Ezekiel 12:1-2, “Now the word of Yahweh came to me, saying: 2“Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house.” Now folks, just to set the record straight, only one man has ever been born on this planet who was not rebellious from the moment of conception, and that is our Master Yeshua HaMashiach. The rest of us have some degree of rebelliousness in our heart from the moment of conception to the moment of death. Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? 10I, Yahweh, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” Our hearts were conceived in iniquity and will not be completely healed until we receive our immortal bodies. Yes, a few have been converted in this life, but each must still die to self daily just to learn to walk humbly and holy before Yahweh, but that rebellious heart has not been replaced yet. Our heart transplant surgery doesn’t happen until resurrection day; until then, we trust Yeshua to operate on us daily, cutting out a little rebellion each day and replacing it with more of Him and His character and love. Just when you think you’re becoming a little righteous or good like your heavenly Father, He lets you read Psalm 14:2-3, “Yahweh looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek Yahweh. 3They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.”
Yahweh is the Great Fruit Inspector of the universe. What does He see when He inspects America? Well, if He’s into auditing America’s financial books, He’s probably getting a little sick to His stomach right now. Here’s some information coming from the highest authority in our land, not from my head. According to President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission’s just released report, 40 percent of the Federal government’s budget is borrowed.1 Here’s a little experiment for you to try, borrow 40% of your salary each year on your credit cards and see how long you last. 100 percent of Federal tax revenues are used up just paying for the big three entitlement programs, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That’s 100% of YOUR federal tax dollars, stolen from YOUR paycheck, reported on YOUR tax return, submitted to YOUR Infernal Revenue Service. In 2010, our national debt equals 90 percent of our Gross Domestic Product. That’s a lot of YOUR production, YOUR blood, YOUR sweat, YOUR tears, to accumulate that much debt. In 2011, the authors of the report expect that our national debt may reach near 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product. That’s where several European countries are today. And to make matters worse, the Federal Reserve globalist thieves are printing billions more in cash to flood the economy. The only thing they are stimulating is a guaranteed collapse of the American, and possibly, the world economy. Forget about the $23.00 loaf of bread, you’re talking billion dollar loaves of bread, just like Germany experienced not long before . . . World War II! In the Feds last ditch effort to “save” our economy by pumping cash into it, they are going to cause inflation, very possibly hyper-inflation. That way, the federal government can pay down national debt with worthless cash. It’s a great idea for the federal government, but it means you won’t be able to afford to live, period. And of course the last ditch effort after the last last-ditch effort doesn’t work to save our economy, we go to war to build our economy back up. It’s a sick socio-economic cycle that the world has seen over and over again, because we refuse to learn from history, or from Yahweh. Yeah, He sees fruit in America allright, but it looks more and more like a smashed rotten fruitcake. Yahweh will be upchucking America any moment now.
There is only ONE hope, dear friends. Romans 8:31-39, “What then shall we say to these things? If Yahweh is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall bring a charge against Yahweh’s elect? It is Yahweh who justifies. 34Who is he who condemns? It is Messiah who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of Yahweh, who also makes intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of Yahweh which is in Messiah Yeshua our Master.”
You’ve heard the saying that it’s not over till the fat lady sings. Well, she’s been singing in America for a long long time now, but is there anyone left who has ears to hear or eyes to see? Only Yahweh knows.
Until the final Jubilee,
Gene Benjamin II
November 22, 2010 CE
1 – The Trumpet Weekly, for the week of November 14-20, 2010, p. 1. Accessed 11-19-10. The Trumpet Weekly is available by email from www.thetrumpet.com.
