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Emulate the Master Martyr

Emulate the Master Martyr

Or Why I Gave Up My Guns for the Gospel

A Third Message to the Sons of Benjamin

 

Let me be perfectly clear, I like guns. I was raised with guns, and I raised my children around guns. I would not mind if all my descendants owned and enjoyed guns for all eternity. But I love Yeshua and His word more than guns. I now seek His honor, not my own. I could care less what people think of me, but you’d better respect Yeshua and His word, because you will be judged by Him and His word.

 

You and I do have the God-given right to self-defense, but the overall teaching of Yeshua’s life is to lay down one’s rights, to lay down one’s life. Matthew 26:50b-54, “Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword [self-defense weapon of choice in the 1st Century], struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

52But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? 54How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?””

 

Luke 22:49-51, “When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

51But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.” Well, at least Peter asked while he was swinging his sword! I’m sure none of us would start shooting first and ask the Master for permission after we started blasting away. But look at Yeshua’s answer. Allow even the indignity of the arrest, man-handling, and crucifixion of the Creator of the universe. The power is in the willingness to lay down one’s life knowing you will be able to take up immortal life later at the resurrection and rapture.

 

John 18:10-12, “Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?

12Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.” Sometimes, self-defense can interfere with the will and plan of Yahweh. What if Yeshua’s disciples never allowed Yeshua to be arrested and crucified? We’d all still be lost in our sins!!!

 

Read this on how the Master disciple-maker made disciples, Matthew 16:20-27, “Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Yeshua the Messiah.

21From that time Yeshua began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

22Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”

23But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of Yahweh, but the things of men.”

24Then Yeshua said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world [as a survivalist], and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man will come [JESUS ADVENT 2.0] in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” Would you really want included in your list of works, the slaughter of your neighbors? Yeshua is showing us that our own martyrdom is the higher road to glory. He gave us Himself as an example, to walk in His steps. Yeshua could have wasted all the Roman legions, but He didn’t. He allowed Himself to be wasted so we could gain eternal life. Martyrdom is a powerful witnessing tool.

 

Law enforcement officers, soldiers, sailors, and airman, lay down their lives on a daily basis to protect their weaker neighbors. So what if some day they turn their weapons against us? So what? We know where we’re going. We know we’re going to be resurrected/raptured to an incorruptible immortal body, so what’s to worry about? Instead of shooting them, why not invite them in for a warm meal and cool cup of water? Why not offer them a peaceful place to rest?

 

When the going gets really tough in the Great Tribulation, and you take up arms, how do you know you won’t commit murder in an atrocity, a crime, or even suicide? Are you so perfect to know? Real strength comes in laying your life down, laying down your rights, even your right to life. Romans 12:17-21, “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says Yahweh. 20Therefore “If your enemy [or neighbor] is hungry, feed him; If he [or your neighbor] is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Yahweh has our backs protected, and our very lives are in His hands. Be not afraid, you’re in the fishing boat of Yahweh and He always calms the storm, eventually. Until Yeshua returns, Yahweh is interested in saving souls, not destroying them. He desires that all humans come to repentance and find salvation in Yeshua. Your martyrdom could lead someone to the throne of grace. Never let a good personal crisis go to waste.

 

Yeshua taught us in Matthew 5:44-48, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Notice that Yeshua didn’t say anything about blowing away our enemies, neighbors, former friends, in-laws, or anyone else. It’s ok to collect weapons and use them for hunting and recreation, but not for murder or self-defense. Self-defense just does not fit with the New Covenant principle of death to self. Yeshua was saving one thief’s soul while dying on the execution stake!

 

Matthew 10:16-20, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 17But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. 18You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.” Have you ever seen an armed dove? Yahweh’s wisdom is so much greater than ours. We should seek to please Him in every situation. Leave room for Yahweh to work through you. It may be difficult to hear the Holy Spirit with all that gunfire in your ears. Death to self often means life to someone else. Seeking the Kingdom of Yahweh always means death to self. Get over it and get on with it.

 

Gene Benjamin II

November 29, 2012 CE

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The Flip Side of the Resistance Coin

The Flip Side of the Resistance Coin

Our Source of Protection

A Second Message to the Sons of Benjamin

The following post was inspired by Joel Hilliker’s great article What Is Your Source of Protection at: http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/9468.7.0.0/society/crime/as-gun-sales-skyrocket-what-is-your-source-of-protection

Joel brings balance to the concept of civil disobedience or resistance to tyranny. Though we have the right to defend ourselves, is that what Yeshua wants us to do? After all, Yeshua commanded us to endure to our own end, not survive the apocalypse at all costs. No doubt about it, we need protection, but Whose protection do we need most? We are going to experience tribulation, or Great Tribulation for those who believe we’re already experiencing the end times.

Ezekiel 5, “And you, son of man, take a sharp sword, take it as a barber’s razor, and pass it over your head and your beard; then take scales to weigh and divide the hair. 2You shall burn with fire one-third in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are finished; then you shall take one-third and strike around it with the sword, and one-third you shall scatter in the wind: I will draw out a sword after them. 3You shall also take a small number of them and bind them in the edge of your garment. 4Then take some of them again and throw them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel [modern State of Israel, Great Britain, America].

5“Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations and the countries all around her. 6She has rebelled against My judgments by doing wickedness more than the nations, and against My statutes more than the countries that are all around her; for they have refused My judgments, and they have not walked in My statutes.’ 7Therefore thus says Sovereign Yahweh: ‘Because you have multiplied disobedience more than the nations that are all around you, have not walked in My statutes nor kept My judgments, nor even done according to the judgments of the nations that are all around you’—8therefore thus says Sovereign Yahweh: ‘Indeed I, even I, am against you and will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations. 9And I will do among you what I have never done, and the like of which I will never do again, because of all your abominations [obamanations?]. 10Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments among you, and all of you who remain I will scatter to all the winds. [That great windy storm is coming.]

11‘Therefore, as I live,’ says Sovereign Yahweh, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity. 12One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds [I’m beginning not to like the wind.], and I will draw out a sword after them.

13‘Thus shall My anger be spent, and I will cause My fury to rest upon them, and I will be avenged; and they shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken it in My zeal, when I have spent My fury upon them. 14Moreover I will make you a waste and a reproach among the nations that are all around you, in the sight of all who pass by.

15‘So it shall be a reproach, a taunt, a lesson, and an astonishment to the nations that are all around you, when I execute judgments among you in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I, Yahweh, have spoken. 16When I send against them the terrible arrows of famine which shall be for destruction, which I will send to destroy you, I will increase the famine upon you and cut off your supply of bread. 17So I will send against you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you. Pestilence and blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I, Yahweh, have spoken.’”

America is Mystery Babylon and she will fall in one day, see Revelation 17-18. Do you want to go down with guns blazing? Shouldering the responsibility for taking another human life? We already have the blood of multiplied millions of aborted babies on our hands. Do you really want more blood on your hands? King David was a man after Yahweh’s heart, but Yahweh would not let David build the Holy Temple of Yahweh, because that would have been a profane thing, since he had blood on his hands. Think about it, you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Do you want to profane your temple? Guns are great for providing food for the table, but are they the ultimate form of human protection?

