodes in Tel Aviv, Damascus will be the first to pay the price..”

That raises the goosebumps, doesn’t it?”

 

Why does that raise goosebumps? Isaiah 17:1, “The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.”” You know Damascus, Syria, is the longest continually inhabited city on earth, at least 4,000 years. It has never been destroyed, but today Israel and the West hold the nuclear capability to fulfill Isaiah 17:1 in a moment of prophetic time!! Goosebumps, Hal, how about not being able to sleep from excitement!?! Watch Tel Aviv, Israel, and pray. Watch Damascus, Syria, and pray. The Psalm 83 and Daniel 8 wars are about to consume the Middle East and entire world. Be sober, prepared, and watch and pray for the many who do not yet know Yeshua as their Savior and Master. Billions of humans will perish during the Great Tribulation. Pray they meet Yeshua before they die.

 

My prayer for you is that you will be counted worthy to escape all these things. Look up, your redemption draws nigh. In the Spirit of this Feast of Sukkot Season, Psalm 27:5, “For in the (end) time of trouble (affliction, tribulation) He shall hide me in His pavilion (hut of entwined boughs, like a sukkah); in the secret place of His tabernacle (tent here, but think sukkah) He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock (Yeshua).”

 

He’s coming to tabernacle with us soon,

 

Gene Benjamin II

October 14, 2011 CE

Holy Wholly Healthy Benefits of Linen

Hello friends,

I received the enclosed article from Batya Wootten of Messianic Israel Alliance, through their newsletter called Zechariah’s Patrol Report. http://zechariahspatrol.com/ and  http://www.messianicisrael.com/

I hope you enjoy it. Use your discernment when they quote information about new age frequency stuff. You know, eat the good stuff and spit out the sticks. Linen is the garment worn by the future Millennial Kingdom Priests.

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 Amazing Facts
About Linen

 

by Batya Wootten

 

Some time ago at an MIA Conference a vendor named Kingdom Paths
was offering organic linen items along with literature on the benefits of wearing it.

 

I felt led to purchase some of their socks for my husband, Angus. His feet had been continually swelling for years and we could not figure out why the problem kept getting worse. Then, after wearing their linen socks for a month Angus dropped a whole shoe size and his swelling problem disappeared. With that, I became a fan of linen.

Recently, someone tagged me in a message about linen properties and benefits. While I do not know a lot about purported “linen facts,” I do feel that I have seen its benefits first hand, so, I reposted the article that was sent to me on my Facebook page.

With permission from the author, Rodney Pere’rah, I would now like to share his article here, along with some other recommendations and comments that came out of my Facebook discussion.

If the information blesses you, or if you have something more to share on the subject please drop me a note.

 

My recommendations are listed at the end of the article.

 

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The Most Amazing Facts About Linen

                                           by Rodney Pere’rah

Linen is the strongest of all the vegetable fibers, with 2 to 3 times the strength of cotton. It is lint free and gets softer the more it is washed. It can gain up to 20% moisture without feeling damp. It resists dirt and stains and is strong and durable. When the Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, the ancient linen curtains were found fully intact.

Flax is an annual of the family Linaceae. There are over 200 varieties of flax plants that, depending on the regional conditions and climate. Flax blooms in clusters of five petaled flowers that open up at dawn and close and fall at around noon when heat sets in. Each flower blooms for only a few hours.
The various colors that flax are found in are blue, violet, scarlet and white flowers

Researchers found that one will fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake up in a better mood after sleeping in and on linen! Linen actually helps repair the body by harmonizing with the cells.

No fabric can out-perform linen in natural strength, luster and durability.
Ancient healing secrets revealed in the Holy Scriptures instruct that this fabric is considered Holy attire and part of the sanctification path.

Linen is an ideal fabric not only for attire; but for your table at every meal as a ‘high energy’ tablecloth and napkin.

Flax fabric is an excellent filter protecting against chemical exposure, noise and dust.

Linen clothing reduces solar gamma radiation by almost half, thereby protecting humans wearing linen. It has been found that flax fibers retrieved from radioactive soils appear to be totally resistant to radiation.

Linen is the strongest of the vegetable fiber’s, being 2 or 3 times stronger than cotton, with the added bonus of not shrinking or creating lint like cotton does! Linen fabric is highly durable and long-lasting.

