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Decrypting Daniel 12:11-12

Decrypting Daniel 12:11-12

Our Near Future Deadly Clock Reset

First, I want to thank two great men of Yahovah for the inspiration for this study. Charles Wheeling and Pastor F.M. Riley. Mr. Wheeling introduced me to the fact that we will be facing a clock/calendar reset soon, when something in the heavenlies hits or near misses the earth and we go back from a 365 ¼ day solar year to the biblical and prophetic 360 day solar year. Pastor Riley is currently writing up his full study on Revelation in several parts. I hope to catch up to the wisdom of these two great men of Yahovah.

In this brief study, I am going to try and decrypt Daniel 12:11-12, by the numbers, using the KEY discovered over 40 years ago by Pastor Riley. By the end of this study, you should be able to tell me if I’ve succeeded in my mission. Let’s dig in.

Revelation 8:12 HRB “And the fourth cherub trumpeted. And the third part of the sun, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars, was struck, that the third part of them might be darkened, and the third part of the day might not appear; and in the same way the night.”

Revelation 8:12 NJB “The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were blasted, so that the light went out of a third of them and the day lost a third of its illumination, and likewise the night.”

Revelation 8:12 The Scriptures 1998+ “And the fourth messenger sounded, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. And a third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.”

In the highlighted last phrase of the verse above, we see the term “the third part”. This is Strong’s # G5154, the Greek word tritos, meaning third, a third part, the third part, a third time. As a result of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th trumpets, we earthlings will lose a third of our 24 hour day. That is literally what verse 12 is saying.

Now, here’s the quote from Pastor Riley’s study that kick-started my accounting mind to crunch out numbers from the Almighty once again: I [Pastor F.M. Riley] always take God’s Word at face value as literal truth unless the Word itself indicates it is to be taken otherwise. This then means that the length of the day will be reduced by “one third” from 12 hours to 8 hours, and the length of the night “likewise.” In other words, instead of the normal 24 hour day which we presently experience, the length of an entire day will be reduced by “one third” to 16 hours.” This quote is taken from Part 2 of Pastor Riley’s Rightly Dividing the Revelation series. His email address is at the end of this study, he would be happy to email his Bible study to you.

As I meditated on Pastor Riley’s words, Yahovah just inspired me to begin calculating what I was learning. With the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Trumpets of Revelation, we see our clock getting a major reset. One – speeding up to a 360 day revolution, or year, around the sun. Two – to a day that is 1/3 shorter, from 24 to 16 hours per day, by also speeding up our daily rotation, or spin, around our earth axis. Yahovah is about to compress time just for us, His saintly children! This is a moment to say thank you to your Heavenly Father!! The end is not just coming, it’s coming more rapidly after these trumpet blasts.

In a prophetic 360 day year of 24 hour days, we have 8,640 hours to travel one revolution (360 degrees) around the sun. At first, I calculated our earthly spin at 1,000 mph to get a 24 hour day in which we travel 24,000 miles around at the equator. I am not an astronomer, mathematician, scientist, or physicist, I’m an accountant, so 24 hours is close enough for our illustrations. Accounting is an art, deal with it. I, I mean Yahovah, bumped up our earth’s rotation to 1,500 mph. 500 mph is EXACTLY 1/3 of a 1,500 mph spin. Guess how many hours are in an earth day at 1,500 mph? EXACTLY 16 hours to travel the same 24,000 miles!! 24,000 miles / 1,500 mph = 16 hours duration in our new reset clock day. Reduction of a 24 hour day by 1/3, or 8 hours, gives us a 16 hour day, which is EXACTLY what Revelation 8:12 is telling us. One third part of a day is missing, as well as one third part of the night!! If daylight is 12 hours, reduced by 1/3, daylight becomes 8 hours. If nighttime is 12 hours, reduced by 1/3, nighttime becomes 8 hours. 8 hours of daytime plus 8 hours of nighttime equal a 16 hour day!! The resulting 16 hour day from Revelation 8:12, the Fourth Trumpet, is the KEY to decrypting Daniel 12:11-12.

So, what does this mean? Well, to travel the same 360 degree revolution around the sun, with the earth spinning at 1,500 mph, which causes our new 16 hour days, we get 540 solar days in our reset clock year! In other words, if our day will be reduced to 16 hour days, which means we are spinning FASTER by 1/2, from 1,000 mph to 1,500 mph, a 50% increase in velocity of spin, we will have 540 16 hour days in each revolution around the sun during the Great Tribulation. Bear with me now. With this reset clock, the prophetic 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation will be crammed into 2.33333333 revolutions, or years, around the sun (540 days per year X 2.33333333 years = 1,260 prophetic days)! Time is shortened for the elect, from 3 ½ revolutions around the sun, to 2.33333333 revolutions around the sun!! Matthew 24:22 HRB “And except those days were shortened [from 24 hours to 16 hours each!!], not any flesh would live. But on account of the chosen, those days will be shortened [from 24 hours to 16 hours each!!].” Mark 13:20 HRB “And if Yahovah had not shortened the days, not any flesh would live; but because of the elect whom He chose, He has shortened the days [from 24 hours to 16 hours each!!].” Those are the words of your Master and Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach, your very own Creator!! Notice, even look it up for yourself, Yeshua stated PLAINLY that He was going to shorten the days, NOT the year, NOT the month, NOT the week!! I believe we have just discovered how short the day will become. Thank you to Pastor Riley for giving us the KEY to decrypt Daniel 12:11-12. The context of Yeshua’s statements is the end times. Revelation 8’s context is the end times. The context of most of the Book of Daniel is the end times. Luke 21:11 and 25 confirm that there will be great signs in the heavens in the end times. Your clock is about to get clocked, your alarm bell is about to get rung, I hope and pray that you are ready to meet your Maker.

