Monthly Archives: November 2016

Our Current Sabbatical Cycle

Our Current Sabbatical Cycle

Will it be our last?

I just finished reading an excellent article in Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry magazine, Restoration Times, Nov.-Dec. 2016, titled “Neglected Truths in the Sabbaticals and Jubilees”, by the late Donald R. Mansager. I encourage you to ask them for a copy of their great magazine.

I believe the brothers at Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry understand the correct sabbatical cycles. They claim we just ended the sabbatical year of 2015-2016 at the recently observed Day of Atonement, 2016. I agree. They state that the next Sabbatical year is 2022-2023 AD. I agree.

What my brothers failed to mention in the article is that the next sabbatical year of 2022-2023 AD is the 49th year of the 7th Septennate in the current Jubilee Cycle, as pinpointed by the prophet Ezekiel in Eze. 1:1-3, “And it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of Yehovah. 2On the fifth of the month, the fifth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin the king, 3coming the Word of Yehovah existing, came to pass to Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, the priest, in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar. And there the hand of Yehovah was on him.” Ezekiel wrote these verses in the summer of 594 BC, in the thirtieth year of the Jubilee Cycle, which began in the fall of 595 BC. This Scripture passage ties Ezekiel to the 19th Jubilee since Joshua and the Israelites entered the Promised Land. Ezekiel’s Jubilee occurred in 576-575 BC. This Jubilee year is synchronized and verified by Ezekiel 40:1, “In the twenty fifth year of our exile, in the beginning of the year (Rosh Hashanah in the Hebrew, only time mentioned in Scripture!!), in the tenth of the month (Day of Atonement), in the fourteenth year after the city was struck (Jerusalem fell in the summer of 589 BC!!), on that same day the hand of Yehovah was on me, and He brought me there.” By synchronizing Ezekiel 1:1-3 and 40:1, we see that Ezekiel is announcing the Jubilee Year of 576-575 BC! These passages are the only ones in Scripture that announce, synchronize, and confirm the ancient Jubilee Cycles of the Hebrews.

Well, if you add 53 Jubilees to that 19th Jubilee in 576-575 BC, you will come to the 72nd Jubilee in 2022-2023 AD!! You can verify my numbers yourself, the next Jubilee should be announced on the Day of Atonement in 2022 AD, the 7th year of this Sabbatical cycle, and 49th year of this Jubilee cycle. Ezekiel’s Jubilee ended on the Day of Atonement in 575 BC. Add 2022 + 575 = 2,597 years. 2,597 / 7 = 371 sabbatical cycles from 576-575 BC to 2022/23 AD. 2,597 / 49 = 53 Jubilee cycles from 576/575 BC to 2022-23 AD. 53 * 7 = 371. The 19th Jubilee + 53 Jubilees = 72nd Jubilee in 2022-23 AD. Folks, we may have just entered Daniel’s 70th Week! It is possible that Yeshua could return in the year 2022-23 AD! It is possible.

Here’s where I believe we are on the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles:

2016 = year 1 of Sabbatical cycle and year 43 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 484th

2017 = year 2 of Sabbatical cycle and year 44 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 485th

2018 = year 3 of Sabbatical cycle and year 45 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 486th

2019 = year 4 of Sabbatical cycle and year 46 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 487th

2020 = year 5 of Sabbatical cycle and year 47 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 488th

2021 = year 6 of Sabbatical cycle and year 48 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 489th

2022 = year 7 of Sabbatical cycle and year 49 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 490th

2023 = year 8 (1) of Sabbatical cycle and year 50 (1) of 72nd (73rd) Jubilee cycle, Yeshua Advent 2.0

8 is the number of new beginnings! The Yeshua Advent 2.0 could occur anywhere from Day of Trumpets in 2022 to Day of Atonement in 2023 AD. Yeshua is in no way obligated to fulfill my schedule or calendar, but He is obligated to fulfill His own promise prophecies. He is coming to earth soon, hope you all are ready to meet Him face to face!

