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JUBILEE PER EZEKIEL

JUBILEE PER EZEKIEL

I recently mentioned that I hoped to talk/write about the Jubilee again soon. Well, this post is the next installment on Jubilee. Here’s the initial teaching in Leviticus 25:8-22, “You must count off seven Sabbaths of years, that is, seven times seven years, so that there will be seven Sabbaths of years, totaling forty-nine years. 9 Then you must blow a loud trumpet everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you must blow a trumpet throughout all your land. 10 You must set apart the fiftieth year to Yahweh and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It will be a Jubilee for you, in which property and slaves must be returned to their families. 11 The fiftieth year will be a Jubilee for you. You must not plant or conduct an organized harvest. Eat whatever grows by itself, and gather the grapes that grow on the unpruned vines. 12 For it is a Jubilee, which will be holy for you. You must eat the produce that grows by itself out of the fields. 13 You must return everyone to his own property in this year of Jubilee. 14 If you sell any land to your neighbor or buy any land from your neighbor, you must not cheat or wrong each other. 15 If you buy land from your neighbor, consider the number of years and crops that can be harvested until the next Jubilee. Your neighbor selling the land must consider that also. 16 A larger number of years until the next Jubilee will increase the value of land, and a smaller number of years until the next Jubilee will decrease the value, because the number of harvests the land will produce for the new owner is related to the number of years before the next Jubilee. 17 You must not cheat or wrong one another; instead, you must honor your Almighty, for I am Yahweh your Almighty. 18 Therefore, you must obey my decrees, keep my laws, and carry them out. Then you will live in the land in safety. 19 The land will yield its produce, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety. 20 You might say, “What will we eat during the seventh year? Look, we cannot plant or gather our produce.” 21 I will command my blessing to come upon you in the sixth year, and it will produce harvest enough for three years. 22 You will plant in the eighth year and continue to eat from the previous years’ produce and the stored food. Until the harvest of the ninth year comes in, you will be able to eat from the provisions stored in the previous years.

There may be a few other Scriptures that have some teaching on the Jubilee, but Leviticus 25 gets you into the basic teaching. When searching the Scriptures, you don’t see that the Hebrew or Israelite or Jewish people ever really celebrated the Jubilee Year per Yahweh’s command.

Yahweh gave me a revelation about Jubilee back in the spring of 2009, right around the turn of the new year. I was beginning or continuing my studies in sacred chronology, biblical chronology, so I was reading in Ezekiel. Ezekiel 1:1-2,In the thirtieth year (of the 50-year Jubilee Cycle), the fourth month, and the fifth day of the month, it came about that I was living among the captives by the Chebar Canal. The heavens opened, and I saw visions of the Almighty. 2 On the fifth day of that month, it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin,” Notice, I added the phrase in parentheses “of the 50-year Jubilee Cycle”. That is the revelation that exploded in my head when I read “In the thirtieth year” in Ezekiel 1:1. I will try to insert my spreadsheet showing that I have this 5th year of King Jehoiachin tied to 594 BC. Don’t worry about the year at this point, it will be important later. When the Lord showed me that revelation about Ezekiel’s thirtieth year, I was off in the Spirit for several days, I was not useful to anyone for awhile. I was just meditating and contemplating that Scripture for several days. It was an awesome time with Yahweh and Yeshua. Many students and scholars have tried to explain what Ezekiel meant by the 30th year phrase. Some say it was his birth year, some say it was 30 years from finding the Torah scroll during Josiah’s reign, some thought it might be the 30th year of Jeremiah’s ministry. Nothing fits, except the 30th year of the Jubilee Cycle, as I will show you later in this post. It just resonates in your spirit once you get the revelation.

Now you have to get the context of Ezekiel’s life at the time he wrote this Scripture. He was in captivity, in exile, in Babylon, 500 miles from Jerusalem. He had to be discreet in his writings, prophecies, and teachings. If he had said or written something the Babylonians did not like, they would have killed him.

Ezekiel was a priest, the son of a priest, he knew the Jubilee Cycle! He was literally tracking the Jubilee Cycle on his personal calendar. Possibly, that was his job back at the Temple in Jerusalem. We’ll have to ask him when we meet him! This is pretty amazing, considering that no one else in the world seems to have known then when the Jubilee was, or knows today, when the next Jubilee year will occur. The priests were meticulous in their Temple and Feast calendar work. Ezekiel didn’t just mention the Jubilee here in chapter 1 verse 1 and 2, but he mentioned it in several places with Scriptures that we biblical chronologists call synchronizations. Ezekiel literally marked his book with time synchronizations tied to the captivity year of King Jehoiachin. Notice verse two begins in the 5th year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity. That means Ezekiel and King Jehoiachin were taken in what is known as the Second Deportation in 598 BC, or year 1 of King Jehoiachin’s captivity. Go read Esther 2:5-6 and you will see that Mordecai and possibly baby Esther were taken when Ezekiel and King Jehoiachin were taken to Babylon! We won’t pursue that study today, but it’s a fascinating one.

Let’s begin in 598 BC with 2 Chronicles 36:9-10,Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh. 10 In the spring, after the beginning of the new year, King Nebuchadnezzar sent men and brought him to Babylon, with the valuable things from the temple of Yahweh, and made Zedekiah, his relative, king over Judah and Jerusalem.” and let’s continue with 2 Kings 24:12,and Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, his mother, his servants, his princes, and his officers. The king of Babylon captured him in the eighth year of his own reign.”

As we proceed through time, we come to the twelfth year of King Jehoiachin and Ezekiel’s captivity in Ezekiel 33:21,It happened in the twelfth year, on the fifth day of the tenth month of our captivity, that a fugitive came to me from Jerusalem and said, “The city has been captured!”” This verse identifies the first fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in the summer of 587 BC. This messenger, Ezekiel calls him a fugitive, ran or hiked the 500 miles from the summer of 587 BC and reached Ezekiel in the 10th month, on the 5th day with this sad news that Jerusalem had been captured by the Babylonians. This translates to the 37th year of the Jubilee Cycle.

Many students and scholars put the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in 586 BC. I use 587 BC because I read one of the best studies on chronology ever done by one Dr. Rodger C. Young. He proved 587 BC from several directions, so that’s good enough for me. It’s a solidly proven year, so I use it.

Let’s continue down our timeline and see the next Scripture, Ezekiel 40:1,In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity at the beginning of the year (Rosh Hashanah) on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was captured, on that same day, the hand of Yahweh was upon me and he took me there.” Notice the two synchronizing passages in this one verse. We see the 25th year of their captivity is tied to the 14th year of Jerusalem’s capture and destruction! Counting down our timeline from 587 BC, that brings us to 574 BC, and the 50th year in the Jubilee Cycle, the JUBILEE YEAR!!

