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CONNECTING COGS ON YAHWEH’S TIMELINE

CONNECTING COGS ON YAHWEH’S TIMELINE

 

Let’s begin with one of the great Sacred Chronology synchronisms in the Scriptures. Towards the end of the Kingdom of Judah, when Babylon was on the rise, Yahweh began to sychronize Hebrew history with secular Babylonian history, in Jeremiah 25:1, “The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah (which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon).” This verse synchronizes Judah’s final years with the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, beginning with the fourth year of King Jehoiakim in 605 BCE. This synchronism is not the focus of our study today, but it does give us a tie in to when in history Jeremiah made his desolations prophecy to Judah in chapter 25 of his book. Notice Jeremiah’s theme in verse 5, the same theme we preach today, “‘Repent now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that Yahweh has given to you and your fathers forever and ever.”

 

In verses 8-12, Jeremiah pronounces judgment upon Judah, because they refused to repent and turn from their wicked ways back to their Heavenly Father, Yahweh, ““Therefore thus says Yahweh of hosts: ‘Because you have not heard My words, 9behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ says Yahweh, ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. . . .11And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says Yahweh; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.”

 

Several chronology scholars, Martin Anstey, and Sir Robert Anderson, in particular, distinguish between the servitudes, captivity, and desolations of Judah, but we know this era as the 70-year captivity of Judah. Today, we’re just going to look at the years of the desolation. When did they begin? When did they end? Sir Robert Anderson, in his great book, The Coming Prince, spelled it out for us in detail. I will only cover the highlights in this brief post. The reason Yahweh judged Israel at that time was because they had stopped observing the seventh-year rest years, or shemitahs. He was going to judge them for 70 years, one year for each shemitah, or Sabbatical year, that they had refused to let the land and people rest. 2 Chronicles 36:20-21, “And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon, where they became servants to him (Nebuchadnezzar) and his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, 21to fulfill the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she (the land of Judah) lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.” This was in direct fulfillment of the law of Moses from Leviticus 26:34-35, “Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35As long as it lies desolate it shall rest—for the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it.” The Sabbatical years are to be years of joy and rest for the people and their land. Why do we continually give up our joy for servitude to sin?

 

Well, barely sixteen years after Jeremiah prophesied the desolations over Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon invaded Judah again and besieged Jerusalem. 2 Kings 25:1-2, “Now it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign (King Zedekiah of Judah), in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it; and they built a siege wall against it all around. 2So the city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.” Note the year, month and day that Nebuchadnezzar began the siege against Jerusalem. According to Sir Robert Anderson, the desolations of Jerusalem had begun. Using modern calendar conversion programs, we can pinpoint the exact day that the siege began. The 10th day, in the 10th month, in the 9th year of King Zedekiah occurred in the Jewish year of 3173 (10-10-3173), or Friday, December 11, 589 BCE, if our Gregorian calendar had been implemented then. The siege lasted for about two and one half years, until the summer of 586 BCE, when Solomon’s Temple was destroyed, along with the rest of Jerusalem. Mark that day as the beginning of the siege and the desolations of Jerusalem.

 

On that day, exactly, Yahweh also told Ezekiel, who had already been taken captive to Babylon along with young King Jehoiachin, to record the beginning date of the siege and desolations of Jerusalem, in Ezekiel 24:1-2, “Again, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 2“Son of man, write down the name of the day, this very day—the king of Babylon started his siege against Jerusalem this very day.” Isn’t that amazing? There was Ezekiel, hanging out with the captives of Judah, 500 miles away in Babylon, and Yahweh spoke to him on the very same day that King Nebuchadnezzar began his siege against Jerusalem. Ezekiel wrote down Tevet 10, 3173 (10-10-3173), or Friday, December 11, 589 BCE, in our reckoning. That’s better communication than any modern cell phone. Ezekiel did not need a smartphone, he had the Holy Spirit of Yahweh breathing inside of him!! Ezekiel would not have had any idea what was going on in Jerusalem, but Yahweh was watching over His Word to perform it, and He wanted Ezekiel to keep track of it also. Notice, dear sacred chronology scholars, that the first 11 years of Ezekiel’s and King Jehoiachin’s captivity are synchronized with King Zedekiah’s reign. Zedekiah was placed on the throne of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar upon King Jehoiachin’s capture, back in the spring of 596 BCE.

 

With this simple, amazing synchronization, Sir Robert Anderson has “proven” that Jerusalem was captured in the summer of 586 BCE. King Zedekiah’s 9th year began on Tishri 1, in the fall of 589 BCE, his 10th year began on Tishri 1, 588 BCE, his 11th year began on Tishri 1 of 587 BCE, and therefore Zedekiah was taken captive in the summer of 586 BCE. Is this really a “proof” of when Solomon’s Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed? Yes, because we’re talking prophetic years, not solar years, when discussing the desolations of Jerusalem. Let’s now tie in the END of the 70 years desolation.

