Monthly Archives: June 2017

WHY WE DON’T MARKET OR SELL YESHUA AS A PRODUCT

ANNOUNCEMENT

1 – I found the e-Sword module conversion program for converting PC e-Sword modules into Apple device compatible modules. Go to www.e-sword.net, click on the EXTRAS menu item. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the download button for the Apple module conversion utility. The funny thing about it? Now mind you, I don’t know anything about modern Apple computing devices, but you have to run the Apple conversion utility on a PC, because it’s a .exe PC executable file, instead of an Apple executable, unless you have a PC emulator on your Apple device!?! I thought that was rather funny or unusual, because, if you only own Apple computers/devices, how are you going to convert PC modules to Apple modules with a PC only utility? I’ll have to talk to Rick Meyers about that one, when I stop belly laughing!! I did find an article on how to run Windows .exe files on a Mac for those interested: http://www.wikihow.com/Open-Exe-Files-on-Mac The Mac can use a program called WINE to run Windows PC .exe files. Rick you crack me up, really, an Apple conversion program that runs on a PC? Huh?

2 – I tried to download the Mac version of e-Sword, but it immediately takes you to the Apple app store, where I see Rick has to charge $9.99 for e-Sword, to meet an Apple agreement of some kind. Sorry, Apple owners!!

WHY WE DON’T MARKET OR SELL YESHUA AS A PRODUCT

 

The other day Marner showed me a picture that showed up on her Facebook feed. It showed several of the famous TV preacher/teacher/evangelists, etc. with their net worth. Most of these guys are worth tens of millions of dollars. One guy boasts of being a billionare. Heart breaking, gut wrenching. Seeing that picture almost made me puke. Yeshua said it was almost impossible for rich folks to get into heaven, but Yahweh can still save them. Then a couple nights later, we hear an end time prophecy teacher say he received a good revelation about the end times that all believers need to hear, but guess what, he couldn’t just tell you over the TV, you must buy his DVD set to get the revelation!! Are you kidding me? It was enough to make the old Bible prophets roll over in their graves. I’m glad I only get judged for my own sins. Anyway. . . . . here’s a few Scriptures that taught me not to charge money for ministry:

 

Yeshua’s command to the 12 Apostles as He sent them out: Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

2 Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not like so many people who sell the word of Yahweh for profit. Instead, with purity of motives, we speak in Messiah, as we are sent from Yahweh, in the sight of Yahweh.”

 

1 Corinthians 9:18, “What then is my reward? That when I preach, I may offer the gospel without charge and so not take full use of my right in the gospel.”

 

Isaiah 55:1-5, “Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the water, and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why do you weigh out silver for what is not bread, and why do you labor for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness. 3 Turn your ears and come to me! Listen, that you may live! I will make an everlasting covenant with you: my reliable, faithful love promised to David. 4 Look, I have placed him as a witness to the nations, as a leader and commander to the peoples. 5 Look, you will call to a nation that you did not know; and a nation that did not know you will run to you because of Yahweh your Divine One, the Holy One of Israel, who has glorified you.

Early in Yeshua’s earthly ministry we find this scene: John 2:13-16, “Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem. 14 He found sellers of oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers were sitting there. 15 So he made a whip of cords and drove all of them out from the temple, including both the sheep and the oxen. He scattered the coins of the money changers and overthrew their tables. 16 To the pigeon sellers he said, “Take these things away from here. Stop making the temple of my Father a marketplace.””

 

Then, towards the end of Yeshua’s earthly ministry: Matthew 21:12-13, “Then Yeshua entered the temple. He cast out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and turned over the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.””

Philippians 1:17,But the former proclaim Messiah out of selfish ambition, not sincerely. They think they will afflict me while I am in chains.”

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How Believers Defile Themselves

How Believers Defile Themselves

All Scripture is from my new ULB-SNV e-Sword module, the Unlocked Literal Bible-Sacred Name Version.

Christians have been stumbling over Mark 7:14-23 for hundreds of years, so I’m going to attempt to explain it to you like Yeshua showed it to me when I was editing this portion of Scripture for my new e-Sword module, the ULB-SNV.