COUNTDOWN TO SHUTDOWN
As you recall, Ezekiel was captured the same year as Daniel, and taken to Babylon in 599 BCE, by King Nebuchadnezzar, with the first deportation of Hebrews from Judah. The prophet Jeremiah was allowed to remain in Judah until its complete collapse in 588 BCE, but notice his message is similar to Ezekiel’s in Jeremiah 5:23-25, “But this people (America) has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed. 24They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear Yahweh our Mighty One, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” 25Your iniquities have turned these things away, and your sins have withheld good from you.” We just heard this past Wednesday morning, November 24, 2010, that China and Russia will no longer settle their trade with each other using American dollars.2 They have officially dumped the dollar as the standard for international trade, at least between those two nations. They will now use their own currencies in trading between the two giant economies. That sounds like a little bit of non-news, but that is BAD NEWS for America. It exposes again the weakness of having the American dollar as the standard for world trade, and it reveals the lack of confidence in the American dollar among other world powers. Look for the dollar to continue its downward trend in value, its freefall to worthlessness. Jeremiah continues in 6:1, “O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem (Washington D.C.)! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa (put your hometown name here), and set up a signal-fire in Beth Haccerem (put your current city name here); for disaster appears out of the north, and great destruction.” Russia is the power to the north today, and they still don’t like us. Russia and China are out to destroy America. That goal has not changed in a couple generations. Verses 4-5, “Prepare war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe to us, for the day goes away, for the shadows of the evening are lengthening. 5Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.” Right now the war is economic, look for it to change soon to military warfare. There will likely be several wars, leading to Armageddon, but rest assured, Russia, China, and Germany will be there. Verses 6-8, “For thus has Yahweh of hosts said: “Cut down trees, and build a mound against Jerusalem (Washington D.C.). This is the city to be punished. She is full of oppression in her midst. 7As a fountain wells up with water, so she wells up with her wickedness. Violence and plundering are heard in her. Before Me continually are grief and wounds. 8Be instructed, O Jerusalem, lest My soul depart from you (I believe this has already happened); lest I make you desolate (this is soon to happen), a land not inhabited (this may be the end result of our rebellion).”
Compare Jeremiah 6:9, “Thus says Yahweh of hosts: “They shall thoroughly glean as a vine the remnant of Israel (includes Great Britain and America); as a grape-gatherer, put your hand back into the branches.”” with Revelation 14:18-20, “And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” 19So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of Yahweh. 20And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.” I believe we mentioned last time that the grape company represents the rebellious children of Yahweh. The only way they become useful is to be crushed under the wrath of Yahweh. The winepress is soon to overflow with the blood of the rebellious of the earth, including America. The end is upon us folks, this would be a good time to repent.
Jeremiah sounds like Ezekiel again in verse 10, “To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of Yahweh is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it.” Compare verse 11, “Therefore I am full of the fury of Yahweh. I am weary of holding it in. “I will pour it out on the children outside, and on the assembly of young men together; for even the husband shall be taken with the wife, the aged with him who is full of days.” with Matthew 24:36-44, “But of that day and hour no one knows (Yeshua is speaking of the Feast of Trumpets), not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming. 43But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect (but it will be near the Feast of Trumpets).” It’s past time to cancel some of the parties and get on our faces and repent. We may get hauled off to a concentration camp in America, Germany, Russia, or China, but before that bad hair day happens, we must humble ourselves and get right with Yahweh.
Jeremiah continues in 6:12, “And their houses shall be turned over to others (we call this FORECLOSURE), fields and wives together; for I will stretch out My hand against the inhabitants of the land,” says Yahweh.” Does anyone know how many homes have been foreclosed on in America this year? Since the crash began on Feast of Trumpets 2008? We know that it’s in the millions just for 2010. It’s also possible our home will be one more on the auction block. Guess who owns our mortgage? A German (read angry Assyrian) bank! Oh, the irony of it all!! The Germans bought our mortgage about six months ago, without our knowledge or warning of any kind. I would love to blame this one on the devil, but notice in verse 12 Who is in charge of foreclosures. Gee whiz, at least Jeremiah had enough money to go buy his uncle’s field in 589 BCE, (see Jeremiah 32), right in the middle of the destruction of Judah, about one year before the Temple was burned in 588 BCE. Yahweh is stretching His hand out across America today. Pray He finds you a barley kernel, not a grape nut. You want to be winnowed in the wind of the Holy Spirit, not threshed like a hard-hearted wheat kernel, or thrown into the winepress of His wrath with the rest of the rebellious. The clock is ticking, time is running out on America.