 

How many days make up 70 prophetic years of 360 days each? 70 X 360 days = 25,200 days, exactly. So, when did the desolations of Jerusalem end? Well, let’s add 25,200 days to Saturday, Dec. 12, 589 BCE (the day AFTER the siege began, the FIRST FULL DAY OF DESOLATIONS) and see where we end up. Dec. 12, 589 BCE is Julian serial day # 1506643 + 25,200 days = Julian serial day # 1531843. That day was Saturday, December 10, 520 BCE, or Kislev 23, 3242 Jewish calendar, the FINAL FULL DAY OF DESOLATIONS. The following day, Kislev 24, 3242, or Sunday, December 11, 520 BCE, Haggai prophesied in 2:18-19, “‘Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of Yahweh’s temple was laid—consider it: 19Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.’” Dear reader, you’ve got to get ahold of this. Yahweh prophesied through Jeremiah, EXACTLY 70 years of desolations for Jerusalem. That equates to EXACTLY 25,200 days. Since the siege of Jerusalem began on Tevet 10, 3173 Jewish, THE FIRST FULL DAY OF DESOLATIONS BEGAN THE NEXT DAY ON TEVET 11, 3173. THEN, AFTER EXACTLY 25,200 FULL DAYS OF DESOLATIONS, WHICH ENDED ON KISLEV 23, 3242 JEWISH, YAHWEH HAS HAGGAI PROPHESY THAT FROM THE NEXT DAY, KISLEV 24, 3242, THE DAY THE FOUNDATION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE WAS LAID, HE WAS GOING TO BLESS ISRAEL AGAIN!!! Isn’t that incredible? Yahweh had prophesied exactly 70 prophetic years of desolations MUST BE FULFILLED, before He would bless Israel again. The land had to rest for EXACTLY 70 years. Then EXACTLY after 25,200 days of desolation were completed and fulfilled, the VERY NEXT DAY THE ISRAELITES FINISH LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE AND YAHWEH PROMISES TO BLESS THEM AGAIN!!! I don’t know about you all, but I’m blown away by Yahweh’s greatness, sovereignty, and exact accuracy in fulfilling His word, how carefully He watches over His word to perform it! Do you see it? Yahweh, by using evil men, delayed the construction of the second Temple for 28 years, in order to FULFILL 70 YEARS IN THE DESOLATIONS OF JERUSALEM!!!

 

This is even more amazing when you realize that 25,200 days equal 68.99 solar years, not quite close to 70 years! No wonder so many scholars are confused about the 70 years captivity, servitude, and desolations of Jerusalem. So, what year was Kislev 24, 3242, on our Gregorian calendar? It was Sunday, December 11, 520 BCE, in the second year of King Darius I Hystaspes of Persia, as Haggai told us plainly just a few verses earlier in chapter 2:10, “On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh came by Haggai the prophet,” Notice, that the Israelites began work again on the Temple foundation on the DAY FOLLOWING THE SABBATH, on the first day of the week, Sunday! The second Temple construction had actually begun back in about 548 BCE, as Ezra explained in Ezra 3:8-11, “Now in the second month of the second year (548 BCE) of their coming to the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, Jeshua the son of Jozadak . . . 10When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of Yahweh. . . 11And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to Yahweh: . . . because the foundation of the house (Temple) of Yahweh was laid.” But the Temple construction had been HALTED for about 28 years, as Ezra explained in Ezra 4:5, “and hired counselors against them to frustrate their purpose all the days of Cyrus (the Great) king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius (I, Hystaspes) king of Persia.” and Ezra 4:24, “Thus the work of the house (Temple) of Yahweh which is at Jerusalem ceased, and it was discontinued until the second year of the reign of Darius (I, Hystaspes) king of Persia.” (From 548 BCE to 520 BCE)

 

 

 

So what you say? Well, Darius I, Hystaspes, was known by the throne title of Artaxerxes!! When the Temple construction was re-started in 520 BCE, in Darius’ 2nd regnal year, Yahweh’s blessed servant Nehemiah was in his third year as cupbearer to King Darius, Artaxerxes, having begun as cupbearer in 522 BCE, when Darius ascended the throne of Persia! In 520 BCE, Nehemiah had been in captivity about 79 years!! if you consider that he was taken captive in the same deportation with Ezekiel, King Jehoiachin, Esther and Mordecai. Esther 2:5-6, “Now there was a Jewish man in the palace of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair. Jair was the son of Shimei, the son of Kish. Mordecai was from the tribe of Benjamin,6 which had been taken captive from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. They were part of the group taken into captivity [in 596 BCE] with Jehoiachin king of Judah.” (New Century Version) Well, you know what happened in the 20th year of Artaxerxes, in 502 BCE, Nehemiah, in his 97th year of captivity, was commissioned to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild Jerusalem, including its wall! That decree of a Persian king kicked off the 490-year, or 70 weeks, prophecy of Daniel 9!