First, let’s swallow Yeshua’s statement in Matthew 5:17, “Do not think that I have come to destroy the Torah or the prophets. I have come not to destroy them, but to fulfill them.We are not even to think that Yeshua came to do away with the Torah. Paul said Yeshua is the end goal, the culmination, the summit, the ultimate fulfillment of the Torah. Yeshua is at the summit of the Torah, waiting for us to catch up!! Got it? Good.

So, when Yeshua talks about eating food, He is talking about eating clean animal food. Unclean animals are not food by definition in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. Study those chapters until you understand it!! So here’s the equation for you logical people: Food = clean animals, Non-food = unclean animals. For more on the clean and unclean animal thing, read Isaiah 65-66, especially Isa 65:4 and 66:17. Got it? Good. Maybe sometime we can go through Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14, and Isaiah 65 and 66.

Let’s read the Mark 7 passage now, then we’ll unpack it a little for further understanding.

Mark 7:14-23, “He (Yeshua) called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand. 15 There is nothing from outside of a person that can defile him when it enters into him. It is what comes out of the person that defiles him.16 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear. 17 Now when Yeshua left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18 Yeshua said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever enters into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it cannot go into his heart, but it goes into his stomach and then passes out into the latrine, thus cleansing all food from his bowel?20 He said, “It is that which comes out of the person that defiles him. 21 For from within a person, out of the heart, proceed evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, folly. 23 All these evils come from within, and they are what defile a person.””

 

Yeshua is talking to a crowd of people and states that no food from outside a person can go into him and defile him. That word for nothing means nothing, not even one thing!! Yeshua immediately turns the conversation to a spiritual teaching and states in verse 15 that it is what comes out of a person that defiles him. He is not speaking of human excrement here in verse 15. When a Hebrew such as Yeshua is speaking of defilement, he’s speaking of Levitical, or ceremonial, defilement, but notice that Yeshua took this teaching to a higher moral or spiritual message. So, get it in your brain right now that Yeshua is not giving a teaching on clean or unclean foods. He is speaking to Hebrew people who know Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14, and Isaiah 65+66. Yeshua knows these people only eat FOOD, which is clean animals only food, NOT unclean non-food animals. So, eating FOOD, or what we would call clean animal FOOD, cannot defile you religiously or ceremonially. So, I hope you now understand what Yeshua has just stated in verse 15.

 

Now, let’s move to Yeshua’s explanation of the parable to his disciples while in the house. He tells them why FOOD cannot defile a person in verse 19; it’s because food does not enter into a person’s heart, mind, or spirit. Food is simply digested by the body and excreted into the toilet. The word Yeshua used for stomach is koilia, which means hollow, cavity, the abdomen. Yeshua is simply explaining that food travels through the alimentary canal, is digested, and is eliminated with a bowel movement that cleans all the food out of your colon, basically a colon cleanse!! That word Yeshua used for cleanse is the word katharizo, from which we get our word catheter, which is used medically to drain matter out of a human. Nowhere in this passage does Yeshua state, or even insinuate, that unclean, non-food animals are now magically made into clean edible food animals. That was not his discussion or intention. He would never say that anyway, because that would be against Torah. So, please don’t make Yeshua into a Torah-breaker, or lawless worker of iniquity. Yeshua would never mock His Father, or His Father’s word in such a way.

 

So, what does defile a person? How do we defile ourselves? Out of our spirit, out of our spiritual mind, we think evil thoughts, speak evil words, look at evil things, and do evil deeds, this is what defiles us, as Yeshua explains in verses 20-23. It’s what comes out of our heart, mind, or soul that defiles us, by causing us to sin against Yahweh, our fellow man, and against ourselves. We are no different than the people in Yeshua’s day, our generation is just as degenerate as they were. We all need to repent of our evil sin and turn our lives over to Yeshua for salvation of our soul. Study the Word of Yahweh and let it wash your mind clean and receive the Holy Spirit to help you learn to live by the Spirit in Yahweh’s Kingdom. We all need His regeneration today!!

 

Yeshua stated this theme again, only a little differently, in Luke 6:45,The good man from the good treasure of his heart produces what is good, and the evil man from the evil treasure of his heart produces what is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” It’s alimentary, really.

