Monthly Archives: November 2013

ONE FAITH ONE SALVATION

ONE FAITH ONE SALVATION

 

Genesis 15:6 HRB “And he [Abram] believed in Yahweh. And He counted it to him for righteousness.” Abraham is saved by faith, just like you and I are today. Yeshua as much as said so in Matthew 8:11HRB “But I say to you that many will come from east and west, and will [in the near future] recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven.” On the day that we are able to recline in the Kingdom with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we will know we are truly saved. Until that day, we expectantly believe, by faith, that event will happen in the future. Not only do we get saved by faith, but we also live our daily lives by faith: Habakkuk 2:4 HRB “Behold, the soul of him is puffed up and is not upright; but the just shall live by his faith.”

 

Psalm 51:16-17 HRB “For you [Divine Ones] do not desire sacrifice, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17The sacrifices of Elohim [our Divine Creators] are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohim [Divine Ones], You will not despise.”

 

Micah 6:8 HRB “O man, He has declared to you what is good. And what does Yahweh [our Divine Creator] require of you, but to do justice, and to love grace, and to walk humbly with your Elohim [Divine Ones]?”

 

Ezekiel 36:26-27 HRB “And I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.” This salvation was experienced by all the Old Testament saints including, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and David, etc.

 

1 Corinthians 10:1-4 HRB “And I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the Sea. 2And all were baptized to Moses in the cloud, and in the Sea, 3and all ate the same spiritual food. 4And all drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the spiritual rock following, and that Rock was Messiah.” Who did Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel and David believe in, trust in, by faith? Messiah!!

 

Hebrews 11:1-3; 6-10; 24-28 HRB “Now faith is the substance of things being hoped, and it was the substance of things that have come to pass, and the evidence of things not having been seen. 2For by this the elders obtained witness. 3By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by the Word of Yahweh, so that the things seen should not come into being out of things that already appeared. . . 6But without faith it is impossible to please Yahweh. For it is right that the one drawing near to Yahweh should believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. 7Being divinely warned by Yahweh about the things not yet having been seen, moved with fear, by faith Noah prepared an ark for the salvation of his house; through which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness according to faith. 8Having been called out by faith, Abraham obeyed to go forth to a place which he was going to receive for an inheritance; and he went out not understanding where he went. 9By faith he resided as a foreigner in a land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint-heirs of the same promise; 10for he looked forward to a city having the foundations of which the builder and maker is Yahweh. . . 24Having become great, Moses by faith refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25having chosen rather to suffer affliction with the people of Yahweh than for a time to have enjoyment of sin; 26having counted the reproach of Messiah greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king; and endured as if beholding Elohim, who is Invisible. 28By faith he made the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, that the one destroying the first-born might not touch them.”

 

I hope you don’t doubt Moses was saved. He appeared from glory with Elijah and talked with Messiah. Mark 9:2-4 HRB “And after six days Yeshua takes along Peter and Jacob and John, and leads them into a high mount apart, alone. And He was transfigured before their eyes. 3And His clothes became shining, very white like snow, so much that the sons of men are not able to make this white. 4And Elijah with Moses was seen by them, and they were speaking with Yeshua.” Moses and Elijah may not have their resurrected bodies yet, but they certainly are living in a glorious place today! Hebrews 11:39-40 HRB “And having obtained witness through the faith, these all did not obtain the promise, 40Yahweh having foreseen something better concerning us, that they should not be perfected without us.” Read the entire Book of Hebrews.

