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Son Of Man Bible for e-Sword computer Bible program

Introducing my NEW, FREE, Son Of Man Bible module for the e-Sword computer Bible program, SOMB.bblx (for PC devices), and SOMB.bbli (for Apple devices). The Son Of Man Bible is based on the Unlocked Literal Bible, original work available at www.unfoldingword.org. Son Of Man Bible, copyright, 2017, by Gene Benjamin II, but is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International Public License.

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The Son Of Man Bible is my edition of a Sacred Name version of the Holy Scriptures. I have uploaded the SOMB.bblx to www.biblesupport.com, so you should be able to download it from there, just search for the Son Of Man Bible. The e-Sword Bible Module Installer is also available at biblesupport.com. I am not in the Apple ecosystem, so I have no way of confirming whether or not the Apple module works. Let me know, Apple fans.

Here’s a link to download the PC version: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZHV9rZ9sy8RT1n51V8waEbXaLhvz9KQ0ik

Here’s a link to download the Apple version: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZaV9rZuWH7dCv4U2HBQsH1kBjr6fGpi9fV

Gene Benjamin II, July 23, 2017

Hosea’s Third Day Prophecy

Hosea’s Third Day Prophecy

Gene Benjamin II

January 21, 2015 AD

(Updated July 19, 2017)

All Scripture is taken from my new Unlocked Literal Bible – Sacred Name Version, original work available at www.unfoldingword.org.

I’m sure you’ve heard some prophecy preacher or teacher talk about 2 Peter 3:1-4, but let’s review, because I want to show you that things have not stayed the same from the beginning of time: 2 Peter 3:1-4, “Now, I am writing to you, beloved, this second letter as a reminder to stir up your sincere mind, 2 so that you will recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command of our Lord and Savior given through your apostles. 3 Know this first, that mockers will come in the last days. They will mock and proceed according to their own desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his return? From when our fathers fell asleep, all things have stayed the same, since the beginning of creation.””

Let’s lay just a little groundwork first. Peter teaches us that 1,000 years is as a day to Yahweh and a day is as a thousand years. 2 Peter 3:8, “It should not escape your notice, beloved, that one day with Yahweh is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.” Peter got that concept from a prayer of Moses in Psalm 90:4, “For a thousand years in your sight are as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” So, let’s get that in our thinking first. One thousand human years is one day in the Heavenly Kingdom of Yahweh.

Another concept we need to understand from Scripture is that Yahweh’s calendar is based on a 30 day month, 360 day year. Read the story of Noah to confirm that, and the Book of Daniel and Revelation. The 42 months, 3 ½ years, and 1,260 days of the Great Tribulation all prove a 30 day month and 360 day year. Yahweh does not live by the Catholic Gregorian solar calendar, He lives by His own biblical calendar. So, at any time we expect an endtime astronomical event to adjust our calendar back to a 30 day month and 360 day year.

Another concept that many of us prophecy students adher to is that of the week of 7,000 years of human history. Each 1,000 years is a kingdom day in the human week of biblical existence. I believe we’ve come to the end of the 6th day and are entering the 7th day of the Millennial Kingdom and soon the reign of Yeshua on earth. The last 6,000 years of human government is coming to an end, and Yahweh’s 7th day of rest for 1,000 years with Yeshua on the throne in Jerusalem is soon to occur. Believers, it’s time to enter into His rest!!

In regards to Hosea’s third day prophecy: Hosea 6:1-2, “Come, let us return to Yahweh. For he has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us; he has injured us, but he will bandage our wounds. 2 After two days he will revive us; he will raise us up on the third day, and we will live before him. I want to share with you what Yahweh showed me a few years ago, but first a comment on the calculations. 2017 – 30 = 1,987 years have passed since Yeshua’s resurrection and ascension. So if Yahweh gives Israel 13 more years, that’ll bring us to 2029/2030. The calculations are correct, but Yahweh doesn’t use a Gentile calendar. Think this through, according to Hosea 6:1-2, we’ll be resurrected on day 3, not on day 2, so we cannot be raptured/resurrected before 2029/2030. A day 2 resurrection/rapture would break Scripture and prophecy.

