KINDLING THE COMING FIRE
KINDLING THE COMING FIRE
The Book of Jeremiah is an end time book of prophecy. Historically, Jeremiah prophesied warning and judgment during the last 40 years of the Kingdom of Judah, until its destruction by Babylon in 587 BCE. But Jeremiah was also speaking warning and judgment to us, the last generation at the end of time. Jeremiah 23:20 HRB “The anger of Yahweh shall not turn back until He has executed, and until He has set up the purposes of His heart. In latter days you shall understand it perfectly.” Jeremiah 30:24 HRB “The glow of the anger of Yahweh will not turn back until He has executed, and until He has established the purposes of His heart. In latter days you will understand it.” Jeremiah 49:39 HRB “But it shall happen in the latter days; I will turn back the captivity of Elam [conquered by Assyrians, then Persians, now is southern Iran], declares Yahweh.” Jeremiah 5:31 HRB “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their hands; and My people love it so. And what will you do at the end of it?” Jeremiah 12:4 HRB “Until when shall the land mourn, and the plant of every field wither from the evil of those who dwell in it? The beasts and the birds are swept away[was Jeremiah reading or writing our news headlines?], because they said, He will not see our last end.” Jeremiah 25:33 HRB “And the slain of Yahweh shall be at that day [Judgment Day language] from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be mourned, nor gathered, nor buried; they shall be as dung on the face of the earth.” Jeremiah 48:47 HRB “But I will restore the prisoners of Moab in the end of the days, declares Yahweh. So far is the judgment of Moab.” Jeremiah 31:17 HRB “And there is hope for you in the end time, says Yahweh, that your sons will come again to their own territory.” You have hope today in Yeshua only. Our short term hope is to see Yeshua enthroned in Jerusalem, running this world according to Yahweh’s Law, His government being full of peace, order, and justice. Our long term hope is to see Ezekiel 28:18 fulfilled, “By the host of your [Satan’s] iniquities, by the iniquity of your [Satan’s] trade, you have defiled your [Satan’s] holy places. So I [Yahweh] brought a fire from your [Satan’s] midst and it shall devour you [Satan], and I will give you [Satan] for ashes on the earth in the sight of all who see you [Satan].” Walking in the fiery fullness of the Holy Spirit is wonderful, but it’s still disappointing to watch Satan destroying my friends, family, neighbors, community, and nation. But his time is about up. He will be arrested and imprisoned upon Yeshua’s return to earth. But his final justice will not be fulfilled for another 1,000 years. Rev 20:10 HRB “And the Devil [Satan] leading them astray was thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were. And they were tormented day and night for ages to ages.” From Ezekiel 28:18, we see that the Lake of Fire will be kindled in the very bowels of Satan himself. Yahweh is going to use Satan as the kindling for the Lake of Fire!! Ha ha ha, hee hee hee, heh heh heh! The final joke will be on the Devil himself! LOL, ROTFL, LMAO!
Since the beginning of time, humans have been trampling on Yahweh, on Yah’s Way, and on Yahweh’s Word. Yahweh is about done turning His other cheek for us to slap. Moses taught us many years ago how important the Sabbath is. Exodus 31:13-17 HRB “And you speak to the sons of Israel, charging them, only My Sabbaths you shall keep; for it is a sign between Me and you for your generation; to know that I am Yahweh your sanctifier. 14And you shall keep the Sabbath, for it is holy for you; the profaners of it shall sure be executed; for everyone doing work in it, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of his people. 15Work may be done six days, and on the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to Yahweh; everyone doing work on the Sabbath day surely shall be put to death. 16And the sons of Israel shall guard the Sabbath, to observe and do the Sabbath for their generations; it is a never ending covenant. 17It is a sign forever between Me and the sons of Israel; for in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.” Jeremiah continued this theme, with a promise, Jeremiah 17:19-25 HRB “So said Yahweh to me, Go and stand in the gate of the sons of the people, that by which the kings of Judah come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem. 20And say to them, Hear the Word of Yahweh, kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the residents of Jerusalem who enter in by these gates. 21So says Yahweh, Take heed for the sake of your lives, and do not carry a burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem. 22And do not carry a burden from your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do any work, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your fathers. 23But they did not obey nor bow down their ear, but they made their neck stiff, not to hear, nor to receive instruction. 24And it shall be, if you carefully listen to me, says Yahweh, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but keep the Sabbath day holy, to do no work in it, 25even kings and rulers sitting on the throne of David shall enter into the gates of this city, riding on chariots and on horses, they and their rulers, the men of Judah, and those living in Jerusalem. And this city will be inhabited forever.” Yeshua will be sitting on the eternal throne of David, not Satan. Luke 1:32 HRB “This One will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. And Yahweh Elohim will give Him the throne of His father David.”