Notice that Ezekiel states he’s at the beginning of the year. In the Hebrew, it literally says Rosh Hashanah. When a Jew says Rosh Hashanah on the 10th day of the month (Yom Kippur), he’s identifying the Jubilee year!! A normal Rosh Hashanah is on the first day of the month, so we know Ezekiel is telling us this is the Jubilee Year, and it matches our timeline exactly! This verse, Ezekiel 40:1, is the only verse in the entire Tanach that states the phrase Rosh Hashanah. I cannot find it anywhere else in the Scriptures! That’s not a coincidence, it’s a point Ruach HaKodesh and Ezekiel were trying to make. Ezekiel literally was making the Jubilee announcement in chapter 40, verse 1. It only took about 2,601 years to get that message into my head. This was my 17th attempt at a Jubilee Timeline. 2601 divided by 17 = 153 fishes! (John 21:11) I finally had my net full to the breaking point!

If we follow this timeline down to the 20th century, we see that according to Ezekiel there was no Jubilee in 1947-48, or in 1967-68. No big deal, those were still significant times for Israel. Nobody has known the Jubilee Cycle since Ezekiel’s time.

If we follow this timeline down to the 21st century, we see that the next Jubilee Year will be in 2027 AD. That means Yeshua could possibly return in 2026 AD, a Shemitah year and 49th year in the Jubilee Cycle, to announce the Jubilee year in 2027, the 50th year. That is an exciting prediction. Recently, Tim McHyde of www.escapeallthesethings.com mentioned he’s leaning toward 2026 as a real possibility for Messiah’s return. I hope I live that long, but that is exciting news. It’s exciting because we are coming to the Deadline folks. We’re coming to the end of all these things. My wife keeps saying we’re in the end at the end. Well, she’s my wife, and she has to be right, right?

Time is running out. Get your life right with Yahweh today. Ask him to forgive you for all your sins and to wash you in the blood of Yeshua. Yeshua will be here in the blink of an eye. I pray we will all be ready to meet him!

Gene Benjamin II

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Building, Developing, Programming the Beast

Building, Developing, Programming the Beast

Let’s begin with Scripture that speaks a little about the Beast: Revelation 13:1-18, “Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads. (Hmm, not human) On its horns were ten crowns, and on each of its heads was a blasphemous name. (Hmm, not human) 2 This beast I saw was like a leopard. Its feet were like a bear’s feet, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. (Hmm, not human) The dragon (Satan) gave his power to it, and his throne, and his great authority to rule. 3 One of the beast’s heads appeared to have been killed, but its fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. (multiple heads, not human. Possible video game creature?) 4 They also worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast. They worshiped the beast, too, and kept saying, “Who is like the beast?” and “Who can fight against it?” (neuter gender in the Greek, it’s an it, not human) 5 The beast was given a mouth that could speak proud words and blasphemies. It was permitted to exercise authority for forty-two months. (most humans are born with a mouth to speak, this is not a human) 6 So the beast opened its mouth to speak blasphemies against Yahweh: blaspheming his name, the place where he lives, and those who live in heaven. (IOT devices, smartphones, and computers can speak today, so who’s teaching them to blaspheme?) 7 The beast was permitted to wage war with the believers and to conquer them. Also, authority was given to it over every tribe, people, language, and ethno-linguistic nation. (Who gives a non-human machine authority to war against believers and non-believers?) 8 All who live on the earth will worship it (neuter gender in Greek, not human), everyone whose name was not written, since the creation of the world, in The Book of Life, which belongs to the Lamb, who had been slaughtered. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him listen. 10 If anyone is to be taken into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is a call for patient endurance and faith for those who are holy. 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, and it spoke like a dragon. (horns, not human) 12 It (probably not human either) exercised all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and it (probably not human either) made the earth and those who live on it worship the first beast, the one whose lethal wound had been healed. (self-healing machine?) 13 It (probably not human either) performed mighty miracles. It (probably not human either) even made fire come down on the earth from heaven in front of people. (given supernatural demonic powers?) 14 By the signs it was permitted to do, it deceived those who lived on the earth. (deceived by an AI machine?) It (probably not human) told them to make an image in honor of the beast that had the sword wound but lived. 15 It (probably not human) was permitted to give breath to the beast’s image so that the image would even speak and cause all who refused to worship the beast to be killed. (A third beast? Wow, hard to wrap my head around breathing machines.) 16 It (probably not human) also forced everyone, unimportant and mighty, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. 17 It was impossible for anyone to buy or sell unless he had the mark of the beast, that is, the number representing its name. (it, not human) 18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast. For it is the number of a human being. Its number is 666.” (it, not human)

So, how is it possible for a non-human machine to have a number of a human? Or, better yet, why would a non-human machine have a number of a human? Maybe, the number identifies the programmer of the Algorithm? Or, maybe the machine is so life-like AI, that it has been given citizenship and required to get a human identification number? Saudia Arabia has already done that: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/10/29/saudi-arabia-which-denies-women-equal-rights-makes-a-robot-a-citizen/?utm_term=.d317583ecd08

Up until this week, for 45 years, I’ve believed the Anti-Messiah, the Beast, was a human. I don’t believe that any longer. I believe the Beast will be an AI robotic machine algorithm. It will be nothing more than a computer program, an app. Unfortunately, it will be malware forced onto every digital device in the world and outer space, all connected over the internet. How it beats us up and gets us killed, I’m not sure I want to know. It could be a radio burst or some other 5G type electronic wave emission that fries our brains.

Want to watch a creepy video? Go onto Facebook.com. Search for “Jillian Blackwell PageOne”. Look at the video where she asks the Google Home device to tell her who is Allah, Buddha, Brahman, New Age, Jesus Christ, Jesus. It explains most terms, but doesn’t even understand the terms Jesus Christ or Jesus!! That sounds like blasphemy to me.

You may want to go onto www.trunews.com also and sign up for a free account. They’re over at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Yesterday, on the DirectTV Trunews segment we watched a video clip of a humanistic Israeli guy, Dr. Yuval Harari, telling of the ultimate Algorithm that is being developed that will rule us all. It will have implants into humans to monitor our feelings, thoughts, physical vitals, etc. and tell us more about our selves than we could ever want to know. A real scary fellow. I couldn’t find the clip on their website, so I can’t put a link here. Sorry. Dr. Harari’s talk may eventually show up on his website: http://www.ynharari.com. It may show up on the World Economic Forum’s website eventually also, www.weforum.org.