But didn’t Yeshua tell His disciples to buy a sword? Yes, He did, but for what purpose? Luke 22:36-37, “Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.”” Yeshua had them buy a sword so He would be considered an outlaw by the Romans, so they would be sure to have no qualms about murdering Him on the execution stake. He had to fulfill Isaiah 53:12, “Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors [rebels], and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Yeshua did not mean for His disciples to kill Romans, but for Himself to fulfill ancient Bible prophecy.

In the JESUS ADVENT 1.0, Yeshua had no interest in armed rebellion against the Roman government. John 18:36a, “Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight,” Yeshua wants us to make disciples, not kill them. We’re to be busy in the boat fishing for the souls of men, not looking to snuff out their lives. At the JESUS ADVENT 2.0, when Yeshua comes back to earth, HE WILL FIGHT THE RIGHTEOUS WAR AGAINST THE NATIONS, Revelation 19:11-16, “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of Yahweh. 14And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty Yahweh. 16And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:  KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

How do you reconcile armed self-defense or armed rebellion with Matthew 5:39, “But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” You can’t, we’re commanded to submit to the evil and suffer with Messiah. What’s important for us is to make sure we’re in the boat and will be among the armies of heaven when Yeshua returns. Hunting for food is ok, but murdering your neighbor because he wants to steal your food is not ok. Exodus 20:13 is still in the Book, “You shall not murder.” Apostle Paul weighs in on this theme also in Romans 12:19, “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says Yahweh.” You may have to hold a bad guy captive until the authorities come and arrest him, but that’s a far cry from just blowing the person away.

Yeshua knew we would be going through the violent times of tribulation. He prophesied it 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.” But Yeshua did not leave us defenseless, we have the Holy Spirit and the model prayer of Matthew 6:13a, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

Yahweh is our Protector, He is real and real powerful. 2 Peter 2:9, “then Yahweh knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.” For thousands of years Yahweh has already demonstrated His ability to protect and deliver His saints. We just need to trust Him to do it for us. Hebrews 11:33-34, “who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”

Yahweh is a Warrior and He will fight your battle, if you trust Him. The only limit on Yahweh’s ability is the quality of our faith, is it pure or defiled, and our obedience to Him. 1 John 3:22, “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” Pleasing Yahweh will guarantee His protection over you in the coming apocalypse.

Repent and get in His fishing boat today.

Gene Benjamin II

November 28, 2012 CE

 

The Fourth Watch Great Windy Storm

Chapter 31
 The Fourth Watch Great Windy Storm
A Picture of the Rapture/Resurrection

 

Please prayerfully read the following three Scripture passages. This historical event happened the night after Yeshua fed the 5,000 hungry people with five loaves of bread and two fish. Notice that after the feast, the disciples of Yeshua gathered 12 baskets of food scraps, a picture of the end time regathering of the remnant 12 tribes of Israel!! Now carefully read the story picturing the mega storm of the last days.

 

Matthew 14:22-34, “Immediately Yeshua made His disciples get into the boat [Ark of grace] and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray [ascension to Heaven]. Now when evening came [just before night of tribulation], He was alone there. 24But the boat [the Ark of grace] was now in the middle of the sea [of humanity], tossed by the waves [of tribulation], for the wind was contrary [Antichrist, against us].

25Now in the fourth watch of the night [LATE in the tribulation] Yeshua went to them [JESUS ADVENT 2.0], walking on [over, in the breathable air of the lower atmosphere] the sea [of humanity]. 26And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear [see Luke 18:8].

27But immediately Yeshua spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” [1 Thes. 4:16, a shout!]

28And Peter answered Him and said, “Master, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to GO TO Yeshua [Rapture/Ressurection]. 30But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Master, save me!”

31And immediately Yeshua stretched out His hand and caught him [1 Thes. 4:17], and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” [see Luke 18:8] 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. [2 Thes. 2:8, death to Antichrist!]

33Then those who were in the boat [saved in the Ark of Grace] came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of Yahweh.” [Revelation worship is a vote to elect Yeshua as our King of kings!]

34When they had crossed over [The Flood, the Exodus, the Rapture/Resurrection. The word Hebrew can mean to pass over, or to cross over, or sojourn.], they came to the land of Gennesaret [garden of princes].” [Back to Genesis, back to the Garden of Eden, back home on earth!]

 

Mark 6:45-53, “Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat [Ark of Grace] and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida [house of fish], while He sent the multitude away. 46And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray [a picture of Yeshua’s ascension to heaven to be our intercessor for 2,000 years]. 47Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. 48Then He saw them straining at rowing [will the Church finish in the flesh what she started in the Spirit?], for the wind was against them [Antichrist]. Now about the fourth watch of the night [late, just before the dawn of the Millennial Age] He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by [A possibility if our heart attitude is not right. Yeshua wants to see faith and trust when He returns. Get saved by grace through faith and get in the boat!]. 49And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; 50for they all saw Him [saints see, pagans don’t see this great spiritual event] and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 51Then He went up into the boat to them [The great meet and greet!], and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. 52For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened. 53When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret [garden of princes] and anchored there.”  [The Kingdom Ship of State anchors ON EARTH for all eternity!]

 

John 6:16-21, “Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum [village of comfort] [The saints fulfilling the Great Commission for the last 2,000 years!]. And it was already dark, and Yeshua had not come to them [A crushing statement of truth AGAINST a pre-tribulation rapture/resurrection.]. 18Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing [Present tense blowing, the storm is happening WHEN Yeshua returns for the saints.]. 19So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Yeshua walking on the sea and drawing near the boat [Luke 21:28, our redemption draws near!]; and they were afraid. 20But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they willingly received Him into the boat [Rapture/Resurrection/Redemption/JESUS ADVENT 2.0. Salvation is a two way street; Yeshua gives us faith by His grace, but we must receive Him into our lives!], and immediately [in the twinkling of an eye] the boat was at the land [The Promised Land, the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of Yahweh, true spiritual Israel.] where they were going.” [Reaching our destination is a done deal, no doubts about it, we make it; we reach and receive the Kingdom! Our arrival at our destination in the Kingdom is guaranteed through what Yeshua has already done for us on the execution stake.]

 

I just read these passages in a study done by a pre-tribulation rapture preacher. He claims Yeshua rescued the disciples BEFORE they were destroyed by the storm, which is true, but did Yeshua rescue them BEFORE the last great wind storm BEGAN? I don’t believe so. This last great wind storm is a picture of the Tribulation years of the end times. The disciples were ALREADY in the midst of the mega wind storm when Yeshua returned from the high prayer mountain (heaven) to rescue them. After all, they were ALREADY in the FOURTH WATCH OF THE DARK NIGHT OF THE STORM!!

 

Did you know that this last great wind storm is referred to in the Book of Revelation? First, let’s take a picture of the Tribulation days BEFORE this last great wind storm begins, in Revelation 7:1-3, “After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living Mighty One. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our Mighty One on their foreheads.”” Notice that these four angels had the specific duty to harm the earth and the sea of humanity, but NOT BEFORE the servants of Yahweh were sealed for protection from this judgment. Now take note of the fact that this holding back of the last great wind storm and the sealing of the saints occurs AFTER THE OPENING OF THE SIXTH SEAL!! Go back and read Rev. 6:12-17 and see that the sixth seal really opens up the day of the wrath and judgment of Almighty Yahweh! So, get this in your thinking and realize that deep inside of the tribulation, this final great wind storm against the saints HAS NOT EVEN BEGUN YET!!

