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TAKEN IN JUDGMENT

TAKEN IN JUDGMENT

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You all know the promises of Yeshua. He’s in the heavenly realm right now preparing a home for his bride and a beautiful marriage feast, the marriage supper of the Lamb, or is it the Lion? Well, while Yeshua is preparing for his bride, Yehovah is also preparing a feast. Yehovah is preparing a feast for the birds and beasts, to feast upon the rebels who dare to come against him, his people, and his city of Jerusalem.

Revelation 19:17-18, “I saw an angel standing in the sun. He called out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, “Come, gather together for the great feast of Yehovah. 18Come eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of cavalry, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, the unimportant and the powerful.

Ezekiel 39:17-21, “Now to you, son of man, Lord Yehovah says this: Say to all the winged birds and all the wild beasts in the fields, ’Gather together and come. Gather from all around to the sacrifice that I myself am making for you, a large sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, so that you may consume flesh and drink blood. 18You will consume the flesh of warriors and drink the blood of the princes of the earth; they will be rams, lambs, goats, and bulls, they were all fattened in Bashan. 19Then you will eat fat to your satisfaction; you will drink blood until drunkenness; this will be the sacrifice that I will slaughter for you. 20You will be satisfied at my table with horses, charioteers, mighty men, and all the warriors, Lord Yehovah declares.’ 21I will set my glory among the ethno-linguistic nations, and all the ethno-linguistic nations will see my judgment that I perform and my hand that I have set against them.”

So, when Yeshua says some will be taken and some will be left behind, who is he talking about? He said his coming would be like in the days of Noah. Was Noah taken, or was he left alive to stand on the earth? Matthew 24:37-42, “As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before The Flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered the ark,39and they knew nothing until The Flood came and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two men will be in a field, one will be taken, and one will be left. 41Two women will be grinding with a mill, one will be taken, and one will be left. 42Therefore, be on your guard, for you do not know at what hour your Lord will come.” Notice that it was the wicked lost folks who were taken away in judgment. This teaching is repeated in Luke 17:34-37, “I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. One will be taken, and the other will be left. 35There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken, and the other will be left. 36There will be two in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 37They asked him, “Where to, Lord?” And he said to them, “Where there is a body, there will the vultures also be gathered together.””

Right here in Luke 17:37, Yeshua gives us the answer to where those go who are taken in judgment. They are executed and feasted upon by the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth. Yeshua was alluding to his Father Yehovah’s end time feast he’s preparing for the animals of the earth.

What we conclude from the Master’s teaching in these passages is that the ones taken are taken to death in judgment. The wicked will be taken to final death in the lake of fire. People, you want to be left behind. These passages are not talking about a rapture, but about the great end time harvest of the wicked to final judgment in the lake of fire. You don’t want to be taken in judgment.

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Feast of Trumpets – 2018

Feast of Trumpets

(Zikron Teruah, memorial of blowing)

Yom Teruah

(Day of Blowing)

From Batya Wootten’s book, Israel’s Feasts and their Fullness

All Scripture taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.bblx e-Sword module. Original work at unfoldingword.org.

Part 1

John 1:14-18, “And the Word became flesh and lived among us. We have seen his glory, glory as of the one and only born of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified about him and cried out, saying, “This was the one of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is more than me, for he was before me.’” 16 For from his fullness we have all received grace after grace. 17 For the Torah was given through Moses. Grace and truth came through Yeshua Messiah. 18 No one has seen Yehovah at any time. The only begotten Son, who is at the side of the Father, he has made him known.

Yehovah told Moses on the mountain in Exodus 33:20, “… “You may not see my face, for no one can see me and live.””

Paul said it this way in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “For now we see indirectly in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I have been fully known.

The Feast of Trumpets is going to introduce an age where we will see Yeshua, our Messiah, face to face and live to tell about it. Listen to what Yeshua says about it in John 14, “Do not let your heart be troubled. You believe in Yehovah, believe also in me. 2 In the house of my Father are many rooms. If it were not so, I would have told you, for I am going to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come once more and receive you to myself, so that where I am you will also be. 4 You know the way to where I am going. 5 Thomas said to Yeshua, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, how can we know the way?” 6 Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you know him and have seen him. 8 Philip said to Yeshua, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” 9 Yeshua said to him, “I have been with you for so long and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from my own authority, but the Father living in me is doing his work. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, or else believe because of the works themselves. 12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will do the works that I do, and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, so that the Father will be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. 15 If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (Exo. 20:6) 16 And I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor so that he will be with you forever, 17 the Ruach of truth. The world cannot receive him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you alone; I will come back to you. 19 Yet a short amount of time and the world will no longer see me, but you see me. Because I live, you will also live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and that you are in me, and that I am in you. 21 He who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me, and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and I will show myself to him. 22 Judas, not Iscariot, said to Yeshua, “Lord, why is it that you will show yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Yeshua answered and said to him, If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and we will make our home with him. 24 He who does not love me does not keep my words. The word that you hear is not from me but from the Father who sent me. 25 I have said these things to you, while I am staying with you. 26 However, the Counselor, Ruach ha’Kodesh, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything and he will remind you of everything that I said to you. 27 I leave you peace; I give you my peace. I do not give it as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not be afraid. 28 You heard that I said to you, I am going away, and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I am. 29 Now I have told you before it happens so that, when it happens, you will believe. 30 I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me, 31 but in order that the world will know that I love the Father, I do just as the Father commanded me. Let us get up and go from here.

The Feast of Trumpets is described in a few scriptures, one of the main ones is Numbers 10:1-10, “Yehovah spoke to Moses. He said, 2 “Make two silver trumpets. Hammer the silver to make them. You must use the trumpets to call the messianic congregation together and to call the messianic congregation to move their camps. 3 The priests must blow the trumpets to call all the messianic congregation together in front of you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 4 If the priests blow only one trumpet, then the leaders, the heads of the clans of Israel, must gather to you. 5 When you blow a loud signal, the camps on the east side must begin their journey. 6 When you blow a loud signal the second time, the camps on the south side must begin their journey. They must blow a loud signal for their journeys. 7 When the messianic congregation gathers together, blow the trumpets, but not loudly. 8 The sons of Aaron, the priests, must blow the trumpets. This will always be a regulation for you throughout your people’s generations. 9 When you go to war in your land against an adversary who oppresses you, then you must sound an alarm with the trumpets. I, Yehovah your Almighty, will call you to mind and save you from your enemies. 10 Also, at the times of celebration, both your appointment calendar festivals and at the beginning of the lunar months, you must blow the trumpets in honor of your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices for your fellowship offerings. These will act as a reminder of you to me, your Almighty. I am Yehovah your Almighty.””

The word for trumpet here is H2689

chaõtsoòtseraòh

khats-o-tser-aw’

By reduplication from H2690; a trumpet (from its sundered or quavering note):—trumpet (-er).

I’ve found it quite interesting that in Numbers 10, the word for blowing, teruah, is not used at all, even though that is the name of the feast according to the Jews. The word teruah is used in other passages related to this feast, as you will see.

In verses 3 through 8 and in verse 10 the word for blow is H8628

taw-kah’

A primitive root; to clatter, that is, slap (the hands together), clang (an instrument); by analogy to drive (a nail or tent pin, a dart, etc.); by implication to become bondsman (by handclasping):—

In verse 9 the word for blow is H7321

ruòa€

roo-ah’

A primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking); figuratively to split the ears (with sound), that is, shout (for alarm or joy):

If you want Yehovah to hear, you need to make an earsplitting sound with your trumpets.

How we honor our Heavenly Father on this day according to Numbers 10: Children of Israel must make two trumpets of silver hammered work. Priests blow these trumpets. Their united sound calls all Israel (vs 2), to move out the camps (vs. 5). Two trumpets were blown when going to war (vs 9) – that we would be remembered before our Divine One, and then He would save us from our enemies. In verse 10, the trumpets are used to celebrate the feasts.

1 – The sound of the trumpets signals the beginning of the fall feasts.

2 – The trumpets also signaled the beginning of the ten days before Yom HaKippurim, Day of Coverings or Atonement.

3 – The FOCUS of this non-agricultural feast of trumpets is to prepare man to meet his Maker face to face on the Day of Judgment. REPENT!

4 – Addresses our need to make it right with our fellow man.

Matthew 5:22-26, “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother without cause will be in danger of the judgment; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You worthless person!’ will be in danger of the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has anything against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar, and go on your way. First be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with your accuser quickly while you are with him on the way to court, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, you will never come out from there until you have paid the last bit of money you owe.

1 John 4:20, “If anyone says, “I divinely selflessly love Yehovah” but hates his brother, he is a liar. For the one who does not divinely selflessly love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot divinely selflessly love Yehovah, whom he has not seen.

5 – Warns us that someday we will have to give an account of our actions. Terms of accounting – our life’s transactions are being recorded in the King’s books of account. The only thing that can balance our evil acts is the blood of Yeshua, by the grace and mercy of our Father.

