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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!!

MILLENNIAL REIGN OF YESHUA – Viewer Questions Answered

MILLENNIAL REIGN OF YESHUA

More Viewer Questions Answered

Welcome folks to my 2nd youtube broadcast. I see that our viewers have many questions about the end times. The endtimes are one of Yahweh’s mysteries, and I don’t begin to claim to understand very much of it. I should have clarified further that when I use years such as 6001 or 7001, those numbers are purely for illustration purposes. For example, 7001 – 6001 = 1,000 years millennial reign. We are not to get hung up on dates, times, days, or years, but we are looking to understand the seasons. We are in the end time season. Yeshua should actually return in the creation year 6000, since it will be the 120th Jubilee from Creation. But the exact date or year of His return is the Father’s choice.

Now, let’s try to answer a few more viewer questions.

1 – “So, I’m a little confused when your husband (Gene) says, “so “we” are going to see that.” If we are now in the year 5777 and Yeshua returns in 6000, isn’t that about 300 years? Our physical bodies would be dead by then, although our spiritual bodies would live on… So is he (your husband Gene) saying that “we”… meaning our childrens’ childrens’ children as in our great great grandchildren?” END OF QUESTION

Again, in my most humble opinion, since we have already entered into everlasting life, whether or not we experience the end times in a physical state, or only in a spiritual state, or physically, then die in the Great Tribulation, we will see all events from now on into eternity future. We will either see the end times unfold with physical eyes, or with spiritual eyes, or physical then spiritual, but we will see all the exciting prophecies fulfilled. Another way to express this would be to say that all the Kingdom witnesses will see all Yahweh’s Bible prophecies fulfilled.

The year 5777 is the Jewish calendar year, which is a calculated year, and has nothing to do with Yahweh’s creation calendar. Many men have tried to pinpoint what year B.C. was the creation year. I don’t believe anyone really knows, even though men can come up with some pretty impressive calculations. If this year is 5777 Jewish calendar, then they must believe that the creation year was 3761 B.C. (year 1 on the Jewish calendar). But these kinds of assumptions are just that, men’s best guess assumptions. Most Bible scholars believe the creation year was 200-400 years before 3761 B.C., something like 4000 B.C. or earlier.

As a side note, since 2009 AD, I’ve invested hundreds of hours building biblical chronology spreadsheets. What an incredible learning experience. I am not a Bible scholar, and I don’t believe any one of my spreadsheets is suitable for prime time, but I use them for personal study, and to check the claims of men. As I learned back in my accounting career, figures never lie, but liars figure, so I use my sheets to check the calculations of men. My sheets are built on the shoulders of some of the greatest chronology scholars in Christendom.

May I indulge for a moment? May I tell you how and when Yahweh hooked me on biblical chronology? I was plugging along in my Christian walk when one day in the spring of 2009, I began reading Ezekiel 1:1, “And it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of Yahweh.” As I read that phrase, “in the thirtieth year” the Holy Spirit just exploded the truth to my spirit that Ezekiel was telling us that he was in the 30th year of the Jubilee Cycle! In that instant, I was hooked on sacred Bible chronology and began building chronology spreadsheets. I currently have 19 of these spreadsheets, with about 6,000 lines each, and up to 40 columns wide. Friends, that’s at least 5 feet wide by at least 60 feet long, if you were to print one out, and that’s a short estimate. I haven’t put much time into the sheets lately, because my brain doesn’t want to focus like it used to. But that’s another story. Ok, back to our viewers questions. . .

2 – “Does he (me, Gene) believe in a 7 or 3 1/2 yr. Tribulation period?” The Bible only reveals a 3 ½ year Great Tribulation period. We find that in the texts describing 42 months (Rev 11:2, 13:5), 1260 days (Rev. 12:6), 1290 days (Dan. 12:11), and 1335 days (Dan. 12:12), and in the time, times, and half a time passages (Dan. 12:7; Rev 12:14). Daniel’s 2300 days (Dan. 8:14) may reveal a 7 year general tribulation period, but notice Daniel mentions 2300 evening mornings (2 words in the Hebrew), which could be translated as 1150 days, again closer to a 3 ½ year time period. I’ve discussed these periods of time in several of my blogs at https://ourdailydrink.wordpress.com/ . Speaking of which, my notes to these video teachings will be available on my blog also.

3 – “Where does he (Gene) think we are on Yahweh’s timeline?” I believe we are very close to the end of human history as we know it. Yeshua should return on or before 2030 AD. It’s not so much knowing a date, or day and time, or a point on a timeline, but we’re looking for events to happen. We are expecting a war with Iran, the Daniel 8 war, to break out at any moment. Also, the Psalm 83 war, or the Ezekiel 39 war. I am amazed at the world’s and Yahweh’s restraint. Don’t watch the clock, look for prophetic events to occur. If America, and Americans, do not repent, expect to see America wiped off the map, not Israel. Israel’s land may get divided according to prophecy (Joel 3:2), but Israel is not going away, ever. World War III is already upon us, as it is being fought in cyberspace right now, but will become a shooting war soon. The Wormwood disaster should occur soon, see Revelation 8:10-11. And please do not pray against any of these things, because we want Yeshua to return to earth, so bring all this stuff on Yahweh!!

4 – “Does he (Gene) believe most saints will be martyred in the Great Tribulation?” Yes. Dead or alive, we are with Yeshua, and will see all the Great Tribulation events occur, including the return of our King, Yeshua HaMashiach, by rapture or resurrection!!

If you would like to learn more about what events to look for in the near future, may I recommend Tim McHyde’s website: https://escapeallthesethings.com/ He has a great book for sale.

If you would like to watch an excellent video series on the Book of Revelation, search youtube for Steven Anderson’s 22 videos on Revelation. Both Mr. McHyde and Mr. Anderson have great charts about the end time. Also, Irvin Baxter at Endtime Ministries has a lot of knowledge on the endtimes.

If you are interested in sacred biblical chronology and would like one of my spreadsheets to look at or study with, just ask, and I’ll email one to you. Marner and I are not professional e-book publishers, but Marner has a couple e-books, which you are welcome to request. My first e-book is titled, “Sacred Chronology” that goes with one of my spreadsheets. My second e-book is titled, “Yeshua Advent 2.0”, which you are welcome to request. It is basically a biblical response to the pre-trib rapture theory. This e-book is in .epub , .mobi , .pdf ,or .doc format at the moment. Soon, I may try converting it into an e-Sword .topx module, so you can just plug it into your e-Sword Bible program. I highly recommend you get your hands on e-Sword for PC, Mac, or iPad. I have dozens of e-Sword modules that I could recommend to you. Download e-Sword at http://www.e-sword.net/ You can download additional Bibles and other resources from right inside of the e-Sword program, or you can purchase modules at: http://estudysource.com/platform/site/homepage/index.aspx

You can download FREE e-Sword modules at: http://www.biblesupport.com/

e-Sword is the simplest to use Bible program, in my humble opinion, as well as the least expensive to get started with.

Shalom, and I hope to see you in the rapture/resurrection soon and very soon!!

Millennial Reign of Messiah Yeshua

The Millennial Reign of Messiah Yeshua

This is a great, but short study. This will not be an all inclusive study. We will attempt to answer a few questions as we look into this period in history. First let’s turn to the Book of Revelation, Chapter 20. Verses 1-6 occur approximately in the year 6001, the Devil, or Satan, is bound for 1,000 years. Rev 20:1-6 “And I saw an angel coming down out of Heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the old serpent who is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the abyss, and shut him up, and put a seal over him, that he should not still lead astray the nations, until the thousand years are fulfilled. And after these things, he must be set loose a little time. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them. And judgment was given to them, and the souls of the ones having been beheaded because of the witness of Yeshua, and because of the Word of Yahweh, and who had not worshiped the beast nor its image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. And they lived and reigned with Messiah a thousand years. 5 This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one having part in the first resurrection. The second death has no authority over these, but they will be priests of Yahweh and of His Messiah, and will reign with Him a thousand years.” 6001

Not much is known about this 1,000 year period, but we’ll try to find a few things mentioned in the Bible. One thing we know about this period of time is that Yeshua will rule the earth with a Rod of Iron. See Ps 2:9; Rev. 11:15; Rev. 12:5; Rev. 19:15. That means the rule of Iron Law. What Iron Law? The Torah! The Sabbath and the Feasts of Yahweh will be the Law upon the whole earth. Multiplied millions of human laws will be done away with, and we will live by the 613 laws found in the Torah/Tanakh. We will also see the restoration of Israel, Amos 9:11-15.