Nobel prize winning Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg identified signature frequency numbers of the average human at 70-90. All results with numbers less than 50 were identified as the signature frequency of chronic disease. Any number less than a 15 frequency was identified with those having been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer.
Atomic Frequency Signature of Linen
The atomic frequency measurement of linen fabric measures 5,000.
The frequency of wool measures 5,000. The frequency of cotton measures 40 & organic unbleached cotton measures 100, which are not healing materials, but they don’t harm the health. Silk fabric only measures 10 units of energy, which would fail to support health in the human body. Rayon (wood & bamboo fiber) measures at a 15 signature frequency. Plastic materials such as polyester, acrylic, spandex, lycra, viscose and nylon measure zero.

If you want to maintain health & heal your body, it is recommended to wear wool or linen. Be aware of the Biblical warning of wearing wool and linen together, which scientific studies have proven to be accurate: the energy of these two fabrics worn together collapsed the electrical field.
Deut 22:11  –  You shall not wear a garment of mixed sorts, as of wool and linen together.

While the two textiles both measure 5,000 signature frequencies individually, when put together, they cancelled each other out, and – in some cases – brought measurable weakness and even pain to sensitive persons.
Linen’s Health Benefits
When wearing 100% linen, many individuals have testified that their healing was rapid. Post injury or surgical pain was substantially reduced (without the use of prescription or over the counter drugs) when using linen bandages and wearing linen clothing.

Linen underwear heightens positive emotions as well as possessing rare bacteriological properties. Resistant to fungus and bacteria, flax is found to be an effective barrier to some diseases. According to Japanese researchers, studies have shown that bed-ridden patients do not develop bedsores where linen bed sheets are used. Wearing linen clothes helps to decrease some skin diseases – from common rash to chronic eczemas.

Linen is highly “hydroscopic” meaning it rapidly absorbs and gives up moisture. Adsorbing water as quickly as a pond surface, before giving a feeling of being wet, linen cloth can absorb as much as 20% of its dry weight. This explains why linen cloth always feels fresh and cool.

Linen does not cause allergic reactions and is helpful in treating a number of allergic disorders. Linen is effective in dealing with inflammatory conditions, reducing fever, and providing a healthy air exchange. Some neurological ailments benefit from the use of linen clothing.

Linen cloth does not accumulate static electricity – even a small addition of flax fibers (up to 10%) to a cloth is enough to eliminate the static electricity effect.

Linen possesses high air permeability and heat show the skin temperature 3°-4°C below that of their silk or cotton-wearing friends. According to some studies, a person wearing linen clothes perspires 1.5 times less than when dressed in cotton clothes and twice less than when dressed in viscose clothes. Meanwhile in cold weather linen is an ideal warmth-keeper. Silica present in the flax fiber protects linen against rotting – the preserved mummies of Egyptian Pharaohs were wrapped in the finest linen cloth.

Linen rejects dirt and does not get a furry texture; linen and linen-containing articles are easily laundered in hot water, may be boiled and dried in the sun, besides they may be hot-ironed thereby ensuring maximum

sterilization; Linen provides a sensation of gentle, natural relief. Linen’s smooth surface and matte luster appears beautiful and feels pleasant to the touch. The more linen is washed, the softer and smoother it becomes.
Miscellaneous Benefits
Linen provides an excellent filter protection against noise, chemical exposure and dust. Sleeping on sheets of linen can also provide a better night’s sleep, absorb moisture, and is more durable than cotton bedding.
Flax thread appears to be the only natural material utilized for internal sutures in a surgical setting.
Symbology of Linen
The linen from which the clothing was made was symbolic of righteousness-and ascribed righteousness at that. Linen was made from flax, which grew up out of the ground-a picture of God’s miraculous provision. It is a fabric that “breathes”, making it not only comfortable to wear, but also an apt metaphor for receiving the Spirit of YHWH, since the Hebrew word for spirit, Ruach Ha’Kodesh, also means The Set-Apart Inspiration (of breath).
The corresponding opposite “fabric metaphor” would be wool, which symbolizes labor and sacrifice and not surprisingly, is said to make the wearer perspire and irritates the skin slightly. The comparison is spelled out plainly in Yahweh’s instructions for the priestly wardrobe in the Millennial Temple.
“And it shall be, whenever they [the priests] enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the Temple. They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat”

(Ezekiel 44:17-18).