Folks, they’re building the Beast today, right now, as we breathe. Brainy computer programmers are creating an algorithm that will easily fulfill the requirements of the Revelation 13 Beast. Anyone know a geek with an online identity, or avatar, or call sign, or screen name of 666? You may want to unfriend, or distance yourself from that person, or thing. You may be able to solve the riddle of verse 18, if you can find the name of the lead programmer on this AI ALGORITHM project. There could be hundreds, if not thousands, of programmers writing many algorithms that will be included in the Beast Algorithm. Enjoy the challenge.

 

The Deadline – Part 1

The Deadline – Part 1

All Scripture taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.bblx e-Sword computer Bible module, available at http://www.biblesupport.com.

All prophecy teachers have a timeline that they teach from and are trying to perfect and workout as the end of time draws ever closer. I can’t see into the future, so I’m not real good at timelines, but I have looked at dozens of men’s timelines over my last 45 years of walking with Yeshua. I must admit that I too have a timeline, but not just one, I have 16 timelines, and not one of them is perfect or very predictive at this time. I haven’t spent time with my chronology timelines lately as I’ve been a little busy publishing three electronic Bibles. Since Yahweh’s year is drawing to a close in a couple months, I’m going to dip my toe in the prophetic waters and look at some scriptures to see if we can discern where we are on His timeline. But did you know Yahweh has a Deadline? Yahweh’s deadline is the Yeshua Advent 2.0. He has to send Yeshua back to earth soon, that’s Yahweh’s Deadline. Yahweh is running out of time. The people on earth are running out of time.

 

If you want to read some solid and well-balanced end-time prophecy studies, may I suggest you read Tim McHyde’s website: www.escapeallthesethings.com. Sign up for his email newsletters. He has a timeline. Another guy that has a good timeline is Stephen Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. You can find Pastor Anderson on youtube.

 

Matthew 24:1-5, “Yeshua went out from the temple and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered and said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone will be left on another that will not be torn down.” [prophecy fulfilled in 70 AD] 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? What will be the sign of your coming [Yeshua Advent 2.0] and of the end of the age?” 4 Yeshua answered and said to them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name. They will say, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will lead many astray.”

1 – We see that the first end-time clue that Yeshua gives is massive worldwide deception. I believe that this has been happening over the past 25-30 years already. The mainstream media has turned from telling news to promoting political propaganda. Everything you hear on mainstream media today is carefully scripted propaganda from the globalist elite. If you don’t believe that, you already prove Yeshua’s first point about the end-times, you are deceived. That word deceive in the Greek is a fascinating word, it has three meanings. It means to cause to roam from safety, truth, and virtue. Over this last generation, the world has clearly roamed from safety in Yahweh, the truth of Yahweh, and the morality of Yahweh. If you don’t believe that, then you are deceived, proving again Yeshua’s first point. All lost pagans are deceived and most of Yahweh’s professing children are deceived. I believe Yeshua’s first point is firmly established in our world today. Deception is the bedrock condition of our society.

2 – So, let’s look at Yeshua’s second point in Matthew 24:6, “You will hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not troubled, for these things must happen; but the end is not yet.” Since World War II, the United Nations has caused or been involved in well over 250 wars, in one generation. America has not been involved in or won a war since WWII. Our military is now just a global police force working for the global elite. The world-wide deception runs deep. Our military does not and has not fought for American freedom since World War II. The deception is quite complete. But notice Yeshua said the end is not yet.

So, is there a war or wars that we can look at that will begin the end-times? Several are listed in Scripture. Tim McHyde points to the Psalm 83 war. That is a Middle East war of Muslim nations plotting and attacking Israel. Israel has been in this war for about 70 years already, and it will only get worse. The next round could devastate Israel.

One battle that stands out in this end-time is the Isaiah 17:1 nuking of Damascus. That hasn’t happened yet either, though Damascus today is pretty close to a heap of ruins, due to the Syrian civil war. This could be part of the Psalm 83 war.

Another battle that comes to mind concerns Egypt. See Ezekiel 29:1-16. As far as any historians know, Egypt has never been uninhabited for forty years in all human history, yet. That sounds like nuclear or chemical or biological warfare. That could be part of the Psalm 83 war also.

The Gog Magog wars are coming also, see Ezekiel 38-39. Tim McHyde has a great study on these wars. I tend to agree with Tim in that the Ezekiel 39 war is the soon-coming Gog Magog war. Ezekiel 38 is the Gog Magog war coming 1,000 years from now.

I like the war talked about in Daniel 8. Let’s read through it: . . . Dan 8:1-27, “In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar, I, Daniel, had a vision appear to me, after the one that appeared to me at first. 2 I saw in the vision, as I was looking, that I was in the fortified city of Susa in the province of Elam. I saw in the vision that I was beside the Ulai Canal. 3 I looked up and saw before me a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal. One horn was longer than the other, but the longer one grew more slowly than the shorter and was passed up in length by it. 4 I saw the ram charging west, then north, and then south; no other animal could stand before him. None of them was able to rescue anyone out of his hand. He did whatever he wanted, and he became great. 5 As I was thinking about this, I saw a male goat come from the west, who went across the surface of the whole earth, running fast, not seeming to touch the ground. The goat had a large horn between his eyes. 6 He came to the ram who had two horns, I had seen the ram standing on the bank of the canal, and the goat ran toward the ram in a powerful rage. 7 I saw the goat come close to the ram. He was very angry at the ram, and he hit the ram and broke off its two horns. The ram was powerless to stand before him. The goat knocked him down to the ground and trampled on him. There was no one who could rescue the ram from his power. 8 Then the goat became very large. But when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in its place four other large horns grew up that pointed toward the four winds of the heavens. 9 Out of one of them grew another horn, little at first, but which became very large in the south, in the east, and in the land of beauty. 10 It became so large as to engage in war with the army of heaven. Some of that army and some of the stars were thrown down to the earth, and it trampled on them. 11 Until the commander of the army made himself greater than he (the little horn), and the commander will offer the continual burnt offering, and the commander will perfectly purify the place of his (Messiah’s) sanctuary. 12 Because of rebellion, the army will be given over to the goat’s horn, on account of the continual burnt offering. The horn will throw truth down to the ground, and it will succeed in what it does. 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking and another holy one answering him, “How long will these things last, this vision about the burnt offering, the sin that brings destruction, the handing over of the sanctuary, and heaven’s army being trampled on?” 14 He said to me, “It will last for 2,300 evenings and mornings (that’s a little over 6 years and 4 months on a 360 day year/30 day month prophetic calendar). After that the sanctuary will be put right.” 15 When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I tried to understand it. Then there stood before me one who looked like a man. 16 I heard a man’s voice calling between the banks of the Ulai Canal. He said, “Gabriel, help this man understand the vision.” 17 So he came near where I stood. When he came, I was frightened and prostrated myself on the ground. He said to me, Understand, son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.” 18 When he spoke to me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face to the ground. Then he touched me and made me stand up. 19 He said, See, I will show you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time for the end. 20 As for the ram you saw, the one that had two horns, they are the kings of Media (Iraq) and Persia (Iran). 21 The male goat is the king of Greece (the West). The large horn between his eyes is the first (or #1) king. 22 As for the horn that was broken, in the place of which four others arose, four kingdoms will arise from his ethno-linguistic nation, but not with his great power. 23 At the latter time of those kingdoms, when the transgressors shall have reached their limit, a grim-faced king, one who is very intelligent, will arise. 24 His power will be great, but not by his own power. He will be amazing in what he destroys; he will act and succeed. He will destroy powerful people, people among the holy ones. 25 By his craftiness he will make deceit prosper under his hand. He will become great in his own mind. He will unexpectedly destroy many people. He will even rise up against the King of kings, and he will be broken, but not by any human hand. 26 The vision about the evenings and mornings that has been told is true. But seal up the vision, for it refers to many days in the future. 27 Then I, Daniel, was overcome and lay weak for several days. Then I got up, and went about the king’s business. But I was appalled by the vision, and there was no one who understood it.”