 

Gene Benjamin II

June 15, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS – June 7 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. I highly recommend the computer Bible program, e-Sword, from Rick Meyers at www.e-sword.net, which is available for the PC, Mac, ipad, and iphone. You can download the e-Sword Bible module that I created, the Unlocked Literal Bible (ULLB.bblx) at www.biblesupport.com. Download the ULLB.mapx LOGO file also and install both together, at the request of the original content creators of the ULB over at http://www.unfoldingword.org.

2. I understand there is a similar app for the Android phone, called mySword, available in the Google Play Store. The brothers over at mySword, from RiverSoft Ministry, tell me that after communicating with me, they researched, found, downloaded, and created the ULB and UDB modules for mySword, that’s the Unlocked Literal Bible and Unlocked Dynamic Bible. The original Unlocked Literal and Dynamic Bibles were translated and created by the saints over at www.unfoldingword.org. The Unlocked Literal and Dynamic Bibles are released under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 4.0 International Public License, and are FREE to copy and share in any form or format, just give the proper attribution to unfoldingword.org. All the info is on their website. If you know ancient Hebrew, Koine Greek, and Aramaic, and have an interest in Bible translation, check out their website, they have tools and training!!

3. I would also like to introduce to you my version of the ULB in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI file formats for your e-book readers. The PDF file has a hot-linked table of contents, but the epub and mobi files are simple, non-professionally produced, for personal e-book reading. If you have the skills to produce professional e-books, I encourage you to make professional EPUB, MOBI, and/or PDF versions of the ULB and spread the Word around!! You would need my original .RTF file to make the conversions from. Just ask for it. And just give proper attribution to the good folks over at http://www.unfoldingword.org.

4. If you are really interested, I can email you my original word processing RTF file, where you can do your own editing, footnote making or note taking, Sacred Name changing, or whatever suits your fancy. From that RTF file, you can make your own e-Sword Bible modules. If you are interested in doing that, you can download the e-Sword Tooltip Tool NT program from www.biblesupport.com. It’s just a fancy word processor that converts text into e-Sword .bblx and other module formats.

5. For your information and studying pleasure, there are thousands of e-Sword and mySword modules available for FREE download from www.biblesupport.com. There are also lots of e-Sword modules available from right inside the e-Sword program from the download menu item. You can buy lots of other e-Sword modules from www.estudysource.com. If you download lots and lots of modules, you will want the e-Sword module installer, also available for download from www.biblesupport.com. E-Sword is simple and easy to use, yet powerful when you get more into it, but it always gives you easy and quick access to the Sword of the Spirit.

6. Also, I have a modified version of the ULLB.bblx module called the Unlocked Literal Bible-Sacred Name Version, where I stay faithful to the name Yahweh from Genesis through Revelation, Jesus is Yeshua, Christ is Messiah, etc. Also, I’ve done extensive correction to the chronologies in Genesis 5 & 11 based on the Septuagint and research from the brothers and sisters over at Associates for Biblical Research, http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2017/04/26/From-Adam-to-Abraham-An-Update-on-the-Genesis-5-and-11-Research-Project.aspx

Just email us if you’d like me to email you the continuously edited and updated version of the ULB-SNV.bblx for e-Sword.

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

(All Scripture is taken from the Unlocked Literal Bible – Sacred Name Version, e-sword module created by Gene Benjamin II)

Ephesians 6:10-20, “finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of Yahweh, so that you may be able to stand against the scheming plans of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. Instead, it is against the governments and spiritual authorities and rulers of the realm of evil darkness, against the evil spirits in heavenly places. 13 Therefore put on the whole armor of Yahweh, so that you may be able to stand in this time of evil, and after you have done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand, therefore, after you have put on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. 15 Then as shoes for your feet, put on the readiness to proclaim the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, by which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Yahweh. 18 With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit. With this mind, always be watching with all perseverance, as you offer prayers for all Yahweh’s holy people. 19 And pray for me, that a message might be given to me when I open my mouth. Pray that I might make known with boldness the hidden truth about the gospel. 20 It is for the gospel that I am an ambassador who is kept in chains, so that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.”

Your sword of the Spirit is perfect: Psalm 12:6, “The words of Yahweh are pure words, like silver purified in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.”