 

Our Hebrew brethren were blinded temporarily by Yahweh, so salvation could come to the Gentile nations. Romans 11:8, 11, 15 HRB “even as it has been written, “Yahweh gave to them [the Hebrews] a spirit of slumber, eyes not seeing and ears not hearing” until this day. (Isa. 29:10; Deut. 29:4). . . 11I say, then, Did not they stumble that they should fall? Let it not be! But by their slipping away came salvation to the nations, to provoke them [the Hebrews] to jealousy. . . 15For if their casting away is the reconciliation of the world, what will their restoration be, except life from the dead?” Romans 11:23-24 HRB “And those also, if they [the Hebrews] do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in. For Yahweh is able to graft them in again. 24For if you were cut out of the natural wild olive tree, and against nature were grafted into a good olive tree, how much more these being according to nature will be grafted into their own olive tree?” Read the entire Book of Romans. Gentiles and Hebrews are all saved in the same, or like manner, by grace through faith in Yeshua our Messiah! Romans 2:28-29 HRB “For it is not the one who is outwardly a Jew that is the real Jew, nor is circumcision that which is seen in the flesh; 29but he is a Jew that is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart, in spirit, not literally; of whom the praise is not from men, but from Yahweh.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV “But Yahweh said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For Yahweh does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart.”

 

Yahweh and Yeshua’s goal is to preserve both Hebrew and Gentile believers. Luke 5:33-39 HRB “But they said to Him [Yeshua], Why do John’s disciples fast often, and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but those close to You eat and drink? 34But He said to them, You are not able to make the sons of the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them. 35But days will come, even when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then in those days they will fast. 36And He also told a parable to them: No man tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and places it on a used garment lest the new is torn from the used and makes a worse hole in the used. 37And no one puts new wine into old skins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be poured out, and the skins will be destroyed. 38But new wine is to be put into new skins, and both are preserved together. 39And no one drinking old wine immediately desires new; for he says, The old is delicious.” Romans 11:28-29 HRB “Indeed, according to the good news, they [Hebrews] are enemies toward you [believing Gentiles], but according to election, they are beloved for the sake of the patriarchs. 29For Yahweh does not withdraw His free gift and His calling.”

 

Hebrew believers were looking forward by faith to what Messiah Yeshua would do in the future on the execution stake. Gentile believers today look backward in time by faith to what Messiah Yeshua has already done on His execution stake. Through Yeshua’s completed work on the execution stake in 30 AD, both Gentile and Hebrew believers receive forgiveness of sins, salvation of our souls, and the righteousness of Yahweh. We were justified before Yahweh at the very moment Yeshua died on that execution stake. We now await our glorification and immortal bodies at the rapture/resurrection of all the saints, Old and New Testament, soon to occur on a planet near you. Humbly receive your Savior today, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ.

 

Gene Benjamin II

November 29, 2013 AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FASTEST BOAT RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

FASTEST BOAT RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

Are you ready for the fastest boat ride of your life? I hope so, because if you’re not, eternity may last longer than you’d like. The boat ride I’m talking about is the soon coming resurrection/rapture of Yahweh’s saints. If you are not in His Ark right now, you are in danger of eternal damnation. Repent of your sin, turn your life over to Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, right this moment. You may only have one more breath or one more heart beat. Don’t waste it.

Today, we’re going to look into the historical and prophetic story of Yeshua’s feeding of the five thousand, and events following,as found in Matthew 14:12-34, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, and John 6:1-14. We are going to have to go verse by verse, and sometimes word by word to unlock the prophetic types that we see in these passages. Let’s begin with Matthew 14:12-34 HRB “And having come, his disciples took the body [of John the Baptist] and buried it; and coming, they reported to Yeshua. 13And having heard, Yeshua withdrew privately from there in a boat, into a deserted place. And hearing, the crowds followed Him on foot out of the cities.” Yeshua began His public ministry AFTER John the Baptist was murdered. The first message for us today is to get out of the cities. Yahweh’s prophetic voices have been preaching this message for over one hundred years now. If you are keeping up with the daily news, you know why this urgent message has been going out. It’s past time to move your family out of the major cities into rural areas. Notice that it is people who heed Yeshua’s call that follow Him into the deserted places. You want to be one of Yeshua’s remnant people. Moving out of the large cities could mean the difference between physical life and death today and during the Tribulation.