A little bump from a huge burning mountain, or asteroid, or Wormwood, or the finger of Yahovah, will increase our velocity of spin to exactly 1,500 mph, while at the same instant speeding up our revolution around the sun, which will reduce our 365 ¼ day year to the prophetic 360 day year, to fulfill end time prophecy. 360 X 24 = 8,640 hours. 540 X 16 = 8,640 hours. Has prophecy changed? Has Yahovah changed? Has time changed? ONLY THE LENGTH OF A DAY will change!!

I continued to meditate on Revelation 8:12 and Pastor Riley’s thoughts and my newly discovered reset earth clock. Well, Yahovah is ever faithful to continue to download into my tiny brain. I asked Him, since You adjust the earth year and the earth day, does this also affect our month? Does the moon get hit also, or does our lunar or solar month change? So, I started calculating again. We know that with the perfect prophetic biblical calendar of 360 days per year, we had EXACTLY 12 30 day months. 360 / 30 = 12 lunar months. But what do we get AFTER our deadly clock reset and end up with 540 16 hour days in our reset earth year? Well, the current lunar month averages 29.5 days per month, but I calculated using the old reliable 30 day lunar month by 24 hour perfect days to get 720 hours per month. 720 hours / 16 hour days = 45 days per month! BINGO!! Our new lunar month will be EXACTLY 45 days long. That’s great, but what about our new solar month? Well, our new reset earth year has 540 solar days in it. 540 days per year / 45 days per month = 12 solar months, EXACTLY!! Wow! Do you see it? Yahovah doesn’t have to, but I believe He is about to resync our solar system, so our lunar month and solar month are BOTH EXACTLY 45 days each, at least through the Great Tribulation, and possibly through the Millennium!! I want you to know, when Yahovah showed me our new month, I just sat back with a blown mind and marveled at His greatness!! I am not smart enough to make this stuff up. I’m not sure if unholywood could make this stuff up. And just for the record, if you go from a 30 day month to a 45 day month, that is also a 50% INCREASE in the length of the month!! Chart it out for yourself, but with EXACTLY 12 months in a year, the Feasts of Yahovah will not be affected by the deadly clock reset. Abib 14 will still be Passover. Tishri 1 will still be Feast of Trumpets. Tishri 10 will still be Yom Kippur, Sukkot will always begin on Tishri 15, etc. Pentecost will always be on the Sunday, 50 days after the Feast of First Fruits!!

That 45 days sounded real familiar to me, so now we must grab the KEY and take a look at Daniel 12:8-13 HRB “And I heard, but I did not understand. And I said, O my master, what shall be the end of these things? 9And He said, Go, Daniel! For the words are closed up and sealed until the end time. 10Many shall be purified and made white and refined. But the wicked shall do wickedly. And not one of the wicked shall discern, but the wise shall discern. 11And from the time the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that desolates set up, there shall be a thousand, two hundred and ninety days. 12Blessed is he who waits and reaches to the thousand, three hundred and thirty five days. 13But you go on to the end, for you shall rest and stand for your lot at the end of the days.” Now, take the KEY from Revelation 8:12, place it in Daniel 12:11-12 and simply turn the KEY!! 1,335 days – 1,290 days = 45 days!! Has anyone you know ever understood that 45 days referenced in Daniel 12:11-12 to be ONE MONTH!?! Well, it’s a possibility. And guess what? The Book of Daniel is now open and unsealed. Revelation 10:2, 8-11 HRB “And he had in his hand a little scroll [Book of Daniel] having been opened. And he placed his right foot on the sea, and the left on the land. . . 8And the voice which I heard out of the Heaven was again speaking to me, and saying, Go, take the little scroll having been opened in the hand of the cherub standing on the sea and on the land. 9And I went away toward the cherub, saying to him, Give the little scroll to me. And he said to me, Take and eat it up, and it will make your belly bitter, but it will be sweet as honey in your mouth. 10And I took the little scroll out of the cherub’s hand, and ate it. And it was sweet like honey in my mouth; and when I ate it, my belly was made bitter. 11And he said to me, You must again prophesy before peoples and nations and tongues and kings.” I believe the Revelation 8:12 KEY has unlocked, even decrypted, the sealed up verses of Daniel 12:11-12!! And here’s an observation. Is it possible that Revelation 8:12, the Fourth Trumpet, happens at the end of day 1290 and the FIRST 45 DAY MONTH in human history is what was shown to Daniel in Daniel 12:11-12? Meaning, maybe Yahovah is planning TWO earth clock resets. The first earth clock reset takes us to the perfect prophetic 360 day year end time calendar, and then a second earth clock reset takes us to the perfect 540 day per year survivor calendar!?! Read and heed, my friends, read and heed and give Yahovah glory!!