 

So now we’re tied back to Daniel 9, one of the most profound chapters in the entire Scriptures. And notice how Daniel introduces chapter 9:1-2, “”In the first year of Darius (the Mede) the son of Ahasuerus (Cyaxares I), of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans [on the night of King Belshazzar’s death, after he saw the writing on the wall, during King Nebuchadnezzar’s insanity]—2in the first year of his (Darius the Mede’s) reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of Yahweh through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”” Blessed Daniel, he was reading the books of Jeremiah back in 573 BCE, when he had been in captivity only about 33 years, and was witnessing great upheaval in Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar had gone insane a few years before. Young King Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar’s son, had just been slain, and a Median by the name of Astyages, or Darius the Mede, had just been made king over Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar’s wife, who was Astyages’ sister! You think Daniel was confused? You wonder why he was praying so earnestly that day? Daniel knew that Babylon, the captivity, and the desolations were no where near 70 years in length at that point in time!! But Daniel did have the desolations on his mind while he fervently prayed to Yahweh, 9:17-18, “Now therefore, our Mighty One, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for Yahweh’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. 18O my Mighty One, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies.” And then, while Daniel was praying about the 70 years of desolations, which were the result of 490 years of disobedience, the angel Gabriel shows up and gives him the 70 WEEKS (490 years) prophecy that would tie up human history in their Messiah!! Doesn’t that sound like Yahweh? You’re praying about one matter, and Yahweh gives you another word, related, but deeper, more meaningful and farreaching!! Ah, blessed Daniel, I love your heart and understand your feelings of confusion and mystification! We’ll have to come back to the 70 weeks prophecy again in another post.

 

I just wanted you to see how Yahweh tied Hebrew history together with the 70 years desolation prophecy of Jeremiah. That one prophecy tied together the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple with the reconstruction of the second Temple during the reign of Darius I Hystaspes, who was the Artaxerxes who commissioned Nehemiah to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, which kicked off the 490-year Daniel 9 prophecy to Messiah and then the final 70th week of human history. If there is a problem with history from 502 BCE to 447 BCE, it’s with Persian history, not Hebrew history, nor Yahweh’s prophecies, chronology, calendar, clock, or timeline. His chronology cogs are precise, ancient humans cogs, not so much.

 

Gene Benjamin II

April 28, 2012 CE

 

 

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Isaiah Meets Olympic Swimmers

Isaiah Meets Olympic Swimmers

Today’s Scripture is Isaiah 25, “O Yahweh, You are my Mighty One.

I will exalt You,

I will praise Your name,

For You have done wonderful things;

Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

2  For You have made a city a ruin,

A fortified city a ruin,

A palace of foreigners to be a city no more;

It will never be rebuilt. (Damascus? See Isa. 17:1)

3  Therefore the strong people will glorify You;

The city of the terrible [terrorist] nations will fear You.

4  For You have been a strength to the poor,

A strength to the needy in his distress,

A refuge from the storm,

A shade from the heat;

For the blast of the terrible ones [terrorists] is as a storm against the wall.

5  You will reduce the noise of aliens,

As heat in a dry place;

As heat in the shadow of a cloud,

The song of the terrible ones [terrorists] will be diminished.

6  And in this mountain (Mt. Zion, Jerusalem)

Yahweh of hosts will make for all people

A feast of choice pieces,

A feast of wines on the lees,

Of fat things full of marrow,

Of well-refined wines on the lees.

7  And He will destroy on this mountain

The surface of the covering cast over all people,

And the veil that is spread over all nations.

8  He will swallow up death forever (1 Cor. 15:54-55),

And Sovereign Yahweh will wipe away tears from all faces (Rev. 7:14-17; 21:4);

The rebuke of His people

He will take away from all the earth;

For Yahweh has spoken.

9  And it will be said in that day:

“Behold, this is our Mighty One;

We have waited for Him, and He will save us.

This is Yahweh;

We have waited for Him;

We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation (Yeshua: Jesus).”

10 For on this mountain (Mt. Zion, Jerusalem) the hand of Yahweh will rest,

And Moab (a perpetual enemy of Israel) shall be trampled down under Him,

As straw is trampled down for the refuse heap.

11 And He (Yahweh) will spread out His hands in their midst

    As a swimmer reaches out to swim,

    And He will bring down their pride

    Together with the trickery of their hands.

