Gene Benjamin II
Sorrow on the Sea
Sorrow on the Sea
Isaiah 34:1-10 HRB “Nations, come near to hear; and peoples, listen! Let the earth hear, and its fullness, the world and all its offspring. 2For the wrath of Yahovah is on all the nations, and fury on all their army; He has devoted them; He gave them to slaughter. 3And their slain shall be thrown out; and the stench from their carcasses shall go up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 4And all the host of the heavens shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together like a scroll. Then all their host shall droop, as a leaf drooping from the vine, and as the drooping from a fig tree. 5For My sword is drenched in the heavens. Behold, it shall come down on Edom [south central and southwest Jordan], and on the people of My curse, for judgment. 6A sword is to Yahovah; it is filled with blood; it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For Yahovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah [ancient city in the area of modern Jordan], and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7And wild oxen shall come down with them, and bulls [bull calves] with strong bulls; and their land is drenched with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. 8For the day of vengeance is to Yahovah [Judgment Day], the year of repayments for Zion’s cause [This is a direct reference to Yahovah’s Shemitah year of release. Judgment Day will most likely be at the end of a 49th year (7th seven-year sabbatical cycle), so the next year, when Yeshua returns to earth, will be a Jubilee Year!!]. 9And its torrents [streams] shall be turned to pitch, and its dust to brimstone; and its land shall become burning pitch. 10It shall not be put out night or day; its smoke shall go up forever. From generation to generation, it shall lie waste; no one shall pass through it forever and forever.”
Notice Yahovah is describing a crushing defeat of an Islamic army, with the result being burning oil fields, forever. The entire Arabian peninsula is one giant oil field, by the Red Sea. Would that not make a great natural place for the Lake of Fire?
Revelation 18:18-19 “and cried out, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What other is like the great city? 19And they threw dust on their heads, and cried out, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe! Woe to the great city, by which all those having ships in the sea were rich [from the oil business!!], from her costliness, because in one hour she was ruined.”
Many prophecy teachers and websites state that America is Mystery Babylon. But I ask you, which area of the world has a custom of throwing dust on their heads when in mourning? Is that a Western custom, or an Eastern custom? Maybe Mystery Babylon is not America. Maybe its the Middle Eastern Islamic nations.
Isaiah 13:1-18 WoY “The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. 2Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. 4The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: Yahovah of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. 5They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even Yahovah, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 6Howl ye; for the day of Yahovah [Judgment Day] is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: 8And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames [napalm, nukes?]. 9Behold, the day of Yahovah cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of Yahovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. 14And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land [There’s going to be more than just Palestinian refugees!!]. 15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. 16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. 17Behold, I will stir up the Medes [Iraqis] against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. 19And Babylon [Babylon is in modern Iraq, Mystery Babylon may be the Arabian peninsula nations], beautiful of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when Elohim overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah [were destroyed by fire and brimstone from Heaven]. 20It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there [this is NOT an American campout]; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. 21But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. 22And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.”
Where do modern Arabians pitch their tents? In America or Saudi Arabia in the Middle East? Mystery Babylon may be none other than the Middle Eastern Islamic nations, especially those of the Arabian peninsula.
Jeremiah 49:1-39 WoY “Concerning the Ammonites [Jordan], thus saith Yahovah; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad [tribal inheritance east of the Jordan River, in modern Jordan], and his people dwell in his cities? 2Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahovah, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah [possibly Amman, Jordan] of the Ammonites [Jordan]; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith Yahovah. 3Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah [in Jordan], gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together. 4Why dost thou boast thyself in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? 5Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Sovereign Yahovah of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth. 6And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon [Jordan], saith Yahovah. 7Concerning Edom [southwest Jordan], thus saith Yahovah of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman [city of ancient Edom, in modern Jordan]? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished? 8Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan [nation south of Edom]; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him. 9If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? If thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough. 10But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbors, and he is not. 11Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me. 12For thus saith Yahovah; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. 13For I have sworn by myself, saith Yahovah, that Bozrah [city in ancient Edom] shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. 14I have heard a rumor from Yahovah, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle. 15For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men. 16Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Yahovah. 17Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. 18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith Yahovah, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. 19Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan [River] against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? 20Therefore hear the counsel of Yahovah, that he hath taken against Edom [southwest Jordan]; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman [city of ancient Edom, in modern country of Jordan]: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them. 21The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red Sea [Saudi Arabia’s western border, Mystery Babylon is NOT America]. 22Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah [city in ancient Edom]: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. 23Concerning Damascus [in Syria]. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. 24Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy. 26Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith Yahovah of hosts. 27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad [See Isaiah 17:1]. 28Concerning Kedar [land in northeast Egypt], and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor [central Arabia], which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith Yahovah; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 29Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side. 30Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith Yahovah; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you. 31Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation [clearly speaking of Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth], that dwelleth without care, saith Yahovah, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone. 32And their camels [when you see camels, do you think of America or Saudi Arabia?] shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith Yahovah. 33And Hazor [central Arabia] shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. 34The word of Yahovah that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam [Iran] in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35Thus saith Yahovah of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. 36And upon Elam [Iran] will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven [compare Rev. 7:1], and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. 37For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith Yahovah; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38And I will set my throne in Elam [Iran] [the base of the New Jerusalem ziggurat will be about 1,500 miles square, see Rev. 21:16, that should reach to Iran.], and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith Yahovah. 39But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith Yahovah.”