14And going out, Yeshua saw a great crowd and was filled with pity toward them. And He healed their diseases.” Yeshua’s compassion for you has not changed and never will. It is what is driving Him to return to earth and set up His Kingdom here. Look at the dimension that Mark adds to this story in Mark 6:34 HRB “And going out, Yeshua saw a large crowd, and had pity on them, because they were as sheep having no shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.” The sheep having no shepherd is a type of the apostasy of the Church in this end time. This is the great falling away that happens before the Antichrist is revealed. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 HRB “Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that [Judgment or Tribulation] Day will not come unless first there comes a great rebellion, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”

 

15And evening coming, His disciples came near to Him saying, The place is deserted, and the hour is already gone by. Dismiss the crowds, that going away into the villages they may buy food for themselves.” And evening coming is speaking of the arrival of the end times. They are upon us today. The hour the disciples are talking about is the supper hour. The hour for feeding upon Yahweh’s Word is already past. The daylight hours for doing Yahweh’s work are over, the darkness of the end times is rapidly approaching.

16But Yeshua said to them, They have no need to go away. You give them food to eat. 17But they said to Him, We have nothing here except five loaves and two fish.” The two fish are a type of the last two thousand years when the Gospel of Yeshua has been made available by the Church of Yeshua to the entire world. The five loaves represent the grace filled spiritual food the Church has been feeding the world for these last two thousand years. Yeshua has been feeding the Church and the Church has been feeding the world. It has been the Church’s responsibility to spread the Gospel of Yeshua to the entire lost world.

18And He said, Bring them here to Me. 19And commanding the crowds to recline on the grass, and taking the five loaves and two fish, gazing up to Heaven, He blessed. And breaking, He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the crowds.” Yeshua is more than capable of meeting ALL your needs, especially providing you the spiritual food for your soul. Nothing is beyond His compassionate care for you. You can trust Him to see you through the rough days ahead. Yeshua can multiply bread for you and your family and friends today just like He did 2,000 years ago. You really don’t need emergency food supplies if you are trusting Yeshua, but there is nothing wrong with being prepared for emergencies. Being prepared with spiritual food is much more important than stockpiling physical food.

20And all ate and were satisfied. And they took up the remnant of the fragments, twelve baskets full. 21And the ones eating were about five thousand men, besides women and children.” The world is done eating the Word of Yahweh. The world as a whole has rejected Yahweh and His Word. People are fed up with hearing about Yeshua, Yahweh, and the Gospel message of salvation. They are satisfied in themselves that they can now do life on their own. Humanism is replacing the humble Christian walk with Yahweh. The twelve baskets full of food fragments represent the regathering of the twelve tribes of Israel, the remnant of Yahweh’s people. Notice that it is the disciples of Yeshua who are involved in this gathering of Yahweh’s chosen people!! This picture may be a type of the 144,000 Israelites in Revelation 7, who get saved, sealed, and preach the full Gospel of Yeshua during the Tribulation. Five is the number for grace. The message of Yahweh’s grace extended to man has reached all ethnic groups by this point in time. This is why the end has now come. Matthew 24:14 HRB “And this good news of the Kingdom shall be published in all the earth for a testimony to all the nations [ethnic groups], and then the end will come.”

 

22And immediately Yeshua made His disciples get into a boat and to go before Him to the other side until He should dismiss the crowds. 23And having dismissed the crowds, He went up into the mountain alone to pray. And evening coming on, He was there alone.” The boat is a type for the protection of Yahweh’s saints during the Tribulation. Notice Yeshua intends for us to make it to the other side of the Tribulation! The dismissal of the crowds may be a picture of the closing of probation, or no more salvations until Judgment is over!! Yeshua going up into the mountain alone to pray is a type of Him returning to the Heavenly Sanctuary to intercede on our behalf as our High Priest during the Tribulation. Notice Yeshua alone praying in the Heavenly Sanctuary at the beginning of the darkest hour of human history! The day is finished, the night has come, when no man can work!! This is a clear picture of the dispensation of grace coming to an end and the Tribulation hour beginning. John 9:4 HRB “It is necessary for Me to work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night comes when no one is able to work.”