Numbers 29:1, “In the seventh lunar month, on the first of the lunar month, you must have a holy assembly to honor Yehovah. You must not do regular work on that day. It will be a day when you blow (silver) trumpets (not animal horns).” The word trumpets is not in the Hebrew here, but from Numbers 10:10 we know it is silver trumpets, not shofars on the first of the lunar month. The word for blowing here is teruah, which means H8643

ter-oo-aw’

From H7321; clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum:—alarm, blow (-ing) (of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubilee, loud noise, rejoicing, shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing).

Leviticus 23:24, “Speak to the people of Israel and say, In the seventh lunar month, the first of the lunar month will be a solemn rest for you, a memorial with the blowing of trumpets, and a holy assembly.

Sabbath-rest here is shabbathon, a high holy day, from Strong’s number:

H7677

From H7676; a sabbatism or special holiday:—rest, sabbath.

This is a special memorial day as seen from the Strong’s number:

H2146

From H2142; a memento (or memorable thing, day or writing):—memorial, record.

It’s an accounting day, a day to record things we need to repent of, people we need to be reconciled to, things we need to make right with our brethren. We’re looking forward to the day of reckoning with our Divine One and Father, Yehovah.

This is a day to make a joyful noise unto Yehovah, as seen in the word blowing or teruah:

H8643

From H7321; clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum:—

We should blow our horns, shout and sing to Yehovah today!! It’s a party day for believers. It’s a day of alarm in the sense that it won’t be long before we meet our Maker face to face on Judgment Day. Make sure your life is right with Him. The word trumpets is not in the Hebrew text there in Leviticus 23. I believe Yehovah showed me to acquire bugles to sound the alarm to his people. The U.S. Cavalry has used bugles for more than 150 years to rally the troops. I’m an American, so I believe I should blow a bugle! You blow whatever Yehovah shows you to blow.

This is a holy or sacred day as seen in Strong’s word number:

H6944

From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity:—

It’s a day set apart to begin getting our lives in order, between us and our Divine One and between us and our fellow humans.

We are called by the trumpets to come together in a public meeting as seen in the word convocation:

H4744

From H7121; something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal:—

We are to set ourselves apart from our worldly pursuits today and come together to rehearse the beginning of Judgment Day. Warn and call each other to repentance. This is the day to sound the alarm on His holy mountain! Judgment begins with the house of Yehovah. We should also rehearse our Lord’s return and our greeting to our Great King!

6 – Yom Teruah happens in the seventh month, Tishri, in September/October. This year the 7th month should begin on Monday sunset, September 10th. I believe we should begin celebrating at sundown on Monday the 10th, the children can look for the new moon; we need to spend the whole day together. We could meet here at home at our regular time, then go to someone’s house to be together the rest of the day. It’s a high party and feast day!!

Seven is a sacred number to us; it represents the term completion.

Philippians 1:6, “I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Yeshua Messiah.

We want to be as complete, or mature, as possible for when Yeshua returns and for Judgment Day. This feast was designed to help us get there.

The Feast of Trumpets symbolizes our:

  • Call to warfare

  • To intercession

  • To listening for the Father’s voice

  • To absolute obedience

  • To true unity with our brethren

7 – The Feast as seen in ancient Israel:

Ezra 3:1-6, It was the seventh lunar month after the people of Israel came back to their cities, when they gathered together as one man in Jerusalem. 2 Yehoshua son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and his brothers rose up and built the altar of the Almighty of Israel to offer burnt offerings as commanded in the Torah of Moses, the man of the Almighty. 3 Then they established the altar on its stand, for dread was on them because of the people of the land. They offered burnt offerings to Yehovah at dawn and evening. 4 They also observed the Feast of Tabernacles as it is written and offered burnt offerings day by day according to the decree, each day’s duty on its day. 5 Accordingly, there were daily burnt offerings and on the new moons and offerings for all the appointment calendar festivals of Yehovah, along with all the freewill offerings. 6 They began to offer up burnt offerings to Yehovah on the first day of the seventh lunar month, although the temple had not been founded.

Nehemiah 7:73-8:13, So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel lived in their cities. By the seventh lunar month the people of Israel were settled in their cities. . . 1 All the people gathered as one man in the open area in front of the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring The Book of the Torah of Moses, which Yehovah had commanded Israel. 2 On the first day of the seventh lunar month (Festival of Trumpets), Ezra the priest brought the Torah before the messianic congregation, both men and women, and all who could hear and understand. 3 He faced the open area in front of the Water Gate, and he read from it from early morning until midday, before men and women, and any who could understand, and all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Torah. 4 Then Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform which the people had made for the purpose. Standing beside him were Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right side; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam were standing on his left side. 5 Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above the people, and when he opened it all the people stood up. 6 Ezra gave thanks to Yehovah, the great Almighty, and all the people lifted up their hands and answered, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed their heads and worshiped Yehovah with their faces to the ground. 7 Also Yehoshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, helped the people understand the Torah, while the people remained in their place. 8 They read in the book, the Torah of the Almighty, making it clear with interpretation and giving the meaning so the people understood the reading. 9 Nehemiah the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were interpreting to the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to Yehovah your Almighty. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept when they heard the words of the Torah. 10 Then Nehemiah said to them, Go your way, eat the fat and have something sweet to drink, and send some of it to one who has nothing prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of Yehovah is your strength.” 11 So the Levites made the people be quiet, saying, “Hush! For this day is holy. Do not be grieved.” 12 Then all the people went their way to eat and to drink and to share food and to celebrate with great joy because they had understood the words that were made known to them. 13 On the second day the leaders of the ancestors’ families from all the people, the priests and the Levites, came together to Ezra the scribe to gain insight from the words of the Torah. (Men’s Bible study together – for the rest of the ten days!)

2 Chronicles 29:27-28, “Hezekiah commanded them to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began, the song of Yehovah began also (the Hallel, Psalms 113-119), with the (silver) trumpets, together with the instruments of David, king of Israel. 28 All the messianic congregation worshiped, the singers sang, and the trumpeters played; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.

The song of Yehovah: 2 Chronicles 7:3, All the people of Israel looked on when the fire came down and the glory of Yehovah was on the temple. They bowed with their faces to the ground on the stone pavement, worshiped, and gave thanks to Yehovah. They said, For he is good, for his covenant loyalty endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 20:21,When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to Yehovah and give him praise for his holy glory, as they went out preceding the military force, and say, Give thanks to Yehovah, for his covenant faithfulness endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 23:18,Jehoiada appointed officers for the temple of

Yehovah under the hand of the priests, who were Levites, whom

David had assigned to the temple of Yehovah, to offer the burnt

offerings to Yehovah, as it was written in the Torah of Moses,

together with rejoicing and singing, as David had given direction.

Psalms 136:1, “Oh, give thanks to Yehovah; for he is good, for his

covenant faithfulness endures forever.

Psalms 137:3-4, “There our captors required songs from us, and

those who mocked us required us to be happy, saying, “Sing us one

of the songs of Zion.” 4 How could we sing a song about Yehovah in

a foreign land?

Psalms 89:15, Blessed are the people who worship you! Yehovah,

they walk in the light of your face.

Traditionally, the rabbinical Jews celebrate this day on Rosh

HaShanah, the Head of the Year, since the month of Tishri marks

the beginning of their civil year.

The silver trumpets were described in The Writings of Flavius

Josephus, “Antiquities of the Jews”, “Antiquities.3.12.6.

Moreover, Moses was the inventor of the form of their trumpet,

which was made of silver. Its description is this: – In length it was

little less than a cubit. It was composed of a narrow tube,

somewhat thicker than a flute, but with so much breadth as was

sufficient for admission of the breath of a man’s mouth: it ended

in the form of a bell, like common trumpets. Its sound was called

in the Hebrew tongue Asosra. Two of these being made, one of

them was sounded when they required the multitude to come

together to congregations. When the first of them gave a signal,

the heads of the tribes were to assemble, and consult about the

affairs to them properly belonging; but when they gave the signal

by both of them, they called the multitude together.

8 Some believe Messiah will return on Yom Teruah, some believe he will return on Yom HaKippurim. The feast of trumpets is yet to be fulfilled. Some believe that the Feast of Trumpets is the two houses coming back together as one united voice announcing the Messiah’s return. I believe these two Messianic voices will witness for 10 days until all Judah is saved by grace through faith in Yeshua Messiah on Yom HaKippurim, because they will see Whom they have pierced and will finally appropriate the atoning blood of Yeshua for themselves.

Revelation 1:10, “I was in the Ruach on the Lord’s day. I heard

behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,

Isaiah 58:1, “Cry loudly; do not hold back. Lift up your voice like a

trumpet (cornet). Confront my people with their rebellion, and the

house of Jacob with their sins.