But, Genesis, Daniel and Revelation teach us that Yahweh uses a perfect biblical prophetic calendar of 360-day years. 2,000 years of 360 days = 720,000 days. So, how does this work out on our Gregorian calendar? Modern computers and calendar programs sure have helped in tying down Scriptural events. You have probably heard of astronomers using Julian days to count all days back into the distant past. Well, I use a website www.abdicate.net that uses what they call Serial Day Numbers, or SDNs, to number all days back into the distant past.

Yeshua was crucified on Passover, Nisan 14, 30 AD, which was a Wednesday, April 3, 30 AD Gregorian (April 5, 30, Julian), serial day number 1,732,110. Exactly 3 days after being placed in the tomb, Yeshua was raised from the dead, at the end of Sabbath, right at sundown on April 6, 30 AD Gregorian, (or April 8, Julian), SDN 1,732,113. That evening at Yeshua’s resurrection began the day of Feast of First Fruits, Sunday, April 7, 30 AD Gregorian, or (April 9, Julian). Yeshua was resurrected on First Fruits, to fulfill prophecy (1 Corinthians 15:20, 23). So what? Well, on the First Fruits Sunday during Passover week (week of Unleavened Bread), the Hebrews begin their Omer count of 50 days unto the Feast of Shavuot, or Pentecost. The Jews celebrate Shavuot commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. We Hebraic roots believers in Messiah Yeshua, celebrate Pentecost as the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2, the BIRTH DAY of the Renewed Covenant Assembly of Yeshua HaMashiach!! Well, 50 days from Yeshua’s resurrection on Sabbath, April 6, 30 AD Gregorian, brings us to Sunday, May 26, 30 AD Gregorian, or (May 28, Julian), SDN 1,732,163. The Feast of Weeks, or Shavuot, is 7 Shabuas, or complete Sabbath weeks of 7 days each, then the next day, the 50th day, is ALWAYS on Sunday, the next day (a mini picture of the Jubilee cycle)!

So what? Well, add the 720,000 perfect prophetic TWO days (2,000 biblical years) to serial day 1,732,163 and you come to SDN 2,452,163. So what? Well, that day just happened to be Monday, September 10, 2001 AD!! The next day was September 11, 2001, the day that literally changed the history of the world, the Assembly, and biblical prophecy. September 11, 2001, was the first day of the 7th Millennium, and the beginning of judgment on America. It was the beginning of birth pains that Yeshua mentioned in Mt. 24:8. WE ARE NOW IN THE 3RD DAY of Hosea, so the Great Tribulation, Yeshua Advent 2.0 ©, and the rapture/resurrection of the saints can happen according to Yahweh’s perfect plan and on His calendar!!

When Yahweh showed me this, I was speechless. I could only cry and bless Him in my heart!

Hosea’s third day prophecy is also confirmed in the story of King Hezekiah’s sickness. 2 Kings 20:5, “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ’This is what Yahweh, the Almighty of David your ancestor, says: “I have heard your prayer, and I have seen your tears. I am about to heal you on the third day, and you will go up to the temple of Yahweh.””

Amen!! Come Master Yeshua! Bless you Father!

To double check the accuracy of this calendar calculator, let’s check the Sabbaths from last Shabbat, Saturday, July 15, 2017, SDN 2,457,950 minus Yeshua’s resurrection Sabbath, SDN 1,732,113 = 725,837 days difference divided by 7 days = exactly 103,691 Sabbaths since Yeshua’s resurrection!!

So, be awake, worship Yahweh our King, expect the Great Tribulation to break out anytime, look for Yeshua’s return!!

Is This The Time?

Is This The Time?