7001

Now let’s move forward 1,000 years and see what happens in the year approximately 7001. Rev 20:7-15, “And whenever the thousand years are completed, Satan will be set loose out of his prison,

Rev 20:8 and he will go to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them to war (I believe this is the Ezekiel 38 war), whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up over the breadth of the land and encircled the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. And fire from Yahweh came down out of Heaven and consumed them. 10 And the Devil leading them astray was thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were. And they were tormented day and night for ages to ages. 11 And I saw a Great White Throne, and the One sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled; and a place was not found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the small and the great, standing before Yahweh. And books were opened. And another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and the grave gave up the dead in them. And they were each judged according to their works.

14 And death and the grave were thrown into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. 15 And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.”

Do we come instantly back with Yeshua after the rapture/resurrection? I believe there may be a week, or possible 3 weeks, with Yeshua, for a wedding feast during the month of Tishri, before returning to earth to reign, but we are coming back to earth: Rev 5:10 and made them kings and priests to our Divine One; and they shall reign on the earth. We saw above in Rev. 20:4-5 that we reign with Him for 1,000 years. Here we see that it is on earth, not in heaven.

Do we go to heaven? Maybe for 1-3 weeks to include a marriage supper and wedding feast, during the Feast of Tabernacles. Rev 19:7-9, “Let us rejoice and let us exult, and we will give glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb came, and His wife prepared herself. 8 And it was given to her that she be clothed in fine linen, pure and bright; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. 9 And he said to me, Write: Blessed are the ones having been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These Words of Yahweh are true.” The Feast of Tabernacles rehearses this future marriage supper and wedding, but it won’t last more than a week, we return to earth with Yeshua. Rev 19:14, “And the armies in Heaven followed Him on white horses, being dressed in fine linen, white and pure.” Notice the direction of travel, from Heaven to earth.

When are the others judged and taken away? When Yeshua returns to earth, Matthew 25:31-46; Daniel 7:13ff; Daniel 2:44-45

What happens to the unsaved at the rapture/resurrection? Most die in Yahweh’s wrath. Isa 63:1-6; Rev. 19:11-21; Obadiah 1:15-21

Second death White Throne judgment is when? Approximately 7001. Rev. 20:11-15.

Will the unsaved be alive during the millennial reign? Yes. See Zechariah 14.

When is Gog and Magaog war? There are two Gog Magog wars, in my humble opinion. The Ezekiel 39 war occurs approximately 6001, and the Ezekiel 38 war occurs approximately 7001. You can find studies related to this on the internet.

MILLENNIAL KINGDOM – A Scriptural Snapshot

THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM

A scriptural snapshot of your near future

Below is a short, but High Definition, photograph of the future Millennial Kingdom on earth of Yeshua HaMashiach, King of kings, and Lord of lords. Take your smartphone self-portrait today, one that you would be happy to post on Facebook, and place it into the photo album below, wherever you see yourself fitting into the near future of earth. The below photo album is a family album, Yahweh’s family, Yeshua’s Kingdom on earth. Hebrews 3:6 (NKJV) “but Messiah as a Son over His own [family] house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.” If your self-portrait does not fit into this family album, you may want to take a serious look at your spiritual state of being, now, today, this minute. You have time to repent of your sinful self, until you die, or until Yeshua returns, whichever comes first. Turn to Yeshua today for the salvation of your soul.

1 – There will be unbelieving survivors remaining on the earth, per Zechariah 14:16 (NKJV) “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”

2 – All nations will come to worship Yeshua, per Zephaniah 2:11 (NKJV) “Yahweh will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the mighty ones of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.” Isaiah 66:23 (NKJV) “And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says Yahweh.” Zechariah 14:16 (NKJV) “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” Micah 4:1-4 (NKJV) Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of Yahweh’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it. 2Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the Divine One of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion the Torah shall go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. 3He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 4But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts has spoken.”

3 – Yeshua will unite both houses of Israel in the land and physically rule over all nations from Jerusalem, per Ezekiel 37:15-28 (NKJV) “Again the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 16“As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand. 18“And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’– 19say to them, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.” ‘ 20And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes. 21Then say to them, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king [Yeshua] over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. 23They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their Divine One. 24“David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. 25Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever. 26Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their Divine One, and they shall be My people. 28The nations also will know that I, Yahweh, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”‘”” Zechariah 2:10-12 (NKJV) “”Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I [Yeshua] am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says Yahweh. 11Many nations shall be joined to Yahweh in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that Yahweh of hosts has sent Me [Yeshua] to you. 12And Yahweh will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem.” Ezekiel 43:5-7 (NKJV) “The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of Yahweh filled the temple. 6Then I heard Him speaking to me from the temple, while a man stood beside me. 7And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. No more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings [or elected officials], by their harlotry [Sunday churchianity] or with the carcasses of their kings on their high places [Capitol Hill, state legislatures, Knesset]. Zechariah 8:3 (NKJV) “Thus says Yahweh: I [Yeshua] will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of Yahweh of hosts, the Holy Mountain.’”

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV) “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His [Yeshua’s] shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty Divine One, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of His [Yeshua’s] government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this.”

4 – It will be mandatory for all mankind to keep the Feast Days, per Isaiah 66:23 (NKJV) “And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says Yahweh.” Zechariah 14:16 (NKJV) “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”

5 – The seventh day Sabbath will be observed by all, per Exodus 31:16 (NKJV) “Therefore the children of Israel [this is the Olive Tree you are grafted into] shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.” Mark 1:21 (NKJV) “. . . and immediately on the Sabbath He [Yeshua, your Savior and King] entered the synagogue and taught.”

6 – Yeshua will enforce the Leviticus 11 dietary laws, per Isaiah 66:17 (NKJV) “”Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” says Yahweh.” Scavenger animals have never been considered FOOD by Yahweh and never will be considered FOOD, so they have never been declared clean and will never be considered clean animals, so they never will be kosher to eat. So get over your piggish seafood diet.

7 – Every idol will be demolished and every false religion abolished. Examples of false religions would be Islam, Catholicism, modern Judaism, Sunday go to meeting Christianity, per Zephaniah 2:11 (NKJV) “Yahweh will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the mighty ones of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.”

8 – Nations are denied rain if they fail to pilgrimage to Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles, per Zechariah 14:16-18 (NKJV) “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which Yahweh strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”

9 – The curse to nature will be reversed and there will no longer be carnivores in the animal kingdom, per Isaiah 11:6-9 (NKJV) “”The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. 9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yahweh as the waters cover the sea.”

10 – Humans will live to be hundreds and hundreds of years in age, and some will be procreating forever, per Isaiah 65:19-23 (NKJV) “I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20“No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; for the child shall die one hundred years old, but the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed. 21They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, and My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of Yahweh, and their offspring with them.”

11 – Yeshua will set up His humble servants to serve in the Temple due to His inability to serve as High Priest while on the earth, per Isaiah 66:2, 14, 21 (NKJV) 2 . . . “But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word. . . 14 . . The hand of Yahweh shall be known to His servants. . . 21And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites,” says Yahweh.” Hebrews 8:4 (NKJV) “For if He [Yeshua] were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the Torah.”

12 – There will be no more weapons, or fear, of war due to world peace, per Micah 4:3-4 (NKJV) 3He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 4But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts has spoken.”

13 – The immortal saints rule over/judge the nations of the earth with Yeshua, per Revelation 20:4-6 (NKJV) “And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Yeshua and for the word of Yahweh, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years. 5But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of Yahweh and of Messiah, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” Daniel 7:22, 27 (NKJV) “22until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. 27 Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’1 Corinthians 6:2-3 (NKJV) “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?”