For linen goods please visit the following sites:

www.kingdompaths.com offers pure linen and wool products for worship and healing, linen sheets, linen clothes, baby items, crib sheets, 100% linen, linen tallits, Life shields, computer shields, electrical magnetic protection

The following vendor offers funky linen clothing for ladies:
www.facebook.com/watersisterdrygoods

This lady handcrafts 100% pure linen garments. zipporah reshel designs – set apart garments for your personal worship and observance:
http://www.zipporahsthimble.com/shop/
One lady sent me the following note:

I have worn linen exclusively, day and night for at least two years. Recently, I wore cotton for an afternoon and felt as if I had the life sucked out of me. When I started wearing linen, I noticed a decrease in pain and an increase in energy. (I have an old back injury that makes my legs go numb. Two days after I started wearing linen, I realized I could feel my legs and they weren’t painful.) I have purchased linen sheets on Ebay. I get almost all my linen clothing from thrift stores and Ebay. and for those who are handy, you can buy a bolt of 20 yards of linen online (fabrics-store.com) for about $100 with which you can make your own sheets, duvet, pillow cases, etc. Here is more linen info, for those who wish to pursue it:
Linen’s hidden health benefits finally revealed!  http://www.fabrics-store.com

A gentleman responded to my post with the following:
Linen has many good qualities. Yah requires his priests to wear this fabric while ministering, and that is good enough for me. Please leave out the New Age Pseudo-science stuff about frequencies; it discredits the other good information.

 

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Again, please let me know if this blesses you, or if you have a testimony or more information to share. I am truly interested in learning more about the benefits of linen.

 

Shalom b’Yeshua,

Batya

batya@mim.net

 

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The Other Seventh Day

The Other Seventh Day

 

It was a typical day, rising early and going to work as normal, or so I thought. On that Tuesday morning, October 5, 2004 CE, I did not realize my life would never be the same. That day I lost my mind, my career and almost lost my life. It’s been seven years since that day. I decided to look back with my calendar conversion program and see what day that Tuesday was on the Hebrew calendar. It just so happens that Tuesday, October 5, 2004, was the 21st day of the 7th month, Tishri 21, the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles. I was new to the Messianic movement back then and did not realize then that my life-changing event happened during the Feast of Tabernacles. Yahweh was jerking my arrogant life up short and changing the direction of my life. At the time, I just thought He was trying to kill me. Over the next couple years, Father revealed to me that I was on a Sabbatical, since I had not observed any Sabbatical years yet in my life. During these seven years, He has taught me to rest in Him and then work out of that rest. Well, those seven years are over now. Today, I rest in Him all the time and work for Him out of that rest (much of the time, anyway). Today, we are in the 10 days of awe, between the Feast of Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur, which we will celebrate later this week. This is a week to repent and get right with Yahweh and your fellow man.

 

The fall Feasts of Yahweh are prophetic shadows, especially since they have not seen their fulfillments yet. At Yom Teruah, the blowing of trumpets, we rehearse the return of our King Yeshua. By the way, Yeshua was born on Yom Teruah, the 1st day of the 7th month. Mary was delivered of her firstborn Son, while the Hebrews were blowing their trumpets, not realizing they were heralding the first coming of the King of Kings! Happy 2,013th birthday, Yeshua! During the first 10 days of the seventh month we pray, we repent, we lift up our nations and leaders and people to the throne of Yahweh. Yom Kippur signals atonement and redemption for the whole house of Israel. It represents judgment for the nations that hate Yahweh. This time of year we should see the restoration of Judah and Ephraim, when Christians and Jews will learn to love each other and walk together and stop harassing each other. The Feast of Tabernacles gives us a picture of the wedding celebration between the Lamb of Yahweh and His bride. We look forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb and to the day when Yahweh will dwell with us on this planet. We see His Kingdom coming and being established on earth as it is in heaven. Yahweh’s Feasts are simply shadows of the spiritual realities of His Kingdom, which will soon be manifest to the whole world.

 

My seventh day led to a seven year Sabbtical, which now I hope will lead to the 7th day of creation, the 7th Millennium, the one thousand year reign of Yeshua on earth. We are in a transition period in human history. The nations of the world will soon be destroyed and the restored nation of the whole house of Israel will be established before our eyes. Israel is the only nation in history destined to fall first and then rise to glory in the end of time. This world is upside down in comparison to Yahweh’s Kingdom. He is about to turn our world right side up. Yahweh will even resurrect David to sit on the throne of Israel again. Jeremiah 30:9, “But they shall serve Yahweh their Mighty One, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.” It is time to get ready to meet our Maker, and like it or not, that means repenting, even for Christians who are bought with the blood of Yeshua. We still sin, we still reside in sinful flesh. We must lay ourselves low and prepare the way for our true King of Kings. This is the time. We’re in the midst of the Fall Feasts of Yahweh, this is the best time; it may be our only time left. Now is the day of salvation.