12 The fortress of the high fort of your walls

He will bring down, lay low,

And bring to the ground, down to the dust.”

Isaiah looked far into the future and saw a time at the end of time when Israel’s and Yahweh’s enemies will be destroyed, put down, finally totally subdued. Yahweh Himself will sit at rest on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. A time of great humbling is soon coming upon the terrorists of the world. Their lies will end, their tricks will end, their arrogance will come to a final end.

As we approach the 2012 Olympic games in London, England, do not be surprised if a terrorist attack occurs during the games, maybe right at the games in London. Remember, this will be the 40th anniversary of the massacre of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Games in 1972. Yahweh blessed Abraham in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  Yahweh loves Israel. Zecharia 2:8-9, “For thus says Yahweh of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. 9For surely I will shake My hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that Yahweh of hosts has sent Me.” Israel is and forever will be Yahweh’s treasured possession, Deuteronomy 7:6, “For you are a holy people to Yahweh your Mighty One; Yahweh your Mighty One has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.”

Notice the use of Yahweh’s hands in these Scriptures. Eventually, Yahweh’s hands will be at rest on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. Until that day, His hands will be raised to battle against His enemies, which are the enemies of Israel. From what I understand Yahweh speaking in Isaiah 25 today, someone is going to be humbled at the Olympic Games this summer. Maybe someone will finally beat Michael Phelps, or maybe a terrorist nation will finally meet its doom. I don’t know, I’m no prophet; Isaiah was the prophet. I’d say woe to the Moabite terrorist nations this year, though; you are about to get the beat down of your lives.

You know, swimming used to be a great recreational pastime, until someone turned it into another competition, like most recreational sports used to be. A day is coming when Yahweh will stop all competition, He will crush the last competitive spirit on this planet. Man was created for cooperation, not competition. Read the Book. Won’t that be a wonderful day when we can once again play baseball for fun, play football for fun, play basketball for fun. No scoring, no competition, no winners or losers, no more overpaid sports idols!! Can you imagine playing for pure enjoyment??? Wow, a day of humbling awaits us. The day of rest and peace is coming. Yeshua will usher in that day. It may begin at this summer’s Olympic Games. Crack! Swoosh! Splash!!

Can’t wait go swimming with Yahweh, Isaiah, and Ezekiel like in Ezekiel 47:3-12, “And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. 4Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. 5Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. 6He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river.

7When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. 8Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. 9And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. 10It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. 11But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt. 12Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.””

John the Revelator sums it up in 22:1-5, “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of Yahweh and of the Lamb (on Mt. Zion, Jerusalem). 2In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of Yahweh and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for Sovereign Yahweh gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”

The day of peace and light is coming, but it’s not here yet. We’re not even through with the beginnings of sorrows yet. What did Yeshua say in Luke 21:8-9, “And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. 9But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”” That word commotions is the Greek word akatastasia, meaning instability, disorder, disturbance, confusion. Think of race and food riots, Occupy Wall Street foolishness, flash mobs, or robs. We are just now experiencing this phase of the end times. Orderly society falling apart and immorality corrupting every area of life. Things must get a lot worse, before they get better.

Every knee will be forced to bow before Yeshua someday, but He wants us to willingly humble ourselves today, repent of our sins today, get saved today. Cry out to Yeshua for salvation today, before it’s too late!! Yahweh wants us willing and obedient!! Will He find faithful servants when He returns? He wants to swim with us in the River of Life. He does not want us to drown in the sea of sin. The choice is ours to make, but make it quick. Dark days are on the horizon.

Gene Benjamin II

April 25, 2012 CE

ps My wife sent me this link, AFTER I’d made this post. Apparently, others also see the possibility of problems at the 2012 summer Olympics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6SKVTnZPYA&feature=g-all-f

 

The Prick Heard Round the World

The Prick Heard Round the World

 

I hope you don’t think I’m the arrogant prick heard round the world. There are not enough people who read my posts to make such a preposterous claim. The prick I’m talking about is a pin prick, the one which will pop the U.S. Federal Government debt bubble. You won’t have to strain your ears to hear the explosion of this bubble. It will affect every area of your life. It is the nuclear blast on the world economy that we knew was coming. Get the details from Robert Morley’s column here: http://www.thetrumpet.com/9298.8134.0.0/economy/the-last-bubble

 

When the U.S. government debt bubble bursts, we won’t have an economic system. The whole world will need a new one. In 2011, The Federal Reserve bought 61 percent of the U.S. Treasury total net issuance? Are you kidding me? 61 percent of the investors of the world, including big banks and foreign nations, shunned America’s debt issue? Are you kidding me? The Federal Reserve created 61 percent of the U.S. government spending in 2011 out of thin air? Are you kidding me? We’re doomed by stupidity and foolishness. Read the article above and see for yourself.