Gene Benjamin II

November 26, 2016 AD

THE TEMPLE’S LOCATION

THE TEMPLE’S LOCATION

2 Chronicles 3:1, “And Solomon began to build the house (Temple) of Yehovah at Jerusalem, in Mount Moriyah, where He appeared to his father David, in the place that David had prepared, in the grain floor of Ornan the Jebusite.”

This location noted in 2 Chronicles 3:1 shows that the Temple was located inside the City of David, not on what is called the Temple Mount today. It was actually built about 600-1,000 feet south of the so-called Temple Mount. Notice that this verse proves that Mt. Moriah is not located under the Muslim Dome of the Rock!!

2 Chronicles 32:30, “And Hezekiah himself had stopped the outlet of the upper water-course of Gihon, and had directed them beneath the west of the city of David; and Hezekiah prospered in all his work.”

The Gihon spring is the natural spring water that was used to wash away the blood from the Temple sacrifices. It was also used to fill the basin the priests washed in before performing their Temple services.

Acts 21:27-32, “But when the seven days were about to be completed, having seen him in the sanctuary (Temple), the Jews from Asia stirred up all the crowd, and they laid hands on him, 28crying out, Men, Israelites, help! This is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people and the Torah and this place. And even more, he also brought Greeks into the sanctuary (Temple) and has defiled this holy place. 29For they had before seen Trophimus, the Ephesian in the city with him, whom they supposed that Paul brought into the sanctuary (Temple). 30And the whole city was moved, and there was a running together of people. And laying hands on Paul, they brought him outside of the sanctuary (Temple), and at once the doors were shut. 31But as they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the chiliarch of the (Roman) cohort, that all Jerusalem is in a tumult. 32He at once ran down to them, taking soldiers and centurions. And seeing the chiliarch and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.”

That word “down” is a key to locating the actual Temple site. Since what we call the Temple Mount was actually the Roman Fort Antonia, the soldiers could run down to the Temple site to rescue Paul from the Jews. Think about it, there are NO steps going down to what we today call the Temple Mount, because what we call the Temple Mount was actually the Roman 10th Legion’s Fort Antonia, built above the Temple area, so the Romans could keep an eye on Jewish activity at the Temple, inside the City of David, on Mt. Zion, in the Old Jerusalem.

Micah 3:12, “Therefore, on account of you, Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house (Temple) into high places of the forest.”

Micah prophesied the demise of the Temple. This prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD, when Titus’ Roman legions attacked and totally destroyed the Temple and the City of David.

Joel 3:17-18, 21, “And you shall know that I am Yehovah your Divine One dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain. And Jerusalem shall be a holy thing, and strangers shall no more pass through her. 18And it shall be in that day, the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streams of Judah shall flow with waters. And a fountain shall come forth from the house (Temple) of Yehovah, and it shall water the Valley of Shittim. . . 21And I will cleanse their blood which I did not cleanse. And Yehovah is dwelling in Zion.”

Joel prophesied of the day when Yehovah/Yeshua will rule and reign again from Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. The Gihon fountain will flow again from under the Temple.

Psa 87:5, 7, “And it shall be said to Zion, This man and that man was born in her; and the Highest Himself shall establish her. . . 7And the singers, the players of the pipe: all my springs are in You.”

Yehovah has chosen to bless the area known as Mt. Zion, in the City of David, on Mt. Moriah. His spring of living water will flow from this holy city.

Ezekiel 47:1-2, “And he made me turn back to the opening of the house (Temple). And, behold, water came out from under the threshold of the house (Temple) eastward. For the face of the house (Temple) is east, and the water came down from under the right side of the house (Temple), at the south from the altar. 2And he led me out by way of the north gate, and led me around the way outside to the outer gate, by the way facing east. And, behold, water was dropping out of the right side.”

Ezekiel confirms the reality of the Gihon spring in the City of David. It will flow from under the Temple during Messiah’s Millennial reign on earth.

2 Samuel 5:6-7, “And the king and his men went to Jerusalem, to the Jebusites, those dwelling in the land. And one spoke to David, saying, You shall not come in here except you will turn away the blind and the lame, thinking, David cannot come in here. 7And David captured the stronghold of Zion. It is the city of David.”