14 – People will travel long distances to hear Yeshua teach the law/Torah, per Micah 4:1-2 (NKJV) Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of Yahweh’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it. 2Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the Divine One of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion the Torah shall go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

Folks, human survivors of the Tribulation will have babies during the Millennium. Those babies will be born with a sin nature. Will you, future resurrected saints, be ready to minister to them and lead them to a saving knowledge of Yeshua? Matthew 24:44 (NKJV) Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” [YESHUA ADVENT 2.0] Satan won’t be around to interfere with your life, so you will have NO excuse not to minister and witness for Yeshua. In fact, you could begin practicing today, while the Devil is here to harass you. What a great boot camp opportunity we have! Let’s not waste our time on entertainment and pop culture.

Isaiah 25:9 (NKJV) “And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our Divine One; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is Yahweh; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation [Yeshua].””

Looking forward to the King’s return,

Gene Benjamin II

January 31, 2013 CE

Our Current Sabbatical Cycle

Our Current Sabbatical Cycle

Will it be our last?

I just finished reading an excellent article in Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry magazine, Restoration Times, Nov.-Dec. 2016, titled “Neglected Truths in the Sabbaticals and Jubilees”, by the late Donald R. Mansager. I encourage you to ask them for a copy of their great magazine.

I believe the brothers at Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry understand the correct sabbatical cycles. They claim we just ended the sabbatical year of 2015-2016 at the recently observed Day of Atonement, 2016. I agree. They state that the next Sabbatical year is 2022-2023 AD. I agree.

What my brothers failed to mention in the article is that the next sabbatical year of 2022-2023 AD is the 49th year of the 7th Septennate in the current Jubilee Cycle, as pinpointed by the prophet Ezekiel in Eze. 1:1-3, “And it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of Yehovah. 2On the fifth of the month, the fifth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin the king, 3coming the Word of Yehovah existing, came to pass to Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, the priest, in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar. And there the hand of Yehovah was on him.” Ezekiel wrote these verses in the summer of 594 BC, in the thirtieth year of the Jubilee Cycle, which began in the fall of 595 BC. This Scripture passage ties Ezekiel to the 19th Jubilee since Joshua and the Israelites entered the Promised Land. Ezekiel’s Jubilee occurred in 576-575 BC. This Jubilee year is synchronized and verified by Ezekiel 40:1, “In the twenty fifth year of our exile, in the beginning of the year (Rosh Hashanah in the Hebrew, only time mentioned in Scripture!!), in the tenth of the month (Day of Atonement), in the fourteenth year after the city was struck (Jerusalem fell in the summer of 589 BC!!), on that same day the hand of Yehovah was on me, and He brought me there.” By synchronizing Ezekiel 1:1-3 and 40:1, we see that Ezekiel is announcing the Jubilee Year of 576-575 BC! These passages are the only ones in Scripture that announce, synchronize, and confirm the ancient Jubilee Cycles of the Hebrews.

Well, if you add 53 Jubilees to that 19th Jubilee in 576-575 BC, you will come to the 72nd Jubilee in 2022-2023 AD!! You can verify my numbers yourself, the next Jubilee should be announced on the Day of Atonement in 2022 AD, the 7th year of this Sabbatical cycle, and 49th year of this Jubilee cycle. Ezekiel’s Jubilee ended on the Day of Atonement in 575 BC. Add 2022 + 575 = 2,597 years. 2,597 / 7 = 371 sabbatical cycles from 576-575 BC to 2022/23 AD. 2,597 / 49 = 53 Jubilee cycles from 576/575 BC to 2022-23 AD. 53 * 7 = 371. The 19th Jubilee + 53 Jubilees = 72nd Jubilee in 2022-23 AD. Folks, we may have just entered Daniel’s 70th Week! It is possible that Yeshua could return in the year 2022-23 AD! It is possible.

Here’s where I believe we are on the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles:

2016 = year 1 of Sabbatical cycle and year 43 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 484th

2017 = year 2 of Sabbatical cycle and year 44 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 485th

2018 = year 3 of Sabbatical cycle and year 45 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 486th

2019 = year 4 of Sabbatical cycle and year 46 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 487th

2020 = year 5 of Sabbatical cycle and year 47 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 488th

2021 = year 6 of Sabbatical cycle and year 48 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 489th

2022 = year 7 of Sabbatical cycle and year 49 of 72nd Jubilee cycle, Daniel’s 490th

2023 = year 8 (1) of Sabbatical cycle and year 50 (1) of 72nd (73rd) Jubilee cycle, Yeshua Advent 2.0

8 is the number of new beginnings! The Yeshua Advent 2.0 could occur anywhere from Day of Trumpets in 2022 to Day of Atonement in 2023 AD. Yeshua is in no way obligated to fulfill my schedule or calendar, but He is obligated to fulfill His own promise prophecies. He is coming to earth soon, hope you all are ready to meet Him face to face!

Gene Benjamin II

November 26, 2016 AD

THE TEMPLE’S LOCATION

THE TEMPLE’S LOCATION

2 Chronicles 3:1, “And Solomon began to build the house (Temple) of Yehovah at Jerusalem, in Mount Moriyah, where He appeared to his father David, in the place that David had prepared, in the grain floor of Ornan the Jebusite.”

This location noted in 2 Chronicles 3:1 shows that the Temple was located inside the City of David, not on what is called the Temple Mount today. It was actually built about 600-1,000 feet south of the so-called Temple Mount. Notice that this verse proves that Mt. Moriah is not located under the Muslim Dome of the Rock!!

2 Chronicles 32:30, “And Hezekiah himself had stopped the outlet of the upper water-course of Gihon, and had directed them beneath the west of the city of David; and Hezekiah prospered in all his work.”

The Gihon spring is the natural spring water that was used to wash away the blood from the Temple sacrifices. It was also used to fill the basin the priests washed in before performing their Temple services.

Acts 21:27-32, “But when the seven days were about to be completed, having seen him in the sanctuary (Temple), the Jews from Asia stirred up all the crowd, and they laid hands on him, 28crying out, Men, Israelites, help! This is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people and the Torah and this place. And even more, he also brought Greeks into the sanctuary (Temple) and has defiled this holy place. 29For they had before seen Trophimus, the Ephesian in the city with him, whom they supposed that Paul brought into the sanctuary (Temple). 30And the whole city was moved, and there was a running together of people. And laying hands on Paul, they brought him outside of the sanctuary (Temple), and at once the doors were shut. 31But as they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the chiliarch of the (Roman) cohort, that all Jerusalem is in a tumult. 32He at once ran down to them, taking soldiers and centurions. And seeing the chiliarch and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.”

That word “down” is a key to locating the actual Temple site. Since what we call the Temple Mount was actually the Roman Fort Antonia, the soldiers could run down to the Temple site to rescue Paul from the Jews. Think about it, there are NO steps going down to what we today call the Temple Mount, because what we call the Temple Mount was actually the Roman 10th Legion’s Fort Antonia, built above the Temple area, so the Romans could keep an eye on Jewish activity at the Temple, inside the City of David, on Mt. Zion, in the Old Jerusalem.

Micah 3:12, “Therefore, on account of you, Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house (Temple) into high places of the forest.”

Micah prophesied the demise of the Temple. This prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD, when Titus’ Roman legions attacked and totally destroyed the Temple and the City of David.

Joel 3:17-18, 21, “And you shall know that I am Yehovah your Divine One dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain. And Jerusalem shall be a holy thing, and strangers shall no more pass through her. 18And it shall be in that day, the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streams of Judah shall flow with waters. And a fountain shall come forth from the house (Temple) of Yehovah, and it shall water the Valley of Shittim. . . 21And I will cleanse their blood which I did not cleanse. And Yehovah is dwelling in Zion.”

Joel prophesied of the day when Yehovah/Yeshua will rule and reign again from Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. The Gihon fountain will flow again from under the Temple.

Psa 87:5, 7, “And it shall be said to Zion, This man and that man was born in her; and the Highest Himself shall establish her. . . 7And the singers, the players of the pipe: all my springs are in You.”

