Gene Benjamin II
Finishing the Mystery
FINISHING THE MYSTERY
Trumpets 5, 6, and 7 are Woes 1, 2, and 3.
Revelation 8:13, “And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!””
Revelation 10:7, “but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of Yahweh would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”
Revelation 11:15, “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Master and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!””
1 Corinthians 15:42-56, “So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
46However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Master from heaven. 48As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of Yahweh; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to Yahweh, who gives us the victory through our Master Yeshua HaMashiach.”
The context of 1 Corinthians 15 is the resurrection of the physically dead in Messiah. Notice which trumpet accompanies this resurrection, it is the last trumpet, which we know from Revelation is the 7th trumpet, the third woe of judgment on the earth. Folks, this trumpet is sounded in the last year of the seven year tribulation, not before the first year. The mystery that John speaks of being finished in Revelation 10, is the same mystery Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 15. The saints inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh, all the saints receive all of their inheritance. It is the great Jubilee Day that Yeshua brings with Him when He returns to earth to set up His Kingdom on earth with all the saints who will then be transformed into their incorruptible bodies.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep (in physical death), lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so Yahweh will bring with Him those who sleep (are dead) in Yeshua. 15For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Master will by no means precede those who are asleep (dead). 16For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Yahweh. And the (physically) dead in Messiah will rise first. 17Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Master. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
Paul is talking about the same issue in 1 Thessalonians 4 that he was speaking about in 1 Corinthians 15, Resurrection Day. Resurrection Day for the saints is Judgment Day for the world. Jubilee Day for the saints is Judgment Day for the world. Rapture Day for the saints is Judgment Day for the world. Yeshua’s Second Coming is Judgment Day for the world. Verse 17 is one of the foundational verses used to support the “Rapture Theory”. There is no biblical support for a pre-tribulation rapture of the saints. All these events happen on the same day, the Day of Yahweh, Judgment Day. The trumpet of Yahweh in verse 16 above is the seventh trumpet of Revelation 8:13, 10:7, and 11:15. I am unaware of any other trumpet sounding after the seventh trumpet, which Paul calls the Last Trumpet in 1 Corinthians 15:52. Please let it soak into your precious hearts and minds that the “Rapture Theory” is barely a 200-year old heresy. The early church fathers, including Paul and the rest of the Apostles, knew nothing of a pre-tribulation rapture of the Church. There are scriptures that tell of the Church fleeing to a place of safety during the toughest days of the tribulation, but that may prove to be a hiding place on earth in the Holy Spirit. Revelation 12:5-6, “She 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.” Notice who went to heaven, Yeshua, not you and me. The Church goes into the wilderness for protection during the nastiest days of Judgment, the final 1260 days, not before the Tribulation. Revelation 12 sounds like something the Church does, not Yeshua. FLEE!
Yeshua speaks of this fleeing in Matthew 24:16. Notice the context, the abomination of desolation is standing on the holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Folks, that happens about 1 nanosecond before Yeshua returns to destroy the Antichrist. Matthew 24:29-31, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
Dear friends, please notice that this trumpet Yeshua speaks of in verse 31 is AFTER the tribulation, AT the second coming of Yeshua, not a pre-tribulation trumpet or rapture. It is the last trumpet, the seventh trumpet. This gathering of the saints is again the same resurrection that Paul spoke of.
