Gene Benjamin II
Battle-ax Today Reall Peace Tomorrow
BATTLE-AX TODAY REAL PEACE TOMORROW
James 5:7-12, “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of Yeshua. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of Yeshua is at hand.
9Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! 10My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of Yahweh, as an example of suffering and patience. 11Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by Yahweh—that Yahweh is very compassionate and merciful.
12But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.”
Today, let’s take the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 9, “Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, “Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand.” 2And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer’s inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar.
3Now the glory of the Mighty One of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side; 4and Yahweh said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”
5To the others He said in my hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity. 6Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the temple. 7Then He said to them, “Defile the temple, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!” And they went out and killed in the city.
8So it was, that while they were killing them, I was left alone; and I fell on my face and cried out, and said, “Ah, Sovereign Yahweh! Will You destroy all the remnant of Israel in pouring out Your fury on Jerusalem?”
9Then He said to me, “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great, and the land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity; for they say, ‘Yahweh has forsaken the land, and Yahweh does not see!’ 10And as for Me also, My eye will neither spare, nor will I have pity, but I will recompense their deeds on their own head.”
11Just then, the man clothed with linen, who had the inkhorn at his side, reported back and said, “I have done as You commanded me.””
Does not verse 4 sound familiar? Yahweh seals His saints to protect them and to separate them from the wicked of the world, unto His work. What does Revelation 7:1-8 say, “After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living Mighty One. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our Mighty One on their foreheads.” 4And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.”
Yahweh always has a remnant that will be sealed at the appointed time to fulfill His will on earth. When He is about to pour out judgment on earth, He separates out His remnant called at that hour to be His witness, His testimony, to minister to the saints who will inherit salvation. Folks, our Heavenly Father is about filled up with all He wants to take from this world. It’s time to wrap up human miserable history and establish Yeshua’s Kingdom on earth. It’s time to intercede for all of Yahweh’s people, all Israel, Jew and Gentile believers, and pray for a spirit of repentance to come upon the lost. There is still time, just not much time left to be saved. Yahweh’s fury is about to burst upon us. It’s time to be sealed in the Holy Spirit, so you will not be deceived into taking the mark of the Beast. There is a vote being taken, there is a choice being made. Choose life, choose Yeshua, choose Yahweh and His Kingdom. Yahweh does not want to destroy anyone, especially His own people, but a day is coming when He must not show any pity on wicked mankind. The earth must be cleansed of sin once and for all eternity. Only those set apart by Yahweh will be spared, raptured, kept safe from the wrath to come.
You do not want to be on earth during the coming tribulation years. Isaiah 28:14-23, “Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, you scornful men, who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,
15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol we are in agreement.
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
It will not come to us,
For we have made lies our refuge,
And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”
16Therefore thus says Sovereign Yahweh:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.
17 Also I will make justice the measuring line,
And righteousness the plummet;
The hail (see Revelation 8:7; 11:19; 16:21) will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the hiding place.
18 Your covenant with death will be annulled,
And your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
Then you will be trampled down by it.
19 As often as it goes out it will take you;
For morning by morning it will pass over,
And by day and by night;
It will be a terror just to understand the report.”
20 For the bed is too short to stretch out on,
And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap himself in it.
21 For Yahweh will rise up as at Mount Perazim,
He will be angry as in the Valley of Gibeon—
That He may do His work, His awesome work,
And bring to pass His act, His unusual act.
22 Now therefore, do not be mockers,
Lest your bonds be made strong;
For I have heard from Sovereign Yahweh of hosts,
A destruction determined even upon the whole earth.
23 Give ear and hear my voice,
Listen and hear my speech.”
Isaiah 28 reveals something of Yahweh’s character that we have not seen in human history. Most of the time we see Yahweh acting out of His character of love. 1 John 4:8 tells us that Yahweh is love. Soon, we will see a side to His character that will terrify all creation. The cup of human sin is about full, the cup of satanic rebellion is about full. Yahweh is about to explode in rage against sin and rebellion. Look at Isaiah 28:21, the work that Yahweh is about to do is a new, unheard of, almost foreign to His character, work of deliverance and judgment. It is Yahweh’s responsibility to cleanse this world of sin and wicked men. What did He promise Yeshua in Psalm 110:1, “Yahweh said to my Master (Yeshua), “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”” Yeshua has been sitting at the right hand of the Father since 30 CE. This promise prophecy is repeated SEVEN times in the Scriptures: Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42-43; Acts 2:34-35; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12-13. This is a good indication that it will definitely come to pass and that it will happen over a seven-year tribulation period. In most instances of judgment seen in the Scriptures, you see Yahweh mixing judgment with His mercy. You don’t see total destruction very often.
Yeshua stated in Luke 17:26 & 28, “as it was in the days of Noah . . . Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot.” Nobody survived except Yahweh’s chosen righteous remnant. By the time Yahweh is done pouring out His wrath without mercy during the tribulation, there will not be one single wicked person left alive on this planet. That will be the terror that we will be trying to understand as we hear from heaven the reports of Judgment come in. Think back to Hurricane Katrina and the 9.0 earthquake in Japan. There were survivors; when Yahweh judges the cities, states and nations, there will be no survivors, except His chosen set-apart and sealed remnant. James 2:13, “Do this, because on the day of judgment there will be no pity for those who have not had pity on others. But even in judgment, Yahweh is merciful!” CEV. How do we know Yahweh is merciful, even in judgment? A few humans survive, Yahweh’s chosen, sealed, marked, raptured, set-apart remnant witnesses make it through Judgment Day, by Yahweh’s grace, through faith in Yeshua.
This does not sound like a positive message, Yahweh exploding in wrathful rage at the end of time, but it is good news to Yahweh’s children. Sin is evil and has wrought unbelievable damage upon mankind since the beginning of time. Yeshua was executed by His Father to pay the ransom for our redemption through His blood; our penalty for sin was paid in full by Yeshua’s sacrifice on the execution stake, which gives Yahweh full legal claim to this earth and humanity once again. Since Satan won’t give it up willingly, Yahweh will be forced to crush sin and Satan once and for all. Satan will be bound in the prison of the bottomless pit for the 1,000 years of the Millennial reign of Yeshua on earth, but he will be executed after his sentencing hearing at the end of time. Sin, death, and the devil will be finished, for eternity. So, even the bad news of what’s happening to this old sin-filled world is actually good news. Rejoice and praise your Heavenly Father!!
Gene Benjamin II
August 15, 2011 CE