Yahovah is under NO obligation from anyone to resync the lunar and solar months, but many scholars believe that in ancient times, during King Hezekiah’s 14th year, when he got sick and was near death and cried out to Yahovah for life, Yahovah may have used an astronomical flyby to adjust the clock as seen in Isaiah 38:7-8 HRB “So this shall be the sign to you [King Hezekiah] from Yahovah, that Yahovah shall do this thing that He has spoken: 8Behold, I will bring back the shadow of the steps which has gone down in the steps of Ahaz with the sun, backward ten steps. So the sun went back up ten steps, by which steps it had gone down!” See also 2 Kings 20. At that moment, Yahovah may have slowed earth’s revolution around the sun from 360 to 365 ¼ days per year. Before the asteroid or comet flyby, I believe from creation to King Hezekiah’s 14th year, the lunar and solar months were both EXACTLY 30 24 hour days each. The lunar and solar months have been out of sync ever since that flyby that occurred about 715 BC. I believe Yahovah is about to resync our lunar and solar months, as part of His fulfillment to shorten these coming days for the sake of the elect.

Now, if your mind is not blown yet, try this on for size. Revelation 11:1-2 WoY “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of Yahovah, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” and Revelation 13:5 WoY “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Ok, so let’s say these events occur AFTER our deadly clock reset and we then have 45 day months. So, 42 months X 45 (16 hr) days per month = 1,890 solar days (of 16 hrs each) / 540 (16 hr) days per reset earth year = EXACTLY 3.5 YEARS!!!! Now, if that doesn’t get your spirit soaring to new heights of praise and worship, we don’t have much to talk about!! 42 X 45 = 1,890 / 540 = 3.5. Please verify. The Revelation 8:12 KEY may work to decrypt more than just Daniel 12:11-12. It may help us understand the whole Great Tribulation timeline!

Daniel 12:7 HRB “And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was on the waters of the river, when He held up His right and His left hand to the heavens and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be a feast, feasts, and half to the next feast. And when they have made an end of scattering the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” The feasts of Yahovah are dress rehearsals of future events, as well as memorials of past events.

Daniel 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.”

A lot of people believe Daniel 12:7 tells us there are 3 ½ years in the Great Tribulation. Our 42 months of 45 16 hour days each = 3 ½ years EXACTLY. Our decrypting formula, using the Revelation 8:12 KEY, does not violate Daniel 12:7, it CONFIRMS it, it UNLOCKS it, it DECRYPTS it!

I do not see this deadly clock reset as violating any end-time prophecy. 1260 days is 1260 days, whether it’s a 16 hour or a 24 hour day. Same with the 1290 and 1335 days, and even 2520, 2300, or 1150 days. Yahovah can change the length of a day if He wants to. A day is a day is a day. Yeshua stated PLAINLY that He is going to shorten the days! The 42 months is not violated, only confirmed, and now understood. The future three and one half year Great Tribulation is not violated, only confirmed, and now understood. If you see a Scriptural violation in any of my calculations, please let me know. Yahovah could bring the earth back to a 24 hour day, 360 day original creation year, like it apparently was before King Hezekiah’s 14th year, but Revelation 8:12 seems to indicate that is not going to happen. Wormwood happens in verse 11, the deadly clock reset happens in verse 12. The first four trumpets are pretty ugly and could all be involved in the earth clock reset, with very little time elapsing between trumpet blasts. Yahovah said we’d be blessed if we could stretch our minds from the 1290 days to the 1335 days. Reach for it, expand your thinking, let Yahovah take you into the heavenlies!

42 months X 45 days each = 1,890 days per 3.5 years. 2 X 1,890 days = 3,780 days in seven years. Does a 7 year tribulation period of 3,780 days sound like enough time to have events play out in 2,520 days, 2,300 days, 1,150 days, 1,260 days, 1,290 days, 1,335 days, 42 months, a time, times, and half a time, 3 ½ years, etc.? Time appears to be very relative. Daniel 8:14 HRB “And he said to me, For two thousand, three hundred evenings and mornings, [1,150 days] then the sanctuary will be made righteous.” Revelation 11:3 HRB “And I will give to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, dressed in sackcloth.” 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.” Notice, John and Daniel did not define in hours the length of these end time days, except with the KEY in Revelation 8:12! I believe we have defined and proven them to be 16 hour days. Well, what do you think? Have we violated Daniel and John’s revelations, or have we just unlocked and decrypted them with a 16 hour per day KEY, discovered by Pastor F.M. Riley? Let me know what you think.