Yehovah has chosen to bless the area known as Mt. Zion, in the City of David, on Mt. Moriah. His spring of living water will flow from this holy city.

Ezekiel 47:1-2, “And he made me turn back to the opening of the house (Temple). And, behold, water came out from under the threshold of the house (Temple) eastward. For the face of the house (Temple) is east, and the water came down from under the right side of the house (Temple), at the south from the altar. 2And he led me out by way of the north gate, and led me around the way outside to the outer gate, by the way facing east. And, behold, water was dropping out of the right side.”

Ezekiel confirms the reality of the Gihon spring in the City of David. It will flow from under the Temple during Messiah’s Millennial reign on earth.

2 Samuel 5:6-7, “And the king and his men went to Jerusalem, to the Jebusites, those dwelling in the land. And one spoke to David, saying, You shall not come in here except you will turn away the blind and the lame, thinking, David cannot come in here. 7And David captured the stronghold of Zion. It is the city of David.”

Zion was the little fortress of Old Jerusalem, where the Jebusites dwelt. They taunted David, saying even the blind and lame could defend their seemingly impenetrable fortress. Read the rest of the story in 1 Chronicles 11:4-9.

Psalm 132:13-14, “Yehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling-place. 14This is My rest till forever; I will dwell here; I have desired it.”

When Yehovah comes to earth to tabernacle among men, Zion is where He will reside.

Isaiah 66:20, “And they shall bring all your brothers out of all nations, an offering to Yehovah, on horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says Yehovah; as the sons of Israel bring the offering in a clean vessel to the house (Temple) of Yehovah.”

1 Kings 1:38-39, “And Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites went out and caused Solomon to ride on King David’s mule, and caused him to go to Gihon. 39And Zadok the priest took the horn of oil out of the Tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew with the trumpet, and all the people shouted, Let King Solomon live!”

Gihon is the natural water spring in the City of David, Zion!! Notice the Tabernacle had been set up in the City of David near the Gihon spring. Solomon’s Temple simply replaced the old Tabernacle, but at the same location.

Psalm 2:6, “Yea, I have set My king on My holy mount on Zion.”

David reigned from Zion, Messiah Yeshua will reign from Zion.

Psalm 9:11, “Sing praises to Yehovah who dwells in Zion; declare His deeds among the nations.”

Yehovah is looking forward to returning to earth to reign from Zion!!

Psalm 20:2, “He sends your help from the sanctuary (Temple), and upholds you out of Zion.”

The Temple was in Zion, in the City of David.

Psalm 102:16, 19, “When Yehovah shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory. . . 19For He has looked down from the height of His sanctuary (Heavenly Temple); Yehovah looked from Heaven to the earth,”

We can hardly wait for Yehovah to return to Zion and rebuild the ancient foundations. Glory to Yehovah forever!

Psalm 65:1-4, “To You silence is praise, O Divine One, in Zion; and to You is a vow paid. 2To You who hears prayer, all flesh comes. 3Things of iniquity, our transgressions, are mightier than I; You atone for them. 4Blessed is the one You choose and cause to come near You; he shall dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house (Temple), Your holy sanctuary.”

The next Temple should be built in Mt. Zion, in the City of David, south of the current place called the Temple Mount. This paradigm shift in location will free the Jews from under the boot of the Muslims.

Isaiah 2:3, “And many people shall go and say, Come and let us go up to the mount of Yehovah, to the house (Temple) of the Divine One of Jacob. And He will teach from His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For out of Zion the Torah will go forth, and the Word of Yehovah from Jerusalem.”

This Scripture will be fulfilled, with or without the Jews. It may not be fulfilled until the return of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Isaiah 24:23, “Then the moon shall blush, and the sun shall be ashamed, when Yehovah of Hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and before His elders is His glory.”

Notice the chronological synchronization of this prophecy with Yeshua’s prophecy in Matthew 24:29. It lines up with the return of Yeshua. The sun going dark and the moon not giving her light is the synchronizing mark in time, soon to come. The Heavenly Kingdom is coming to earth.

Matthew 24:1-2, “And going out, Yeshua left the sanctuary (Temple). And His disciples came to show Him the construction of the sanctuary. 2But Yeshua said to them, Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, There will not at all be left one stone on a stone which in no way will not be thrown down.”

The so-called Western Wall of the so-called Temple Mount is actually the wall from the ancient Roman Fort Antonia, built no earlier than 26 AD! Yehovah’s Temple was NEVER on this area where the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque are located. The Roman 10th Legion was stationed in Fort Antonia with 6,000 soldiers and 4,000 support personnel!! This so-called Temple Mount area is actually about 600-1,000 feet north of the actual ancient site of Yehovah’s first and second Temples, located in the City of David, on Mt. Zion, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, purchased by David. Read that story in 2 Samuel 24:18ff and 1 Chronicles 21.

Thanks to Bob Cornuke for finding these clues for us!! Check out his website and ministry at: http://www.baseinstitute.org/

42 Months Without a Flyby

42 MONTHS

Without a Flyby to Adjust the Calendar

Many believers believe that the 42 months of Revelation 11:2 and 13:5 will equal the 3 ½ years (Dan. 7:25; 12:7. Rev. 12:14) and 1260 days (Rev. 11:3; 12:6) mentioned in these books. This will be possible if Yehovah provides a space body flyby that comes near enough to earth, or hits earth, to reset our calendar back to a 360 day year, with 12 equal 30 day months. But could the 42 month scenario work without a flyby calendar reset? Well, actually, yes, it could!!

Imagine that if the pre-wrath rapture were to occur, or the 3 ½ year Great Tribulation were to begin, on a near future Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost in a Hebrew intercalated 13 month year. Pentecost occurs in the 3rd month. So let’s begin our count with the third month of a 13 month year, this gives us 11 months to count inclusively in the first year. The following year, beginning with the 1st month, or Nisan, then, is a regular 12 month year. Let’s say then that the third year is another intercalated 13 month year. Then the 4th year we count the final 6 months from Nisan 1 to Tishri 1, Feast of Trumpets. So, we have 11 + 12 + 13 + 6 = 42 months in a possible Great Tribulation scenario, without a calendar adjusting space body flyby!! The Great Tribulation could begin with a future Feast of Shavuot and end with Yeshua’s return on the Feast of Trumpets, 42 months later! Yeshua returns to earth on that Feast of Trumpets to oversee 10 days of plague judgments, the woes/vials of Revelation. Judgment Day is finalized on the Day of Atonement, Tishri 10. Then we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, beginning Tishri 15, with Yehovah and Yeshua, in the Holy Spirit!!

The counts for 3 ½ years, 1260 days, 1290 days (Dan. 12:11), and 1335 days (Dan. 12:12) could all begin before the 42 month scenario just described above and all end at the same time in the month of Tishri in the 4th year of the Great Tribulation. Yeshua will fulfill the Fall Feasts of Yehovah with his Yeshua Advent 2.0©. The Church Age began at a Feast of Pentecost, the Church Age could easily end at a Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost, with a pre-wrath, or pre-Great Tribulation rapture. This is just another end time theory, but surely an exciting one!

Special thanks to Brian Convery over at http://www.abibofgod.com/1.html for opening my eyes to this possible 42 month scenario.

The Day the Old Calendar Dies

The Day the Old Calendar Dies

Speaking of the New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:22-27, “And I saw no sanctuary in it, for the Master, Yehovah Almighty is its sanctuary, and the Lamb. 23And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of Yehovah illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24And the nations of the ones saved will walk in its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25And its gates may not at all be shut by day, for no night will be there. 26And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27And there shall not enter it any thing that defiles, or he who practices abominations and lies, but only the ones having been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb.”

Revelation 22:5 tells us, “And there shall be no night there: they need no lamp nor light from the sun, for Sovereign Yehovah gives them light. And They shall reign forever and ever.”

Isaiah 24:23; “Then the moon shall blush [blood moon? Forever? But it will not be gone], and the sun shall be ashamed [pale, delayed, forever? But it will not be gone], when Yehovah of Hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and before His elders is His glory.