 

Now, let’s move forward in Revelation and see when the four angels get the command to release what they’ve been holding back.  Revelation 9:13-15, “Then the sixth angel sounded [sixth trumpet judgment, the second woe]: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before Yahweh, 14saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.” Remember, these four angels had a commission from verse 2 of chapter 7 to harm earth and mankind. NOW THE WIND BEGINS TO BLOW AGAINST THE SAINTS!! NOW THE SEALED SAINTS ARE IN THE ARK ON THE SEA OF GALILEE STRIVING IN THE FLESH ROWING A SAILING BOAT AGAINST THE ANTICHRIST WIND STORM!!

 

Why are the saints rowing instead of letting the wind drive the ship? Well, maybe they are disheartened because they weren’t raptured, or rescued, BEFORE the storm began! Maybe it’s because they’ve been beaten down for seven years by the Antichrist and the One World Order! Daniel 7:21-22, 25, “I was watching; and the same horn [Antichrist] was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. . . 25He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High,

And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time [final 3 ½ years].” 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.” Friends, these are not pictures of a pre-tribulation rapture day.

 

Our faith and trust in Yahweh’s power and protection is going to be tried severely. Our strength to row against this last great mighty wind storm of evil is going to be tested to the uttermost. But please do not miss the point that this storm occurs late in the Great Tribulation, in the fourth watch of the dark night!! But then notice what happens when Yeshua does come back, walking above the sea of humanity, and actually enters our ark with us! The wind storm on the sea of humanity is immediately, in the twinkling of an eye, calmed to a state of peacefulness, and we are transported instantly to our eternal destination to the house of fish [disciples’ home], the garden of princes [the Garden of Eden, Yahweh’s Garden], the village of comfort [the Holy City of Jerusalem]!!

 

Saints, again we see that we win in the end, but even the ride in our Ark will be a rough one until Yeshua does come back to rescue us and rapture/resurrect the saints at His JESUS ADVENT 2.0!! Notice Yeshua went TO the saints walking OVER the sea, in the breathable air of the lower atmosphere, just like Paul taught. Then Peter, as a representative of all saints, GOES to Yeshua. The factual historical story of the mega wind storm on the Sea of Galilee during the JESUS ADVENT 1.0 is a beautiful picture of the future Rapture/Resurrection of the saints at the JESUS ADVENT 2.0. Notice that Yeshua came back to earth from the high country of the heavens [prayer mountain], where He had been interceding for the saints for 2,000 years! Peter going out of the boat onto the water is a picture of the rapture into the breathable air of the lower atmosphere. Notice that Yeshua GOT INTO THE BOAT WITH THE DISCIPLES!! The stormy sea was calmed. They then LANDED and ANCHORED the boat in ISRAEL!!!! There is so much end time truth in just these three passages. Please get the picture into your spirit! An evil, powerful, deadly storm is coming against the saints of the Most High, during the final watch of the Great Tribulation dark night, but if you’re sealed, you’re safe!!

 

Yeshua gave us a glimpse of this same end time scene in His Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:31, “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Yeshua will save us from this windy day sure to come soon to a planet near you.

 

Rejoice saints, praise our Heavenly Father, we win!! So don’t focus on the great contrary, boisterous, adversarial evil wind storm, focus on Yeshua our Redeemer and Captain of the kingdom ship! As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the JESUS ADVENT 2.0. NOAH MADE IT SAFELY TO SHORE, AND SO WILL YOU!!

Gene Benjamin II

November 23, 2012 CE

A Heart Healthy Word for America

A Heart Healthy Word for America

 

Never let it be said that America is not mentioned in end time Bible prophecy. 2 Timothy 3:1-5, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2For men [Americans] will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Yahweh, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

 

The word perilous should give you a picture of difficult, dangerous, furious days that are coming upon us daily. Dr. Thayer says these times will be hard to bear, troublesome, dangerous, harsh, fierce, savage. Does that not sound like Paul is writing for our daily newscasters? These perilous times are here, now, today. Paul had just told Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Can you imagine that an inanimate object, money, can have a human lover? Does that sound strange to anyone besides me? Folks, that’s idolatry, and it is running rampant in America.

 

Look at the words listed in the verses above. Those are perfect descriptive words for just about anyone you hear about in the news these days. Because Americans have turned their backs on Yahweh, they have turned their hearts inward, to love themselves and their own pleasures instead of Yahweh. That is a recipe for personal, community and national disaster. America only has one problem, it’s a spiritual problem, a sin problem. Apart from Yahweh pouring out a spirit of repentance upon all Americans, I do not see how we will survive much longer as a nation. We must pray constantly and ask our Heavenly Father to pour out a spirit of repentance upon all of us. Short of a spiritual awakening, America is doomed.

 

America has no guarantee of perpetual existence. Since Yahweh has taken His hand of protection off this nation, we could collapse as a society at any moment. Nations throughout history, on average, only last about 200 years, and they all go through a similar cycle:

 

1. From bondage to spiritual faith [First Great Awakening, 1730s – 1740s];

2. From spiritual faith to great courage [1750 – 1776];

3. From courage to liberty [1776 – 1790];

4. From liberty to abundance [1790 – 1973, Second Great Awakening from 1790 – 1840s, American economy peaked in 1973];

5. From abundance to complacency [1973 – 1988];

6. From complacency to apathy [1989 – 2008, the Bush, Clinton, Bush years];

7. From apathy to dependence [2009 – 2016, the Obama years];

8. From dependence back into bondage [2013 – 202?].

It’s a glorious ride on the way up to liberty and abundance, but the sinful slide back down to bondage is not so fun, as we’re finding out every day now. We don’t have to go back into spiritual and physical bondage, unless we continue to choose the world, the flesh, and the devil over Yahweh.

Do you realize that Yeshua wrote us a love letter, specifically to the end time church? Revelation 3:14-22, And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of Yahweh: 15“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17Because you say, ‘I am [spiritually]rich, have become [materially]wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, [spiritually and monetarily] poor, blind, and naked18I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

22“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

I want to focus on verse 18 today. I’ve never really noticed that verse before. Yeshua doesn’t want us to buy refined physical gold. What’s He talking about? He’s talking about a refined character!! Notice that a holy, righteous character comes through fiery trials, tribulations, persecutions, and afflictions and sufferings. Yeshua doesn’t want you to go out and buy another white suit for attending church services. He’s talking about your blood-bought righteousness through faith in Yeshua HaMashiach!! The apostate church in America believes it is rich and has a perfectly acceptable Christian character, not realizing that it is spiritually naked, blind, and deceived! The election statistics are very telling. Millions upon millions of so-called evangelical Christians voted for our Yahweh and Israel-hating Muslim, communist, baby-killing, homosexual promoting, dumbed down president, not once, but twice!! The proof, or fruit, of a carnal character is in the actions and behavior of the individual. This election has given us a president that is in perfect alignment with the sinful character of the majority in America.