24But the boat was now in the middle of the sea [of Galilee], tossed by the waves, for the wind was against it.” The Sea of Galilee is a type of the sea of humanity. We see here a strong storm of adversity, antagonistic to believers. That word tossed, in the Greek, means TORTURE! We will be tortured by waves of persecution from men and demons. The winds of the world’s systems are contrary to us. The full force of Satan’s wrath will be poured out against believers, through evil humans by their evil One World Order, or government. Do not underestimate the clarity and severity of this type seen in this historical account of the crossing the Sea of Galilee. I want to interject John’s take on this scene from John 6:17-18 HRB “And entering into the boat, they were going across the sea to Capernaum. And darkness had already occurred, and Yeshua had not come to them. 18And the sea was aroused by a great wind blowing.” John makes it extremely clear that not only has the Tribulation begun, but the Great Tribulation is now upon the disciples! The Greek word John used here for great is MEGA. There can be NO doubt that John is speaking of the soon coming Great Tribulation. This is the same word, MEGA, used by Yeshua in Matthew 24:21 NKJV “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.” And take special notice, darkness has come, the Great Tribulation is in full swing, AND YESHUA HAS NOT COME FOR THE DISCIPLES!! There is no such thing as a pre-tribulation rapture!! Get over it, get used to it, and get ready for the Tribulation! With just a little spiritual discernment, you can clearly see this message in these passages. We, the disciples of Yeshua HaMashiach, are about to enter into the Tribulation period, prophesied for the last 2,600 years! But do not fear, Yeshua told us to go to the other side of this Great Tribulation.

 

25But in the fourth watch of the night, Yeshua went out to them, walking on the sea. 26And seeing Him walking on the sea, the disciples were troubled, saying, It is a false vision! And they cried out from the fear. 27But immediately Yeshua spoke to them, saying, Be comforted! I AM! Do not fear.” The four watches of the night are a type of the history of faith, since Father Abraham believed Yahweh and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 1,000 years for the Patriarchs, 1,000 years for the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel, and 2,000 years for the Church of Yeshua in the Age of Grace. We are now coming to the close of human history as we know it, the fourth watch of the night. Notice that Yeshua, in this type, returns to earth, to His disciples, in the fourth watch of the night, during the waning moments of the Great Tribulation! This passage is a picture, a type, of the Second Coming of Yeshua, what I call Yeshua’s Advent 2.0! Notice Yeshua is OVER the sea of rebellious humanity. Notice the disciples as a type of believers today. Even though we know Yeshua and know His voice, when we see Him splitting the sky and returning to earth, we will still be startled, even fearful! But Yeshua will immediately speak peace and comfort to us, to calm our trembling hearts!! Oh what a day, THE DAY that we all are looking for! That day is rapidly coming, but not until the END OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION!! Get that in your understanding and DO NOT FEAR!

I would like to take just a moment to clarify what I see now as a poor translation in Mark’s version of this passage. Look at the last phrase of Mark 6:48, “. . .And He had desired to pass by them.” Investigate it for yourself, but a better translation would be “And He desired to come near them.” The Greek word, Strong’s #G3928, parerchomai, used here means to come near, to approach. Once you realize that this is the Bridegroom returning to His Bride after a two thousand year absence, you know Yeshua does not want to walk right past the boat, ignoring His Bride! His heart’s desire for the last two thousand years has been to come unto His bride and marry her!! Translators brains sometimes get in the way of their hearts. It’s true, sometimes spiritually blind men translate the physical words of Scripture, missing the spiritual picture being painted. Correct your Bible if you wish, it’s Yahweh’s love letter to you, saint, not to a blind translator.