 

Just a week or two ago, I read that the Federal Reserve is printing, NOW TODAY, over half of what the U.S. Government is spending THIS YEAR OF 2012!! Are these people evil, or just plain nuts? I believe it is the former. Get ready to reduce your standard of living even lower than it is already. When we hear the POP! it will be too late.

 

Revelation 13:16-18, “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

 

Some folks seem to be already working on solutions to centralized banksters and their evil system. Ever heard of bitcoin or brainwallet? These guys are working on making digital currency that can be traded securely and anonymously, enabling irreversible payments, outside of the world bankster network of processing control and fees. Sounds like a great thing, and may well be needed real soon. Read up here: http://bitcoinmagazine.net/brain-wallets-the-what-and-the-how/ I can’t even remember what I ate for breakfast, so how am I supposed to remember my private key to access my digital wealth? And does this mean I’ll have to buy a smartphone? Gees, I’m still trying to decide if I like Microsoft Windows better than Linux!

 

I like the idea of collapsing the current evil financial system we have, but the replacement 666 financial system of the Anti-Messiah will be worse, not better. The digital currency boys may have their products ready just in time for Yeshua’s millennial reign on earth. I believe He will like their way of doing business!!

 

I’m sure glad our salvation is more than just digital information stored in the cloud!

 

Blessings,

 

Gene Benjamin II

April 14, 2012 CE

Another Gem from du Tillet’s Matthew

Another Gem from du Tillet’s Matthew

 

My New King James Version for Matthew 1:1-17 reads as follows: “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach), the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

2Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. 5Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 6and Jesse begot David the king.

David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. 7Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. 8Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. 9Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. 11Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.”

 

I’ve posted on this aberration in Matthew 1 before, there are only 13 generations mentioned in the English version of the last set of the generations of Jesus, aka Yeshua, from the Babylonian captivity. 1 – Shealtiel, 2 – Zerubbabel, 3 – Abiud, 4 – Eliakim, 5 – Azor, 6 – Zadok, 7 – Achim, 8 – Eliud, 9 – Eleazar, 10 – Matthan, 11 – Jacob, 12 – Joseph (Shem Tov’s Hebrew Matthew reveals that this Joseph is Mary’s father); 13 – Mary. But, if you take the time to read the English translation of du Tillet’s Hebrew Matthew found here: http://www.torahresource.com/DuTillet/Schonfield.pdf you will find out that the original Hebrew manuscript of Matthew, translated and published in 1927 CE by Hugh J. Schonfield, shows the missing patriarch from that final list of 14 generations. Du Tillet’s Hebrew Matthew states, beginning at verse 13, “Zerubbabel begat Abihud; Abihud begat Abner; Abner begat Eliakim” Grandpa Abner has been missing for over 1,800 years from Jesus’ genealogy. But if it was translated and revealed in 1927, why don’t our modern Bibles show us Abner in this genealogy list? Because ALL modern translators use Greek manuscripts, that are more recent than these ancient Hebrew manuscripts of Matthew found at www.torahresource.com. Apparently, in the Hebrew, there is very little difference between the names Abiud and Abner. An early copiest just missed it and dropped Abner from the list. Oops, it doesn’t affect the Gospel message or your salvation.

 

Well, now you can just correct your Bible by placing Abner in his place in history and silence your neighborhood Bible critics. When the Scriptures state that there are 14 generations from the Babylonian captivity until Messiah Yeshua, it means it and it is correct!!! So, get over it. Here’s your new list: 1 – Shealtiel, 2 – Zerubbabel, 3 – Abiud, 4 – Abner; 5 – Eliakim, 6 – Azor, 7 – Zadok, 8 – Achim, 9 – Eliud, 10 – Eleazar, 11 – Matthan, 12 – Jacob, 13 – Joseph (Shem Tov’s Hebrew Matthew reveals that this Joseph is Mary’s father), 14 – Mary.

 

Mary, or Princess Miriam of Israel, simply married a man by the same name as her father. Matthew 1 is Yeshua’s lineage through his mother, Mary. Matthew 1 proves Yeshua’s legal right to the Kingship of Israel through his forefather King David. It is fascinating to me that the Kingship passed to Yeshua through his mother Mary, an unknown princess of Israel. You know Matthew 1 lists the Kingship, simply by following the line of Judean kings from David to Jeconiah/Jehoiachin. Remember, Jehoiachin, the last true Judean king, was the king taken captive by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, and by whom Ezekiel tracked their captivity years.