9 It could be that Christians and Jews are the “two witnesses”. Yehovah told the children of Israel in Isaiah 43:10a ““You are My witnesses,” says Yehovah…” Yehovah divided the 12 tribes into two houses in 2 Chronicles 11:4a, “Yehovah says this, “You must not attack or make war against your brothers. Everyone must return to his own house, for I have caused this to happen.”’ Heavenly Father has two witnesses, but we still deny each other and have never sounded our voices in unison. It is only the two unified voices that will summon all Israel. So Yom Teruah foretells the day when the two voices speak in perfect harmony. It foretells the day when “two witnesses” will fulfill their true purpose of confirming the truth of Yehovah’s Word – Genesis to Revelation.

10 Two hammered silver trumpets. The fire of Yehovah refines the silver of our lives before Him. Jeremiah 9:7a, “So Yehovah of the heavenly armed forces says this, “See, I am about to test them. I will examine them.”” Daniel 11:35, “Some of the wise will stumble so that refining will happen to them, and cleansing, and purifying, until the time of the end. For the appointed time is still to come.” Zechariah 13:9, “I will bring that third through the fire and refine them as silver is refined; I will test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them and say, ‘This is my people!’ and they will say, ‘Yehovah is my Almighty!’” Hosea 1:10-11,Yet the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. It will be that where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ it will be said to them, ‘You are people of the living Divine One.’ 11 The people of Judah and the people of Israel will be gathered together. They will appoint one leader for themselves, and they will go up from the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel. Malachai 3:3,He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi. He will refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings of righteousness to Yehovah.

Our refining or affliction is only for a season. Isaiah 64:12, “How can you still hold back, Yehovah? How can you remain silent and continue to humiliate us?” 2 Thessalonians 1:1-10, “Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the messianic congregation of the Thessalonians in Yehovah our Father and Lord Yeshua Messiah. 2 May grace be to you and peace from Yehovah our Father and Lord Yeshua Messiah. 3 We should always give thanks to Yehovah for you, brothers. For this is appropriate, because your faith is growing very much, and the love of each of you abounds for one another. 4 So we ourselves speak proudly about you among the messianic congregations of Yehovah. We talk about your patience and faith in all your persecutions. We talk about the afflictions that you endure. 5 This is a sign of Yehovah’s righteous judgment. The result is that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of Yehovah for which you suffer. 6 It is righteous for Yehovah to return affliction to those who afflict you, 7 and relief to you who are afflicted with us. He will do this at the appearing of Lord Yeshua from heaven with the angels of his power. 8 In flaming fire he will take vengeance on those who do not know Yehovah and on those who do not respond to the gospel of our Lord Yeshua. 9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power. 10 He will do this when he comes on that day to be glorified by his people and to be marveled at by all those who believed. For our testimony to you was believed.Daniel 7:18,22, “18But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom, and they will possess it forever and ever. 22until the Ancient of Days came, and justice was given to the holy people of the Most High. Then the time came when the holy people received the kingdom.” Daniel 12:10, “Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.

But before we receive the Kingdom, we get to hang out in the

wilderness with Yehovah. Hosea 2:14, “So I am going to win her

back. I will bring her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to

her.” Ezekiel 20:35, “Then I will bring you into the wilderness of

the ethno-linguistic nations, and there I will judge you face to

face.” By the time we’re done, we’ll be the fully purged one new

man. Isaiah 27:9, “So in this way, the iniquity of Jacob will be

atoned for, for this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:

When he will make all the altar stones as chalk and crushed to

pieces, and no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain

standing.

11 Immutable Truths – The two witnesses of Judah and Ephraim have been hammering out a twofold message – the twin truths of Law (Torah) and Grace. We must come to unity in order to fully serve our true purpose of confirming the whole Word of Yehovah to Israel. I believe this unity is found only in Messiah Yeshua. John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and lived among us. We have seen his glory, glory as of the one and only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Torah).”

We will come together and sing the songs of Moses and Yeshua. Zephaniah 3:18, “as on the day of the appointment calendar festivals. I will take away disaster from you; you will no longer bear any shame for it.” Revelation 15:3-4, “They were singing the song of Moses, the servant of Yehovah, the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord Yehovah, the Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ethno-linguistic nations. 4 Who will not fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All ethno-linguistic nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous deeds have been revealed.””

12 In Numbers 10:8 we’re told that the priests sound the trumpets. Well, if you’re a believer, you know what you are. 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for Yehovah’s possession, so that you would announce the wonderful actions of the one who called you out from darkness into his marvelous light.” We will not be together until all 12 tribes are together. The restoration of all the tribes is a top priority with Yehovah today. It must be our priorty also. The great day is coming. Hosea 1:11, “11The people of Judah and the people of Israel will be gathered together. They will appoint one leader for themselves, and they will go up from the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel.

13 The (Re)United House will stand. Luke 11:17, “But Yeshua knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate, and a house divided against itself falls.” Obadiah 1:18a, “The house of Jacob will be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame,” Zechariah 9:13, “for I have bent Judah as my bow. I have filled my quiver with Ephraim. I have roused your sons, Zion, against your sons, Greece, and have made you, Zion, like a warrior’s sword!” Isaiah 11:13-14, “He will turn aside the envy of Ephraim, and hostilities of Judah will be cut off. Ephraim will not envy Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile to Ephraim. 14 Instead they will swoop down on the Philistine hills on the west, and together they will plunder the people of the east. They will attack Edom and Moab, and the people of Ammon will obey them.” All Israel gathers when both trumpets are blown. Numbers 10:3, “The priests must blow the trumpets to call all the messianic congregation together in front of you at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

14 In the end, no sin is left in Israel. Jeremiah 50:4-5, 20, “In those days and at that time, declares Yehovah, the people of Israel and the people of Judah will come together to go with weeping and seek Yehovah their Almighty. 5 They will ask the way to Zion and will set off toward it, saying, we will go and join ourselves to Yehovah in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten. . . 20In those days and at that time, says Yehovah, iniquity will be looked for in Israel, but none will be found. I will inquire about the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant that I spare. Psalm 89:15-16, “Blessed are the people who worship you! Yehovah, they walk in the light of your face. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long, and in your righteousness they exalt you. The word translated joyful sound or festal shout is teruah, meaning an alarm, signal, sound of tempest, shout, war-cry, battle-cry, and a shout of joy! We enter His very presence with this joyful noise! Numbers 10:10, “Also, at the times of celebration, both your appointment calendar festivals and at the beginning of the lunar months, you must blow the trumpets in honor of your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices for your fellowship offerings. These will act as a reminder of you to me, your Almighty. I am Yehovah your Almighty.

Now we have 10 days of prayer or awe up through Yom Kippur:

Day 1: Pray that all Israel might come to true repentance, that

they might be saved. Pray that they would put away all of their

idols and be granted a new heart and a new spirit, that they might

live and not die.

Isaiah 30:15a, “For this is what Lord Yehovah, the Holy One of Israel says, “In returning and resting you will be saved; in quietness and in trust will be your strength.

Ezekiel 18:31-32, Throw away from off yourselves all of the

transgressions that you have committed; make a new heart and a

new spirit for yourselves. For why should you die, house of Israel?

32 For I do not rejoice in the death of the one who dies, Lord

Yehovah declares, so repent and live!

Pray that salvation in Yeshua will come to all Israel.

Genesis 48:19, “His father refused and said, “I know, my son, I

know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. Yet

his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants

will become a multitude of ethno-linguistic nations.”

Romans 11:25-26, For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of this mystery, in order that you will not be wise in your own thinking. This mystery is that a partial hardening has occurred in Israel, until the completion of the ethno-linguistic nations comes in. 26 Thus in this manner (by grace through faith in Yeshua) all Israel will be saved, just as it is written: “Out of Zion will come the Deliverer. He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.

Ephesians 4:15, “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to

grow up in every way into him who is the head, that is, Messiah.

Matthew 1:21, “She will give birth to a son, and you will call his

name Yeshua, for he will save (yoshia) his people from their sins.

Pray that the veil will be lifted from the eyes of both houses of

Israel so they will see the truth of Yeshua and cease to stumble

over Him.

Isaiah 8:14, “He will become a sanctuary; but he will be a stone of striking, and a rock of stumbling, for both the houses of Israel, and he will be a trap and a snare to the people of Jerusalem.

John 2:22, “After he was raised from the dead ones, his disciples

remembered that he said this, and they believed the Scripture and

this statement that Yeshua had spoken.

Pray that as the “Standard,” Yeshua be lifted up in all His glory

and that the world may see Him in truth and not according to man-

made religion.

Isaiah 11:12, “He will set up a banner for the ethno-linguistic nations and will gather the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Part 2

1 – Have a sabbath rest, blow the trumpets, have a memorial day to record, assemble together.

