Egypt’s Last Gasp
EGYPT’S LAST GASP
Please read Ezekiel 29 and 30 in the context of the sixth century BCE, when Yahweh was destroying Israel and Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and then return to this post. Yahweh gave this critical message to Ezekiel on (10th month, 12th day) December 23, 590 BCE, the first year of the 70-year Babylonian captivity of Judah. Ezekiel 29:2, “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh (Hophra, or Apries) king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt.” Verses 15-16, “It (Egypt) shall be the lowliest of kingdoms; it shall never again exalt itself above the nations, for I will diminish them so that they will not rule over the nations anymore. 16No longer shall it be the confidence of the house of Israel, but will remind them of their iniquity when they turned to follow them. Then they shall know that I am Sovereign Yahweh.” Ezekiel 30:13, “Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “I will also destroy the idols, and cause the images to cease from Noph (ancient Memphis); there shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt; I will put fear in the land of Egypt.”” After Babylon brought Egypt low, it never again had a native Egyptian on its throne. Today, Egypt will turn to the influence of Iran and fundamental Islam. Folks, forget western democracy in the Middle East, they are now rebelling AGAINST western democracy and desiring to embrace radical Islam with Iran consolidating its power through each of these Middle Eastern nations’ revolutions.
Notice verse 29:16 above, Israel will be sorry they have placed confidence in Egypt to secure their southern border for the last 30 years. Egypt will now turn against Israel. The scriptures are clear that all nations of the world will turn against Israel in the last days. Zechariah 12:3, “And it shall happen in that day (Judgment Day) that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” Notice the context of Ezekiel 30 is the last days, in verses 2-3, “Wail, ‘Woe to the day!’ 3For the day is near, even the (Judgment) day of Yahweh is near; it will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.” The time of the Gentiles, where have we heard that before? Yeshua’s own prophecy in Luke 21:24b, “And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” As Egypt turns against Israel, and they will, watch for Yeshua’s words to come into clear focus and fulfillment in our end times. Friends, remember that Iranians and all Muslims are considered Gentiles. Iran is the Persia and Media of the first vision in Daniel 8, received by Daniel in 575 BCE. Mark your calendars, folks, we are soon going to see the ram and goat vision in Daniel 8 come to pass; you may want to consider that day as the beginning of the final count up to Yeshua’s return.
It is difficult to find America in end times prophecy, but I may have found us in Ezekiel 30:6, 8, and 9, “. . .Those who uphold Egypt shall fall. . . 8Then they will know that I am Yahweh, when I have set a fire in Egypt and all her helpers are destroyed.” America supported the Hosni Mubarak regime for three decades. Verse 9, “On that day (Judgment Day) messengers shall go forth from Me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great anguish shall come upon them, as on the day of Egypt (2011 CE); for indeed it is coming!” I can’t begin to keep up with all the national navies floating around in Middle Eastern waters. Iran’s movement of two warships through the Suez Canal cannot be good for Israel or any peace-loving peoples in the Mediterranean Sea environs. Who else is there? Germany (Assyria) and America. Soon, it won’t be just Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric that will be flying around the Middle East. He is committed to the death of Israel and America. Only a fool would discount his fanaticism. The Daniel 8 trigger is about to be pulled. America and/or Germany may win the battle, but the Eagle will lose the war, Daniel 8:8, “Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.” Daniel 7:3-4, “And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. 4The first was like a lion (Great Britain), and had eagle’s wings (America). I watched till its wings were plucked off (America goes down in pain); and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. (The lion, Great Britain, loses its lion’s heart.)” Friends, we are in the time of the end, you can believe it and pray and prepare, or you can stick your head back in the desert sands and wait for that sharp pain in your arse.
Pre September 11, 2001, I believed America was just a foolish nation. Post 911, I realized we were blind like the Scriptures declared of those who don’t follow Yahweh. Recently, I’ve discovered we’re old and balding eagles. Now, I know we’re also a stupid nation. We are selling the New York Stock Exchange to the German company Deutsche
Börse!!! There goes the last vestige of America’s financial greatness. So, what’s a better use of the paper dollar, to wipe the aforementioned arse, or to light your woodstove? Maybe we could use them to light our candles in a nearby cave. Oops, that won’t work either, our globalist backed civil government has foreseen the disaster and barred and welded shut the cave’s opening, trust me, I looked. It’s not that I hate Nazi, fascist, commie, globalist pigs, but it is Deutsche Bank that is foreclosing on my wife’s home. I’ll try not to take that personally, after all, business is business for mafia types. They just don’t know Who my Daddy in Heaven is. He takes all that stuff very personally, and His Book of Remembrance is kept accurately, secure, and virus free. The remnant will have their names recorded there, the globalists will not.
Malachi 3, “Behold, I send My messenger,
And he will prepare the way before Me.
And Yahweh, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, He is coming,”
Says Yahweh of hosts.
2 “But who can endure the day of His coming?
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to Yahweh
An offering in righteousness.
4 “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem
Will be pleasant to Yahweh,
As in the days of old,
As in former years.