 

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• Israel’s Coming Glory
“For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Lk 2:30-32)

 

 

We thank you for your fasting and intercession for Israel at this very crucial time! If we ever needed to pray for Israel it is now.

God is faithful and is watching over his word, but we need to pray. We believe that God is answering all of our prayers and that he will help Israel through this very difficult time. He told us recently when we prayed for the upcoming UN vote, “You can never figure out how I will do it. Trust me!”

In order to encourage and strengthen your faith at this midnight hour of difficulty for Israel, we here send out an excerpt from the last chapter in our new book The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Israel’s Struggle for Survival and Coming Glory. This book will be released in October. Please help us pray for a wide distribution of this urgent teaching!

The Falling and Rising of Israel

When Yeshua in accordance with the Torah was presented before the LORD in the Temple in Jerusalem by his parents, the old righteous man Simon took him up in his arms and prophesied,

“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Lk 2:29-32)

For two thousand years now Yeshua has been a light for revelation to the Gentiles. Just as the first half of Simeon’s prophecy has been fulfilled, the second half will also come to pass. The time will come when Yeshua of Nazareth will also be for glory to his people Israel.

Simeon continued to explain: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel.” (Luke 2:34) The expression “many” is often used by the prophets to mean “in general.” Yeshua became the falling of Israel when he came the first time as it was written about him, “A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” (1 Pet 2:8)

At his second coming Yeshua will cause the rising of Israel. He is destined to be for glory to his people. Paul wrote about Israel in Romans, “But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!” (Rom 11:12)

William L. Shirer’s famous book about Nazi Germany is called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Many mighty empires have risen throughout history. Sooner or later they have all fallen. The kingdoms of the world rise and fall. Israel’s destiny is to first fall and then rise through the Messiah. Daniel prophesied to King Nebuchadnezzar,

“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.” (Dan 2:44, emphasis added)

In the last conversation between Yeshua and his disciples they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6) Before they posed this last question to their Master, he had just spent 40 days teaching them about the kingdom of God (v.3). They had received a very solid and thorough biblical education on the kingdom of God by the risen Messiah of Israel. They knew who he was and they knew what he had promised to do.

The disciples’ final question had to do with the timing of the coming restoration of the kingdom to Israel. Yeshua answered them accordingly,

“He said to them: ‘It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” (Acts 1:6-9)

The sacred text continues,

“They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’” (Acts 1:10-11)

Two chapters later, Peter explained to the Jews in the Temple in Jerusalem, about Yeshua,

“He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets…And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’” (Ac 3:21,25)

The apostles did not know the time or date, but they knew that he is coming back to restore the kingdom to Israel just as all the prophets have spoken. We are now living on the threshold to the fulfillment of this glorious restoration.

Yeshua did not come to take away the promises to Israel and give them to the Church. Instead he came to confirm them. Paul wrote, “For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs.” (Rom 15:8, emphasis added)

Yeshua will return to restore the kingdom to Israel. He will one day be for glory to his people Israel. God’s promises will not fail. They cannot fail and they cannot change. The blood of Messiah has sealed every promise made to the fathers.

God’s Faithful Love Promised To David

When the angel Gabriel announced Yeshua’s birth to his mother Miriam, he said,
“You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” (Luk 1:31-33, emphasis)

 

King David never had a throne in heaven. His throne was in Jerusalem. God will one day give Yeshua the throne of his father David. It is his destiny to rule on that throne forever. In the very last words of Yeshua in the Bible, he says, “I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star…I am coming soon.” (Rev 22:16,20)

Yeshua wants us to know that he will return again as the Son of David, the King of Israel. God promised David that one of his descendants would one day sit on his throne and rule forever. Psalm 132 declares that God confirmed this promise to David with an oath. It is a sure oath that he will never revoke. “The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke:
’One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.’” (Ps 132:11)

God says to Israel in Isaiah, “Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.” (Isa 55:3)

Here God calls his oath to David, “my faithful love promised to David.” God is faithful to keep his promises. He means what he says, and he says what he means. It is OK to spiritualize the promise made to David and apply it in different ways, but it is not OK to take away the plain literal meaning of the promise. That is a violation of God’s character.

Jerusalem will be restored just like the prophets of old have spoken. When Yeshua returns the city will become “the praise of the earth.” (Isa 62:7) It will be the glorious capitol of the world. “In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.” (Isa 11:10)

Yeshua’s “place of rest” is his throne in Jerusalem, the city of the Great King, where “he will rule over the house of Jacob forever.” (Lk 1:33) At that time the whole earth will be renewed (Mt 19:28). No wonder that the trees and the fields will sing for joy when Yeshua comes to judge the world in righteousness and restore the kingdom to Israel.