Look at Yeshua’s solution to our national and personal problem. Be zealous and repent, not just repent, but be zealous for Yahweh in your repentance! RUN to Yahweh as fast and hard as you can! He’s our only hope now and always. I fear America’s rebuke and chastening has only just begun. The carnal Laodicean church is the seventh and final church in human history. This last carnal apostate church does not deserve a pre-tribulation rapture. This deceived carnal apostate church will not receive a pre-tribulation rapture. This immature carnal apostate church needs and deserves rebuke and chastening through the fiery tribulation that is coming upon the earth. Our loving Heavenly Father knows how to raise up His children to prepare them for glory. It comes through the fire, not through the entertainment on Sunday morning, or Sunday afternoon and evening.

Did you really catch what Paul told Timothy? The perilous times in the last days are appointed times set by Yahweh for the most carnal, childish, backslidden church the world has ever seen. The tribulation won’t be pretty, but it will be effective and it will accomplish Yahweh’s will. A refined, purified, righteous character is Yahweh’s will for you and me. It should be our goal as well. Just remember, you will not be allowed into the Lamb’s marriage supper without the proper righteous attire. Righteousness and holiness was King David’s cry in Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself also in Yahweh, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” It’s my cry also, Father give us our heart’s deepest desire: holiness, righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!!

Be zealous and repent,

Gene Benjamin II

November 20, 2012 CE

WATCHING YESHUA’S BIRTH BY NIGHT

WATCHING YESHUA’S BIRTH BY NIGHT

One thing Yahweh did for us was to establish the natural, earthly, fleshly, Israelitish kingship of Yeshua through both of His parents, Joseph, His adoptive dad, and Mary, His natural birth mother. Both Joseph and Mary were heirs to the throne of Israel, being descended directly from King David! Matthew 1 describes Mary’s ancestry. Matthew 1:16 tells us, “And Jacob begot Joseph the husband [the Hebrew Matthew states father] of Mary, of whom was born Yeshua who is called Messiah.” Mary’s dad’s name was Joseph and she just happened to also marry a Joseph. Mary was one of the 14 generations spoken of in verse 17, “So 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 Messiah are fourteen generations.” Without Mary being the 14th generation, there would only be 13 generations in the list, thus breaking Scripture. The truth of the Hebrew Matthew is borne out in comparing the father of the Joseph mentioned in Matthew 1 (Mary’s dad) with the father of Joseph in Luke 3 (Joseph’s dad). In Luke 3, Joseph’s father is identified as Heli, and in Matthew 1, that Joseph’s father is identified as Jacob. Therefore, Yeshua’s maternal grandfather was Joseph, father of His birth mother Mary, and His paternal grandfather was Heli, father of His adoptive dad, Joseph. In Luke 3 we find Joseph’s ancestry listed all the way back to Yahweh Himself as the Father of Adam!! Notice that in both lineages, Joseph and Mary each descend from the Patriarch Judah and from King David! Through Mary, Yeshua inherited David’s kingship naturally, unblemished by the cursed blood of Joseph. And through Joseph, Yeshua inherited David’s birthright legally, by adoption!! To see the generations more clearly in chart form, ask me for my 14 generations spreadsheet.

Now forward to the actual birth of Yeshua in Luke 2:8-12, “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And behold, an angel of Yahweh stood before them, and the glory of Yahweh shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Messiah the Master. 12And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.””

The only time shepherds would keep watch over their flocks at night would be during the lambing season, which is in the spring of the year in Israel, occuring from early to mid-March. For instance, Nisan 1, 3 BCE was on March 15 that year. The shepherds would watch their pregnant ewes 24/7 in case they needed assistance in the birth process. Notice the shepherds received a sign to identify baby Yeshua to them.

Exodus 12:1-6, “Now Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2“This month [Nisan or Abib] shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.”

In order to select a one year old male lamb for your Passover meal, the lamb must have been born about ONE YEAR AGO IN THE SPRING! And remember, Yeshua is the ultimate LAMB OF YAHWEH!

Matthew 2:1-2; 7, “Now after Yeshua was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” . . . 7Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared.”

For one thing, King Herod was still alive when Yeshua was born, as seen in the verses above. King Herod has been “proven” to have died in 4 BCE and in 1 BCE. Take your pick. 1 BCE fits the Scriptures better, because even I have “proven” that Yeshua was crucified in 30 CE. Messiah’s birth in 6 BCE would be too early and His birth in 1 BCE or later would be too late.

The wise men came in fulfillment of Isaiah 60. It is very possible that the wise men brought the wealth of Daniel back to his King! You can be sure they were well aware of Daniel’s prophecy in 9:24-27. The wise men had seen an astronomical sight (astrological sign to them) in the heavens over Babylon within the last couple years, to cause them to come looking for the new Jewish King. Matthew 2:16, “Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.”

John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

The words dwelt among us means Yeshua came to tabernacle with us at His incarnation.

Exodus 40:1-2, 17, “Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying: 2“On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. . . 17And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up.”

The fact that Moses set up the Tabernacle on Nisan 1 is a good indicator that Yeshua may have been born on Nisan 1!! Get the picture, Yeshua, the Lamb of Yahweh, comes to tabernacle with His creation during the season when lambs are being born in Israel, possibly right on Nisan 1.

Luke 1:5, “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah.”

The division of the Hebrew priests known as Abijah served twice a year in the Temple, as did each of the 24 divisions, or courses. Abijah was the 8th course of King David’s division of the priests. Since we know from the shepherds in the fields watching their flock by night, we are dealing with the springtime when Yeshua was born. Let’s assume that John the Baptist was conceived shortly after Zacharias’ division of Abijah went home after his springtime service in the Temple, sometime around the end of the second month, Iyar, or beginning of the third month, Sivan. Since Yeshua was six months younger than John the Baptist, Yeshua would then have been conceived around Kislev 25, or on Chanukah, as the light of the world! Then Yeshua would have been born about nine months later around Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets!

I have believed for a couple years now that Yeshua was born on the Feast of Trumpets, the day the Kings of Israel were proclaimed before the people. Dr. Ernest Martin pretty much “proved” a Tishri 1 birth date for Yeshua, with his Star of Bethlehem research. But this is inconsistent with the shepherds watching their ewes lambing at night in the springtime!! Remember also, that Yeshua Himself told us that it was not time for Him to be the King of Israel. That was not His mission at the JESUS ADVENT 1.0. So a Tishri 1 birthdate does not fit with His first mission to earth, but a Nisan 1 date does. And notice in the birth of Messiah Scriptures, there is not one mention of a single trumpet blast, not even when the angels appeared to the shepherds! What we do know is that when Yeshua returns to earth on or near a future Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, there will be plenty of trumpets blowing as we coronate Yeshua as our King forevermore!

So, it appears we have a problem with our assumption as to when John the Baptist was conceived. Therefore, let’s move our assumption forward six months to when Zacharias served a second time that year, in the fall, towards the end of the eighth month. See Luke 1:8-9, “So it was, that while he [Zacharias] was serving as priest before Yahweh in the order of his division, 9according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of Yahweh.” Then John the Baptist would have been conceived after the end of the eighth month, Chesvan, because the Abijah course served in the last week of the eighth month. John the Baptist was then conceived sometime in the ninth or tenth month. Then Yeshua would have been conceived by the Holy Spirit about six months later at the beginning of the third month, Sivan, of the next year, maybe right on the Feast of Shavuot, or Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit may have set a pattern for coming to earth, or possibly even at the beginning of the fourth month!! If Yeshua was conceived in the third month on Shavuot, then He would have been born nine months later in the twelfth month of Adar, or if the Holy Spirit held Him in the womb until the perfect moment, right at the beginning of the new year on Nisan 1!!!! Yeshua was the beginning of our New Covenant, born as the perfect Lamb of Yahweh, at the perfect moment in time, according to Yahweh’s calendar. And what was it John the Baptist said when He introduced Yeshua 30 years later in John 1:29 and 36, “Behold the Lamb of Yahweh!” He stated this twice over two days so we would get the connection! Think about that. John the Baptist and Jesus grew up together. It is very possible that John had been calling Jesus the Lamb of Yahweh since the moment he first learned to talk!! Could the date of Yeshua’s birth have had something to do with that?