The Islamic State’s coming Caliphate may be the Beast system of Revelation, who else beheads people today? Who else has a military, political, and religious system all-in-one nation? Mystery Babylon may be the Islamic nations of the Arabian peninsula. Yahovah is coming to settle the score between Jacob and Esau, the Edomites, modern Muslims.
Isaiah 21:1-17 “The burden of the desert of the sea [this is NOT America]: As storms in the Negev [southern Israel] pass, it comes from the desert from a terrifying land [Saudi Arabia?]. 2A harsh vision is revealed to me; the deceiver betrays, and the plunderer plunders. Go up, O Elam [Iran]! Besiege, O Media [northern Iraq]! I have caused all her sighing to cease. 3Because of this my loins are filled with pain; pangs have taken hold on me like the pangs of a travailing woman. I am bowed from hearing; I am troubled from seeing. 4My heart wanders; terror overwhelms me; He has made the twilight of my pleasure into a fear. 5Arrange the table; watch in the watchtower; eat, drink; rise up, rulers, and anoint the shield. 6For so Yahovah has said to me: Go, set a watchman; he will declare what he sees. 7And he sees a chariot, a couple of horsemen; a chariot of a donkey; a chariot of a camel [Saudi Arabia, NOT America]; and let him give ear attentively, very attentively. 8And he cried, A lion! [See Rev. 5:5] Yahovah, I always stand on my watchtower by day; and I am stationed at my post all the nights. 9And, behold, here comes a chariot of a man, a pair of horses. And he answered and said, Babylon [Arabian peninsula, or Saudi Arabia] has fallen, has fallen! [Compare Revelation 18:1-2, John quotes Isaiah 21:9!!] And He has smashed the graven images of her gods to the earth. 10Oh my threshing, and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard of Yahovah of Hosts, the Divine One of Israel, I have told to you. 11The burden of Dumah [in Arabia]: He calls to me out of Seir [southwest Jordan], Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12The watchman says, The morning comes, and also night. If you would inquire, inquire. Come! Return! 13The burden of Arabia [notice, this does NOT say the burden of America]: You shall stay in the forest of Arabia, travelers of Dedanites [northwest Saudi Arabia]. 14The people of the land of Tema [in Arabia] bring water to him who is thirsty; they went to meet the fugitive with his bread. 15For they fled from before swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the press of battle. 16For so Yahovah has said to me, Within a year, as the years of a hireling [See Deut. 15:12, the next Jewish Shemitah year begins sundown Sept. 24, 2014 AD, and ends at sundown, Sept. 13, 2015 AD. Watch for major changes in your world.], all the glory of Kedar [northeast Egypt] shall be ended, 17and the rest of the number of the archers, the warriors of the sons of Kedar, shall be few. For Yahovah Divine One of Israel has spoken.”
Friends, from the Scripture passages above, there is no doubt that the Mystery Babylon of Revelation is Saudi Arabia, or the Arabian peninsula nations. Basically, the heart of Islam. There is coming sorrow on the sea of humanity, as well as for those dwelling by the Red Sea. These passages in Isaiah and Jeremiah speak plainly of the desert Ismaelites and Edomites. The final battle between Jacob and Esau is about to explode upon the world. The Edomites lose, Yahovah’s chosen people win.
For some keen insight as to where the system of Islam came from, watch Jim Staley’s End of the Age, Part 2 teaching at: http://youtu.be/URzJlSIb124 You may be shocked to find out that the roots of Islam are not Catholicism, as so many claim, but actually from Hinduism!! Hinduism is Satan’s evil counterfeit religion that has influenced much of our modern world. Why do you think people today love their pets more than they love people? That’s straight from the Hindu belief system, which is idolatry.
If this coming Shemitah year does not usher in the beginning of the seven year tribulation, then we are more than likely within one more seven year sabbatical cycle of seeing the end of human history as we know it. Yahovah has held back His wrath for all these millennium, waiting patiently for humans to get saved by believing in His Son Yeshua HaMashiach. His years of patience are coming to an end. Did you notice how many times the Scriptures above speak of Yahovah’s wrath and anger? I didn’t write that, He did, thousands of years ago. Yahovah’s cup of wrath is about full, then it will be poured out on wicked mankind, just like the Book of Revelation describes. Please, I beg you, REPENT today, turn from your wicked ways, turn to Yahovah, Creator of everything. Believe in the Master Yeshua HaMashiach today for the salvation of your soul. Sorrow is coming upon the earth, but only for a short time. After Yeshua returns and clears the earth of all evil and wicked people, we will walk in His glorious presence forever! It is the day after the Day of Judgment that we are looking forward to. Hope to see you there.
Gene Benjamin II
September 14, 2014 AD