Yahweh Owns It – Yahweh Divides It
YAHWEH OWNS IT – YAHWEH DIVIDES IT
Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning the Mighty Ones (Yahweh and Yeshua) created the heavens and the earth.” (emphasis mine throughout)
Psalm 24:1-2, “The earth is Yahweh’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. 2For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.”
Leviticus 25:23, “The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.”
Yahweh owns the earth and the Land of Israel by right of creation. He has the right and the power to give it to whomever He wishes.
Ezekiel 47:13-23, “Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “These are the borders by which you shall divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions. 14You shall inherit it equally with one another; for I raised My hand in an oath to give it to your fathers, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance.
15“This shall be the border of the land on the north: from the Great (Mediterranean) Sea, by the road to Hethlon, as one goes to Zedad, 16Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim (which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath), to Hazar Hatticon (which is on the border of Hauran). 17Thus the boundary shall be from the Sea to Hazar enan, the border of Damascus; and as for the north, northward, it is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.
18“On the east side you shall mark out the border from between Hauran and Damascus, and between Gilead and the land of Israel, along the Jordan, and along the eastern side of the sea. This is the east side.
19“The south side, toward the South, shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribah by Kadesh, along the brook to the Great Sea. This is the south side, toward the South.
20“The west side shall be the Great (Mediterranean) Sea, from the southern boundary until one comes to a point opposite Hamath. This is the west side.
21“Thus you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22It shall be that you will divide it by lot as an inheritance for yourselves, and for the strangers who dwell among you and who bear children among you. They shall be to you as native-born among the children of Israel; they shall have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23And it shall be that in whatever tribe the stranger dwells, there you shall give him his inheritance,” says Sovereign Yahweh.”
Ezekiel 48, “Now these are the names of the tribes: From the northern border along the road to Hethlon at the entrance of Hamath, to Hazar enan, the border of Damascus northward, in the direction of Hamath, there shall be one section for Dan from its east to its west side; 2by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west, one section for Asher; 3by the border of Asher, from the east side to the west, one section for Naphtali; 4by the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, one section for Manasseh; 5by the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, one section for Ephraim; 6by the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, one section for Reuben; 7by the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west, one section for Judah; 8by the border of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be the district which you shall set apart, twenty-five thousand cubits in width, and in length the same as one of the other portions, from the east side to the west, with the sanctuary in the center.
9“The district that you shall set apart for Yahweh shall be twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width. 10To these—to the priests—the holy district shall belong: on the north twenty-five thousand cubits in length, on the west ten thousand in width, on the east ten thousand in width, and on the south twenty-five thousand in length. The sanctuary of Yahweh shall be in the center. 11It shall be for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. 12And this district of land that is set apart shall be to them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.
13“Opposite the border of the priests, the Levites shall have an area twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width; its entire length shall be twenty-five thousand and its width ten thousand. 14And they shall not sell or exchange any of it; they may not alienate this best part of the land, for it is holy to Yahweh.
15“The five thousand cubits in width that remain, along the edge of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for general use by the city, for dwellings and common-land; and the city shall be in the center. 16These shall be its measurements: the north side four thousand five hundred cubits, the south side four thousand five hundred, the east side four thousand five hundred, and the west side four thousand five hundred. 17The common-land of the city shall be: to the north two hundred and fifty cubits, to the south two hundred and fifty, to the east two hundred and fifty, and to the west two hundred and fifty. 18The rest of the length, alongside the district of the holy section, shall be ten thousand cubits to the east and ten thousand to the west. It shall be adjacent to the district of the holy section, and its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19The workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it. 20The entire district shall be twenty-five thousand cubits by twenty-five thousand cubits, foursquare. You shall set apart the holy district with the property of the city.
21“The rest shall belong to the prince (the leader of the Kingdom of Israel, past, present, and future), on one side and on the other of the holy district and of the city’s property, next to the twenty-five thousand cubits of the holy district as far as the eastern border, and westward next to the twenty-five thousand as far as the western border, adjacent to the tribal portions; it shall belong to the prince. It shall be the holy district, and the sanctuary of the temple shall be in the center. 22Moreover, apart from the possession of the Levites and the possession of the city which are in the midst of what belongs to the prince, the area between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall belong to the prince.
23“As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side to the west, Benjamin shall have one section; 24by the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, Simeon shall have one section; 25by the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west, Issachar shall have one section; 26by the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west, Zebulun shall have one section; 27by the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, Gad shall have one section; 28by the border of Gad, on the south side, toward the South, the border shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribah by Kadesh, along the brook to the Great Sea. 29This is the land which you shall divide by lot as an inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions,” says Sovereign Yahweh.