Isaiah 60:19-20: “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon [moon, Strong’s 3394] give light to you; but Yehovah will be to you an everlasting light, and your Divine One your glory. 20Your sun shall no longer go down [STOP moving! NO MORE DAYS DETERMINED BY SUNSET!!], nor will your moon [lunation, Strong’s 3391, month] withdraw itself (go dark, i.e. at the New Moon conjunction, it will STOP moving! NO MORE LUNATIONS, OR LUNAR MONTHS!!); for Yehovah will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.”

John the Revelator continues Isaiah’s end time prophecy about the sun and moon. John’s sun and moon will be a new sun and moon, that will hang in space, but will not move, and will barely be visible, because of the brightness of Yehovah’s glory!

Yehovah promised a new creation in Isaiah 65:17, “For, behold, I create new heavens and new earth. And the former things shall not be recalled, and they shall not go up on the heart.” and in Isaiah 66:22, “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I make stand before Me, declares Yehovah, so your seed and your name shall stand.” Peter reiterated the promise in 2 Peter 3:13, “But according to His promise, we look for “New heavens and a new earth,” in which righteousness dwells.” John gave us the final promise prophecy in Revelation 21:1, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea no longer is.” At the end of the Millennial Reign of Yeshua HaMashiach, on or about Nisan 1, 7001, right after the Great White Throne Judgment, Yehovah will recreate the universe! Apparently, the new universe will be static, not moving, with no more violent explosions, etc. It’s pretty much impossible to know the physics of the new universe, but what we do know is that the present universe will come to an end. So, did Yehovah, in Genesis 1, set a timer for this current created universe? A 7,000 year countdown time clock? What makes me think this? Well, in Genesis 1:14, on day four of creation week, Yehovah lit up the sun, moon, and stars, as luminaries in the heavens, to give us light for 7,000 years! Those lights seem to be turned off in Isaiah 60:19-20! Peter saw the day the lights go out and the current calendar dies, 2 Peter 3:10-12, “But the day of Yehovah will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with rushing sound, and the elements shall separate as they burn, and earth and the works in it will be burned up. 11Now since all these being are about to be dissolved, what sort of person ought you to be in holy behavior and righteousness, 12looking for and longing for the coming of the Day of Yehovah, through which the heavens having been set afire will be dissolved; and burning, the elements will melt?” Then Peter repeats the Isaiah promise in verse 13, the new heavens and new earth, as we mentioned above.

So, what is important about this calendar change? Only the holy and righteous will survive Judgment Day to see the new heavens and new earth. Have you repented of your sin and turned to Yeshua for the salvation of your soul? Time is literally running out on us. You are only one heartbeat from meeting your Creator Judge face to face. He can take your breath away from you at any moment. NOW is the day of salvation. Soon, very soon, it will be too late to receive Yeshua into your life as your Savior and Lord. Do it right now. Tick tock, tick t. . .

Habakkuk’s Vision Relates to Ezekiel’s Vision

Hello Pastor Riley,

Thanks for your studies. Always enjoy them. In your Lights of Home study, you stated, “I would add that a great many of the “signs” predicted in God’s Word for the end of this age, which were to precede the coming of the Lord, were also occurring in 1987 and 1988.” I was wondering if you had ever considered why end time events were happening in those two particular years? Let me offer a piece of the puzzle. 1987-1988 was a sabbatical year, according to the Prophet Ezekiel’s Jubilee cycle, that he identified in Ezekiel 40:1, “In the twenty fifth year of our exile, in the beginning of the year (Rash Hashanah), in the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was struck, on that same day the hand of Yahovah was on me, and He brought me there.” That verse is the only place in the Bible where the Hebrew term Rosh Hashanah is used. Rosh Hashanah, or Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah, is always on the 1st of Tishri, but notice Ezekiel declared it was on the 10th of Tishri, Yom Kippur. The only time when Rosh Hashanah is on the 10th of Tishri is on a Jubilee Year!! This is the only place in the Scriptures where a Jubilee year is identified. According to the great chronological work of Dr. Earnest Martin, Ezekiel’s Jubilee year was determined to be in 576 BC, Jewish year 3186. Dr. Martin convincingly proved his sabbatical years, like the year Yeshua was baptized in the fall of 27 CE, at the beginning of another sabbatical year, the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar, during Yeshua’s 30th year, Jewish year 3788, exactly 86 Sabbatical years from Ezekiel’s Jubilee! Also, with the destruction of the Hebrew Temple in 70 AD, during the summer of Jewish year 3830, exactly 92 sabbatical years from Ezekiel’s Jubilee! So, the summer of 1988 was during a Sabbatical year, the Jewish year of 5748, exactly 366 Sabbatical years from Ezekiel’s Jubilee year!!

We can do this with our AD years also. 1988 – 70 AD = 1918 years / 7 = 274 Sabbatical cycles, exactly. More exciting is with the sabbatical year per Dr. Martin’s calendar, which will begin this fall of 2015. So, the summer of 2016 AD – the summer of 28 AD, the first year of Yeshua’s ministry = 1,988 years / 7 = 284 Sabbatical cycles! Did you catch the 1988 years?

According to the modern Jews, we’re in a Sabbatical year now, which will end this fall, but according to the ancient Jew, Prophet Ezekiel, the Sabbatical year will BEGIN this fall! Watch out world, is all I can say. And for the record, the sabbatical cycle that begins in the fall of 2016, ends with a JUBILEE YEAR, that should be declared on Yom Kippur on the 10th of Tishri in the fall of 2022 AD, exactly 371 sabbatical cycles after Ezekiel’s Jubilee in 576 BC. Jewish year 5783 – Ezekiel’s Jubilee year 3186 = 2597 / 7 = 371 sabbatical cycles, or 53 Jubilee cycles.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has shown that Yahovah may be judging the American and world economy according to the Jewish calendar, but the Jews are only 1 year ahead of Ezekiel’s Jubilee calendar. Yahovah may be trying to get the attention of humans by using a calendar that is familiar to many people on this planet. I don’t think it will make much difference to us whether or not our economy goes down at the END of the Jewish Shemitah year, or at the BEGINNING of Ezekiel’s Shemitah year!! Judgment Day is coming, according to either calendar!!

Two more points to mention about your Habakkuk study.

1 – The Feasts belong to Yahovah, not the Jews: Leviticus 23:2, “Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, The set feasts of Yahovah which you shall proclaim as holy gatherings, shall be these: These are My appointed feasts:” Ezekiel 44:24, “And in a dispute, they shall stand to judge, they shall judge it by My judgments. And they shall observe My Torah and My statutes in My appointed feasts, and they shall sanctify My Sabbaths.”

2 – Hebrews 10:36-39 is talking about the Yeshua Advent 2.0, Yeshua’s second coming, not a rapture, or pre-tribulation rapture.

Love ya brother,
Gene Benjamin II

Habakkuk’s Vision – The Lights of Home!

I Can See…..

The Lights of Home!

By Pastor F. M. Riley

August 5, 2015

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.

But God hath revealed them unto us [true believers] by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God,” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

What was back then…..

I was born in a little farming and ranching community located in the Panhandle of Texas in 1934. That year, according to historians, was the worst year of the Great Depression. I entered into this world in an old farm house a few miles south of Higgins, Texas, where my parents were living at the time. I was delivered at home by our dear old family doctor, Dr. Davis, the only doctor our little community had for many years until after the great tornado of 1947. The old house in which I was born was long gone even before I became a teenager. Some of the old foundation stones can still be found even today marking the spot where the house once stood, but the house itself was long gone before I even became a teenager.

My daddy was a farmer, and for several years after I was born, we lived on various farms all around the little town of Higgins. Finally, when I was six years old [1940] my daddy bought us an old house in town on half a city block of land for the amazing price of $100. No one in those days had any money, and my daddy sold six fine milk cows to raise the $100 to buy us our first “home.” The house itself was a wreck. The former occupants, having no money to buy wood or coal [hardly able to keep food on the table] had chopped the entire floor out of part of the house in order to have heat to stay warm during the bitter winter. But my precious daddy went to work on the house, making repairs and adding on, and soon we had our first real “home.”