Gene Benjamin II

July 14, 2017

Yahweh won’t let me get past this peddling of the Gospel thing just yet. Paul told us that the things that happened to folks under the Old Covenant happened as examples for us, 1 Corinthians 10:6 and 11, “Now these things were examples for us, so we would not long for evil things as they did. . . . 11 Now these things happened to them as examples for us. They were written for our instruction—for us on whom the end of the ages has come.” So, let’s look at one story in 2 Kings 5 in my new ULB-SNV (original Bible work available at http://www.unfoldingword.org) and see what Yahweh wants us to learn to do or not to do in this chapter:

2Ki 5:1-27, “Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great and honorable man in his master’s view, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Aram. He was also a strong, courageous man, but he was a leper. 2 The Arameans had gone out raiding in bands and had taken a little girl from the land of Israel. She served Naaman’s wife. 3 The girl said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal my master of his leprosy.” 4 So Naaman went in and told the king what the little girl from the land of Israel had said. 5 So the king of Aram said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” Naaman left and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothes. 6 He also took the letter to the king of Israel that said, “Now when this letter is brought to you, you will see that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, so that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7 When the king of Israel had read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I the Almighty, to kill and to make alive, that this man wants me to cure a man of his leprosy? It seems he is seeking to start an argument with me.” 8 So when Elisha the man of the Almighty heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent word to the king saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and dip yourself into the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored; you will be clean.” 11 But Naaman was angry and went away and said, “Look, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of Yahweh his Almighty, and wave his hand over the place and heal my leprosy. 12 Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Can I not bathe in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 Then Naaman’s servants came near and spoke to him, “My father, if the prophet had commanded you do some difficult thing, would you not have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you to simply, ‘Dip yourself and be clean?’” 14 Then he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, obeying the instructions of the man of the Almighty. His flesh was restored again like the flesh of a little child, and he was healed. 15 Naaman returned to the man of the Almighty, he and all his company, and came and stood before him. He said, “Look, now I know that there is no Divine One in all the earth except in Israel. So therefore, please take a gift from your servant.” 16 But Elisha replied, “As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” Naaman urged Elisha to take a gift, but he refused. . (skip verses) . .19 Elisha said to him, “Go in peace.” So Naaman left. 20 He had traveled only a short distance, when Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of the Almighty said to himself, “Look, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean by not receiving from his hands gifts that he brought. As Yahweh lives, I will run after him and receive something from him.” 21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw someone running after him, he jumped down from his chariot to meet him and said, “Is everything alright?” 22 Gehazi said, “Everything is alright. My master has sent me, saying, ‘See, now there have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothes.’” 23 Naaman replied, “I am very happy to give you two talents.” Naaman urged Gehazi and tied two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothes, and laid them on two of his servants, who carried the bags of silver before Gehazi. 24 When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the bags of silver from their hands and hid them in the house; he sent the men away, and they left. 25 When Gehazi went in and stood before his master, Elisha said to him, “Where have you come from, Gehazi?” He answered, “Your servant went nowhere.” 26 Elisha said to Gehazi, “Was not my spirit with you when the man turned his chariot to meet you? Is this a time to accept money and clothes, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, and male servants and female servants? 27 So the leprosy of Naaman will be on you and your descendants forever.” So Gehazi went out from his presence, a leper as white as snow.”

It’s easy to see that Gehazi’s greed destroyed his life. But, if you’re a healing evangelist, should you charge money for healing someone? No, of course not. But is it ok to take an offering to support your ministry? Yes, of course. Why did Elisha refuse payment from Naaman? Because he didn’t want Naaman to think he could buy miracles from Yahweh. Yahweh’s miracles are a free gift to mankind. Naaman should have just thanked Yahweh for healing him. Why didn’t Elisha tell Naaman to go up to the Temple in Jerusalem and show himself to the priests, like Yeshua told the healed lepers in Luke 17:11-19? I don’t know, but someday we can ask him. I believe he didn’t make Naaman go up to the Temple because Naaman was a foreigner living outside of the land of Israel, the Israeli leper laws did not apply to him. Do you think Naaman will be in Yeshua’s kingdom? I believe he will. So, just be thankful to Yahweh for all his miracles and blessings. Gratitude is the best attitude.

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.”

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

The Third Sinner

The Third Sinner

(All Scripture will be quoted from the Unlocked Literal Bible – Sacred Name Version.)