“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.” (Ps 96:11-13, emphasis added)

God tells all the nations to rejoice over Israel. “Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.” (Deu 32:43)

The truth is that without the restoration of Israel through the Messiah at the renewal of all things, there is neither any future for our planet, nor for any of the people who dwell on it. That is why all nations are commanded to rejoice with God’s people Israel when they are restored.

“In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” (Heb 1:10-12, emphasis added)

Kings Will Shut Their Mouths And Nations Will Tremble

God told Jacob, “Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper.” (Gen 32:9) Jacob still had to go through the life and death struggle with his brother, but the end was good. In the same way he has called the sons of Jacob back to their land in this generation in order to bless them even though they have to face a life and death struggle with their angry relatives in the Middle East. But the outcome will be glorious. The time of Jacob’s trouble will end in a glorious new day for the whole earth. Paul wrote in Romans 11:15, “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”

All the nations and their rulers will want to come to Jerusalem to see the glory of Messiah, just like Queen of Sheba came to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Yeshua said, “The Queen of the South…came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.” (Lk 11:31) “See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted…kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.” (Isa 52:13,15, emphasis added)

God has promised that he will bring such abundant glory and prosperity to Jerusalem that the nations will tremble when they see it.

“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to [Jerusalem]; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.” (Jer 33:6-9, emphasis added)

What a glorious time this will be when Yeshua will rule from Jerusalem. Those who have been faithful to him will be his bride ruling with him on his throne in Jerusalem!

“To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—‘He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery’—just as I have received authority from my Father…To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Rev 2;26-27;3:21-22)

Isaiah prophesied about Jerusalem,

“O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace. In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.” (Isa 54:11-14) End of quote

Thank You for Your Support

We want to thank those of you who have responded with support for our TV ministry “On the Walls of Jerusalem” so that we can buy our own TV cameras! Half of the needed $4,565 has come in. If you want to help us with this project, please go tothewatchman.org/en/donate/ Specify your donation “TV Cameras”.

Doron Keidar will travel in the United States during the second half of November and in December to inform about the present situation in Israel and rally support for the Giedon Project, see http://projectgideon.org. If you are able to organize an Israel Awareness Night in your area please write to shieldofdavid7@gmail.com

We repeat below the prayer points for our 40-day fast for Israel, Aug 30-Oct 8. We also wish all of you Shanah Tova – A Blessed and Prosperous New Year 5772! May this be your best year ever!

• Pray for God’s mercy towards Israel and that he will remember his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
“But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. ‘LORD,’ he said, ‘why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’ …Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.’” (Ex 32:11-13,31-32)

• Pray that God will arise and help his people!
“O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. ‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.’” (Ps 83:1-4)

• Proclaim God’s greatness!
“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who can fathom the Spirit of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as his counselor? Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.”
(Isa 40:12-16)

• Pray that God will foil the plans of the nations!
“Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Ps 33:8-11)

• Praise God for his power to save his people and give them victory!
“Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, to carry out the sentence written against them — this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the LORD.”
(Ps 149)

• Pray for the blessing and protection of the Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and for the ministry of HaYovel mobilizing help to these farmers!
“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.”
(Isa 61:4-5)

• Pray that God will send confusion into the enemy’s camp so that the terrorists begin to fight each other!
“As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.” (2 Chr 20:22-23)

• Pray that God will scatter the terrorists!
“Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, ‘Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.’ Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind. As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze, so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm. Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek your name.” (Ps 83:11-16)

• Pray that God will raise up strong prophetic voices to proclaim the truth and warn the leaders of the earth to not divide God’s land!
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.  …Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” (Ps 2:1-2,10-12)

• Pray for a hedge of protection around Jerusalem!
“’And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’” (Zech 2:5)

• Pray for strength and wisdom to the leaders in Israel, especially Prime Minister Netanyahu!
“I will restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.” (Isa 1:26)

• Pray that Israel will hope in the LORD!
“No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.” (Ps 33:16-22)

• Pray that the Spirit of God will be poured out so that Israel will look up and see the one that was pierced for them and repent!
“On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.” (Zech 12:9-10)

• Pray that God’s name will be glorified in all the earth through the restoration of Israel!
“Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; …You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders of the land.”
(Isa 26:11,15)

• Pray for a mighty harvest into the kingdom of God in the Muslim world!
 “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; in him the Gentiles will hope.” (Rom 15:12)

May God bless you as watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem!

Lars and Harriet Enarson”