Doesn’t it just make more sense that the Son of Yahweh, the Son of man, Yeshua, would be carried to term to the end of the last year of the Old Covenant and be born on Nisan 1, to begin a new year and a New Covenant as the sacrificial Lamb of Yahweh? We have a covenant of newness, Yeshua is new every morning!

Blessings,

Gene Benjamin II
November 17, 2012 CE

Marriage Quick Tips

MARRIAGE QUICK TIPS

 

TWO FOUNDATIONS OF A GOOD MARRIAGE:

 

1 – Give high honor to your mate every day and make sure you are thinking those things toward your mate.

 

2 – Have the lowest anger you can get to every day, which means forgiveness or having a forgiving attitude.

 

FOUR ENEMIES THAT TEAR DOWN A MARRIAGE:

 

1 – Escalation during an argument because of your core fears.

 

2 – Withdrawal and saying I’m done talking with you because you’re so offensive.

 

3 – Belittling your mate. Instead make your mate feel safe with you.

 

4 – Negative belief about your mate. You’re going to see and hear what you believe.

 

 

These tips are brought to you by: Dr. Gary Smalley – www.smalley.cc

A Message to the Sons of Benjamin

A Message to the Sons of Benjamin

Back in the old days, when men were men, and women were just as hot as they are today, say in 175 BCE, an evil man arose over the kingdom of the Greeks, by the name of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a type of the antichrist. He began to Hellenize the Hebrews, by destroying their faith, defiling the Temple in Jerusalem, and destroying the Torah scrolls, literally. He was trying to stamp out the Hebrew faith of old. Well, as Yahweh would have it, he anointed an old hillbilly Hebrew priest by the name of Mattathias to resist this evil tyranny being thrust upon Israel. You can read the story of the Maccabean revolt in the Apocrypha, the books between the Testaments, available for free if you have e-sword Bible software and install the Brenton English translation of the Septuagint.

Unfortunately, Mattathias was old when he began to resist, so he didn’t do much beyond light the fires of revival for the Torah! Just before he died in 166 BCE, he spoke to his sons the following message. Timely for Christian men today. I share it with you for your meditation and action.

1 Maccabees 2:49-70, “Now when the time drew near that Mattathias should die, he said unto his sons, Now hath pride and rebuke gotten strength, and the time of destruction, and the wrath of indignation:

1Ma 2:50 Now therefore, my sons, be ye zealous for the law [Torah], and give your lives for the covenant of your fathers.

1Ma 2:51 Call to remembrance what acts our fathers did in their time; so shall ye receive great honour and an everlasting name.

1Ma 2:52 Was not Abraham found faithful in temptation, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness?

1Ma 2:53 Joseph in the time of his distress kept the commandment and was made lord of Egypt.

1Ma 2:54 Phinees our father in being zealous and fervent obtained the covenant of an everlasting priesthood.

1Ma 2:55 Jesus [not speaking of Messiah Yeshua] for fulfilling the word was made a judge in Israel.

1Ma 2:56 Caleb for bearing witness before the congregation received the heritage of the land.

1Ma 2:57 David for being merciful possessed the throne of an everlasting kingdom.

1Ma 2:58 Elias for being zealous and fervent for the law was taken up into heaven.

1Ma 2:59 Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, [Daniel’s 3 buds] by believing were saved out of the flame.

1Ma 2:60 Daniel for his innocency was delivered from the mouth of lions.

1Ma 2:61 And thus consider ye throughout all ages, that none that put their trust in him [Yahweh] shall be overcome.

1Ma 2:62 Fear not then the words of a sinful man [Obama]: for his glory shall be dung and worms.

1Ma 2:63 To day he shall be lifted up and to morrow he shall not be found, because he is returned into his dust, and his thought is come to nothing.

1Ma 2:64 Wherefore, ye my sons, be valiant and shew yourselves men in the behalf of the law [Torah]; for by it shall ye obtain glory.

1Ma 2:65 And behold, I know that your brother Simon is a man of counsel, give ear unto him alway: he shall be a father unto you.

1Ma 2:66 As for Judas Maccabeus [Maccabee means hammer in Hebrew], he hath been mighty and strong, even from his youth up: let him be your captain, and fight the battle of the people.

1Ma 2:67 Take also unto you all those that observe the law [Torah], and avenge ye the wrong of your people.

1Ma 2:68 Recompense fully the heathen, and take heed to the commandments of the law [Torah].

1Ma 2:69 So he blessed them, and was gathered to his fathers.

1Ma 2:70 And he died in the hundred forty and sixth [Seleucid] year [166 BCE], and his sons buried him in the sepulchres of his fathers at Modin, and all Israel made great lamentation for him.”

Judas, the Hammer, Maccabeus took up his father’s mantle of resistance to tyranny and formed a little band of rebels. They crushed the mighty Greek army, the greatest military fighting force on the planet at that time, over the next couple years, through many great battles. As they killed the Greeks, they snatched up their weapons and used the weapons of their enemies against them!

Antiochus IV Epiphanes set up an idol to Zeus, the Greek god, in the Temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem back in the ninth Hebrew month of 167 BCE and for 3 years the Temple was desolated by this abomination of desolation. This was the first fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy about the abomination of desolation. We may live to see the second fulfillment by the Antichrist in our day. Through the leadership of Judas Maccabeus, the Hebrews recaptured their Temple and rededicated it on Kislev 25, 164 BCE. This story is the foundation for the Hebrew feast known as Hanukkah.

Hanukkah is only spoken of in one place in the entire Scriptures. Where is it found? In the New Testament! Who celebrated it? Our Master Yeshua HaMashiach! John 10:22-23, “Now it was the Feast of Dedication [Hanukkah] in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23And Yeshua walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.” Hopefully, I can write some more on this feast of the ninth month, for it is THE FEAST OF THE END TIME SCENARIO. The antichrist spirit is alive and well on this planet and it is trying desperately to stamp out the faith of Jews and Christians alike. But the good news about Hanukkah is that in the end, after much tribulation, we the remnant win! Please remember that spiritual warfare is infinitely more important and effective than physical warfare, but sometimes, you have to fight for your families, your wives, your children, and your sacred honor. It’s not about surviving the end times, it’s all about Yahweh’s glory! Are we sold out to Him? If we are, we will do the righteous thing in the end times.

Blessings this Hanukkah season,

Gene Benjamin II

November 14, 2012 CE

Psalm 112 = 2012 CE

Psalm 112 = 2012 CE

 

Psalm 112, “Praise Yahweh!

Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh [Cursed is the man or nation who does NOT fear Yahweh],

Who delights greatly in His commandments.