5 And I will come near you for judgment;
I will be a swift witness
Against (witches here, drug sorcerers in the Book of Revelation) sorcerers,
Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans,
And against those who turn away an alien—
Because they do not fear Me,”
Says Yahweh of hosts.
6 “For I am Yahweh, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
7 Yet from the days of your fathers
You have gone away from My ordinances
And have not kept them.
Return to Me, and I will return to you,”
Says Yahweh of hosts.
“But you said,
‘In what way shall we return?’
8 “Will a man rob Yahweh?
Yet you have robbed Me!
But you say,
‘In what way have we robbed You?’
In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse,
For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says Yahweh of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
Says Yahweh of hosts;
12 And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be a delightful land,”
Says Yahweh of hosts.
13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,”
“Yet you say,
‘What have we spoken against You?’
14 You have said,
‘It is useless to serve Yahweh;
What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before Yahweh of hosts?
15 So now we call the proud blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up (Obama administration, GOProud homosexual movement, etc.);
They even tempt Yahweh and go free.’”
16 Then those who feared Yahweh spoke to one another,
And Yahweh listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear Yahweh
And who meditate on His name.
17 “They shall be Mine,” says Yahweh of hosts,
“On the (resurrection, rapture, judgment, jubilee) day that I make them My jewels.
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
18 Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves Yahweh
And one who does not serve Him.”
Believe it or not, Malachi 3 is a Second Coming, end time Scripture. Contrary to what many Christians may believe, Yahweh only has ONE Covenant of Faith, an ancient covenant that was renewed or reaffirmed in the blood of Yeshua. Yahweh is ONE. Yeshua and the Father are ONE. Their covenant is ONE, and it has always been implemented by grace through faith in the Creator’s Sacrifice. Of course, Yeshua is the final ultimate perfect Sacrifice. The only law nailed to the Execution Stake of Yeshua was the oral law, or traditions of ancient and modern Pharisees. The Royal Law known as the 10 Commandments are eternal Laws that can never be repealed or replaced by anyone’s replacement theology, though they have desperately been trying to do just that for two thousand years. Yeshua summed up in two Great Commandments, love Yahweh and love your neighbor as yourself, even that is impossible to do apart from the Holy Spirit. The 613 laws of Moses were fulfilled by Yeshua, that’s WHY His Sacrifice was accepted by the Father, because He fulfilled all righteousness. Anyone foolish enough to try to walk out those 613 rules deserves to be deceived by religious demons. Yeshua FILLED FULL the 613 laws of Moses so you don’t have to pretend to be religious and try to work your way into the Kingdom. Just love Yahweh and your neighbors, even if you can’t stand the sight of them. When I tell people I’m Messianic, it’s in the sense that I’m now grafted into the natural cultivated olive tree, biblical Israel, the family of Yahweh. Yahweh delivered me back in ’03 from the babylonish sun-god worship of the Roman Catholic Church, including all her daughter churches. Have you noticed how many of those daughter churches are climbing back over the Reformation fence and rejoining the Harlot Church of Mystery Babylon? It ain’t pretty, but it is prophetic. So, open your Bible to that page between Malachi and Matthew and rip it out, it says something like “New Testament”, it doesn’t belong in the Canon of Scripture, that’s a tradition of men.
Now turn in your Book of the Covenant to Romans 11, “I say then, has Yahweh cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. (Thanks Yahweh, that’s pretty convenient.) 2Yahweh has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with Yahweh against Israel, saying, 3“Yahweh, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? 4But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant (the church, the body of Yeshua) according to the election of grace. 6And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. (You CANNOT get into the Kingdom of Yahweh by works of righteousness, your best works are bloody tampons before Yahweh, Isaiah 64:6.)
7What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 8Just as it is written:
“Yahweh has given them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes that they should not see
And ears that they should not hear,
To this very day. (Right up to the 21st century!)”
9And David says:
“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
A stumbling block and a recompense to them.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see,
And bow down their back always.”
11I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!
13For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 14if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. 15For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
16For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root (the Hebrew Yeshua) is holy, so are the branches (biblical Israel). 17And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, 18do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the (Hebrew) root, but the (Hebrew) root supports you. (Listen up, replacement theologians!!)
19You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” 20Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. 21For if Yahweh did not spare the natural branches (biblical Israel), He may not spare you either. (Sorry, once saved always saved dudes, I didn’t say that, the Holy Spirit did.) 22Therefore consider the goodness and severity of Yahweh: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. 23And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for Yahweh is able to graft them in again (born again again). 24For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated (Hebrew) olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own (Hebrew) olive tree?
25For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. (This phrase is similar to the times of the Gentiles, Luke 21:24; Dan. 8:13, Ezek. 30:3) 26And so (in this way, or in like manner, i.e., by grace through faith in Yeshua) all Israel will be saved (This DOES NOT mean all modern Jews or Israelis will be saved.), as it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins. (by grace through faith in Yeshua. See Ephesians 2:4-10.)”
28Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of Yahweh are irrevocable. 30For as you were once disobedient to Yahweh, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, 31even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. 32For Yahweh has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
33Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of Yahweh! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
34 “For who has known the mind of Yahweh?
Or who has become His counselor?”
35 “Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
36For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”
Gene Benjamin II
February 19, 2011 CE