Leviticus 23:24, “Speak to the people of Israel and say, ’In the

seventh lunar month, the first of the lunar month will be a solemn

rest (shabbathon, a high holy day) for you, a memorial with the

blowing of trumpets, and a holy assembly.

2 – 120 trumpets dedicated Solomon’s Temple at the feast. They sang the song of Yehovah. All assembled.

2 Chronicles 5:3, 12-14, “All the men of Israel assembled before the king at the feast, which was in the seventh lunar month. . . 12 Also the Levites who were the singers, all of them, including Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and brothers, clothed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps, and lyres, stood at the east end of the altar. With them were 120 priests blowing trumpets. 13 It came about that the trumpeters and singers made music together, making one sound to be heard for praising and thanking Yehovah. They raised their voices with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments, and they praised Yehovah. They sang, “For he is good, for his covenant loyalty endures forever.” Then the house, the temple of Yehovah, was filled with a cloud. 14 The priests could not stand in order to serve because of the cloud, for the glory of Yehovah filled his temple. (c. 957 BC)

3 – Ezra read the Torah on this day.

Nehemiah 7:73-8:2, “So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel lived in their cities. By the seventh lunar month the people of Israel were settled in their cities. . . 1 All the people gathered as one man in the open area in front of the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring The Book of the Torah of Moses, which Yehovah had commanded Israel. 2 On the first day of the seventh lunar month (Festival of Trumpets), Ezra the priest brought the Torah before the messianic congregation, both men and women, and all who could hear and understand.

Jeremiah 31:31-33, Look, the days are coming, declares Yehovah,

when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and

the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I

established with their fathers in the days when I took them by

their hand to bring them out from the land of Egypt. Those were

the days when they broke my covenant, although I was a husband

for them, declares Yehovah. 33 But this is the covenant that I will

establish with the house of Israel after these days, declares

Yehovah: I will place my Torah within them and will write it on

their heart, for I will be their Almighty, and they will be my

people.

Hebrews 8:8-12, “For when Yehovah found fault with the people,

he said, “See, the days are coming, says Yehovah, when I will

make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house

of Judah. 9 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their

ancestors on the day that I took them by their hand to lead them

out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant,

and I disregarded them, says Yehovah. 10 For this is the covenant

that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says

Yehovah. I will put my Torah into their minds, and I will also write

it on their hearts. I will be their Almighty, and they will be my

people. 11 They will not teach each one his neighbor and each one

his brother, saying, ‘Know Yehovah.’ For all will know me, from the

least to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful to their

acts of unrighteousness and their sins, and I will not remember

their lawlessness any longer.

4 – Read aloud before the assembly Numbers 10:1-10, Psalms 93-100. The Jews read Psalms 47 aloud seven times.

Psalms 47:1-6, “For the chief musician. A psalm of the sons of

Korah. Clap your hands, all you ethno-linguistic peoples; shout to

the Almighty with the sound of triumph. 2 For Yehovah Most High

is terrifying; he is a great King over all the earth. 3 He subdues

ethno-linguistic peoples under us and ethno-linguistic nations under

our feet. 4 He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob

whom he loved. Selah. 5 The Almighty has gone up with a shout,

Yehovah with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to the

Almighty, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.

5 – The restored, united Israel must war for our promised land.

Isaiah 11:13-14, “He will turn aside the envy of Ephraim, and

hostilities of Judah will be cut off. Ephraim will not envy Judah,

and Judah will no longer be hostile to Ephraim. 14 Instead they

will swoop down on the Philistine hills on the west, and together

they will plunder the people of the east. They will attack Edom and

Moab, and the people of Ammon will obey them.

We must deeply desire deliverance and cry to our Father for it.

Exodus 2:23-25, “A long time later, the king of Egypt died. The

Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out for

help, and their pleas went up to the Almighty because of their

bondage. 24 When the Almighty heard their groaning, the Almighty

called to mind his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with

Jacob. 25 The Almighty saw the Israelites, and he understood

their situation.

COPY YOUR TORAH

COPY YOUR TORAH

Gene Benjamin II

August 21, 2018

Yehovah thinks very highly of his Word, the Torah, the Tanach, the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Covenant. He has submitted himself to his own word as the authority over his own life.

Psalm 138:2, “I will bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your covenant faithfulness and for your trustworthiness. You have magnified your name and your word above everything else.

Yehovah has done this magnifying, or exalting, of his word. Calling on his name can save you. Use his word to guide your life. It is the wisdom that you need. It is truth.

Yeshua is the King of kings and Lord of lords, but he has made us a kingdom of priests, Revelation 1:5-6, “and from Yeshua Messiah, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead ones, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has washed us from our sins by his blood, 6 he has made us a kingdom and priests for Yehovah his Father, to him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.”

 

Revelation 5:10, “You made them a kingdom and priests to serve Yehovah, and they will reign on the earth.”

 

Daniel 7:18,But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom, and they will possess it forever and ever.”

 

Luke 12:31-32, “But seek Yehovah’s kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32Do not fear, little flock, because your Father is very pleased to give you the kingdom.”

Yeshua is High Priest, after the order of Melchizedek, and King of kings. He is making us just like himself. We will be kings and priests under Yeshua.

 

Revelation 17:14, “They will wage war against the Lamb. But the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and with him are the called ones, the chosen ones, and the faithful ones.”

Revelation 19:16, “He has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.”” Once Yeshua destroys the wicked earthly kings, what kings are left for him to be King over? Us, his children who should be growing up into kings right now. So stop playing church and start growing into your new role as king under Yeshua.

Revelation 20:4d, “They came to life, and they reigned with Messiah for a thousand years.”

Revelation 20:6, “Blessed and holy is anyone who takes part in the first resurrection! Over these the second death has no power. They will be priests of Yehovah and of Messiah and will reign with him for a thousand years.”

The coming Kingdom of Messiah Yeshua will be similar to the priestly kingdom of Melchizedek. Yeshua will be above all, ruling and reigning over the whole universe as our High Priest and King, and we will reign as his subordinate kings and priests, here on this earth for 1,000 years. This is the Gospel of the Kingdom that Yeshua spoke of in his Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:14, “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the ethno-linguistic nations. Then the end will come.”

Yeshua came to preach the Gospel of the kingdom of Yehovah, not just to save people. Luke 4:43,But he said to them, I must also preach the gospel about the kingdom of Yehovah to many other cities, because this is the reason I was sent here.”” Luke 8:1a,It happened soon afterward that Yeshua began traveling around to different cities and villages, preaching and proclaiming the gospel about the kingdom of Yehovah.”

The gospel of salvation issue that you have to settle today is, are you in or are you out? If you want in to Yehovah’s kingdom, you must repent of your sins today and get saved today, before it’s too late. When Yeshua arrives back here on earth, it will be too late to get in to the kingdom. Your choice must be made today, before the Yeshua Advent 2.0. Yehovah’s kingdom is coming from heaven to earth, so you must decide on this side of the Yeshua Advent 2.0. You cannot wait until Yeshua arrives, for that will be too late, the division between who is in and who is out will have already been made. You can check that out for yourself in Revelation 14:14-20, Matthew 25:31-46, and Revelation 19:11-21.

When Yeshua comes back, he’s coming to destroy the wicked and to set up his righteous Kingdom on earth for 1,000 years. You must decide today whether or not you will be with him or against him. Those who choose the Mark of the Beast will have chosen against Yeshua. That will be an eternally fatal mistake. Turn from your selfishness today, turn from your wickedness today, turn from your sin today and receive Yeshua HaMashiach into your life as your Savior and Lord.

Yehovah’s calendar and clock are counting down day by day, minute by minute, second by second. When that calendar and clock finish counting down to the moment when Yeshua is commanded by the Father to return to earth, it’s too late for you lost sinners. The saved will go up into the kingdom of Yehovah in the resurrection and rapture, the lost sinners will go down to judgment and the Lake of Fire. It will only take a twinkling of an eye for the reaper angels to do their reaping thing on that day, in that nano-second of time. You need to decide for Yeshua today, right now, while you still have breath and the ability to make your choice for Yehovah’s kingdom, or for the Devil’s judgment.

Now that we have that settled, let me tell you why I have made my own copy of the Word of Yehovah called the “Son Of Man Bible”. Let’s read Deuteronomy 17:14-20, “When you have come to the land that Yehovah your Almighty gives you, and when you take possession of it and begin to live in it, and then you say, ‘I will set a king over myself, like all the ethno-linguistic nations that are round about me,’ 15then you must surely set as king over yourself someone whom Yehovah your Almighty will choose. You must set as king over yourself someone from among your brothers. You may not put a foreigner, who is not your brother, over yourself. 16But he must not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt so that he may multiply horses, for Yehovah had said to you, ‘You will never return that way again.’ 17He must not take many wives for himself, so that his heart does not turn away. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold. 18When he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he must write for himself in a scroll a copy of this Torah, from the Torah that is before the priests, who are Levites. 19The scroll must be with him, and he must read in it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to honor Yehovah his Almighty, so as to keep all the words of this Torah and these statutes, to observe them. 20He must do this so that his heart is not lifted up above his brothers, and so that he does not turn away from the commandments, to the right hand or to the left; for the purpose that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, among Israel.”