Dear readers, I’m not making any of this up. I am relating absolute truth! This is how people survived during the years of the Great Depression, and worse is coming upon mankind left on this earth in the very near future!

But after the U.S. entered the Second World War, the economy begin to improve. The bottom line is that wars are about MONEY and land. Read it for yourself in Habakkuk 1:12-17. The world is filled with wicked men [and a few women] in “high places” who couldn’t care less about how many people die and whose lives are wrecked in wars, as long as it brings wealth into their pockets.

When I was 13 years of age [1947] a terrible tornado hit our little town and wiped away our little home, along with half the town, in just three minutes time. The tornado struck our little town on Wednesday, April 9th, at 7:28 p.m. My daddy and I spent the rest of that night attempting to pull the dead and the dying out of the wreckage of their homes. In that one storm which took only three minutes to pass through our town, 46 of my neighbors and friends were swept into eternity. Two of them were close friends in my own class at school. I never dreamed when I left school that day, that I would never see them again in this world. Seven others were related to my family. Oh, that men and women, boys and girls, would seek the Lord as their own personal Savior while they still have the time and opportunity to do so.

As far as the town and the economy mattered, that tornado wrote a finish to our little farming community. Yes, many of the wealthier merchants in town, did build back their businesses and attempted to resume “business as usual.” But it didn’t work! From that time to the present that little town has gone down, down, down, economically, until today it is only a “shell” of what it once was, with the population reduced to half of what it was when I lived there as a child.

Nevertheless I grew to manhood in that little town. At the age of 17 [1951] I left town taking a job as a telegraph operator on the Santa Fe railroad. But I had a problem! I had been born and grew up in a loving Christian home, and suddenly I found myself all alone. I had no one to love me, as my parents had always done, and no one to pour out my love upon. Being a Christian believer, saved when I was 11 years of age [1945] I stood the loneliness as long as I could, and then I earnestly cried out to God for mercy. Please dear Father, send me someone who will truly love me, and someone I can truly love. God’s Word explicitly states, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him,” Genesis 2:18. And God did!

God mercifully heard my prayer. I had dated numerous girls after leaving home, but none of them were interested in any serious relationship [marriage and a home]. But finally a new girl and her family moved to our little town. Her name was Bonnie Yuvonne Moffit. When I went back to visit my parents, I met and became acquainted with her. I asked her to go out with me on a date, and she consented. I was still such a dumb farm boy that I didn’t beat around the bush or try to deceive her in any way. I told her what my situation was, and I was serious about wanting a future with someone whom I could trust and love and care for, and who would love me. That first date was wonderful, and so were the next 29 dates, as we continued to date every day or night. Thirty days after our first date we were married. You had ought to have heard the criticism for yourself. Too quick! Too young! You don’t know what you are doing! Yakety yak, yak!

Twenty-eight wonderful years later [1981], with my heart breaking, I laid my beloved soul mate, my beloved wife and sweetheart, my beloved preacher’s wife, the beloved mother of our three precious daughters, in the cold ground to await the resurrection. During her illness from cancer during the last two years of her life, I had literally begged God to take me instead of her, but that wasn’t His plan, and I had no choice but to yield to His will. I fully realize that there is no marriage relationship in Heaven, as we experience it here, Luke 20:34-35. Yet I also have the assurance that I will not only see and know her again, but the love we had for each other here will be vastly increased, and that without any of the imperfections of this present flesh. Glory to God! I will meet all of my saved loved ones again! Thank God for His great salvation, and “the blessed hope” He has given to every true believer, Titus 2:11-15.

Now let’s drop back a bit. My beloved Bonnie and I were married in 1953. I was working on the Santa Fe railroad at the time as a telegraph operator and relief agent. This involved much travel, and we moved often and from place to place to different towns all along the Santa Fe railroad. But occasionally, when I finished a job at a particular location, there was not another place to go at the minute. So, since both of our families still lived in Higgins, we would pack our bags and head for “home” to visit a few days with our parents and siblings. This was always a blessing, for we both had loving families and we enjoyed so much seeing them all again.

Our little town of Higgins was located in the rolling hills on the east side of the panhandle of Texas. In fact, the east city limits was only a half mile from the Oklahoma border. I worked on the railroad in Texas and New Mexico, so when we went home we always approached our little town from the west on Highway 60. There were many rolling hills between Canadian and Higgins. And when we left Canadian, it was an upward climb out of the Canadian River valley nearly all the way to the little town of Glazier, the last town on Highway 60 before reaching Higgins. Now somewhere between Glazier and Higgins we would top a hill and see in the distance our little home town. If driving in the day time, we could always spot the top of the city water tower, the highest structure in the town. But even if driving at night, we would top that same hill, and see “the lights of home” in the distance, and the aircraft warning light on the top of the water tower.

Folks, there is no way to describe the emotional feelings that would well up in both of our hearts at the precise minute we first spotted those “lights of home” shining in the distance. The two of us often discussed it. We both knew that in a few more miles and minutes we would be “home,” greeting those again we had known and loved since childhood. What a joy and blessing to be going “home” to see our loved ones again, and experience a time of love and fellowship and laughter and joy with them. Even writing about this still brings tears and a longing to my heart. Thankfully, all of our loved ones were Christian believers, and most of them are now with the Lord. So we both knew we will meet them again in glory. Hallelujah!

I hope no reader has been bored with this personal account of what was once then. I related it only to lay a foundation for what I want to write about now…..

What is now in our immediate future…..

I am sure that some will read this who will remember the Rapture 88 movement which took place in 1988. If some readers do not remember or know about this movement, then I will take this opportunity to refresh your memories.

In 1987 a truly dedicated Christian believer by the name of Edgar Whisenant was studying Bible prophecy. I am not making an overstatement about this brother, for I knew Edgar Whisenant personally, and often fellowshiped and studied with him. He was a true “man of God,” fully dedicated to the Lord and His Word. One of the many prophecies Brother Edgar read in God’s Word was the vision God gave to His prophet, Habakkuk, as recorded in the Book of Habakkuk. When Brother Whisenant read that little book of prophecy he did exactly what the vision said that someone would do. Brother Whisenant read the vision and began to “run” with its message, and the Rapture 88 movement was born, Habakkuk 2:1-4. Read it for yourself!

During the course of the approximately year and a half of the Rapture 88 movement most of mankind living throughout the world at that time became acquainted with the Biblical doctrine of “the rapture,” and it is conservatively estimated that over 100,000 lost people came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Rapture 88 was the greatest spiritual movement of the Lord, I have ever personally been involved in.

Bro. Whisenant believed and dared to publicly teach, that since the nation of Israel was 40 years old in 1988, and God uses Israel and the Jewish people as his prophetic “time clock,” [Oh yes He does!] that the Lord Jesus would return on Rosh HaShanah, 1988, to resurrect and rapture His Church and all New Covenant believers to glory. Brother Whisenant, in studying the prophecies of God’s word, became so convinced of this, that he wrote a book entitled “88 Reasons why the Lord is coming on Rosh HaShanah in 1988. Several hundred thousand of these books were published at great expense to Bro. Whisenant and others, and most of them were sent out FREE to be distributed all over the world. I would add that a great many of the “signs” predicted in God’s Word for the end of this age, which were to precede the coming of the Lord, were also occurring in 1987 and 1988. Many of these same “signs” are being repeated today.

I already knew what many “professing” Christians thought about “date setters” and “date setting,” so when I was confronted with this movement, I seriously studied the Scriptures being used by Bro. Whisenant, and then earnestly prayed for the Lord’s leadership about taking part in this movement. Without apology to any reader, I did take part in the movement, and was blessed beyond my wildest expectations.

