Monthly Archives: August 2017

NO COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, UNTIL . . .

NO COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, UNTIL . . .

This is not my revelation. This comes from Tim McHyde over at https://escapeallthesethings.com Tim is the most balanced end times teacher that I’ve found. All Scriptures in this study are taken from my new Son Of Man Bible, e-Sword module.

 

You all are at least a little familiar with Revelation 18, Mystery Babylon’s destruction. We already know that America, the United States of America, is the mystery Babylon spoken of in Revelation 18. Tim has a keen eye in the Scriptures. How many economic collapse stories have you read, seen, or heard over the last 10-20 years? A dozen? A hundred? Well, relax, our economy is not going to completely collapse until the very day of America’s destruction. Where did Tim get his information?

 

Let’s read . . . Revelation 18:11-12, “The merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her (Mystery Babylon, USA), since no one buys her merchandise anymore12merchandise of gold, silver, precious stone, pearls, fine linen, purple, silk, scarlet, all kinds of scented wood, every vessel of ivory, every vessel made of most precious wood, bronze, iron, marble, 13cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves and human souls.”

 

See that one little timing word, anymore? The merchants of the world will be buying our junk right up until the day of our destruction, and we’ll be buying their junk, right up until that day. The Greek word for anymore is ouketi, which means no longer, no more, no further. So it looks like there is a cutoff day and hour for our economy, but it’s right at the end of America, the day we burn in one hour. So relax. You should have confidence in the economy until the day America burns.

 

The only way you won’t die the same day the Dollar dies, is to come out of America as Yeshua stated up in verses 4-5, “4Then I heard another voice from heaven say, “Come out from her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, and so that you will not receive any of her plagues. 5Her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and Yahweh has remembered her evil actions.” One of those two witnesses, or prophets from chapter 11, will show up and tell us where to go and how to get out of America. So relax, and wait for Yahweh to tell you when and how to get out.

 

Did you notice all those items listed that are being bought and sold in our economy until the end? Look at that last phrase, “slaves and human souls”. Well, we know there is a human trafficking problem in every nation of the world today. America has this slave trade going on, but what about human souls? Why is that separated from the word slaves? Who traffics in human souls? Well, if you don’t know, let me tell you plainly, the CHURCHES of America merchandise human souls, making money off of peoples’ religious wants and perceived needs. It always amazes me how specific Yahweh’s word is. Does Yahweh hit the nail on the head or what? I encourage all of you churches to stop making merchandise of Yahweh’s people, it’s going to cost you more than you will want to pay.

 

So, don’t worry about a total economic collapse in America. But instead, meditate, ponder, and pray about your own soul. Will you have the faith and trust in Yeshua to leave America when he tells you when, where, and how to run for cover? Trust Yeshua, don’t sweat it. Trust him to your very end, endure to your very end. That’s all he asks of you. Do not leave America until Yeshua tells you when to, where to, and how to do it.

 

Gene Benjamin II

August 16, 2017

COPYRIGHT AND SELLING YAHWEH’S WORD IS ETHICAL

COPYRIGHT AND SELLING YAHWEH’S WORD IS ETHICAL

BUT THERE IS A MORE EXCELLENT WAY

Yeshua instructed his disciples before sending them out in Luke 10; we read in verse 7, “Remain in that same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer is worthy of his wages.”

Paul had a lot to say in explaining how he and Barnabas lived: 1 Corinthians 9:3, 7-14, “This is my defense to those who examine me: . . . 7Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink milk from it? 8Do I say these things based on human authority? Does not the Torah also say this?

9For it is written in the law of Moses (in Deuteronomy 25:4), “Do not put a muzzle on an ox when it is treading out the grain.” Is it really the oxen that Yahweh cares about? 10Is he not speaking about us? It was written for us, because the one who plows should plow in hope, and the one who threshes should thresh in the expectation of sharing in the harvest. 11If we sowed spiritual things among you, is it too much for us to reap material things from you? 12If others exercised this right from you, do we not have even more? Nevertheless, we did not claim this right. Instead, we endured everything rather than be a hindrance to the gospel of Messiah. 13Do you not know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple? Do you not know that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? 14In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living from the gospel.”