Will Yahovah reset the 7 day week, or shabuwa? I don’t think so. Before King Hezekiah’s day, with a perfect 360 day creation year, there were 51.43 weeks per year. Today, with our 365 ¼ day year, there are 52.18 weeks per year. After the reset clock, when we will have a 540 day year, there will be 77.14 weeks per year. Our Sabbath rest day is NOT affected by an annual clock reset, or by a number of hours in a day clock reset. Every seven days we are to rest, probably on out into eternity future. During the tribulation, with 77 week years, our Torah portions could be a lot shorter, but then again, you will only have a 16 hour Sabbath in which to enjoy the parsha!! Yahovah has a great sense of humor!!

Now, try this thought on. So, let’s say we’re living in this new reset earth clock era, but we still have our 8 hour per day job!! Now, you will only have 8 other hours in which to get rest and eat and shower, and transport yourself back and forth to work, etc. That could be a real problem for the survivors of the reset clock day. So, what if some brilliant person (i.e. an anti-messiah type person) comes up with the idea of a MANDATORY DAY OFF, ONCE EVERY 7 DAYS, AND ITS DECIDED UPON TO BE SUNDAY? Tadah!! A new Sunday law may be one humanistic solution to the reset clock situation. Sabbath keepers be warned.

Read Revelation 8 again and again. The 7th seal is about to be opened, bringing the 7 trumpet judgments of Yahovah upon this earth. Many plants, animals, fish, birds, and humans are going to die, as well as our earth clock being reset.

Just thought you would like to see the numbers. Have a blessed Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah, tonight and tomorrow. Enjoy and have a safe and blessed holy day season, everyone!! Look up, your redemption draweth nigh. . .rapidly, and more rapidly, even rapidlier and more rapidlier!! Just remember Who’s clock it is, Who’s in charge of His clock, and Who’s in charge of each of your heartbeats. All praise, thanks, and glory to our Heavenly Father and our Blessed Savior, in His precious Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

Gene Benjamin II

September 24, 2014 AD

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A Better Birthday – The Fast of the Firstborn

A Better Birthday

In my ongoing adventure in biblical chronology studies, I recently came across another jewel of Scripture. Yahovah’s humor may be the priceless pearl here!

Here is the Torah instruction on redemption of the firstborn sons. Exodus 13:11-16 “And it shall be when Yahovah brings you into the land of the Canaanite, as He swore to you and to your fathers, and gives it to you, 12you shall set apart to Yahovah every one opening the womb, and every firstling, the offspring of animals which are yours; the males belong to Yahovah. 13And every firstling of a donkey you shall redeem with a flock animal. And if you do not redeem, you shall break its neck. And every first-born of men among your sons you shall redeem. 14And it shall be when your son asks you in the future, saying, What is this? You shall say to him, Yahovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand, from the house of slaves. 15And it happened when Pharaoh hardened himself against sending us away, Yahovah killed every first-born one in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of men even to the first-born of animals. On account of this I sacrifice to Yahovah every one of the males opening the womb, and I redeem every first-born of my sons. 16And it shall be for a sign on your hand, and frontlets between your eyes. For Yahovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand.”

Yeshua was the firstborn son of virgin Mariam (Mary). We know that Yeshua did not need to be redeemed, because He was sinless Divinity, but Yahovah did sacrifice His only begotten Son, the Firstborn among many brethren!

Doctor Luke gives us more details about the birth of Yeshua, even the time of year. Luke 2:7-24 “And she bore her son, the Firstborn. And she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in the manger, because there was no room where they could lodge. 8And shepherds were in the same region living in the fields and keeping guard over their flock by night [Why were they in the fields watching over their flocks at night?]. 9And, behold, a cherub of Yahovah came on them. And the glory of Yahovah shone around them. And they feared with a great fear. 10And the cherub said to them, Do not fear. For, behold, I proclaim good news to you, a great joy, which will be to all the world, 11For today is born to you in the city of David, the Savior, who is Yahovah, the Messiah. 12And this is a sign to you: You will find an infant having been wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in the manger. 13And suddenly there was with the cherub a multitude of the heavenly host, praising Yahovah and saying, 14Glory to Yahovah in the highest, and peace on earth, good will among men. 15And it happened as the cherubs departed from them into the heaven, even the men, the shepherds, said to one another, Indeed, let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this thing occurring, which Yahovah made known to us. 16And hurrying, they came and sought out both Mariam and Joseph, and the Babe lying in the manger. 17And seeing, they publicly told about the word spoken to them about this Child. 18And all those hearing marveled about the things spoken to them by the shepherds. 19And Mariam kept all these words, meditating in her heart. 20And the shepherds returned [Why return to the fields at night?], glorifying and praising Yahovah for all things which they heard and saw, even as was spoken to them. 21And when eight days had passed to circumcise the Child, His name was called Yehoshua, the name called by the cherub before He was conceived in the womb. 22And when the days of her cleansing according to the Law of Moses (Lev. 12) were fulfilled, they took Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to Yahovah, 23as it has been written in the Torah of Yahovah: Every male opening a womb shall be called a holy one to Yahovah; (Exo. 13:2) 24and to offer a sacrifice according to that said in the Torah of Yahovah, a pair of turtledoves, or two nestlings of doves.” (Lev. 12:8)