28And answering Him, Peter said, Master, if it is You, command me to come to You on the waters. 29And He said, Come! And going down from the boat, Peter walked on the waters to go to Yeshua. 30But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Master, save me! 31And immediately stretching out the hand, Yeshua took hold of him, and said to him, Oh you of little-faith, why did you doubt me?” Notice that upon Yeshua’s return to earth He commands the disciple to “Come!” This is the rapture/resurrection Voice command that the Apostle Paul spoke about in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 HRB “Because the Master Himself shall come down from Heaven with a commanding shout of an archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of YAHWEH [see 1 Corinthians 15:52]. And the dead in Messiah will rise again first.”This picture of Peter walking on water, then becoming afraid after seeing the Great Tribulation around him and then beginning to sink, is a type of the shattering of the saints’ power that Daniel spoke about in Dan 12:7 NKJV “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.” Look at that word “strong” in verse 30. It is Strong’s #G2478, ischuros, meaning not just strong, but forceful, or forcible. Have you ever heard the definition of civil government? Force! This phrase is relating a type of the One World Order of the Antichrist! It’s enough to scare the Apostle Peter! The boisterous strong storm on the sea of humanity is a type of the oppressive persecuting power of the OWO. I hope you’re getting this into your mind, the saints will experience severe persecution from the government of the Antichrist! But then we get raptured or resurrected! So rejoice dear saints, your day of final completely secured salvation into immortality is rapidly approaching.

 

32And coming into the boat, the wind quieted down. 33And those in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, Truly, You are the Son of Elohim.” I cannot emphasize enough how this story gives us a timeline of the Tribulation period. Notice that once Yeshua returns to the boat, to where He has supernaturally protected the saints, THEN AND ONLY THEN, is the Great Tribulation over!! Yeshua squashes the storm of the Antichrist’s One World Order! Wherever Yeshua sends us or takes us for protection during the Great Tribulation, fulfills the prophecy in Revelation 12:6 HRB “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place, it having been prepared from Elohim, that there they might nourish her a thousand two hundred and sixty days.” Yeshua’s return at His Advent 2.0 fulfills 2 Thessalonians 2:8 HRB “And then “the Lawless One” will be exposed, “whom our Master Yeshua will consume by the spirit of His mouth,” and will destroy by the brightness of His presence.” Notice the instantaneous destruction of the Antichrist’s kingdom when Yeshua steps into the boat, a type of His return to the Mount of Olives. Satan is immediately arrested and imprisoned for 1,000 years, see Revelation 20:2-3. Yeshua is the only One Who brings peace, safety, justice, quiet, security, prosperity, and just government upon His return to earth to set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem. The hour of Yeshua’s krisis [Judgment] is coming; I hope you’re ready to vote Him into office! It will be our Jubilee!!

 

34And having passed over, they came to the land of Gennesar.” This passage is a type of the resurrection/rapture of the saints! Notice that it is AFTER Yeshua’s Advent 2.0! But it will happen!! I am a firm believer in the rapture! We all just need to understand when it is going to occur. Look at how John describes this event in John 6:21 HRB “Then they desired to take Him into the boat. And the boat was instantly at the land to which they were going.” Friends, this is the fastest boat ride of your life! Racing boats are fast, but they do not reach the finish line instantly!! This is a picture of the resurrection/rapture and our instantaneous translation to glory!! This is the twinkling of an eye experience that we’re all waiting for! 1 Corinthians 15:52 HRB “In a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound [the voice command of Yeshua, “Come!”], and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.” Folks, your struggle will be over at this moment. It will happen, it is guaranteed through the blood of Yeshua by His Holy Spirit’s power. Please just settle it in your spirit that this resurrection/rapture event happens at the end of the Great Tribulation, upon Yeshua’s Advent 2.0! The Greek word used for “instantly” above is Strong’s #G2112, eutheōs, meaning at once, immediately, directly, straightway, forthwith. Friends, now look at where we end up, Gennesar, or Gennesaret. This is a transliterated word from the ancient Hebrew word kinnereth, Strong’s #H3672. It’s simple meaning is a harp, a type of the Heavenly Kingdom realm! Some say it means the Garden of Yahweh. It’s a type of the Garden of Eden. We’re returning to our beginning! I hope you’re ready. Repent immediately, if you need to, get your heart right with Yahweh and get ready for the fastest boat ride of your life!

Gene Benjamin II

November 1, 2013 CE