Zion was the little fortress of Old Jerusalem, where the Jebusites dwelt. They taunted David, saying even the blind and lame could defend their seemingly impenetrable fortress. Read the rest of the story in 1 Chronicles 11:4-9.

Psalm 132:13-14, “Yehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling-place. 14This is My rest till forever; I will dwell here; I have desired it.”

When Yehovah comes to earth to tabernacle among men, Zion is where He will reside.

Isaiah 66:20, “And they shall bring all your brothers out of all nations, an offering to Yehovah, on horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says Yehovah; as the sons of Israel bring the offering in a clean vessel to the house (Temple) of Yehovah.”

1 Kings 1:38-39, “And Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites went out and caused Solomon to ride on King David’s mule, and caused him to go to Gihon. 39And Zadok the priest took the horn of oil out of the Tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew with the trumpet, and all the people shouted, Let King Solomon live!”

Gihon is the natural water spring in the City of David, Zion!! Notice the Tabernacle had been set up in the City of David near the Gihon spring. Solomon’s Temple simply replaced the old Tabernacle, but at the same location.

Psalm 2:6, “Yea, I have set My king on My holy mount on Zion.”

David reigned from Zion, Messiah Yeshua will reign from Zion.

Psalm 9:11, “Sing praises to Yehovah who dwells in Zion; declare His deeds among the nations.”

Yehovah is looking forward to returning to earth to reign from Zion!!

Psalm 20:2, “He sends your help from the sanctuary (Temple), and upholds you out of Zion.”

The Temple was in Zion, in the City of David.

Psalm 102:16, 19, “When Yehovah shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory. . . 19For He has looked down from the height of His sanctuary (Heavenly Temple); Yehovah looked from Heaven to the earth,”

We can hardly wait for Yehovah to return to Zion and rebuild the ancient foundations. Glory to Yehovah forever!

Psalm 65:1-4, “To You silence is praise, O Divine One, in Zion; and to You is a vow paid. 2To You who hears prayer, all flesh comes. 3Things of iniquity, our transgressions, are mightier than I; You atone for them. 4Blessed is the one You choose and cause to come near You; he shall dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house (Temple), Your holy sanctuary.”

The next Temple should be built in Mt. Zion, in the City of David, south of the current place called the Temple Mount. This paradigm shift in location will free the Jews from under the boot of the Muslims.

Isaiah 2:3, “And many people shall go and say, Come and let us go up to the mount of Yehovah, to the house (Temple) of the Divine One of Jacob. And He will teach from His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For out of Zion the Torah will go forth, and the Word of Yehovah from Jerusalem.”

This Scripture will be fulfilled, with or without the Jews. It may not be fulfilled until the return of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Isaiah 24:23, “Then the moon shall blush, and the sun shall be ashamed, when Yehovah of Hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and before His elders is His glory.”

Notice the chronological synchronization of this prophecy with Yeshua’s prophecy in Matthew 24:29. It lines up with the return of Yeshua. The sun going dark and the moon not giving her light is the synchronizing mark in time, soon to come. The Heavenly Kingdom is coming to earth.

Matthew 24:1-2, “And going out, Yeshua left the sanctuary (Temple). And His disciples came to show Him the construction of the sanctuary. 2But Yeshua said to them, Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, There will not at all be left one stone on a stone which in no way will not be thrown down.”

The so-called Western Wall of the so-called Temple Mount is actually the wall from the ancient Roman Fort Antonia, built no earlier than 26 AD! Yehovah’s Temple was NEVER on this area where the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque are located. The Roman 10th Legion was stationed in Fort Antonia with 6,000 soldiers and 4,000 support personnel!! This so-called Temple Mount area is actually about 600-1,000 feet north of the actual ancient site of Yehovah’s first and second Temples, located in the City of David, on Mt. Zion, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, purchased by David. Read that story in 2 Samuel 24:18ff and 1 Chronicles 21.

Thanks to Bob Cornuke for finding these clues for us!! Check out his website and ministry at: http://www.baseinstitute.org/