You know the story, Cain was a farmer, Abel was a shepherd. Yahweh accepted Abel’s offering, but not Cain’s, because Cain did not bring the firstfruits of his field to Yahweh. Cain became angry and scowled at Yahweh. Just before Cain killed his younger brother Abel, Yahweh spoke these words to him: Genesis 4:7,If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin crouches at the door and desires to control you, but you must rule over it.” (See also Romans 6:1-14) Yahweh told Cain to rule over sin, not to let sin rule over him. Well, he chose not to do that, so he killed his brother, Abel.

Why did Cain not rule over the sin that was inside him? Because he did not have the Holy Spirit of Yahweh residing inside of him. Cain did not honor Yahweh, respect Yahweh, or worship Yahweh properly. Neither did he ask Yahweh how to rule over sin, nor did he ask for the Holy Spirit to help him rule over sin. Cain did not seek Yahweh or His Kingdom first!! What did the Apostle Paul say along these lines? Ephesians 5:18,And do not get drunk with wine, for that leads to reckless behavior. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,” Why does the Apostle Paul declare we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Because the Holy Spirit produces righteous fruit in our spirit, deep in our new nature. Read all of Galatians 5:16-25, but note verses 22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.”

The Holy Spirit in us is the power in us to overcome sin in our lives. He is our power Teacher who teaches us to live righteously by teaching us to just say no to sin and yes to Yahweh, His commands, and His kingdom of righteousness. We say yes to crucifying the sinful nature and He gladly crucifies us in the Spirit. He leads us in Yahweh’s path of righteousness. He is the power in us to resist the devil’s temptations. Read all of James 4:1-12, but note verse 7, “So submit to Yahweh. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Just so you know, Sunday, June 4, 2017, is the Feast of Shavuot, or Feast of Pentecost. It goes from sundown Saturday night through sundown Sunday. We’ve been counting off 7 Sabbaths towards this wonderful feast. We’re going to celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai in Arabia, and the giving of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after Yeshua’s resurrection!! Read Acts 2. Pentecost is the perfect time to submit to Yahweh, resist the devil, and ask the Father to fill you with His precious Holy Spirit! If you’ve never been filled before this is a great time to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and begin speaking in tongues. If the Holy Spirit already resides in you, ask Him to fill you up again! We need a new filling every day!! You don’t have to wait for the Feast of Pentecost to come around each year, be filled with the Holy Spirit right now!

NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS – PART 10

NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS

PART 10

Philippians 4:15 “And you know, too, Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I went out from Macedonia, not one Congregation shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Because even at Thessalonica you sent more than once to meet my needs. 17 I do not say this because I seek a gift, but I seek the fruits of the gospel multiplying to you. 18 But I have all things and more than enough; I have been filled, receiving from Epaphroditus the things from you, and it was welcomed as a fragrant perfume, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to Yahweh.”

Verse 17 in the King James reads, “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Years ago, when I first read verse 17, it blew my mind to discover that Yahweh keeps books on all humans! Did you think mankind invented the accounting industry? No, my friends, Yahweh is the Master Accountant. Yahweh invented accounting. He keeps a set of books on every one of us. His angels keep all kinds of records on all of us. There are no secrets in the Kingdom of Yahweh.

Up until just a few years ago, I only knew of one way to account for my financial and other gifts into Yahweh’s Kingdom. I was like everyone else, I wrote off my gifts, donations, and charitable contributions as an expense, literally posting my dollar amounts to an expense account in my personal finance software. Some believers even consider their donations into Yahweh’s Kingdom as tax-deductible gifts and write them off on their taxes. Yahweh showed me many years ago that this is incorrect thinking, worldly thinking, not Godly thinking.