2 His descendants will be mighty on earth;

The generation of the upright will be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches will be in his house,

And his righteousness endures forever.

4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness [a direct reference to the darkness that fell upon America on Election Day, November 6, 2012 CE];

He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 A good man deals graciously and lends;

He will guide his affairs with discretion [to include voting with wisdom].

6 Surely he will never be shaken;

The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance [of the day the dark curtain fell upon America].

7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings [news of the election results];

His heart is steadfast, trusting in Yahweh.

8 His heart is established;

He will not be afraid,

Until he sees his desire upon his enemies [believe it or not, we have enemies, like communists and Muslims in Washington D.C.].

9 He has dispersed abroad,

He has given to the poor;

His righteousness endures forever;

His horn will be exalted with honor [contrast with the horns in Daniel 8].

10 The wickedwill see it and be grieved;

He will gnash his teeth and melt away;

The desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 112 draws us a picture of 2012 CE. Looking with your spiritual eyes, you see the righteous man beginning to rise and the evil man beginning to fall. As the darkness of communism falls upon the last formerly free nations of the world, now to include America, the believer’s spiritual light will shine brighter and brighter. Wicked Americans my think they have chosen our next President, but in reality, Yahweh chooses the leader for us that reflects our national heart attitude. See Daniel 4:17, “This decision [American election] is by the decree of the watchers, and the sentence [total collapse of America] by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the [American] kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men [Obama].” For the last few years I’ve been praying Psalm 109:8 for our leader, “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.” Apparently, I was praying against Yahweh’s will, because the man is still in the White House. Well, now for the next four years, I guess I’ll have to continue praying the rest of Psalm 109 for our leader. You will want to read and pray Psalm 109 for yourself, it gets pretty juicy!!

That sound you hear in the spirit now may be the zipper on America’s body bag. I hear pundits still stating that America is approaching the precipice of the cliff, or we’re about to go over the cliff, but in truth, America went over the cliff years, even decades ago. The sound we hear today is the sound of America crashing on the bloody rocks below. America has put herself under the judgment of Yahweh and will remain under the judgment of Yahweh, until we repent of our sins and throw ourselves on His altar of mercy!

You know, Yeshua stated 7 times that their would be anguish and gnashing of teeth in the last days. I believe Americans will get to experience that first hand. We already see it on the daily news with the east coast disaster. Matthew 8:11-12, “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 13:40-43, “Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Verses 49-50, “So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, 50and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 22:11-13, “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’” Matthew 24:48-51, “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ 49and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 25:29-30, “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Luke 13:26-28, “then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ 27But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ 28There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of Yahweh, and yourselves thrust out.

We just learned about the 7 bloody days in Exodus 7:25, after Moses struck the Nile River and Yahweh turned it to blood, “And seven days passed after Yahweh had struck the river.” Do you know how thirsty you can get in seven days? Will America see 7 bloody days of judgment before she repents? I don’t know, you tell me. We’ve seen 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, countless tornadoes. . . . earthquakes or fiery hail anyone? How thirsty for Yahweh and His Word are you? Is America ready to repent? I don’t think so, not yet. I am not looking forward to what communism will mean for us in America over the next several years. As the nations of the world continue to turn against Israel, Yahweh will continue to turn against the nations, including the late great America. Read the Book and you will see how this sad story turns out ugly for the nations, but gloriously for the saints! Looking forward to the JESUS ADVENT 2.0!!

Worship Yahweh, not your beastly civil/religious government.

Gene Benjamin II

November 10, 2012 CE

The Exodus Audit

Chapter 30
The Exodus Audit

Now, we’re going to look at the timeline of the Exodus Passover judgment on Egypt event to see if it supports a type and shadow of a pre-tribulation Rapture/Resurrection or a post-tribulation Rapture/Resurrection. We know from Numbers 33:3 that Israel left Egypt on Nisan 15, about 1447 BCE. “They departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the Passover [always on the 14th of Nisan] the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians.” Now, let’s go back to when Moses returned to Egypt, and follow the story day by day to see if the events line up with the holy days.

Day 1, Adar 23, about 1447 BCE. We read about Moses’ call in Exodus 3 – 4:28, then of Moses and Aaron’s return to Egypt in verses 29-31, “Then Moses and Aaron went [back to Egypt] and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 30And Aaron spoke all the words which Yahweh had spoken to Moses. Then he did the signs in the sight of the people. 31So the people believed; and when they heard that Yahweh had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.” Immediately after this worship service, Aaron and Moses went in before Pharaoh and demanded that he let the children of Israel go, Exodus 5:1, “Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says Yahweh Mighty One of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.’” Instead of letting them go, Pharaoh increased their workload in Exodus 5:6-7ff, “So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying, 7“You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.” Moses’ return to Egypt is a type of Messiah’s return to earth at the JESUS ADVENT 2.0. Adar 23 from this historical story parallels Elul 23 in future prophecy. Is not Elul 23(23rd day of the 6th Hebrew month) an unknown day and hour on which we do not expect to see our Master’s second coming? Notice that Yahweh did not speak to Moses on day 1, and it did not go so well for Israel. So day 1 in the Exodus story is found in Exodus 4:29-5:13. There were no plagues on day 1, Adar 23.

Day 2, Adar 24, 1447 BCE. In Exodus 5:14 we see the transition from day 1 to day 2, “Also the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as before?”” The children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in verses 20-21, “Then, as they [officers of Israel] came out from Pharaoh, they met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet them. 21And they said to them, “Let Yahweh look on you and judge, because you have made us abhorrent in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us.”” Moses immediately went to prayer before Yahweh, verses 22-23, “So Moses returned to Yahweh and said, “Lord, why have You brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me? 23For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all.”” After Moses prayed, Yahweh spoke to him again in chapter 6, then we read in verses 28-29, “And it came to pass, on the day Yahweh spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29that Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “I am Yahweh. Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.”” You Bible chronology students check out Exodus 7:7. Moses and Aaron go in before Pharaoh again on day 2, Exodus 7:10, “So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as Yahweh commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.” Of course, Pharaoh’s magicians counterfeited Yahweh’s miracle in verses 11-12 (see 2 Tim. 3:8), but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. Pharaoh hardened his heart in verse 13. Yahweh spoke on day 2, Adar 24, but there were no plagues on Adar 24.

Day 3, Adar 25, 1447 BCE. Yahweh told Moses to meet Pharaoh at the banks of the Nile river on the morning of day 3, Exodus 7:15, “Go to Pharaoh in the morning, when he goes out to the water, and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.” Moses struck the river and turned all the water in Egypt to blood, verses 17-21. This is plague judgment number 1 against Egypt, blood. In verse 22 the Egyptian magicians again counterfeited the miracle of Yahweh and Pharaoh again hardened his heart.

Days 4 – 10, Adar 26 through Nisan 2, nothing is recorded in Scripture about events of these 7 days. Take a look at Exodus 7:25, “And seven days passed after Yahweh had struck the river.” It is possible that Yahweh had Moses and Israel celebrate a 7-day New Moon Festival that year, while the Egyptians began to get really thirsty and dug new wells for water!! Yahweh seems to give Himself a week, one shabuwa, to work with in prophecy. If you take these 7 days and add the first 3 days of this Exodus story, which include Moses’ [Yeshua’s] return and first plague judgment on Egypt/earth, you have a powerful 10-day picture of the JESUS ADVENT 2.0. We may see in Exodus 7:25, the mystery of Yeshua’s robe dipped in blood from Revelation 19:11-21, at the JESUS ADVENT 2.0 scene we know as ARMAGEDDON!! We will soon see and know. These 7 mysterious days of blood are worthy of their own research and future post. There were no new plagues during these mysterious 7 days.

