Our Daily Drink – 7-13-10
Today’s Scripture is found in Jeremiah 17, beginning in verses 5-8, “Thus says Yahweh: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from Yahweh. 6For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited. 7“Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh, And whose hope is Yahweh. 8For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” If you’ve been watching the news at all, you know we are preparing for war. When we take out Iran, that should trigger the final seven years of tribulation for the saints. We are not to look forward to the day of doom, but we do look forward to Messiah’s return. Yahweh is our hope today and forever. We can and must only trust in Him. Man’s failed governments and systems are about to fail for the last time, so if you are trusting in man, in humanism, to save you out of the destruction that is coming, you are cursed. But we are not the cursed, we are the blessed of Yahweh, because we trust only in Him. He is our strong arm of salvation, He is our strong arm of deliverance. No one else can redeem you in this final hour during the great battle between Satan and Yahweh. As they duke it out in their last battles here on earth, we are going to be witness to events on earth and in the heavens that have never been seen before. Keep your spiritual eyes open, as well as watch and pray as prophecy unfolds before us. Yahweh is about to bring all of mankind, His family as well as the heathen, to their knees before Him. You will acknowledge Him as King of Kings and Master of all Masters, either in faith and trust, or out of the faith, but you will acknowledge Him. He has chosen us to choose Him, and the choice will be made more and more clear as earth and its beast systems rise and then crumble before our eyes.
Yeshua said in His end-time prophecy of Matthew 24:4b, “Take heed that no one deceives you.” Well, look who deceives us first and foremost in 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 own heart deceives us and would lead us to destruction, unless we turn our heart over to our Creator. It’s only through His Holy Spirit that you will be able to discern good from evil, right from wrong, in this end-time scenario playing out on the stage of human life today. Don’t ever think that you can’t be deceived. Adam and Eve were perfect and Yahweh allowed them to be deceived by the slippery silver-tongued serpent. We’ve fallen a long ways from that first family tree, so it’s time to walk very very humbly with our God.
It’s time now to repent and turn wholeheartedly to Yahweh through His Son, Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach. He is our blessing, we are His blessing. He is our Living Water, we are His living cup to be poured out for all mankind to drink from. Verses 12-13, “A glorious high throne from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary. 13O Yahweh, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. “Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken Yahweh, The fountain of living waters.”” As He pours us out, He fills us back up. It’s our living fountain of life and truth that will flow eternally from His throne. It’s time to dive in, the water is deep, the river is wide, but it’s so refreshing to your soul! Share this living water with your family, friends, and neighbors today.
Yahweh is trying to warn America and all of humanity, before His dark and terrible Day. It’s His Day of doom and gloom, not mine. I’m trying not to look forward to the messy destruction that’s coming, I’m trying to look beyond that, to the Day of Yeshua’s return, our redemption that draws nigh. But we are going to go through what’s coming. Verses 17-18, “Do not be a terror to me; You are my hope in the day of doom. 18Let them be ashamed who persecute me, But do not let me be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, But do not let me be dismayed. Bring on them the day of doom, And destroy them with double destruction!” May our persecutors feel the persecution of Yahweh. Do you recall where we’ve heard about this double destruction before? That’s right, the destruction of Mystery Babylon, Revelation 18:4-8, “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and Yahweh has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is Sovereign Yahweh who judges her.” This Mystery Babylon is the religious government known in the world today as the Roman Catholic Church. This beastly religious entity has persecuted the saints for about 1,700 years, and is about to severely persecute us again. Watch for Sunday laws to be implemented in the United States again, as they were in our early history. If you don’t believe the Catholic Church has the power in this country to pass legislation like this, research the National Health Care Bill; the Bishops of Rome pushed that legislation through, and at the same time made sure that abortion would not be funded with our tax money. What they did was illegal and unconstitutional, but they did it, and they will do it again, soon. If they are going to lobby the U.S. Congress, at least revoke their tax-exempt status as a Church in America!!
It’s not my idea to keep bringing up this Sabbath thing, but Yahweh keeps connecting Sabbath-keeping with the end-times. Jer. 17:19-27, “Thus Yahweh said to me: “Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, 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, you kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, who enter by these gates. 21Thus says Yahweh: “Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22nor carry a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do any work, but hallow the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23But they did not obey nor incline their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear nor receive instruction. 24“And it shall be, if you heed Me carefully,” says Yahweh, “to bring no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work in it, 25then shall enter the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, accompanied by the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city shall remain forever. 26And they shall come from the cities of Judah and from the places around Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin and from the lowland, from the mountains and from the South, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, bringing sacrifices of praise to the house of Yahweh. 27“But if you will not heed Me to hallow the Sabbath day, such as not carrying a burden when entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.”’” Please don’t get hung up on what you perceive as the legalities of observing the Sabbath. Just notice that it is important to Yahweh, it’s His command, it’s His day that He has given to us as a gift. It’s a special day to spend time with the lover of our soul. It is a sign of the covenant between Yahweh and His people. Just a couple days ago, He gave us Ezekiel 20:20, “hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am Yahweh your Mighty One.” I’m not hammering on you about the Sabbath, Yahweh is hammering on all of us. It’s time to choose who we are going to worship; that is the final exam of the great tribulation. The proud mark of the beastly Roman Catholic Church is Sunday worship. The sign Yahweh wants to place on your heart is the Sabbath Day, keep it holy, set apart unto Him. Pray for your Catholic family and friends, that they would know Yeshua, the only true Messiah, and that they would “come out of her, my people.”
Bless each of you in Yeshua,
Gene Benjamin II
Isaiah 58:11, “Yahweh will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”