 

We know that the Joseph, ancestor number 13 above, spoken of in Matthew 1 is Mary’s father, because in the genealogy in Luke 3:23-38, we see that Joseph’s father’s name was Heli, not Jacob (ancestor number 12 above). Luke 3:23, “Now Jesus (Yeshua) Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph (husband of Mary), the son of Heli,” Luke 3:23-38 declares Yeshua’s lineage through his adoptive earthly dad, Joseph, all the way back to Creator Father Yahweh. Joseph, husband of Mary, adopted Jesus, or Yeshua, therefore, Yeshua inherited David’s Birthright legally!! Therefore, Yeshua is legally the King of Israel, and legally holds the Yahweh family Birthright!!! Matthew and Luke assure us of Yeshua’s rightful place in Yahweh’s Kingdom!!

 

I’ve updated my Yeshua genealogy spreadsheet to reflect this most recent discovery. Simply email me and ask for your copy of my generations spreadsheet today.

 

Today’s recommendation: stick with the Scriptures, but stick with the most accurate translation of the Scriptures you can find!!

 

Blessings,

 

Gene Benjamin II

April 13, 2012 CE

Violent Earthquakes in Every Place

Violent Earthquakes in Every Place

 

I’ve been telling folks for years now that the book of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew. You don’t have to believe it or accept it, but if you do, you may experience a paradigm shift in some of your beliefs. In today’s internet world, you can now read the English translations of not one, but three, Hebrew manuscripts of Matthew. Go here: http://www.torahresource.com/Dutillet.html Thanks to Tim McHyde for turning me on to this great website. I recently read the English translation of du Tillet’s Hebrew Matthew to verify Tim’s article on earthquakes at his great website here: http://www.escapeallthesethings.com/earthquakes-in-prophecy.htm

 

My New King James Version translation of Matthew 24:6-8, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.” As Tim points out Mark and Luke say the same thing about earthquakes in various places. Hugh J. Schonfield translated and published du Tillet’s Hebrew Matthew in 1927 CE. Thanks Hugh! Any relation to you Karl? Here’s du Tillet’s Matthew 24:7-8a, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be pestilence, and famine, 8and earthquake, in every place.”

 

As Tim makes very clear, the phrase, “in various places” adds nothing to understanding Matthew 24:7. BUT, with du Tillet’s “earthquake, in every place”, we have clarification and understanding of the unique significance of this particular earthquake. Since creation, we’ve had earthquakes in various places. They are happening today at an amazingly increasing pace and severity. BUT, WE HAVE NOT HAD ONE EARTHQUAKE AT EVERY PLACE ON EARTH AT THE SAME TIME!! For that to happen, we’d have to have supernatural intervention from Yahweh to tip off such a massive earthquake, OR we’d need to see a large mass asteroid/planet fly by the earth at a fairly close distance from our surface, for gravity to trigger such a destructive quake.

 

Yeshua’s earthquake from Matthew 24:7 and John’s earthquake at the sixth seal, may be the same quake. Revelation 6:12-14, “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13And the stars of heaven (asteroids?) fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up (as a result of an asteroid impact?), and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.”

 

A worldwide earthquake caused by a large mass asteroid/planet flyby, or from a large asteroid impact on earth, would make sense by what Yeshua was telling his disciples. Also, notice the timing element in Yeshua’s words in verses 8-9, “All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” This worldwide earthquake will occur BEFORE the tribulation. Sorry rapture theory folks, Yeshua said that, I didn’t. Think about it for a moment. If every city and military fort or base on the planet is destroyed by one huge earthquake all at once, in the blink of an eye, who ya gonna call to respond to your disaster? Not a pretty scenario to contemplate, but it’s the truth of what is about to happen to planet earth.

 

Now think on this. . . wouldn’t such a catastrophic event make a great stage for the entrance of the Anti-Messiah to appear with a solution to this global disaster? FREE food, FREE health-care, FREE pre-loaded debit card anyone? Just trot on down to your local NWO office and sign up!! You only have to pledge your soul to him!!

 

Astronomers are expecting at least one close flyby of an asteroid this fall of 2012 CE. I haven’t kept up with where people believe Planet X is at right now, but if it’s out there, it will fly by earth at the right time, when Yahweh wants it to. This earthquake in every place may be the star that falls to earth in Revelation 8, known as Wormwood, in the seventh seal. When the flyby/impact/earthquake happens, we will all know, for we will all be affected by it. Many of us will not survive this destructive calamity.

 

This violent flyby/impact/earthquake in every place may be just the event we need to adjust earth’s orbit back to a literal prophetic year of 360 days, just in time for the tribulation years of Daniel’s final 70th week to unfold. Sounds like Yahweh to me. Isaiah saw this event also, in 24:17-23, “Fear and the pit and the snare

Are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.