Folks, the Lord Jesus Christ is in the soul saving business. Some preachers don’t seem to have figured that out yet. In the months leading up to Rosh HaShanah, 1988, the Lord God made a way for me to go on the 100,000 Watt KAAY radio station, broadcasting out of Little Rock, Arkansas, which was then a national radio station, that could be heard in every state in this nation and also in Canada and Mexico. Since that time the FCC has done away with such powerful wattage for radio stations, making sure that the whole nation never hears the gospel of Christ from any single radio station again. Makes one wonder who the FCC is really serving? On my nightly program I preached Jesus Christ as God’s Way of Salvation, as well as warning the listeners that it appeared that the Lord Jesus would return to rapture His people to glory on Rosh HaShanah in 1988. Folks, during the months that I preached Christ over that station, and sounded forth the warning, over 400 lost people came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ after listening to the broadcast. And I am supposed to be ashamed for having taken part in the Rapture 88 Movement? I will apologize for the salvation of those 400 plus souls, the very first day hell freezes over, and all of my critics are froze to the bottom. Is this stated clearly enough for every reader to understand?

I was pastoring a small church in Marmaduke, Arkansas at the time of the Rapture 88 movement. The congregation was patient with me, for they could neither prove nor disprove that the Lord would come on Rosh HaShanah in 1988. Of course, we all now know that the Lord did not come at that time. Immediately after Rosh HaShanah, 1988, there was an uproar against the whole movement by many “Christians” all across this country, and even in some other countries. It reminded me of the Pharisee “religionists” in John 9 who were criticizing the Lord for healing and restoring a man’s sight on the Sabbath Day, who had been totally blind from his birth. Rather than rejoicing that the man had been saved and his sight restored, all those Pharisees could do was criticize the Lord, and the man, for healing on the Sabbath Day. All these preachers so vehemently against “date setting” and “date setters” [and many of them even against Bible prophecy] could do was squall that the whole Rapture 88 movement was just a big lie. The fact that literally thousands of lost people had come to a saving knowledge of Christ during the Rapture 88 movement counted for nothing in the sight of these modern day Pharisees. All they could do was squall about Rapture 88 being a lie, since the Lord hadn’t come. And what would they have said, if the Lord had come at that time?

Rosh HaShanah, 1988 fell that year on September 11th & 12th, Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday night I went to church with a great burden on my heart, which I truly wanted to share with that congregation of people whom I had pastored, knew, and loved. When I opened the church door, I was told by the deacons to sit down on the front church pew, and then one of them took the podium to tell me I was fired as their pastor for preaching “heresy.” My response was to give them an apology for embarrassing the church, and to offer to them my resignation. No deal! They weren’t willing to listen to anything I had to say. So, being completely open and honest about it, I am one of those preachers who has been fired from a church I was pastoring, supposedly for preaching “heresy.” If any of our readers are bothered by this honest admission, the reader is perfectly free to stop reading right now, and cast this study aside.

After listening to their accusation against me, I got up and left the building without listening to anymore of their false accusations.” At first their “false accusation” hurt me deeply, for the Lord who knows the heart, knows that I truly loved and cared for those people, but as time passed, I claimed the promise of the Lord in Matthew 5:11-12 and Luke 6:22-23.

For all my fellow believers who suffered similar consequences after Rosh HaShanah, 1988, I would urge you to hold your head up and keep right on loving the Lord God, His Word, and His people. We who took part in the Rapture 88 movement in 1988 were not preaching heresy! I am sure some readers will wonder how I would even dare to make such a statement since the Lord did not return in 1988. Well let’s just take a careful look at the prophecy itself which motivated Bro. Edgar Whisenant to lead in the Rapture 88 movement. Okay?

Some 2,600 years in advance, the entire Rapture 88 movement was clearly predicted to occur in the vision given to Habakkuk, one of God’s prophets. And now, by the grace of God, I am going to prove what I have just stated……

I urge every reader to carefully read Habakkuk 2:1-4, and pay attention to what you read. In this prophecy [2:1] the Lord God is answering Habakkuk’s criticism of the Lord Himself as set forth in 1:2-4 and 1:12-17. In 2:2-4 the Lord begins His answer to Habakkuk’s criticism.

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith,” 2:2-4.

Now dear readers, let’s carefully examine this statement of the Lord, taking it at face value for what it actually and literally says.

Habakkuk was told to write the vision that the Lord gave him, and he obeyed. The entire Book of Habakkuk contains that vision. But never forget that the whole Bible is the Divinely Inspired Word of God, 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21. In order to understand perfectly [and Scripturally] exactly what is being said in these Scriptures in Habakkuk 2:2-4, I urge every reader to compare these Scriptures [1 Corinthians 2:13] with the inspired explanation of this exact same passage given in Hebrews 10:36-39. This latter passage makes it quite clear that Habakkuk’s vision was about the future return of the Lord Jesus Christ in the end-times.

The Lord God told Habakkuk to write the vision, which, according to the passage in Hebrews, plainly has to do with the Lord’s return to resurrect and rapture His people to glory at the time of the Pre-tribulation rapture, Revelation 3:10. But the Lord didn’t just tell Habakkuk to write the vision. No! He told Habakkuk to write so plainly [the power & work of the Holy Spirit; 2 Peter 2:21] that someone would read the vision and “run” with the message that they had read, or were reading. Now folks, try a little Christian “honesty” right here. Isn’t this exactly what Edgar Whisenant did when he read this prophecy? He read the vision and ran with the message of the return of Christ.

Then what did the Lord say to Habakkuk? The Lord God then told Habakkuk that “the vision” [of the Lord’s return] was “still for the appointed festival.” Now right here our readers who are serious about knowing the truth, will have to look up the underlined words in their own Concordance or Hebrew Lexicon. What I have just quoted is exactly what is stated in the Hebrew text. Folks, the Hebrew wording of this portion of inspired Scripture actually says that the Lord’s coming at the rapture will “still” occur on “the appointed festival.” Hello! In the Rapture 88 movement, the Jewish festival under consideration was Rosh HaShanah. In Habakkuk, the festival is not actually named, so whether the Lord God had in mind the festival of Rosh HaShanah, or some other festival on the Jewish calendar, I do not know. Time most certainly will reveal which festival the Lord God had in mind. Count on it!

Further, the Lord God told Habakkuk that when the rapture actually occurs, there will not be a human being on the face of this earth who will be able to label it as “a lie.” Why not? Because it will really happen, and everyone left on the earth will be made aware that it has happened! Thousands, or even millions, of born-again, blood washed, saved by grace believers, will simply disappear off the face of the earth in an instant of time, and no unbelieving atheist left behind on the earth will be able to explain away our disappearance. “it will not be a lie.” And it will happen on “the appointed festival;” likely on Rosh HaShanah. Glory to God! Hallelujah! Are some readers beginning to understand why God wants His believers to get serious about studying God’s Word? 2 Timothy 2:15.

But this isn’t all! The Lord God then explained to Habakkuk that when the Lord’s coming was first expected by masses of His people [Rapture 88], due to someone having read “the vision” and having “run” with the message of it, the Lord would not actually come, but rather would “hesitate,” thereby giving to mankind a little more time to seek the Lord for salvation. Notice that the English word “tarry” occurs twice in Habakkuk 2:3. These are two completely different words in the Hebrew text with two completely different meanings. Look them up in your own Concordance or Lexicon, and see this truth for yourself.

The first Hebrew word translated as “tarry” actually means “to hesitate.” What the Lord was actually telling Habakkuk is that there would be a period of “hesitation” on the Lord’s part, before He actually comes. In other words, the entire Rapture 88 movement was a warning to mankind that the Lord Jesus Himself would be coming at a yet future time, but that He would not come during the Rapture 88 movement, when interest in His coming was at a fever pitch among His people.

The second word translated as “tarry” in this Scripture literally means “delay,” and as it is used, the Lord is saying that when the appointed Jewish festival arrives for Him to come, there will be no further “delay” whatsoever. Glory to God!

The Lord actually and literally told Habakkuk that there would be a “hesitation” on His part before His actual return. Peter, in his epistle, clearly referred to this same “hesitation” which Habakkuk was told about, by saying that scoffers would arise [and they sure did after 1988] saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” 2 Peter 3:3-4. Peter then went on to say, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,” 2 Peter 3:9.