This passage was actually part of the Torah portion last week. Yehovah chooses those who choose him, that’s how he operates. The kings that Yehovah will set up in his kingdom are those who have chosen to follow him, to be his disciples. We will receive positions under Yeshua, our King of kings. When he sets you up as a king under Yeshua, he wants you to focus on him and his word. He doesn’t want you to love your armed forces more than him. He doesn’t want you to love your wife or children, or pets, more than him. He doesn’t want you to love your wealth more than him or his word. He wants you to love him and love his word more than anything else in his kingdom. He wants you to have your own copy of the Torah, or Holy Scriptures. We live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of Yehovah.

It is a humbling experience to make your own copy of Yehovah’s word. He just stated it’s to keep you from arrogance and pride. It is the ultimate breaking experience. Go ahead and begin making your own copy of Yehovah’s word. People will call you a blasphemer, arrogant, proud, thinking you can edit Yehovah’s word. How dare you? You actually will learn to fear Yehovah like never before. What if I screw up and make a mistake? I could be damned for all eternity! But Yehovah wants you to do it. Yehovah commands his kings to do it. Simply obey him.

Well, when I was in the working world, I did not have time to copy the Torah for myself, I never had enough time to study as much as I wanted to, and there certainly was not an easy way to copy a text back in the day. Who wanted to hand write or type the Holy Bible on a typewriter? But as soon as I retired, I began looking for an electronic copy of the Bible and finally found one over at www.unfoldingword.org. Their Bibles are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, so I can legally and freely copy, edit, translate, publish, and distribute my own FREE and LEGALLY FREED Bible, which I have done for the e-Sword, mySword, The Word, Bibletime, and Xiphos Bible programs. The Son Of Man Bible is available for PCs, Apple, Android, and Linux devices. I even have the word processing files available for anyone who would like to make their own Bible, or just study in a word processor and make notes right inside the text. Pretty cool if you ask me. Just text me at 719-371-7164, or email me at anapto2 at gmail dot com, just ask for the word processing file of the Son Of Man Bible and you will receive. I have received the word freely, freely I give it to you. It has only cost me hundreds of hours of work, just ask my wife.

In your request, just tell me what operating system you use and on which device you work. You can have the Son Of Man Bible on most any digital device. I have not met anyone who has it on a tablet device, but let me know how it works if you’re using it on a tablet.

E-Sword is available for PC and Apple devices (the Apple app store may charge you a small fee) from www.e-sword.net; the mySword app is on Google Play Store. The SOMB modules are available for download from www.biblesupport.com, just do a search for “Unlocked Literal Bible 9”, on biblesupport.com and you can download modules for PC, Apple, Android, and Linux devices. E-Sword for PC can be run on some Linux distributions using the Wine app, but the SOMB.zip module is made for native Linux programs Bibletime and Xiphos. For The Word Bible program for PC, go to www.wordmodules.com, just do a search for “Son Of Man Bible”.

I will put the text from this video on my blog at ourdailydrink.wordpress.com, so you can copy and paste these instructions directly to your own device.

I do not receive any money for the Son Of Man Bible from e-Sword, from Apple, from Google, from mySword, from any Linux group, or from anyone else on this planet. Yehovah gave it to me, I give it to you, FREE and LEGALLY FREED for unlimited international use. Just give the proper attribution that the original work is at www.unfoldingword.org. Pray for those brethren, they are doing an amazing and wonderful work. Yehovah bless them.

If you would like to read an inspiring e-book, just cuddle up with Tim Jore’s e-book, “The Christian Commons”, available at www.unfoldingword.org/tcc. It will open your heart and mind to the wonderful liberating world of the Creative Commons, especially for world missions.

You all be blessed, have a blessed day full of Yehovah’s shalom.

UNIVERSE LOCKED – SECOND TUMBLER

UNIVERSE LOCKED – SECOND TUMBLER

Luke 13:23-28, “Someone said to him (Yeshua), “Lord, are only a few people to be saved?” So he said to them, 24 “Struggle to enter through the narrow door, because I say to you, many will want to enter, but will not be able to enter. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and locks the door, then you will stand outside and knock at the door and say, ‘Lord, Lord, let us in.’ And he will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you or where you are from.’ 26 Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank in front of you and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will reply, ‘I say to you, I do not know where you are from. Get away from me, you evildoers!’ 28 There will be crying and the grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in Yahweh’s kingdom, but you are thrown out.”

 

You all know what a lock tumbler is: Wordweb states it is: “A movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown.”; Dictionary.com states: “(in a lock) any locking or checking part that, when lifted or released by the action of a key or the like, allows the bolt to move.” Right now, even in these endtime days we live in, the universe is still moving around, like a tumbler in a lock, but soon, very soon, Yahweh will lock this Universe into a beautiful state of his glory. A state we look forward to with every fiber of our being. Will you be locked in or locked out? Make your choice today, choose life.

Well, folks, I thought I was finished with this Universe Locked theme, but my wife, Marner, read Isaiah 66:22-23 the other day and noticed right away that Yahweh and Isaiah separated the Sabbath from the lunar months. Let’s read it: “For just as the new heavens and the new earth that I will make will remain before me, declares Yahweh, so your descendants will remain, and your name will remain. 23 From one new moon to the next lunar month, and from one Sabbath to the next Sabbath, all people will come to bow down to me in worship, says Yahweh.” Yahweh is looking forward to our worship when He and Yeshua are tabernacling with us here on earth.

Isaiah understood the biblical lunar calendar and we can see that he understands the meaning of Strong’s word for moon, # 3391, yerach, that means LUNATION! Isaiah quotes Yahweh himself saying that the lunar calendar goes from one lunar conjunction to the next lunar conjunction! Yahweh through Isaiah virtually wrote the definition for the word lunation right there in verse 23. Look how Yahweh and Isaiah compare with Strong’s definition for yerach: “a lunation, that is, month” Lunation’s dictionary definitions from: Wordweb = “The period between successive new moons”; from Dictionary.com = “the period of time from one new moon to the next; a lunar month.” Yahweh, Isaiah and Dr. Strong agree that a lunation defines a lunar month. Verse 23 is a sure confirmation to our understanding of the biblical lunar calendar revealed in Exodus 2:2 and other places. Isaiah read and knew the Torah of Moses. Isaiah lived and prophesied about 750 years after Moses, per Isaiah 1:1. Isaiah possibly lived through the calendar change caused by the Mars flyby in 701 BC, along with King Hezekiah. Please read all of Isaiah, Chapter 66.

Either when Yeshua returns, or 1,000 years later, Yahweh is going to lock the universe into a glorious eternal state. A state we can only imagine today. But according to verse 23, there will still be a moon revolving around the earth, going through its lunations. At the same time, Yahweh’s followers will still be counting the days of the weekly Sabbath cycle. Notice how Yahweh through Isaiah separates the concept of the lunar month from that of the weekly Sabbath cycle. They are two distinct and different aspects of Yahweh’s biblical calendar. The moon determines the months, as we’ve learned before, and counting 24-hour days, 1 through 7, determines our week. Work six days and take the seventh-day Sabbath off and rest. Yahweh through Isaiah does not even hint at the heresy that the Sabbath is tied to the lunar month, or that the lunar month determines a Sabbath, which is a false teaching and doctrine. Yahweh’s biblical principles and biblical lunar calendar will stand for all eternity. And look right there in verse 23, the weekly seventh-day Sabbath will last for all eternity also! Are you ready for a real change? I hope so. Repent of your sin and give your life to Yeshua today. Don’t get locked out!!

Gene Benjamin II

July 10, 2018

UNIVERSE LOCKED – Evidence for a Biblical Lunar Calendar

UNIVERSE LOCKED

Evidence for a Biblical Lunar Calendar

Gene Benjamin II

June 18, 2018

All Scriptures taken from the SOMB, the Son Of Man Bible, original work at www.unfoldingword.org. I used their Unlocked Literal Bible to make the SOMB.bblx for e-Sword Bible program. Sola Scriptura, my friends, Sola Scriptura!

Let’s look at the Holy Scriptures only for our doctrine of a biblical calendar. I had never noticed the word “chadash” before. Chadash, as “new”, Strong’s number 2319 only means new, but it’s root word is also Chadash, number 2318, that also means to renew or make new, which is exactly what Chodesh is, Strong’s number 2320 (TWOT1 # 613b), and it comes from this same root Chadash. These are LUNAR or MOON renewal terms in and of themselves, in their most basic meaning and usage.