Your sword of the Spirit is truth: John 17:17,Set them apart by the truth. Your word is truth.”

Warning at the beginning of the Book, do not add to or subtract from the sword of the Spirit: Deuteronomy 4:2,You will not add to the words that I command you, neither will you diminish them, so that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your Almighty that I am about to command you.”

Warning in the middle of the Book, your sword of the Spirit is pure and inerrant: Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of the Almighty is tested; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 6 Do not add to his words, or he will discipline you, and you will be proved to be a liar.”

Warning at the end of the Book, your sword of the Spirit is prophetic: Revelation 22:18-19, “I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, Yahweh will add to him the plagues that are written about in this book. 19 If anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, Yahweh will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are written about in this book.”

The perfect sword of the Spirit perfects us: 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture has been inspired by Yahweh. It is profitable for doctrine, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

Keep your sword of the Spirit in the sheath when it comes to private interpretation: 2 Peter 1:20, “Know this first, that no prophecy is about one’s own interpretation.”

The sword of the Spirit is final and authoritative in earth and heaven: Isaiah 1:2, “Hear, heavens, and give ear, earth; for Yahweh has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, but they have rebelled against me.” Psalm 119:89, “Yahweh, your word stands forever; your word is established firmly in heaven.”

We humans resist obedience to the sword of the Spirit: Romans 8:7, “This is because the mentality of the flesh is hostile toward Yahweh, for it is not subject to Yahweh’s Torah, nor is it able to be.”

The sword of the Spirit is always in effect: Romans 7:1, “Or do you not know, brothers (for I am speaking to people who know about Torah), that the Torah controls a person for as long as he lives?” You cannot get away from the law, not in the physical realm, not in the moral realm, not in the spiritual realm.

The sword of the Spirit created everything and maintains everything: Isaiah 40:26, “Look up at the sky! Who has created all these stars? He leads out their formations and calls them all by name. By the greatness of his might and by the strength of his power, not one is missing.” Nehemiah 9:6,You are Yahweh. You alone. You have made heaven, the highest heavens, with all their host, and the earth and everything on it, and the seas and all that is in them. You give life to them all, and the host of heaven worship you.” Ecclesiastes 1:10, “Is there anything about which it may be said, ‘Look, this is new’? Whatever exists has already existed for a long time, during ages which came long before us.”

The sword of the Spirit will keep you from becoming a fool or worldly person: Romans 1:22, 25, “They claimed to be wise, but they became foolish. . . 25 It is they who exchanged the truth of Yahweh for a lie, and who worshiped and served the creation instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.”

The sword of the Spirit is scientific: Rom 8:20a,For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but of him who subjected it.” Everything was created from nothing, but then subjected to futility for the purposes of the Gospel. Job 26:8,He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, but the clouds are not torn under them.” Job 36:27-28, “For he draws up the drops of water that he distills as rain from his vapor, 28 which the clouds pour down and drop in abundance on mankind.” Jeremiah 33:22, “As the hosts of heaven cannot be counted, and as the sand of the seashores cannot be measured, it is like that I will increase the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who serve me.” Job 26:7, “He stretches out the northern skies over the empty space, and he hangs the earth over nothing.” Read Job 38. Isaiah 40:22, “He is the one who sits above the horizon (sphere) of the earth; and the inhabitants are like grasshoppers before him. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out as a tent to live in.” Job 22:14,Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he does not see us; he walks on the vault (sphere) of heaven.” Job 28:25,He made the force (weight) of the wind and parceled out the waters by measure.” Leviticus 17:11, “For the life of an animal is in its blood. I have given its blood to you to make atonement on the altar for your lives, because it is the blood that makes atonement, for it is the blood that atones for the life.” Yeshua shed His blood and gave His life for our lives, make your life count.

The sword of the Spirit is here for you to study: 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to Yahweh as one approved, a worker who has no reason to be ashamed, who accurately teaches the word of truth.”

Keep your sword of the Spirit sharp: Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of Yahweh is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword. It pierces even to the division of soul from spirit, and joints from marrow. It is able to know the heart’s thoughts and intentions.” How do you do that? By reading, meditating, praying, studying, and living your sword of the Spirit!!

Gene Benjamin II

May 30, 2017