Observing Sabbath to the best of our ability brings blessing to us from the Heavenly Kingdom. Isaiah 58:13-14 HRB “If you turn your foot away because of the Sabbath, from doing what you please on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, to the holiness of Yahweh, glorified; and shall glorify Him, to the holiness of not doing your own ways, from finding your own pleasure or speaking your own words; 14then you shall delight yourself in Yahweh. And I will cause you to ride on the heights of the earth, and make you eat with the inheritance of your father Jacob. For the mouth of Yahweh has spoken.” If Yahweh’s people will delight in Yahweh and His Shabbat, folks will come from all over to celebrate and give thanks in Jerusalem, forever!! Jeremiah 17:26 HRB “And they will come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the Shephelah, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and grain offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving to the house of Yahweh.” But by continuing to break the Fourth Commandment we will bring down the judgment of Yahweh upon us. Jeremiah 17:27 HRB “But if you will not listen to Me to keep the Sabbath day holy, and to not carry a burden and enter at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in her gates. And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem; yea, it shall not be put out.” Friends, this is no ordinary fire in the gates of the Holy City! This will be an everlasting fire of eternal judgment. Mat 25:41 HRB “Then He will also say to those on His left, Go away from Me, cursed ones, into the everlasting fire having been prepared for the Devil and his cherubs.” This fire is none other than the Lake of Fire!!Revelation 19:20 “And the beast was seized, and with this one the false prophet doing signs before it, by which he led astray those having received the mark of the beast, and those worshiping its image. The two were thrown alive into the Lake of Fire burning with brimstone.” Revelation 20:10 “And the Devil leading them astray was thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were. And they were tormented day and night for ages to ages.” Revelation 20:14 “And death and the grave were thrown into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.” Revelation 20:15 “And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.”
Breaking the Law of Yahweh on just one point, like the Sabbath, qualifies us as sinners for eternal death in the Lake of Fire. We must all repent, turn from our sin and turn to Yeshua HaMashiach for salvation, and then begin to follow Torah as best we can. You are called to choose. Choose to have your sins blotted out, so your name won’t be blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life! Believer, you have a better chance of being martyred during the upcoming Tribulation, than you do of being raptured. Physical death is ok, you’ll get over it when you’re resurrected. But permanent second death, spiritual death in the Lake of Fire for eternity, you never get over that. I’ve yet to hear one pre-trib rapturist tell me how you can be raptured/resurrected at the “last” trumpet BEFORE any of the end time trumpets even begin!?!?! Paul was pretty specific when he said the last trumpet in 1 Corinthians 15:52 HRB “In a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.” That Greek word for “last” is Strong’s #G2078, eschatos, from which we get our English word eschatology, the study of the end time. Pre-tribulation rapture folks support an oxymoron with this belief of being raptured at the last trumpet, before the first trumpet has been blown!! Like I said, we all need to repent of many things, and get ready for the Tribulation now, during the beginning of birth pangs. If we are not the final generation, then certainly our children and grandchildren are.
Since we’re talking about the end of time, let’s take a look at a scene from the end of the Great Tribulation, Revelation 11:14-19 HRB “The second woe passed. And, behold, the third woe is coming quickly. 15And the seventh cherub trumpeted. And there were great rumblings of thunder saying, The kingdoms of this world have became our Elohim’s, even of His Messiah; and He shall reign forever and ever. 16And the twenty four elders sitting before Yahweh on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped Yahweh, 17saying, We thank You, Yahweh Elohim Almighty, the One who is, and who was, and who is coming, because You took Your great power and reigned. 18And the nations were full of wrath; and Your wrath came, and the time of the judging of the dead, and to give the reward to Your servants, to the prophets, and to the saints, and to the ones fearing Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those destroying the earth. 19And the sanctuary of Yahweh in Heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His sanctuary, and lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and a great hailstorm occurred.” The very Holy of Holies in Heaven opens up and we see the Ark of Yahweh’s Covenant with mankind. Do you remember what Moses put into that Ark? Deuteronomy 10:1-5 HRB “At that time Yahweh said to me, Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to Me, into the mountain, and you shall make for yourself an ark of wood; 2and I shall write on the tablets the words which were on the first tablets, which you have broken, and you shall place them in the ark.3And I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut out two tablets of stone like the first, and went up into the mountain; and the two tablets were in my hand. 4And He wrote on the tablets according to the writing, the Ten Words, which Yahweh had spoken to you in the mountain, out of the midst of the fire [fire of Yahweh’s holy presence] in the day of the assembly. And Yahweh gave them to me, 5and I turned and came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the ark which I had made. And they are there, as Yahweh commanded me.” As I recall, Moses also put a golden jar of manna and Aaron’s rod in the Ark, according to Hebrews 9:4. Now I want you to take in this scene in heaven, which occurs about 2,000 AFTER Messiah’s crucifixion, 2,000 years into the grace dispensation. Why is the bloody cross, or a copy of it, not in the Ark? Why is there not a quote from Ephesians 2:8-9 in the Ark or hanging on the wall of the Holy of Holies? Why has Yahweh and Yeshua held onto the original Ark for all these thousands of years? BECAUSE IT CONTAINS THE ETERNAL MORAL LAW OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS WITH WHICH YESHUA WILL REIGN ON EARTH FOR 1,000 YEARS AND ON INTO GLORIOUS ETERNITY!! Why is the Law of Yahweh opened up and revealed on Judgment Day, and not the wonderful doctrine of Grace, or the blood of Messiah? Because ALL the demands of the Law of Yahweh must be met, and that includes JUSTICE. Judgment Day at the end of the Great Tribulation is the beginning of meeting the demands of Yahweh’s Law of Justice. Yahweh will not get final JUSTICE from His Law until about 1,000 years from now, when the Devil, and ALL SIN AND SINNERS are finally cast into the Lake of Fire! Then there will be lasting peace in the eternal Kingdom. We may go on vacation for awhile once Yeshua returns to earth, but Yahweh will not get eternal rest until the end of the Millennial reign of Yeshua.
Yeshua is more than ready to return to earth and sit upon His rightful Throne of David in Jerusalem. Unfortunately for humans, He has to bring a whole lot of judgment upon this planet before he can actually do it. But His Kingdom of Righteous Law will be established on earth, as it is in Heaven. And guess what? It’s a Kingdom of Family Law and Government. Get used to it, because His Government brings real and lasting blessing to its citizens. You’ll like it.
Gene Benjamin II
October 18, 2013 CE