The offering made by Mariam was not for Yeshua, it was for her cleansing from the uncleanness of blood at birth, per Leviticus 12, 40 days after birth. Leviticus 12:6-8 “And when the days of her cleansing are fulfilled for son or for daughter, she shall bring in a lamb, a son of a year, for a burnt offering, and a young dove or a turtledove for a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to the priest. 7And he shall bring it near before Yahovah, and shall atone for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood; this is the law of her who bears, whether a male or a female. 8And if her hand is not able to find a lamb, then she shall take two turtle doves, or two young doves one for a burnt offering, and one for a sin offering, and the priest shall atone for her; and she shall be cleansed.” You have heard this story told countless times, and so often the reason why Mariam presented two turtledoves is stated because she and Joseph were poor, but I want to inform you that is NOT the reason. The reason Mariam presented doves instead of the required yearling lamb, is because ALL THE LOCAL YEARLING LAMBS WERE SET APART FOR THE PASSOVER SACRIFICE THAT MONTH!!!! Mariam literally could not find a yearling lamb to offer for her cleansing 40 days after Yeshua’s birth, because all the yearling lambs had been slaughtered for Passover!! The same reason Joseph and Mariam could not find a hotel room is the same reason they could not find a yearling lamb 40 days later, Passover! They were not poor, Joseph was a skilled man!

The Passover lambs had to be yearlings, per Torah, which proves that Israeli lambs are born in the spring. In the story in Luke we now have two proofs that Yeshua was born in the springtime, right around Passover. First proof, the shepherds were in the fields watching over their ewes who were lambing, giving birth to their lambs, that would be yearling sacrificial lambs for the next year’s Passover sacrifice! Second proof, Mariam could not find a yearling lamb for her cleansing offering 40 days after Yeshua’s birth, because they had all been sacrificed at Passover!! Exodus 12:1-6 “And Yahovah said to Moses and to Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2This month shall be the head of months for you. It shall be the first of the months of the year for you. 3Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month, they shall each take for themselves an animal of the flock for a father’s house, a flock animal for a house. 4And if the house is too small for a flock animal, he and his neighbor next to his house shall take according to the number of souls, each one according to the mouth of his eating, you shall count concerning the flock animal. 5A flock animal, a male without blemish, a yearling, shall be to you. You shall take from the sheep or from the goats. 6And it shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month. And all the assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it between the evenings.”

Well, that is the biblical story. But what about the astronomical signs that were occurring in 3/2 BC, that caused the magi from the East to come and see the toddler Yeshua? The astronomical signs began in August, 3 BC and ended in June, 2 BC, soon after Yeshua was born! The Magi would have headed to Israel after seeing the first heavenly sign in the summer/fall of 3 BC, they arrived just in time to see baby Yeshua! John the Baptist was six months older than his cousin Yeshua, so I believe the heavenly signs in August/September 3 BC were heralding the forerunner of the King of kings, and the signs in the spring and summer of 2 BC heralded Yeshua Messiah Himself!! Many believe, as I used to, that Yeshua was born in the fall around Tishri 1, on the Feast of Trumpets. But Yeshua did not come as the King at His first advent, He came as the sacrificial Lamb of Yahovah! He will be coming as King of kings and Lord of lords at His Yeshua Advent 2.0, an event that will occur in the near future!

You can read all about the astronomical signs in Dr. Ernest L. Martin’s book: The Star of Bethlehem: The Star that Astonished the World. Portland, OR: The Associates for Scriptural Knowledge, 1996. It is still available for free online reading at: The Star of Bethlehem

Now for some Jewish tradition. In the Talmud in tractate Soferim 21:3, you will find the teaching on the Jewish Fast of the Firstborn. A custom that commemorates the salvation of the firstborn of Israel when Yahovah destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, because of Pharaoh’s hard heart, during the great Exodus First Passover story. The Jews celebrate this fast on the day before Passover. All firstborn Jewish males fast on this spring fast day. Check out the Hebrew calendar dates with this great calendar website I just found: Torah Calendar online

If this link doesn’t work, just go to and enter 2 (or 3 if you prefer) in the right hand box, select B.C.E. for the era, and enter the Hebrew month 1, then click View Calendar. Look at the day before Passover, it’s the Jewish Fast of the Firstborn!!