30“These are the exits of the city. On the north side, measuring four thousand five hundred cubits 31(the gates of the city shall be named after the tribes of Israel), the three gates northward: one gate for Reuben, one gate for Judah, and one gate for Levi; 32on the east side, four thousand five hundred cubits, three gates: one gate for Joseph, one gate for Benjamin, and one gate for Dan; 33on the south side, measuring four thousand five hundred cubits, three gates: one gate for Simeon, one gate for Issachar, and one gate for Zebulun; 34on the west side, four thousand five hundred cubits with their three gates: one gate for Gad, one gate for Asher, and one gate for Naphtali. 35All the way around shall be eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city from that day shall be: YAHWEH IS THERE.”
Ezekiel 36:3-5, “therefore prophesy, and say, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Because they made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you are taken up by the lips of talkers and slandered by the people”—4therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of Sovereign Yahweh! Thus says Sovereign Yahweh to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, the valleys, the desolate wastes, and the cities that have been forsaken, which became plunder and mockery to the rest of the nations all around—5therefore thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.”’”
Yahweh owns the Land of Israel, which includes all the old borders described in the Scriptures, NOT the modern State of Israel borders, and certainly NOT the pre-1967 borders. Notice that in Ezekiel 47 and 48, not one parcel of land was allotted to an Ishmaelite, not one parcel of land was allotted to an Arab, not one parcel was given to a single Muslim. Ezekiel received these instructions 1,200 years before Islam existed!! Notice that Yahweh made room for those strangers who wish to live in peace among the Israelites; they can actually receive an inheritance within the borders of Israel! Did you know that the Arabs, the Muslims, as citizens of the modern State of Israel, experience the most freedom of any Muslims in the entire world? Yahweh made a way for Muslims to reside in Israel, but not if they are going to terrorize and harass Israeli citizens. Israel’s enemies will be crushed, but that is not the thrust of this post.
What I want you to understand today is that no human, or human civil government, on the face of this planet is authorized to divide up Israel, let alone the City of Jerusalem, except Israelis. When any nation, including the United States of America, tries to divide up Israel or Jerusalem, that nation commits national suicide. Men write books documenting how that each time America makes a decision against Israel, we receive almost immediate punishment by Yahweh, usually through natural disasters. There are no coincidences in life. Yahweh watches over His people and His property. He is the only Owner, all humans are tenants.
Zechariah 12, “The burden of the word of Yahweh against Israel. Thus says Yahweh, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. 4In that day,” says Yahweh, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Yahweh of hosts, their Mighty One.’ 6In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.
7“Yahweh will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. 8In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like the Almighty, like the Angel of Yahweh before them. 9It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced (end time reference to Israel recognizing Yeshua). Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. 11In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.”
I fully believe that if America, or any nation on earth who is currently opposing Israel, were to repent of their actions and turn back to Yahweh and His commandments, we could be saved. BUT, do you see any hint of any repentance in America? Hollywood continues to mock Yahweh, Yeshua, and all of Christianity. Our politicians continue to make foolish decisions regarding Israel. We continue to abort our future. We allow homosexuals to run our government and churches. The media cut Yahweh out of everything, including the Pledge of Allegiance. I see no evidence that America, or any other nation on earth, is anywhere near a spirit of repentance. Humans hate Yahweh and His ways. Unless Yahweh drags us into His Kingdom, no one makes it. John 6:43, “Yeshua therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. 44No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws (Greek: drags) him; and I will raise him up at the last day.”” Without the grace of Yahweh, no man enters into His Kingdom. The United Nations of this world are running headlong away from Yahweh, not to Yahweh.
The decisions America makes over the next couple months could have eternal implications for many of its citizens. The Scriptural evidence indicates that America will not survive the tribulation period. Revelation 18 describes America’s prophesied judgment and demise. Verse 21b, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon (America) shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.” That is a sad prophecy for the former greatest nation in human history. The Scriptures are true and the only way this will not come to pass is for America to repent, from the greatest person, to the least man in the gutter. The Scriptures cannot be broken, so you tell me what are America’s chances for survival.
I told you before that all merchant vessels coming into New York Harbor see the water tower for the city of BABYLON, New York. When America burns, will that be the anchor from where the seaman of Revelation 18:17-18 watch? “For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance 18and cried out when they SAW the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’” (emphasis mine throughout)
The good news is that AFTER all this tragedy and calamity befalls the nations of the earth, Yeshua will return to establish His righteous government, seated on His throne in Jerusalem. The hard part is enduring to that end, but you can do it through the power of the Holy Spirit living inside you!! That health, wealth and prosperity gospel will do you no good in the days ahead, only trust in and obedience to Yahweh and Yeshua will give you enduring power to live through what is coming upon the face of the whole earth. Few there be that find it. . .
Yahweh’s WARNING: don’t poke Him in His eye: Zechariah 2:8-9, “For thus says Yahweh of hosts: “He sent Me (Yeshua, speaking as Yahweh) after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. 9For surely I will shake My hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that Yahweh of hosts has sent Me (Yeshua).”
It’s a thing most holy,
Gene Benjamin II
June 29, 2011 CE