I certainly don’t understand all of it, either, but we do see that this vision is for the end of time, close to the deadline, at the time of wrath, which occurs at the end of the Great Tribulation. Some nation, like America, is going to fly across the ocean and attack Iraq and Iran. We attacked Iraq in 1990 and again in 2003. Any moment now, we will see a war between America and Iran. Our Western Allies may be involved also. We have seen a partial fulfillment of this vision in our attacks on Iraq. We are waiting for the other combat boot to drop on Iran. Iran is going to do something soon to enrage America. Watch and pray for this war to happen soon.

 

REPAIRING THE BREACH

REPAIRING THE BREACH

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John 10:33-36, “The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for any good work, but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are making yourself Divine.” 34 Yeshua answered them, “Is it not written in your Torah, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of Yahweh came, and the scripture cannot be broken, 36 do you say to him whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of Yahweh’?”

Now here is an example af a Scripture that CANNOT be broken, Matthew 1:17, “All the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah fourteen generations.

So, what does that mean? We should see fourteen generations in the genealogy in Matthew 1:1-16, just before this verse 17, which cannot be broken. This scripture is not broken, but appears to be broken in verse 16, because of poor translations over the last 1,900 years. Let’s quote it from the SOMB, Matthew 1:16, “Jacob was the father of Joseph the father of Miriam, by whom Yeshua was born, who is called Messiah.” Most translators place this Joseph of verse 16 in the same generation as Miriam, by interpreting the verse to say Joseph was Miriam’s husband, but the word does not say husband, it merely says man in the Greek. It simply means an adult male person. You have to translate the word according to the context. The context of verses 16-17 prove that this Joseph was Miriam’s Father, adopted Father, or a type of Kinsman-Redeemer. But if you place this Joseph of verse 16 in the same generation as Miriam, by making him Miriam’s husband instead of Miriam’s father, you break the count of generations in verse 17, which Yeshua Himself said you cannot break Scripture. So, this Joseph of verse 16 must be a generation older than Miriam, and must be her natural father or adopted father or a kinsman-redeemer type father figure. This Joseph of verse 16 should have been and was the rightful uncrowned King of Israel in his generation.

Let’s go to Matthew 1:12-16 and count out the generations in the last set of 14 generations the way most translators have counted them out for the last 1,900 years in the left column. The corrected genealogy is in the right column.

1 – Shealtiel                                                          1 – Shealtiel

2 – Zerubbabel                                                     2 – Zerubbabel

3 – Abiud                                                              3 – Abiud

4 – Eliakim                                                            4 – Eliakim

5 – Azor                                                               5 – Azor

6 – Zadok                                                             6 – Zadok

7 – Achim                                                             7 – Achim

8 – Eliud                                                               8 – Eliud

9 – Eleazar                                                           9 – Eleazar

10 – Matthan                                                      10 – Matthan

11 – Jacob                                                           11 – Jacob

12 – Joseph and Miriam                                      12 – Joseph, father of

13 – Yeshua or Jesus                                          13 – Miriam, virgin mother of

                                                                           14 – Yeshua or Jesus

See how the popular poor translations break verse 17? There are only 13 generations from the return from Babylonian exile to Yeshua, if that man Joseph is Miriam’s husband. I propose and fixed my Son Of Man Bible translation to reflect that this Joseph must be Miriam’s father or adopted father or a kinsman-redeemer father to Miriam. If we do not correct the simple genealogy according to context, we break verse 17, which Yeshua said we cannot do. Miriam simply married a man with the same common name as her earthly father, her Daddy’s name was Joseph, and her husband’s name was Joseph! 1,900 year old problem solved! Now tell your pagan friends to quit bashing the Word of Yahweh. There are no contradictions in the Scriptures! Matthew 1:1-17 is Miriam and Yeshua’s genealogy.

Do you need more proof? Look at Luke 3:23-38, that is Joseph, husband of Miriam’s genealogy. Husband of Miriam, Joseph’s father’s name was Heli or Eli, where in Matthew 1, we see the father of Miriam, that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob. Luke 3:23-38 is husband Joseph and adopted Yeshua’s genealogy. If those two Josephs were the same man, the father would have had the same name in both genealogies. But what we have is two separate genealogies from the two parents of Yeshua. Matthew 1 reveals Miriam’s genealogy, where Yeshua inherits the Kingship naturally. Luke 3 reveals husband Joseph’s genealogy, where Yeshua inherited the birthright legally, by adoption.

Miriam was in fact the uncrowned Queen of Israel. Yeshua could have been rightfully crowned as King of Israel, and we know the people wanted to do that (see John 6:14-15). All the people knew Yeshua was the next King of Israel, that’s why the religious leaders wanted to destroy Him, but Yeshua knew it was not the right time! As we plainly see in Scripture, Yeshua’s earthly genealogy, through both earthly parents, was common knowledge. He is the King of Israel and very soon we get to crown Him King of all kings and Lord of all lords and attend His coronation ceremony!! I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too.

 

Let My Father’s Word Go – Again!

Let My Father’s Word Go – Again!