You can find out more about this Jewish tradition at the wikipedia article: Fast of the Firstborn wiki

I propose that Yeshua was born right on this Fast of the Firstborn, just because he loves His Jewish brothers, He has a great sense of humor, the timing is Scriptural, and Yahovah is always exact with His timing!

Shabbat Shalom,

Gene Benjamin II

September 20, 2014 AD

Sorrow on the Sea

Sorrow on the Sea

Isaiah 34:1-10 HRB “Nations, come near to hear; and peoples, listen! Let the earth hear, and its fullness, the world and all its offspring. 2For the wrath of Yahovah is on all the nations, and fury on all their army; He has devoted them; He gave them to slaughter. 3And their slain shall be thrown out; and the stench from their carcasses shall go up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 4And all the host of the heavens shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together like a scroll. Then all their host shall droop, as a leaf drooping from the vine, and as the drooping from a fig tree. 5For My sword is drenched in the heavens. Behold, it shall come down on Edom [south central and southwest Jordan], and on the people of My curse, for judgment. 6A sword is to Yahovah; it is filled with blood; it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For Yahovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah [ancient city in the area of modern Jordan], and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7And wild oxen shall come down with them, and bulls [bull calves] with strong bulls; and their land is drenched with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. 8For the day of vengeance is to Yahovah [Judgment Day], the year of repayments for Zion’s cause [This is a direct reference to Yahovah’s Shemitah year of release. Judgment Day will most likely be at the end of a 49th year (7th seven-year sabbatical cycle), so the next year, when Yeshua returns to earth, will be a Jubilee Year!!]. 9And its torrents [streams] shall be turned to pitch, and its dust to brimstone; and its land shall become burning pitch. 10It shall not be put out night or day; its smoke shall go up forever. From generation to generation, it shall lie waste; no one shall pass through it forever and forever.”

Notice Yahovah is describing a crushing defeat of an Islamic army, with the result being burning oil fields, forever. The entire Arabian peninsula is one giant oil field, by the Red Sea. Would that not make a great natural place for the Lake of Fire?

Revelation 18:18-19 “and cried out, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What other is like the great city? 19And they threw dust on their heads, and cried out, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe! Woe to the great city, by which all those having ships in the sea were rich [from the oil business!!], from her costliness, because in one hour she was ruined.”

Many prophecy teachers and websites state that America is Mystery Babylon. But I ask you, which area of the world has a custom of throwing dust on their heads when in mourning? Is that a Western custom, or an Eastern custom? Maybe Mystery Babylon is not America. Maybe its the Middle Eastern Islamic nations.

Isaiah 13:1-18 WoY “The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. 2Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. 4The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: Yahovah of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. 5They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even Yahovah, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 6Howl ye; for the day of Yahovah [Judgment Day] is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: 8And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames [napalm, nukes?]. 9Behold, the day of Yahovah cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of Yahovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. 14And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land [There’s going to be more than just Palestinian refugees!!]. 15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. 16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. 17Behold, I will stir up the Medes [Iraqis] against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. 19And Babylon [Babylon is in modern Iraq, Mystery Babylon may be the Arabian peninsula nations], beautiful of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when Elohim overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah [were destroyed by fire and brimstone from Heaven]. 20It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there [this is NOT an American campout]; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. 21But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. 22And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.”

Where do modern Arabians pitch their tents? In America or Saudi Arabia in the Middle East? Mystery Babylon may be none other than the Middle Eastern Islamic nations, especially those of the Arabian peninsula.

Jeremiah 49:1-39 WoY “Concerning the Ammonites [Jordan], thus saith Yahovah; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad [tribal inheritance east of the Jordan River, in modern Jordan], and his people dwell in his cities? 2Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahovah, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah [possibly Amman, Jordan] of the Ammonites [Jordan]; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith Yahovah. 3Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah [in Jordan], gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together. 4Why dost thou boast thyself in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? 5Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Sovereign Yahovah of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth. 6And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon [Jordan], saith Yahovah. 7Concerning Edom [southwest Jordan], thus saith Yahovah of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman [city of ancient Edom, in modern Jordan]? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished? 8Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan [nation south of Edom]; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him. 9If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? If thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough. 10But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbors, and he is not. 11Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me. 12For thus saith Yahovah; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. 13For I have sworn by myself, saith Yahovah, that Bozrah [city in ancient Edom] shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. 14I have heard a rumor from Yahovah, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle. 15For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men. 16Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Yahovah. 17Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. 18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith Yahovah, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. 19Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan [River] against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? 20Therefore hear the counsel of Yahovah, that he hath taken against Edom [southwest Jordan]; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman [city of ancient Edom, in modern country of Jordan]: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them. 21The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red Sea [Saudi Arabia’s western border, Mystery Babylon is NOT America]. 22Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah [city in ancient Edom]: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. 23Concerning Damascus [in Syria]. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. 24Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy. 26Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith Yahovah of hosts. 27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad [See Isaiah 17:1]. 28Concerning Kedar [land in northeast Egypt], and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor [central Arabia], which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith Yahovah; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 29Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side. 30Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith Yahovah; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you. 31Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation [clearly speaking of Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth], that dwelleth without care, saith Yahovah, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone. 32And their camels [when you see camels, do you think of America or Saudi Arabia?] shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith Yahovah. 33And Hazor [central Arabia] shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. 34The word of Yahovah that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam [Iran] in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35Thus saith Yahovah of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. 36And upon Elam [Iran] will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven [compare Rev. 7:1], and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. 37For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith Yahovah; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38And I will set my throne in Elam [Iran] [the base of the New Jerusalem ziggurat will be about 1,500 miles square, see Rev. 21:16, that should reach to Iran.], and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith Yahovah. 39But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith Yahovah.”