 

The apostle Paul understood that Yahweh was speaking about humans in Deuteronomy 25:4 and quotes it again in 1 Timothy 5:18, “For the scripture says, “You shall not put a muzzle on an ox while it treads the grain,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages.”” Paul affirms in 1 Cor. 9 and 1 Timothy 5 that it is not only ethical, but ministers actually have the right to gain financial reward when we work in the ministry. Our creative work, like books, CDs, DVDs, movies, music, and even Bibles is automatically copyrighted the moment we create it. And it is ethical to sell these items as fund raisers for our ministry or to make wages for ministers, or to recover the costs of production. We simply choose like Paul and Yeshua, we’d rather endure all things rather than be a hindrance to the Gospel.

Paul sums up his thoughts in 1 Corinthians 9:15-18, “But I have not claimed any of these rights. And I do not write this so something might be done for me. I would rather die than anyone deprive me of this boast. 16For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I must do this. And woe be to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17For if I do this willingly, I have a reward. But if not willingly, I still have a responsibility that was entrusted to me. 18What 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.”

I have found a better way to release my creative works to the people. It’s called a “Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.” This license locks my works open and free and legally freed for eternity, so my friends in the mission fields all over the world may take my work and with complete legal freedom, “translate, adapt, build on, revise, redistribute, and use the resources as though they were their own, without restriction” (Tim Jore, TCC, page 154). If you are interested in learning more about the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, go to their website: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0

Tim Jore, in his free and legally freed ebook, The Christian Commons, explains this concept thoroughly. His ebook is available at: https://unfoldingword.org/tcc/ Unfoldingword.org is the creator of the Unlocked Literal Bible, which I am using as a base to create my Son Of Man Sacred Name Bible, which is released under the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. I believe this is the higher ground of Christian missions in the 21st century. Attribution-ShareAlike licensing can take the Gospel of Messiah faster, farther, cheaper, and better than the old paradigm found in the paper/print publishing based world that believers have used over the last 500 years. Copyrighted material may be sold, but Attribution-ShareAlike licensed works may also be sold. At least NOW, today, in the 21st century digital world, we have a choice on how to release our creative works. You may copyright your materials if you want to, but I believe we have chosen the more excellent way with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licensing.

Now I want to share some stats with you that I find fascinating and calculated myself. unfoldingword.org is a great Bible translation website, but I’ve come across another translation website: https://theseedcompany.org, they state that for every $35.00 donated, they can translate 1 verse of Scritpure. Well, in my endeavor to create my Son Of Man Bible e-Sword module, I discovered that there are over 31,150 verses in any given Bible. So, the cost of translating 1 Bible costs about $1,090,250.00. So, I’ve learned from Tim Jore at the Christian Commons and from others at unfoldingword.org that there are approximately 7,000 languages in the world. So, to fulfill the discipleship mandate to preach and make disciples of all people groups, it will only cost about $7,631,750,000.00 to translate one Bible into each of those 7,000 different languages. So, I’m now trusting Yahweh for an $8,000,000,000.00 donation to finish the Bible translations into 7,000 languages. I asked the Lord if I could use the remaining $368,250,000.00 in our ministry!! So, I ask you all to believe with me!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “May Yahweh bless you and keep you. 25May Yahweh make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. 26May Yahweh look on you with favor and give you peace.”’

Gene Benjamin II

August 8, 2017 AD

Ruach ha’Kodesh – One of the Divine Ones or a Non-sentient Force?

Ruach ha’Kodesh – One of the Divine Ones or a Non-sentient Force?

 

 

All Scripture taken from my new Son Of Man Bible, original work available at www.unfoldingword.org. Email me, and I’ll send a FREE copy to you. E-Sword Bible program available FREE at www.e-sword.net. The e-Sword Module Installer is also available at biblesupport.com for those wishing to download and quickly install several or dozens of e-Sword modules.

 

This is going to be a warning to teachers of Yahweh’s holy word. 1 Timothy 4:1-2, “Now the Ruach clearly says that in later times some people will leave the faith and pay attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons 2 in lying hypocrisy. Their own consciences will be branded.” Friends, we are in the last days, so do not be deceived by false teachers. It is time for you to know the Word of Yahweh for yourselves.