Day 11, Nisan 3, 1447 BCE. Yahweh orders Moses and Aaron to go before Pharaoh again on day 11, Exodus 8:1-2, “And Yahweh spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says Yahweh: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs.This encounter resulted in plague judgment number 2 against Egypt, frogs. The magicians also counterfeited this miracle. Pharaoh was so affected by the frogs, that he called Moses back in, verse 8, “Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Entreat Yahweh that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Yahweh.”” In verse 9, Moses gave Pharaoh the choice as to when Yahweh should remove the frogs, Pharaoh chose tomorrow, in verse 10, “So he [Pharaoh] said, “Tomorrow.” And he [Moses] said, “Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like Yahweh our Mighty One.”

Day 12, Nisan 4, 1447 BCE. Yahweh kills all the frogs on land, so they remained in the rivers only, they stink up all of Egypt, and Pharaoh then again hardens his heart, Exodus 8:11-15. As a result of Pharaoh’s hard heart, Yahweh plagues Egypt with lice. Verses 16-18, “So Yahweh said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’” 17And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

18Now the magicians so worked with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So there were lice on man and beast.This is plague judgment number 3 against Egypt, lice. The magicians could not counterfeit this miracle, so they knew this was a judgment from Yahweh, verse 19, “Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of a Mighty One.” But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as Yahweh had said.” Notice that the Scriptures do not say the lice were ever removed from Egypt. Yahweh speaks again, verse 20, “And Yahweh said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says Yahweh: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.”

Day 13, Nisan 5, 1447 BCE. Moses obeys Yahweh’s command from verse 20 and proclaims before Pharaoh the plague of flies against Egypt, in verses 20-23, “23I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.” There were no plagues on Nisan 5.

Day 14, Nisan 6, 1447 BCE. Exodus 8:24, “And Yahweh did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies.This is plague judgment number 4 against Pharaoh and Egypt, flies. The judgment of flies was so nasty that Pharaoh asked Moses to intercede for him in verses 25-28. Moses does intercede, but states that the flies won’t be removed until tomorrow, verse 29, “Then Moses said, “Indeed I am going out from you, and I will entreat Yahweh, that the swarms of flies may depart tomorrow from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Yahweh.””

Day 15, Nisan 7, 1447 BCE. The plague of flies is removed by Yahweh at Moses’ request, per Exodus 8:30-31. Pharaoh hardens his heart again in verse 32 and does not let the Israelites go. Moses is told to go before Pharaoh again today to declare a deadly pestilence against Egyptian livestock only in Exodus 9:1-5, “Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘Thus says Yahweh Mighty One of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them, 3behold, the hand of Yahweh will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep—a very severe pestilence. 4And Yahweh will make a difference between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt. So nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel.”’” 5Then Yahweh appointed a set time, saying, “Tomorrow Yahweh will do this thing in the land.”” There were no new plagues on Egypt on Nisan 7.

Day 16, Nisan 8, 1447 BCE. The livestock pestilence hits today, Exodus 9:6-7, “So Yahweh did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died. 7Then Pharaoh sent, and indeed, not even one of the livestock of the Israelites was dead. But the heart of Pharaoh became hard, and he did not let the people go.This was plague judgment number 5 against the Egyptians, pestilence on their livestock. Notice the power of Yahweh in these plagues, how He protected the Israelites from His judgment and wrath against the Egyptians only. He is awesome! Today, Moses is told to proclaim the next plague of boils also, verses 8-10, “So Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens in the sight of Pharaoh. 9And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt. 10Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast.This was plague judgment number 6 from Yahweh against Egypt, boils. This time, Yahweh hardened Pharaoh’s heart, verse 12, “But Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh; and he did not heed them, just as Yahweh had spoken to Moses.” I would caution all my readers against resisting Yahweh’s will. We are to walk humbly with our Mighty One. Today, Yahweh tells Moses to go see Pharaoh again tomorrow, verse 13, “Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says Yahweh Mighty One of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.”

Day 17, Nisan 9, 1447 BCE. Listen to Yahweh’s warning to Pharaoh today in Exodus 9:14-15, “for at this time I will send all My plagues to your very heart, and on your servants and on your people, that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth. 15Now if I had stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, then you would have been cut off from the earth.” Moses then reminds Pharaoh that is was Yahweh Who raised him up as ruler over Egypt so Yahweh could show His power in him, verse 17 and Romans 9:17. Then Yahweh declares the next plague of hail, verses 18-19, “Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt since its founding until now. 19Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die.” There was no new plague on Nisan 9.

Day 18, Nisan 10, 1447 BCE. Exodus 9:22-25, the plague judgment of hail, “Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt—on man, on beast, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” 23And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and Yahweh sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And Yahweh rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field.This is plague judgment number 7 from Yahweh against all the land of Egypt, fiery hail. Israel is spared in Goshen, verse 26. Pharaoh begged Moses to entreat Yahweh to stop the storm, verses 27-28. Notice the springtime language in verses 31-32. Pharaoh hardens his heart yet once more in verses 34-35. Moses and Aaron go in before Pharaoh again today, Exodus 10:1-3, and proclaim the next plague of locusts that will hit tomorrow and eat all remaining vegetation in the land of Egypt, verses 4-6, “4Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.” The servants of Pharaoh are so terrified that they counsel Pharaoh to let the men of Israel go, verse 7. Pharaoh agrees to let the men of Israel go serve Yahweh, then drives Moses and Aaron from his presence, verse 11, “Not so! Go now, you who are men, and serve Yahweh, for that is what you desired.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.” Yahweh’s response to this insolence was to command Moses to stretch out his hand and bring on the locusts with an east wind that blew the rest of Nisan 10 and into the morning of Nisan 11, verses 12-13a.

Day 19, Nisan 11, 1447 BCE. Exodus 10:13b-15, “When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them. 15For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. So there remained nothing green on the trees or on the plants of the field throughout all the land of Egypt.This is plague judgment number 8 against the land and people of Egypt, locusts. This plague finished off the agricultural base economy of Egypt. The plague is so severe, Pharaoh calls for Moses “in haste” verse 16. Moses prayed and Yahweh sent a “very strong west wind” and blew the locusts into the Red Sea, verses 18-19. Yahweh hardened Pharaoh’s heart in verse 20. Moses immediately commands Moses to stretch out his hand and bring on the 3 day plague of darkness over all the land of Egypt, only Goshen had light for the Israelites, verses 21-23, “Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.” 22So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. 23They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.This is plague judgment number 9 from Yahweh against Pharaoh and Egypt, darkness for 3 days. Egypt was in darkness from the morning of Nisan 11, through the 12th and 13th, to the morning of Nisan 14, three whole days, or 72 hours exactly! Check out Amos 8:9 for an end time type and shadow comparison!

Day 20, Nisan 12, 1447 BCE. Thick darkness that could be felt.