But even more exciting than these terms is the Aramaic word YERACH or YERAH, Strong’s number 3391 (TWOT1 # 913b), which in its basic, foundational, plain literal meaning is LUNATION!! Lunation means the period between successive new moons. It literally means one lunar month. Merriam-Webster Dictionary, today, defines lunation as the period of time averaging 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds elapsing between two successive new moons. But we already know from Noah and his Great Flood that back in Genesis, the lunation was EXACTLY 30 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds, or a perfect 360-day lunar, and a perfect 360-day solar, year. I believe the sun and moon were perfectly synchronized at the 360-day year. The planet Mars flyby in 701 BC altered the perfect biblical calendar to what we have today, a 365 1/4 day solar year and a 354 day lunar year. (http://www.creationism.org/patten/PattenMarsEarthWars/PattenMEW11.htm; http://www.trustbible.com/planetx.htm) But don’t despair, from prophecy, we know another planetary flyby or earth strike will re-adjust the earth calendar back to the perfect 360-day biblical calendar for at least the final seven year Tribulation. You can research that for yourself in Genesis, Daniel, and Revelation.

Complete or full month, or month of days, is just one phase of YERACH’S meanings, no pun intended, but this Hebrew word basicly means the complete lunar cycle, the moon’s lunation! Now here’s a word, YERACH, Strong’s number 3391, that we need to take a serious look at! Since this word is found in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and Dictionary, that means it’s found in the Holy Scriptures. This is a word we need to investigate only in the Holy Scriptures. We need not look at outside sources at all, but only look right inside our Holy Bible! We build our teachings, beliefs, doctrines, and theology from the Holy Scriptures, not from other books or websites, no matter how intriguing they may be. Sola Scriptura!

Of course, you know one of my primary ways of studying words is to find its “first use” in the Scriptures. Using this Bible study principle can save you a lot of headaches down the road of your believing life. So, where is this word found first? How about right at Moses’ birth, 80 years (c. 1563 BC) BEFORE the Exodus (c. 1484 BC)! Exodus 2:2, “The woman (Moses’ Mom) became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a healthy boy, she hid him for three lunations.” Well, there it is, folks, three lunar months tracked and counted by the Hebrew slaves in Egypt. The ancient Hebrew Israelites were enslaved in a sun-god worshiping nation, and were following a LUNAR calendar, the biblical lunar calendar, eighty years BEFORE the Exodus from Egypt. Folks, that demonstrates that the Hebrew children of Israel were fiercely holding to their beliefs in Yahweh, his word, and his biblical lunar calendar! Folks, that’s about 3,580 years ago, long before the aprocryphal books were ever written.

Let’s look at another example of the use of Yerah in Deuteronomy 21:13, the law regarding marrying female captives: “Then she will take off the clothes she was wearing when she was taken captive and she will remain in your house and mourn for her father and her mother a full lunation. After that you may make love to her and be her husband, and she will be your wife.” This is that month of days meaning, a lunation of days, the full lunar cycle, one lunar month!! And notice that this is Moses teaching the Torah to the children of Israel. I believe Moses learned the biblical lunar calendar from Yahweh and his Mom.

Another example is in Deuteronomy 33:13-15, where Moses is blessing the children of Joseph, “About Joseph, Moses said: May his land be blessed by Yahweh with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and with the deep that lies beneath. 14 May his land be blessed with the precious things of the harvest of the sun, with the precious things of the produce of the lunations, 15 with the finest things of the ancient mountains, and with the precious things of the everlasting hills.” Food plants need the sun, but it is also important for the farmer or vinedresser to know how many lunations, or months, a plant needs for its growth and life cycle. That helps to know when to plant and harvest. Moses understood the agricultural importance of the moon’s lunations in relation to the harvest of crops! We must live by an agriculturally adjusted, luni-solar calendar. I will not delve further into that topic in this video.

The word is used twice, by none other than the wisest man in all of human history, King Solomon, in 1 Kings 6:37-38, “The foundation of the temple of Yahweh was laid in the fourth year (c. 967), in the lunation (yerach) of Ziv. 38 In the eleventh year (c. 960 BC), in the lunation of Bul, which is the eighth lunar month (chodesh), the temple was finished in all its parts and conforming to all its specifications. Solomon took seven years to build the temple.” Friends, sit back and re-read this passage as many times as you need to and understand that the wisest king in all of human history FOLLOWED A LUNAR CALENDAR WHILE BUILDING THE TEMPLE OF ALMIGHTY YAHWEH!!! Notice, Solomon uses the word year and lunation in the same sentence. We know our year is defined as one complete revolution of the earth around the sun. It doesn’t really matter how many lunar months are placed inside of a solar year. You could have 12 or 13 lunar months inside of a solar year. It does not matter, because Yahweh’s Feasts are held in the First, Third, and Seventh lunar months of the year. We can easily adjust the lunar calendar by intercalating a 13th month at the end of the lunar year to keep in sync with the solar seasons of the year. Meditate on 1 Kings 6:37-38 for as long as you need to, but let it soak into your spirit and help you settle your biblical calendar theology!

Our next example is in 1 Kings 8:2, “All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon at the feast, in the lunation (yerach) of Ethanim, which is the seventh lunar month (chodesh).” So, what does this verse reveal to us? It shows that the most-wise King Solomon celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles, one of Yahweh’s commanded feasts, ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CALENDAR! This was the day King Solomon had the priests place the Ark of the Covenant into the new Holy of Holies, the most holy place in the inner Temple. Are you now getting a biblical lunar calendar understanding? Notice, this has nothing to do with bowing down and worshiping the moon, it’s about using the moon to mark time, as your personal and national calendar! It’s not about using the moon to prognosticate about the future, it’s about using the moon as the timepiece Yahweh created it to be, so we can CELEBRATE HIS FEASTS ON HIS BIBLICAL LUNAR CALENDAR.

Our next example is found in 2 Kings 15:13, “Shallum son of Jabesh began to reign in the thirty-ninth year (c. 752 BC) of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned only one lunation in Samaria.” This is another example of the lunar month of days meaning for the word yerach. Shallum only survived as king in the northern kingdom of Israel for one lunar month, 30 days. Verse 14 shows that Menahem killed him and became king of Israel in his place. Notice, this is still before the Mars flyby and several hundred years BEFORE any Pharisee or Sadducee drew his first breath. The official civil government of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel marked events of the kings of Israel according to the biblical lunar calendar. This is what the Holy Bible reveals to us, not what any outside source teaches us.

Our next example is found in Job 3:6, Job is lamenting his own birth, “As for that night, may thick darkness seize it. May it not rejoice among the days of the year; may it not come into the number of the lunations.” Job was a famous, powerful, successful and influential believer in his day. He understood that the solar year and the lunar month were timepiece measurements of the days of his life. I believe he was wishing that he had never been born. He was in a very rough time of his life. Job counted his months by the moon, plain and simple.

Our next example is found in Job 7:3 where Job continues to speak about his seemingly hopeless life, “so I have been made to endure lunations of misery; I have been given trouble-filled nights.” Job’s plight did not last just a few days, it was months and lunar months of affliction.

Our next example is found in Job 29:2-3, where he summarizes his defense, “Oh, that I were as I was in the past lunations when the Almighty cared for me, 3 when his lamp shined on my head, and when I walked through darkness by his light.” Do you see Job’s play on words? The moon gave Job light at night; just as Yahweh always had been Job’s spiritual light; he wants to believe Yahweh is still his light! Of course, Yahweh is our eternal spiritual light. Isaiah and Revelation reveal he will also be our “physical” light in the kingdom, though, on this side of eternity, we may not understand what that reality will be like.

Our next example is from Job 39:2, where Yahweh himself answers and grills Job, “Can you count the lunations that they (goats and deer) gestate? Do you know the time when they bear their young?” What a humbling experience for Job. May we all humble ourselves like Job, before our great and awesome Yahweh, our Creator and King. Do you see it? Here, YAHWEH HIMSELF speaks of his very own personal biblical lunar calendar!!! Yahweh knows Job must use the biblical lunar calendar to count the lunar months of a mammal’s gestation period. Yahweh’s biblical lunar calendar was not and is not a one-time fluke in Scripture!! It is the calendar of the Bible and of our natural world.

Now, I’m going to skip ahead to Zechariah 11:8, “In one lunation I destroyed the three shepherds, for I ran out of patience with them, and they hated me as well.” Read the whole Chapter 11, this is Yeshua speaking in the Old Covenant, which on that day, he was breaking the covenant between himself and Israel! This is not a month of days meaning, exactly. The word one is echad, so this may be saying He destroyed the three shepherds in one lunar month or in the first lunar month of the year, either translation would work.

Now, let’s go back and look at our final example in Isaiah 60:19-20, where we see the future glory of Israel, “The sun will no longer be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon (yareach) shine on you; but Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and your Almighty your glory. 20 Your sun will no longer set, nor will your lunation wane to conjunction; for Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning will be ended.”