Folks, when will some people, including some “professing Christians,” get it through their heads that God is not in the soul damning business? The God of Heaven loves those whom He has created, and wants men and women, boys and girls, to receive His way of salvation; the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Because God loves mankind [John 3:16], He gives mankind every opportunity to believe and be saved. Read Ezekiel 18:23, 18:32, and 33:11, and believe what the Scripture says. This time of “hesitation” prophesied in Habakkuk is just such an opportunity.

Dear readers, we have been living in this period of the Lord’s “hesitation” and “long suffering” for the past 27 years since 1988. 2015 – 1988 = 27 years. But the time is up! How many of our readers are aware that “27” is the Bible number signifying “the fulfillment of prophecy”? Hello!

The time of God’s “long suffering” and “hesitation” is over. Our beloved and precious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is coming to resurrect and rapture His New Covenant believers to glory, and He is coming this year, 2015. Oh! And when did the inspired prophecy the Lord God gave to Habakkuk say that He would come? The inspired Word actually says, “the vision is still for the appointed festival,” Habakkuk 2:3.

Now let this truth soak in on every reader. How could I or others who took part in the Rapture 88 movement have possibly been preaching “heresy,” when the entire Rapture 88 movement was clearly predicted in the Book of Habakkuk to occur, the prophecy of it being written some 2,600 years ago? We were simply preaching what the inspired Word explicitly states about a spiritual movement prior to the Lord’s actual coming. Only the “date” was wrong, because at the time we did not understand that there would be a period of “hesitation” on the Lord’s part. More study…..more insight!

In the context of what we have studied, the “appointed festival” was Rosh HaShanah, the first day of the 7th month on the Jewish calendar. On this point, I am not being dogmatic. The actual festival is not named in these inspired Scriptures, so if the Lord God has another festival in mind, I willingly yield to His choice of festivals. But unless otherwise revealed in the Scriptures, I have to believe our Lord is coming for us on Rosh HaShanah, 2015, just 40 more days from the time I am writing this study. Are you ready?

Oh, there is one more Scripture in Habakkuk that needs to be carefully examined. In 2:4, the Lord told Habakkuk that some would lift up their soul [in pride] against Habakkuk’s vision and message of the Lord’s return, and sure enough, many did! And many are still being lifted up in pride today, boasting against us believers who dare to seriously study the Scriptures and seek for the timing of the Lord’s return. I know for a fact that after Rosh HaShanah, 1988, there were many “professing” Christians, including preachers, who simply abandoned all study of Bible prophecy and gave up the whole concept of an actual, literal, return of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, they “drew back” from the doctrinal belief of the literal return of Christ, a doctrine which has been held fast as Biblical truth, and taught by the Lord’s churches throughout the past 2,000 years of this present dispensation. Now once more go to the inspired interpretation of this passage in Hebrews 10:38-39, and see for yourself what the Word of the Lord has to say about those who “draw back,” and also about those who continue to “live by faith.”

Dear readers, the Lord God in the Rapture 88 movement began to separate true believers from mere “professors” in the churches and the ranks of Christianity [the wheat from the chaff]. Such a separation is still going on right to this present hour. And what is the Lord God using to effect this separation? He is using Bible prophecy and the promise of His literal return at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Some in the churches and the ranks of Christianity, whose hearts are so “lifted up” in PRIDE that they consider themselves to be “above” studying the prophecies and looking for the “mythical” coming of the Lord, ought to be very careful about laying their mouths against those who receive the Word of God as literal truth, for the Lord Himself explicitly stated, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment,” Matthew 12:36-37.

THE LIGHTS OF HOME

Dear readers, now that I have set before our readers a little insight into my own past, and also into the Rapture 88 movement as clearly predicted in the Book of Habakkuk, let’s take a look at where we are right now in relation to Bible prophecy, the end-time, and the coming of the Lord Jesus to resurrect and rapture His New Covenant Church and people to glory.

It ought to be obvious to any serious student of Bible prophecy, who truly believes the Word of God, that the seven year Tribulation period is staring humanity in the face RIGHT NOW! For many years now there has been one “sign” right after another, each of which was plainly predicted in the Word to occur in the end of the age, or “the end of days,” just shortly before the return of the Lord Jesus. These “signs” have occurred, and continue to occur, in both the heavens and the earth, exactly as predicted in God’s inspired Word, Matthew 24:4-8; Luke 21:10-11; Acts 2:19-21. I have never seen such a fever pitch of interest in the Lord’s return among true believers, since the Rapture 88 movement in 1988. The Lord explicitly told Habakkuk that “at the end” the vision would speak [again], “and not lie.” In other words, the Lord Jesus is coming and His coming this time is absolutely certain. Glory to God! Today, there are multitudes of true believers living in this sin cursed world whose major desire is to go home to New Jerusalem to be with our Lord and meet again our deceased loved ones who have preceded us in death. God’s true believing people today are “home sick” for Heaven.

Let’s take the words of the Lord Jesus Himself about the “signs” which would occur just preceding the Tribulation period. They are recorded in Matthew 24:4-8.

The Lord Himself told His disciples…..

[1] …that many would come in His name, claiming to be Christ Himself, and would deceive many, 24:5. Folks, we have seen more deceivers arise in the past 15 years since the turn of the century, than in all the previous years I have been in the Lord’s ministry, and they are still arising. Is this an indication of “the lights of home”?

[2] …there would be wars and rumors of wars, 24:6. Even as I write, American troops are still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now in Iraq again and in Syria against ISIS.

The rumor is always circulating that North Korea has nuclear bombs and could attack at any minute. Iran and other Muslim nations have vowed to totally destroy Israel, and our President has just signed an agreement with Iran. Ho boy! The so-called “cold war” with Russia is also heating up again. “The lights of home” are growing brighter!

[3] …that one ethnic group would rise against another, and one kingdom against another, and so it has come to pass, and is still occurring, 24:7. I have never previously seen a time in my life when there was so much distrust, misunderstanding, and outright hatred between the races, as there is today. Racial killings, demonstrations, and riots, have become an almost daily occurrence. As I see these things occurring, “the lights of home” beckon to me.

[4] …there would be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places, 24:7. Due to severe climatic conditions [and wars] over the past several years, many nations around the world are not producing the food needed to feed their people, and because of their severe economic conditions are not able to buy food from other nations. So famine is knocking at their doors.

Pestilence and disease and death always accompany famine, and we are seeing it today in many of the “third world” nations of the earth. And it is only going to become worse.

And don’t forget the earthquakes in divers [diverse; different] places. There has been more earthquakes since the turn of this century than I have ever previously seen in my entire life. Now they have become so frequent and so large in intensity, that one or more is happening somewhere in the world with every passing day.

Christ Himself said that all eight of these “signs” He explicitly mentioned are the introduction to “the beginning of sorrows,” 24:8. “8” is the Bible number which signifies “new things; new birth; new beginning; new changes.” Folks, we have arrived! The Tribulation period is staring mankind in the face RIGHT NOW! It is time for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture to occur, removing all true believers off the face of the earth. Read Galtians 1:4 and believe what you read.

The Festival of Rosh HaShanah on September 13th is now just 40 days away. Look at your own calendar and count the days for yourself.

Yes, I can see “the lights of home” glowing ever brighter as I come over the hilltops of Bible prophecy, and the lights have never shined brighter than they are shining RIGHT NOW. Are you ready to go home to glory? Really ready? Do you have the sweet assurance of the Holy Spirit within you, bearing witness with your spirit, that you are indeed a true believer and a born-again child of God? Read Romans 8:14-16. Glory to God! Hallelujah! Praise the dear Lord Jesus!

My heartfelt prayer is to meet every reader in glory when our Lord comes for us at the resurrection and Pre-Tribulation Rapture, 1 Corinthians 15:49-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10. Please don’t disappoint me!

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Thank you again, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, for your prayers, gifts, and other kindnesses shown to this old preacher man. May your reward be great in glory.

Please address all questions, comments, and correspondence to: Pastor F. M. Riley, Last Call Gospel Ministry, 184 County Road 108, Harrisburg, Missouri 65256. Or I can be contacted via email at: fmr7sngn@centurylink.net

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