Gene Benjamin II, Teacher, Blogger, Editor, Publisher

As I’ve told you before, the e-Sword computer Bible program is my favorite computerized Bible study tool. The PC version is available for FREE from www.e-sword.net. As far as I know, there is still a small fee for the Apple version. I found two versions of Bibles at www.unfoldingword.org that I could look at, read, use, download, etc. One they call the Unlocked Literal Bible (ULB), from which I built my Son Of Man Bible module, the other is called the Unlocked Dynamic Bible (UDB).

I recently uploaded the latest edited versions of the Unlocked Dynamic Bible, Version 11, UDB.bblx (PC devices) and UDB – APPLE.bbli (Apple devices) e-Sword Bible program modules, including their word processing .rtf files. All of my FREE e-Sword Bible modules are available for download from www.biblesupport.com by the time you read/see/or hear this announcement (set up a FREE account so you can download files). Once you’re up on www.biblesupport.com, just do a search for the “Unlocked Dynamic Bible 11 to get the UDB, just do a search for the “Unlocked Literal Bible 9” to see the ULB and the SOMB, the Son Of Man Bible.

I will continue editing the Unlocked Dynamic Bible in the future, but it is available today on www.biblesupport.com. If anyone would like to have the RTF word processing files for making your own e-Sword module(s), they are now also available on http://www.biblesupport.com. Just remember, you will need to download and install the e-Sword ToolTipTool NT program to build e-sword Bible modules, available also at biblesupport.com. Just imagine using a word processing Bible in your personal study time!! Just remember to make backup copies of your Bible modules/documents and only work off of copies.

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To understand the power and freedom of the Attribution-ShareAlike license, read Tim Jore’s ebook, The Christian Commons over at www.unfoldingWord.org/tcc. Tim, in his free and legally freed ebook, explains this concept thoroughly. Unfoldingword.org is the creator of the Unlocked Dynamic Bible, version 11, which I used as a base to create my derivative work, 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.

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Some FREE e-Sword modules are available from right inside of the FREE e-Sword Bible program, click on the download menu. Thousands of additional FREE e-Sword modules are available from www.biblesupport.com. Other e-Sword modules are for sale on estudysource.com

The .rtf Bible files can be opened in just about any word processor I know of. Save the file into a .docx file and it will be compressed from 17MB down to less that 3MB! I even loaded the .docx file onto my wife’s Android phone and brought it up in the Polaris Office app. It looks beautiful and is readable!

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CONSPIRACY THEOLOGY

CONSPIRACY THEOLOGY

I was sitting at my computer this morning, reading and editing. I was in Acts 5 and noticed the story of Ananias and Sapphira:

Acts 5:1-11,Now a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property, 2 and he kept back part of the sale money, his wife also knew it, and brought the other part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 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? 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your control? How is it that you thought of this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to Yahweh.5 Hearing these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard it.

6 The young men came forward and wrapped him up, and they carried him out and buried him. 7 After about three hours, his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much.” She said, “Yes, for so much.” 9 Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Ruach of Yahweh? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 She instantly fell down at his feet, and breathed her last, and the young men came in and found her dead; they carried her out and buried her by her husband. 11 Great fear came upon the whole congregation, and upon all who heard these things.”

Ananias and Sapphira broke the 8th and 9th Commandments and died instantly upon the exposure of their sin. Exodus 20:15-16,15 You must not steal from anyone. 16 You must not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Ananias and Sapphira were thieves by keeping back part of the money for the sale of their property, and then lied like they were giving the whole value of the sale to the Congregation. Apparently, Yahweh considers Ruach Ha’Kodesh our neighbor, after all, He lives right inside of us. He’s our closest neighbor. Peter and the Ruach were the two people needed to condemn them, but these guys were bearing false witness against the real estate agent, the mortgage company, the title company, the Godhead, city elders, and the congregation of Yeshua.

Ananias and Sapphira could have just brought 10% of the value as a tithe, or the 10% tithe plus the 20% monetary conversion value, for a total value of 30%, and then everything would have been just fine. But they wanted to pretend like they were giving the full 100% of the value of the sale. Quite deceitful. It cost them their lives.

 

Here’s the point of this post. Notice the timing of this event. It’s AFTER Yeshua died, was buried, rose and ascended to the right hand of the Father. It’s AFTER Pentecost, these two thieves and liars were Ruach-filled believers. If the 8th and 9th Commandments were nailed to Yeshua’s execution stake, why were they condemned to death for their evil deeds? Weren’t they supposed to be under grace? In today’s congregational scenario, these two liars and thieves would have been allowed to say I’m sorry, go home and get the rest of the cash and bring it back to the congregation, and they would have been restored to full fellowship as real givers to the ministry, with no reverence or respect for Yahweh’s Law or word whatsoever!! Let’s just move on to the next program!

Here’s Moses’ Law regarding witnesses: Deu 19:15-21,One sole witness must not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any matter that he sins; at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, must any matter be confirmed. 16 Suppose that an unrighteous witness rises up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing. 17 Then both men, the ones between whom the controversy exists, must stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days.

18 The judges must make diligent inquiries; see, if the witness is a false witness and has testified falsely against his brother, 19 then must you do to him, as he had wished to do to his brother; and you will remove the evil from among you. 20 Then those who remain will hear and fear, and will from then on commit no longer any such evil among you. 21 Your eyes must not pity; life will pay for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”

Apparently, what Ananias and Sapphira did warranted the full penalty of the Law, even though they were under grace!!

Proverbs confirms the Law in: Proverbs 19:9,A false witness will not go unpunished, but the one who breathes out lies will perish.” Proverbs 21:28a,A false witness will perish,” Proverbs 29:24,One who shares with a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse and says nothing.”

Here’s what Zechariah said in regards to the flying scroll, Zechariah 5:3-4,Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole land, for every thief will be cut off from now on based on what it says on the one side, while everyone who swears a false oath will be cut off based on what it says on the other side, according to their words. 4 “I will send it out, this is the declaration of Yahweh of hosts, so it will enter into the house of the thief and into the house of the one that swears falsely by my name. It will remain in his house and consume its timber and stones.””

Ananias and Sapphira cursed themselves. The Torah, the Law of Yahweh still stands today. The only laws that I can think of that were nailed to His execution stake were the penalty of eternal death and the ceremonial laws for Temple service. The penalty of eternal death is the ordinance that was against us. That is what Paul was speaking of.

The Law of Yahweh simply teaches us how to love Him and how to love our neighbor.

HANG IT ALL

HANG IT ALL

All Scripture taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.bblx e-Sword Bible module.

