RAPTURE – PART VIII
End Time Roles of the Godhead
While meditating on the Rapture, which I look forward to with my whole heart, Yahweh keeps revealing bits of truth to me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I want to know Him and His ways more than life itself. Let’s go back to Zechariah 14 again, verses 3-4, “Then Yahweh will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
Making a very large valley;
Half of the mountain shall move toward the north
And half of it toward the south.”
Look Who’s feet touch the Mount of Olives, YAHWEH’S feet touch down and split the mountain! But wait a minute, I thought that according to Acts 1:11-12, YESHUA’S feet touch down onto the Mount of Olives, “who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Yeshua, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” 12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey.” Yeshua will come down just like He went up, but since Yahweh is the Father and Yeshua is the Son, Who is coming back to earth to marry His bride, Yahweh may be revealing that there are different ROLES for the Godhead at the end of time.
Think back to a Jewish marriage/espousal/wedding/celebration. After the espousal ceremony, the Son goes home to prepare a home for His new Bride. It is the Father who sends the Son back to His bride’s home to gather His bride and bring her to His Father’s house for the consummation of the marriage. That is the picture of the Rapture we believe and see in John 14:1-4, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in Yahweh, believe also in Me. 2In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
But look again at Acts 1:11-12, it does not literally say it will be Yeshua Who touches down on the Mount of Olives, while Zechariah 14:3-4 SPECIFICALLY states that it is Yahweh the Father Who lands on the Mount of Olives and splits the mountain in two. YESHUA IS STILL SITTING ON THE THRONE IN HEAVEN, while Yahweh His Father is making Yeshua’s enemies Yeshua’s footstool on earth, according to Hebrews 10:12-13, “But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of Yahweh, 13from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.” It’s all in the timing and separation of ROLES of the Godhead!! Yahweh’s return to earth will be announced with trumpets on a future Feast of Trumpets, and will be visible to all the earth! All Heaven may be opened at that time for earthlings to see right into Heaven. Yahweh comes back to earth on the Yom Kippur after that Feast of Trumpets and crushes the nations who have tried to destroy Jerusalem and divide His land. The ultimate plan is to move Heaven to Earth. Look what Yahweh does in Israel and Jerusalem in Zech. 14:10-11, “All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be raised up and inhabited in her place from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. 11The people shall dwell in it; and no longer shall there be utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.” Notice what Yahweh does for Yeshua, while Yeshua is still in the Heavenlies, He makes Yeshua’s enemies His footstool and makes Jerusalem a level plain, a place where Yeshua can bring our 2,000 years-in-the-making mansions down to for settling His bride in Israel for the Millennial Reign! Whoa, that’s heavy stuff. It may take about 5 days for Yahweh to crush all the nations of earth, do the Jerusalem excavating and landscaping, and make Jerusalem a SAFE place for Yeshua and His Bride to reside for the next 1,000 years. That means of course that Yeshua comes to earth, with His raptured Bride, on the Feast of Tabernacles for the wedding ceremony and marriage supper of the Lamb and then the 7-day wedding celebration and feast, according to Jewish custom and tradition!!
If you believe that the Wrath of Yahweh begins being poured out at the middle of the 7-year tribulation, with the opening of the 7 seals, which is what is taught in Revelation and elsewhere, then Yeshua must rapture His Bride either before the 7 years begins, or at least before the last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation begins. With a separation of the ROLES of the Godhead, the Rapture can happen at a Feast of Shavuot, or at a Feast of Trumpets, before the Great Tribulation begins. But remember, at the rapture, we may not go any higher than the lower atmosphere, so we can be with Yeshua forever, like Paul teaches, but we will also be able to watch Yahweh the Father crush our enemies and prepare Jerusalem and Israel for SAFE habitation.
Though we constantly pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we know that Jerusalem and Israel will not know peace and safety UNTIL Yahweh crushes Yeshua’s enemies and makes them His footstool. At this moment in the end times, Israel is BOMBARDED WITH MISSILES ON A DAILY BASIS. This is what convinces me that the Armageddon taught in Ezekiel 38 refers to the Armageddon at the end of the 1,000-year reign of Yahweh/Yeshua on earth. Israelites, you and me, cannot dwell SAFELY and PEACEABLY in Israel until after the Zech. 14 crushing takes place on Judgment Day. Verses 8-12, “After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. [That CANNOT be talking about the Israel of October, 2012 CE!!] 9You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
10‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “On that day [the Devil makes his plan on Judgment Day, but he cannot execute the plan for 1,000 years!!] it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’ [That CANNOT be talking about the Israel of October, 2012 CE!!] —12to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.”
The Scriptures teach that there are at least SEVEN Mighty Ones in the Godhead, only 3 of them being specifically revealed in written Scripture. But if you give each of them separate ROLES in the end times, Yahweh can accomplish all the seemingly contradictory, conflicting, and even confusing events of the end times in perfect harmony with written prophetic Scripture!! His awesome and holy greatness just makes me want to slap my hand over my mouth and fall on my face as a dead man in vision. The next big revealing will be at Yeshua’s Second Advent, the Father’s full unveiling may not occur until the end of the Millennium, when He judges the dead. Revelation 1:1, “The Revelation of Yeshua Messiah, which Yahweh gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place.”
Hallelujah!! Come Master Yeshua.
Gene Benjamin II
October 2, 2012 CE