Category Archives: Discipleship

Basic discipleship teachings from my Bible College professors.

ANNOUNCEMENT – LATEST UPLOAD TO WWW.BIBLESUPPORT.COM

ANNOUNCEMENT

LATEST UPLOAD TO WWW.BIBLESUPPORT.COM

I’ve just recently uploaded the latest edited versions of the Unlocked Literal Bible, ULB.bblx e-Sword module and my personal favorite, the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.bblx e-Sword module, a Sacred Name version. I also converted and uploaded the Son Of Man Bible, somb.bbli e-Sword module for Apple devices. All three Bibles should be available for download by the time you read/see/or hear this announcement. If you do a search for “Son Of Man Bible” on biblesupport.com, it may not appear. Just do a search for the “Unlocked Literal Bible”. The Son Of Man Bible modules should appear in the list below the Unlocked Literal Bible, since they are built off of the ULB.

If you do not have the latest FREE e-Sword computer Bible program for PC, Rick Myers just updated it to Version 11.1, so go to www.e-sword.net to download the latest program. I don’t know if the Apple program is updated, but it still costs $9.99, because Rick has to pay a fee to Apple to host his program on the Apple Store or iTunes.

I also store the module files on pCloud.com, here’s the link for the PC Son Of Man Bible: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZQMDy7ZPpY3vX0lOsbGsqQ8KGsezSrjWJ8V

Here’s the link for the Son Of Man Bible, Apple version: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZBMDy7Zzf5k9tA9Y1XDIT9w18rNAXnfylKX

I may or may not be editing the Unlocked Literal Bible any more, but it is available on http://www.biblesupport.com. I will focus on my Son Of Man Sacred Name Bible instead. If anyone would like to have the .rtf word processing file for making your own e-Sword module, just write me at anapto2 (at) gmail (dot) com. Just remember, you will need to download and install the e-Sword ToolTip Tool NT program to build e-sword Bible modules, available also at biblesupport.com.

I have had a request to work on the Unlocked Dynamic Bible from www.unfoldingWord.org. I’m still praying about that. You cannot imagine how much work it is to build an e-Sword Bible module from a PDF document file! I appreciate your prayers in this regard.

I will post this announcement on my blog at https://ourdailydrink.wordpress.com so you can copy the pCloud links. I will also try to get the links posted in the description box below this video.

The Bibles are FREE (except for the Apple e-Sword program), but if you want to make donations to help with this work, you can send money via Paypal to my wife’s account at marner.campbell@gmail.com, or mail a check or money order to Fill My Cup Ministries, Int’l, P.O. Box 414, Canon City, CO 81215.

My e-Sword Bible modules are FREE and legally FREED for your personal or commercial use. The Lord just showed me how to use them for fund raising for Fill My Cup Ministries International. If you would like a personalized family e-Sword Bible module, you can send in a donation of $500.00 or more, and I will make you a customized legacy family Bible to give to your parents, children, spouse, grandchildren, etc. For a $750.00 donation I will make a family legacy Bible module for both sides of your family. For a $1,000.00 donation, I will make a family legacy Bible module for all four of your grandparent family lines. Just send me the family names you wish me to use. You can request the Unlocked Literal Bible version, or the Son Of Man Bible version. The Unlocked Literal Bible is a conservative Christian version of Scripture, the Son Of Man Bible is a Sacred Name, Messianic, Hebraic Roots version of Scripture. Once you have a copy of your own family legacy e-Sword Bible module, you can share it with everyone in your family, all your friends, and all your church members. You are free to share them on social media. So, let me know the following:

1 – Which version you want

2 – Which device, PC or Apple

3 – Family names

Unlike paper based Bibles, these Bibles will last in computer storage until Yeshua returns. If He allows us to keep our computer or digital toys, they will last for at least the 1,000 year reign of Messiah on earth.

Thank you and Yahweh bless each of you!!

Gene Benjamin II, Editor

Let My Father’s Word Go!

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COPYRIGHT AND SELLING YAHWEH’S WORD IS ETHICAL

COPYRIGHT AND SELLING YAHWEH’S WORD IS ETHICAL

BUT THERE IS A MORE EXCELLENT WAY

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

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

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

 

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

Paul sums up his thoughts in 1 Corinthians 9:15-18, “But I have not claimed any of these rights. And I do not write this so something might be done for me. I would rather die than anyone deprive me of this boast. 16For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I must do this. And woe be to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17For if I do this willingly, I have a reward. But if not willingly, I still have a responsibility that was entrusted to me. 18What then is my reward? That when I preach, I may offer the gospel without charge and so not take full use of my right in the gospel.”

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

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

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

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

Gene Benjamin II

August 8, 2017 AD

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Gene Benjamin II

August 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Copy of the Torah

The Copy of the Torah

All Scripture is taken from my new Son Of Man Bible, the SOMB.bblx, e-Sword module, available on www.biblesupport.com. E-sword is available at e-sword.net.