Matthew 22:34-40,But when the Pharisees heard that Yeshua had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. 35 One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him, 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Torah?” 37 Yeshua said to him, “‘Selflessly divinely love Yahweh your Almighty with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second commandment is like it, ’Selflessly divinely love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang the whole Torah and the prophets.”

Yeshua states it quite plainly that that there are two great commandments upon which all the Law of Yahweh depends, or hangs. When Jews talk about the Torah and the prophets, they mean the entire Tanach, the entire Old Testament. Love undergirds all of Yahweh’s Word. All of His word is expressed through divine love and can only be obeyed through divine love.

Notice what this Scripture does NOT say. It does NOT say the Tanach, the Torah and the Prophets, is done away with. Loving Yahweh and loving our neighbor are the two foundational precepts that the entire Kingdom of Yahweh is built upon. All of Yahweh’s Word, from Genesis to Revelation is built upon these two basic principles of divine love. Loving Yahweh and loving mankind is the fundamental KEYRING upon which ALL the keys of ALL Scripture hang.

John 14:15,If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” NO commandment is excluded.

One of the main purposes we have the Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha’Kodesh: Ezekiel 36:24-28, “I will take you from the ethno-linguistic nations and gather you from every land, and I will bring you to your land. 25 Then I will sprinkle pure water on you so you will be purified from all of your impurities, and I will purify you from all of your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and a new spirit in your innermost parts, and I will take away the heart of stone from your flesh. For I will give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will set my Ruach in you and enable you to walk in my statutes and keep my decrees, so you will do them. 28 Then you will inhabit the land that I gave to your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your Almighty.”

Holy Spirit is in us to help us obey our Father’s laws.

DO NOT THINK

DO NOT THINK

All Scripture taken from the SOMB.bblx e-Sword Bible module, the Son Of Man Bible.

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.”

Early in Messiah’s ministry, He stated plainly, He commanded plainly, in the New Testament scroll, that His followers are to: “DO NOT THINK” that He came to do away with the Law or any of the Old Testament, the Tanach. That command closes the door on any such discussion on any idea that the Old Covenant or Tanach or Law of Yahweh or Torah has been done away with. The only people that open such a discussion are those who DISOBEY this simple command of their Master, Redeemer, Savior and supposed Lord, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, Jesus Christ.

The only people I know of who obey this simple New Testament command of Yeshua are the Hebrew Roots people. The only people I know of who DISOBEY this simple command are so-called Christian greasy grace believers.

Here’s some of the definition for that word “destroy”: to dissolve, disunite

a. (what has been joined together), to destroy, demolish

b. metaph. to overthrow i.e. render vain, deprive of success, bring to naught

1. to subvert, overthrow 1b

c. of institutions, forms of government, laws, etc., to deprive of force, annul, abrogate, discard

Yeshua said that is what HE DID NOT COME TO DO. Instead, He said He came to fulfill the entire Law of Yahweh, the entire Tanach. Some of the definition of the word fulfill: 1. to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full

a. to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally

1. I abound, I am liberally supplied

2. to render full, i.e. to complete

a. to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim

b. to consummate: a number

1. to make complete in every particular, to render perfect

2. to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)

c. to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise

1. of matters of duty: to perform, execute

2. of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish

3. to fulfil, i.e. to cause God’s will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment

Yeshua is truly a skandalon, a stumbling block to all humans. Yeshua raised the bar on morality so high that no fallen human can keep His word. We must humble ourselves and obey this simple command and stop wasting precious time arguing over such matters. Paul said the Law is holy, righteous, and good and we must use it lawfully. We use the Law to show sinners that they are sinners and are in dire need of the Savior. No one can obey all the nitty gritty Law of Yahweh, that’s why we need Yeshua to save us. But the 10 commandments, the eternal moral Law of Yahweh can never go away. If it did, the universe would blow apart.

I love our freedom in Yeshua and the simple list made by the first council of the congregation of Yahweh in Acts 15:29,that you turn away from things sacrificed to idols, blood, things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, it shall be well with you. Farewell.”

Stay clear of idolatry, don’t eat the blood in your fresh meat, don’t eat animals that have been strangled, or improperly killed, and stay away from sexual immorality. Most Christians, especially Amerikans today, stumble over this simple list of instructions.

We pray for all believers to confess their sin, repent of their sin, and to continue to seek Yahweh’s kingdom, before it’s too late.

DEBT – Strong’s # 4855, 4859

DEBT – Strong’s # 4855, 4859

All Scripture is taken from my Son Of Man Bible; the e-Sword SOMB.bblx module is available from www.biblesupport.com. Set up a free account on biblesupport.com, then do a search for “Unlocked Literal Bible 9”. The Son Of Man Bible will be listed on that page. The SOMB is built from the ULB 9. The FREE and legally FREED Son Of Man Bible is also now available in a simple word processing file, available for all digital devices. The FREE e-Sword Bible program is available from www.e-sword.net. E-Sword is available on PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Apple users, you have to pay a small download fee, but e-Sword and the Son Of Man Bible are worth it. The Unlocked Literal Bible is authored and hosted by http://www.unfoldingword.org.

The Ruach just showed me this morning that debt is Satan’s counterfeit prosperity. In reality, it is bondage, which Yahweh would never put on anyone.

Romans 13:7-8, “Pay to everyone what is owed to them: tax to whom tax is due; toll to whom toll is due; respect to whom respect is due; honor to whom honor is due. 8Owe no one anything, except to love one another. For he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Torah.” If you are in debt, pay your way back out, let Yahweh bless you to pay it off, expect a miracle. Follow Yahweh’s principles of financial success. Sow your financial seed into good ministries, like ours!! And expect a hundredfold return on your planting. Pray over your giving and expect Yahweh to increase you.

Proverbs 22:7, “Rich people rule over poor people and one who borrows is a servant to the one who lends.” By taking out bank loans or using credit cards, we end up serving the international banksters. In this verse, the Hebrew word for borrow and lend is the same Hebrew word! Talk about a play on words. They are opposite ends of the same sharp stick. The rich man has the money to loan out, the poor man always needs money, that’s why they get hooked into taking loans or succumb to the temptation of using credit cards. The real need to is to grow up and follow Yahweh’s word and ways. If you do take out a loan, sow some of the proceeds into a good ministry, like ours!! Expect Yahweh to return to you an over abundance, pressed down, shaken together, and running over!

Psalm 37:21, “The wicked person borrows but does not repay, but the righteous person is generous and gives.” Never take out a loan without the good, moral intention to pay it back. DO NOT use a credit card if you have no intention of paying it back, that is wickedness. You will curse yourself and bring Yahweh’s judgment upon yourself.

Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve Yahweh and wealth.” Avarice, treasure, riches, personified or deified and opposed to Yahweh. Folks, this is a boundary Scripture, choose ye today whom ye will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh. This is an absolute truth, you CANNOT serve wealth and Yahweh at the same time. It’s one or the other. Make up your mind whom you will serve. My suggestion, grow up and follow Yahweh, the Giver of life eternal.

Ecclesiastes 5:5, “It is better not to make a vow than to make one that you do not carry out.” If you contract to pay back a loan, do it. If you promise, fulfill your promise. If you make an agreement to accept money from a lender, make sure you pay it back. That should be your full and whole-hearted intention. If you don’t think you’ll be able to pay it back, refuse to take the money!! Grow a backbone and just say no to loans of any kind!

Proverbs 21:5, “The plans of the diligent lead only to prosperity, but everyone who acts too quickly comes only to poverty.” Think before borrowing or using the credit card. Do you really need the item, or is it really just another want? The quick way out is not always the righteous way out. Impulse buying will get you into trouble. Be filled with the Ruach and do not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Self-control is one of the fruits of Ruach Ha’Kodesh.

Proverbs 13:11, “Wealth dwindles away when there is too much vanity, but the one who makes money by working with his hands will make his money grow.” Here’s the English Brenton Septuagint: “Wealth gotten hastily with iniquity is diminished: but he that gathers for himself with godliness shall be increased. The righteous is merciful, and lends.” Compound interest is one way to grow wealth, another way is to donate into the Kingdom. Giving into the Kingdom of Yahweh is how you guarantee your financial future. I believe our ministry is a good ground ministry, try us out and trust Yahweh to return a hundredfold harvest back to you! Pray over your giving.

Deuteronomy 15:6, “For Yahweh your Almighty will bless you, as he promised you; you will lend to many ethno-linguistic nations, but you will not borrow (take a pledge from them); you will rule over many ethno-linguistic nations, but they will not rule over you.” Borrow is the same word as lend in the Hebrew, # 5670. This verse may be saying to lend without taking anything as a pledge of repayment or witness to the transaction. In other words, just give away the money or item to the nations!! We are to become the pawn shop owners of this planet, but we are not to take people’s goods as a pledge that they’ll pay us back. Just give them the money they need and let them keep their pledge!! Own the pawn shop, but take no property to stock your shelves, only have a full safe full of Yahweh’s money to give away! This is truly walking in Yahweh’s blessing. Be a banker that gives money away. Be a loan shark that gives money away. Be a pawn shop owner that gives money away. That is what this verse is saying. Only a person blessed by Yahweh will be able to fulfill this verse.

Proverbs 17:18, “A man having no sense makes binding promises and becomes responsible for his neighbor’s debts.” In other words, do not co-sign other people’s loans or promissory notes. Do not become surety or guarantor of other people’s debt. It is a fool’s folly.

Deuteronomy 28:12, “Yahweh will open to you his storehouse of the heavens to give the rain for your land at the right time, and to bless all the work of your hand; you will lend to many ethno-linguistic nations, but you will not borrow.” This blessing is contrasted with the want, lack, and poverty shown in Deut. 28:44, which causes one to borrow, especially at interest. (Deut. 28:44, “He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him; he will be the head, and you will be the tail.”) Again, the word lend and borrow are the same in the Hebrew, but it’s word # 3867. In other words, give to others without any obligation on their part of having to pay it back!! Freely give! No obligation, no pledge, no witness, no record of the transaction, no accounting!! The angels are doing Yahweh’s accounting of your finances in heaven.

Proverbs 22:26-27, “Do not be one who strikes hands in making a pledge, or who puts up security for debts. 27If you lack the means to pay, what could stop someone from taking away your bed from under you?” Do not co-sign loans for friends or family!! Debt here means a loan with interest, or usury. As we’ve already said, do not become surety or responsible for other people’s loans or financial obligations.

Proverbs 11:15, “Whoever guarantees a loan for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but the one who hates giving a pledge in that kind of promise is safe.

Deuteronomy 15:1-2, “At the end of every seven years, you must cancel debts. 2This is the manner of the release: Every creditor will cancel that which he has lent to his neighbor; he will not demand it from his neighbor or his brother because Yahweh’s cancellation of debts has been proclaimed.” Release the debt, drop the exaction of repayment. This is the theme of the seventh year, the Shemitah! Every nation on earth needs this law on the books, at the national, state, and local level.

Proverbs 6:6-8, “Look at the ant, you lazy person, consider her ways, and be wise. 7It has no commander, officer, or ruler, 8yet it prepares its food in the summer and during the harvest it stores up what it will eat.” Sow and reap, prepare and harvest. There is no harvest without preparing the soil, sowing the seed, and cultivating the field, i.e. pulling the weeds, etc. We cultivate by praying over our gifts and sowing. Sow, pray, and trust Yahweh with the harvest. It’s all supernatural.

Proverbs 27:12, “A prudent man sees trouble and hides himself, but the naive people go on and suffer because of it.” This means to foresee into the future of the path you’re on. Learn to watch, discern, and pray about everything.

Proverbs 27:23-24, “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks and be concerned about your herds, 24for wealth is not forever. Does a crown endure for all generations?” Be a good steward of what Yahweh gives you. He is the Owner, we are the servants. Pay attention to your business and to Yahweh’s business. No guarantee that you will keep your wealth, so sow your financial seed wisely.

1 Corinthians 16:2, “On the first of the weeks counting toward Pentecost, each of you is to put something aside and store it up as you are able. Do this so that there will be no collections when I come.” SAVINGS. Save up for future needs. Save up cash, so you won’t have to borrow or use credit cards in the future. Yahweh’s economy is a cash-based economy. Deal with it, live with it.

Psalm 112:5, “It goes well for the man who deals graciously and lends money, who conducts his affairs with good judgment.” This good man will be blessed as he extends grace and favor to his fellow man. Learn to be a giver.

Ecclesiastes 5:10, “Anyone who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, and anyone who loves wealth always wants more. This, too, is vapor.” The love of money or wealth will get you into trouble. How do wealthy people get more? Many borrow or use credit cards!! Listen to other meanings of that word for wealth: noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, roar, murmur, sound. That does not sound like a peaceful life to me.

Hebrews 13:5, “Let your conduct be free from the love of money. Be content with the things you have, for Yahweh himself has said, “I will never leave you, nor will I forsake you.”” Contentment in Yahweh is great gain. I’ll take peace, wellness, and wholeness, or shalom, any day over the love of wealth.