Our contributions into Yahweh’s Kingdom should be reckoned as investments, FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS, not as expenses. Whether or not you use personal finance software, or an app, or just a good old fashioned pencil and paper financial system, you should create a charitable contributions ASSET account. Your donations to your church and other ministries is an investment in Yahweh’s eternal Kingdom. If you reckon your contributions as expenses instead of as investments, your kingdom Reward Of Inheritance (Col. 3:24) for that giving goes away from your life every year when you clear your expense accounts. Today, I encourage you to set up a charitable contributions investment asset account on your books of account. If you are not comfortable doing that yourself, ask your accounting professional, or tax person to help you. Just tell them you want to move your charitable giving from your P&L or Income Statement to your Balance Sheet. What a great opportunity to teach your accountant about Yahweh’s Kingdom ways! Yahweh’s Kingdom is permanent. Posting your giving to a permanent Kingdom Fire Proof Investment account is the way to give permanence to your giving. It will help you see your giving move from the temporal realm into the eternal spiritual realm of Yahweh’s Kingdom, where it multiplies into your future.

But guess what? Even if you give all your wealth into the Kingdom, and even if you win millions of souls for Yeshua, Yahweh still owes you nothing in return, but Yeshua is going to reward you. Mat 16:24-27 “Then Yeshua said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and let him bear his execution stake, and let him follow Me. 25 For whoever may desire to save his life will lose it. But whoever may lose his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what will a man be benefited if he should gain the whole world, but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give as an exchange for his soul? 27 For it is necessary for the Son of man to come in the glory of his Father. And then with his holy angels he will reward each man according to his work.” Rev 22:12 “And behold, I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according to his work.”

I do not say this because I seek a gift, but I seek the fruits of the gospel multiplying to you. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

 

References: Luke 16:2; Rom 14:12. See also Isa 40:10, 62:11; Mat 5:12, 10:41-42; Mar 9:41; Luke 6:35; 1 Cor 3:8,14; 1 Cor 9:17-18; Col 3:24; Rev. 11:18, 22:12.

NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS – PART 9

NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS

PART 9

Malachi 3:10-12 “Bring all the tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My Temple. And test Me now with this, says Yahweh of Hosts, whether I will not open the windows of the heavens for you and pour out a blessing until there is no sufficiency of room to store it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer for you, and he shall not destroy the fruit of your ground against you; nor shall your vine miscarry against you in the field, says Yahweh of Hosts. 12And all nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land, says Yahweh of Hosts.”

The biblical tithe is ten percent (10%). The tithe was a statute for the landowner, farmer, rancher, or business owner. The lowly wage earner was never required to pay a tithe. A wage earner makes no profit, so has no increase to tithe upon. So let’s say, as some believe and teach, the Law was done away with. If that is true, then the tithe was also done away with. Do the prosperity preachers ever consider that? But praise Yah, the Law was not, is not, and never will be done away with. If you study the tithe in the Old Testament, you will discover that tithing was around long before the Law was given at Mt. Sinai. Tithing is an eternal precept of Yahweh, not just a law of Moses.

Today, Yeshua wants us to give as much as we want to give. No limits. 2 Cor 9:6-15, “But remember this: the one sowing sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one sowing generously will also reap generously. 7 Each one as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or out of necessity, for Yahweh loves a cheerful giver. 8 And Yahweh is able to make all grace to abound toward you, that in everything, always having all self sufficiency, you may abound to every good work; 9 even as it has been written, “He has distributed liberally, He has given to the poor, His righteousness abides forever.” 10 Now He that supplies seed to the Sower and bread for eating, may He supply and multiply your seed and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 in everything you being enriched to all sincerity, which works out thanksgiving to Yahweh through us. 12 Because the ministry of this service is not only making up the things lacking of the saints, but also multiplying through many thanks-givings to Yahweh, 13 through the proof of this charitable service, they glorifying Yahweh by your freely expressed submission to the gospel of Messiah, and through your generosity you have become partakers with them and with all men; 14 and they offer prayer on your behalf with greater love, because of the overflowing grace of Yahweh which is on you. 15 But thanks be to Yahweh for His unspeakable free gift.”

So, let’s blow the lid off that 10% limitation tithe. We owe Yeshua everything, 110% at least!! We love Him with every fiber of our being, so let’s give a token back to Him through a worthy ministry. He loved us enough to die for us, so the least we can do is die to our selfish self and give as free people should! Bless His holy Name forever! Partner with us, folks. We’re going forward and upward in the Kingdom, and we would love to go with you into all the world. Let’s give our all for Yeshua! Freely you have received, freely give. Mat 10:8b.