I was so excited when I came to this verse, I couldn’t sleep! Read verse 20 carefully. Research it for yourself. I truly believe Yahweh revealed to me the final locked state of the physical universe, when He reveals Yeshua to the world. There is a day coming when the sun will no longer set and the moon will no longer go through its lunations! When Yahweh and the Lamb are the light of the world, literally fulfilled at the end of days. This appears to be after the Great White throne judgment of Revelation 20. Revelation 21:22-24, “I saw no temple in the city, for Lord Yahweh El Shaddai and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or the moon in order to shine on it, because the glory of Yahweh shone on it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 The ethno-linguistic nations will walk by the light of that city. The kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.”

That is the day we’re all looking for, when the universe will be locked in Yahweh’s glory forever! I chose the phrase in Isaiah 60:20, “wane to conjunction”, because the Hebrew word is “acaph” and can mean to take away, remove, withdraw, perish. When does the moon appear to do these things? When it goes into conjunction, once every lunation! One day soon, the moon’s lunations will cease. It will be locked into position for all eternity. There will be no more need for lunations, as we need now. We need the lunations now to know when to celebrate Yahweh’s feasts. Then, Yeshua himself will lead us to celebrate feasts when Yahweh desires! Until that glorious day, let’s use Yahweh’s biblical lunar calendar, so we can celebrate with him as biblically accurately as we can.

Now, for fun, let’s switch back to understanding how the Hebrews would have stated the “New Moon”. Contrary to what some teach, the Hebrews would not have said “Yareach Chadash” or “Chadash Yareach”, for New Moon. How do I know this? Well, thanks to my buddy priest and prophet Ezekiel, we know how the Hebrews stated the beginning of the New Year. Look at Ezekiel 40:1, “In the twenty-fifth year (c. 574 BC, Ezekiel’s Jubilee year) of our captivity at the beginning of the year (Rosh Hashanah) on the tenth of the lunar month, in the fourteenth year after the city was captured, on that same day, the hand of Yahweh was upon me and he took me there.” As far as I know, from my research, this is the ONLY place in the Tanach, the Old Covenant, where the phrase Rosh Hashanah is found. I found this phrase about nine years ago while doing my biblical chronology studies. This verse is locked in and synchronized with Ezekiel 1:1, the 30th year of the Jubilee Cycle! Ezekiel 40:1 reveals Ezekiel’s Jubilee year in 574 BC!

Anyway, notice Ezekiel did not write chadash hashanah, but rosh hashanah, the beginning of the year. Is it possible we could find the new moon expressed with similar language? Why YES! Yes we can! Most biblical calendar students begin their teachings with Exodus 12:2, so let’s go there first, “For you, this new moon will be the start of lunar months, the first new moon of the year to you.” That phrase, “start of lunar months” is in Hebrew, “Rosh Chodesh”!!! Whoa, is that beautiful or what!?! Moses, the great prophet like Ezekiel, uses Rosh instead of Chadash! So, is that the only example? No, we can find a couple more, at least.

Numbers 10:10, “Also, at the times of celebration, both your appointment calendar festivals and at the beginning of the lunar months, you must blow the trumpets in honor of your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices for your fellowship offerings. These will act as a reminder of you to me, your Almighty. I am Yahweh your Almighty.” Again, that is the phrase Rosh Chodesh!! The Hebrews said Rosh Chodesh, not Chadash Yareach!

Numbers 28:11, “At the beginning of each lunar month, you must offer a burnt offering to Yahweh. You must offer two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old without blemish.” Again, the phrase in Hebrew is “Rosh Chodesh”!!! You could just as easily translate these phrases as beginning of the new month(s), or beginning of the month(s), but I use lunar month(s) for emphasis. I do not see a solar calendar taught in the Scriptures as Yahweh’s biblical appointed Feasts calendar. It’s just not there in the Holy Scriptures, but a biblical lunar calendar is repeatedly taught and revealed.

Now, Psalm 104:19, makes more sense to me than it ever has: “He made the moon to mark the appointment calendar festivals; the sun knows its time for setting.” Now, this verse is a great confirmation verse to the biblical lunar calendar. Before today, to me at least, this verse stood out as a kind of oddity in the Scriptures. I had not found other Scriptures to help confirm and tie down a biblical lunar calendar. Well, I’m really convinced now, and I hope you are too. Yahweh did not have to create a moon and hang it out their in space just for us to use as a biblical calendar maker and marker, but he chose to do it, out of love for us. Is he the coolest Almighty Divine One or what? Yes, yes he is.

1Harris, R. Laird. Archer, Gleason L. Jr. Waltke, Bruce K. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1980: 407, 266.

DANIEL PREDICTS ABOMINATION OF ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES

DANIEL PREDICTS ABOMINATION

OF ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES

400 YEARS BEFORE THE EVENT

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Daniel dates his Chapter Eight prophecies for us in Daniel 8:1, “In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar (approximately 549 BC), I, Daniel, had a vision appear to me, after the one that appeared to me at first.”

The angel plainly tells Daniel that the vision of the ram and goat is for the time of the end, Daniel 8:17,19,So he came near where I stood. When he came, I was frightened and prostrated myself on the ground. He said to me, “Understand, son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.” 19 He said, “See, I will show you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time for the end.”

The prophecy we are interested in is the 2,300 evening-morning prophecy, Daniel 8:9-14,Out of one of them grew another horn, little at first, but which became very large in the south, in the east, and in the land of beauty. 10 It became so large as to engage in war with the army of heaven. Some of that army and some of the stars were thrown down to the earth, and it trampled on them. 11 It made itself to be as great as the commander of the army. It took away from him the regular (twice-daily) burnt offering, and the place of his sanctuary was polluted. 12 Because of rebellion, the army will be given over to the goat’s horn, and the (twice-daily) burnt offering will be stopped. The horn will throw truth down to the ground, and it will succeed in what it does. 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking and another holy one answering him, “How long will these things last, this vision about the burnt offering, the sin that brings destruction, the handing over of the sanctuary, and heaven’s army being trampled on?” 14 He said to me, “It will last for 2,300 evenings and mornings. After that the sanctuary will be put right.” (2,300 twice-daily sacrifices = 1,150 days, see Exodus 29:38-42)”

The fact that it’s exactly 1,150 days being spoken about is nailed firmly down by Fred P. Miller in his article at: http://www.moellerhaus.com/2300.html and by Rick Lanser, MDiv, of Associates for Biblical Research, in his article at: http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2018/04/30/Understanding-the-2300-e2809cEvenings-and-Morningse2809d-of-Daniel-814.aspx

1,150 days is the length of the prophetic event that was to happen in the future from Daniel, not a calculated duration of time from Daniel’s time to the beginning of some future prophetic event. As Mr. Miller and Mr. Lanser point out, the exact begin and end dates of Daniel’s abomination event is known from the Book of Maccabees. About 400 years after Daniel received this vision the abomination event of Antiochus IV Epiphanes began exactly on Kislev 15, 167 BC (Jewish year 3595), according to 1 Maccabees 1:54, “On the fifteenth day of Chislev in the (Seleucid) year 145 the king built the appalling abomination on top of the altar of burnt offering; and altars were built in the surrounding towns of Judah” Daniel proclaimed 400 years earlier that this event would last exactly 2,300 evening-morning, or 1,150 days and ended on Kislev 25, 164 BC (Jewish year 3598), according to 1 Maccabees 4:52-53, “On the twenty-fifth of the ninth month, Chislev, in the (Seleucid) year 148 they rose at dawn (53) and offered a lawful sacrifice on the new altar of burnt offering which they had made.”

I’ve written previously establishing that Seleucid year 145 is equal to 167 BC, so I won’t elaborate on that again.

We see that there are 3, 360-day years, from 167 to 164 BC, plus the 10 days from the 15th to the 25th of the same month, plus 2 intercalary 30-day months to keep the seasons in line with the sun, giving us exactly 1,150 days of Daniel’s prophecy, calculated as follows:

 

3 X 360-day years = 1,080 days

plus 10 days + 10 days

plus 2 30-day months + 60 days

TOTAL = 1,150 days

Never doubt that the Holy Scriptures and Yahweh’s holy angels and prophets prophesy exactly. There is no doubt, there is no error in Bible prophecy, only precise accuracy. You can trust Yahweh’s Word, so you know you can trust Yahweh.

No one, including Daniel, understood the vision in Daniel’s day. Most humans today still don’t understand Daniel Chapter 8 visions and prophecy. Mr. Miller and Mr. Lanser mention that Daniel predicted a Greek calendar hundreds of years ahead of time, but I want you to know Yahweh is Hebrew, the angel is Hebrew, Daniel is Hebrew, the Maccabees were Hebrew. The Maccabees hated the Greeks for trying to destroy Jews and Judaism. None of these people are interested in a Greek 360-day calendar. The prophecy and the days calculations also work in the Hebrew prophetic 360-day biblical calendar. All the prophecies in the Bible can be understood according to Yahweh’s biblical Hebrew calendar.