Matthew 6:31-33, “Therefore, do not be anxious and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or, ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘What clothes will we wear?’ 32For the ethno-linguistic nations search for these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first the kingdom of Yahweh and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you.” Don’t worry, you can’t change anything by worrying. Let go and let Yahweh have control of your life. He’ll take good care of you. TRUST Yahweh with your life.

Philippians 4:11-13, “I am not saying this because I am in need. For I have learned to be content in all circumstances. 12I know what it is to be poor, and I also know what it is to have plenty. In every way and in all things I have learned the secret of how to be well-fed or to be hungry, and how to have an abundance or to be in need. 13I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Relax, you’re in good hands. Be content and walk humbly with your Creator, whether you are rich or poor. Life does not consist of what you possess. Life is a lot more than stuff.

Exodus 22:14, “If a man borrows any animal from his neighbor and the animal is injured or dies without the owner being with it, the other man must surely make restitution.” You break it, you buy it. If you mess up or destroy other’s property, make it right.

Deuteronomy 28:1, “If you listen carefully to the voice of Yahweh your Almighty so as to keep all his commandments that I am commanding you today, Yahweh your Almighty will set you above all the other ethno-linguistic nations of the earth.” It is better to be above than beneath. We want to be the head not the tail. We want to be the lender, not the borrower. You do not want to be the servant of international banksters.

1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people who desire it have been misled away from the faith and have pierced themselves with much grief.” Loving money will lead you away from loving Yahweh and Yeshua. Loving money can cause you to lose your soul. What are you willing to do for money? Can you be bought? Can you be tempted with money? A mature believer is not tempted by money.

Luke 14:28, “For which of you, who desires to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to calculate if he has what he needs to complete it?” Having it means you’ve raised the capital, not borrowed, or used credit cards, you’ve saved for it. This thought is concluded in verse 33, “So therefore, any one of you who does not give up all that he has cannot be my disciple.” You don’t own debt, it owns you. You usually can’t give up debt, it can keep you from following Yeshua. You become an indentured servant to the lender.

Proverbs 13:22, “A good person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous person.” This is a different form of wealth, it means strength, ability, force, army, might. All the financial power that sinners possess today is reserved for us, the righteous. We’ll get it all someday. We inherit the kingdom, not the sinners.

Matthew 5:42, “Give to anyone who asks you, and do not turn away from anyone who wishes to borrow from you.” Here, the giving and borrowing are two different words. Give freely from yourself. The borrower here is taking out a loan with interest, hopefully not with usury. Usury is an exorbitant amount of interest, like you find with credit cards and payday loans. They should be outlawed. Learn to be a gracious giver.

Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin are death, but the free gift of Yahweh is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.” With our sinful wealth all we’ve earned is death. Without Yahweh’s gift of eternal life, it doesn’t matter whether or not we’re rich or have earned any wages of any kind in this world. It’s all for naught without Yeshua. By sinning you earn wages, which when paid, is death. Instead, repent of your sin and work for Yahweh, His reward is much greater, it’s life forevermore!! You make the choice, do you want to work for the worldly, devilish Return On Investment or do you want to be a believer who works toward Yeshua’s Reward Of Inheritance? One ROI is Satan’s counterfeit prosperity, one ROI is Yahweh’s eternal reward. Pick one. Choose life.

DEBT – TO ASK, TO BORROW

TO ASK, TO BORROW

I came across a quote from a Christian website, www.crosswalk.com, accessed Nov 4, 2017, teaching about debt and the Christian: “That it is a sin to be in debt. Like mentioned above, it is not God’s best for us, but the Bible does not say that it is a sin.

There are no instances in the Bible where God provides through a loan. He provided for His people in many ways but loans were not one of them. That is something to think about next time you get tempted to reach for the credit card.

I have never heard anyone say that there is no instance in the Bible of Yehovah providing through a loan, so I meditated on that statement as I went to sleep the other night. Within seconds, Ruach Ha’Kodesh reminded me of the story of Elisha and the Widow’s oil in 2 Kings 4:1-7, “Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets came crying to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared Yehovah. Now the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2So Elisha said to her, “What can I do for you? Tell me what do you have in the house?” She said, “Your servant has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil.” 3Then Elisha said, “Go out to ask for jars from your neighbors, empty jars. Ask for as many as possible. 4Then you must go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all those jars; set aside the jars that are full. 5So she left Elisha and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her, and she filled them with oil. 6When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another jar.” But he said to her, “There are no more jars.” Then the oil stopped flowing. 7Then she came and told the man of the Almighty. He said, “Go, sell the oil; pay your debt, and live with your sons on the rest.”

The ask here, Strong’s # 7592, means: Original: שׁאל שׁאל

– Transliteration: Sha’al

– Phonetic: shaw-al’

– Definition:

1. to ask, enquire, borrow, beg

a. (Qal)

1. to ask, ask for

2. to ask (as a favour), borrow

3. to enquire, enquire of

4. to enquire of, consult (of deity, oracle)

5. to seek

So, we see that this word sha’al means to ask, inquire, request, borrow, seek. It is used many times for believers to seek Yehovah. He wants us to ask Him, not the devil, or try to ask of dead people, or spirits. It does not mean to borrow with the intent to return. It means to ask for, request something. Think of the children of Israel at the Exodus, they borrowed from their Egyptian neighbors, thus plundering them. They had no intention of giving the stuff back later. This word just means to ask or request, not really borrow as we understand the word borrow to mean, with the intent to return to the owner later. The Hebrew wording of this passage seems to indicate that the widow’s sons were to ask for empty jars that were not being used by their neighbors any longer, maybe old jars lying around in storage, no longer useful to the owner of the jar.

The widow inquired of the prophet of Yehovah. She followed his instructions and was blessed to be able to pay off her debt. Elisha never condemned her for being in debt.

Yehovah knows his children will get into debt. It’s not ideal, it’s not a sin either. That’s why he made a way out every seven years, in the year of the Shemitah. Cancellation of all debts. It was a national law for Israel. Unfortunately, we greedy Americans have never implemented this great law in America, to our shame and detriment. Someone needs to ask VP Pence for this law, demand this law, to be added to our national commerce laws.

We are not to loan to fellow believers and charge them interest. We also are not to take out loans, if at all possible. Luke 6:35, “But love your enemies and do good to them. Lend expecting nothing in return and your reward will be great and you will be sons of the Most High, for he himself is kind toward unthankful and evil people.” Yeshua means for us to give to everyone, expecting not to get paid back. That’s a kingdom loan. A gift.