 

Over the last few years I’ve heard or read teachings on Ruach ha’Kodesh from those in the Messianic or Hebrew Roots movements. Some don’t believe Ruah ha’Kodesh is a member of the Divine Family. Some believe the doctrine of the trinity came out of the Catholic Church of Rome. So, is Ruach ha’Kodesh a real person or just a figment of some pope’s imagination? Is He just a mindless force or non-sentient power flying around the universe doing good? I believe the teachings reducing, demeaning, and trying to eliminate the divinity of the Ruach border on blasphemy of Ruach ha’Kodesh, the one sin that will damn anyone’s soul to hell. This post is not a complete Bible study on Ruach ha’Kodesh, nor is it a treatise on the doctrine of the Trinity, but let’s investigate some Scriptures and you all make up your own mind, as to whether or not the Ruach is in or the Ruach is out.

 

Zechariah 4:6,So he said to me, This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by my Ruach, says Yahweh of hosts.” (emphasis mine)

 

This verse differentiates the Ruach of the Almighty from force/might and power/vigor. This verse declares itself to be the Word of Yahweh. It’s pretty clear Yahweh doesn’t think Ruach ha’Kodesh is the same as force/might or power/vigor. In Zechariah 4:6 it’s Ruach minus might and Ruach minus power = job done.

 

Luke confirms Zechariah’s thought in Luke 1:35,The angel answered and said to her, “Ruach ha’Kodesh will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will come over you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of Yahweh.”

 

Luke makes it look like Ruach ha’Kodesh is distinct from force or miraculous power. He is actually described as the Creator of Yeshua HaMashiach. Come on folks, Ruach ha’Kodesh implanted the living seed of Yeshua, with complete Divine DNA, into Miriam’s womb. It looks to me like Ruach ha’Kodesh is a powerful, gracious, gentle, and discrete Doctor. Could a mindless force or non-sentient power do that? In Luke 1:35 it’s Ruach plus Yahweh’s power = job done.

 

Can a waterfall bear children? John 3:1-8, “Now there was a Pharisee whose name was Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 This man came to Yeshua at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher that came from Yahweh, for no one can do these signs that you do unless Yahweh is with him.” 3 Yeshua replied to him, “Truly, truly, unless someone is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of Yahweh.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” 5 Yeshua replied, “Truly, truly, unless someone is born of water and the Ruach, he cannot enter into the kingdom of Yahweh. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Ruach is spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it wishes; you hear its sound, but you do not know where it came from or where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Ruach.””

 

Notice how Yeshua distinguished the Ruach from the wind that blows. Ruach-led believers act similar to wind, but we are not wind and neither is Ruach ha’Kodesh. Just as we are distinct individuals separate from the wind, so is the Ruach.

 

May I ask you, how can you insult a tornado? Hebrews 10:29, “How much worse punishment do you think one deserves who has trampled under foot the Son of Yahweh, who treated the blood of the covenant as unholy—the blood by which he was sanctified—and insulted the Ruach of grace?”

 

How can you have fellowship with a hurricane? Philippians 2:1, “If there is any encouragement in Messiah, if there is any comfort from his love, if there is any fellowship of the Ruach, if there are any tender mercies and compassions,” 2 Corinthians 13:14, “May the grace of the Lord Yeshua Messiah, the love of Yahweh, and the fellowship of Ruach ha’Kodesh be with all of you.”

How can you blaspheme a tsunami? Mark 3:29, “but whoever blasphemes against Ruach ha’Kodesh will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” Luke 12:10, “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but to him who blasphemes against Ruach ha’Kodesh, it will not be forgiven.” Matthew 12:31-32, “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Ruach will not be forgiven. 32 Whoever speaks any word against the Son of Man, that will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against Ruach ha’Kodesh, that will not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.”

 

How can you grieve electro-magnetic energy? Isaiah 63:10, “But they rebelled and grieved his Ruach ha’Kodesh. So he became their enemy and fought against them.” I pray that 21st century Bible teachers are not grieving Ruach ha’Kodesh.