Do you think you are immune from Yahweh’s chastisement? Think again, Jer. 6:13-14, “Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely. 14They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace.” Wow, how many politicians and preachers do you know who are speaking peace and prosperity these days? What does the Holy Spirit say about that? 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord (that’s the last day, the end, judgment day) so comes as a thief in the night. 3For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” It’s a time to be awake, sober, watching and praying. Our civil governments will not give us peace; how many hundred million have been murdered in the last 100 years? Our civil governments cannot give us security, socially or militarily; how many miles off Catalina Island, California, did that Chinese submarine launch that missile? Did you hear about China hijacking 15% of American-laden internet traffic for 20 minutes? That makes me feel secure, how about you? Make no mistake about it, we are at war. No nukes, yet. . . thank Yeshua. Yeshua, our King, is the only one who can give us peace, security, and true prosperity. Make no mistake about it, He is coming back, and He is pissed upset.
Jeremiah continues to speak to us in 6:15-16, “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; Nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down,” says Yahweh. 16Thus says Yahweh: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’” Yahweh does not want to punish us, but you can see that it is absolutely necessary for Him to do so. This earth needs cleaning up, and since we won’t do it, He must. We are deep into the 7th millennium, it’s time to find that 1,000 year rest for our souls.
Jeremiah goes on in verses 22-23, “Thus says Yahweh: “Behold, a people comes from the north country (Russia), and a great nation will be raised from the farthest parts of the earth (China). 23They will lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, as men of war set in array against you, O daughter of Zion (Israel, Ephraim-Great Britain, Manasseh-America).” Revelation 9:16, “Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them” China is the only country in the world that can man an army of that size. Get ready to rumble.
Jeremiah 6:24, “We have heard the report of it; our hands grow feeble. Anguish has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labor.” Revelation 12:1-6, “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. 3And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to Yahweh and His throne. 6Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Yahweh, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” If you don’t believe we are living in the days of Revelation, kick yourself in your thinking parts. The Manchild is coming soon, very soon. He will crush all earthly kingdoms and establish His own Kingdom. After His war is over, the earth will look a lot like heaven. Not only has the fat lady been singing for awhile, but the Woman, the true Church of Yahweh, has been screaming in pain for several years now. Jer. 6:26, “O daughter of my people, dress in sackcloth and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.”
Jeremiah 6:27-30, “I have set you as an assayer and a fortress (defender) among My people, that you may know and test their way. 28They are all stubborn rebels, walking as slanderers. They are bronze and iron, they are all corrupters; 29the bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed by the fire; the smelter refines in vain, for the wicked are not drawn off. 30People will call them rejected silver, because Yahweh has rejected them.” My friends, my prayer for all of us is that as Yahweh cranks up the heat in our lives, He will not be refining in vain. That would be disastrous for you and me. Let’s allow Him to draw the wickedness out of us now, while we are still under grace. You don’t want to be rejected silver, you want to be 100 PERCENT pure silver, because only 100 PERCENT pure is acceptable before Yahweh. Yeshua said it plainly in Matthew 5:20, “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” The scribes and Pharisees were 99.9 PERCENT pure silver in their own eyes, that’s why Yeshua said your righteousness must exceed theirs. Only 100 PERCENT pure will do. What will the Great Assayer of Heaven find when He tests your metal? When He finally shuts this human smelter down, where will you be found? In the scrap heap of human history or in the Lamb’s book of life? Will your blood be found outside the City, running down some ditch for 1,600 furlongs, or will it be found in His glorious City, poured out on His altar? You still have a choice in this matter.
Once the Day of the Lord arrives, it may be too late. Only the Father knows the day or the hour of Messiah’s return, at which Feast of Trumpets He shall come back. Only the High Priest knows when to declare the Feast of Trumpets. Only Yeshua knows when He will step out of the sanctuary, remove His priestly robes and strap on His sword for Judgment Day. Let’s repent now, while it is yet day, for the night comes quickly. Make your calling and election sure today, that’s a part of your estate planning you don’t want to put off. If I don’t see you before, I’ll see you on born again day, I mean, resurrection day, I mean, rapture day, I mean, smelter shutdown day.
Immortality here we come,
Gene Benjamin II
November 26, 2010 CE
2 – http://theintelhub.com, accessed November 24, 2010.