Day 21, Nisan 13, 1447 BCE. Thick darkness that could be felt. The Scriptures reveal no details from Nisan 12 and 13, probably because of the plague of darkness over all Egypt. The darkness timeline went like this: late morning of Nisan 11 to late morning of Nisan 12 = 24 hours, day 1 of darkness; late morning of Nisan 12 to late morning of Nisan 13 = 24 hours, day 2 of darkness; late morning of Nisan 13 to late morning of Nisan 14 = 24 hours, day 3 of darkness. Let’s move forward then to Nisan 14, Passover!!

Day 22, Nisan 14, 1447 BCE. Light returns to Egypt by late morning, or at least by noon. Pharaoh calls Moses back again and agrees to let them go, if only they would leave behind their flocks and herds, which Egypt desperately needed to feed themselves, Exodus 10:24, “Then Pharaoh called to Moses and said, “Go, serve Yahweh; only let your flocks and your herds be kept back. Let your little ones also go with you.”” Think about it, Pharaoh could have allowed the Israelites to go at any point in this judgment and thus avoided many, if not all, of these plagues!! Moses’ powerful response, verses 25-26, “But Moses said, “You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our Mighty One. 26Our livestock also shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind. For we must take some of them to serve Yahweh our Mighty One, and even we do not know with what we must serve Yahweh until we arrive there.”” Verse 27, Yahweh hardens Pharaoh’s heart yet again! Pharaoh then explodes into a rage, verses 28, “Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no more! For in the day you see my face you shall die!”” Of course the curse came back on Pharaoh instead, but Moses stated in verse 29, “So Moses said, “You have spoken well. I will never see your face again.”” Yahweh continues to speak to Moses in Exodus 11:1-3, then tells him to speak His final message to Pharaoh, verses 4-8, “Then Moses said, “Thus says Yahweh: ‘About midnight [which then would be Nisan 15 by Hebrew reckoning!] I will go out into the midst of Egypt; 5and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, . . . 7But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that Yahweh does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’ 8And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, and all the people who follow you!’ After that I will go out.” Then he [Moses] went out from Pharaoh in great anger.” Verse 10, Yahweh hardened Pharaoh’s heart again, so He could destroy Egypt!

Beginning at about noon on Nisan 14, in Exodus 12:1-20, Yahweh lines out the Passover instructions for the children of Israel, verse 6, “Now you shall keep it [the Passover lamb] until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight [towards the end of the 14th; the Hebrews kill the lamb between 3-6 pm].” Verses 21-28, the children of Israel did as Moses said, and celebrated their first Passover! There was no new plague on Nisan 14.

Day 23, Nisan 15, 1447 BCE. After sunset, at the beginning of Nisan 15, the Hebrews eat their Passover meal, stay indoors, under the covering of the blood of the lamb. Notice they eat unleavened bread on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread! Exodus 12:29, “And it came to pass at midnight that Yahweh struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.” This was the final plague judgment number 10 against Pharaoh and all of Egypt, death of the Egyptian firstborn. Pharaoh and Egypt are crushed by this final judgment in the middle of the night of Nisan 15, and Pharaoh finally lets the children of Israel go, verses 30-32, “So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

31Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve Yahweh as you have said [Yahweh’s word wins out]. 32Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said [Yahweh’s word wins out], and be gone; and bless me also.”” So, after being plundered and enslaved by the Egyptians for over 150 years, verse 36c, “Thus they plundered the Egyptians.” Verses 40-41, “Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt [Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint read Egypt and Canaan.] was four hundred and thirty years. 41And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day [Nisan 15, Numbers 33:3]—it came to pass that all the armies of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt.” The 430 year sojourn of Israel in Canaan and Egypt began when Abram was 85 years old (see Gen. 16:3, 16) and received the covenant in Genesis 15, at the pieces offering covenant ceremony. Israel was enslaved by the Pharaoh that arose after Joseph’s death, Exodus 1:8, “Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.” Joseph died about 155 years before the Exodus, so the Hebrew children were physically in slavery for about 155 years.

Now I want you to see something interesting between Exodus and Revelation. Here in the Exodus story, we see 10 judgments against Egypt over 21 days of tribulation. In Revelation, we see 21 judgments against the world over 10 days of tribulation, well, at least in Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” The 21 judgments being 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls of wrath. We know the Tribulation will last at least 3 ½ years, but I thought I would let you see Yahweh’s upside down Kingdom! The Exodus story is a reverse mirror image of the tribulation days in Revelation! Pretty cool, huh?

Now, consider the Exodus story. If we take the Exodus story as a type and shadow of the end times, which we do, does it teach a pre-tribulation rapture viewpoint, or a post-tribulation rapture viewpoint? When do the Israelites get delivered (Raptured/Resurrected in Revelation language), before, during, or after the judgment of Yahweh? Obviously, they got delivered AFTER the 21 days of Yahweh’s 10 judgments. Sorry pre-tribbers. Also, Exodus portrays the Spring Feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread. Yeshua fulfilled these spring feasts as our sinless Passover Lamb, delivering us from the penalty of sin, so Yeshua will not be returning to earth at the JESUS ADVENT 2.0 event during the spring Feasts of Yahweh. Holy Spirit fulfilled the spring Feast of Shavuot, called Pentecost. A rapture/resurrection at Shavuot would be a nice touch, and could happen, if Yahweh wills. Since Yeshua fulfilled the spring Feasts of Yahweh at His JESUS ADVENT 1.0, we need to look to the fall Feasts for a picture of the JESUS ADVENT 2.0.

What I believe we need to do with the Exodus type is overlay its principles over the time period of the Fall Feasts and see its final fulfillment during those Feasts. According to this Exodus type, I believe we will see Yeshua return to earth on a future Elul 23, a day and hour on which we do not expect to see anything prophetic fulfilled. The 7 days of blood from Exodus 7:25 seems to picture the bloody war of Armageddon in Revelation 19:11-21.Then we will experience Yeshua’s coronation as our Great King on a future Tishri 1, during these same 7 mysterious blood-covered days found in Exodus 7:25. From Tishri 1 through Tishri 10, we’ll see Yahweh pour out His wrath on wicked mankind, while we’re totally and safely protected by the glory of Yahweh. Then we will experience the marriage supper of the Lamb on a future Tishri 15, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. What we see here is 23 days of the final glorious deliverance of the children of Yahweh, beginning on a future Elul 23! Now, what if day 23, Tishri 15, is the blessed day 1,335 of the end time timeline from Daniel 12:12, “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.” I believe the first 23 days of the Exodus story reveal exactly that!! I believe the Exodus type reveals that we will be raptured/resurrected on a future Tishri 15, day 1,335 on Daniel’s timeline. The children of Yahweh inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh on our wedding day, Tishri 15, and celebrate it for the 7 days of the Feast of Tabernacles! Then the 8th Great Day of the Feast, Tishri 22, begins Yeshua’s 1,000 year reign on earth, a glorious new beginning! I can’t wait for the Exodus type to be fulfilled in our day. Praise Yahweh!

To try to use the Exodus story as a type and shadow of a pre-tribulation rapture/resurrection is heretical and false teaching. What we see in Exodus is a post-tribulation (AFTER 155 years of slavery = 7 years of Tribulation) rapture/resurrection. Our final deliverance and redemption is complete on day 23, Tishri 15!!

Blessings,

Gene Benjamin II

November 6, 2012 CE