The Last Chance Dirt Clod
The Last Chance Dirt Clod
I don’t know how to say it folks, but this new walk with Yahweh continues to blow my carnal mind and humble my human spirit. I just spent (invested? exchanged? wasted?) the last two months of my little life working at an industrial ceramic plant in Colorado, for a pittance, I might add. I may not have wasted my time, but I was wasted physically by the time I quit. I had to quit; I just could not handle the physical labor required. Gettin’ old I guess. Have you ever tried to work a press with your hands tethered? They said it was for safety, but I think it was for humiliation and intimidation. Anyway, I couldn’t handle that either; I haven’t been made that angry in a long long time. Good grief, I would have done better if they had blindfolded me. It wasn’t until AFTER I quit, while I was whining to Yahweh about what to do now, and what the heck that was all about, that He gave me visionary understanding of what I had been handling, ceramic clay. I guess He considers my whine a prayer, because He just dumped the vision on me. You know how it is, when you’re humbled and ready to receive, then He downloads to fill you up. It always happens like that, why is that? It’s His way. You have to get your face right down in the dirt to see up to Heaven.
Ok, ya’ll a little personal history is in order. I grew up around the cornfields of Iowa. We used to play in those fields right after the farmers plowed. We built all kinds of things in those fields, especially dirt clod forts. The older boys took all kinds of things into those forts, like mattresses, chairs and stuff. The farmers would get really ticked off when they ran over our forts, but hey, what could they do? We were kids, right? We were practicing for our day in Vietnam. We played war all the time, morning, noon, and night. What I’m trying to tell you is that I know a dirt clod when I see one. You could throw them like a snowball, but they hurt a lot worse. That ceramic clay at the plant sure looked like dirt to me. It looked and felt like dirt and my lungs are half full of ceramic dust, just like the wind-blown dust in Iowa, different color, same pain. But if we called the ceramic mix dirt, we got in trouble. Ok, so we’re talking about ceramic mix, or earth, dirt. Good ole natural earth parts. You know what else, men have been making ceramic clay items for thousands of years, and after my short experience in the industry, things haven’t changed much. Dirt is still dirt, the making is still very labor intensive, and the kilns are still seven times hotter than hell.
All right, let’s now take a look at some biblical history. Sit back, close your eyes, and think back to the Babylonian Empire in the days when co-regent King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first Temple in Jerusalem and took Daniel and his three Hebrew buds to Babylon in 606 BCE. Daniel chapter 2 tells us that young King Nebu had a bad dream in the second year of his reign, 604 BCE on my timeline. Here’s the story as Daniel penned it about 2,613 years ago, “1Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him. 2Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. 3And the king said to them, “I have had a dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the dream.” (Yahweh kept Nebu’s dream from him for Yahweh’s own glory! Pretty cool, unless your nickname is Nebby.)
4Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.” 5The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap. 6However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.” 7They answered again and said, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will give its interpretation.” (Religious pagans are a little thick upstairs, don’t you think?) 8The king answered and said, “I know for certain that you would gain time, because you see that my decision is firm: 9if you do not make known the dream to me, there is only one decree for you! For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can give me its interpretation.” 10The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean. 11It is a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except the gods (mighty ones), whose dwelling is not with flesh.” 12For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave the command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them. 14Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon; 15he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, “Why is the decree from the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel. 16So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18that they might seek mercies from the Mighty One of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the Mighty One of heaven.
20Daniel answered and said:
“Blessed be the name of Yahweh forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
23 “I thank You and praise You,
O Mighty One of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”
24Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation.” 25Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a man of the captives of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.” 26The king answered and said to Daniel (his Hebrew name means “God is judge” or “God’s judge.”), whose name was Belteshazzar (his Babylonian name means, “protect the king’s life.”), “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?”
27Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. 28But there is a Mighty One in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. (People, you know we’re living in the latter days today, so Nebu’s dream may have something for us to know.) Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: 29As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. 30But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart. 31“You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. 32This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay (Strong’s # 2635, meaning a clod. I told you I recognize a dirt, I mean clay, clod when I see one). 34You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay (# 2635), and broke them in pieces. 35Then the iron, the clay (# 2635), the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. (So which is more powerful, iron, clay, or stone?) 36“This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. 37You, O king, are a king of kings. For the Mighty One of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; 38and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all—you are this head of gold. 39But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. 40And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 41Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay (# 2635), and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic (Strong’s # 2917, interchangeable word for clay.) clay (# 2635). 42And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay (# 2635), so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.” From my brief experience, nothing mixes with ceramic clay, not bits of our rubber gloves, strings from the burlap bags, or steel screws or shavings falling off a press. Nothing seems to mix with ceramic clay. The ceramic part loses its strength and the other material loses its strength. If a ceramic part were fired with foreign matter intermingled in it, the ceramic part would come out with pits or holes in it. This is a very fascinating vision Yahweh has given Nebu.