The mystery that Yahweh wants to finish is the giving of the inheritance that He has been promising to all His saints for 6,000 years! No saint in all of human and biblical history has yet received the promises that Yahweh has made to us. We are about to receive our inheritance, our reward. His Word is at stake! His honor and integrity are at stake! His glory is at stake! Will Yahweh keep His Word to all His saints?? Yes, of course He will, but have you read Hebrews 11 lately? Verse 1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Our faith is the catalyst that will see us through the tribulation unto the second coming of our Master Yeshua. Verse 6, “6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Yahweh must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Keep believing to the end; Yeshua said those that endure to the end will be saved. No one on this planet, dead or alive, is saved yet. Verse 10, “for he (Abraham) waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is Yahweh.” The New Jerusalem is our inheritance, wait in faith, it will show up with Yeshua’s coming Kingdom. Verses 13-14, “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.” No saint has yet received THE promise from Yahweh. We have not yet received our incorruptible eternal never-dying reward. Keep believing for a little while longer. Verse 16, “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore Yahweh is not ashamed to be called their Mighty One, for He has prepared a city for them.” Yeshua said He had to go away to prepare a place for us, the believing saints. Hold on, the mystery is about to be revealed. Verses 35-40, “Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented—38of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. 39And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40Yahweh having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.”
When Yeshua returns to earth, Yahweh is going to make all saints from all ages perfect, complete, consummated. We will be fulfilled along with prophecy. This is the consummation of the ages, Yahweh is wrapping up human history as we know it. When you get your incorruptible body that will never be able to die, ever, you can then rejoice and receive all that Yahweh has for you for all eternity. Yeshua and Yahweh are coming to earth to tabernacle with us in a beautiful, rather large, ziggurat called the New Jerusalem. Living forever with Yeshua and Yahweh, in their very presence, is our reward, our inheritance. We will see Him as He is, face to face, like no one has ever done in all our miserable history. When Yeshua was crucified, the curtain into the Holy of Holies in the Temple was rent top to bottom, revealing the way into Yahweh’s presence for all mankind. In the second coming scenario, the curtain to the heavenly Temple Holy of Holies will be thrown back, so all remaining humans can see Yahweh Himself. But this won’t happen until the end, at the 7th trumpet. Revelation 11:19a, “Then the temple of Yahweh was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple.” You just don’t want to miss this! Very soon you will be able to climb right up onto your Heavenly Father’s lap! He wants us with Him as His children! When will all this happen? When Yeshua receives His Kingdom in His judgment, which includes us, His children, as His inheritance, then you will receive your inheritance, eternal life in an incorruptible body.
Notice that Noah had to build himself an ark. The Church must flee into the wilderness. The three Hebrew boys were tossed into the seven-times hotter furnace, before they got to see Yeshua. Yeshua saved them IN the furnace, NOT from the furnace and not before they got thrown into it. The children of Israel had to cross the Red Sea, or they would have been destroyed. Joshua and the boys had to cross the Jordan River, before they could receive the Promised Land. We must go through the tribulation before we receive the ultimate mysterious promise, the Kingdom of Yahweh.
The little book of Daniel is open for all to eat. Daniel received the vision of chapter 7 in 577 BCE, the first year of Belshazzar, son of the then insane (7 years insane, by the way) Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel 7:18; 21-22; 27, “But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever. . . 21“I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. . . 27Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
The time is coming to finish the mystery. We believers will receive the Kingdom. Don’t miss it. Daniel 7:25c, “Then the saints shall be given into his (Antichrist’s) hand for a time and times and half a time.” We’re going to get the Kingdom, but it looks like we are NOT going to be raptured, at least during a 3 ½ year period of the tribulation. I believe this 3 ½ years is the last 3 ½ years of a seven year tribulation, mid-trib rapture folks like to believe this is the first half of the seven-year tribulation. I think we have already discovered that we receive the kingdom at the end of the tribulation. Do you think monotheistic Hebrew Daniel got a headache when he saw Yeshua, the Son of Yahweh, being judged in the presence of Yahweh the Father? Hmm. He says He was grieved and troubled. Study Daniel 7 for yourself and settle these things in your own heart. You only get the Kingdom because of who Yeshua is and what He has done for you. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of Yahweh. 11And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Master Yeshua and by the Spirit of our Mighty One.” Galatians 5:19-21, “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh.” If you have not already turned to Yeshua in repentance and faith, I encourage you to do so immediately. Warning, rough road ahead for a few years until Yeshua returns.
Just in time,
Gene Benjamin II
March 22, 2011 CE