18 And it shall be

That he who flees from the noise of the fear

Shall fall into the pit,

And he who comes up from the midst of the pit

Shall be caught in the snare;

For the windows from on high are open,

And the foundations of the earth are shaken.

19 The earth is violently broken,

    The earth is split open,

    The earth is shaken exceedingly.

20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,

And shall totter like a hut;

Its transgression shall be heavy upon it,

And it will fall, and not rise again.

21 It shall come to pass in that day

That Yahweh will punish on high the host of exalted ones,

    And on the earth the kings of the earth.

22 They will be gathered together,

As prisoners are gathered in the pit,

And will be shut up in the prison;

After many days they will be punished.

23 Then the moon will be disgraced

And the sun ashamed;

For Yahweh of hosts will reign

On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem

And before His elders, gloriously.”

 

You don’t have to believe Yahweh’s word if you don’t want to, but I highly recommend that you reach deep into yourself and find that saving faith in Yeshua, right now, today, before it’s too late. Just ask Yeshua to forgive you and to save you from yourself and from what’s coming upon earth. He’s the coolest Mighty One known to man. He has a great sense of humor, but now His anger is about to run over into end-time judgment upon man and planet earth. You really don’t want to see Yahweh’s wrath poured out, without being on His side in this game of life. Today is your day of salvation, don’t squander it like you’ve done with many of your days.

 

Blessings,

 

Gene Benjamin II

April 12, 2012 CE

 

An Odd Time to Prune

An Odd Time to Prune

 

Isaiah 18, “Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings,

Which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Marner’s people),

2  Which sends ambassadors by sea,

Even in vessels of reed on the waters, saying,

“Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth of skin (Gene’s people),

To a people terrible from their beginning onward,

A nation powerful and treading down,

Whose land the rivers divide.”

3  All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth:

When he lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see it;

And when he blows a trumpet, you hear it.

4  For so Yahweh said to me,

“I will take My rest,

And I will look from My dwelling place

Like clear heat in sunshine,

Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”

5  For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect

And the sour grape is ripening in the flower,

He will both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks

And take away and cut down the branches.

6  They will be left together for the mountain birds of prey

And for the beasts of the earth;

The birds of prey will summer on them,

And all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

7  In that time a present will be brought to Yahweh of hosts

From a people tall and smooth of skin,

And from a people terrible from their beginning onward,

A nation powerful and treading down,

Whose land the rivers divide (America)—

To the place of the name of Yahweh of hosts,

To Mount Zion.”

 

In verses 4 and 5 of Isaiah 18 above, Yahweh sets a time frame for a very peculiar act of pruning, DURING THE HEAT OF SUMMER, BEFORE THE FALL HARVEST OF CROPS!!! Why on earth, or in heaven above, would any farmer, rancher, or vinedresser PRUNE his vineyard in the heat of summer, while fruit is just beginning to grow on the vine??? When Yahweh gave us this verse a couple days ago, I was simply stumped. Why would any vinedresser in his right mind do such a thing? Has Yahweh lost His mind? Why would He do this? No human vinedresser in his right mind would do such a thing, unless he likes losing money, or UNLESS, he knew the future!! Of course, Yahweh has not lost His mind, but He is the ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THE FUTURE OF HIS CROP AT HARVEST TIME!!! I just did not understand what Yahweh was up to in these verses, until He gave us Isaiah 5 to go along with chapter 18. Keep in mind, YOU AND I ARE YAHWEH’S VINEYARD!!

 

Isaiah 5:1-6, “Now let me sing to my Well-beloved

A song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard:

My Well-beloved has a vineyard

On a very fruitful hill.

2  He dug it up and cleared out its stones,

And planted it with the choicest vine.

He built a tower in its midst,

And also made a winepress in it;

So He expected it to bring forth good grapes,

But it brought forth wild grapes.

3  “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,

Judge, please, between Me and My vineyard.

4  What more could have been done to My vineyard

That I have not done in it?

Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes,

    Did it bring forth wild grapes?

5  And now, please let Me tell you what I will do to My vineyard:

I will take away its hedge, and it shall be burned;

And break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.

6  I will lay it waste;

It shall not be pruned (at the right time, in the right season) or dug,

But there shall come up briers and thorns.

I will also command the clouds

That they rain no rain on it.””

 

I’ll quote the rest of Isaiah 5 at the end of this post, just in case you don’t have your Bible handy. But look at the reason Yahweh takes out His pruning hook in the heat of summer, because He knows the vine is about to produce wild, or bad, grapes!!! In Yahweh’s infinite wisdom and foreknowledge, He wisely prunes His vineyard when it needs to be done!! Yahweh’s kingdom will not have any wild grapes in it. In these Scriptures, we see that Yahweh will not wait for the final end-time harvest for this procedure to be accomplished. Yahweh is about to prune back the whole house of Israel, the modern state of Israel, comprising Judah, and America and Great Britain, comprising the house of Joseph, meaning Ephraim and Manasseh.