The Islamic State’s coming Caliphate may be the Beast system of Revelation, who else beheads people today? Who else has a military, political, and religious system all-in-one nation? Mystery Babylon may be the Islamic nations of the Arabian peninsula. Yahovah is coming to settle the score between Jacob and Esau, the Edomites, modern Muslims.

Isaiah 21:1-17 “The burden of the desert of the sea [this is NOT America]: As storms in the Negev [southern Israel] pass, it comes from the desert from a terrifying land [Saudi Arabia?]. 2A harsh vision is revealed to me; the deceiver betrays, and the plunderer plunders. Go up, O Elam [Iran]! Besiege, O Media [northern Iraq]! I have caused all her sighing to cease. 3Because of this my loins are filled with pain; pangs have taken hold on me like the pangs of a travailing woman. I am bowed from hearing; I am troubled from seeing. 4My heart wanders; terror overwhelms me; He has made the twilight of my pleasure into a fear. 5Arrange the table; watch in the watchtower; eat, drink; rise up, rulers, and anoint the shield. 6For so Yahovah has said to me: Go, set a watchman; he will declare what he sees. 7And he sees a chariot, a couple of horsemen; a chariot of a donkey; a chariot of a camel [Saudi Arabia, NOT America]; and let him give ear attentively, very attentively. 8And he cried, A lion! [See Rev. 5:5] Yahovah, I always stand on my watchtower by day; and I am stationed at my post all the nights. 9And, behold, here comes a chariot of a man, a pair of horses. And he answered and said, Babylon [Arabian peninsula, or Saudi Arabia] has fallen, has fallen! [Compare Revelation 18:1-2, John quotes Isaiah 21:9!!] And He has smashed the graven images of her gods to the earth. 10Oh my threshing, and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard of Yahovah of Hosts, the Divine One of Israel, I have told to you. 11The burden of Dumah [in Arabia]: He calls to me out of Seir [southwest Jordan], Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12The watchman says, The morning comes, and also night. If you would inquire, inquire. Come! Return! 13The burden of Arabia [notice, this does NOT say the burden of America]: You shall stay in the forest of Arabia, travelers of Dedanites [northwest Saudi Arabia]. 14The people of the land of Tema [in Arabia] bring water to him who is thirsty; they went to meet the fugitive with his bread. 15For they fled from before swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the press of battle. 16For so Yahovah has said to me, Within a year, as the years of a hireling [See Deut. 15:12, the next Jewish Shemitah year begins sundown Sept. 24, 2014 AD, and ends at sundown, Sept. 13, 2015 AD. Watch for major changes in your world.], all the glory of Kedar [northeast Egypt] shall be ended, 17and the rest of the number of the archers, the warriors of the sons of Kedar, shall be few. For Yahovah Divine One of Israel has spoken.”

Friends, from the Scripture passages above, there is no doubt that the Mystery Babylon of Revelation is Saudi Arabia, or the Arabian peninsula nations. Basically, the heart of Islam. There is coming sorrow on the sea of humanity, as well as for those dwelling by the Red Sea. These passages in Isaiah and Jeremiah speak plainly of the desert Ismaelites and Edomites. The final battle between Jacob and Esau is about to explode upon the world. The Edomites lose, Yahovah’s chosen people win.

For some keen insight as to where the system of Islam came from, watch Jim Staley’s End of the Age, Part 2 teaching at: You may be shocked to find out that the roots of Islam are not Catholicism, as so many claim, but actually from Hinduism!! Hinduism is Satan’s evil counterfeit religion that has influenced much of our modern world. Why do you think people today love their pets more than they love people? That’s straight from the Hindu belief system, which is idolatry.

If this coming Shemitah year does not usher in the beginning of the seven year tribulation, then we are more than likely within one more seven year sabbatical cycle of seeing the end of human history as we know it. Yahovah has held back His wrath for all these millennium, waiting patiently for humans to get saved by believing in His Son Yeshua HaMashiach. His years of patience are coming to an end. Did you notice how many times the Scriptures above speak of Yahovah’s wrath and anger? I didn’t write that, He did, thousands of years ago. Yahovah’s cup of wrath is about full, then it will be poured out on wicked mankind, just like the Book of Revelation describes. Please, I beg you, REPENT today, turn from your wicked ways, turn to Yahovah, Creator of everything. Believe in the Master Yeshua HaMashiach today for the salvation of your soul. Sorrow is coming upon the earth, but only for a short time. After Yeshua returns and clears the earth of all evil and wicked people, we will walk in His glorious presence forever! It is the day after the Day of Judgment that we are looking forward to. Hope to see you there.