 

How can an earthquake speak or guide you into all truth? Ezekiel 3:24-25, “The Ruach came to me and stood me up on my feet; and he spoke with me, and said to me, “Go and shut yourself up within your house, 25 for now, son of man, they will place ropes upon you and tie you so you cannot go out among them.” Matthew 10:20, “For it is not you who will speak, but the Ruach of your Father who will speak in you.” Mark 13:11, “When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry about what you should say. For in that hour, what you should say will be given to you; it will not be you who speak, but Ruach ha’Kodesh.” John 16:13, 15, “13But when he, the Ruach of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak from himself. But he will say whatever he hears, and he will tell you things that are to come. . . . 15 Everything that the Father has is mine. Therefore, I said that the Ruach will take from what is mine and he will tell it to you.” Acts 1:16, “Brothers, it was necessary that the scripture should be fulfilled, that Ruach ha’Kodesh spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who guided the ones who arrested Yeshua.” Revelation 14:13, “I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Ruach, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them.””

Does a mindless force or non-sentient power even know what truth is? Can you quote what a thunderstorm speaks?

 

Look at that last phrase of John 16:13, “. . . he will tell you things that are to come.” RUACH HA’KODESH IS A PROPHET!!! Can a mindless force or non-sentient power do that? I think I could rest my case on this one sentence alone. But let’s keep plowing this field of good eating.

 

Can a lightning bolt teach you truth? Ruach ha’Kodesh is our teacher: Luke 12:12, “for Ruach ha’Kodesh will teach you in that hour what you should say.” John 14:26, “However, the Comforter—Ruach ha’Kodesh whom the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and he will remind you of everything that I said to you.”

 

Can a nuclear blast comfort you? John 14:16-17, 26, “And I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Comforter so that he will be with you forever— 17 the Ruach of truth. The world cannot receive him because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. . . . 26 However, the Comforter—Ruach ha’Kodesh whom the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and he will remind you of everything that I said to you.” John 15:26, “When the Comforter—whom I will send to you from the Father, that is, the Ruach of truth, who goes out from the Father—comes, he will testify about me.”

 

The words “another Comforter” in John 14:16 above could be written as “one other Comforter”. Ok, these verses above show that both Yahweh the Father and Yeshua the Son will send us Ruach ha’Kodesh as our Comforter, so Who is this One Other Comforter? Is there at least three persons in this Family of Divine Ones, or not? Personally, I believe there are seven, not just three persons, in the Godhead. I believe the Scriptures teach us that. Only three of the seven have been revealed to humans so far. What is so difficult about that to understand? Do a search and Bible study on the seven spirits of Yahweh, especially in Revelation (see Rev. 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6) and Isaiah 11. Would Yahweh keep secrets from his immature arrogant children? Read Revelation 10:3-4.

 

Take a quick look at that word “testify” in John 15:26. Here is Dr. Thayer’s first definition for this word, martureo: “to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration” (Emphasis mine). So you tell me, can a mindless force or non-sentient power “testify”?

 

Can you lie to an avalanche? Acts 5:3, “But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to Ruach ha’Kodesh and to keep back part of the price of the land?” Would an avalanche care if you lied to it? Would a tornado mind at all if you lied to it? Would a hurricane give a rip tide if you lied to it? Would a tsunami cry foamy tears if you lied to it?

 

Will a broiling sun intercede for you? Romans 8:26-27, “In the same way, the Ruach also helps in our weakness. For we do not know how we should pray, but the Ruach himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groans.

27 He who searches the hearts knows the mind of the Ruach, because he intercedes on behalf of the believers according to the will of Yahweh.”

 

Notice, Paul flat out plainly states that Ruach ha’Kodesh has a mind. That means He thinks thoughts with purpose and inclination. That means He can create things and solve problems. That means the Ruach can like or dislike things or people. I hope He likes you, ‘cause I know He likes me!!

Well folks, you make up your own mind, but this old student of the Scriptures has made up his mind, and I’ve never been a member of a Catholic church. Teachers of the word be careful to teach the truth of Yahweh’s word.

 

Gene Benjamin II

August 3, 2017