Daniel 8:26, “The vision about the evenings and mornings that has been told is true. But seal up the vision, for it refers to many days in the future.” Antiochus IV Epiphanes, as a type of anti-messiah may have fulfilled Daniel’s 2,300 evening-morning prophecy back in 167-164 BC, but we understand from the New Covenant that we will see a similar abomination of desolation again in the end times that we live in. Daniel chapter 8 is very clear that his prophesies concern the end of time, not just Antiochus’ time. Yeshua predicted it in Matthew 24:15, “Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy of holies” (let the reader understand),”

Paul understood Yeshua’s prophecy,

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4,”Now about the coming of our Lord Yeshua Messiah and our being gathered together to be with him: We ask you, brothers, 2 that you not be easily disturbed or troubled, either by a spirit, by a message, or by a letter that seems to be coming from us, to the effect that the day of Messiah has already come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For it will not come until after the falling away comes, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. 4 This is he who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called Yahweh or that is worshiped. As a result, he as Yahweh sits in the temple of Yahweh and exhibits himself as Yahweh.”

I encourage you to read all of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. The end rapidly approaches. Are you ready to meet your Maker, Yahweh? Repent of your sins, ask Yeshua to save you today.

 

At this very moment we are waiting for Daniel’s Chapter 8 war between the West and Iran/Iraq. We’ve already whipped Iraq, now we (America, Israel, and our allies) will whip Iran, just before America is destroyed. There is no time to waste, repent of your sin today, this second.

 

Gene Benjamin II

May 2, 2018

Passover 2018

Passover 2018

The Next Memorial Day

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There are three Feasts of Yahweh coming up in possibly a few days, depending on whether or not our spotters find aviv barley in the land of Israel before the end of this 12th lunar month. If they do, we will celebrate Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, and Feast of First Fruits at the end of March and first week of April. If they don’t find aviv barley in Israel, we will celebrate these three commanded feasts at the end of April.

The first feast is Passover: Leviticus 23:4-5, “These are the appointment calendar festivals of Yahweh, the holy assemblies that you must announce at their appointed times: 5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is Yahweh’s Passover.” The first month being the first lunar month of the Hebrew religious calendar. Passover is the memorial feast honoring Yeshua as our Lamb of Yahweh that takes away the sin of the world.

The second feast is Unleavened Bread: Leviticus 23:6-8, “On the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread for Yahweh. For seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 The first day you must set apart to gather together; you will not do any of your regular work. 8 You will present a food offering to Yahweh for seven days. The seventh day is an assembly set apart to Yahweh, and on that day you must not do any regular work.’” Unleavened Bread remembers the forced march of the Hebrew children of Israel when they escaped from Egypt and went to the Red Sea, headed to Mount Sinai. They had to leave in a hurry, so they could not take time to let their bread rise before baking it. That’s why we eat unleavened bread during this 8-day week.

The third feast occurs during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, it is called the Feast of Firstfruits: Leviticus 23:10-11, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, ’When you have come into the land that I will give you, and when you reap its (barley) harvest, then you must bring a sheaf of its firstfruits to the priest. 11 He will raise the sheaf before Yahweh and present it to him, for it to be accepted on your behalf. It is on the day after the Sabbath (that occurs during Unleavened Bread) that the priest will raise it and present it to me.” This Feast of Firstfruits is the proper celebration and memorial of the resurrection of Yeshua from the grave. Yeshua rose to the Father in heaven and presented Himself as the first of the firstfruits offerings, then he also presented to the Father, those that he resurrected when he rose. We do not celebrate a fertility goddess, astarte, or bunnies or eggs or any of that pagan stuff. Yeshua rose at sundown at the end of Sabbath, just in time to be our Firstfruits offering!!

 

There is no such thing as Yeshua’s last supper, apart from the Passover seder meal. Yeshua celebrated the Passover meal with his disciples. Matthew 26:17-19, “Now on the first day of (the Feast of) unleavened bread the disciples came to Yeshua and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover meal (seder)?” 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover (seder meal) at your house with my disciples.”’” 19 The disciples did as Yeshua directed them, and they prepared the Passover meal.”

 

Mark 14:12-16, “On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go to prepare, so you may eat the Passover meal?” 13 He sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man bearing a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Where he enters a house, follow him in and say to the owner of that house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is my guest room where I will eat the Passover with my disciples?”’ 15 He will show you a large furnished upper room that is ready. Make the preparations for us there. 16 The disciples left and went to the city. They found everything as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover meal (seder).”

 

Luke 22:1, 7-13, “Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread was approaching, which is called the Passover. . . . 7 The day of unleavened bread came, on which the Passover lamb must be sacrificed. 8 Yeshua sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare for us the Passover meal, so that we may eat it.” 9 They asked him, “Where do you want us to make preparations?” 10 He answered them, “Listen, when you have entered the city, a man bearing a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he goes into. 11 Then say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room, where I will eat the Passover with my disciples?”’ 12 He will show you a large furnished upper room. Make the preparations there. 13 So they went, and found everything as he had said to them. Then they prepared the Passover meal.”

 

John 13:1-2, “Now it was before the Festival of the Passover. Yeshua knew that his hour had come to go out of this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 And during the Passover seder meal, the devil had already by now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Yeshua.”

 

We don’t sacrifice a lamb today, because Yeshua has once for all time been sacrificed for us. Yeshua has fulfilled the Feast of Passover and He is our Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits offering. Let’s see how the early congregation celebrated this feast as explained by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, “But in the following instructions, I do not praise you. For when you come together, it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For in the first place, I hear that when you come together in the congregation, there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 For when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Passover seder meal that you eat. 21 When you eat, each one eats his own food before the others have their meal. One is hungry, and another becomes drunk. 22 Do you not have houses to eat and to drink in? Do you despise the congregation of Yahweh and humiliate those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I will not praise you for this! 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you, that Lord Yeshua, on the night when he was betrayed, took unleavened bread. 24 After he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this to remember me.” (Passover is an annual memorial feast) 25 In the same way he took the cup during the seder meal, and he said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it, to remember me.” 26 For once every year when you eat this unleavened bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the unleavened bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself first, and in this way let him eat of the unleavened bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment to himself. 30 That is why many among you are weak and ill, and some of you have died. 31 But if we examine ourselves, we will not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined, so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. . . .”

 

You may certainly roast a lamb or any other clean meat that you desire and can afford to have at your Passover seder meal. For believers, we know that ham, or pork of any kind and any seafood is out. Only fish with fins and scales can be considered. See Leviticus 11 for the rundown on kosher meats.

 

We celebrate with the right attitude, a humble, repentant and grateful heart. We will be celebrating this Feast for all eternity, so you might as well get used to it now. And remember, Yeshua is currently fasting from this feast and has been for almost 2,000 years. He’s waiting to celebrate with us in his first year back on earth! Matthew 26:26-30, “As they were eating the Passover seder meal, Yeshua took unleavened bread, blessed it, and broke it. He gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat. This is my body.” 27 He took a cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them and said, “Drink it, all of you. 28 For this is my blood of the covenant that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” 30 When they had sung the hallel (Ps. 113-118), they went out to the Mount of Olives.” They sang multiple hymns, the word for hymn here in verse 30 is plural in the Greek. They sang the Jewish traditional Hallel from Psalm 113-118. They worshiped after their meal, before retiring to the Mount of Olives.

 

Mark 14:25, “Truly I say to you, I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of Yahweh.

 

Luke 22:18, “For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine again, until the kingdom of Yahweh comes.

 

Folks, the Kingdom of Yahweh is coming to earth quite soon, I believe in the mid 2020s, at least by 2030. You heard my Jubilee teaching. It won’t be long and we will celebrate Passover with our Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, during this next upcoming Jubilee Year! Passover is a memorial feast, but it is also very prophetic. Yeshua promises to return to celebrate with us! I can’t wait.

 

FYI, friends, you can search the internet for Messianic Haggadahs, or the telling, that lays out a full Messianic Passover seder, the order of service. Or, if you write to us, I can email some sample Haggadahs that I’ve collected over the years. Many people write their own, which you can do from these samples. The Jews actually use four cups of wine during the Passover meal. You can celebrate very traditionally, or you can modernize or simplify to your heart’s desire. But as Paul said, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, “Cleanse yourselves of the old yeast so that you may be new dough, so that you may be unleavened bread. For Messiah, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 So let us then celebrate the festival (continuously, annually, forever!), not with the old yeast, the yeast of bad behavior and wickedness. Instead, let us celebrate with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

 

Amen, shalom!

JUBILEE PER EZEKIEL

JUBILEE PER EZEKIEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gene Benjamin II

Building, Developing, Programming the Beast

Building, Developing, Programming the Beast

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Deadline – Part 1

The Deadline – Part 1

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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