Exodus 24:12, “Yahweh said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay there. I will give you the polished tablets of stone and the Torah and commandments that I have written, so that you may teach them.”” There is no mention of a monetary transaction or contract for money, it looks like Yahweh is promising a gift to Moses and the children of Israel.

Exodus 31:18, “When the Almighty had finished talking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him two polished tablets of covenant decrees, made of stone, written on by his own hand.” When Yahweh actually handed the polished tablets of the 10 commandments to Moses, no money exchanged hands. Yahweh did not charge any fee, no price could suffice, for his holy commandments. Unfortunately, right after this, the children of Israel fell in the golden calf incident. Moses was so angry he threw down the tablets and broke them. You know the saying, you break it, you buy it.

Well, Moses still didn’t have to buy the broken Torah tablets, but he did have to hew out his own new stone tablets and polish them!! That may have taken a couple days. Exodus 34:1, “Yahweh said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first tablets. I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets, the polished tablets that you broke.” Go ahead and read all of chapter 34 of Exodus, Yahweh didn’t charge for the 10 commandments or the polished stone tablets, but make no mistake, they cost Moses, but it was well worth the cost!! What sweet fellowship he had with Yahweh. I challenge you to do a word search for “tablets” and see all the references to the tablets of the 10 commandments and how many times Moses repeated that Yahweh gave the 10 commandments to him and the children of Israel. It was the summary of the covenent, kept in the Ark of the Covenant. Neither Yahweh nor Moses ever sold the Torah to anyone. Neither Yahweh nor Moses are hucksters or peddlers of Yahweh’s word.

40 years later, Moses was speaking instruction regarding Israel’s future kings:

Deuteronomy 17:17-20, “He must not take many wives for himself, so that his heart does not turn away. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold. 18 When he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he must write for himself in a scroll a copy of this Torah, from the Torah that is before the priests, who are Levites. 19 The scroll must be with him, and he must read in it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to honor Yahweh his Almighty, so as to keep all the words of this Torah and these statutes, to observe them. 20 He must do this so that his heart is not lifted up above his brothers, and so that he does not turn away from the commandments, to the right hand or to the left; for the purpose that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, among Israel.”

 

Notice, the kings of Israel were to borrow a Torah scroll from the priests of Israel and write their own copy of the Torah for themselves to read. No mention is made that the King had to buy or rent a Torah scroll from the priests. Verse 17 had just told the kings not to accumulate a lot of money, so apparently, they were not to sell their copied Torah scroll for money.

After defeating the city of Ai, Joshua built an altar to Yahweh for him and the children of Israel to sacrifice and make offerings to Yahweh. Then Joshua did something on the stones of the altar:

 

Joshua 8:32, “There, in the presence of the people of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the Torah of Moses.” Verses 34-35 then show Joshua reading the entire Torah to the people of Israel. He didn’t sell it to them. Joshua was not a huckster or peddler of the Word.

 

We’ve been over Paul’s teaching in 2 Corinthians 2. Paul was in good company. He was not a huckster or peddler of Yahweh’s word:

 

2 Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not like so many people peddling 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.”

 

To charge money for the Word of Yahweh, or not to charge money for the Word of Yahweh, that is the QUESTION! How will you answer it?

 

Yeshua is not a marketing campaign or gimmick. Yeshua is not a product. Yeshua is the King of kings and Lord of lords. I bet he has a copy of His own Torah right there with him in the throne room of heaven. Would you dare to walk into the throne room of heaven and try to hustle Yahweh or Yeshua by hawking your latest book, CD, DVD, or youtube teaching? My knees buckle just at the thought of man’s arrogance to try something like that.

 

I fully agree with Copyright law, for works of men. But I don’t believe anyone has the right to copyright the Word of Yahweh. Think about it. Yahweh inscribed the 10 Commandments, the Torah Covenant with Israel, with his own finger on his own hewn polished stone tablets. The minute He inscribed those words in stone, He owned the copyright for all eternity. I bet His original rock solid Torah is older than any one of your copies. The moment we copy, print, publish, and sell a copyrighted Bible, we break Yahweh’s law. We become lawbreakers, thieves, crooks, criminals, peddlers, sheep fleecers. I highly recommend that anyone involved in this copyrighted Bible marketing scam repent immediately and ask Yahweh’s forgiveness. Judgment Day is just around the corner. It will be too late to repent then.

 

You can still copyright your material if you want to, but why not release it under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International Public License? Copyright is an access control mechanism, not a price control mechanism. Yahweh freely gave Moses and others His Word. What did Yeshua instruct his disciples in Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Do a Bible word search on the word “freely”. It will help you.

 

What did Paul say in 2 Corinthians 11:7, “Did I sin by humbling myself so you might be exalted? For I freely preached the gospel of Yahweh to you.”

 

What did John the Revelator say? Revelation 22:17, “The Ruach and the Bride say, “Come!” Let the one who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come, and whoever desires it, let him freely have the water of life.” Read the rest of Chapter 22. Selling Yahweh’s Word cheapens the priceless gift!

 

Read Isaiah 55.

 

Gene Benjamin II

July 30, 2017

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.

Online: www.unfoldingWord.org/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.

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