Gene Benjamin II

September 14, 2014 AD



Torah – Exodus 1 – 5

1 – The midwife story of obedience – Exo 1:15-21, “Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; 16and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” 17But the midwives feared Yahovah, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. 18So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?”

19And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them.”

20Therefore Yahovah dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. 21And so it was, because the midwives feared Yahovah, that He provided households for them.”

This is one of the classic Bible stories where you can see the proper living out of the principles of authority, obedience, and submission. Joseph had submitted/subjected the Israelites to the authority of Pharaoh of Egypt. So Pharaoh had delegated authority to rule over the Israelites. You see in Exodus 1 that Pharaoh began to usurp more authority than was proper for him to have by turning the Israelite people into his slaves. Two of these slaves were the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah. In verse 16, you see Pharaoh giving a command, which he fully expected to be obeyed, to kill the newborn Hebrew baby boys, in direct conflict with the sixth commandment to not murder. At that instant, the midwives knew that the Pharaoh was a tyrant and no longer a proper authority over them. Verse 17 shows that the midwives feared or revered Yahovah and his law more than they feared or revered Pharaoh by saving or letting the Hebrew baby boys live. They had to disobey Pharaoh in order to obey Yahovah and His Torah. This reveals a principle that very very few believers understand or accept. The principle being that to obey a tyrant is to disobey Yahovah. When a civil government passes laws that force you to disobey Yahovah and His Word, you must not, you CANNOT obey that law. Notice in verse 18 that the midwives were called before Pharaoh. Notice that they submitted and went and spoke their defense. This reveals another principle that very very few believers understand or accept. The principle being that submission to authority is absolute, but obedience is conditional. The midwives were in Pharaoh’s court, they had to submit to whatever sentence he meted out. Apparently, because of their wise answer, he let them go, but by their submission, they risked being executed. Obedience to authority is conditional upon the fact of whether or not the authority is in proper submission to their authority. All authority on earth is delegated authority under Yahovah, the only absolute authority. There are three basic mutually exclusive spheres of authority on earth, the family or home, the Congregation of Yahovah, and the civil government, which includes the employer/employee relationship. A society runs well as long as each sphere of authority does not interfere with the others. Yahovah created the family in Genesis 1 & 2, He created the Congregation by covenant with Abraham and through His Holy Spirit in Acts 2 on the Day of Pentecost, and He creates civil governments as it suits His purposes. Notice in verse 20 and 21 that Yahovah blessed the midwives for obeying Yahovah and Torah and for submitting to Pharaoh. Yahovah was good to them and gave them families as He spoke the blessing in Deuteronomy 28:11 and Psalm 127:3.

2 – Notice then in chapter 2 that Moses’ parents and Pharaoh’s own daughter and her female servants also disobeyed the Pharaoh’s murderous decree!!

3 – The two signs – Exodus 3 & 4 – In Exodus 3, Moses is meeting Yahovah at the burning bush. Yahovah starts telling Moses that He’s going to send him to Egypt to deliver the children of Israel. In verse 12 Yahovah makes a promise to Moses as the great I AM, I AM will certainly be with you. Yahovah also gives Moses a sign or signal so Moses will know that Yahovah has kept His promise. Once Yahovah delivers the people out of Egypt and Moses has brought them to the mountains of Horeb, they will serve Yahovah there. Yahovah fully expected Moses and the children of Israel to just believe His word by faith. Well, Moses doubted Yahovah’s word and he doubted the children of Israel would believe it either, so Yahovah had to reveal His name to Moses and the people. In Exodus 4:8-9, Yahovah makes some interesting statements. “And it shall be, if they do not believe you, nor listen to the voice of the first sign, they shall believe the voice of the latter sign.

Exodus 4:9 “And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land. And the water which you take from the river shall become blood on the dry land.” I believe the first sign He’s talking about is the one from Exodus 3:12 about worshiping on Mt. Horeb. He really wants us to just believe His word when He tells us something, but if we doubt, He will back up His word with miracles to prove to us that He is able to do what He says He’ll do. In verse 9, when it says these two signs, it can mean two sorts or two-fold types of signs. One type is His spoken/written word, the other type is the miracles. Yahovah told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let the people go, that was message type one, but of course he didn’t believe Moses or Yahovah, so Yahovah had to resort to message type two, the miracles of judgment in this case. We should endeavor to believe Yahovah’s word when He tells us something and just act on His word, but He is fully capable of invading our life with miracles until we get the message He wants us to hear.

Gene Benjamin II

early 21st Century