 

Friends, for us to receive a message like this today, this can only mean one final spanking for the children of Yahweh, before the end-time harvest begins. Yahweh’s people must be prepared for what is coming upon the face of the whole earth. The two witnesses must get their acts together. For a great recap of the two witnesses, read Dr. Gavin Finley’s article here: http://endtimepilgrim.org/twowit.htm Yahweh sees His people on earth today, about to produce wild grapes instead of good grapes, and He knows it’s time for a great spiritual awakening. Jews cannot forever reject their Messiah Yeshua. The church cannot forever reject their roots of the faith. Replacement Theology must be replaced with truth. Ephraim and Judah must come together for the great end-time work ahead. Ezekiel foresaw it happening in Ezekiel 37. I believe the spanking for the Western world began on September 11, 2001 CE. Judah’s spanking may be about to happen, as foreseen by Zechariah in 14:1-2, “Behold, the day of Yahweh is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. 2For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Jerusalem has wholly been taken into captivity before, Jerusalem has wholly been destroyed before, but NEVER in history has HALF THE CITY GONE INTO CAPTIVITY, DIVIDED SAY, BETWEEN ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS!!! That day is upon us.

 

Yahweh will perform this odd-timed pruning, in the heat of the harvest, before the harvest, by His Spirit, as Zechariah prophesied in 4:6b, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says Yahweh of hosts.” I am stunned. I am humbled and blessed by Yahweh’s great love for us, his vineyard, his body, his church, his congregation. His kingdom will be holy, filled with holy people, a royal priesthood and holy nation. No unclean or wild grape will enter His kingdom. He knows how to make us holy. He knows how to bring us into royalty. For some reason I believe pain and persecution is involved in Yahweh’s pruning.

 

Here’s the rest of Isaiah 5, Yahweh said it, not me, “For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel,

And the men of Judah are His pleasant plant.

He looked for justice, but behold, oppression;

For righteousness, but behold, a cry for help.

8  Woe to those who join house to house;

They add field to field,

Till there is no place

Where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land!

9  In my hearing Yahweh of hosts said,

“Truly, many houses shall be desolate,

Great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant.

10 For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath,

And a homer of seed shall yield one ephah.”

11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning,

That they may follow intoxicating drink;

Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!

12 The harp and the strings,

The tambourine and flute,

And wine are in their feasts;

But they do not regard the work of Yahweh,

Nor consider the operation of His hands.

13  Therefore my people have gone into captivity,

Because they have no knowledge;

Their honorable men are famished,

And their multitude dried up with thirst.

14  Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself

And opened its mouth beyond measure;

Their glory and their multitude and their pomp,

And he who is jubilant, shall descend into it.

15 People shall be brought down,

Each man shall be humbled,

And the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.

16 But Yahweh of hosts shall be exalted in judgment,

And Yahweh who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness.

17 Then the lambs shall feed in their pasture,

And in the waste places of the fat ones strangers shall eat.

18 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity,

And sin as if with a cart rope;

19 That say, “Let Him make speed and hasten His work,

That we may see it;

And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come,

That we may know it.

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,

And prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe to men mighty at drinking wine,

Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink,

23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe,

And take away justice from the righteous man!

24  Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble,

And the flame consumes the chaff,

So their root will be as rottenness,

And their blossom will ascend like dust;

Because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of hosts,

And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25  Therefore the anger of Yahweh is aroused against His people;

He has stretched out His hand against them

And stricken them,

And the hills trembled.

Their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets.

For all this His anger is not turned away,

But His hand is stretched out still.

26 He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar,

And will whistle to them from the end of the earth;

Surely they shall come with speed, swiftly.

27 No one will be weary or stumble among them,

No one will slumber or sleep;

Nor will the belt on their loins be loosed,

Nor the strap of their sandals be broken;

28 Whose arrows are sharp,

And all their bows bent;

Their horses’ hooves will seem like flint,

And their wheels like a whirlwind.

29 Their roaring will be like a lion,

They will roar like young lions;

Yes, they will roar

And lay hold of the prey;

They will carry it away safely,

And no one will deliver.

30 In that day they will roar against them

Like the roaring of the sea.

And if one looks to the land,

Behold, darkness and sorrow;

And the light is darkened by the clouds.”

 

Behold, His pruning shears are gleaming in the sun, take heed and hear the words of Ezekiel 18:30-32, “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says Sovereign Yahweh. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. 31Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? 32For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says Sovereign Yahweh. “Therefore turn and live!

 

Gene Benjamin II

April 11, 2012 CE