43As you saw iron mixed with ceramic (# 2917) clay (# 2635), they will mingle with the seed (relax, Strong’s # 2234 – posterity or descendants, NOT # 2233 – semen) of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44And in the days of these kings the Mighty One of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people (including the firstborn nations of Ishmael); it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great Mighty One has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”
A note to you Scripture scholars, the Hebrew words for ceramic and clay (dirt clod) are only used in Daniel 2, nowhere else in the Book. That should cause a red flag to pop up in the gray matter. Notice the mingling of the descendants of the iron empire with the descendants of the ceramic clay kingdom. This mingling is happening in our time, this day, the time of the end. The lost ten tribes of Israel have populated the British Empire and the Americas. The iron is representative of the western nations, like U.S. and Great Britain, and the ceramic clay is representative of the Islamic nations, like Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. Look at our silly foreign policy, trying to mix a western democratic culture with a mid-eastern tribal culture. Yahweh knew they would never be strong together, because they cannot be mixed together. Iraq and Afghanistan will never adhere to a democratic form of government. Trying to force our democratic culture onto their tribal culture will never be successful folks. The descendants of Isaac and the descendants of Ishmael will never mix together in any globalist’s blender. And guess what? Letting that Islamic tribull Ishmaelite culture into the West has weakened our western culture also. While we daily pray for their salvation, they pray for our deaths. Who is more faithful in their daily oblations? Hmmm. Will either culture survive the commingling? Hmm. Some physical materials just don’t mix, some cultures just don’t mix.
And look who settles the family feud! Yeshua, the Chief Cornerstone, the Rock cut out without hands has to crush both cultures to stop the bloodshed. Remember the phrase “America was great because she was good?” America is no longer good, that is why she will be destroyed. The Ishmaelites are the firstborn of Abraham, but they are illegitimate children, wild asses of humanity (Gen. 16:12), Yahweh said. They are not the children of promise. The promise falls to Isaac and his descendants. The crusades, the Gulf War, the present conflicts are simply brotherly birthright battles over the Promised Land. Our Big Brother Yeshua will soon step in to stop the fight. Yeshua has to destroy the firstborn (Remember the Egyptian firstborn at the beginning of the Exodus in Moses’ lifetime? Ishmael was half Egyptian.) in order for the legitimate children of promise to inherit the promises and the Promised Land!!! It will happen people, so you need to prepare your children and grandchildren for what is coming upon the face of the whole earth. Our generation is going to watch billions of people die as Yahweh wraps up sin-filled human history. Yahweh made a pledge before the foundation of the world. He promised our ancestors an inheritance. He made the payment at the cross to pay for our inheritance. But payday is coming at Judgment Day. It must needs be.
Daniel 2 ties directly in with the prophecy in Daniel 8:1-8, and verses 20-21. We are going to help Yahweh kick Ishmael’s butt, but Yahweh kicks ours afterwards. By the looks of it in Daniel 2:35 and 44, Islamic Ishmaelites are wiped from the face of the earth. The wind of Daniel 2:35 is the same wind as that of Daniel 8:8. The four kingdoms that replace Great Britain/America will be New World Order nations. That’s judgment day folks, or at least the beginnings of it. We need to continue to pray for the cursed children of Ishmael and Isaac’s children of promise, of which I hope you are one, as He is One. Ishmael means “Yahweh hears”, and Genesis 21:20 shows that Yahweh loves them, but they will never inherit the Promised Land. Only one Son inherits the Promised Land and the Kingdom, that is very clear in Daniel2:35 and 44. Daniel’s dreams and visions were sealed up until the time of the end. Well, that time is now, so the knowledge of Daniel’s visions is increasing. Look with your eyes, see with your spirit, and understand with your heart what is happening in our world. The prophecy scrolls are rolling out before us.
The Stone which the builders rejected is coming soon. Stay tuned to Him. Watch Jerusalem daily and pray for her peace always. Daniel’s dreams will soon become our nightmares. You were born for such a time as this. The next few years are not going to be pretty, but it turns out gloriously in the end for Yahweh’s Royal family. All you have to do is make sure you’re in the family of Yahweh.
Happy New Year!! Watch for Falling Rock! (That’s still one of my favorite road signs of the times!)
Gene Benjamin II